I think it all helps. There are so many choices and people have such a wide difference in taste. The more you learn about what people like, and why they like that particular thing, the easier it is to understand what you like yourself.
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Hi Lisa, i really appreciated your thoughtful review since I am a beginner. I bought myself a size 6 Isabey brush for my birthday but i have been frustrated with it because unless it’s sopping wet, it won’t hold a point. The top frays open. I’m not sure if its me because I’m new/learning and may be doing things wrong or if i somehow got a bad brush. Your review made me think it should hold its point very well, even if slightly dry? Have you had this problem? Thanks!</p>
When my brushes start misbehaving the first thing I do is wash them with a brush cleaner — I use Master’s Brush Cleaner. I think of it as them having a bad hair day! Also sometimes when they are new brushes have sizing in them to help keep them together during shipping and that can make them misbehave as well — so they get a good cleaning with Master’s again. For really stubborn brushes I will load them up with the Master’s brush cleaner and shape them into a point, then let them dry overnight and rinse them out really well in the morning.
Also, when brushes are really sopping wet I usually flick them hard in the air to shake some of the water off and then they snap to a point.
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