Brush newby here

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Duke42o, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Duke42o

    Duke42o New Member

    Im newer to wet shaving and was wondering if anybody could let me know if a real badger brush retains the heat and keeps lather warmer then a synthetic brush? Because in between passes well my brush sits there in the air the lather and brush get really cold and kinda screws me outta a warm shave after the first pass. Kinda irritating any recommendations?
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Maybe getting a scuttle would help.
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  3. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I agree with @jimjo1031. I lather in a fairly shallow soap bowl and have never noticed any difference in heat retention between my various brushes. They all lose heat fairly quickly.

    A scuttle, or even a mug, might help though.
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  4. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    I can answer both questions as yes. Badger will indeed hot more lather (holding it in the brush) and when soaked in hot water will retain heat and give your a warmer (and more luxurious) lather experience. I have both synthetics and badger (like most here) and the hogging and heat retention are the things I notice the most.
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  5. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    As these gents have said, you might enjoy using a scuttle. I use a brush scuttle that I purchased from Robert Becker on eBay to keep the lather nice and warm throughout my shave.

    If you haven't tried a badger or boar brush yet, you might consider doing so. I can make a better lather with a natural hair brush. The brush shown here, with an Omega boar knot, came from @Jayaruh.

    Have fun!
  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Actually, you don't even need hot water to get a great shave. Check out The Fellowship of Cold Water Shavers for refreshing, irritation free shaves. I do cold water shaves all year long now. I only use hot water to clean up my hardware.
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Boom, baby. @Jayaruh has ice water running through his veins. ;)
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  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    I don't think the badger will "retain" heat significantly better than your synthetic. There are brush scuttles out there that may be what you are looking for. I don't happen to own one, but I can imagine it might be effective.

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  11. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    They're here goes again! Brrrr...

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  12. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    For me, badgers hold heat better than synthetics. But I kinda defeat the whole thing by using mentholated soap/sc.
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    also doubles as a teapot..:p
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  14. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b


    I also have a larger scuttle that would keep my oatmeal warm. :happy102:
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    for the most part i bowl lather in a double walled stainless steel bowl. it fits nicely into another bowl i have which has room for ample hot water if wanted, keeps the lather and brush warm...
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  16. Duke42o

    Duke42o New Member

    Hey every one i hope this is the way to get a reply to every one that Answered my ? If not sorry but i wanna thank every one helps out alot im new to this forum stuff so im still tryin to figure how to reply to all peoples and stuff like that im not very computer illiterate so sorry to every one in advance if i do or reply to something im not suppose to or anything like that but any how thank you
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  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    In this conversation, just jump in anytime! Glad you found us @Duke42o. I may have missed it - what was your question?

    EDIT; Oh, I visit so many threads I forgot where I was. This is YOUR thread!

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    Simple, huh? If you want to play around and try it out there is a Post Testing Area (<- That is a link, click it to go there)
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  18. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    You are doing fine, Sir! There's lots to learn in the Wet Shaving World. Folks keep adding new stuff every day on top of all the vintage supplies.

    It's common for Topic Drift to happen. You asked a question. Folks answered. Then they said something that was on the edge of your question. Next thing you know we are on a completely different subject. Keep in mind you, as the Original Poster (OP) chose what this thread is about. Don't let us distract you from The Question!
  19. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    My great-grandfather had a large one of those. He referred to it as a gezunder as it goes under the bed. Except for a cold water tap his house had no indoor plumbing.
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  20. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    You can build a mountain of lather in an old Thunder Mug. Stores out of sight under the bed when not in use. :happy088:
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