You think you are 'too millennial' to use a shaving brush? Well, think again! An old school tool that your father and grandfather used might also be a great tool for you. Why you ask? Well for starters, a shaving brush is a godsend for your skin as it not only exfoliates it, but also removes dead skin cells for good measure. Additionally, it whips air into the shaving cream to make a good lather, which in turn softens your facial scruff and makes it easier for you to shave. In fact, the only reason why you should be shaving without using a shaving brush is if a) You enjoy building a lather and applying it to your face with your bare hands, b) you just don't like getting a close shave, or c) you just don't want to flaunt healthy, glowing skin.
In other words, if you actually wanted a smooth and close shave, you CANNOT do so without adding a quality shaving brush to your grooming kit.
Now that you understand the importance of a shaving brush in your grooming routine, we come to an important question - How do you buy a shaving brush for yourself that is best suited for your needs? Especially since there are so many options available in the market? Well fret not, because we at MensXP have made that daunting task a lot easier for you by listing down the best shaving brushes you could possibly own right now. So, without further ado, who's ready to buy a good old traditional shaving tool that also has multifold advantages?From A Natural Shaving Brush To The Best Synthetic Shaving Brush, This List Has It All! 1. The Body Shop Men's Synthetic Shaving Brush
With a short, rounded Russian birchwood handle that is easy to hold, this shaving brush from The Body Shop is an absolute must have. After all, it comes equipped with powerful bristles that retain a good amount of water to produce a rich lather with less soap. While it might be a tad bit expensive, it makes for a worthy and long-term investment that will also become an essential part of your daily grooming regimen.
MRP: Rs. 1495
The best thing about this shaving brush from Ustraa is the fact that it's actually made from genuine sheesham wood. Not only are the synthetic bristles incredibly smooth and light, but they are also tightly packed to create friction. It won't be wrong then to state that this is possibly the best synthetic shaving brush you could get your hands on, especially at its affordable price.
MRP: Rs. 559
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If you want a brush that uses natural Golden Hog bristles and saves your money as well, then this is the shaving brush you need to be investing in. It also incorporates a teakwood handle, making this a 100% natural product. There are multiple benefits that are associated with the utilisation of hog hair bristles including, but not limited to, stimulating blood flow to your hair follicles (which further ensures that your facial scruff is easily removed), as well as an increased water retention capacity.
MRP: Rs. 899
With a metallic looking chrome plated handle that has an easy and comfortable grip, this brush is the perfect amalgamation of style and utility. Because of the chrome plating, it's a bit expensive, but given the fact that this brush comes equipped with knotted pure boar bristles and naturally has a soft texture that will enhance your overall shaving experience, it's worth spending the extra money.
MRP: Rs. 1,000
Crafted from real wood, this brush is one of the best synthetic brushes that you could possibly own it its price range. Super soft and lightweight, the bristles don't feel synthetic at all. They hold enough water to create a good lather for the smoothest shave possible. If Phoebe Buffay was a man and shaved, this shaving brush would have been her choice as well since no badgers were harmed while making it.
MRP: Rs. 550
With a glossy black finish, a handle that gives a good grip, and high quality hog hair bristles, this shaving brush from Pink Woolf has earned its place in your grooming kit. Additionally, this handmade variant also retains warm water effectively, which helps create a warm lather. For best results, we urge you to use this brush with either a safety razor, a double-edge razor, or a straight razor.
MRP: Rs. 999
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A comfortable black handle with just a hint of gold? Check! Soft badger hair bristles that ensure a smooth shave? check! A rustproof zinc alloy base that ensures durability? Check! All this for a price that, given what you are getting, ensures value for money? Check! In short, one of the best shaving brushes for men that you could possibly own.
MRP: Rs. 1000
Another good option if you are looking for synthetic brushes, this Spruce Shave Club variant comes equipped with very absorbent bristles that create a good lather for the best shave one could ask for. The bristles are knotted and the handle is made from wood, giving it a rustic, rough look. The best part, however, is its super affordable price tag, which makes this a steal of a deal!
MRP: Rs. 556
There is a lot going for this shaving brush from Pearl that warrants its place on this list. Be it the imported synthetic hair bristles, the durable chrome finish, or the brass metal handle, this affordable variant makes for a worthy purchase. And because of the bristles, it will require lesser cream to create rich lather as well. What else could you possibly ask for?
MRP: Rs. 659
This particular badger hair variant from takes care of your basic wants and needs from a shaving brush. It elevates your facial scruff and softens it by creating a smooth shaving lather, gently exfoliates your skin to help release trapped hair follicles, and is super affordable as well. 'Let's Shave' indeed!
Pro tip: Soak the brush in warm water for a while before using it
MRP: Rs. 499
Everything about this brush screams fancy. A chrome plated design with a contoured handle to sit perfectly on your fingers, a super soft feel of the bristles on the skin, and enhanced durability that ensures you won't have to fret over any wear and tear, this makes for a great addition to your grooming regimen. If you like classy and unique looking things to adorn your bathroom shelf, this fits the bill perfectly.
MRP: Rs. 900
Before you let the hefty price make you bypass this shaving brush, just hear us out. The bristles that this particular variant comes equipped with are of premium quality, and will last you for many years. Additionally, this natural shaving brush is lightweight and preferred by many for its smooth feel against the skin. A strong contender for the title of being one of the best shaving brushes for men.
MRP: Rs. 3807