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premium shave brush - spanish horse hair

premium shave brush - spanish horse hair

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Handcrafted exclusively for Sebesta Apothecary by the world leaders in horse hair shaving brushes! This premium brush will definitely elevate your zero waste shaving experience. The hand tooled beech wood handle is topped with a 24mm black horse hair knot.  

Horse hair not only has great water retention (ideal for creating a tight bubble lather using a shave soap bar) but it is the only shave brush option that is both humane and eco-friendly! Horses, in this case Spanish horses, require a spring mane and tail trim. Once the hair is collected, it is sorted, sterilized and conditioned before being bundled into custom made handles.

*Coconut bowl and Shave bar not included

Cruelty-Free and Zero Waste


Spanish horse hair (trimmed from tail and mane) with beech wood handle.


This brush is natural hair that will have a scent. Before first use, soak bristles in white vinegar overnight, rinse and allow to dry. Repeat if necessary. The scent will fade completely with use.

If brush hair gets tangled use a fine-toothed comb to gently comb hairs straight again. Tangles can occur when too much pressure is placed on the brush while lathering. Try using gentle brushing and alternate from back and forth to circular lathering motion.

If the brush gets dirty, gently hand wash with warm (not hot) soapy water. Do not place in dishwasher.

Drop Shave Bar into one of our Wooden or Coconut Bowls, the bottom of a mug, or a small cup. Add a small splash of water to soap and begin to brush the bar to create foam. Continue brushing until you have enough of the thick lather to work with. Add a few additional drops of water if needed.

Apply lather to skin using the brush and shave as usual.

Once shaving is complete, pour out any excess water from the cup or bowl, rinse the soap from the brush, shake off excess water and allow to dry bristles down for next use. Soap and bubbles remain in the bowl to dry, the lather will be reactivated with water during the next use.


Paper tag is recyclable or compostable, twine is compostable. Brush is compostable but due to the length of compost time, industrial compost facility recommended.


Q: Why offer a horse hair shave brush?

A: This style of brush was actually one of the most popular options many years ago but they fell out of favor during World War I. Horse hair is actually trimmed from the mane or tail of the live animal which makes it the most humanely sourced option. Other animal hair brushes are made using byproduct from the meat industry.

Q: Do you have a vegan shave brush option?

A: No, unfortunately, many of the vegan shave brushes use a synthetic (plastic) bristle. We are continuing to research options and will launch a vegan/compostable option once that is available!

Q: Is this product and shaving method just for men?

A: Absolutely not! Many of us have hair in places we would prefer not to. Why would gender change how we deal with it?

Q: Can you suggest a zero waste razor?

A: Hands down our favorites come from LEAF. Although there is a bit of sticker shock at first, the replacement blades cost pennies and this razor will be with you for at least a dozen years. They have several options based mostly on where you plan to shave, but we enjoy the multi-blade flexible head of the Leaf Razor.

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