Chubby 2 holding onto its bounty!

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I've recently aquired a Chubby 2 in best badger and have to say I love it. Over the past week or so I've noticed a slight flaw and don't know whether I'm to blame or is it just how the brush performs. This doesn't happen with my boar brush either.

Basically I get a great lather built up but by the time I get to pass 3 I need more soap from the brush. Another swirl in the bowl with a dab of water but not alot more comes out of the Chubby. Heres my problem. If I squeeze the brush with my hands, enough lather for about 2 more passes comes out so the soap is definitely in there and I don't think I'm light handed when loading it up.

What am I doing wrong?

I must point out I've ordered a scuttle with swirls in the bottom which I'm hoping will help as my current bowl is just a normal plain bowl.

DC
 

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I've recently aquired a Chubby 2 in best badger and have to say I love it. Over the past week or so I've noticed a slight flaw and don't know whether I'm to blame or is it just how the brush performs. This doesn't happen with my boar brush either.

Basically I get a great lather built up but by the time I get to pass 3 I need more soap from the brush. Another swirl in the bowl with a dab of water but not alot more comes out of the Chubby. Heres my problem. If I squeeze the brush with my hands, enough lather for about 2 more passes comes out so the soap is definitely in there and I don't think I'm light handed when loading it up.

What am I doing wrong?

I must point out I've ordered a scuttle with swirls in the bottom which I'm hoping will help as my current bowl is just a normal plain bowl.

DC
It's a dense brush and do tend to hold onto a fair bit of lather, I have a few SHD brushes and find I need to give the brush a squeeze to get the last of it out, just comes as second nature now, not a lot more you can do its just the nature of the beast! :) P.
 
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It's a dense brush and do tend to hold onto a fair bit of lather, I have a few SHD brushes and find I need to give the brush a squeeze to get the last of it out, just comes as second nature now, not a lot more you can do its just the nature of the beast! :) P.
In a way that's the answer I wanted because at least I know I'm not doing something completely wrong then. Thanks P
 
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Have you been using synthetic brushes unto the chubby. I've recently started to use a synth brush and notice the lather sits on the brush, where as with a badger, the lather goes into it. You get a really dense creamy lather in the centre. As mentioned, it's perfectly normal to squeeze out more lather.
 
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Have you been using synthetic brushes unto the chubby. I've recently started to use a synth brush and notice the lather sits on the brush, where as with a badger, the lather goes into it. You get a really dense creamy lather in the centre. As mentioned, it's perfectly normal to squeeze out more lather.
Just a boar brush. I don't own a synthetic but plan on adding one to my collection soon. Might do this sooner than anticipated to see the difference(y)
 

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I've recently aquired a Chubby 2 in best badger and have to say I love it. Over the past week or so I've noticed a slight flaw and don't know whether I'm to blame or is it just how the brush performs. This doesn't happen with my boar brush either.

Basically I get a great lather built up but by the time I get to pass 3 I need more soap from the brush. Another swirl in the bowl with a dab of water but not alot more comes out of the Chubby. Heres my problem. If I squeeze the brush with my hands, enough lather for about 2 more passes comes out so the soap is definitely in there and I don't think I'm light handed when loading it up.

What am I doing wrong?

I must point out I've ordered a scuttle with swirls in the bottom which I'm hoping will help as my current bowl is just a normal plain bowl.

DC
Hello mate - I own the same brush - had it from new - as @Blademonkey - pointed out - it is going to hold onto some lather - simply because the knot is so dense - but this will alleviate to some degree the more you use it - the knot will change shape fairly dramatically - see pic below - what mine looks like now - that is it just after use incidentally. Just keep using it. A good trick - if you haven't tried it - squeeze out the remaining lather from the knot - when you have finished your shave - and apply it to your face - as you do the initial tidy up - then rinse it off - and do whatever post you normally do - this makes a big difference for me in the way my skin feels afterwards. See what you think yourself - keep at it - you seem to have got off to a good start - cheers - I.

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Hello mate - I own the same brush - had it from new - as @Blademonkey - pointed out - it is going to hold onto some lather - simply because the knot is so dense - but this will alleviate to some degree the more you use it - the knot will change shape fairly dramatically - see pic below - what mine looks like now - that is it just after use incidentally. Just keep using it. A good trick - if you haven't tried it - squeeze out the remaining lather from the knot - when you have finished your shave - and apply it to your face - as you do the initial tidy up - then rinse it off - and do whatever post you normally do - this makes a big difference for me in the way my skin feels afterwards. See what you think yourself - keep at it - you seem to have got off to a good start - cheers - I.

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Thanks for that advice. Certainly is a big difference in your brush and mine so maybe I've been too eager with it and expecting a certain performance right out of the box. Enjoying the experience regardless and gaining plenty of knowledge from all you guys along the way :)
 
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