06-30-2016, 03:15 AM
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Whatever brush is your softest badger, do you prefer to use your gel tips on a certain amount of beard growth?

One of the gel tip knots I have is a smaller and remains compact when dry. It doesn't have a lot of bloom so I can use this to load more difficult soaps that start of better with lots of soap. 

Used the TGN 2 band Finest knot, likely had chemical bleach treated tips and it applies Me (Spanish) soap silky soft to the face, paints slick and nourishing lather.

But lather like this isn't always as protective as needed I think that I would use this for my second most agressive shave setup and use it to only apply enough for 2 passes. You don't have to over exfoliate the skin if it's just two passes of the blade on your skin. But it is fun to try and thicken up and rehydrate the lather more while applying the second layer. Lather your face for longer than usual if the brush is soft enough or luxurious enough not to bother your skin.

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 06-30-2016, 06:13 AM
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Zac, I use all of my brushes any day and for any circumstance. I have never contemplated using one specific brush with any hardware, software, day of the week, or length of whiskers.
I enjoy them all and get the same consistent lather with each one. Shy

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 06-30-2016, 07:16 AM
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agree with senor Celestino

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 06-30-2016, 08:18 AM
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(06-30-2016, 06:13 AM)celestino Wrote: Zac, I use all of my brushes any day and for any circumstance. I have never contemplated using one specific brush with any hardware, software, day of the week, or length of whiskers.
I enjoy them all and get the same consistent lather with each one. Shy


This right here for me as well

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 06-30-2016, 09:07 AM
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Hello gentlemen, thanks for your responses. I guess I may be over thinking it, but if you had a good amount of beard, prior to shaving, you may say you could benefit from using a denser brush that may be a bit more scritchy to help exfoliate. I also like the idea of having 3 passes worth of very gentle and desirable softness that doesn't bother a freshly shaved face. To be honest, I have done both less beard and more beard maybe it is simpler than I thought but more thoughts are welcome.

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 06-30-2016, 09:20 AM
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We are blessed with some of the finest razors,blades and soap ever made. But I look at my grandfather's WW1 army photo and he was BBS in 1918. I think to many shavers are overthinking what should be straightforward and fun.

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 06-30-2016, 03:22 PM
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I recommend a gel tipped badger with anything.

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 06-30-2016, 04:16 PM
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Splitting hairs, good sir.  

(sorry I couldn't resist  Tongue)

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 07-01-2016, 01:37 PM
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Actually I prefer the rougher denser brushes for when I have several days of stubbles and for harder soaps, and my softer gel like brushes for when I shave daily and use softer creams.

But as Celestino says, pretty much anything will work for everything  Biggrin

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 07-01-2016, 03:04 PM
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Can you even buy a NEW brush that has gel tips? If so I'd like to buy one to try.

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 07-01-2016, 08:12 PM
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Same here Zac not sure it matters much but I find myself reaching for more softer brushes when I had a rough shave previously.

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 07-01-2016, 10:24 PM
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(07-01-2016, 03:04 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Can you even buy a NEW brush that has gel tips? If so I'd like to buy one to try.

Shavemac's Silvertip 2-Band knots are very close to 'gel-tips' and some of the M&F knots are as well, if you can get a hold of Lee.

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 07-02-2016, 01:37 PM
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(07-01-2016, 10:24 PM)celestino Wrote:
(07-01-2016, 03:04 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Can you even buy a NEW brush that has gel tips? If so I'd like to buy one to try.

Shavemac's Silvertip 2-Band knots are very close to 'gel-tips' and some of the M&F knots are as well, if you can get a hold of Lee.
What tip of hair would be the one to get from Lee?

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 07-02-2016, 05:16 PM
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(07-02-2016, 01:37 PM)Chaddy Wrote:
(07-01-2016, 10:24 PM)celestino Wrote:
(07-01-2016, 03:04 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Can you even buy a NEW brush that has gel tips? If so I'd like to buy one to try.

Shavemac's Silvertip 2-Band knots are very close to 'gel-tips' and some of the M&F knots are as well, if you can get a hold of Lee.
What tip of hair would be the one to get from Lee?

Both finest and blonde.

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 07-02-2016, 05:26 PM
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(07-02-2016, 01:37 PM)Chaddy Wrote: What tip of hair would be the one to get from Lee?

Well, his Heritage line was the best 'gel-tips' hair i have ever used. However, his Finest can be very, very good depending on the batch.
As of now, I would not be able to say for certain which to get.

Personally, I would go with the Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band knots as you can customize your handle and knot.

Good luck.

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 07-02-2016, 06:50 PM
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I can understand where you're coming from with this Zac, and I do this to a certain extent sometimes. If my face is feeling sensitive that day and I shaved the day before, I would be more likely to reach for something gel tipped if it was 2-band or 3-band most likely. Other than this situation, I'll use what I'm feeling in the mood to experience, and sometimes just any brush that hasn't seen action for some time. The latter example is happening far more often with my growing collection.  Blush

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