Shaving brushes have fallen out of favor in the last 30 or 40 years, but now the shaving brush is coming back in style as more and more men are keeping their facial hair in the best shape possible. The brush is actually one of the best things that you can use in order to get a close shave, and you will find that these simple brushes are actually quite handy when it comes to shaving like a man.

The brush actually has a number of purposes, and you will find that using a shaving brush will make shaving a lot easier:

Why a shaving brush?

  • The brush rubs up against your skin and the bristles help to exfoliate the skin. For those that have problems with acne, shaving can often lead to a lot of dead skin cells clogging pores – leading to pimples. By exfoliating the skin, the brush helps to get rid of the dead skin cells – thus leaving your face nice and clean.
  • The brush also helps to clean any debris, dust, or grime off your skin. When you shave, anything on your face will stop your razor from getting a nice close shave. The brush will help to clean your face, leaving nothing between your skin and your razor that would interfere with your shaving.
  • shaving brushThe brush helps to lift any hairs, thus making it possible for you to get a good shave on the first pass. Those that have swirls in their facial hair or the hair under their chin will usually find that they have to pass over those spots repeatedly, because the hair is lying flat on their face. The hair on the cheeks also tends to lie flat, but using the shaving brush lifts the hair and makes it easier to cut.
  • Basically, using a brush is the best way to ensure that your hair is shaved as close to your skin as possible. However, it will also help to stimulate the blood flow to your skin, and will reduce any irritation that may result from shaving. If you want a better shave with less risk of razor burn, a brush is one of the best shaving tools you can use!

Once you experience the closer, smoother shave after using a shaving brush, you may wonder how you got along without it for so long.  Below is a great video on how to select a great brush.  Kudos to Mantic59 for a well put together information video.