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Synthetic Brushes

No matter your preference, we have the best synthetic shave brush for every budget and shave. Whether you are just starting out or looking to upgrade your shaving routine, a synthetic shaving brush is an essential item for any wet shaver’s kit.

Synthetic brushes provide a great mix of quality brush knots for lathering up your favorite shaving cream or soap. When it comes to knots, bigger is not always better - but, when it comes to synthetic shaving brushes, bigger knots usually provide more lather. The most popular sizes are 22-26mm and 24-27mm, but larger and smaller sizes are available as well.

Synthetic shaving brushes also require much less maintenance than natural hair brushes as they do not need to be re-shaped or trimmed like their natural counterparts. Synthetic shaving brush knots are extremely durable and should last many years of use. 

How to Clean Synthetic Shaving Brushes

Cleaning a synthetic shaving brush is straightforward and essential for maintaining its performance and hygiene. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Rinse Thoroughly: Begin by rinsing the synthetic shaving brush under warm water to remove any remaining shaving cream or soap from the bristles.
  2. Apply Cleanser: Apply a small amount of mild soap or shampoo to the bristles. You can also use a dedicated brush cleaner for this purpose.
  3. Gently Clean: Swirl the brush in a shaving bowl or mug to work up a lather, gently cleaning the synthetic fibers without applying excessive pressure.
  4. Rinse Again: Rinse the brush under warm, running water to ensure all soap or shampoo is completely washed out. Make sure the water runs clear from the bristles.
  5. Air Dry: Hang the brush on a brush stand with the bristles facing down to allow air to circulate and dry the brush naturally.


Do you need to soak a synthetic shaving brush?

Unlike badger or boar and horsehair shaving brushes, synthetic shaving brushes do not require soaking prior to use. Synthetic fibers are specifically engineered to be soft and flexible from the outset, without the capacity to absorb water. 

A brief rinse in warm water is all that's needed to prepare a synthetic brush for shaving, ensuring it's clean and ready to whip up a rich lather. 

This feature not only simplifies the pre-shave routine but also highlights the convenience and user-friendly aspect of synthetic brushes, making them an appealing choice for both beginners and seasoned shavers.

How do you break in a synthetic shaving brush?

Synthetic shaving brushes are designed for immediate use, with no break-in period required. The synthetic fibers are manufactured to mimic the best qualities of natural bristles, offering optimal softness and lathering capabilities from the very first use. 

While natural brushes may need several uses to achieve their peak performance, synthetic brushes deliver consistent results from day one. 

It's recommended to wash the brush with soap and warm water before its first use to remove any residual manufacturing substances, ensuring the brush is pristine and hygienic for its inaugural lather.

How long does a synthetic shaving brush last?

Synthetic shaving brushes boast remarkable durability, often surpassing the lifespan of natural bristle brushes. With proper care, such as regular cleaning and drying after each use, a synthetic brush can remain in excellent condition for many years. 

The synthetic fibers are resistant to degradation from soap and water and do not suffer from the bristle loss commonly seen in natural brushes over time. 

This longevity, coupled with minimal maintenance, makes synthetic shaving brushes a cost-effective and reliable tool in a shaving routine, providing consistent performance and value over the long term.