I have a 24mm silvertip that is set at 45mm (with 20mm hidden in the handle). I shave in the morning (sounds like you shave at night?) and am not surprised to find it still damp when I get back from work - so assume about 10 hours. I don't store brushes in the washroom, they are kept in the bedroom where the air is drier and this particular brush does not typically hang.
I don't consider the drying time to be a concern and don't know that my 45mm loft brush necessarily takes longer to dry than the next. Capillary action should draw out the little moisture that manages to get into the lower sections of the knot. If the brush is still wet after 24 hours or more like 36 hours, then it may be more of an issue or maybe just an excuse to make sure you have enough brushes to always give them 48 hours to dry
Edit: To dry the brush, after shaving, I form a circle with my index finger and thumb at the base of the knot, shake the brush out 3 or 4 times and then lightly strop with my fingers to ensure the bristles/hair are fanned out evenly. Nothing more.
Last edited by inspiringK; 06-20-2012 at 11:04 AM.
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