Simplybeautiful Basic 100% Faux Badger Shaving Brush – Black Handle Review
©2015 Brent Reece
In one of the strangest incidents of my blogging career, I recently received a package I had long thought missing and gone. Inside this battered and abused little box was a shaving brush I had signed up to review. Seems the package had been shipped at some point but it’s shipment had never been confirmed by Tomoson. The company that helps me locate interesting products to review for my readers.
Since shipment was not confirmed I had no obligation after that point and did not or could not right a review on the product! Then suddenly it arrived!
So here is my much-delayed review of this great little brush:
Simplybeautiful Basic 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush – Black Handle
Now I have been shaving since about 1975/76 and have used straight razors/safety razors..and assorted other blades and electric razors. Remingtons and Norelco, Brauns and regressed back to bic disposables from time to time.
As I get older I want comfort and simplicity above all else. There is nothing that beats the closeness and sheer joy of a regular bladed shave. You don’t need 16 blades and lube strips. A good old Gillette double edge razor from 1950/60 is about as good as it gets. Now I will admit that straight razor is excellent as well. But I have a shakier hand than I would like and that makes it a little unsafe for me.
What you need to get that feeling is a good shave cream. Nothing on this planet will do better than standard Barbisol applied with a brush to work it into the hairs and butter the skin against irritation. I spray a fair dallup into my mug and really work the lather up and onto my shaveable areas. I wear a partial beard and moustache. But in the past I have stripped it down to just the lip whiskers. Having tender skin from long wearing of beards and gote’s I insist on a good lathering to insure ZERO irritation.
Having been taught by previous generations of beardless men that a good clean shave and proper shaving are keys to success. I take it all rather seriously.
This Simplybeautiful brush does the job to absolute perfection. The balance and heft of the brush makes it easy to navigate around the face. The cone of the bristles work the lather into the hairs perfectly. Then it rinses out completely and cleanly. The stubby handle is ideal for the chore and I would change nothing about it.
The folks at KIWI BAZAAR have a great item here and I hope to see more from them in the future.
What Kiwi stated about the product:
Simplybeautiful Basic 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush – black Handle
At SimplyBeautiful, we care about the shaving products we build. We choose each and every product carefully and after inspecting numerous options. This Brushe generate a rich and warm lather, soften and lift the beard, open pores, bring sufficient water to the skin and gently exfoliate.