10-22-2013, 11:02 AM
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My SOC boar is breaking a long nicely. The tips on the outer parameter are split and also in center.
I usually soak the brush while I am in the shower. I first give it a quick dip to get the entire bristles covered and then I leave it in a cup with water with about half an inch high.
Lately this results in a moppy floppy brush with is ''all over the place''.
A few times where I gave it a very quick soak, I had 2 bristles break.
So, I ask the collective wisdom of the brush gurus for advice on this one...

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 10-22-2013, 01:19 PM
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When I had mine, I just put it under running water for a few seconds, but I still found it to splay too much for me and to be a bit too rough on my sensitive skin.
Good luck to you.

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 10-22-2013, 01:37 PM
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soak it in my mug or bowl while I shower and have been so since I got it and the past 2 weeks as it's in rotation.

It has enough backbone to stand up and I fill it up to the glue bump/handle and have no issues.

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 10-22-2013, 02:02 PM
  • goaman
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Mine lost probably 10 hairs since i buy it... and i soak it for about 2 minutes in warm water... and i love it!!!

[Image: dfnp.jpg]

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 10-22-2013, 04:07 PM
  • tgutc
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I no longer have an SOC but when I did I soaked it like I currently soak my other Semogue Boars. I just dip half the knot in the hot water I have ran in the sink for about 10 seconds and shake the water out and go. I like to keep as much backbone as possible.

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 10-22-2013, 04:57 PM
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The general consensus is that boar bristles need time to soak, as they actually absorb the water into the bristle. I soak mine for at least 4/5 minutes, with the water reaching the handle.
I'd highly advise this approach to extend the life of the brush and a superior shave :-)

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 10-22-2013, 04:59 PM
  • TheMonk
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I soak mine in warm water for approximately 10 minutes, up to about 2/3 of the knot.


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 10-22-2013, 06:46 PM
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Mine ends up being 5-7 minutes soaking of the bottom 1/4 of the tips.

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 10-24-2013, 05:47 AM
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(10-22-2013, 02:02 PM)goaman Wrote: Mine lost probably 10 hairs since i buy it... and i soak it for about 2 minutes in warm water... and i love it!!!

[Image: dfnp.jpg]

Fantastic image of your brush. I also have one.


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 10-26-2013, 08:42 AM
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I've always soaked it for approximately 5 minutes give or take. The bristles receive an initial dunk to wet everything and then soak about 1/2 to 2/3 of the bristles in the water. I mean that's usually how I enjoy getting into the water,I figured I would do the same for the brush. Nah, I just thought that the majority of the bending doesn't take place near the knot so its not as important to soak that part. Oh, apparently I'm working under the assumption that soaking them will prevent the bristles from breaking. I don't know if there is truth behind that assumption. They DO get softer though

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