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Sometimes I receive questions from you that I cannot answer, so I send emails to companies to get the info. Recently I have even contacted Selfridges UK to see if their international shipping rate could be adjusted and reduced for small parcels… one can dream right ? 😀 They haven’t replied, but maybe they will ? who knows… I’ll keep you informed either way.
Tanseido just replied to the questions I had sent them, I will copy here the 3 little questions and their answers. I hope it’s clear, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me, they are very willing to help and I highly appreciate their availability and effort.
I may travel to Japan soon, I am planning the dates and the trip at the moment, if you have any advice, recommendations, suggestions, I’ll be pleased to hear them, I have tried to take note of the skincare you mentioned in some comments but I won’t mind at all if you centralize your recommendations here, trip or beauty related, it will be easier to access them when I am there.
My very first trip to Japan, hopefully not the last !
Have a lovely weekend !
>>1) Why are the brushes dyed ?
In case of Goat ( sokouhou grade )
One of the highest quality of brush is white goat, It’ s so soft and very very good for your skin,
Mainly customers like colored one than white one,
We think this is the main reason to dye,
In case of professional make up artist, They prefer black or brown brush
because They often have to make up many people different type of make up in one time,
Consequently they have to pick up many colors from powder for each models,
If they use white heir brush, It’s looks not good after few make-up,
Black or brown can hide several kind of powder colors,
Also some animal low hair needs to dye because of each hair is not same color,
some hair color is brown to white or white to dark, It’s not looks good.
These above are main reason to dye.
We know dyeing will give a damage to the hair,
So our basic stance is using original hair like white color brush,
But it is depends on hair condition (color, smell, softness etc)
>>2) what is the difference between the black ones and the tea ones ? is there also a difference in functionality or just in color ?
There is no difference between those color, it’s dyeing from white, So no difference and same function
>>3) Naming (example WQ 10TS)
sokoumitsu (type of animal hair)
circle & flat shape (shape of hair)
No10 (metal part size great number is bigger size)
Brown (color of hair T-tea dye B-black no
specified is white)
long handle (about 12cm)
shot handle (about 5cm)
no specified :
normal size (about 8cm)