Breaking brushes to fix them

Breaking in a new brush is a process that can take time… pretty much any shaving brush needs to be used to blossom into it’s full potential.

Take for instance my latest piece of loot; my Vie-Long 14033 mixed horse-badger brush. I’ve only used it twice so far – one shave and one hand-lather – but allready it’s starting to open up and bloom more. In a few more days I’ll get an even better idea of just how well this brush will perform – it allready feels softer and holds more water than it did out of the box.

Sometimes, it seems, you have to break things to fix them.

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