A badger hair shaving brush Link (EU / UK) is probably the most necessary and important tool in your shaving kit. In this guide we teach you how to properly wield this tool so that you can enjoy a nice clean shave afterwards. After that we go into a more detailed explanation on how to take care of your brush. The first step is to soak your shaving brush together with your razor in hot water. This way the razor is disinfected and warm so that you can make cleaner cuts when shaving. The brush will soak up water to create a nice lather together with a shaving cream or soap. (Whichever you prefer). After a good soak remove the brush from the water and give it a couple of gentle shakes to remove any excessive water. Afterwards take an almond size amount of shaving cream and press it gently into the middle of the brush. Not all the way down but just enough to let the cream stick to the tips of the hair. Afterwards apply directly to the face or make a lather in a shaving bowl.
To properly preserve your most costly tool you need to rinse it thoroughly. Sometimes the lather sinks deep between the hairs of the brush which makes it difficult to clean. Just hold the brush straight up under a running tap and let the water get between all of the hairs. We advice to wash your brush for a minute or so to be assure that it’s properly cleaned. Afterwards shake and squeeze the brush to remove any excess water. If lather is still dripping from the brush it’s advisable to give it another good rinse under the running tap. Make sure the brush has been given the opportunity to properly dry before you put it away.
To make your brush last for a lifetime it’s good to clean it with a vinegar solution once a year. Mix one part of white vinegar together with nine parts of warm water to make your vinegar solution. Soak your brush for around two minutes in the solution to clear it from any shaving residue and other built up shaving products. Afterwards let the brush dry in the open air before putting it away.