03-14-2014, 05:35 PM
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HolyRollah over on TSD posted a tip some time ago about how to 're-shape' your boar brush if you felt it was blooming too wide for you (backbone felt lacking and/or hard to control when face lathering).
I tested out his tip this past week...and it works great!

My SOC Boar Brush is quite wide now that is is coming into itself:
[Image: 20140220_095926_zpstev0bfzz.jpg]

After my latest shave I shook up excess water, dried it with some strokes on my towel...and plopped it into a tissue roll:
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A day and a half later I took it out....
[Image: roll2_zps6a58a3f8.jpg?t=1394846672]

It's been a few days and it has kept that shape (haven't used it yet).

So....for anyone who wants to 'reshape' their brush a bit - for whatever reason - with little to no cost and effort this may be an alternative.

I know a lot of people want their boars to be as full bloomed as possible and would also potentially worry about a semi-damp brush in a paper roll for a day but there it is in case anyone would be interested in a re-shape as per above Smile

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 03-14-2014, 06:35 PM
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  • Elendil
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That's a good tip. It will work for the big bloomed badgers too.

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 03-14-2014, 06:40 PM
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for how long will the reshapen hairstyle last?

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 03-14-2014, 06:43 PM
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(03-14-2014, 06:40 PM)tonsorius Wrote: for how long will the reshapen hairstyle last?

No idea. I havent used it since I had it in the roll for a daynand a half and it has kept the shape just sitting on the shelf for the past couple of days. Will use it tomorrow so I'll see how it feels and looks after the shave...

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 03-14-2014, 07:35 PM
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  • Johnny
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It will last until you wet the brush again.

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 03-14-2014, 08:18 PM
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(03-14-2014, 07:35 PM)Johnny Wrote: It will last until you wet the brush again.

+1 Another good way is to let it dry and put a thick elastic band, loosely, around the knot. It works very well. I have been doing this for over 2 years, now. Biggrin

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 03-14-2014, 08:31 PM
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(03-14-2014, 07:35 PM)Johnny Wrote: It will last until you wet the brush again.

so what's the point then?

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 03-14-2014, 08:38 PM
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(03-14-2014, 08:31 PM)tonsorius Wrote:
(03-14-2014, 07:35 PM)Johnny Wrote: It will last until you wet the brush again.

so what's the point then?

That during the shave it's not as full bloomed but more compact?


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 03-14-2014, 09:07 PM
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  • tgutc
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Very good tip. Thank you for sharing.

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 03-15-2014, 06:20 AM
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  • Mouser
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I do the same thing with one of my wife's hair "scrunchies".

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 03-15-2014, 11:22 AM
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(03-14-2014, 08:31 PM)tonsorius Wrote: so what's the point then?

Looks nice in photo of your cabinet
or you can sell it better in ebay.
After one shaving will return to previous over-bloom position.

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 03-15-2014, 12:02 PM
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(03-15-2014, 06:20 AM)Mouser Wrote: I do the same thing with one of my wife's hair "scrunchies".

Does she know that it "scrunchy" goes "missing" or is that surprise that happens every now and then? Biggrin

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 03-15-2014, 01:00 PM
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  • grantmm
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Blame it on the cat...

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 03-16-2014, 10:43 AM
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(03-14-2014, 08:18 PM)celestino Wrote:
(03-14-2014, 07:35 PM)Johnny Wrote: It will last until you wet the brush again.

+1 Another good way is to let it dry and put a thick elastic band, loosely, around the knot. It works very well. I have been doing this for over 2 years, now. Biggrin

Or just buy an Omega. Wink

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 03-16-2014, 06:45 PM
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I may be in the minority but I love it when my brushes bloom. I got that very same SOC and I love it when it blooms. YMMV.

WARHAWK

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 03-16-2014, 08:59 PM
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(03-14-2014, 08:18 PM)celestino Wrote: +1 Another good way is to let it dry and put a thick elastic band, loosely, around the knot. It works very well. I have been doing this for over 2 years, now. Biggrin

I do the semi loose elastic band near the base of the knot also. It just confines the knot for storage. As others wrote, once it gets wet it's right back to the bushy look. Then the elastic goes back onto it.

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