Sunsilk is definitely easier to rinse off. As for the softness of the brushes, they are still the same. It will probably take a few more washes with Sunsilk to see results. I’ll continue with this method and hopefully see some results. My Ellana and Marionnaud (last pic) brushes are like that because one time, I asked MB to help me rinse the brushes and he got so gigil that’s why some of the fibers are sticking out.