06-16-2014, 03:51 PM
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When you are ready to whip-up some lather with your brush & soap, do you give your brush a squeeze or do you just shake out the excess water?

I find it depends on the soap I am using. For example it seems Arko likes more water, so I just give my brush a couple of light shakes for Arko. For MWF I do squeeze the brush.

Do you squeeze your brush bristles?
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 06-16-2014, 03:52 PM
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  • Crag
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Nope. I shake and then re-dip if needed.

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 06-16-2014, 04:17 PM
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No. I just shake it. If more water is needed I dribble a little off my fingers.

When I am cleaning the brush I leave it in the sink under hot running water while I dry myself and apply after shave. Then fill the lather bowl with hot water and stir the brush in it. I repeat until the water is perfectly clear. Then I shake it out and give it an appreciative squeeze and wipe the soap scum off the handle. I then brush it on a dry terry cloth towel and admire its beauty.
Except horsehair which gets the same treatment but somehow eschews beauty.

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 06-16-2014, 05:22 PM
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I face lather. Right before I put the brush to my face I hold the knot at the base and shake out any excess water.

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 06-16-2014, 05:41 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Just shake. I tried squeezing a few times but it let to much water out.

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 06-16-2014, 05:47 PM
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  • MaxP
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Typically I like to start with a drier brush than many. Therefore, I shake out the water, then "dab" it on a washcloth. That technique seems to leave the brush with the right amount of water for most soaps. Adding water, if needed, is easier for me than having a "too wet" brush.

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 06-16-2014, 06:18 PM
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Just shake, then add water little by little under tap.

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 06-16-2014, 07:22 PM
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I rinse and shake... used to squeeze, but found that it didn't help the brush dry any faster.

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 06-16-2014, 07:38 PM
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(06-16-2014, 07:22 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I rinse and shake... used to squeeze, but found that it didn't help the brush dry any faster.

This is about before you make lather not when you are done.

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 06-16-2014, 07:43 PM
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I squeeze. Shaking doesn't let much water flow out. YMMV.

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 06-16-2014, 10:49 PM
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I only squeeze some of my brushes. Most of them I just give a few shakes


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 06-16-2014, 11:03 PM
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  • P Funk
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Shake before lathering. The amount and force depends upon brush and soap being used.
Only squeeze when cleaning up

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 06-17-2014, 04:45 AM
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  • Coyote
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To paraphrase James Bond: "Shaken, not squeezed."

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 06-17-2014, 07:09 AM
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(06-17-2014, 04:45 AM)Coyote Wrote: To paraphrase James Bond: "Shaken, not squeezed."

Good One.


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 06-17-2014, 07:36 AM
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(06-16-2014, 07:38 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(06-16-2014, 07:22 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I rinse and shake... used to squeeze, but found that it didn't help the brush dry any faster.

This is about before you make lather not when you are done.

Never squeeze before either... if anything, I have to redip to get more water in my lather.

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 06-17-2014, 08:48 PM
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Is it just me, or is some of the terminology being used a bit odd when read independently of the subject matter of the thread? Biggrin

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 06-17-2014, 11:55 PM
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(06-16-2014, 06:18 PM)celestino Wrote: Just shake, then add water little by little under tap.

The same,no squeeze.

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 06-18-2014, 04:35 PM
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  • Qhead
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I don't squeeze before but do squeeze after my shave before hanging up the brush! Cool

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 06-18-2014, 05:43 PM
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Shake only before..how much depends on the brush and soap I am using

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 06-18-2014, 06:31 PM
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(06-16-2014, 06:18 PM)celestino Wrote: Just shake, then add water little by little under tap.

My technique too.

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