01-06-2020, 05:01 PM
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Are there certain types of bristles that hold more water than others? Are there certain types of bristles that hold hot or warm water over a longer time period than others? Thanks

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 01-06-2020, 05:24 PM
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This post might provide some useful info, it’s from a test I did back in ‘17
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...#pid780878

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 01-08-2020, 03:41 PM
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A bit off-topic, but related. If you want to laugh your ass off, check out this thread. (The non-sense characters replaced quotation marks and some italics/apostrophe formatting after a server "upgrade" a few years back.)

 https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/thr...nt.360542/

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 01-08-2020, 05:14 PM
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I am pretty sure it goes badger, boar, horse, synthetic.

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 01-08-2020, 06:26 PM
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I've tried them all.  Badger is the clear answer for me.

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 01-08-2020, 10:04 PM
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  • Shaun
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(01-08-2020, 06:26 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I've tried them all.  Badger is the clear answer for me.

A live badger, especially. Really warm.

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 01-09-2020, 07:17 AM
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(01-08-2020, 10:04 PM)Shaun Wrote:
(01-08-2020, 06:26 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I've tried them all.  Badger is the clear answer for me.

A live badger, especially. Really warm.

Biggrin

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 01-09-2020, 05:08 PM
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  • Mouser
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To answer the op's question.  The next one.

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 01-10-2020, 08:27 AM
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  • Nero
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I've never had any badger or synthetic brush "stay warm". Maybe unicorn hair does?

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 01-10-2020, 08:42 AM
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There's a comparison of badger v. synthetic at the Simpson website, and it mentions badger retaining heat and moisture well.  I use synthetics extensively, but have found that badger holds warmth much better.

http://www.simpsonshavingbrushes.com/hel...synthetic/

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 01-10-2020, 02:27 PM
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  • Gabe
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(01-08-2020, 10:04 PM)Shaun Wrote:
(01-08-2020, 06:26 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I've tried them all.  Badger is the clear answer for me.

A live badger, especially. Really warm.


I would watch that Youtube shave video.

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 01-10-2020, 04:07 PM
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  • Nero
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Weird how I've never noticed warmth from any of my brushes. I'll see if I can notice over the weekend and I'll post pics with my instant read thermometer.

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 01-11-2020, 10:42 AM
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I really like using my synthetics, but I have say that my badgers hold more water and retain heat wonderfully.

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 01-14-2020, 05:58 PM
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  • Nero
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I forgot to use my thermometer, but I did use a badger over the weekend. Started with hot water and by the time I was done loading from the soap, it was lukewarm just like I remember...and just like my synthetics. No difference whatsoever.

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 01-14-2020, 07:02 PM
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I soak my badger brush for approx. 2 minutes in warm water, then lather in tub.  By the time I lather my face, brush feel cold.

Synthetics are run under warm water for 10 seconds, then lather in tub.  They do feel slightly warmer.

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 01-14-2020, 08:19 PM
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  • Nero
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(01-14-2020, 07:02 PM)SCOV Wrote: I soak my badger brush for approx. 2 minutes in warm water, then lather in tub.  By the time I lather my face, brush feel cold.

Synthetics are run under warm water for 10 seconds, then lather in tub.  They do feel slightly warmer.
I used to use an electric tea kettle to heat my water (bc I used to use distilled water)... Even then, Badgers didn't stay remotely warm by the time it was ready to touch my face for the first time.

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 01-16-2020, 01:52 PM
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This is why shaving scuttles were invented

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 01-16-2020, 02:01 PM
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  • chazt
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Just sitting here thinking about it, I’m in the badger feels-warmer-and-retains-heat-better-than-synthetic camp.

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