finally broken in the vdh brush

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finally broken in the vdh brush

Post by mrjediconsular » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:49 pm

i finally broken in the cheap vdh (boar or badger couldnt tell) brush i got a year ago for my birthday :shock: and i consider this a acomplishment on my wet shaving journey and i used it today with the razorrock shaving soap i have and it lathered very well but i still need to practice with it to get it to the same or close to the same level as the synthetic i got from gary
Jordan

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Re: finally broken in the vdh brush

Post by CMur12 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:54 pm

Hi Jordan -

I've heard that the VdH boar brush isn't bad once properly broken in (that is, the bristle-tips all split), but it is reputed to take a helluva long time to get there. Now that you have that behind you, may you enjoy your brush! :)

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Re: finally broken in the vdh brush

Post by brothers » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:06 pm

Good to hear! Sometimes it takes time and patience to get one broken in, but it's worth it in the long run.
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Re: finally broken in the vdh brush

Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:20 am

Gee! It's been a very long time since my VDH shave kit boar. But they might have an additional higher quality brush now. I had almost forgotten that's what I started with. It's not a great brush and far from the worst I've used, but it definitely shows you have perseverance to break in the boar. It will definitely do the job. Mine began falling apart however and I eventually just tossed it and moved on to other brushes. I hope you have better luck with yours. But kudus on braking it in!
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Re: finally broken in the vdh brush

Post by mrjediconsular » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:20 am

i dont really plan on using it much i just wanted to see if it it got bertter as i broke it in. i might try a better brush someday but at least i know how soft the brush can get. i still pefer my synthetic though
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Re: finally broken in the vdh brush

Post by Ouchmychin » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:22 am

I have a cheap Tweezerman badger brush that works but is a bit skimpy on bristles. That could be a second step for you.
Ouchmychin (Pete)

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