Caring For Your Shaving Brush

Posted by P Spinelli

A shaving brush is an absolute essential item if you are looking to get the perfect lather for the best shave. You’ve experimented with different brushes and you found the one that’s best for you, now you want to make sure you maintain your investment for as long as possible. But how?

Here are some easy steps to follow to make sure you take proper care of your shaving brush:

Keep your brush clean and well-maintained, this will prevent unwanted germs, shaving cream clumps, and hairs. If your brush is made with real Badger Hair, it can be treated in the same way as human hair. You got it! Shampoo and conditioner. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Use lukewarm water. Hot water can cause the hair to fall out or become over-dried, in the long term it can even melt the glue that keeps the brush and hair together. Therefore avoid using hot water.
  • After you're done shaving, give your brush a good rinse. But try to avoid overly manipulating the bristles.
  • Let it dry naturally. Place brush on a brush holder, hang to air dry.
  • Once a month, give your brush a deep clean. Wash the brush with a bit of shampoo. This will help to remove any residual lather from the bristles and knot. You can also follow it with a bit of conditioner.

If the brush's softness and performance begin to deteriorate, It's time for the major clean up. The best way to clean it is to swirl it in a bowl of 20 percent vinegar and 80 percent water or 2 teaspoons of borax in a cup of water for 30 minutes. We recommend doing it once a month or whenever you feel the need.


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