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Vie-Long Horse Cachurro Product Spotlight

Posted by Marissa Neel on


History of Horse Shaving Brushes:

             Horse hair shaving brushes have been around since the invention of the shave brush in the 1750's. Keep in mind, horses were everywhere! Horse hair was utilized for a myriad of goods and was a standard ingredient in shave brushes. Often they were combined with badger, boar, or even camel to change the characteristics.

There's been a resurfacing of past stories of anthrax and the dangers of horse hair but you have nothing to worry about! We repeat: HORSE HAIR IS NOT DANGEROUS! Back in the day sanitation standards were non-existent. Today international regulations ensure we have nothing to fear from naturally occurring anthrax in the far away soils of fields that house horses. Period.

Horse hair is a great alternative for those seeking an animal friendly shaving brush option as the hair is trimmed from a horse without any harm to the animal. The hair is softer than boar and nearly holds as much soap as badger. 

Vie-Long Cachurro Professional Brush:

This beautiful metal and wood handle with extra long horse hair knot comes from Valencia, Spain. There isn't a ton of information on the company's history. We do know it is family run, and they have excellent brushes for all levels of experience and all materials. 

Height-120mm

Loft-60mm

Knot-20mm

Who Should Try It:

           Shavers looking for a middle ground between soft Badger and coarse Boar will find comfort in the Horse hair option. Without being too scrubby, or too weak, horse hair whips up a lather and is gently but firm on your face. For conscious buyers, its a great way to support cruelty free manufacturing without sacrificing a traditional shaving material. 

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