This is coming from someone who has a brush for every day of the month. I own badgers, boars, and synths and find something exciting in using each of them. Lately, the synths have been getting more use since it's summer and I have been cold water shaving but w/ the change in the weather, the badgers turn is coming. The boars get used the least, but when I do use them, it's for an extended period of time( at least a week).First I will address my questions...
1. I see people with many brushes in a rotation. Is this needed, preferred or is this their way of trying new things and keeping it "fresh"?
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!
2. The one brush I have is from Sally's Beauty. Should I just buy another one of those or find a different synthetic? If you are a member of this board and responding I seriously doubt you will suggest buying another of something.
Yaqi, APShaveCo, Maggard's all come to mind- you can do better than Sally's w/o spending big dollars.
3. Do I just find a simple synthetic brush from WCS or another online "place" and be done with it as long as it has some decent reviews.
RazoRock also comes to mind. Great inexpensive synths.
4. Yes I have been thinking synthetic as I "think" that is what mine is and I really don't know how to break in these "real hair" brushes. It appears I am creating good lather and have come up with a process in the morning that is most likely overkill but it is working, I think.
The current synths are really good brushes. However, nothing beats a good badger brush for holding the heat in while lathering. Maseto (on the bay) sells some good, inexpensive badger brushes; however, you will eventually want a Chubby 2 to see what all the fuss is about, so...
So if anyone wants to work through 1 or all of those question that is smarter then me I would appreciate it.
I have been at this for a little over 6 months now and am the owner of multiple soaps, AS, balms, 4 razors. I have narrowed down the razor I am on now and have been working it for the last 4 months or so. I am getting to liking it quite a bit.
But a brush... thats something I haven't purchased more then one of.
BTW, currently waiting on a new brush and have my eyes set on the new "Gealous" APShaveCo brush.