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My bristles are dropping out!
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.....or to be more precise, the bristles in my shaving brush.

My last brush lasted over 30 years, but this one won't last anywhere near 30 months!  Sad

A little over a year ago, Mrs.Cno kindly bought me an "award winning" shaving brush, as mine had less hair on it, than I do. It performed admirably up to about 6 months ago, when I noticed a lot of hairs clogging up the sink. They weren't grey enough to be mine, or long enough to those of Mrs.Cno. The stupid thing now resembles a "punked monk", where all the hair round the edge is OK, but the hair in the middle has now usurped the plug hole.

What I want to know, is this down to:

1. Modern shaving brushes now suffer from male pattern baldness.

2. It got a bad fright, which somehow triggered alopecia.

3. The hot Summer triggered it to molt. 

4. Poor treatment.....though it does have its own tree, from where it can hang "bat-like", so there should be little for the RSPCB* to complain about.

5. It took an allergic reaction to the shaving soap.

6. Quality ain't what it used to be, as everyone has gone all modern and electric.

*Bristles

 

All advice greatly appreciated, and any suggestions for a brush that will molt less than my Samoyed Husky (and believe me, you haven't seen molting until you've owned one of these!)

 

:cheers:

Cno

 

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If it lasted another thirty years it would probably outlast you, you could always check here for a repacement.   Smile

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simonlewis wrote:

If it lasted another thirty years it would probably outlast you.

FFS!  ROFL

simonlewis wrote:

you could always check here for a repacement.   Smile

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The conspiracy theory is true: they really - deliberately - don't make em like they used to. If you're in the business of making and selling shaving-brushes, how long do you think you're going to be in business if your average customer only needs two in a lifetime  Smile

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Cno could always buy one of these.  :twisted:

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CnoEvil wrote:

.....or to be more precise, the bristles in my shaving brush.

My last brush lasted over 30 years, but this one won't last anywhere near 30 months!  Sad

A little over a year ago, Mrs.Cno kindly bought me an "award winning" shaving brush, as mine had less hair on it, than I do. It performed admirably up to about 6 months ago, when I noticed a lot of hairs clogging up the sink. They weren't grey enough to be mine, or long enough to those of Mrs.Cno. The stupid thing now resembles a "punked monk", where all the hair round the edge is OK, but the hair in the middle has now usurped the plug hole.

What I want to know, is this down to:

1. Modern shaving brushes now suffer from male pattern baldness.

2. It got a bad fright, which somehow triggered alopecia.

3. The hot Summer triggered it to molt. 

4. Poor treatment.....though it does have its own tree, from where it can hang "bat-like", so there should be little for the RSPCB* to complain about.

5. It took an allergic reaction to the shaving soap.

6. Quality ain't what it used to be, as everyone has gone all modern and electric.

*Bristles

 

All advice greatly appreciated, and any suggestions for a brush that will molt less than my Samoyed Husky (and believe me, you haven't seen molting until you've owned one of these!)

 

:cheers:

Cno

 

thats the problem with "award winning" products... Go for the second choice... :silenced: :shifty:

 

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I suspect even I have the same "award winning" shaving brush I bought from Boots last year. :roll:

The ones with natural bristles are superior.

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bigboss wrote:
I suspect even I have the same "award winning" shaving brush I bought from Boots last year. :roll: The ones with natural bristles are superior.

Yup, it came from Boots......but my wife told me it was expensive.....probably so I would feel superior and wouldn't moan. 

So I think I have my answer - 

7. It is a load of cheap sh*te.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Cno could always buy one of these.  :twisted:

No he couldn't!  Blum 3

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Grow a beard. The choice of champions. I have a beard. 

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BenLaw wrote:

Grow a beard. The choice of champions. I have a beard. 

I did, after my back op. I thought I looked like Gary Barlow, but apparently it was more Steptoe.  :wall:

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You could always give up the brush and get some of this stuff* instead:

* other brands are available!!

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CnoEvil wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

Grow a beard. The choice of champions. I have a beard. 

I did, after my back op. I thought I looked like Gary Barlow, but apparently it was more Steptoe.  :wall:

Could always have your chin and upper lip waxed. :grin:

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plastic penguin wrote:

Could always have your chin and upper lip waxed. :grin:

OUCH!!  :O

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BenLaw wrote:

Grow a beard. The choice of champions. . 

AbsolutelyROFL

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plastic penguin wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

Grow a beard. The choice of champions. I have a beard. 

I did, after my back op. I thought I looked like Gary Barlow, but apparently it was more Steptoe.  :wall:

Could always have your chin and upper lip waxed. :grin:

Maybe Veet for men.  :doh:

For those that haven't seen it, have a read of this (funniest customer reviews I've come across): http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B000KKNQBK

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