I really noticed a considerable improvement swapping from a synthetic to a pure badger shaving brush. I've been using it for over two months now and loving it's Sumptuous feeling as I apply the lather to my face.
Badger hair is the preferred material for a shaving brush, it has natural water absorbing capability helping to create a great lather. There are basically four grades of badger hair brushes, but there is no industry standard. This is the lowest grade of pure badger hair however it still leaves other pure and mixed bristle brushes behind due to its quality of hair.
The following are some tips for the newbie to natural hair shaving brushes.
1. It is common for a few hairs from any brush to come out, this usually stops after a month (breaking in period) the knot (resin) of the average shaving brush contains thousands of badger hairs which means that two or three hairs falling out is to be expected from a new brush within the breaking in period and really is a very small percentage.
2. Another reason hairs may come out is if the water is too hot, this can damage the hairs so Soak the brush in warm water for about a minute or so, any thing less than a minute and the hairs may be too dry and can break especialy when new.
3. Rinse out thoroughly after use and hang to dry in an open space.
4. Wash the new shaving brush with a shampoo, preferably an animal shampoo before use, this will help you break in the new brush, and help remove any new brush smell, it's also recomended to do this twice a year to clean and condition the brush to mprove its longevity.