12-02-2013, 03:06 PM
I have never had patience with pure badger hair brushes , I must admit.I have tried quiet a few , being the Vie Long black badger a very soft one , the shavemac close enough , and some , like the Omegas or Plisson access , very , very scratchy and quiet unpleasant to use with circular strokes on the face.
However , some gentlemen from foroafeitado have told me , that with patience and use , quality pure badger will soften up quiet a bit or , in some cases , a lot.
I asked Lee for one of his quality pure badger brushes and he sent me one (I didn't pay for this one ) just to test it and check , if using it regularly , the hair will truly get softened.
Something that truly strike me was that this hair is so similar to the Semogue 2011 LE finest badger 1 brush.Here a ic of both of them , so you can check it out too :
Also Lee told me that this pure badger hair is one the best one you can find right now , and Im experiencing that : its not only similar to the finest badger used by Semogue in the 2011 LE but also the shavemac's pure badger (kind of a two band , with the tips non bleached or more yellowish)
I have been using it for 5 days now , when I shave my head (I do that frequently) and have noticed how the bristles are softening , but its not as soft (I mean the tips) as a Silvertip or some types of two band hair.So far feels like the best badger hair used by some brands like Edwin Jagger.
Ill keep experimenting and I will let you know.I can say that while Im not a big fan of pure badger hair , if you are looking for a good exfoliating massage , a brush like this could truly satisfy you , and some gentlemen out there prefer it that way.
12-02-2013, 04:33 PM
Looking forward to your results after the break-in period Teiste. I haven't used the WSP pure but I do have a Simpsons Special in pure and it was pretty rough initially. It did soften up nicely over about two months and is much nicer now. In general I prefer paint brush vs circular motions and particularly with pure badger unless I have a + days growth beard.
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