It takes a few months of regular use for any badger brush to fully break in. During this time, you may notice some hairs shedding. These are loose hairs leftover in the knot from the manufacturing process. Over the first few months you may also find that your brush tips soften and the brush's shape relaxes. These are natural progressions for badger brushes. If you think your badger brush is shedding excessively, don't hesitate to contact us.