Did some searching about breaking in new brushes, and people seemed to say that brushes got softer over time.
That is not my concern. My concern is that my new EJ BBB performs much worse than my 1.5 yr old no name pure badger. Used the EJ a few times in my normal way: soaked in hot water while showering, 1.5 shakes to get rid of water, applied almond sized bit of shave cream on bristles, face-lathered. Just not getting a decent lather.
I wasn't expecting a huge difference from the EJ over my existing brush, but it gets such raves and it's inexpensive so I thought I'd try it out.
Do I need to suffer through lots of crappy shaves until the brush "breaks in"? I am prepared to experiment to see what sort of prep works best with the EJ.
Any input appreciated. Thanks.