If you want to enjoy a luxurious wet shave, then using a Double Edge razor, a good shaving soap and the best badger shaving brush you can afford will give you that luxurious, pampered old fashioned barber shop shave.
Keep in mind that even the best badger shaving brush doesn’t have to cost $100.00 or more, but it does need to have dense bristles and be able to hold up well.
In addition, you need to take care of that badger bristle shaving brush by rinsing it after each use and hanging it with the bristles down so that it can properly dry while keeping the bristles from bending.
Always store your badger hair brush with the bristles pointing down to keep it functional for a long time. Storing a shaving brush on its side will likely result in bristles bending or leaning towards the side that it is lying on.
When you store a shave brush standing on its base, it does not allow the bottom of the bristles to completely dry, resulting in loosening the glue holding the knots, and can also result in the bristles starting to mold.
In this review, we will present to you some inexpensive to mid-priced badger shaving brushes that have earned the label “the best.”
Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush
The Escali badger shaving brush is a budget badger hair brush that is made from 100% badger bristles. It gently exfoliates skin, creates a rich lather and is dense enough to bring plenty of water to your face to keep it hydrated while shaving.
This shaving brush is quite simple with an elegant wooden handle. While it does not come with a brush stand, it does fit nicely in the Escali chrome razor and brush stand. The brush is 4 inches in length with 2 inches of that being handle.
Few users have felt that it shreds bristles, however, the majority of people believe that it lathers well, does hold a nice amount of water, feels comfortable in the hand and dries extremely quickly.
Perfecto 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush
The Perfecto 100% badger shaving brush is made of 100% badger bristles and claims to exfoliate the skin. It creates a rich lather with the right type of shaving soap. The brush is 4 inches in length with 2 inches of the brush being the handle.
Many people who have purchased both this brush and the Escali badger shaving brush think that both brushes are made by the same company with just the logo changed. They also do find that this brush does hold onto its bristles quite well, and that it feels balanced in your hand.
Parker Safety Razor Handmade 100% Pure Badger Bristle Shaving Brush with Ebony Handle & Free Stand
The Parker Safety Razor Badger shaving brush is a mid-priced badger bristle brush that makes it onto our list of best badger hair shave brushes. It is extremely attractive and has an elegant look.
It comes with a free functional drip stand and features a handmade large 24mm knot. It is 5 ½ inches long and is extremely soft and dense.
User reviews are extremely good. Several people have stated that when properly taken care of, it can last for several years. Its badger bristles are of a very good quality and it has minimal hair loss.
It retains a good amount of water and creates a good deal of lather when paired with a good quality shave soap. Users also say that the handle has a nice heft to it and the bristles are soft, but not too soft to hold a nice lather.
Finally, several men have stated that this brush is as good as brushes they have tried that cost twice the price.
SimplyBeautiful Basic 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush
The SimplyBeautiful Basic 100% Pure Badger Shaving brush is a budget badger brush that is actually quite attractive given its price. It gently exfoliates skin, and although the handle is black plastic, it looks like ceramic.
Users state that the handle has a nice heft to it and that the bristles are soft and dense. They also like the fact that it has minimal shedding.
However, some people say that it has only lasted for a few months. Still, when you consider its cost, the fact that it does not last for years is not a real problem.
Tweezerman Men’s Shaving Brush
One of the most inexpensive brushes in this review is the Tweezerman shaving brush.
Made of 100% badger bristles and with the ability to exfoliate skin, this brush is quite popular and often gets somewhere above average and good ratings.
Users feel there is a bit of heft to the handle which they like, and they think that the wooden handle is quite attractive. However, some of them say that the handle can chip if not taken good care.
In general, people report that it has lasted them up to 2 years, depending on how well it is cared for and how often they use it.
Taylor of Old Bond Street Pure Badger Shaving Brush and Shave Cream Bowl
This Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving brush is a mid-priced shaving brush that comes in a gift set with 150ml bowl of Sandalwood shave cream.
It is made in England by a prestigious company known for its high quality shaving products.
Users believe that this is somewhat smaller than most other shaving brushes, but its quality more than makes up for its smaller size. The bristles are soft, it creates a good lather, and men find that the included shave cream only enhances their satisfaction of purchasing this product.
Edwin Jagger Best Badger Shaving Brush with Drip Stand (Imitation Ivory)
Another well reputed English company that is known for its high quality shaving products is the Edwin Jagger company. Their Best Badger Shaving Brush with Drip Stand in imitation ivory is a mid-priced shave brush that is of a medium size and weight.
This product gets exceptionally good reviews with users finding it of a high quality. It keeps the face well hydrated while shaving, holds just the right amount of lather and is perfect in size and density. The drip stand, while inexpensive looking, does a nice job of holding the brush properly.
All in all, if you are looking for a luxurious shaving experience without spending an arm and leg on shaving brushes, one of these best badger shaving brushes that range between inexpensive and mid-priced can be ideal for your morning shave.