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Omega 63167 Stripey 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush with Stand
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2009
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This is the first badger brush I've ever owned. I can say that it's definitely worth the money over boar brushes. You'll be able to feel the difference with your first shave, and you'll be able to see the difference even before you shave as this badger brush lathers up considerably better than a boar brush. So far I have not had any brush hair loss, the brush appears durable.

There are 3 types of badger: Pure, Best and Silvertip. Pure is the low end of badger hair (still easily worth the money over boar) while Silvertip is the high end and the best you can get allegedly. I have not yet tried it, but you can find Omega Silvertip brushes on Amazon for about twice the price that you can buy this brush. I'd say get this brush first if you're unsure about paying more for a brush, and then get the Silvertip afterwards if you think it will make a difference. I don't know that you'd need a better brush than this one, but it's important to know that beforehand. I personally had forgotten and did not check, but I'm happy with this brush regardless and recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2010
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Brush material is terrific but ruined by absolute cheap plastic. After about 2 weeks the plastic handle began cracking and now I have it held together with duct tape. Also the little plastic holder that comes with it cracked too. Very disappointing considering the cost of this item, you think they could use a better plastic or maybe something a bit more durable
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2010
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This was my first badger brush and have been using for a few months now. Upgraded from the VDH boar brush and the difference is night and day. Found it easy to lather soaps and creams. Used it with VDH Deluxe, Col. Conk's and Kiss My Face shaving cream (awesome). The brush did smell strongly like a...well like a badger, but I shampooed it a few times before use and the smell fades in time and use.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2009
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This brush really works for me. It has a full head of badger hair, whips up a great lather fast, and the handle feels good and solid in my hand. I've only had it for a couple weeks, but there has been no hair loss at all. Combined with the low price, this is a super deal. Also, this is my second Omega brush, (I like to have a back-up) and I find they make a quality product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2009
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Update:

After several weeks/months the brush stopped losing hair. It still looks like new and performs well.

This is my first shaving brush.

It does the job.
I went for badger hair after doing some research....you should too.
It makes decent lather combined with my $1.50 shaving cream from Walgreen's.
Only a small amount of shaving soap and this brush does the rest.

Pros

-one of cheapest badger hair brushes on the market
-stand included
-you don't have to apply lather with your hands anymore like an animal

Cons

-it loses hair(I find a hair about 25% of the time I shave)
-the plastic stand is about as cheap as it gets
-I wish it was bigger(you get what you pay for)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2010
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Updated opinion: the plastic holder cracked a while ago, but now, after a little more than a year, the plastic handle has cracked in several places. So now we are in the market for a new one. These are too expensive to last only a year.

Original opinion:
I bought this for my husband since internet research said that badger was the best brush and he deserves the best. When it was new, it lost a few bristles and smelled a little like I imagine a wet badger would smell, but both lasted only through the first few uses. Gets daily use and holds up well. Well worth the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2009
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I bought this to replace an older boar brush, and the upgrade was well worth it, especially at this price. I've been using this brush now for 3 weeks, and I can't believe how good it lathers and how good it feels on my face. Also, I don't know what kind of soap the other posters are using, but I've lost no hairs from the brush -- I can't even pull them out. Looks good, too. I like the clear handle and it fits my hand well.

Hard to go wrong with this brush, and it even comes with a stand, albeit a cheap stand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2009
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It smells like a dead Badger initially. The smell went away gradually over use. It is good so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2009
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After using this brush for a few weeks I am extremely pleased with its performance and durability. Other reviews of other brushes sited concerns of hair loss. This brush works up a great lather, is easy to clean and has exhibited no hair loss. It comes with its own little stand. My only complaint is that Amazon puts this huge sticker on the cover and pretty well ruins the cover. Do not use the old standby WD-40 to remove the label, it ruins this type of plastic.
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on September 16, 2010
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I'm a couple months into wet D/E shaving. I started with the Van Derhagen boar brush/ shave kit as most newbies do. I didn't really have a problem with the boar bush but after reading all the hype decided to drop a little extra bucks on a badger brush. (considering all the $$ I'm saving from not buying MACH XIV shave cartridges) There is a difference; I found that when creating the lather from the soap puck you needed to work it harder with the Boar brush to get the same richness as the badger does. When I switched to Proraso shave cream (tube version, incredible stuff) the difference became how it laid on your face. The badger brushes leave a thick healthy lather that holds the warmth to your skin. The boar brush was always more of a watery foam. I've tried the boa again and cant say that the badger is infinitely more comfortable but it is noticeable. If I never tried badger I probably would still be happy, as even a boar brush creates a much better lather than the can of goop I used to use (edge gel) but now that I know I wouldn't go back. My girlfriend stole the boar brush to use on her legs and loves it. I wont let here near my Omega Stripey.

If you're considering the swap to a double edge shave but aren't quite sure yet. Proraso or the C.O.Bigelow equivalent from bath & Body works can still be used with a cartridge and will leave your face feeling incredible. I still use Gillette custom plus 3 disposables when I dont have time for a 2 to 3 pass D/E shave. I know I'm probably making the badger and blade dot com folks cringe but it works for me. This will definitely improve your morning.
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