This sounds as it is more to do with the soap or cream your are using. As the Chubby is a dense brush it needs plenty of soap. I have the synthetic version and its a lather monster without even trying!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.
All trial and error for me at the minute so no harm giving that a go. I don't mind squeezing some soap out for the final pass but its worth trying to load more at the start of the shave and see how I get on. ThanksDon’t have the synthetic only brush I have is the chubby 2 Manchurian never had a problem getting 3 good passes with plenty left in the brush could just be your not loading enough for the knot density, maybe just looks like there is more left in the knot than there really is. I would suggest sticking with either using the remnants in the brush or load heavier
also I have the badger so could be completely different for synthetic but it only took a few uses to break in more or less ready from the box but definitely one you can feel just gets better with time and use. In my opinion your just not loading enough for the density but see what works best for you that’s what it’s all about.
All the best and enjoy
To be honest I just tend to load heavily enough for 3 passes and touch ups and whatever’s left I just rinse out maybe a bit wasteful but I honestly think the nature of a dense knot is a bit wasteful but also lots of fun to lather withAll trial and error for me at the minute so no harm giving that a go. I don't mind squeezing some soap out for the final pass but its worth trying to load more at the start of the shave and see how I get on. Thanks