Maybe dad didn’t tell you this, but one of the most important steps in shaving is to use a shaving brush made of Badger hair. Badger hair is the only type of hair that will retain water…and warm water is the secret to a great shave!
In order to obtain the best results from using a Badger Hair Shaving Brush, it’s important to fully understand the differences in the grade of bristles that are available.
The following are the two best types of badger hair from which to choose from:
Fine Badger Hair
Best suited for beginners. It offers all the benefits of the badger hair at an affordable price. Fine badger hair is a good quality hair that will soften with time. The hair is soft and elastic when it gets wet and provides the skin with a light exfoliation. It will remain in good condition between 3 to 5 years as long as you take care of it, which mainly means: hanging it upside down!
Silvertip Badger Hair
The must-have grooming tool for the serious shaver. This is the ultimate quality in badger hair. Silvertip badger hair is the softest and the most resistant hair. Silvertip brush heads are hand assembled and should last 15 to 20 years if you take care of it. And it ends up being the best value.
Once you’ve selected your brush, be sure to treat and store it correctly. A high-quality shaving brush can last up to 10 years, as long as it is cared for properly. When using the brush, never apply pressure on the brush. After each shave, be sure to rinse the brush out completely, shake out the excess water, and store the brush with the bristles down to dry in an open space. Some brushes come with a string for proper storing or you can purchase a shaving stand.