01-10-2015, 11:24 AM
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All, this is my first synthetic.. Just received it this week and am very happy.. Really enjoyed how the Reef lathered as well!

Any experience with the GC you can share? Any tips /advice for care of the synthetic?

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 01-10-2015, 11:54 AM
  • racebmx
  • Sapone Di Paolo
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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I love my Grooming Co. brush! I also have the L'Occitane Plisson synthetic, and I prefer the stiffer feel of TGC. As for care, I simply shake it out in the shower, run my hand over the knot to unclump any sticking fibers and put it back on the shelf. Haven't had to clean either brush. The ease of use and simple care are precisely why I only use synthetics.

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 01-10-2015, 11:55 AM
  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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The Gro Co is a very nice and maintenance free brush. Just a good rinse should do. I haven't noticed any buildup over time on the synthetics. Enjoy!

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 01-10-2015, 12:48 PM
  • kav
  • Banned
  • east of the sun,west of the moon
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I think time will tell if synthetics have any real issues that come with mileage. I like mine very much. They may be less maintenance than a badger, but deserving of the same care.

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 01-10-2015, 01:15 PM
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I love mine. Especially for the somewhat smaller tins of soap -- I've enjoyed Shannon's Soaps quite a lot, lately, for their slickness and protectiveness, and given the size of the tins, TGCo's synthetic brush has been the perfect pairing.

I look forward to seeing the larger version, particularly with a larger handle, still.

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 01-10-2015, 06:43 PM
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Use it and let it dry! They are fine brushes with quite a bit of backbone.

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 01-11-2015, 07:54 AM
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I have the green swirl handle version of this brush and have grown quite fond of it. Initially I felt that it was too tight of a knot in too small of a handle, but after a few uses the knot relaxed a bit and I've discovered that the handle makes for an ideal face lathering brush.

I use the L'Occitane Plisson synthetic as well as EJ and Muhle silvertip V2 silvertip fibre brushes as well. Indeed, I almost exclusively use these fine brushes while I guiltily look at my fine collection of badgers and boar brushes sitting on the shelf.

ncreasingly I am moving to an almost exclusive synthetic brush user.

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 01-11-2015, 10:45 AM
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Someone mentioned on one of the forums that the GCo knot felt much smaller than its spec'd 25mm. There's truth to that, but I found it worked as an advantage in face lathering with it. And I never had any trouble getting it to "open up" while lathering, certainly not to the degree that the smaller (less than 25mm) Muhles exhibited. Still looking to give the EJ XL a try so as to compare it with the GCo.

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 01-11-2015, 12:28 PM
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(01-11-2015, 10:45 AM)rsp1202 Wrote: Still looking to give the EJ XL a try so as to compare it with the GCo.


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 01-14-2015, 07:03 PM
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im hoping phil has the larger handle higher loft versions soon. def want to give those a try when they get released.

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 01-14-2015, 07:31 PM
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Gustavo at Artesanía Romera is now making a Synthetic Brush, with a 24mm knot, similar to the Plisson, but larger.
There are custom brushes, with custom handles available for order, but that may take a couple of months.
There are about 4 left in stock on his website (you have to click on each Handle number, to see if it is available to order). I ordered one, and he has sold a few, but I have not seen any reviews of the brushes.
Gustavo also has some Threads on the Artisan Corner Forum, he goes by aremor.


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