Recently I have noticed that quite a few hairs on my badger brush come loose and fall out of the brush while I am building my lather. This would happen from time to time when the brush was newer but after a year of use, I would say at least 5 hairs come loose on the thing now. Is this just a matter of brush quality or am I possibly ruining the brush with my routine?
The following is my prep and cleaning routine with my brush:
1 - I fill a bowl with hot water and sit the brush in it while I take a shower. I also have a little bit of hot water sitting on top of my shaving soap to soften the soap.
2 - After shower, I take the brush out of the hot water bowl and squeeze the hairs to rinse it of water and then shake it a couple of times. When I squeeze the hairs, I try not to pull.
3 - I then begin building the lather in my soap mug and at this point, I'll lose at least 5 hairs from the brush, maybe more.
4 - After shaving, I run warm water through the brush and squeeze out any of the soap that is sitting in it. I do pull a little bit to kind of push out any of the soap that is sitting deep in the brush but I try not to be too excessive with this. I'll run more water on top of the brush, squeeze the brush without pulling, shake as much water off as possible, then hang it upside down to dry.