Getting the shaving brush

My male office-mates know I’m an advocate of double-edge razors: they save money, plastic and provide a superior shave.

Martin Higgins ( had a post today about safety razors — but if you see the one he notes, avoid it; I got one and it’s awful — and the subject of shaving brushes came up in the comments.

And further, what if you want a brush that’s plastic-free and animal-free? Well, tough. It’s one way or another. And given the choice, I’ll take a brush with plastic and no animal bristles. (I also wear plastic, leather-free shoes.)

Fortunately, the Body Shop has one with synthetic bristles (read: plastic) and a wooden handle, which makes up for the plastic handles they usually have.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

1 comment

  1. The Body Shop brush sounds like a good compromise. I will put that on the shopping list for the next time I end up in a more developed country (the presence of The Body Shop is a major component of most indexes).

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