03-27-2015, 08:21 AM
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 I used my SOC boar brush in Symmetricalpottery shaving bowl for 3,5 weeks now, and this is basically the result of breaking in. Just wanted to share it. Have fun. Smile

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 03-27-2015, 08:38 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice!

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 03-27-2015, 08:44 AM
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Lovely photos!

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 03-27-2015, 09:33 AM
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  • Thug
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Some great photography there!

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 03-27-2015, 09:43 AM
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Very nice.  It only gets better from here!

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 03-27-2015, 10:09 AM
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  • blzrfn
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It looks like you are off to a great start.  It seems like Semogue boar brushes, the SOC in particular, take a long time to really break-in, but once they do they are very soft.  I have been test lathering my SOC twice a week for the last several months and it still has several ends that are not split yet.  It is getting noticeably softer though and I look forward to actually using it once it's ready.

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 03-27-2015, 10:27 AM
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The bowl that I am using is really helps to split bristle ends.  I've heard that usually similar results achieved within two or three month only. Is that right? 

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 03-27-2015, 11:27 AM
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I've always been told that it's not the mechanical wearing of the bristles that cause them to split.  It's actually the process of getting wet and drying that causes them to split.  For that reason, I always palm lather my new boars daily for a couple of weeks before using them on my face.

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 03-27-2015, 11:36 AM
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I used it on a face since day one. Once it's wet, it soft. Smile

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 03-27-2015, 12:49 PM
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Wow! Very nice. I have been neglecting my SOC in favor of my 1250, 1800 and an Omega. Your pictures have renewed my interest in using mine!

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 03-27-2015, 02:33 PM
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Great pictures, particularly the close ups of the split ends.  

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 03-27-2015, 03:28 PM
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  • Aleksey
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Soooo handsome, sooo tempting. 
I'm just controlling myself not to order SOC badger and boar couple. 

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 03-28-2015, 11:01 AM
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I still torture myself in break-in procedure with my SOC-2000 Semogue's


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About 20 uses and still i am not happy
These Boars make me waist so much time, much than any other brush i have in my life.

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 03-28-2015, 12:49 PM
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(03-27-2015, 10:09 AM)blzrfn Wrote: It looks like you are off to a great start.  It seems like Semogue boar brushes, the SOC in particular, take a long time to really break-in, but once they do they are very soft.  I have been test lathering my SOC twice a week for the last several months and it still has several ends that are not split yet.  It is getting noticeably softer though and I look forward to actually using it once it's ready.

Very nicely done!  

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