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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Default Anybody else prefer cheapo brushes?

    I started with a Vulfix $34.99 badger model from classic.

    I used it about 400 times and decided it was a little floppy and showing some wear. So, I decided to splurge and bought a B&B ebony '06. It ended up being too soft for me, and too big. It just didn't scrub my face the way I like.

    meanwhile, about 350 shaves into my vulfix, I had bought a bodyshop synthetic just on a whim. I threw it into my shaving supply box and kinda forgot about it. It felt weird, and I didn't even get a hankering to try it.

    fast forward to this month, and the body shop synthetic is my favorite by far.

    It's soft and STIFF as could be. It's also nice and lightweight. It even looks cool. $10? yes, please.

  2. #2


    If you've found the perfect brush for yourself your to be congratulated.

    personally, I find synthetics to not hold water and not build lather very good plus I don't like the feel of them. But thats just me.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    New York

    Default The French say it...

    Each to one's own taste.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    My Burma Shave brush ($6) is my favorite and used almost everyday.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Gatorville, Florida


    I use a Burma shave brush daily. No complaints thus far, but I'm contemplating moving up to a badger brush soon.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008


    I like my C&E Travel brush, but I'd like something a little larger and stiffer. However, by stiffer I mean the brush as a whole, not the bristles, so I guess something like a normal brush but with a collar that goes a half inch up the knot so as to force all the bristles into a nice compact bunch. The B&B Essential looks like it'll be about what I want. I like the softness of the tips of the badger hair in the brush I have, but I want the bristles as a whole to stand up a little straighter for better exfoliation.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    NW Illinois

    Default How did you get rid of "dead animal" smell???

    Quote Originally Posted by jimk2000 View Post
    My Burma Shave brush ($6) is my favorite and used almost everyday.
    I just bought a Burma Shave brush and have to say the STENCH of this thing when wet is almost undescribable!! I've shampooed this thing several times, but it still REEKS! Was this your experience as well? How do you get rid of that smell? If it doesn't fade fast, I'm tossing it!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Gillette (Seriously), Wyoming


    I find Proraso works well for a stinky brush. A couple of test lathers should do well.

    I love my Burma Shave brush too and use it daily. There's more I can spend my money on - like aftershaves, and colognes.

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