03-31-2015, 02:25 PM
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  • mark1966
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I've been reading elsewhere and it seems that Gillette are making a major push into the shaving brush market!


We are all used to the banter back and forth in other forums about the pros and cons of different badger grades and in particular between the so called two band and three band grades - see this thread for an example of the discussion.

Realising the growing use of brushes it seems that Gillette has decided to tackle this issue head on with its new brush design by announcing the world's first five band badger brush!

In the announcement of the new products being offered the 'Head of Brush Dynamics' at the Gillette Shaving Technology area within the Innovation Centre in Reading UK is quoted sprouting about the supposed benefits of their new five band technology. It seems that:
  • the first band gently massages the skin;
  • the second band had an exfoliating function;
  • the third band contains specially treated hairs that carry the lather more effectively than other brands;
  • the fourth band expertly deposits the lather in exactly the right place on the face for maximum glide;
  • the fifth band tidies up any mess left by the others and leaves your face feeling like it has been caressed by angels.
No I don't know about you but this all sounds pretty amazing to me and I think I'm going to break my sabbatical and get one. Sorry @Simpson1919 but I think I'm just going to have to ditch those lovely vintage butterscotch Simpsons.

More details on the announcement here.

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 03-31-2015, 02:29 PM
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  • eengler
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Only 5 active bands. I hope Schick is watching this closely.

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 03-31-2015, 02:46 PM
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  • chamm
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Jumping the gun a little, aren't we, mate? ;-)

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 03-31-2015, 02:53 PM
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  • mark1966
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(03-31-2015, 02:46 PM)chamm Wrote: Jumping the gun a little, aren't we, mate? ;-)

Not here Down Under mate - we lead the world!

See what I mean here.

Hey - Happy shaving Smile

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 03-31-2015, 03:02 PM
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  • chamm
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D'oh! My mistake then! :-D

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 03-31-2015, 03:18 PM
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  • Johnny
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That's good.  You had me going for about 30 seconds and then I realized what day it was in Aussie Land.

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 03-31-2015, 03:43 PM
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  • Hanzo
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Wow Mark you got me good . It was so convincingly written I followed the link with real interest. 24

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 03-31-2015, 05:28 PM
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Almost had me. Adding a battery to the mix would have done it. Smile

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 03-31-2015, 05:53 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Personally, I won't touch a badger brush unless it's at least a six-band or more...the hair on the older more mature badgers have superior water and heat retention attributes Tongue

Nice one Mark! You just reminded me I'm going to have to get creative tomorrow...both at work and at home Biggrin

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 03-31-2015, 06:08 PM
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  • mark1966
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Thanks for joining in the fun guys!

Happy 1 April from Australia Smile

We have an advantage Down Under of reaching these milestones first and catching other unawares but it is afternoon here now so we need to be serious again.

Although I must confess that I do like the idea of the brush being battery powered and I'm sure that Schick IS keeping a close eye on developments Wink

Anyway, have a great day.

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