11-13-2018, 07:36 AM
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Ok need some advice. I started with a Chubby 1 which I like but it seemed too small. So I got a Chubby 2 Best - it is very luxurious - kind of a wall of soft badger. The only issue is that I seem to be wasting a lot of soap that still remains on the brush. I guess I could try to load it less. I'd be open to other brush suggestions.

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 11-13-2018, 08:23 AM
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  • chazt
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It's been my experience that those dense Chubby knots give up their lather more easily after breaking in and "opening up." Use it for at least a dozen shaves and see if it's performing more to your liking.

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 11-13-2018, 08:40 AM
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I once owned a Chubby 2 in best badger.
This was a lather hog, too.

But I hated the (lack of) ergonomics of the short and stubby handle so much that I sold it.

I wish you better luck with this iconic brush!


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 11-13-2018, 11:14 AM
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OK.....Here's something I've thought about bringing up, just never have......until now. The very best lather, if you face lather, is left in the brush.
Example: I do a two pass w/touchup. After the second pass lathering , I gently squeeze the brush, starting at the handle base toward the tips.
This is a very rich lather, apply as desired....milk it a little and use as your touchup lather too. Give it a try, see if it works for you..... Cheers

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 11-13-2018, 05:15 PM
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I don’t have a problem with my chubby-2 hogging lather... but I load it pretty heavily! Like Zipper, I squeeze the lather out for the last pass. (I do this with every brush I own, even the c2 synth)


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 11-13-2018, 08:45 PM
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I don't have any issues with any brush knot 'hogging' lather, any longer, as I have refined my lathering  technique and I have a few extremely large knots 34 - 38mm. 
You could try using more 'forceful' paintbrush strokes and on your final pass, just follow @zipper's suggestion above, squeeze the lather out of the knot and apply it to your face with your hand; works all the time and it is some great lather. Smile

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 11-13-2018, 08:52 PM
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Yep, I also always squeeze out the lather from the knot into my palm for a cleanup pass. I apply the leftover lather with my hand and feel for any stubble I missed in the shave or if I need to get closer somewhere. Also I let the leftover lather sit on my face while I clean my equipment for some extra skin conditioning before I wash and do my post-shave routine.

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 11-14-2018, 03:23 AM
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Technique does help with the more dense brushes, but I've always found more densely packed brushes need more product. I thought of it as wasteful at first too, but stopped looking at it that way some time in. If I feel I need more product, I use it. I guess it helps I have more soap and cream than I can reasonably use, too.

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 11-14-2018, 08:59 AM
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(11-14-2018, 03:23 AM)kooshman7 Wrote: Technique does help with the more dense brushes, but I've always found more densely packed brushes need more product. I thought of it as wasteful at first too, but stopped looking at it that way some time in. If I feel I need more product, I use it. I guess it helps I have more soap and cream than I can reasonably use, too.

Large brushes are the best way to exhaust a soap collection that is too large. Smile

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 11-14-2018, 01:22 PM
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(11-13-2018, 08:45 PM)celestino Wrote: I don't have any issues with any brush knot 'hogging' lather, any longer, as I have refined my lathering  technique and I have a few extremely large knots 34 - 38mm. 
You could try using more 'forceful' paintbrush strokes and on your final pass, just follow @zipper's suggestion above, squeeze the lather out of the knot and apply it to your face with your hand; works all the time and it is some great lather. Smile
Agreed, I actually call it "slapping". Same effect. 

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 11-14-2018, 02:37 PM
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(11-14-2018, 01:22 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(11-13-2018, 08:45 PM)celestino Wrote: I don't have any issues with any brush knot 'hogging' lather, any longer, as I have refined my lathering  technique and I have a few extremely large knots 34 - 38mm. 
You could try using more 'forceful' paintbrush strokes and on your final pass, just follow @zipper's suggestion above, squeeze the lather out of the knot and apply it to your face with your hand; works all the time and it is some great lather. Smile
Agreed, I actually call it "slapping". Same effect. 

I was going to mention the word 'slapping', but I had thought it was a bit strong/forceful. Smile

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 11-14-2018, 03:35 PM
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  • Puma
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I'm with the three or four other brothers who squeeze (gently) the lather out of the brush for the final pass. I do this with every brush, every time. Some brushes, like the CH2, hold onto more lather than others.

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 11-15-2018, 06:20 AM
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(11-13-2018, 11:14 AM)zipper Wrote: OK.....Here's something I've thought about bringing up, just never have......until now. The very best lather, if you face lather, is left in the brush.
Example: I do a two pass w/touchup. After the second pass lathering , I gently squeeze the brush, starting at the handle base toward the tips.
This is a very rich lather, apply as desired....milk it a little and use as your touchup lather too. Give it a try, see if it works for you..... Cheers

I have always done this.  I don't like leaving lather in the brush.  And it IS the best lather of the shave.

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 11-15-2018, 04:31 PM
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(11-14-2018, 08:59 AM)celestino Wrote:
(11-14-2018, 03:23 AM)kooshman7 Wrote: Technique does help with the more dense brushes, but I've always found more densely packed brushes need more product. I thought of it as wasteful at first too, but stopped looking at it that way some time in. If I feel I need more product, I use it. I guess it helps I have more soap and cream than I can reasonably use, too.

Large brushes are the best way to exhaust a soap collection that is too large. Smile

Yes they are, but using the soaps period is always the best way to exhaust a large soap collection. I have a smaller shaving cream collection I'm trying to exhaust, but large brushes still help!  Wink

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 11-15-2018, 06:50 PM
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It is a great advantage if you shave your head, as well, then you use your soaps, twice a day, as I am able to. Smile

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 11-16-2018, 03:14 AM
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(11-14-2018, 08:59 AM)celestino Wrote: Large brushes are the best way to exhaust a soap collection that is too large. Smile

+1 unless that soap is Eufros   Cool

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 11-18-2018, 06:26 AM
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My favorite brush. Like others have said, load more and use a light touch when lathering.

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 11-20-2018, 02:59 PM
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(11-13-2018, 07:36 AM)tenreasy Wrote: I started with a Chubby 1 which I like but it seemed too small. So I got a Chubby 2 Best

I was the opposite. My first Chubby was a CH2 in best, then I got a CH1 in Super. I much preferred the Super grade so I sold the Ch2 and kept the 1, but I would love to get a CH2 in Super. I also had an older CH2 in best that was closer to Super than the other one, but still not quite as good. I donated that one to a charity auction.

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 11-21-2018, 11:21 AM
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That’s great that your brush is hogging lather. You’ll be able to use up all the extra soaps that you purchased that you absolutely did not need. ?
Well all the good suggestions have already been posted above.

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 11-21-2018, 11:53 AM
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(11-13-2018, 11:14 AM)zipper Wrote: OK.....Here's something I've thought about bringing up, just never have......until now. The very best lather, if you face lather, is left in the brush.
Example: I do a two pass w/touchup. After the second pass lathering , I gently squeeze the brush, starting at the handle base toward the tips.
This is a very rich lather, apply as desired....milk it a little and use as your touchup lather too. Give it a try, see if it works for you..... Cheers

Like the others, i can't stress this enough...wonderful lather and a great way to touch-up or finish a shave. I told a co-worker last week about this technique.

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