Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a few weeks getting to know my way around. Great, great site although one can easily get lost in the swirling vortex of acronyms and paraphernalia.
I'm still acquiring my stash of tools and I'm in need of some advice.
I shave in the shower, using hot water, so I'll be face lathering when I make the transition to the DE.
For my first brush, I'm deciding between an EJ Best badger new or an EJ Super Badger used for the same price (~$30). The Super looks great, feels soft, but I'm concerned about it being used. Honestly, my untrained eye's first glance couldn't tell, but with the time I've spent on here and around researching I could see that the "bulb" isn't as high and some of the middle tips bend in.
I'd appreciate any advice, thanks and I look forward to contributing my experiences.
Here's the actual Super:
The Super how it's supposed to look:
My current yet-to-used kit:
Kiss My Face shaving cream
SS Flare-tip (still looking for a stick for the other holster)
Need brush for under $50...so
EJ Best New, EJ Super used, or keep looking?