Shaving brush

A shaving brush or shave brush is a small brush with a handle parallel to the bristles used to make lather from shaving soap or shaving cream and apply it to the face when shaving. Shave brushes are often decorative; antique handles are often made from materials such as ivory or even gold, though the bristle load may be composed of any number of natural or synthetic materials. The shave brush is used most often today by "wet shavers" in tandem with a single- or double-edged safety razor or a straight razor. However, this is not always the case, as shavers of all varieties may employ the tool.

Shaving brush
Other namesShave brush
ClassificationPersonal grooming tool
TypesTypes of hair used:
  • synthetic
  • boar
  • badger
  • horse
Used withShaving soap, shaving cream, straight razor, safety razor