A worn out shaving brush can look like it has lost its bristles, or the bristles may be frayed. The handle may also be cracked or broken.
A worn out shaving brush can look like it has lost its bristles, or the bristles may be frayed. The handle may also be cracked or broken. A badger shaving brush should last at least ten to fifteen years.
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. 
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. 
How Long Should A Badger Hair Shaving 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. 
How Do You Clean A Shaving Brush With Vinegar?
Take the shaving brush and put it in a jar or cup of water. Clean water is a good place to rinse thoroughly. If the solution is too strong, you can leave your shaving brush to soak for a few minutes. 
Frank Harmenstein is the lead editor of the grooming website Cut Throat Straight Razor, and has over 15 years of experience in the industry. He’s personally tested and reviewed over 200 different straight razors, and has written countless articles on the subject.