Best way to clean shaving brushes?

#15
It's not dirt so much as the residue from all that soap! I think they benefit from a good clean every once in a while.
Yeah your right the number one killer of badger brushes is soap residue at the base of the hairs, it clings to the base of the hair and makes the hair brittle and fragile, the same thing happens in very hard water areas with calcium deposits, I just shampoo my badgers once a month and am all good and thankfully my water is very soft.
 
#16
Yeah your right the number one killer of badger brushes is soap residue at the base of the hairs, it clings to the base of the hair and makes the hair brittle and fragile, the same thing happens in very hard water areas with calcium deposits, I just shampoo my badgers once a month and am all good and thankfully my water is very soft.
I do the same and for boar brushes I also apply conditioner to the stems. This seems to help prevent Semogue loft collapse and also stops the boar hairs absorbing so much gunk.
 
#19
Fortunately for me i have very cheap tastes in brushes, i only have 2 and the combined cost of them was £40, should they only last a few years i'll still think that i'd had my moneys worth and just replace them. Frankly i have more pressing jobs on my list than to use precious time cleaning shaving brushes :D
 
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