Vie-Long Horse Hair Shaving Brush, Cream HandleVie-Long
Vie Long brushes are made in Spain and make a great entry-level brush. The loft is made of horsehair that has been brushed off Spanish show horses. Neat eh?
Horsehair brushes are the least expensive of the brushes we carry. The coarse texture is unappealing to some men, but these brushes are ideal for the first time wet-shaver. These are useful with soap because the coarser hair easily agitates the surface of the soap.
Care for Shaving Brushes
A shaving brush is more than just a fancy way to apply shaving cream. In addition to lathering, a brush helps prepare the skin for a shave by lifting hairs and clearing away dead skin. Some prefer a luxuriously soft brush and others something a little “scrubbier”; different types of facial/body hair can benefit from different styles of brushes.
Prior to shaving, a good habit would be to soak your brush in warm water. This will load the brush with heat and soften the bristles, the resulting foam will be rich and warm. Use circular motions to further lather the soap on your skin and take mind not to apply too much pressure as you can bend or even break the hairs.
Once finished shaving, rinse the brush of any left over soap and gently wipe the bristles on a towel to draw out any water hiding inside. If you are prone to shaking a brush dry, grip the base of the bristles to prevent excessive shedding. Store your brush upside-down on an elegant stand so it will dry completely.
A razor and brush should last a lifetime, many razors become family heirlooms and are passed from generation to generation. Things worth having need to be cared for and a smooth shave is worth having.
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