Lost a LOT of bristles the first few times using which I know is fairly standard, but it seemed a bit excessive. After about 2 weeks and 5 uses the handle has a large crack down on side from bristles to bottom. We didn't submerge it or drop it so I have no idea how the crack occurred. A shaving brush should be able to get a little wet during rinsing without sustaining this kind of damage. The brush is still sturdy, but only time will tell if this was a worthwhile purchase.