01-30-2013, 11:07 AM
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  • Songwind
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I have two boar brushes in a rotation of about 8, which has leaned heavily toward the badgers in the past few months. Suffice to say, neither is getting broken in at a record pace.

However, I noticed something about my Omega 49 the other day. It made some sort of enormous leap from "nice brush, still breaking in, picking up a few split hairs every time" to "bam, major softness."

Is this typical for boar brushes? Should I expect my 1305 to have a big leap forward after a little while?

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 01-30-2013, 11:18 AM
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I found that to be the case too. They go from 0 to 60 pretty fast.

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 01-30-2013, 11:23 AM
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Your boar has reached the state on enlightenment and will transcend your shaved into heavenly bliss.

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 01-30-2013, 11:40 AM
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I found that the Omegas took longer (especially my 49) to split or soften up or whatever they do to get nice. I found my 1305 to be "shave ready" much quicker.

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 01-30-2013, 12:14 PM
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  • Dave
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(01-30-2013, 11:40 AM)jpakstis Wrote: I found that the Omegas took longer (especially my 49) to split or soften up or whatever they do to get nice. I found my 1305 to be "shave ready" much quicker.

I've found just the opposite. Omegas (short of the smell) for me have been immediately ready to use whilst the Semogues take a bit longer. The Semogues when they break in are better than the Omegas (to me). The hair in a Semogue brush looks to be a more dense strand of hair than that which is in the Omegas which I feel is the reason for the longer break in. The Omegas start to split after a palm lather or two and get softer quicker.

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 01-30-2013, 12:15 PM
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  • Johnny
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Yes sir, one minute the pigs are asleep, the next minute they wake up.

   

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 01-30-2013, 01:39 PM
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That's been my experience too. Seemingly one special lathering does it. When I did it through actual face lathering that is. Very rare that that happens any more.

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