Originally Posted by Renault78law
Do you guys use pre-shave oil in conjunction with a badger-hair brush and soap/cream? Doesn't the oil get washed away by the soap + brush action?
The oil softens the beard. Makes it easier to cut. It's still soft after the soap is applied.
As important, if not more... is putting a hot wet towel on the face for awhile before soap. To go all out, do the towel, then oil, then soap.
Badger hair or any brush does NOT improve the shave. It's just more fun.