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Boar brush too flimsy

Hi
I am using Erasmic boar brush and I must say it performs wonderfully. Well, it has been untill I treated it with good quality hair conditioner. Its not the same brush any more. Flimsy, splices unevenly and makes me unhappy. I follow the advise of my guru. Well... Maby my boar is different. Anyway... I thought it would go back to normal after few larhers. No. Still %&#@!.
Is it anything I can do to change it back?
Thanks.
 
Lather with Dawn, rinse. Do another rinse with vinegar, then rinse well with water. Continue to use as normal.
 
My brushes seem to perform with more stiffness when I only soak them briefly. 60-90 seconds. I can't say this will cure your problem but it should make it stiffer while shaving.
 
also consider how much of your bristle you get wet. Many of the boar I have have long loft. You can use that to advantage by getting the lower 1/2 inch or so soaked and softened. Ya, you'll push some of that lather up but the brush will still have supple tips and firm backbone.
 
Sorry. Hope things improve with cleaning. If not, then you may indeed be looking at a new brush! (And I am often looking at new brushes!!)
 
Lather with Dawn, rinse. Do another rinse with vinegar, then rinse well with water. Continue to use as normal.

I had a brush that I put hair conditioner on, thinking it was a good thing. Got very limp after that. I think it is horse hair and it already took too long to dry out. I used your method and it worked perfectly. Viagra for limp brushes. :)
Thanks!
 
I had a brush that I put hair conditioner on, thinking it was a good thing. Got very limp after that. I think it is horse hair and it already took too long to dry out. I used your method and it worked perfectly. Viagra for limp brushes. :)
Thanks!

Cool, glad you could rescue your brush! Hopefully the OP was able to get his back into shape, too.


Modern soaps have a ton of conditioners in them already, I can't see a benefit to actually bothering to condition your brush. If you were rescuing an old brush that's on the verge of getting brittle, it may save it, I guess. Vinegar is a good rinse for most any hairs that are getting built-up with gunks and oils.

Edited to add: Just in case anybody gets the idea to use vinegar on their brush: don't soak the bristles in vinegar! Just a rinse (maybe a quick second one, if needed) followed with a lengthy water rinse. If you try something wacky like leaving your brush in vinegar over night, you will most likely destroy the knot.
 

IMightBeWrong

Loves a smelly brush
I never have issues that require cleaning or conditioning any of my brushes. Not sure why people think it's necessary outside of buying a used brush. I would think a good way to clean a brush and "condition" it would be to buy a quality shampoo bar formulated for conditioning properties and simply lather and rinse with it, but I am only speculating.
 
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