How to Care For A Badger Shaving Brush (And Why It's Worth It!)

How to Care For A Badger Shaving Brush (And Why It's Worth It!)

A shaving brush is an essential part of your shaving routine, but you may not know why. It’s not just for looks — a quality brush can make a big difference in the effectiveness of your shave, as well as the comfort of your experience. Using a badger shaving brush will help produce a more comfortable and cleaner shave. Here are some tips to take care of your badger shaving brush, so that it lasts you for years to come.

Why Should You Care For Your Badger Shaving Brush?

Badger brushes are one of the highest quality and most commonly used types of shaving brushes. While they can have the highest cost among brush types, they are well worth it for their long life span. Badger hair is naturally water-resistant and super soft. It is also durable and naturally resistant to bacteria, which means that it’s unlikely your brush will get moldy or develop a strong smell if cared for properly. It also has the ability to trap air and water, which makes it an excellent choice for lathering up your face.

Mondial 1908 has four different knot types for our collection of Badger Shaving Brushes: 

Rinse Your Shaving Brush After Every Use

As soon as you are done shaving, fill up your sink with warm water and a little bit of soap. Swirl your brush around in the water, making sure to get rid of any hair that may have come loose during your shave. Badger hair is strong and will hold up against the water, so your brush will be just fine after you give it a good rinse. Once you’re done, hang your brush up to dry somewhere where it can get plenty of air.

When it comes to cleaning your brush, you’ll want to replace the water you clean your brush in once or twice. Dropping your brush in the same water every time you clean it can cause any soap residue to build up over time, which will have the opposite effect you’re looking for. This can ultimately dry out your brush and cause it to fall apart quicker. 

Dry Your Shaving Brush Before Storing It

You’re ready to put your brush away, but before you throw it in a drawer, you want to make sure it’s completely dry first. If you store your brush while it’s damp, it will cause bacteria and mold to grow, which could lead to health issues and an unpleasant smell. If you have a proper brush stand, then you can rest your brush on top of that, but if you don’t, you can rest the bristles of your brush on a paper towel. 

Mondial 1908 has an assortment of different types of brush stands. If you want a stand-alone stand try the Vertical Shaving Brush Stand, but if you like a stand with a place to put both your razor and brush try the Razor + Brush Vertical Stand. For a premium experience, try the Razor + Brush Vertical Stand with Lathering Bowl


Badger hair brushes are one of the most commonly used types of shaving brush. They are durable, easy to use, and great for beginners.  Badger hair brushes are naturally water resistant and can hold up well against daily use in order to last a long time if they are properly cared for. You should rinse your brush after every use, dry it thoroughly, and store it in a place where it can get plenty of air.