10-29-2012, 01:46 PM
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Allow me to preface that I love Semogue, and they are all that I own!
The Semogues that I do own are:
'11 LE Bristle 2
'11 LE Badger 1
'10 Custom Boar
'12 TSN LE
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2030B (recently sold)
1438 (gave to my dad)

I love them all for different reasons, and I won't part with any of them (that I still have). But, only a couple actually meet the criteria of this question I'm about to ask.

Some of my Semogues get a few crazy flyaway hairs on the outside of the knot that when face lathering, tend to aggravate me, and get bits of lather in places I don't want it, like my eye if I'm not careful. They won't lay down, no matter how I load or lather the brush. In contrast, my others have very nice tight knots that don't flyaway this way. I realize there is some badger vs boar here, which is partly responsible, but I also know that not all Semogue boars do the flyaway thing.

So, I'd appreciate your insights and knowledge from those really in the know, like Teiste. Is there a solution, or, which other models have tighter knots with no to minimal flyaways? Biggrin

Thanks!

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 10-29-2012, 01:50 PM
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  • Johnny
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I have had a few of those pesky hairs in a 1438 and a 1470. I just gently pulled them out of the way and clipped them off at the base with a pair of nail clippers. Problem solved.

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 10-29-2012, 02:00 PM
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(10-29-2012, 01:50 PM)Johnny Wrote: I have had a few of those pesky hairs in a 1438 and a 1470. I just gently pulled them out of the way and clipped them off at the base with a pair of nail clippers. Problem solved.

That is my suggestion as well. If only one hair, just cut it off. No reason to keep it.

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 10-29-2012, 02:07 PM
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  • beartrap
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I have those on my 1305, clipped them all at the base, they serve no purpose.

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 10-29-2012, 02:19 PM
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I clip the crazies as well.

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 10-29-2012, 02:23 PM
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Somewhere along the way I read something and got it in my head that clipping is bad, very very bad! LOL

I will give this a try! Should I do it at a special angle or anything? Wink

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 10-29-2012, 02:30 PM
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I just clip mine off as flush as I can get them to the metal ring.

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 10-29-2012, 02:35 PM
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Best angle to cut them at is 48 degrees.









Biggrin
Noooo, just cut them as close to the base as possible, I don't see any problems with mine because of that.

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 10-29-2012, 03:04 PM
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(10-29-2012, 02:23 PM)CyberJCM Wrote: Somewhere along the way I read something and got it in my head that clipping is bad, very very bad! LOL

I will give this a try! Should I do it at a special angle or anything? Wink

When the brush costs less than $25, why would it matter? Biggrin

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 10-29-2012, 03:12 PM
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I, too, have done a bit of manicuring to my little piggies.

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 10-30-2012, 07:21 PM
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(10-29-2012, 01:50 PM)Johnny Wrote: I have had a few of those pesky hairs in a 1438 and a 1470. I just gently pulled them out of the way and clipped them off at the base with a pair of nail clippers. Problem solved.

+1 Same thing, here, when i still used them.

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