A boar bristle shaving brush will last for several years if it is cared for properly.

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A boar bristle shaving brush will last for several years if it is cared for properly. A badger shaving brush should last at least ten to fifteen years.

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Do Shaving Brushes Wear Out?

It can take a long time for the hairs on a shaving brush to wear down. The hairs might not be strong enough to use the brush effectively and whip up a lather. [1]

How Long Should A Badger Brush Last?

It lathers well and is soft, so badger hair is often preferred for wet shaving. Ensuring that badger brushes last a long time is important. A badger shaving brush should last at least ten to fifteen years. [3]

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How Long Do Shaving Brushes Last?

Keeping in mind that there are a number of factors involved, even as a conservative estimate, 10 years is a pretty reasonable and typical lifespan of a quality shaving brush. [4]

Should You Rinse Your Shaving Brush?

After every shave, rinse the brush. The brush should be given a deeper clean once a month. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just your regular hair wash and warm water. The residual lather from the bristles and knot will be removed with this. [5]

Sources:

  1. https://www.clearconfidence.co/shaving-brushes-wear/
  2. https://www.wikihow.com/Care-for-a-Badger-Shaving-Brush
  3. https://www.westcoastshaving.com/blogs/wet-shaving-and-grooming-blog/how-long-do-shaving-brushes-last
  4. https://www.beardandblade.com.au/blogs/academy/how-to-maintain-your-shaving-brush-dos-and-donts

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