In this post I’m going to give you some really helpful advice on how to find the best shaving brush for your specific needs.
There are various popular brands to choose from, Simpson brushes, Rooney or Semogue, however what we are going to do is review the various steps that have to be taken when you are sourcing for the right shaving brush.
Benefits of Having a Great Shaving Brush
We will need to take a closer look at the benefits associated with a shaving brush before we can dive into finding the right one for you.
When you shave you have to evenly distribute the lather or the razor will end up doing some serious damage to your skin.
The problem with poor quality brushes is they leave large globs of lather in some places and no lather at all in other.
When you are shaving you want even distribution of lather or you could end up with razor burn which is something you don’t want to deal with.
In order to protect yourself from razor burn and being ripped off, you should look for shaving brushes that are made with all natural materials and not synthetic.
Selecting the Right Shaving Brush
Now that you know why you should have a great shaving brush you will need to start reviewing the various brands that are currently available on the market.
I recommend you do your shopping online so that you get a vast array of brushes to choose from. If you only dealt with local suppliers then the variety of shaving brushes available would be seriously limited so it would not be in your best interest to deal locally.
Gather the names of all the best brands for shaving brushes and once you have the list in place you can start assessing these brushes one by one.
The initial step is finding out everything you can about the firm that is making the brush, how long have they been in operation?
There are brand new shaving companies opening up each and every day and they are all claiming to be the best out there but that is clearly not true in most cases.
As a rule, you should deal with organizations that have been in operation for more than a year no matter what they are offering. Once you have refined the list of shaving brush manufacturers to those with more than 1-year activity you can move forward with the screening process.
Right Way to Screen Shaving Brush Manufacturers
The preliminary step is visiting the website of the manufacturer and find out what other shaving products they make.
This is a great indicator of how committed the manufacturer is to shave in general. If they produce a significant number of shaving brushes then they are committed to shaving and should have a superior product compared to those who only make one type of shaving product.
After you have figured out which of these manufacturers are serious about making good quality brushes and who is not you should start looking at the individual brushes in more detail.
There are a few questions that need to be addressed when reviewing these shaving brushes.
Does the shaving brush in question use natural or synthetic bristles?
This is a pretty important question because natural bristles tend to work better than synthetic.
Does the shaving brush manufacturer also provide a lather to compliment their brush?
If the shaving brush manufacturer is truly serious about their commitment to a superior shaving experience then they should produce a shaving lather that works in tandem with their shaving brush.
Does the shaving brush manufacturer also recommend a razor that goes with their shaving lather and brushes?
While these questions may seem like overkill it demonstrates just how committed the manufacturer is and whether they are worth your time.
When you have addressed these questions and identified a few reputable shaving brush manufacturers that seem suitable then you can move ahead with the assessment process.
Best Way to Assess Shaving Brushes
Write down the names of all the shaving brushes that are offered by reputable manufacturers.
With this list in place, you can start looking for feedback left by other individuals who are currently using these products.
While reviewing the feedback that was left by these consumers it will give you some insight into the overall effectiveness of the shaving brushes and whether they are suitable for you.
Your work is not done yet, you should look for video reviews uploaded by consumers using these shaving brushes before you set your heart on a specific make and model.
Only when you have completed these steps can you proceed to the very last step which is the price comparison.
The first step is looking at the asking price of the shaving brush and listing all of the merchants that are selling them.
While comparing the prices that are being quoted you also have to note whether the vendor is factoring in the cost to ship the shaving brushes to you or are those costs already factored into your quote.
When you have collected all of the pricing information the next step is to start screening the vendors to determine which one is going to provide you with the best overall shopping experience.
Only when you have addressed all of these steps will you be able to identify the vendor with the best offering.