03-29-2014, 10:39 PM
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M&F gel tips for reference, hopefully this is helpful. I've found the hair tips to be a little more yellow compared to the other M&F 2 band hair types. The individual hair tips vary from very fine to a plump translucent yellow-white. Face feel is incredibly soft, and yes gel like.

Standard brush shot:

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Up close:

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Inside the knot:

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 03-29-2014, 10:43 PM
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Great close up pic of the gel tips. I've honestly never seen them up close like that.

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 03-29-2014, 11:00 PM
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  • Triad
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Thanks for the insight, never tried one myself. Nice brush!!

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 03-29-2014, 11:54 PM
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  • P Funk
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crunchy when dry, nice + squishy when wet

Nice pics!

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 03-30-2014, 02:39 AM
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Nice brush . I would love land one for myself!

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 03-30-2014, 08:26 AM
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  • refles
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Wonderful reference material, thank you putting this up. Great close up photos all the details are there! Now I know I'll be looking for!
Thank you

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 03-30-2014, 11:07 AM
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Thanks for sharing the pics.

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 03-30-2014, 11:20 AM
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Good info, thanks for sharing.

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 03-30-2014, 03:13 PM
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Beautiful brush and great photos....

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 03-30-2014, 05:33 PM
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  • ben74
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Definitely has the hooked tips...

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 03-30-2014, 10:42 PM
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Glad it was mentioned that gel tips to some hair have a yellow tinge. I was feeling one today and it was much different and less than luxury in color....but I guess from the looks of it at least portions of it had the hooks. I can't say how old it was but from what I know the previous owner had it for a good portion of time. By the way, it is not a Rooney but an M & F.

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 03-31-2014, 02:14 AM
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(03-30-2014, 05:33 PM)ben74 Wrote: Definitely has the hooked tips...
Yes, they're obvious even to these old eyes when seen that close and large.

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 04-10-2014, 04:52 PM
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(03-29-2014, 11:54 PM)P Funk Wrote: crunchy when dry, nice + squishy when wet

Nice pics!

+1. Mine is exactly as described here. Hooked yellowed tips. Clumpy & crunchy when dry, super soft and gel when wet. It feels as though the hairs are melted when on my face. At first I thought that I had done something to actually melt the hair as it had zero individual hair feedback. Felt like a big lump of squishy goodness. Plenty of backbone. Zero scritch. A teensie bit stingy with the lather as I have a 2Xl version.

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 04-10-2014, 05:05 PM
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My Vie Long 16510 Flat Top has that hair. Exquisite! So glad I took the leap of faith on the flat top at Gifts & Care. Like Mixershave pointed out, the hair color is noticeable

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 04-11-2014, 03:19 AM
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How is that hair identified, what is it called? Super? Finest? Blonde? what?

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 04-11-2014, 03:28 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(04-11-2014, 03:19 AM)Mouser Wrote: How is that hair identified, what is it called? Super? Finest? Blonde? what?

2-Band Heritage Badger, but the original version from Rooney (2010-11), and supposedly not the hair available now through M&F, although in some cases, such as this one, M&F brushes have reportedly had hooked tips.
Still, IMO, hooked tips does not mean gel tips, gel tips are a combination of characteristics, and not the tips alone.
I have brushes with hooked tips that do not provide the gel-like feeling of the Rooney Heritage 2-band original. As always, YMMV.

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 04-11-2014, 04:25 AM
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(04-11-2014, 03:28 AM)TheMonk Wrote:
(04-11-2014, 03:19 AM)Mouser Wrote: How is that hair identified, what is it called? Super? Finest? Blonde? what?

2-Band Heritage Badger, but the original version from Rooney (2010-11), and supposedly not the hair available now through M&F, although in some cases, such as this one, M&F brushes have reportedly had hooked tips.
Still, IMO, hooked tips does not mean gel tips, gel tips are a combination of characteristics, and not the tips alone.
I have brushes with hooked tips that do not provide the gel-like feeling of the Rooney Heritage 2-band original. As always, YMMV.

I've got a picture (not mine) of the old gel tips versus the new ones, side by side. Apparently the old ones have a more felt-like feel to them.. The recent heritage certainly has the curled tips as well but in the picture you can see the how much more pronounced the curled tips are. I've never tried the older heritage which people are referring to as "gell tip" but I have a brush with the newer heritage, and all I can say is it's got a gel-like feel to it and it's VERY soft. The hair in my brush looks a lot more like the hair in the OP's pics rather than the "old" style in the pics I posted.



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 04-11-2014, 07:21 AM
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(04-11-2014, 04:25 AM)ShaneN. Wrote:
(04-11-2014, 03:28 AM)TheMonk Wrote:
(04-11-2014, 03:19 AM)Mouser Wrote: How is that hair identified, what is it called? Super? Finest? Blonde? what?

2-Band Heritage Badger, but the original version from Rooney (2010-11), and supposedly not the hair available now through M&F, although in some cases, such as this one, M&F brushes have reportedly had hooked tips.
Still, IMO, hooked tips does not mean gel tips, gel tips are a combination of characteristics, and not the tips alone.
I have brushes with hooked tips that do not provide the gel-like feeling of the Rooney Heritage 2-band original. As always, YMMV.

I've got a picture (not mine) of the old gel tips versus the new ones, side by side. Apparently the old ones have a more felt-like feel to them.. The recent heritage certainly has the curled tips as well but in the picture you can see the how much more pronounced the curled tips are. I've never tried the older heritage which people are referring to as "gell tip" but I have a brush with the newer heritage, and all I can say is it's got a gel-like feel to it and it's VERY soft. The hair in my brush looks a lot more like the hair in the OP's pics rather than the "old" style in the pics I posted.



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That picture does look quite self explanatory to me, but I don't have a M&F Heritage 2-Band with gel tips yet (should arrive next week), so I can't compare the look of the tips as of yet. That being said, my M&F Chief does have quite hooked tips, and it does not give me the same feeling of an original Heritage with gel tips.

I'm sure those that own both type of brushes can definitely be able to shed some more light on this subject.

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 04-12-2014, 04:31 AM
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Yah, I can't go ahead and say that they have the same feel as the hair that got dubbed "gel tip" but I can tell you that this hair feels nothing like any other hair i've tried and I would even consider it to have a gely/soft feeling. Regardless, I love the hair.

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 04-12-2014, 04:49 AM
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What is typically referred to as the "gel tips" are the original Rooney Heritage 2 Bands from 2010/11. Some of that hair also ended up in early M&F given Lee Sabini was involved in both.
It has been said that the specific feel originated from over bleaching of that hair batch during dressing which would also explain the more extreme hooked tips.
There are other brushes and batches that show hooked tips, which is generally attributed to bleaching the hair (very fine 3 Band will hook even easier).
I have tried various M&F batches and none but the very first one displayed "gel tips". It seems to me this attribute is being overused these days...

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