View Full Version : How to tell how much excess water to shake out in a synthetic brush?
After I have soaked my Body Shop Synthetic Brush, I can't figure out how much water to shake out before I mix the creme. In synthetic brushes, you can basically shake them dry, so every time I shave, I am forced to shake out almost all of the water, and then just keep adding water until the lather is rich, which is a time-consuming process. How am I suppose to know how much water to shake out, and how much to leave in? Thanks.
08-29-2008, 03:44 PM
What I have found that works with my synthetic brush is this: soak brush in lather bowl, squeeze brush to get out excess water that seems to hang out in the knot. Then add extra water in the bowl that I lather in. This will start with a very watery soap lather with big bubbles...usually a bad thing. Then after a few rounds of mixing, the brush will soak up most of the water and lather and leave a very nice rich thick lather. This is the best way I have found to work for my synthetic brush. Works well with soaps and creams but your brush might react differently.
Hope this helps.
08-30-2008, 02:44 PM
There's nowhere in the rules that state you must shave when you make lather, so do a few practice runs, it won't cost much.
Failing that, you could get yourself a real badger brush, which would be far superior.
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