About Badger Hair Shaving Brushes

Why Is It Called Badger Hair?

The French call a shaving brush "blaireau," which is the French term for Badger. There is no word for "shaving brush" in French, because if it's not made from badger hair- it's not a shaving brush.

A high-quality badger hair shaving brush is the single most important component in getting the absolute smoothest shave possible and is often referred to as the must-have shaving


What Makes A Badger Hair Shaving Brush Good?

A shaving brush is made up of the handle and the bristle load. When trying to decide which brush is right for you, consider these three points:

Density- A high density brush will last you longer and give you a better shave. The more dense, the greater the water retention capacity.


Badger Hair Type

In order to obtain the best results from using a Shaving Brush, it's important to fully understand the differences in the grade of bristles that are available. The following are the three best types of badger hair from which to choose from: 

Fine Badger Hair: Best suited for beginners. It offers all the benefits of the badger hair at an affordable price. Fine badger hair is a good quality hair that will soften with time. This brush


Where Does The Shaving Brush Hair Come From?

Not all shaving brushes are created equally. Most professionals come to rely exclusively on brushes made of badger hair. Yes, there are less expensive, synthetic versions available, such as nylon brushes made in India. However, they do not hold a lot of water and tend to fall apart and don't last half as long as the badger hair.

If you want a brush that will give you a great shave and last a long time, but are concerned about


How Badger Hair Shaving Brushes Are Made

4 steps to making handmade badger brushes

  1. The good quality hairs are gathered and cut from the root, and knotted together to create the brush head
  2. The handle is printed by hand one by one
  3. The brush heads are very carefully glued one by one in the brush knot