Shaving Brushes

Shaving Brushes

Whether you prefer a badger brush or synthetic bristles, The Modern Man has identified the shaving brush as a vital part of achieving a quality shave. Forget everything you’ve seen in TV adverts for supermarket razors - applying shaving cream by hand is not the correct method to be using.

Using hands to apply shaving soap has the undesired effect of flattening the stubble hairs, making it harder for the razor blade cut them close, as well as an increased likelihood of causing discomfort or leading to ingrown hairs. This is where a quality shaving brush comes in. By applying your choice of shaving product with a brush, stubble hairs are lifted, allowing for a closer shave. Not only that, but the bristles help soften your skin and remove dead cells, helping to improve comfort and reduce irritation, razor bumps or razor burn. Shaving brushes offer a closer, cleaner, comfier shave - they really are a must have in your grooming kit.

At The Modern Man, we stock exquisite shaving brushes from some of the most prestigious shaving companies in the world - including Edwin Jagger, Merkur and Parker - and new innovations from the latest trendsetters like The Bluebeards Revenge, Men-U and Antiga Barbearia.

The long held tradition in shaving brushes has been making them out of badger hair. Not only do badger hairs provide a distinctive look, with the beautiful contrast of dark and light tones, but they’re soft and absorbent, making for excellent shaves. The hair comes in different grades - Pure Badger, Best Badger, Super Badger and premium quality Silver Tip Badger. A Pure Badger Bristle Shaving Brush is the most readily available hair grade, offering a solid badger brush experience whilst remaining affordable - ideal for someone who is new to wet shaving. Whilst each step up offers an increase in both price and performance, Pure Badger brushes are still a worthy investment. Best Badger feels a little softer, but retains the ability to scrub, providing an excellent middle of the road brush - a real solid performer at a comfortable price. Super Badger hair generally does not require trimming or tapering, meaning the tips of the hairs are softer than lower grade hairs. Super Badger brushes are premium items, for men who want to add a touch of luxury to their shave. Finally, Silvertip - the softest, rarest hair grade. Exquisite quality, never colour treated, and excellent for producing a rich lather; a Silvertip hair shaving brush is top-of-the-range, perfect for the man who requires the very best shaving experience possible.

Synthetic bristles used to not be held in much regard amongst shavers, but with the recent wet shave revolution has come advanced technologies and innovations to the point where synthetic bristles not only compete with badger brushes, but in fact, have significant advantages in some areas. Not only are they cheaper, but they absorb less product, making for a more economic shave, and they also require much less care than high-maintenance badger bristle shaving brush.

No matter what brush you choose, you’re sure to find they help provide a sumptuously smooth shave.

Some of our bestseller shaving brush products include...

MUHLE 21H220 Rytmo Steamed Ash Black Fibre Shaving Brush - MUHLE’s expertise means their synthetic shaving brushes easily rival badger hair. This shaving brush not only creates a rich lather, but acts as an exfoliator on the skin too, for a closer, smooth shave. Features a chrome and ash handle, and will look stunning in any bathroom.

Vulfix Pure Badger Travel Brush 2190 - This Pure Badger shaving brush from Vulfix allows you to treat yourself to a quality shave whilst on your travels. Pure badger hair is high-quality grade, combining softness and performance with excellent value for money.

Edwin Jagger Best Badger Light Horn Shaving Brush Small 9EJ876 - Featuring a horn handle, this Edwin Jagger best badger shaving brush is great for whipping up and applying lather. Presents a fantastic entry into real badger shaving brushes.

Kent Infinity Silvertex Ivory Shaving Brush - A synthetic shaving brush with a super soft feel, very similar to natural Badger bristle. Hollow bristles absorb water easily, providing an alternative to those who prefer not to use a natural bristle brush.

MUHLE 091M89 Traditional Chrome Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush - It doesn’t get much better than this Silvertip shaving brush from MUHLE. Featuring the finest grade of badger hair readily available, this brush provides the ultimate exfoliation to your skin whilst whipping up a rich lather like nothing else.

Edwin Jagger Synthetic Travel Shaving Brush Silver (21M530) - This synthetic fibre travel shaving brush is compact and sturdy, helping you lather up for a classic wet shave whilst you’re on the go.

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Gift Set - The perfect set for a beginner to wet shaving, this elegant shaving set contains a sandalwood cream shaving bowl and a pure badger shaving brush.

Antiga Barbearia de Bairro Gold and Black Shaving Brush - Treat yourself to a real shave with this Super Badger Shaving Brush. Elegantly designed and expertly crafted, this limited edition shaving brush is an essential addition for anyone seeking a truly amazing shave.

Why not check out our range of razors - disposable razors, refills, safety razors, straight razors and double edge razors to go with your new brush? not to mention our variety of post shave and pre-shave skincare must haves! Shaving is something a lot of men do but don't enjoy, turn your facial hair care routine into a positive experience with our shave oil, shave cream, aftershaves, and more.