I find it better to ask why not.
I used to think a certain kind of brush worked better for creams than soaps, and vice versa. Then, after buying many different brushes, I discovered the brushes I liked best worked equally well for both. Out of about 13 or so brushes, I discovered two that I really liked, and used almost to the exclusion of the others (a Somerset Simpson CH2 Super two-band and a Plisson HMW 16 horn two-band). I can't choose between those two, so alternate between them to extend the lives of each. Given that the Simpson is no longer made (I don't like the Vulfix-made CH2 as well, unfortunately), I figure from now on, I'll only ever seek to replace the Plisson with another one when the time comes. At that point, I will be a one brush guy, for all intents and purposes. I have no interest in acquiring any other models. I've sold off a good chunk of my other brushes, while holding on to some just because - but they don't get used very much.I just wasn't sure if i was supposed to have more than 1 for soap vs cream. etc..
My though exactly. I have three boars in rotation. I don't know if it's as important with badgers but boars soften during the wet/drying cycle.You need at least two; you want to give one the chance to dry completely while you use the other one.
Unless you don't shave every day, of course, then you can get by with a single brush.
True, and not. True, I don't get any better shave using my $500 Plisson than I do using my $250 Simpson, or my $140 Kent. Also true, once I found what worked best for me, going with other options didn't provide any benefit....we "trade up" for product features that offer diminishing returns...If you're using any of the commonly recommended ones here, another will do nothing to improve your shave.
All good points Ron.Marketers have always viewed men as suckers for believing in the value of product features that offer subtle, if any differentiation. We fall for whatever line of BS they feed us. We buy scores of products that are essentially the same and we "trade up" for product features that offer diminishing returns. This is our weakness.
Brushes are comical in this regard. If you're using any of the commonly recommended ones here, another will do nothing to improve your shave.
Just wondering. For those of you old enough to have Dad's that shaved regularly with DEs, did he have 20 razors and 20 brushes and a drawer full of soaps and aftershaves?
My dad also rotated between two brushes. He had one razor (I also have one), used one soap (I use three), and one aftershave (umm yes ...)Just wondering. For those of you old enough to have Dad's that shaved regularly with DEs, did he have 20 razors and 20 brushes and a drawer full of soaps and aftershaves?
Exactly. As someone else said above, need vs. want.
I'm in your club too. I own 4 brushes, but I only use one. I still have the first EJ badger brush I bought for £10 on amazon, but it hasn't been out of the cupboard for over 6 months, and I probably ought to chuck it out but there's nothing actually wrong with it. I have a B&B Essentials boar, which looks kinda cool but doesn't work well for face lathering and I don't use a bowl any more. I have a Muhle Silvertip Fibre synthetic which I use every single day. It's perfect. Soaps, creams, face, bowl, warm, cold - it just works. I also have a HJM black fibre synthetic which is now my travel brush.You're supposed to have whatever works for you. I have just one brush that I use daily. I have another for travel and that's only because it was my former daily and it's the only one that fits in my travel tube. Otherwise I'd just have one.
AD's may be popular topics but don't confuse popular with "everyone does". Plenty of people don't collect or rotate.
I'm guessing cause "he" is actually a she.Anyone else find it a bit odd that Klovgren knows so much about women's shoes? Didn't know Al Bundy was a member here!
I understand now, IM a gun guy, i have 63 weapons, many are the same caliber, just different models and brands.. Same idea then..
I just wasn't sure if i was supposed to have more than 1 for soap vs cream. etc..
I'm glad that this is universal and not just a guy-thing, or that we're the only suckers. I've got 8 guitars right now, could easily justify 3 more, and when I thought I was going to sell one that was seeing little use, I found a way to rationalize keeping it.If you don't mind me adding, brushes and accessories are like women with shoes. How many black patent leather heels could one possible need? flat for day, kitten heel for a change, the whole heel size thing 2",3",4", strappy back, cut out, lace up and on and on if we're talking about price points too we/I love em. I think it's the same as brushes. Each one has its merits, some for sentimental reasons and others just because you are treating yourself.
With all respect, 6 months is simply not long enough for a long term perspective, imho. Take it from someone who wetshaved for 30 years. You need at least two brushes.You don't need multiple brushes, you WANT multiple brushes. I only have 1 brush and have only had one brush for the past 6 months since I started DE shaving.