Odd Question

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by BigMark83, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. BigMark83

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    Have any of ever had a hair in any of your brushes break? Just had one in my new 26mm knot. Then I thought "I doubt all of the hairs are perfect to begin with". Maybe I just need to talk about it so it doesn't continue to bother me. I guess I'm to much of a perfectionist. I really wish I wasn't.
     
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  2. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    It didn't break. It is a special auto-adjustment feature. It's state of the art, it shortens strands when needed to catch lather on the side of your bowl. Your very lucky to have noticed the automatic feature in action.
     
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  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Just finished a shave making lather with a Surrey/Van Der Hagen boar brush. An odd thing happened. It didn't drop any bristles!

    Fairly common for a new knot to drop a couple hairs. Is it natural bristle? Have you spent time doing extensive defunking maneuvers? Usually that'll knock any loose ones out before your first shave related use.
     
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  4. BigMark83

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    @RyX no, I just set the knot last night. I plan on giving it it's maiden voyage tomorrow night. Set using caulk. My first 26mm fan.
     
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  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I've had hairs break...or at least, come out. My favorite New Forest brush drops a hair every once in a while.

    It's hair. It breaks. Heck, my own hair does it too. I really wish it wouldn't though. You have to go to synthetic if you want "unbreakable" hair.
     
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  6. BigMark83

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    At least your follicles aren't broken :D.
     
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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    After setting a new knot, I usually give it two or three (sometimes four) test lathers to remove any natural funk. In that time it’s normal for the occasional loose bristle to come free. If it still loosing them after that I’d keep an eye on it.
    :eatdrink013:
     
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  8. BigMark83

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    I couldn't wait so I used my 24mm last night. I like it, but I really think I'm going to love this new one. Washed it last night and lost some loose hairs. The bloom is nice. It's funny how just a few millimeters can make such a difference. The 26mm looks 1/3 - 1/4 larger than the smaller brush after blooming.
     
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