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My bristles are dropping out!

.....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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RE: My bristles are dropping out!

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

:cheers:

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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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RE: My bristles are dropping out!

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:

 

:cheers:

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RE: My bristles are dropping out!

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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RE: My bristles are dropping out!

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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