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    Default Lathering dense Finest badger brush

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    I have been wet shaving for over a decade, had an EJ silvertip for most of the time. bought a kent bk4 about a year ago. both quite fluffy and with medium back bone. have manage to lather quite fine for years. Manage to get a great lather in under a minute.

    this week got what I want it to be my last brush, M&F finest badger. 2XL

    I cannot manage to lather it. The lather sticks inside the brush, almost none gets to the top of the brush, the lather I get from it is thin and shallow.

    Any pointers?

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    No magic there. You just have to work at it more. try more water or more time or more soap. That's the combination for good lather. I have a Simpson Chubby 3 which is the densest knot you can buy and yes it's a lather hog but just work at it and you'll get more lather than you can use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diegok View Post
    Hi

    I have been wet shaving for over a decade, had an EJ silvertip for most of the time. bought a kent bk4 about a year ago. both quite fluffy and with medium back bone. have manage to lather quite fine for years. Manage to get a great lather in under a minute.

    this week got what I want it to be my last brush, M&F finest badger. 2XL

    I cannot manage to lather it. The lather sticks inside the brush, almost none gets to the top of the brush, the lather I get from it is thin and shallow.

    Any pointers?
    More than likely, you are not loading enough soap onto your brush, and if you are, you may need to use a bit more water and more time to generate the lather and/or to get the lather out of the knot.
    The 2XL knots are denser than the two brushes you have, so you have to allow for a few different variables when using your new brush.
    I would suggest loading your soap for longer than you are used to, using a bit more pressure to get the soap onto your brush as you are not used to using such a dense knot.
    Good luck.
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    I have several brushes in my rotation; hog, badger, best badger, super badger, silver tips etc. They all behave differently. I like all of them and they perform well but with different amounts of water, soap and lathering. Its funny, I just can't get past the smell of horse hair no matter what I try. Work some more with your brush and it bet it will work with you.
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    As all have said more product is key. Start off by using 1.5 x the amount, again, more product equals more water needed. Play around and you'll find the sweet spot.
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