Boar Brush Break in QUICK!

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Using a Dremel does seem a bit extreme. It might work but who knows what damage has been done to the bristles. I gave mine a few wet/dry cycles using a hair dryer on cold setting. That gets the tips splitting nicely. Splitting tips isn't the whole story with boar though, they still benefit from use after that. The hair dryer trick does speed it along a bit though. Bare in mind Semogue boar are very fine hair to begin with.
 
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I am now endeavouring to ascertain which one of you was a "clown" and who asserted a "middle school mentality" was "adolescent" and "prattled" in their response to the OP, but I just can't determine who it was; can that member step forward :)
It should have been me with my remark that the best way to break a boar brush is with an axe.
Or:
Live is too short to break in a boar brush. No matter how quickly you do it.
Or by pointing the OP to the Welcome Forum for a nice, polite introduction.

But, alas! I saw this thread too late.
 
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Can't you just break it in, as you use it, on your facial stubble ?

I have a Progress Vulfix 404 mixed badger / boar brush and, as i recall, that only took a couple of goes to bed in ?
 
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i just bought a Yaqi Tuxedo Synthetic and... it's very different... but i do like it.

Slightly weird feeling compared to natural hair, but it does the job just fine - you just have to use it slightly differently.
 
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That's the key to using synthetics. Avoid comparing them to badgers and enjoy them for the unique awesome performers they are.
But one cannot help but compare, especially if he succumbs to the hype surrounding the über-expensive badger brushes and wants to try one. The latest gen. of synthetic brushes just flat out work better IMHO. Cheaper (usually), no break in period, will practically lather concrete and one can select any level of "scritch" from sadistic to BBS.
 
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But one cannot help but compare, especially if he succumbs to the hype surrounding the über-expensive badger brushes and wants to try one. The latest gen. of synthetic brushes just flat out work better IMHO. Cheaper (usually), no break in period, will practically lather concrete and one can select any level of "scritch" from sadistic to BBS.
Don't forget their excellent drying time as well
 
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