09-27-2013, 08:01 AM
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  • tsimmns
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I see this word "flow through" posted a lot when describing brushes. What exactly does it mean?

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 09-27-2013, 10:15 AM
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This is my interpretation:
The ability of the brush/knot/hair to release the lather from within.
However, I have been known to make mistakes! Biggrin

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 09-27-2013, 10:16 AM
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  • Agravic
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My understanding is that flow through refers to how easily created lather moves through the bristles and is released to the face.
This term indirectly encompasses ease of loading, lathering, and release ... and implies the final 'flow through' of the lather onto the face.

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 09-27-2013, 11:13 AM
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  • Harvey
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I thought it meant how quickly the bristles absorbed water...

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 09-27-2013, 11:18 AM
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(09-27-2013, 10:16 AM)Agravic Wrote: My understanding is that flow through refers to how easily created lather moves through the bristles and is released to the face.

This has been my understanding of it too.

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 09-27-2013, 11:23 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(09-27-2013, 11:18 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(09-27-2013, 10:16 AM)Agravic Wrote: My understanding is that flow through refers to how easily created lather moves through the bristles and is released to the face.

This has been my understanding of it too.

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 09-27-2013, 07:10 PM
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  • Arcadies
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(09-27-2013, 10:16 AM)Agravic Wrote: My understanding is that flow through refers to how easily created lather moves through the bristles and is released to the face.
This term indirectly encompasses ease of loading, lathering, and release ... and implies the final 'flow through' of the lather onto the face.

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Some brushes will be so dense, and have such poor flow-thru, they will hold the lather and you will get very little on your face...for future reference, these types of brushes are referred to as "lather hogs".

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