08-26-2012, 06:14 AM
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I just tried a Chubby 2 best badger. I Mostly face lather. Does the brush need a break in period? I did a couple test lathers before I used it on my face. The brush gave me a rash on right check. The brush felt very prickly mostly on the right check . I amright handed and notice I swirl more on my right side of face.. Maybe I was pressing to hard? The soap I used was a DR Harris Arlingtion which I have no problems in past. My technique may need help.

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 08-26-2012, 06:22 AM
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my badgers have never needed a "break in" period like my boars.

try soaking the brush longer. i always soak mine in hot water when showering, shake a few times, then lather.

i have heard of "brush burn" with some brushes that are too dense, but have a feeling it'll come around for you.

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 08-26-2012, 07:01 AM
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I felt the knot 'loosen' up with mine. It was very slight though.

After your experience, I would use it a bit more and see how you get on.

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 08-26-2012, 09:36 AM
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Use paintbrush strokes instead.

*paging Teiste for video tutorial*

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 08-26-2012, 01:34 PM
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(08-26-2012, 09:36 AM)asharperrazor Wrote: Use paintbrush strokes instead.

*paging Teiste for video tutorial*

* i would give it a bit more time to settle in and in the meantime, do as Lee suggest and paint the lather on after a the first lather. This usually eliminates any brush-burn. Also, you may be using too much pressure as you stated. Good luck.

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 08-27-2012, 05:09 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions gents. I am to give them a try. It is a wonderful brush. Even though with the brush burn on my right check. The rest of my face & neck had a smooth shave.

(08-26-2012, 09:36 AM)asharperrazor Wrote: Use paintbrush strokes instead.

*paging Teiste for video tutorial*
With paintbrush strokes do you create the lather in a bowl/scuttle then apply?

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 08-27-2012, 02:22 PM
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(08-27-2012, 05:09 AM)jfmii Wrote:
(08-26-2012, 09:36 AM)asharperrazor Wrote: Use paintbrush strokes instead.

*paging Teiste for video tutorial*
With paintbrush strokes do you create the lather in a bowl/scuttle then apply?

What I do is use circular strokes to start the lather generating process, then finish up with paintbrush strokes to thicken the lather and lay it on thick. All on my face.

I do it with the extra firm WSP stubby and the Chubby. Every other brush has a long enough loft that circular strokes work well enough. I still use painting strokes to add that final layer of thickness when I want to have some extra lather on my face.

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