Between hot water and shave soap, which one will soften facial hair most and if so, why?

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Are you looking for personal opinions/preferences or a scientific explanation of why one method is superior to the other?

For most people it’s hot water AND soap.

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Apply Foamy Edge Gel to the face for at least 3 minutes before shaving.

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Hot water plus soap is best.

If your beard hairs are saturated with facial oils, the water cannot penetrate thoroughly into the hairs. Soap removes those oils. Ducks can float because the oil on their feathers prevents water from saturating the feathers. A duck with saturated feathers might drown.

If you apply a lather alone whether a canned foam, canned gel, or lather created from a soap or cream, there may be insufficient water in the lather to fully hydrate your beard. Of course, if you rinse off the lather before shaving, that will help hydrate the beard. I won't go in the hot water/cold water divide. There are proponents of both.

Personally, I like to shower before I shave and clean my beard with both soap and a conditioning shampoo. That does a great job of preparing my beard for the shave. Of course, there are those who prefer to shave before they shower. YMMV! To each his own! C'est le vie!

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(09-08-2021, 08:44 AM)keto Wrote: Why is 6 afraid of 7?

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