05-19-2017, 07:25 AM
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Some time ago I switched completely to face lathering, but I have recently noticed that my Kent BK2 isn't great for face lathering, mostly I suppose because it doesn't have a lot of back bone. From time to time I now bowl lather with the Kent. Anybody else bowl lather with that sort of brush and otherwise face lather?

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 05-19-2017, 08:02 AM
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Much the same here - I mostly face lather but when I occasionally whip up a bowl of lather, I reach for a more "luxurious" brush, which usually means super soft and "backbone challenged".

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 05-19-2017, 11:31 AM
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A floppy brush is the result of less density and a higher loft.  That means less backbone but greater flow, and it's that greater flow which makes it better for bowl lathering.  A floppy brush is also softer, and can give a more luxurious feeling that many like.   I face lather exclusively now.  When I used to bowl lather years ago, I enjoyed floppy brushes, such as the Vulfix 2236.

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 05-20-2017, 08:29 PM
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I have also bowl lathered with boat brushes in the past , some really great ones for this include semogue SOC , 2000 , and omega pro.

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 05-25-2017, 02:35 PM
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I have a couple of floppy brushes that are great for face lathering as well as bowl lathering. But generally I would have to agree Ricardo.

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 05-25-2017, 03:37 PM
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I kind of bowl lather and face lather, i have a SWK scuttle that I use and it's the only bowl i use so I kinda work up a semi bowl lather then finish on my face and in my brush collection I have several soft non back boned brushes and they seem to do a better job, my softest if my WW Black Wolf Synthetic and its soooo soft but does and excellent job not matter bowl or face lathering.

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