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The Benefits Of Synthetic Shaving Brushes

Many of us pay particular attention to products that are kind to the environment and those which include a range of natural ingredients. However, many people simply opt for the product they’ve always used, or one that fits nicely within their budget. 

When it comes to shaving, we love products that really make a difference. That’s why we’ve done the research to find the ultimate shaving brushes that not only enable a great shave, but also bring a whole range of other benefits to the table.

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What are synthetic shaving brushes?

Synthetic shaving brushes work in a similar way to other shaving brushes, except they use synthetic fibres instead of animal hair. As well as using a cruelty-free approach, there are so many other benefits from making the switch to synthetic, some of which may surprise you!

The benefits of switching to a synthetic shaving brush.

Completely cruelty-free.

A standard shaving brush will more than likely be made with authentic badger hair or other animal hair. If you’re vegan, an animal lover, or a strong supporter of animal rights, simply coming into contact with an animal hair shaving brush may be something you wish to avoid. With a synthetic brush, you can be confident that you’re using a completely cruelty-free piece of shaving kit, which gives you equally effective results.

Low maintenance.

Synthetic shaving brushes require little to no maintenance, but it’s still important to ensure you store them upside down to speed up the drying process. When choosing synthetic, there is less chance of fraying hairs or your brush falling out of shape after a few uses. Your synthetic brush can last years with minimal effort and is just as effective as an animal hair brush. It’s much easier to rinse synthetic bristles after use too, which also helps with brush maintenance in the long run.

Great for sensitive skin.

You may find that with a synthetic shaving brush, the bristles feel a little thinner than other brushes you have previously used. This is to ensure the bristles work effectively against different skin types, including sensitive skin. It is also good to know that these brushes will still create a good lather to enable you to create that desired wet shave experience in the comfort of your own home.


Animal hair shaving brushes can take a long time to dry out, especially if you don’t store them in the upside-down position. They can take up to 24 hours to completely dry out! With synthetic shaving brushes, however, you’ll find that your bristles dry out much quicker. If you’re a frequent traveller, this is a definite plus, as you’ll reduce any chance of water damage or unpleasant damp smells in your wash bag.

Uses less shaving cream or shaving soap.

Synthetic bristles are non-porous, which means they don’t absorb shaving creams and soaps like natural hair brushes would. A smaller amount of cream or soap will create a thick and luxurious lather much quicker when shaving with a synthetic brush, meaning you’ll also be using your other shaving products much more efficiently too. 

Try our range of synthetic shaving brushes - can you see the difference?

With so many benefits of using a synthetic brush, there’s no reason why you can’t give it a try and see if it works for you. If you want to know more, or if you have any questions about our range of shaving products at The English Shaving Company, get in touch with us. We’d be happy to help!

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