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My first boar brush - what am I doing wrong?

Steve56

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Of course, with Em's soaps, you could get a good lather with a basting brush.

Many basting brushes are boar. Alton Brown uses a boar shaving brush as a barbecue sauce brush.

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Many basting brushes are boar. Alton Brown uses a boar shaving brush as a barbecue sauce brush.
That's probably what got me on the idea. I literally could take a few flicks of the basting brush on one of her soap pucks and have a slick enough lather to shave with.

I wonder, though, with all the black pepper and smoke shave soaps out there, if someone has made one that can double as BBQ marinade.
 
So tonight I performed my second shave using a boar brush. This time, I used a Sterling soap bbq sauce flavor. No wait... Flashbacks of my previous post here.

I used Sterling soap barbershop. It provided an excellent lather with the boar. Sure wish I could say the same with my first straight razor shave. Took 45 minutes with that shave, which I am not pleased with the results. I will post my thoughts on the straight razor forum.
 
So tonight I performed my second shave using a boar brush. This time, I used a Sterling soap bbq sauce flavor. No wait... Flashbacks of my previous post here.

I used Sterling soap barbershop. It provided an excellent lather with the boar. Sure wish I could say the same with my first straight razor shave. Took 45 minutes with that shave, which I am not pleased with the results. I will post my thoughts on the straight razor forum.
I just ran out and copyrighted the phrase "barbercue."
 
I have three boar brushes in house.. and a few more on the way.. snail mail from Spain and Portugal.... I already started the wetting and drying process on the first three.

I'm assuming the mixed knot brushes will respond more quickly to the break-in process... but I have actual proof this is the case but I'll be doing something similar with them, just in case. I will start using the Mistura brushes right away, though, since they start out a bit softer to begin with.
 
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My solution to breaking in a boar brush has been buying them used. I say let someone else do the work, I just want to enjoy my shave. Ty BST!
 
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