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Article: Why Brush Shaving is the Best Way to Achieve a Close Shave

Why Brush Shaving is the Best Way to Achieve a Close Shave

Why Brush Shaving is the Best Way to Achieve a Close Shave

Are you tired of the discomfort and irritation that comes with using disposable razors? Brush shaving may be the solution you've been looking for. This traditional method of shaving offers a closer, smoother shave and can be a luxurious addition to your grooming routine. Learn more about the benefits of brush shaving and why it's worth giving a try.

What is Brush Shaving?

Brush shaving is a traditional method of shaving that involves using a shaving brush to apply shaving cream or soap to the face before shaving with a safety razor or straight razor. The brush helps to create a thick, rich lather that softens the hair and prepares the skin for a close, comfortable shave. Brush shaving has been around for centuries and is still popular among men who want a high-quality, luxurious shaving experience.

man using a shaving brush

Benefits of Brush Shaving.

Brush shaving offers several benefits over other methods of shaving. Firstly, it provides a closer shave, as the brush helps to lift the hairs and create a smoother surface for the razor to glide over. This results in less irritation and fewer ingrown hairs. Additionally, brush shaving is more eco-friendly than disposable razors, as it eliminates the need for plastic cartridges and packaging. Finally, many men find that brush shaving is a more enjoyable and relaxing experience, as it allows them to take their time and focus on the ritual of shaving.

How to Get Started with Brush Shaving.

If you're interested in trying brush shaving, there are a few things you'll need to get started. First, you'll need a shaving brush, which can be made from synthetic or natural materials like badger hair. You can find loads of inspiration browsing our handmade shaving brushes collection.
You'll also need a shaving soap or cream, which is applied to the brush and then lathered onto the face. Finally, you'll need a safety razor or straight razor to actually shave with. 
It may take some practice to get the hang of brush shaving, but many men find that it's worth the effort for the closer, more comfortable shave it provides.

Choosing the Right Brush 

When it comes to brush shaving, choosing the right brush is key.
Synthetic brushes are a good option for those who are vegan or have allergies to animal hair. However, many men prefer natural brushes made from badger hair for their softness and ability to hold water and lather. On our blog you can find a comprehensive guide about what shaving brush knot may be the best for you.
It's important to choose a brush with the right size and shape for your face and shaving style. A larger brush may be better for those with larger hands or who prefer a more luxurious lather, while a smaller brush may be more precise for detailed shaving.

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Wetshaving has a rich and storied history, with its practice dating back hundreds of years. It has been the subject of many films and television shows, with one of the most iconic scenes in recent ...

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