Semogue 1438 Boar Shaving Brush
This is a Semogue 1438 Boar shaving brush from Portugal that provides good exfoliation for the skin and assists with hydration and lifting the hair when used with a shaving soap. It has a retro design and is a very popular brush, becoming very soft with time and regular usage. This brush is small and performs exceptionally well.
The Semogue 1438 Boar Shaving Brush has been manufactured for many decades. It maintains a strong handcrafted component, so that the quality and excellence of the product is never lost.
The Semogue 1438 Boar shaving brush is a superb shaving brush for a soft and comfortable shave. A firm handle in the base. Very soft tips for a bristle brush. It has a painted beechwood handle. The knot is a bristle, banded imitation badger with premium 90% tops.
This Semogue 1438 Boar shaving brush can quickly create a rich lather using relatively little shaving soap. The brush is pre-soaked and then excess water is gently squeezed out. The brush is then used in a swirling manner to load the soap onto the tips of the brush until a paste forms. The soap is then worked into a lather by vigorously working the soap with the brush. This can be done either in a bowl or on the skin adding small amounts of water until the lather has peaks (approx. 2-3mins). Once the lather is created it is applied to the face or other area to be shaved. The 24mm synthetic shaving brush can be less sensitive to everyday use.
Using a shave brush on one’s skin produces a mild exfoliation. The greatest benefit from using a shave brush is the tendency to soften and lift facial hair before a shave. If you apply a shaving soap by hand it can mat hair or raise it unevenly resulting in a less smooth shave. Using a shave brush means a razor does not need to be pressed to the skin in order to provide a close shave.
Boar Bristle – Banded Imitation Badger
Loft Height 50mm
Handle Height 45mm
Knot Diameter 21mm
Overall Height 97mm
Made in Portugal