08-20-2013, 09:22 AM
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I had some time on my hands Today so I thought lets see how all my brushes bowl lather.
I have a Whipped Dog 22mm Silvertip, 22mm Whipped Dog Pure/Black, Vulfix 404 Grosvenor, and my trusty SOC Boar.
I used Proraso Sandalwood and soaked all brushes in the same bowl. Used my usual lather bowl. The SOC and the 404 were the best at whipping up a thick Lather.
Any suggestions on getting the badgers to do better?

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 08-20-2013, 09:48 AM
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Have you ever face-lathered? Biggrin

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 08-20-2013, 10:14 AM
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Yes I normally do with soaps but with creams I was using a bowl. Do you normally just put the cream on the brush and build on the face?

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 08-20-2013, 11:33 AM
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(08-20-2013, 10:14 AM)ddown Wrote: Yes I normally do with soaps but with creams I was using a bowl. Do you normally just put the cream on the brush and build on the face?

Soak the brush or wet it (whatever you prefer), put a pea sized amount of cream into the knot, apply directly to your face, enjoy an extremely thick lather.

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 08-20-2013, 11:44 AM
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Badgers and boars require different amounts of water. I suspect you need to change your water/soap ratio to get your badgers to work better. Perhaps start by shaking a bit more water out of the badger than you do the boar.

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 08-20-2013, 05:36 PM
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I learned by face lathering. To me it's a little easier but a little less fun.

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 08-20-2013, 06:06 PM
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Tried face lathering proraso tonight worked well

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 08-20-2013, 06:59 PM
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(08-20-2013, 06:06 PM)ddown Wrote: Tried face lathering proraso tonight worked well

* Congratulations!
i don't mean to disrespect Whipped Dog knots, but once you try a good badger knot, especially, the 2-band variety, you may find a substantial difference with the lather and face-lathering. Just my opinion. Blush

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 08-20-2013, 07:36 PM
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(08-20-2013, 06:59 PM)celestino Wrote:
(08-20-2013, 06:06 PM)ddown Wrote: Tried face lathering proraso tonight worked well

* Congratulations!
i don't mean to disrespect Whipped Dog knots, but once you try a good badger knot, especially, the 2-band variety, you may find a substantial difference with the lather and face-lathering. Just my opinion. Blush

agreed. WD's are OK, but can't compete with Shavemac, M&F, Simpson, Thater and the big guys and my TGN is superior too.

WD are nice a soft, but not overly packed. mine is a bit funky and choppy looking, so maybe I got a dud. Huh

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 08-23-2013, 10:56 AM
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I used to be a big WD fan but not that much anymore.
A TGN 2 band finest is IMO a much better option and my 30mm one still sheds after a few minths of use (it's in my wife's leg shaving kit and she never notices it, i check it now and then...).

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