There is so much to say that it would be possible to write twenty pages on the issue of chosing a shaving brush ... let's go with the simplest things for a start.
Raz*War has been encouraging to "shave differently" for a long time. We have pushed to abandon conventional gels and shaving foams. Their lone argument is expensive yet aggressive TV ads. Any advertising budget won't turn a bad product into a great experience.
Why? Because they contain a series of components that are harmful for the skin (as we consider for example the fact that the bubbles of your shaving cream is made gas propelling the bomb: isobutane) and because these products lack the essential ingredient for a quality shave: water! Plenty of water!
Badgers are mostly boars
To use a soap or shaving cream, you will need the ultimate tool to apply the shaving soap: a shaving brush, also called, inappropriately, a "badger" (they're mostly boars).
This shaving brush will allow you to produce an ideal cream from a shaving soap. Its action will bring heat and moisture that will contribute to the softening of the beard hair. Shaving brush helps applying the created foam and will allow recovery of the bristles, preventing any cut.
Raz*War knows Shaving Brush
There are hundreds of different types of shaving brushes
They differ by (1) the shape of the brush, (2) the fibers composition, (3) the size of the brush, (4) the size of what is called the "node" (to the base brush) and (5) the size of the handle. (1) The form: there are two possible forms Badger: (1) the fan shape ("Fan Type") and (2) the shape bulb ("Bulb Type").
However, shaving brushes have two specific shapes. There is no real evidence to ensure that one brush is better than another: the choice is mainly about aesthetic. At Raz*War, we prefer brushes shaped bulbs. (2) The composition: the criterion of fiber composition is essential. The fibers can be either natural or synthetic. Synthetic fibers are becoming more successful, as I will explain below.
Three types of hairs are used: boar hair, badger hair and, recently, there has been a return of horse hair. The boar bristle brushes, harder ("rough") are ideal for the production of foam from a soap (fiber "rubbing" on the soap) and also contribute to a facial, awakening and stimulating the skin under the hair. It is however difficult to get a good foam (requires some practice). The brush can "contain" little foam and carry less heat.
The badger hair brushes are the most popular. Badger hair is a natural hair that allows maximum water retention. It allows easy production of easy transportation and a foam quality of it (facial shaving bowl) .The foam created will be smooth and chaude.Il are three qualities: (1) the quality " pure ", (2) the" Best Fine Gold "quality and (3) the so-called quality" Silvertip "(" silver tips ") that correspond to areas of the skin where hair come (belly or back, for example) .Some manufacturers still distinguish four sub-levels in quality "Silvertip" but it may be going too far (there are badgers € 1,500!). There is a big difference between the first two quality levels (between "pure" and "Best" or "Fine"), but the difference is not so marked between the two levels.
Synthetic bristle brushes substantially progressing market. And for good reason: they imitate to perfection the natural hair without the inconveniences. For example, many consumers are sensitive (especially in the US) is that for badger hair, it will kill the animal (though too plentiful in China) .A major drawback is the fact that natural fibers degrade (though I know a person who uses the same shaving brush for twenty years) .or they will degrade faster if shaving oil is used (which will deposit on the hair ... as it is deposited on the hair of face). At Raz * War, we love and proselytizing for this shaving oil, then we will prefer synthetic fibers.
The two shaving brushes we offer (on the top of the Travel Mühle) are high quality synthetic fibers. We chose brushes 45 mm in height and with a "node" (see above) 24 mm diameters (above average: allows for many fibers). The handle is easy to use. Two excellent shaving brushes, very aesthetic, that will delight the amateur and expert avisé.Comment bels choose between these two objects?
If you want more information about Synthetic Brushes, you can check the Sharpologist blog to find great articles about it.