Help with lathering Chubby 3

#21
Breakthrough! I soaked and the brush as usual, shook out most of the water, then absolutely abused a tub of Castle Forbes Lime and the upshot was the masses of lather that I expected when I first got the brush. I had obviously made the common error of not loading sufficiently. Happy days now, though
Glad to hear you've found the technique requirted, and apologies if you were annoyed at my previous comment. I was not suggesting that you had bought the brush as a vanity purchase, but rather that it might have been manufactured for that reason.
 
#22
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Glad to hear you've found the technique requirted, and apologies if you were annoyed at my previous comment. I was not suggesting that you had bought the brush as a vanity purchase, but rather that it might have been manufactured for that reason.
No worries ☺️ I bought it hoping for a brush that would give me loads of lather for multiple passes, and I was really disappointed when it didn't. Now I know how much I need to load I'm very happy. I'll get to try lots of different soaps and creams now, they won't last long with this brush!
 
#23
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No worries ☺️ I bought it hoping for a brush that would give me loads of lather for multiple passes, and I was really disappointed when it didn't. Now I know how much I need to load I'm very happy. I'll get to try lots of different soaps and creams now, they won't last long with this brush!
As has been said here on many occasions, 90% of lathering problems can be addressed by using more product!
 
#25
I have a Simpson Duke best badger2, it's smaller than chubby. It's the most expensive and the worst performing brush I got. I bought it October 2016 and I have been trying to use it since so it must have been broken in. I am having the same problems as you, I have pure badger brushes 1/3 and 1/4 of a prise which performs much better and even broken in boar brushes. It was the most expensive mistake I did so far in my wet shaving adventure.
 
#26
@jhnpennington - just stumbled across this thread - It sounds like you are working things out just fine but here are my observations - for reference I exclusively face lather. I own a Chubby 2 in best - bought new. I've used it happily for a few years now. I didn't go for the 3 because - well - I didn't think my face was big enough. There was the price issue too. My Chubb did take time to break in - I always do half a dozen blind lathers with any new brush to help it on its way. The knot will bloom over time - my brush is barely recognisible to the one that arrived in the red Simpson's box. It started off like a bulb and now more resembles a fan. I soak 2-bands, boars and horses but don't find this necessary with best or silver tip - I'll run them under a warm tap, give it a gentle shake and leave the brush upright on the sink while I shower. I dip the tips in warm water before I load it up and give it another gentle shake. I like the idea of abusing a tub of C&F - sounds like you got medieval on that soap. More product is good. Recently I have found that dribbling water from your fingertips into the knot is a much more precise way of adding hydration than dipping the brush into the sink. In the long term - I have cleaned mine once or twice over the years with shampoo. It rejuvenates it. The frequency of this I think will depend on whether you are in a hard or soft water area. Enjoy using your brush - I love mine and have not once regretted buying it. Cheers - I
 
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#28
I've just bought this brush and the lather was thin also. I use SV soap, and followed their suggestion for using their soap. Cover the puck with water, just ejough to cover the puck,soak the brush. What I did was squeeze the water from the brush to almost dry, as SV suggest, I let the brush soak up the bloom water, then load for 30 seconds. Then face lather. Lather was luxurious.
 
#30
Soak the brush in warm water. Squeeze out the excess water until it is damp only, not wet. Load the brush for around 30 secs. Paint on the paste that the soap produces on the face, Badgers do not like mashing the face in swirling motions, painting strokes only, then dip only the tips and apply to hydrate the lather a couple of times until you get what you want.
 
#31
Soak the brush in warm water. Squeeze out the excess water until it is damp only, not wet. Load the brush for around 30 secs. Paint on the paste that the soap produces on the face, Badgers do not like mashing the face in swirling motions, painting strokes only, then dip only the tips and apply to hydrate the lather a couple of times until you get what you want.
Hi, do badgers like swirling motions on the soap puck?
 
#36
My method at this point:

For croaps - I stopped loading from tubs altogether. I scoop and smear in a lathering bowl to load product or make lather in. Makes everything extremely consistent, no mess, no need to air out soaps, no broken hair on brushes (thin bleached boar bristles aka 'premium' really suffered from this).

For hard soaps - start with moist (not wet) brush and keep dripping water on top of the soap periodically as you load. No blooming needed. Water is what wicks up soap in the brush. However, if you start too wet you immediately begin creating lather while loading and get the foamy watery mess.

Loading product and lathering are two separate processes unless you are using mug soap (hard puck in a mug), then you load and lather at the same time in the mug.
 
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