The Ultimate Guide to Synthetic Shaving Brushes: Why They're Ideal for Modern Shavers


Discover why synthetic shaving brushes are becoming the preferred choice for both men and women alike in the world of wet shaving. Explore the benefits of cruelty-free alternatives to badger brushes, hypoallergenic properties, and their long-lasting performance.

Maple Tuxedo ultra soft top strong backbone very dense shave brushRed Cedar Tuxedo ultra soft top strong backbone very dense shave brushWalnut Tuxedo ultra soft top strong backbone very dense shave brush

Cruelty-free & Hypoallergenic
In the realm of wet shaving, synthetic shaving brushes are revolutionizing grooming routines for both men and women. These brushes offer cruelty-free alternatives to traditional badger brushes, making them the perfect choice for ethically conscious consumers. Additionally, their hypoallergenic properties cater to individuals with sensitive skin or allergies, ensuring a comfortable and irritation-free shaving experience.

Some people may have allergies to natural animal hair used in traditional shaving brushes (such as badger, boar and horse hair). Synthetic brushes are made from man-made materials like nylon or polyester and are hypoallergenic, making them suitable for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies.

Walnut Plisson shave brush,Red Cedar Plisson shave brush

Uniform Consistency, Quick Drying, Easier to Clean

Unlike natural hair brushes, synthetic shaving brushes boast consistency and durability, maintaining their shape and performance over time. This long-lasting quality ensures that users get the best shave brush experience, every time. With quick drying times and easy maintenance, synthetic brushes are the ultimate choice for those seeking convenience and reliability. Synthetic fibers tend to have a more uniform structure compared to natural hairs.

This consistency can result in a brush that maintains its shape and performance over time, without the need for as much maintenance or care. Synthetic fibers typically dry faster than natural hairs. This quick drying time reduces the risk of mold or mildew buildup, contributing to better hygiene and longevity of the brush. Synthetic brushes often require less maintenance compared to natural hair brushes. They can be rinsed thoroughly with water and mild soap, and they are less prone to trapping soap scum or product buildup.


Mahogany Gamechanger black bristle shave brushMaple game changer black fiber shave brush

Affordability, Environmental Considerations, Performance

For environmentally conscious consumers, synthetic shaving brushes offer a sustainable option, minimizing environmental impact without sacrificing performance. With their versatile nature and superior lathering capabilities, synthetic brushes elevate the shaving experience to new heights.
Synthetic brushes are often more budget-friendly compared to natural hair brushes. Natural hair brushes require the harvesting of animal hair, while synthetic brushes are made from readily available, non-animal-derived materials.
While some traditionalists may argue that natural hair brushes offer superior performance, many users find that synthetic brushes perform just as well or even better in terms of lathering, softness, and overall shaving experience.
Synthetic shaving brushes represent a modern approach to wet shaving, combining ethical considerations, hypoallergenic properties, and long-lasting performance. Make the switch to synthetic brushes today and enjoy a guilt-free, comfortable, and environmentally friendly shaving routine. Explore our selection of shave brush kits to find the perfect addition to your grooming arsena.

All of the brushes made at CBW are synthetic fibers, We recognized the importance of the switch early on and since the beginning we have been advocates and pioneers for the development of a better shave brush. Working closely with fibre manufacturers to develop softer, better performing, higher quality shave brushes. 

Every brush you see on this site is personally hand carved by Will and each one is unique because of this quality. With a background in special operations in the US Navy Will Has a high attention to detail and Strict quality control practices in every brush made. If you would like a custom brush hit the send a message tab and your message will be delivered directly to Will! 

Father Will and son Liam carving shaving brushes in their home shop

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