06-25-2012, 09:31 AM
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As the title says......I need a new brush, and after using synthetic products for a long time, I'm in the market for a natural hair brush.

I have very thick hair, and anything with floppy bristles will not work - I need really stiff bristles. Also, price is an issue - can't be too expensive.

For example: has anyone used this one - http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Acca-Kap..._1235.html?

WCS also has a Kent, but at $60 a pop, that's just too expensive.

I know people in Europe may have a greater variety of such brushes available to them, so let me know if you have any recommendations.

Thanks.

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 06-25-2012, 09:33 AM
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If I wasn't on my phone I would link you, but search ebay for Kent brushes. One seller has manufacturer seconds and a great price. Personally, I bought a cheapo boar bristle hair brush from walmart a month ago and it has been serving me well.

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 06-25-2012, 09:37 AM
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Anthony - I never thought to look at Walmart. I certainly will pay more attention there the next time I pop in.

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 06-25-2012, 09:56 AM
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(06-25-2012, 09:37 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: Anthony - I never thought to look at Walmart. I certainly will pay more attention there the next time I pop in.

I've read that the Walmart ones wear our quickly, but I mines is still like new.

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 06-25-2012, 10:00 AM
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It appears that all the big-box stores carry some boar bristle brushes. At the price (sub $10), I can certainly give one a try, and if it doesn't work out I can pay for something more expensive.

I just hope they're stiff enough.

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 06-25-2012, 12:46 PM
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Kent military boar bristle brush. They come in stiff and soft bristle.

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 06-25-2012, 03:24 PM
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I did a quick Ebay search and didn't find any Kent Seconds, though there were some nice prices on the Military brushes.

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 06-25-2012, 04:20 PM
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 06-25-2012, 04:32 PM
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Thanks, Todd. I don't know why that seller didn't turn up when I did a search.

Aha! My Ebay search settings block stores. Smile

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 06-25-2012, 07:21 PM
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(06-25-2012, 04:20 PM)dontodd Wrote: Check it out: Kentbrushes on ebay.

Thanks for the tip! Ordered a Kent military brush in brown hair.

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 06-25-2012, 07:44 PM
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No problem! I had to go to the Ask Andy About Clothes forum to find it again. I remember having the same frustration with it not turning up in a search.

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 05-02-2017, 09:56 PM
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+1 on the Kent ebay!!!

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 05-02-2017, 10:04 PM
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I don't have enough hair to join the fun.

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 05-02-2017, 10:15 PM
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Acca Kappa makes wonderful hair brushes.

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 05-03-2017, 05:29 AM
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Omega and Semogue brushes are classic stiff boar brushes

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 05-08-2017, 08:47 AM
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Fendrihan offers a very nice German made boar hair brush under its house brand; reasonably priced too.

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 05-08-2017, 03:01 PM
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take a look at zenshave.com 

amazing stuff. amazing price!

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 05-16-2017, 05:14 PM
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Garrett Wade sells some French made natural horn brushes. Not cheap but very nice. Bixby also makes nice combs 20-25 bucks if I recall. I've carried a bixby in my pocket for years and absolutely buy another.

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