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How to Use a Shaving Brush

Learn how to use a shaving brush with the shaving tips in this Howcast video.

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I'm going to show you today how to apply shaving cream with a brush. The brush is very important. What the brush does is it's going to retain moisture. It's going to lift the hair and this also gives you a closer shave. Everything we're showing you today is how to achieve a close shave with less irritation. Picking a shave brush, you want a badger-hair, silver-tip is probably the most preferred.

There's different ways to do it. You can either buy shave soap, which comes in a bowl. What you're going to do is take your shave brush. Roll it around in the soap until it foams up, then apply.
What I'm going to do today is apply it right on to the brush. Make sure your brush is moisturized, wet with hot water. Like I said, it retains heat and moisture and that's very, very important.

The reason why we do circular motions is because what we're trying to achieve is to lift the hair. You want to lift the hair, again, the whole idea of shaving with a brush and a hot towel and preparation is so that we have less irritation. So what this is doing is going to lift the hair, moisturize it and that's the proper way to apply shave cream with a brush.

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