Several months ago I learned about Paragon Shaving from the man himself, Rodrigo Zedan. Rodrigo sells these beautiful brushes from Surrey, BC., but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Ask a traditional barber about the best brush to use- and they will tell you a boar brush is the only brush you need. Boar brushes have excellent properties. They retain water quite well and have a generous "backbone" or stiffness which helps to build a great lather and also helps to lift the facial hair as you apply the lather. Paragon found an excellent supplier for boar hair brushes. this brush is perfect for the novice or the expert.
Paragon loves their wood handles! They tried many local and regional types and ultimately fell in love with Mahogany and Cedar from the Central American Region. These trees come from the area stretching from Honduras, El Salvador and all the way up to some places in Guatemala and Mexico.
They are not only strong woods, but they carry inherent properties to behave favorably in an environment where they will be exposed to water. Perfect qualities to have in a shaving brush.
Now back to Rodrigo's story. Not only do they make these brushes, but they also give back! Paragon Shaving directs a portion of the revenue from these products towards a place they know is in need.
Located in El Salvador, Central America, HOPAC is a non profit organization that aids children and adults with cerebral palsy, and other disabilities, that come from poverty and have very limited resources.
We recommend soaking these brushes for a couple of days in cold water to help break it in. After a few uses, you'll fall in love with this brush.
Designed, assembled and finished in White Rock, British Columbia