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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  • Tonality
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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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  • Johnny
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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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  • Rufus
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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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 10-27-2018, 12:16 AM
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I'll second the Kent Military Brushes - have been using one for the last 5 years and it has been fantastic in terms of general hair/ scalp care. Get a 'cleaner' - some kind of plastic comb for the brush; that pulls out hair etc. to help extend the life of the brush. If you do get it, be sure not to soak the handles as they'll crack, particulary on the underside where the bristles are as they are not varnished.

Mine has cracks due to trying to clean the boar bristles and soaking it. Looses a couple of board bristles, but still works fine.

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 11-03-2018, 12:21 AM
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  • DanLaw
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Agreed Kent brushes. Generally best of any category they manufacture

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