05-15-2014, 12:06 PM
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I'm a new De shaver and just wondering how you guys keep your brushes looking so nice. My brushes seem to look worse after each use. Any help appreciated. Thanks

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 05-15-2014, 01:22 PM
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Unless you have a very high concentration of minerals in your water, a good rinse under tap-water after your shaves should do the trick. I have never done anything else to many of my brushes which I have had for almost 3 years and they all look like-new.

You could always give them a bath in a vinegar/water solution for a few minutes and then wash with a mild soap.
Good luck.

Do you have a pic of your brushes?

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 05-15-2014, 01:42 PM
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(05-15-2014, 01:22 PM)celestino Wrote: Unless you have a very high concentration of minerals in your water, a good rinse under tap-water after your shaves should do the trick. I have never done anything else to many of my brushes which I have had for almost 3 years and they all look like-new.

You could always give them a bath in a vinegar/water solution for a few minutes and then wash with a mild soap.
Good luck.

Do you have a pic of your brushes?

We're on city water so the only problems I have are high concentration of chloramine, which I hope to remedy soon. My biggest problem is the hairs look scraggly for a lack of a better term ,maybe I'm being to forceful with the brushes when I use them. When I get home tonight I'll try to get some pics and thanks for the suggestions.

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 05-15-2014, 01:49 PM
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When you say they look worse after each use, what do they look like? You say "scraggly", that makes me think you might be mashing them a little to much when loading or lathering.

Also, what kind of brushes are you using (boar, badger, synthetic, mixture)? Lastly, post a pic. I'm sure some of the guys on here could easily look and tell you what you're doing wrong.

Oh, and WELCOME!

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 05-15-2014, 02:01 PM
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(05-15-2014, 01:49 PM)BriDroid Wrote: When you say they look worse after each use, what do they look like? You say "scraggly", that makes me think you might be mashing them a little to much when loading or lathering.

Also, what kind of brushes are you using (boar, badger, synthetic, mixture)? Lastly, post a pic. I'm sure some of the guys on here could easily look and tell you what you're doing wrong.

Oh, and WELCOME!

[Image: ymy9y6e6.jpg]. Not sure how good the pick is hopefully you can see what I mean. I use every kind of brush except synthetic. Thanks for the welcome,I really enjoy all the great info on this forum.

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 05-15-2014, 09:02 PM
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for the pic.
Do you have a photo of the brush(es) from the front view, or them standing? What kind of knot is that?

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 05-16-2014, 02:41 AM
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(05-15-2014, 01:42 PM)essrbc11 Wrote:
(05-15-2014, 01:22 PM)celestino Wrote: Unless you have a very high concentration of minerals in your water, a good rinse under tap-water after your shaves should do the trick. I have never done anything else to many of my brushes which I have had for almost 3 years and they all look like-new.

You could always give them a bath in a vinegar/water solution for a few minutes and then wash with a mild soap.
Good luck.

Do you have a pic of your brushes?

We're on city water so the only problems I have are high concentration of chloramine, which I hope to remedy soon. My biggest problem is the hairs look scraggly for a lack of a better term ,maybe I'm being to forceful with the brushes when I use them. When I get home tonight I'll try to get some pics and thanks for the suggestions.

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You mention a 'high concentration of chloromine' in your tap water. Don't know where you live but typically chloromine, a disinfectant combination of ammonia and chlorine, is kept to about 3 PPM (parts per million) in tap water. We use the same disinfectant where I live, and we have fairly hard water, but I find that a quick shampoo after each shave keeps my brushes in good condition...

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 05-16-2014, 02:53 AM
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(05-16-2014, 02:41 AM)Jivey Wrote:
(05-15-2014, 01:42 PM)essrbc11 Wrote:
(05-15-2014, 01:22 PM)celestino Wrote: Unless you have a very high concentration of minerals in your water, a good rinse under tap-water after your shaves should do the trick. I have never done anything else to many of my brushes which I have had for almost 3 years and they all look like-new.

You could always give them a bath in a vinegar/water solution for a few minutes and then wash with a mild soap.
Good luck.

Do you have a pic of your brushes?

