Today was a simple, but extremely enjoyable shave. I’ve used Trufitt & Hill products many times, but not with a very awesome, and super affordable brush; the Omega Pro Pros aka, the Omega Proraso Boar 🐗 which is the brother to the #48 professional, but with more backbone, and a lower loft. This brush happens to be part of Omega’s professional lineup. The handle whilst being thermo plastic has a great hand feel which is fairly large in circumference, as well as a nice loft, and damned if this brush isn’t filled to the brim with dense natural boar hair.
I always soak any brush for 3-5 minutes for the hair to absorb as much water as possible, and the follicle to expand as much as possible; making it softer, and more likely to splay, and really pick up and whip up a substantial lather.
The dimensions are IMO very nice coming in at,
Height : 133 mm
Loft : 65 mm
Base : 64 mm
Knot : 28 mm
Making the Proraso Professional fairly balanced between loft and handle, though the handle is full in hand, and that fully stuffed 28mm knot is dense, and full of backbone. After about a dozen or, so shaves you’ll notice the break in and will load the hardest French tripple milled soaps with ease.
The rest of my shave went without a hitch. I appreciate you taking a moment to look at this short review of a top notch brush, at a $10-15 price point. Keep smooth my friends.
- Pre: hot shower with Musgo oakmoss soap
- Prep: Proraso White
- Soap: Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar
- Razor: Fatip Nero
- Blade: Bolzano (1)
- Brush: Omega Proraso Professional
- Aftershave: Pinaud Gents Gin
- Lotion: Trufitt & Hill Trafalgar Balm