12-17-2012, 12:00 PM
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A lovely little elf told me Santa might be dropping off a Semogue 830! Thoughts on this brush. Good and bad........thanks in advance and Happy Holiday's to all at the Nook!

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 12-17-2012, 12:07 PM
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  • Dave
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Wonderful brush. Perhaps the best face lathering brush in the business. Give it some time to break in and it's wonderful.

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 12-17-2012, 12:09 PM
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  • Teiste
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Excellent boar brush , between the famous 1305 and the SOC.Its more dense than the 1305 and performs very well , once you get to know it. The tips become very soft while keeping a nice flow and backbone.
Due to have more boar hair than the 1305 , you need to use more soap or cream.Also , give it like 15 days to fully reach its potential and a whole month to consider that its fully soften.
I have a 830 that Im softening right now , and its becoming very , very soft tipped.

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 12-17-2012, 12:56 PM
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  • Arcadies
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The 830 is one of the softest boars I've ever tried, however, once mine fully broke in it lost much of it's backbone and it took 2-3 times longer to get sufficient soap loaded. IMO it's more suited for soft soaps and creams, but as always YMMV.

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 12-17-2012, 01:39 PM
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  • Teiste
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(12-17-2012, 12:56 PM)Arcadies Wrote: The 830 is one of the softest boars I've ever tried, however, once mine fully broke in it lost much of it's backbone and it took 2-3 times longer to get sufficient soap loaded. IMO it's more suited for soft soaps and creams, but as always YMMV.

I need to write a thread regarding how to treat the Semogue SOC and 830 once are fully softened.Once the 830 is fully break in , there is no need to leave it on hot water for over a minute : actually , leaving it for 35 seconds would be more than enough , and the brush will keep its backbone.Try it and let me know if that works for you.

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 12-17-2012, 08:45 PM
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The 830 is one of my favorite brushes. Enjoy.

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 12-18-2012, 10:33 AM
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It is a great boar brush, indeed.
I've broken in the 830 according to Teiste tips in the portuguese forum and it worked wonders.

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 12-18-2012, 01:39 PM
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The 830 is an excellent brush, Santa made a great choice for you with this one!

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 12-18-2012, 01:43 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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No bad, all good. Enjoy your new brush.

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 12-18-2012, 02:14 PM
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AWESOME looking brush!!! Im sure it will treat you right.

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 12-18-2012, 10:34 PM
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Thank you all for the responses. I'm super pumped on receiving this brush! Sounds like it will fit in fantastically with all my other Semogue bristle brushes.

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 01-10-2013, 11:04 PM
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The 830 is absolutely fantastic! I love its softness and the lather it creates is super thick, slick and protective.

I like to rotate some boars ranging from stiff (1800, 1470) to mid-range (1305) to soft (830). It's a lot of fun to use the boars this way.

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