Torino Pro #57 is a medium hard with excellent pull. This brush is not for fresh cuts and should be used at a 2.5 or higher. This brush is firmer than the tp#350,tp#570 brush and the tp #56.
I stuff the brushes with extra bristles so when you get the brush and bristles come out don't be alarmed that's part of the design process.
The bristles stop shedding after 3 weeks also these brushes are not for wash and styles or to be wetting in the shower you will ruin the brush please use a royalty shower brush for that.