07-30-2018, 12:03 PM
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How do you store / pack a brush immediately after shaving? Situation could be something like this. I have an interview schedule for another city. I fly to that city at 9pm and check into a hotel. The interview is next morning. The plan is to check out of the hotel, go to the interview the next day and then catch a flight home that evening. I wake up the next morning and shave. The brush now needs to be stored and packed as I will need to check out of the hotel. 

Any suggestions on how to pack the brush after shaving. At home, I shave the excess moisture off the brush by shaking it and then wipe it on a towel in swiping and circular motions. Then I hang it upside down on a stand.

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 07-30-2018, 12:05 PM
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The best solution is to travel with a synthetic brush.  Shake off the excess water and run it across a towel a few times.  Then pack it in a brush tube and it will be fine.

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 07-30-2018, 12:21 PM
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Ricardo have a good point; a synthetic should handle being put away damp much better than a badger, boar or horse.

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 07-30-2018, 12:30 PM
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I agree that a synthetic brush and a travel tube are ideal.  But a natural brush that is damp for a day's travel isn't going to be ruined.  How long can you leave clothes in the washing machine wet before you take them out to dry them?  They aren't ruined in 12 hours of dark and damp.  Lately I've been taking a $15 Omega boar brush on the road.  I wouldn't worry about it to be honest.  Just don't take expensive shave gear on the road.

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 07-30-2018, 12:30 PM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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Another method is to use an old pill bottle. Drill a hole in the cap for drainage and aeration. store the dried but damp in the pill bottle and unpack it soon after reaching your new destination

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 07-30-2018, 01:09 PM
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Synthetic brush in a brush tube, no tube.....toilet paper/paper towel tube cut down to fit.
No synthetic brush, use can cream.

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 07-30-2018, 05:19 PM
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My approach is to use the electric hair drier. I shake the brush out best I can then turn drier on to cool (maybe warm depending on the drier - definitely not hot) and point it down into the bristles to dry. Usually I keep the nozzle about 6" from the brush. Some times I'll give the brush a once over with the blower and then go to breakfast. Then hit it a second time if it still needs it. If it's still just a little damp I don't worry about it.

No ill effects on any of my brushes. I will say that I don't do that much traveling so a brush might get this treatment 6 or fewer times a year. If I were a traveling salesman I'd probably go low cost synthetic.

Dave

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 07-30-2018, 05:26 PM
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  • JRRIII
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  • East Coast
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+1 for synthetic brush

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 07-30-2018, 05:40 PM
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I'd pack a synthetic most likely, and I wouldn't worry on a synthetic. A boar of a cheap nature I wouldn't worry too much, but I'd be ripping it out of that case asap. I'd be making lather with my fingers before I ever put away any other brush of any other fiber like you mentioned.

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 07-30-2018, 05:41 PM
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I travel with a synthetic and Ricardo’s method + 10-30 minutes airing out whilst I pack my bags is dry enough.

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 07-30-2018, 07:32 PM
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  • chazt
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(07-30-2018, 05:41 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I travel with a synthetic and Ricardo’s method + 10-30 minutes airing out whilst I pack my bags is dry enough.

Agreed.

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 07-30-2018, 07:40 PM
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EJ 21mm synthetic v1 fiber for travel, in one of these travel tubes (there are holes at the ends to let some air in)
https://bullgooseshaving.com/products/mu...7441708035

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 07-31-2018, 03:18 AM
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Also, shaving before you take bath and get ready gives your brush(synthetic) time to dry, atleast half an hour to dry. If you can manage a drier it's ok though not required.


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 07-31-2018, 04:38 AM
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I travel half of the year. Always with a badger. Sometimes even a Chubby. I carry them in a tube with holes in it. As long as they are not moist on a continuous basis no harm will be done. Rarely travel takes more than 24 hrs. Hence, the brush can dry on your next stop.

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 07-31-2018, 04:49 AM
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  • BSWoodturning
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(07-30-2018, 12:30 PM)Barrylu Wrote: Another method is to use an old pill bottle. Drill a hole in the cap for drainage and aeration. store the dried but damp in the pill bottle and unpack it soon after reaching your new destination

Signs011   A 40-dram pill bottle, about a buck at any pharmacy, with a bunch of 1/4" holes drilled top and bottom is my preferred solution for a face-lathering brush.  The 60-dram works well with a longer brush.   I don't know that I'd take a chance with a $300 brush, but as long as it's unpacked within 12 hours or so, you should be fine regardless of hair/fiber.

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 07-31-2018, 06:08 AM
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I use the generic plastic tubes from Amazon to store my brush on the road. I used to travel with a badger brush, however I was losing fibers because of storing it wet. I switch to a Plisson knot and problem solved. Recommended. BTW this style knot is surprisingly effective and pleasing. You won't be giving up much.

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 07-31-2018, 07:52 AM
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Leave the brush at home.  These days I just take a small tube of cream along and don't miss the brush at all while traveling.

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 07-31-2018, 04:09 PM
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Thanks everyone!!

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 08-01-2018, 04:11 AM
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  • nikos.a
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  • Athens, Greece
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When I travel, I get a synthetic brush with me. Years ago I bought a Muhle brush tube to store it during my trip.

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 08-02-2018, 06:42 PM
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I have traveled internationally with Thater 2 band brushes.  I usually shave before going to sleep on my last night before flying out.  It is  usually pretty dry by the time I pack it the morning.

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