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Brush maintenance


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I have a few brushes that i rotate.
Now I’m wetshaving with a straight razor for about a year now I was wondering. Should I be doing something with my brushes regarding maintenance? I don’t notice any problems with any of them but is there some sort routine any of you go through with cleaning them?

The King

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The only maintenance I do with both the boar and the badger brushes is to clean it once a quarter with a mild shampoo.

My Shavemac brush lost its hair, so I sent it back to Bernd.
After some research he wrote me back that the brush was well maintained so I suppose washing it with shampoo is enough.

I too have read the most extensive versions on the various forums with white vinegar etc. but I really only stick to the mild shampoo.


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Nothing special really, I still have my brush that I used for over 30 years in the military and that one got abused a lot, being put in the backpack still wet and crushed in between other stuff, still works.


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Hair is washed every time with use. Actually, don't do anything with it, except rinse well after use.


I don't do anything more than make sure I rinse each brush well after use and get as much of the soap lather out of the base of the knot as I can. I currently rotate 12 brushes so I haven't done it yet but will probably clearn them all with warm water and Dawn dishwashing liquid. I'd say with my rotation I can probably get away with doing that once a year.