10-27-2015, 08:56 AM
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I recently started shaving my head again and am really enjoying it. I use badger brushes almost exclusively for my face, but have recently experimented with boar on my head (Zenith and Proraso (omega) so far).

With 4 or 5 boar brush shaves in a row I am thinking that will be my preference. It could be the larger handles, higher loft, and that my head is not nearly as sensitive as my neck.

Do any other head shavers have a brush preference?


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 10-27-2015, 11:51 AM
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  • Attila
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While you could use many different types of brushes for head shaving...I myself prefer my fairly recent Simpsons Polo 10 in Best.  Seems to be the perfect combination in all attributes for a head shaver.

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 10-27-2015, 12:57 PM
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I actually find parts of my scalp just as sensitive as my neck/face, so I would prefer my 2-Band badgers. Biggrin

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 10-27-2015, 02:27 PM
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I agree that there is not much of a difference, and that it's basically the same as asking what your favorite brush is in general. Just looking for ideas.

What got me interested is that I recently found that the Gillette Guard is my favorite head shaving razor. It has a single blade, doesn't clog and I can go against the grain if needed. That said, I can't use it on my face without irritation.

In addition to the boars, I also enjoy my 30mm Shavemac 2 Band Smile

I guess that I prefer larger brushes for my head and in general. I was just surprised to see that I liked the boar so much.


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 10-27-2015, 02:34 PM
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So far my favorites are actual two of my smaller (and softer) brushes.  My Asylum Brush Works Scanlon and my TGC Synthetic (thanks again @agravic).

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 10-27-2015, 02:50 PM
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My head is quite a bit less sensitive compared to my face, so anything badger will work for my scalp Badger

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 10-27-2015, 05:05 PM
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As you can tell by my name I ama head shaver. I use a omega pro 49. For ms it's perfect head lather brush. Holds  ton of soap covers a large area and is now very well broken in as I use it daily. I have several backups as they are under 5 bucks per at tvb shaving.

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 11-07-2015, 12:26 PM
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My preference has changed. I used my recently acquired Polo 10 Manchurian and it is hands down the best brush I've experienced for head lathering.


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 11-07-2015, 01:00 PM
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There's always the Thater 4125/6 2band.

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 11-07-2015, 01:05 PM
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(11-07-2015, 12:26 PM)waveflow Wrote: My preference has changed. I used my recently acquired Polo 10 Manchurian and it is hands down the best brush I've experienced for head lathering.

And face-lathering? Biggrin

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 11-07-2015, 02:50 PM
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(11-07-2015, 01:05 PM)celestino Wrote:
(11-07-2015, 12:26 PM)waveflow Wrote: My preference has changed. I used my recently acquired Polo 10 Manchurian and it is hands down the best brush I've experienced for head lathering.

And face-lathering? Biggrin

Have yet to try Smile

So many brushes, so little time


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 11-07-2015, 11:29 PM
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I don't have any preference, all my brushes get used for head shaving (all synthetics btw).

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 11-07-2015, 11:56 PM
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For me my favourites are a big Omega boar (almost perfect for the job) or any synthetic I have, they allow me to create a high volume of lather easily.

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 11-09-2015, 11:41 AM
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(11-07-2015, 01:05 PM)celestino Wrote:
(11-07-2015, 12:26 PM)waveflow Wrote: My preference has changed. I used my recently acquired Polo 10 Manchurian and it is hands down the best brush I've experienced for head lathering.

And face-lathering? Biggrin

Used for face lathering yesterday and much prefer for head lathering (handle ergonomics)




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 11-10-2015, 03:17 PM
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anything big and badger for me.  for special occasions I pull out the plisson hmw 16

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 11-10-2015, 04:42 PM
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The brush I use on my face is the brush I use on my scalp. I don't have need or desire to use other than the same brush.

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