Shaving Brushes

Our 100% Badger Hair Shaving Brush collection is hand selected to provide you with some of the highest quality shaving brushes on the market.  Using a badger hair shaving brush is essential in achieving a rich, foamy lather prior to your shave.  

Shaving brushes also help by gently exfoliating the skin while lifting and softening the facial hair, providing a closer shave than by applying shaving cream by hand.  Badger hair brushes get under the beard, allowing your shaving products to tenderize and penetrate your skin.

 


Lather & Blade Shaving Brushes

A shaving brush is a small brush that comes with a handle bristles, which is used to apply shaving cream or soap to the face when shaving. The brushes are decorative and come with antique handles that are made from a wide range of materials such as gold and ivory. The bristles are made of synthetic or natural materials hence they are a must have tool for wet shavers. When used appropriately, they gently massage the face and reduce the chance of in-growing hairs. They work by stimulating facial blood supply and enhance the post shave feel.

 

Modern shave brushes are fashioned using different materials including but not limited to nylonsyntheticurethane and plastic. We prefer synthetic made materials because it is resistant to moisture and damage. We also source for shaving brush made of natural products such as wood and exotic materials such as tortoise shell. The handle is meant to enhance the usability of the brush.

Badger hair brushes

At Lather & Blade, we stock a variety of badger hair brushes. The brushes come in a variety of grades. We stock silvertip or super badger, pure badger and best badger. These are the most popular and commonly used shavers that guarantee a clean and closest shave.

Pure Badger

They are made of the underbelly hair of a badger. The hair is soft and comes in a wide range of colors. The most common ones include the silvery sheen, light tan to black. Brushes made from the pure badger hair are stiff, have rough ends and are trimmed to shape.

Best Badger

The brushes have more pliable hairs and consist of 20-25% of the badger’s body. They are lengthy and lighter in color.  This shave brush is more densely filled with hair and is known to produce greater lather.

Super Badger

It is also called silvertip and is one of the shaving brush that is highly graded. In some cases, the brushes are bleached on end to resemble silver tip. This shaving brush performs superbly better than the best bugger brush. To distinguish this brushes from the rest, you may need to look at the bristle tip which is off-white and have grayed white tips.

Silvertip badger

It is the most expensive type of badger hair. It has white natural tips. The brush has greater water retention capacity, a thing that enables it to create a shaving lather quickly. The brushes come with a whiter tip, and the hair under the tip is black and feel slightly firmer and is less prickly. When you buy a silvertip badger from Lather & Blade, you are guaranteed that the brush will last for ten years or even more if proper care is taken. These are brushes that come in distinctive looks, are black and have silver tips. They also have a soft hair that feels incredible and can be used to massage the face as lather is applied.

Other Common Shaving Brushes 

Boar Hair Brush

They are much harder than the badger brush and are less expensive. The brushes must be soaked for a longer time to make them soft. These brushes feel scratchier than any of the badger shaving brush and are the best options for people who want to experiment with wet shaving without spending a fortune. They are ideal for men looking for travel shaving brush and could easily be replaced if they get damaged.

Horse Hair

The hair falls between the boar and badger hair. It is soft and could be the best option for beginners who are interested in affordable but quality brushes.

Note that there are many types of shaving brushes from different manufacturers which produce excellent results. It gives the consumers a wide range of products from which to choose. At Lather & Blade, we stock top quality brushes from different manufacturers from across the world. Some of the products we stock include:

Edwin Jagger

This is a silvertip shaving brush that is of high quality and which is the most sought after brushes on the market. The brushes come in different grades of badger that include super badger shaving brush, silvertip, and best badger shaving brush.

Muhle

It is a silvertip shaving brush are outstanding and are uniquely modeled with handles, which make them the fanciest in the market. 

Omega Boar Shaving Brushes

Omega is a household name when it comes to brushes. It produces quality badger and synthetic brushes that are certainly among the best brushes you can ever get on the market. The brushes are cheap and affordable. 

Parker

This is another great option that is available for anyone interested in handmade brushes. Parker offers quality brushes that come in different styles designed to meet shaver’s preferences. The brushes are ideal for exfoliation, are stiff and bristles. They retain less water and create excellent lather. All the Parker brushes have a drip stand which can be used to store the brush and prolong the brush’s life. The brushes should be rinsed well with clean water to remove the residue. It should then be gently shaken so that it dries before it is hung while facing down in the brush stand. It is one of the tools you need for your routine morning shave.

How to Use a Shaving Brush

When it comes to shaving, proper use of the brushes determines whether you achieve the desired results or not.  It is important to note that the shaving brush does not just help to build lather in the face. It helps to open the pores, exfoliate the skin, raise the facial hair, reduce skin irritation, reduces the cost of shaving and help one to relax. Thus, knowing how to use the brush is important and will help you achieve more.

Here is the correct way to use a shave brush:

Step 1

The first thing you need to do is to fill a cup with warm water and dip the brush in it. Ensure that the entire brush is dipped into the warm water.

Step 2

To get the best results, you should prepare the hair. This can be done by showering so as to help it get soft. It also helps in the lathering process.  

Step 3

This stage entails the process of lathering. All you need to do is take the brush and squeeze it so that the excess water goes away. By just applying a little pressure, it ensures that the brush remains moist and ready for the job.

Step 4

This is where lather is built. You may choose to use a shaving cream or soap. Push your finger at the top of the brush so as to create a cavity in hair and apply a shaving cream. You should then put some cream on the cavity of the brush hair and apply. If you are using soap, swirl it on top of the shaving soap for about 4 to 10 seconds until you get some soap on the brush.

Step 5

Make pumping motions in the bowl to make the shaving cream and water to mix and get incorporated in the lather. Ensure that you pump your motion of shaving so that you can build up the lather.

Step 6

Swirl the brush in the mug or bowl so as to create lather. It should take you 30 to 90 seconds to build a rich lather. Combine swirling and pumping if you want to get the best results.

Step 7

After building lather in the bowl, use the shaving brush to apply it on your face. Ideally, there are two moves you need to make with your brush on the face. It includes swirling and painting the lather on your face. In the meantime, before you apply the lather, ensure that the face is wet and swirl the brush across the face. This should be done without applying too much pressure, and it should be repeated for about 10-15 seconds. This ensures that the lathering is thorough and helps to exfoliate the skin.

Step 8

It is where the shaving brush is used to paint the face. It should be done up and down. This should be done until there is enough lather on the face. It helps to smoothen the face and ensure that you get the closest shave. If your beard is long, it helps to get the facial hair in one particular direction so that it can be cut effortlessly.

Step 9

If you want to get the desired results, it is recommended that you lather the face once more after the first pass with a razor. Just ensure that the lather does not dry as you save. 

Step 10

Once you are through, you should rinse the brush thoroughly. Ensure that no lather is left and that only clean water is running through the hair. You will get better results by swirling the brush in a bowl of clean water. This should be repeated until the brush is clean. Squeeze the excess water and dry it using a towel.

It is important to remember that knowing how to lather with a shave brush while wet shaving is critical. However, you need to learn how to use and maintain the brush. Also, you need to learn more about how to take care of the other wet shaving tools to help you enjoy the shaving adventures.