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Beards and brushes

Postby Sam » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:17 am

For those with beards, do you prefer a smaller knot and brush ? Thinking the razor rock 22mm synthetic brush might work better than the 25mm u now use. The 25 seems like overkill on the checks
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Re: Beards and brushes

Postby M6Classic » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:16 pm

Beard? Yes. Smaller brush? Nope. I use a #24 Plisson which has a 32 mm caliber knot where it enters the handle. It is enormous.

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Re: Beards and brushes

Postby CMur12 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:44 pm

Hi Sam and Buzz.

I've had a beard for 44 years and I've been shaving the neck part for approximately 40. I find it way easier to work with a smaller brush. For me, a knot of 20 - 22mm and a fan-shaped loft are ideal.

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Re: Beards and brushes

Postby Sam » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:11 pm

Cheeks? I'm thinking 22 or 24. I have a 25mm and it really lathers the cheeks so much
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Re: Beards and brushes

Postby CMur12 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:44 pm

Sam, I do very little shaping at the cheeks. I normally just re-wet the skin on the cheeks after my shower and shave it, without lather, with a Bic Metal disposable razor. The Bic Metal (apparently no longer made) has a very narrow head, which makes such shaping much easier. Lather would make it difficult to see what I'm doing.

In spite of my very sensitive skin, I have had no problems with skin irritation from following this practice.

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Re: Beards and brushes

Postby Sam » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:37 am

Ordered me the Razor Rock Distributor 22mm synthetic and a travel tub of Proraso soap for $19.49
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Re: Beards and brushes

Postby Rufus » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:14 am

Beard, beard? Sam, have you strayed to the dark side? :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: Beards and brushes

Postby JRicketts » Thu May 11, 2017 9:57 pm

As a full beard owner, very little shaping is done at cheeks. And it is always easy to work with a smaller brush with a small knot. Before that, just use a beard brush which reduces frizz and tangles thus making it easy to do the further things. A 22mm disposable razor will also work, just try to re-wet it and then do it without any lather. Makes it easy enough for you. I hope this helps.
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