We're on city water so the only problems I have are high concentration of chloramine, which I hope to remedy soon. My biggest problem is the hairs look scraggly for a lack of a better term ,maybe I'm being to forceful with the brushes when I use them. When I get home tonight I'll try to get some pics and thanks for the suggestions.

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You mention a 'high concentration of chloromine' in your tap water. Don't know where you live but typically chloromine, a disinfectant combination of ammonia and chlorine, is kept to about 3 PPM (parts per million) in tap water. We use the same disinfectant where I live, and we have fairly hard water, but I find that a quick shampoo after each shave keeps my brushes in good condition...

Hey jivey, I had my water tested two weeks ago and the water guy said the reading was at 40 ppm . He said that was the worst he had seen in 25 years,I'm scheduled to have a filter installed next week and I'm thinking that's gonna significantly help my problem.

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 05-16-2014, 09:18 AM
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If you think it's the water, you can always try shampooing it and then giving it a rinse in some vinegar/water mix. I do that with mine every couple of months and they stay nice and clean. Sometimes I even use some of my wife's "fancy" conditioner on them. They are hair after-all, right?

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 05-16-2014, 11:42 AM
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(05-16-2014, 09:18 AM)BriDroid Wrote: If you think it's the water, you can always try shampooing it and then giving it a rinse in some vinegar/water mix. I do that with mine every couple of months and they stay nice and clean. Sometimes I even use some of my wife's "fancy" conditioner on them. They are hair after-all, right?

I'll definitely try that, I'm thinking a good cleaning like you've suggested getting my water straightened out and less pressure while using them will do the trick. I just received a new Rudy vey as an early fathers day present and I'm a little nervous to use it until I get my water filter.Thanks for all the help guys


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 05-16-2014, 01:20 PM
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If it's a boar brush chances are when it dried it just dried with an odd shape unless you brushed it on a dry towel after rinsing. After I rinse my brushes (very) thoroughly I do a few circular and paintbrush strokes on a dry towel. Then use my fingers to lightly reshape (usually not much is needed.) That has been enough to keep my brushes looking new.

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 05-16-2014, 03:25 PM
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(05-16-2014, 02:53 AM)essrbc11 Wrote:
(05-16-2014, 02:41 AM)Jivey Wrote:
(05-15-2014, 01:42 PM)essrbc11 Wrote: We're on city water so the only problems I have are high concentration of chloramine, which I hope to remedy soon. My biggest problem is the hairs look scraggly for a lack of a better term ,maybe I'm being to forceful with the brushes when I use them. When I get home tonight I'll try to get some pics and thanks for the suggestions.

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You mention a 'high concentration of chloromine' in your tap water. Don't know where you live but typically chloromine, a disinfectant combination of ammonia and chlorine, is kept to about 3 PPM (parts per million) in tap water. We use the same disinfectant where I live, and we have fairly hard water, but I find that a quick shampoo after each shave keeps my brushes in good condition...

Hey jivey, I had my water tested two weeks ago and the water guy said the reading was at 40 ppm . He said that was the worst he had seen in 25 years,I'm scheduled to have a filter installed next week and I'm thinking that's gonna significantly help my problem.

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Wow... That doesn't sound right at all, unless the water utility in your area is doing a distribution system purge of some sort, but I'll check with some who knows more than me (which is just about everyone) and report back...

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 05-16-2014, 03:27 PM
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(05-16-2014, 03:25 PM)Jivey Wrote:
(05-16-2014, 02:53 AM)essrbc11 Wrote:
(05-16-2014, 02:41 AM)Jivey Wrote: You mention a 'high concentration of chloromine' in your tap water. Don't know where you live but typically chloromine, a disinfectant combination of ammonia and chlorine, is kept to about 3 PPM (parts per million) in tap water. We use the same disinfectant where I live, and we have fairly hard water, but I find that a quick shampoo after each shave keeps my brushes in good condition...

Hey jivey, I had my water tested two weeks ago and the water guy said the reading was at 40 ppm . He said that was the worst he had seen in 25 years,I'm scheduled to have a filter installed next week and I'm thinking that's gonna significantly help my problem.

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Wow... That doesn't sound right at all, unless the water utility in your area is doing a distribution system purge of some sort, but I'll check with some who knows more than me (which is just about everyone) and report back...

Thanks I would appreciate it.

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