01-20-2017, 06:50 AM
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hello to everyone: I'm looking for a recommendation for a shaving brush with tough fibers (not too much tough),not springy, not too soft, in a small size, and not so expensive (until 45$), does not really matter to me kind of a shaving brush.. it can be a: boar, badger, mixed, synthetic, horse and more ...
often I have hairs under the skin (Ingrown Hairs), so i must a shaving brush with tough fibers that can help to me release the ingrown hairs.
I currently have 2 shaving brush and I'm not satisfied:
the first one: Omega 10066 (24 mm knot) - too large, springy, floppy.
the second: RazoRock Plissoft Synthetic (24 mm knot) - too large, too much soft.

I thought about few options: semogue 610, Kent Infinity Silvertex, Muhle Silvertip Fibre V2 Synthetic, Vulfix 404.
suggestions and recommendations be welcome Smile


Thank you very much.

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 01-20-2017, 01:03 PM
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I would suggest a Pure Badger brush or a Horsehair brush since those are the two that I find with the most scritch.

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 01-20-2017, 02:06 PM
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  • nikos.a
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Kent Infinity Silvertex is not what you're looking for...

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 01-20-2017, 02:11 PM
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I think Simpson Best badger is your best bet

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 01-20-2017, 02:16 PM
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I would suugest:

RazoRock Monster Synthetic 26 mm
Stirling KONG 26 mm Synthetic
These two are almost identical, and if you press them in a bit while face lathering, they can actually lift your hair up, but they will then begin to feel a bit prickly and not so soft as when you just use the tips of the hairs in the brushes. This is the down side of synthetics still.....most of them have ultra soft tips, but then they either flop out, when pressed in or they feel prickly when pressed in. I have yet to experience an in between these two extremes, if they solved this, synthetic brushes would now have overtaken my den completely and all my badgers would have been sold. Since they NOT addressed this issue yet, I still have a good deal of badger brushes left in my den.

Striling Finest badger BLACK 26 mm knot size and 54 mm loft 2-band (Have not tested this though, but it looks like it might be a good choice for you, and it's fairly priced at $39,95)
FYI Notice the Ivory badger has a 4 mm taller loft, and I would recommend you go with the one with the lower loft, if you want it to have some backbone to lift your ingrown hairs on your chin, while face lathering

Just noticed you want it smaller than 24 mm knot. Sorry, I can't help you here, since I don't buy brushes smaller than 24 mm knot and have no knowledge of smaller brushes.

Please ignore my post.

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 01-20-2017, 02:17 PM
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(01-20-2017, 02:11 PM)snowman Wrote: I think Simpson Best badger is your best bet

His budget limit is $45.
Can you find a suited Simpson Best for under $45 ?

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 01-20-2017, 02:26 PM
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(01-20-2017, 02:17 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(01-20-2017, 02:11 PM)snowman Wrote: I think Simpson Best badger is your best bet

His budget limit is $45.
Can you find a suited Simpson Best for under $45 ?


Yes, used maybe around $50. For smaller knots it's possible

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 01-20-2017, 04:53 PM
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I would discard Semogue 610 and Mühle SF
PS: there is a Simpsons Duke 1 in Best for sale over at B&B. With some soap it goes for $55. 
I know nothing about the brush nor the seller.

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 01-20-2017, 07:49 PM
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(01-20-2017, 02:17 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(01-20-2017, 02:11 PM)snowman Wrote: I think Simpson Best badger is your best bet

His budget limit is $45.
Can you find a suited Simpson Best for under $45 ?


I mean he could go Wee Scot. Smile

I think the Simpson Pure Badger is in budget but I don't have any experience.

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 01-20-2017, 08:34 PM
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  • chazt
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Semogue 2015.

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 01-20-2017, 10:18 PM
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If a hair is truly ingrown, a shave brush - no matter how stiff/scrubby, isn't going to release them (I get them from time to time around my goatee).

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 01-21-2017, 03:15 AM
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The ingrown hairs are not the result of a poor brush but the result of a poor shaving technique. If you shave with a good blade and leave the ATG pass behind, then your skin and hairs will be grateful.

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 01-21-2017, 05:47 AM
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so many good synthetics for under $45 also take a look at Pure badger hair brushes

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 01-21-2017, 10:48 AM
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(01-20-2017, 01:03 PM)Sskim3 Wrote: I would suggest a Pure Badger brush or a Horsehair brush since those are the two that I find with the most scritch.

If you can to give me a specific model (full name + his number) of a shaving brush this is will be great...

because i don't understand in shaving brushes...
thank you very much Smile

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 01-21-2017, 10:49 AM
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(01-21-2017, 05:47 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: so many good synthetics for under $45 also take a look at Pure badger hair brushes

If you can to give me a specific model (full name + his number) of a shaving brush this is will be great...

because i don't understand in shaving brushes...
thank you very much Smile

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 01-21-2017, 01:04 PM
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(01-21-2017, 10:48 AM)idan Wrote:
(01-20-2017, 01:03 PM)Sskim3 Wrote: I would suggest a Pure Badger brush or a Horsehair brush since those are the two that I find with the most scritch.

If you can to give me a specific model (full name + his number) of a shaving brush this is will be great...

because i don't understand in shaving brushes...
thank you very much Smile


Vie Long horse hair and Simpson pure Badger.

Good luck!

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 01-21-2017, 01:25 PM
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Simpson special pure badger,  I got one it sounds like exactly what your looking for. I think I got it for 23$ at West coast shaving.

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 01-22-2017, 03:12 AM
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(01-20-2017, 02:11 PM)snowman Wrote: I think Simpson Best badger is your best bet

I checked the "Simpsons Special" shaving brush the knot is great , but the loft is too small (only 40 mm loft)...

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 01-22-2017, 03:13 AM
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(01-21-2017, 01:25 PM)J_zrtt915 Wrote: Simpson special pure badger,  I got one it sounds like exactly what your looking for. I think I got it for 23$ at West coast shaving.

I checked the "Simpsons Special" shaving brush the knot is great , but the loft is too small (only 40 mm loft)...

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 01-22-2017, 03:17 AM
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(01-22-2017, 03:13 AM)idan Wrote:
(01-21-2017, 01:25 PM)J_zrtt915 Wrote: Simpson special pure badger,  I got one it sounds like exactly what your looking for. I think I got it for 23$ at West coast shaving.

I checked the "Simpsons Special" shaving brush the knot is great , but the loft is too small (only 40 mm loft)...

I had that brush got rid of it really fast, it is to small..there has been a lot of good brushes mentioned here but what kind of size are you looking for ?

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