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Should You Wash a Shaving Brush? (How To Deep Clean & Remove Smells)

A shaving brush is a key tool in a man’s grooming arsenal. There’s no substitution for the creamy lather a brush can whip up. Since it’s used almost every day, how do you keep it clean and in prime condition? Does it require any special care? Wash your shaving brush before the first use and …

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Do Badgers Get Killed for Shaving Brushes? (What About Animal Cruelty)

If you are getting into traditional wet shaving, you have probably already encountered the controversy surrounding animal bristle brushes. You want a nice shaving brush, but do they kill badgers to harvest their bristles? Most badgers are killed in order to harvest their fur. They have long been considered pests in China and hunted for …

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Do You Need a Shaving Bowl & Can You Use Any Bowl With Shaving Soap?

A bowl is a bowl, right? As you progress further and further down the wet shaving path, you may be wondering if you need a dedicated shaving bowl, or if any old bowl can be used with shaving soap. What about a mug? Could that be an option as well? Let’s take a deep dive …

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Do Shaving Brushes Wear Out? (Plus How Long They Should Last!)

Maybe you are shopping for a new brush or simply considering your current model. Before making an investment a moment should be taken to understand the potential lifespan of a shaving brush. A shaving brush can last 10 years or more with proper care. Natural hair brushes, such a badger brushes, can last 10-15 years. …

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Do You Need a Brush for Shaving Soap (What Can You Use Instead?)

Using a brush is the most common way to lather your face when shaving with shaving soap. This is because the brush absorbs the moisture and soap and evenly distributes it into the facial hair. But what if you don’t have one on hand? Is the brush really necessary? A brush is used with shave soap …

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