Horse hair shaving brushes are coming back. Horse hair was a perfectly acceptable material for shaving brushes after Badger and Boar brushes became popular after World War I. The selection of horse hair shaving brushes available on the market is relatively low. Shaving Made Better are delighted to bring this stylish wooden horse hair shaving brush to the market.
Horse Hair Shaving Brushes are Animal Friendly
Firstly, horse hair is animal friendly. The hair is taken from the mane or tail of a horse, often as part of the on-going grooming for the animal. The animal is not harmed in any way. By comparison, Badgers and Boars are killed for their hair. If you are anyway inclined to worry about the welfare of animals, Badger and Boar hair are best avoided.
The benefit of horse hair shaving brushes is that the offer many of the same benefits of using a natural material. The brush wont’t hold as much water as a boar or badger brush would, but how often do you read complaints online about how much water a shaving brush can hold! This is a minimal sacrifice. Horse hair shaving brushes are more than capable of creating a luxury foam and applying this to your face. Like with all shaving brushes, the horse shaving brush will gently message the face and lift the beard.
One of the best features of horse hair shaving brushes is that they are cheaper than badger or boar variants. For this reason, they make an excellent first wet shaving brush. You can expect the brush to take slightly longer to break in when compared with badger or boar shaving brushes.