Very disappointed with this brush. The bristles are very stiff, and thinly packed. It also feels like there aren't enough bristles packed in, and the brush is a bit thin. It feels like I am painting on the shaving product rather than working it in. It does create an ok lather once you get going, but it takes a lot getting there. Although I didn't expect much from this price point, I have purchased other brushes in the past at similar prices that have performed much better.