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Apr 27, 2021
Location
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During my shave today I got a really funky smell while lathering up NO Two Kings which I can only assume is badger funk. Following some online info I've decided I might let my brush sit for a few hours or even over night with some Proraso Green in it.

If you think that's a bad idea please let me know!!! I read that it helps get the funk out fully :)
 

Gargravarr

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Joined
Jun 13, 2020
Location
Tasmania
During my shave today I got a really funky smell while lathering up NO Two Kings which I can only assume is badger funk. Following some online info I've decided I might let my brush sit for a few hours or even over night with some Proraso Green in it.

If you think that's a bad idea please let me know!!! I read that it helps get the funk out fully :)
Nice looking lather (y)

I've found Proraso has a habit of leaving a film on any surfaces. One approach that lots of guys like is a good vinegar rinse, then shampoo.
 

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A couple of weeks and you won't notice it.
Good excuse to practice bowl and palm lathering technique with your strongest smelling or least favourite soap.
Shampoo and condition will speed up the process (lather/soak/lather/rinse/repeat) and condition, even soak for a few hours or overnight.
I found medicated shampoo works better than normal daily use shampoos but don't bother unless really funky (worse than wet dog)
A mild funk dissipates after a few weeks normal use and can be hurried along by any of the above.
 
Joined
Apr 27, 2021
Location
Melbourne, Australia
A couple of weeks and you won't notice it.
Good excuse to practice bowl and palm lathering technique with your strongest smelling or least favourite soap.
Shampoo and condition will speed up the process (lather/soak/lather/rinse/repeat) and condition, even soak for a few hours or overnight.
I found medicated shampoo works better than normal daily use shampoos but don't bother unless really funky (worse than wet dog)
A mild funk dissipates after a few weeks normal use and can be hurried along by any of the above.
Yeah I didn't think it was bad at first, just smelt a bit like my cats haha, but occasionally I get a a scent that overpowers the scent of the soap which isn't the worst but not pleasant either.

I decided not to let this one sit over night, it sat for a couple hours. I do admit shampoo makes more sense than shave soaps haha! Maybe I'll practice my face lathering a few extra time over the next week or two, that ought to do it :)
 
Joined
Apr 3, 2021
Location
Brisbane
Just a quick bowl lather to continue breaking in the Boar bristles on my TF Customs brush with the last squeeze out of a sample sachet of St. James before binning it.
Not a wonderful lather, but wasn't much soap left to work with anyway. Working the bristle tips towards softening was the aim of the exercise.
Once again, waste not want not.


 
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