I second Takeshi comment on switching brushes. I recently added an Omega 48 to my den. The difference between a badger and boar is night and day. The badger defnitly holds more water then the boar. Each brush lathers differently, I like the boar for the task of harder soaps and the badger for softer soaps.
When using the badger I flick out the excess water and then squezze it a litttle there is still enough water left. Then I began lathering adding a little water as needed. I read on a post; "do 20 laps with the brush to bring optium lather" This techinque has worked well for me.
My Omega 48 boar,is reaching the one month mark. The bristle tips have began to spilit, it has began to blossom out, it is becoming softer. I wish that I had purchased a quality boar earlier. I believe for a newbie learning to lather. A quality boar is the better choice in learning the art of lathering. In hindsight I understand that.
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