I scored a Truefitt & Hill shave kit for a great price. The kit consisted of a tube of T&H Ultra shave creme, tube of T&H Ultra aftershave balm, a bottle of T&H Preshave oil and a T&H (made by Edwin Jagger) travel brush in a container with cap & matching stand. So tonight I figured I want to use this brush for tomorrow's shave, so in an attempt to minimize the new brush/wet dog smell I figured I would whip a few batches of lather tonight (good practice to see how the brush hydrates). So my first batch after initially soaking the brush in hot water for 5 minutes is with a generous sample of Genuine Ogallala Bay Rum that John at Shaving Essentials so kindly sent me with my last order. In whipping up the lather I notice it turning a brownish color(?!). I looked at the soap and it's pure white, so where is this color coming from? (by the way I definitely need to order some of this soap, great, great lather and what an arroma! I rinsed the brush and mug thoroughly and now whip up a batch of Proraso cream, again I notice a little color shift in the lather, so I rinse the brush and notice that it's not as dark as it originally was when I procured it. So based on these findings/happenings this brush had been dyed to look darker than it actually is/was. The brush is a good brush, it's very soft and it held water pretty well for such a small brush, though it did lose 2 hairs. Have you guys had this happen to any of your brushes? I would presume that the dye they use is not water based, but I may be wrong.