Every guy enjoys pimping his grooming routine from time to time with a swish new bit of kit, but what should you do if, when debuting your brand new shaving brush, you notice a few hairs beginning to shed?
First of all, don’t panic. It’s perfectly normal for your brush to shed a few excess hairs during the first few months of use, regardless of the brand or the price you paid for it. Occasionally, some of the bristles aren’t entirely bonded during the manufacturing process, and it’s these that will come out during early use.
Shedding becomes a problem if it continues beyond a 2-3 month period.
If your Dreadnought shaving brush continues to shed as time goes on, then it’s worth investigating the cause. If the hairs are short, then it could be that they are breaking off due to improper use – for example, neglecting to soak the bristles in warm water prior to use on the face. Failing to do so can mean that the hairs remain brittle – and in their most fragile state – while soaking them serves to soften the hairs, improving flexibility and preparing them for vigorous use.
However, it is also important to ensure that you are only soaking the hairs themselves, as submerging the handle in water – especially if it’s hot – can cause the epoxy resin in the handle to expand. The result? Potentially, a cracked handle, and further shedding.
If you are sure that this isn’t the cause of shedding in your particular case, then please do get in contact with us if the issue hasn’t resolved itself after a few weeks, and we will investigate further. Usually, the brush will go back to the manufacturer for analysis, while a replacement brush is arranged and sent out to you.