For those that are looking for a cheap brush I would highly recommend a synthetic brush. I have this brush https://www.westcoastshaving.com/col...=3732379336717 in Turquoise. I picked it up on one of their sales for around $15 and it does a nice job and it is soft. I can`t stand the regular brushes as they feel scratchy. My main brush is an Omega 636 Silvertip badger hair and it is soft but lacks a little backbone for the hard soaps which is where the synthetic comes in hand.