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Why buy a 2nd brush?

Discussion in 'Shaving Brushes' started by shaunwistow, Saturday April 15, 2017.

  1. shaunwistow

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    I'm a mouse....
     
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  2. MrK1

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    What he said.
     
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  3. nick_s

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    It's the addiction. I'm on 7 brushes at the moment and planning three more :D
     
  4. Digimonkey

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    @shaunwistow , @Far Cry Toff - Absolutely goddam right. I have - relatively compared to some - a diminutive brush rotation. It's the variety that's so pleasurable - Badger - Silvertip, Best, Two band - Boar - Horse - brown and white. Few of my brushes would be described as expensive in context. It's the choice available on a day to day basis that's important. It's very much part of the pleasure of wet shaving for me. Even a few different brushes, razors, blades, soaps, creams, after-shaves and balms give you a myriad choice of variables. To not have a second or third brush would be folly. I hope that gives you the encouragement you need mate. I
     
  5. Corto

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    As others have so well put, there are practical reasons: let the brush fully dry before next use, some brushes are better for face lathering, others for bowl lathering, some are optimal at lathering hard soaps, others excel with cream and croaps, and then other more subjective and prone to personal preference reasons: some prefer the feel of soft badger, others the more exfoliating touch of boar brushes. What I would recommend you as a 2nd brush would be a good synthetic. It will dry very fast, it's soft as great badger, and if it's really good it will have sufficient backbone to be a lather forming monster.
     
  6. shaunwistow

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  7. Why buy a second brush?

    Completely the wrong question. Let me re-state it for you?

    Why buy a 23rd brush?
     
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  8. Corto

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    I'm still at level 7. Need to grind a bit more.
     
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  9. As many have stated, the answer is quite personal and belongs to the pleasure side of shaving.
    Nonetheless, there could be a practical reason: synthetic knots lather in a while and dry rapidly. My suggestion is to buy a synthetic and give it a try.
     
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  10. shaunwistow

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    Cheers, as said earlier I've ordered a custom synthetic;)
     
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  11. I was given my first brush as a gift. I didn't know it at the time, but it was a Vulfix best badger. It served me well for some sixteen years of daily use, before it started to 'doughnut'.

    On that basis, my present hoard should last me through this lifetime, and several further incarnations.
     
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  12. 23 brushes? Ha! Monsieur is a mere dilettante!
     
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  13. .....Because I'm worth it.
     
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  14. Johnus

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    You don't wear the same pair of shoes everyday... using a different brush is the same thing.


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