You see it often, in all kinds of colors and materials: the shaving brush. Read here how to use a shaving brush, what you should pay attention to with a new shaving brush and what such a brush is actually good for. In short, everything you need to know. Because believe us, once you switch to a shaving brush, you won't want anything else.
Shaving brush material
There are different types of shaving brushes available, something for everyone: are you going for a brush made of badger hair or synthetic hair? (Or bore bristles? We don't sell these, though.) It's up to you.
Badger hair is soft and pleasant to the skin. It is more expensive than a boar bristle brush, but the quality and comfort are better. This type of hair retains moisture well, allowing you to create full foam.
Synthetic hair, like dash hair, is gentle on the skin and retains moisture well during shaving. This type of hair also dries quickly after use, ideal for those who travel a lot. Because no animal products have been used in these brushes, they are ideal for men with a vegetarian lifestyle and for sensitive skin.
Tip for new shaving brush
If you have purchased a new shaving brush, wash the bristles of the brush with a mild shampoo before using it for the first time. The Barbaric Beard Shampoo is ideal for this. After production, a brush is disinfected and you remove that stuff with a simple wash.
Use shaving brush
Follow these steps for an optimal and close shave with a shaving brush:
1. Cleanse your face
Clean your face and beard before you start shaving. Then rinse your skin and beard well and, for optimal results, pat the areas to be shaved with a warm towel.
2. Make and apply foam
Fill a shaving mug/bowl with lukewarm water and dip the shaving brush in it briefly to moisten the bristles. Not too long, because the hair should not be soaked. Squeeze the excess water from the brush and then rub it over the shaving soap or shaving cream. Beat into a full and creamy foam in a frothing container until it reaches the thickness you like. Now apply the foam to the skin and beard hairs with the shaving brush. Dip the brush again in the warm water and rub it over the foam layer on your skin. Make short, quick strokes in a circular motion and do not press too hard, so that the bristles of the brush can do their work optimally and distribute the foam well.
Use enough shaving foam for a comfortable shave and a smoother shave.
Now that the areas to be shaved have been covered with foam, let it absorb briefly. Then you grab your razor and you can start shaving. You can do this, for example, with a safety razor , read here how to use this type of razor.
4. Rinse clean
After shaving, rinse your razor and brush clean. It is best to clean the brush with warm water after each shave. Clean especially between the hairs, where foam residue can easily accumulate. Then squeeze out the moisture with your hands and then shake the brush towel dry (so no longer soaking wet). Dry the handle with a towel and hang the damp brush with the bristles down in a shaving brush holder. The brush now dries slowly in the air.
| If you want your shaving brush to have a long lifespan, you must maintain the shaving brush properly . |