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How long does it take on average for a boar brush to dry?
In the process of breaking in my new Semogue and Omega boars, they seem to take an awful lot longer to dry than what I was used to with my AoS Pure Badger brush. It dries overnight, but it's been almost 36 hours since I lathered with the boars, and they're still damp.
Is that normal? Will they dry more quickly once they're broken in more?
03-15-2011, 05:22 AM
Mine stay damp deep inside the knot for a long time. I think this is because the actual fibres themselves absorb water. After a shave I try to flick/squeeze as much water as possible out of the brush, then swirl the brush on my hand for a few seconds before leaving to dry.
Drying time *might* get faster as the brush breaks in, because the brush will bloom a little and open up, letting more air in.
It's a perfect excuse to have more than one brush...
03-15-2011, 05:25 AM
...........Is that normal? Will they dry more quickly once they're broken in more?
Once the funk is truly gone everything gets better including drying time. Badgers do dry quicker.
03-15-2011, 08:47 AM
My boar brushes (Omega 49 and 10005) are mostly dry in 24 hours, but I usually wait 48 before I use them again.
My badgers are usually completely dry within 24 hours.
03-15-2011, 09:13 AM
My Semogue 1305 seems to never completely dry, but I do use it every few days. My badgers seem to dry same day most of the time.
03-15-2011, 11:57 AM
All my boars seem to take a day to dry. It was a great excuse to buy more.:tongue_sm
Glad to know this is to be expected then. Something else I think I'll try is lightly rubbing with a towel when finished as well.
But not until the funk is gone.:blink:
03-15-2011, 03:00 PM
My Omega 48 Professional usually takes a full 48 hours to dry completely. I also follow Gary's advice and invert my boar for drying, unlike my badgers which I rest on their bases.
03-15-2011, 04:32 PM
I use my 1305 everyday and to dry I squeeze out, give a few sharp flicks and then sit at the cracked open bathroom window so it has a little sunlight and hopefully a nice breeze to help dry out.
However, as above, it is still slightly damp deep inside the knot the following day.
Hopefully my new badgers come in this week and I can start giving it more drying time between uses.
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