If you just begin your journey with the wet shave do you know having one tool that you will need till last along with razor is shaving brush!! yea, don’t undervalue the importance of the shaving brush! Never! this is a tool that will create rich lather which can convert your normal “shave” into ” smooth shave“. As there are varieties of razors to choose similarly you have varieties of shaving brush too, now, let understand the working mechanism of the shaving brush.
I already discussed the important role in choosing a shaving brush in shaving journey, but to cut in short, again, the shaving brush is a bundle with few things, like a knot, loft, handle size.
the knot is the number of badger hairs that are bundled up and bind at the base of the brush, the best knot size is 24mm when it comes to a beginner which can give a good firm grip. If has to speak about the knot size, the bigger the knot larger the brush holds the lather and assist you in a wider spread of shaving cream, but the smaller knot gives you precise with the application of shaving cream.
Now, what is loft? the overall height of the bristles from the base of the brush to the top of the brush is known as Loft, many people measure the height of the loft from the top of the handle instead from the base.
Handle size, having a small handle size give you a firm grip which refrains you from haul movements while creating lather. but still its a personal preference to go with bigger or smaller handle size brush.
Now you may be wondering why we are discussing this? Just create a good lather and shave with a quality razor, so why this? Well, let me tell you, shaving brush has a lot of benefits, shaving brush works as pre-exfoliation which helps in wiping off the excess oil from the face, the leftover dirt. Also work as a time saver, money saver and much more. Let’s have a look on some of the benefits of this awesome tool!
The Advantages Of Using Shaving Brush!!
#1 – Time-Saving
If you shaving with the safety razor or straight razor, you already knew this process is a little time-consuming and don’t want to lose a minute or more in just creating lather with bare hands which will later leave you unhappy over the thickness of the lather. Shaving brush does this work with great efficiency. The size and texture of the shaving brush can really matter in covering a much wider area of the face while thick and rich lathering which can be pretty quick. its save time!!
#2 – Achieving Lather Quality
Having a thick and rich lather for shave can rock your morning start. But achieving thick and quality lather with bare hands? is that possible? At least I don’t think so. It’s like plunging in space with a car
and that will take you nowhere!! Compared to the lather created by hands and brush have a lot of differences in achieving thick and rich lather, hence shaving brush is mandatory.
#3 – Reach Where Fingers Cannot Reach
Shaving brush reaches to the every corner of the face. Shaving brush helps in lifting up the hairs and lubricating each corner and crack in and around your facial hair.
If you lather you face with bare hands you will see the lather is fully covered with your naked eyes. but if you look closely the bare hands fail to lift the hairs which are essential for the razor to have a smooth drift.
#4 – Thick Lather
A well-created lather on the face can hydrate your face and give you enough lubrication that will make razor to glide over the face smoothly. And having a thick and rich lather can only possible with the help of shaving brush. lather created with hands is good, but the thickness of lather will be different which will fade away in seconds.
#5 – Exfoliates Face
Getting rid off from the excess dirt and oil of the face is “exfoliating”. Exfoliating is NOT limited to just women!! right?
Many men are not into exfoliating until they know the real benefits of it. During shaving, shaving brush itself start exfoliating your face while creating lather in order to remove the unwanted dirt and excess oil which is an additional way to get a clean shave.
#6 – Enjoy Every Movement Of Brush
There is a time when you shave in hurry and has to adjust with time. In this short duration, shaving brush can make us calm. Ask how? well, when you rush for the early morning shave [self-shave ofcourse] watch the shaving brush movements and watch the way it produces the lather, once you see the brush movement and you notice the lather getting thick and rich you start enjoying even that “short” duration. that’s how shaving has to enjoy!! every movement!
#7 – Save Money
Lather created by bare hands requires a lot of work around and over the face, hence, you will be squeezing your shaving cream often to achieve the desired quality of lather, same goes with shaving soap. Unlike, in shaving brush, you just need to wet your face and add just a nail size cream to create enough quality of lather. In the case of shaving soap, just wet the brush and circle the soap until it starts producing the lather, that’s it.
Creating lather with shaving brush obviously saving you more shaving cream and soap compared to hand created lather which results in saving money.
Conclusion: Shaving brush is and will always related to shaving kit. Though there are no certain rules on not to shave with a shaving brush, if you want to achieve a great smooth and clean shave without any nick, then prefer to go with shaving brush rather than bare hands in creating lather.
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