06-11-2013, 07:10 AM
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what brushes are recommended for females?

my lady is looking for one...

I'd assume something with a lot of loft would be more ideal as she'd be using it to lather her legs and such.

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 06-11-2013, 07:19 AM
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  • MickToley
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A higher loft and a long handle should do the trick. You should contact one of the brush makers here for a custom.

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 06-11-2013, 07:20 AM
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  • Johnny
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I think a Kent BK8 would be the ideal brush for the ladies.

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 06-11-2013, 07:24 AM
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  • TRBeck
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BK12

Omega Pro

or perhaps a custom as suggested above

I suppose if you want to drop real coin, the huge Shavemacs might be the ticket, too. Or something like a Vulfix 41.

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 06-11-2013, 07:45 AM
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I had a custom made for my wife that was a hybrid Polo / Harvard style handle out of a pinkish type material. We used a TGN XH Finest and kept the loft higher. However, she prefers my Elite7 handles and even a Muhle Synthetic. YMMV also applies to the ladies I guess. Biggrin

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 06-11-2013, 07:47 AM
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Andrew, i have used a varitey of brushes to lather my legs as i still shave them since i cycle year-round and it gets a bit uncomfortable in the winter time.
The synthetics are very nice to use as they are very soft and build lather quickly and make quite a bit of it. One with a longer loft should be fine. i persistenly use my Frank Shaving 24/53mm synthetic and it works wonderfully.
Also, i am not sure which razor she is using, but the Merkur 23C with its long handle is an incredible shaver!
Good luck to your lady!

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 06-11-2013, 07:56 AM
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Yes, YMMV applies to leg shaving too Biggrin The Omega Professional model is a big brush with a long handle that I do like. I have a custom badger with a long handle too. Does she prefer soaps or creams? That may help narrow the choices. While larger brushes lather more area faster, they can also be hard to use with smaller hands.

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 06-11-2013, 07:57 AM
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  • tsimmns
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My wife swears up and down she will never use a brush and DE razor on her legs, even though I have tried to talk her into it. She does however enjoy watching me shaveBiggrin

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 06-11-2013, 08:03 AM
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 06-11-2013, 08:43 AM
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(06-11-2013, 08:03 AM)Galhatz Wrote: 30mm whippeddog.
http://shavenook.com/thread-let-s-see-th...gs-in-pink

* That is a wonderful brush!

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 06-11-2013, 09:10 AM
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  • TexBilly
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THe QED Silvertip is incredibly soft and would fit the bill. Plenty other choices but that brush is by far the softest in my arsenal.

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 06-11-2013, 10:02 AM
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(06-11-2013, 07:45 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: I had a custom made for my wife that was a hybrid Polo / Harvard style handle out of a pinkish type material. We used a TGN XH Finest and kept the loft higher. However, she prefers my Elite7 handles and even a Muhle Synthetic. YMMV also applies to the ladies I guess. Biggrin

Here's a picture of my wife's brush...

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 06-11-2013, 10:32 AM
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Although I have not tried them, Eshave makes a number of long-handled, modern-styled brushes, and they have a Women's Line that comes in Pink.

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 06-11-2013, 10:35 AM
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  • ben74
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Something soft...

Something with a longer handle, but not too large or heavy...

Something pink... ?

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 06-11-2013, 10:36 AM
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When I make lather for - and lathers - my Better Half, I tend to use my Omega 10048. She think it feels good, and a big brush carries more lather for her legs.

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 06-11-2013, 01:42 PM
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I think something with a bigger knot (to hold more lather) and stiffer bristles (pure or best) would work the best. Legs aren't as sensitive as faces so no need to get something super soft like a silvertip.

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 06-11-2013, 04:32 PM
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I had this one made by Rudy. Its a 22mm TGN finest set at a tad higher loft.

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 06-11-2013, 08:37 PM
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Wow, I'll need to make sure my wife doesn't see that one. She'd love it!

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 06-12-2013, 10:28 AM
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  • Crag
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I don't agree with all the Badger people...Legs are less sensitive than a man's face according to my wife. She enjoyed using my Semogue SOC so much that I bought her one in ash. I plan on painting the Engraving with Valspar in Pink! She says she doesn't have to use the Axe Scrubber anymore since she started using the SOC brush to lather.

She also REALLY likes the way her legs feel after a shave with Boellis Panama 1924! She's been using my stuff...I need to "mis-lable" some of it...lol

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 06-12-2013, 03:08 PM
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(06-12-2013, 10:28 AM)Crag Wrote: I don't agree with all the Badger people...Legs are less sensitive than a man's face according to my wife. She enjoyed using my Semogue SOC so much that I bought her one in ash. I plan on painting the Engraving with Valspar in Pink! She says she doesn't have to use the Axe Scrubber anymore since she started using the SOC brush to lather.

She also REALLY likes the way her legs feel after a shave with Boellis Panama 1924! She's been using my stuff...I need to "mis-lable" some of it...lol

+1 I would think it would feel BETTER to have something scrubbier to use on the legs. A silvertip for leg lathering would be a waste IMO.

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