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    This is one of my favorite brushes and its getting a bit ratty looking. Should I trim it or just live with it?
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    Or is this normal? I used to be a bit tough on my brushes. I face lather but dont work much but the top third of the hairs.
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    i wouldn't trim it as i believe the softness comes from the natural tapered tip ends. trimming it might change the feel.(not based on any personal experience BTW)

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    I would highly suggest just leaving it be. If you want a more clean look to it, you can use a rubber band to hold the bristles together after it dries, completely, overnight or for a few hours. This works like a charm.
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    If you like the loft of it you won't really gain anything by trimming and as mentioned you will loose the softness of the tips. If the brush is too floppy and you are not happy with the loft the. A you can use a rubber band or steam the knot out and set the loft deeper.
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    First, try a vinegar soak and shampoo.

    About an ounce of white vinegar in a cup of hot water up to the handle of the brush. Soak for 15-20 minutes.

    Rinse in warm water and shampoo with a dollop of hair shampoo in the palm of the hand.

    Dry thoroughly and see how it blooms. As said if you want more body, a rubber band or O ring at the base will stiffen it up.

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    Treat the hair as you would treat wild & uncontrolled human hair. Clean it with a procedure like Euclid440 gave you,,, then treat it with a good conditioner such as Pantene;

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    get rid of it and buy a new shavemac Do1 2 band and problem solved Tc
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    ,,,,,,,

    Now TC ! that's his favorite brush.

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    If it's your favorite brush, don't trim it. Just enjoy it as is.
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    Well, i havent dont any cleaning or shampooing so i'll give that a try. I wasnt meaning to trim the tops of the bristles but just the ones hanging off the sides. Its dring out in the pic and not quite as bad but when wet it has 15 to 20 hairs hanging out the sides. Guess i will leave it be and clean it. I like the way this boar feels but i can always use another brush right? 8 isnt enough for anyone person. Ha. Thanks guys.
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