Regardless of the brush you have chosen, for the first use, or for use following a long period of pause, it is suggested to let the brush soak for approximately 12 hours to allow the bristles to hydrate. This process will not only give the flexibility needed to the bristles, but will also ensuring the knot to further lock in the bristles, which in turn will prevent the loss of hair.
During the first month it is recommended to let the brush soak for about 10 minutes before each use.
For the GOLD model, being the natural pig bristle untreated, it is recommended to add shaving soap to the water used for soaking. This will soften the strong odour generated by the new bristle.
After about 10 uses you will have a steady easing of smell and you will notice that split ends will be formed on the bristles, they are essential for the absorption of shaving soap and the reached softness, with remarkable pleasure for the user’s face.