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    Brush loading and lathering and technique

    My issue with waste isn't about the cost although I consider anything even a quarter of the way to $150 too much to waste. My issue is with something being thrown away needlessly when another product could have lasted longer and become one less thing chucked away.
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    Brush loading and lathering and technique

    I'd have replied, had I seen your post, that my Silvertip Badger brush from Art Of Shaving developed a dinosaur extinction level crater in its center after about 6 years of using it without being excessively hard on it. And the majority of that time was spent using creams. But, anyway... good to...
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    Brush loading and lathering and technique

    Well, I use a bowl, but ok. Good tips.
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    Brush loading and lathering and technique

    This is really useful, thanks. Have you got any tips for using a soap that isn't in puck form like the DR Harris cream?
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    Brush loading and lathering and technique

    Clearly the idea that any way goes is not a solution. What I believe is suggested by manufacturers of brushes is not that there's only one way to lather or load just as there isn't ONE technique to cut a piece of wood in two. And though the search for the "correct way" is pointless there is...
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    Brush loading and lathering and technique

    Can you expand on hair growth direction of the brush?
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    Two unrelated questions, alum and bowls

    I can't believe I agreed to the other person. I was totally not paying attention to what he said. Of COURSE it's not an antiperspirant. Don't know why I agreed with him. I just reread it and don't know what I was thinking. Anyway, I wanted to come in here and reply to you to let you know that...
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    Two unrelated questions, alum and bowls

    Oh, I'm aware, I've been using the stuff for a few years now. 👍
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    Two unrelated questions, alum and bowls

    Wait, I'm a bit confused. You're saying the warmer the water the MORE it dissolves or the more it clumps up?
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    Two unrelated questions, alum and bowls

    Well, I'd say that's probably because the forum is so organised and the thread is so useful that it makes one want to continue the conversation. ;)
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    Two unrelated questions, alum and bowls

    Just coming back to this again... your dissolved stone never clogs up the spray head or tube?
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    Brush loading and lathering and technique

    This is one of those things you do so often you can get to a point of starting to question how you do it. Like when a completely normal and banal word looks weird to you when spelled correctly all of a sudden. I know you're not supposed to pump your brush hard into your bowl, hand or face when...
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    Two unrelated questions, alum and bowls

    I use synthetic as well but I believe it was somebody here who told me, roughly "the reason your badger brush has a dimple and no longer seems to hold good lather is because you've breached the top by pumping your brush which you should never do with any brush. Always a circular motion only." So...
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    Two unrelated questions, alum and bowls

    Hmm, ok. Well, I've been told numerous times to never push down hard on shaving brushes because that causes the center of the brushes to get a dimple as the center hairs break from the force.
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    Two unrelated questions, alum and bowls

    I don't think there's any point in separating this into two posts, but correct me if necessary... 1. Does anyone happen to have a formula I can use to dissolve several pieces of alum stone into a usable spray that would give the same potency as using it in stone form as deodorant? 2. Does it...
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