I don’t like the look or feel of plastic. So whenever I can find a tool that uses natural materials, I’ll opt for that.
I have to clean my fingernails every day to remove sharpening grit, paint, oil and other gunk. Most brushes for fingernails are plastic and ugly. So I was thrilled to find a wide selection of them at The Best Brushes (honestly, the company’s entire catalog is fantastic).
I’ve tried a few of the fingernail brushes there. I really like the “make sense” brush there. But the Gardener’s Hand & Nail Brush is half the price and works just as well. The body is oiled beech, and the tampico fibers strip the gunk quickly from my nails.
Like all natural products, you have to expect some natural processes to occur. After a few months, my brush developed a small split. It is cosmetic, and this is something that wood does – especially when subjected to repeated soakings and dryings.
So don’t expect plastic perfection. We keep the nail brush in this lovely enamel soap holder, also from The Best Brushes.
We’re brush people now.
— Christopher Schwarz
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