I ordered a Simpson Berkeley Best Badger a few days ago and I can't wait for it to arrive. This is the first shaving brush I've ordered. Is there anything special I need to do to break it in? What should I expect? What should I look out for? Are there any tips or tricks to ensure it lasts a long time?
While we're talking about new brushes, what was your very first brush? The brush I have been using is an old, worn out, no name boar brush. It is stiff, scratchy and sheds like crazy but it gets the job down.