04-13-2013, 07:08 PM
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  • tsimmns
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So below is a top view of my Semogue 830. Having been at this only a little while, would yall say this brush is breaking in, broke in, or have I completely messed it up? Thanks for any input. I really love this brush, but never seem to get a good lather with it except on my face. It appears to be to small to bowl lather with compared to my Semogue SOC. Thanks for any helps or tips.

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 04-13-2013, 07:13 PM
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  • Arcadies
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Looks like it needs more work, it took 2 months to break in my 830, it was really stubborn. I didn't use it every day, but I did use it ever other day..so it took about 30 uses.

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 04-13-2013, 07:21 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Thanks for that info. Any chance anyone has a broken in one they could post from the same view I posted of one?

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 04-13-2013, 10:54 PM
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  • CMur12
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I'm not seeing any picture of yours. (And I don't have a digital camera to show you mine.)

I bowl-lather with mine and it works great. It took 25 - 30 latherings to be fully broken in and to show its true potential.

- Murray

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 04-14-2013, 06:54 AM
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Where are the photos Huh

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 04-14-2013, 07:10 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Hmm, strange. There was a photo and now it's gone. Let me try and put it back up.

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 04-14-2013, 12:59 PM
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(04-14-2013, 06:54 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: Where are the photos Huh

+1

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 04-14-2013, 01:23 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Not sure, I put the photo up again and it's gone. Maybe a moderator can tell me if it has been taken down for something I did wrong.

[Image: Y4k5Bu3.jpg]

Uploaded to imgur so maybe it will be working now.

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 04-14-2013, 02:34 PM
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Something wrong happened with the photo, I'm not sure what...

Regarding the brush, I see nothing wrong with it. It will probably keep improving in the next uses. You're on the right track. Smile

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 04-14-2013, 03:03 PM
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  • Fab
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Nothing wrong with brush. Patience my friend, and you'll be rewarded Biggrin This brush is awesome.

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 04-14-2013, 03:57 PM
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Looks good to me, just a little wet. After your final rinse, give it a good shake then do 6-12 strokes on a dry towel, rotate 1/4 around and give another 6-12 strokes on the towel. Either set it on end or hang in a stand (my preference) and let it dry good for about 24 hours before using it again.

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 04-14-2013, 06:04 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a stand that this brush would fit in. My significant other got me a brush that a VDH luxury brush and my Semogue SOC brush will fit in, but not this one. Thanks again for all the opinions.

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 04-14-2013, 06:11 PM
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Find someone that sells the simple Vulfix plastic brush stands. They work great with most Semogue brushes. That is what I use. I got mine from HERE

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 04-14-2013, 06:33 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Thanks for the info Johnny.

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 04-16-2013, 03:46 PM
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  • Crag
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(04-14-2013, 06:33 PM)tsimmns Wrote: Thanks for the info Johnny.

PM me your address...I've got a Black Plastic Frank Shaving stand that I'll PIF you, unless you want a nice shiny one, then you will have to buy it from the site Johnny sent...lol Biggrin

Just so you know...mine does not have the suction cup...

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 04-16-2013, 04:10 PM
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  • Arcadies
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(04-14-2013, 06:11 PM)Johnny Wrote: Find someone that sells the simple Vulfix plastic brush stands. They work great with most Semogue brushes. That is what I use. I got mine from HERE

Those faux tortoise shell colored ones are schmexy.

After the fiasco with my Semogue IB LE, I've been seriously thinking about buying a stand for my daily brush to hang dry in for a few hours before returning to the shelf with the others...I don't know if it would have helped prevent the peeling or not, but I guess it couldn't hurt.

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 04-17-2013, 09:55 AM
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  • Attila
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(04-14-2013, 03:57 PM)Johnny Wrote: Looks good to me, just a little wet. After your final rinse, give it a good shake then do 6-12 strokes on a dry towel, rotate 1/4 around and give another 6-12 strokes on the towel. Either set it on end or hang in a stand (my preference) and let it dry good for about 24 hours before using it again.

+5 I do this with all of my brushes after use. However, don't shake too hard. You could loosen the knot after time. It has happened to some folks after shaking too vigorously.

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 04-20-2013, 06:58 AM
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Is it a bad idea to squeeze the water out of the hair? If so, why?

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 04-20-2013, 07:39 AM
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  • Arcadies
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(04-20-2013, 06:58 AM)ImGatMan! Wrote: Is it a bad idea to squeeze the water out of the hair? If so, why?

A gentle squeeze is fine, just make sure you're not pulling on the knot when you do so.

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 04-20-2013, 07:46 AM
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(04-20-2013, 07:39 AM)Arcadies Wrote:
(04-20-2013, 06:58 AM)ImGatMan! Wrote: Is it a bad idea to squeeze the water out of the hair? If so, why?

A gentle squeeze is fine, just make sure you're not pulling on the knot when you do so.

Thank you. I believe I have been. I will refrain from now on.

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