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Chazz Reinhold HOF
Thanks for your insights Chris. That's pretty much my method with soft soaps and creams. I will give this a try with my hard soaps.
I do the same. Only bloom hard soaps. MDC is too filled new to bloom, but it lathers with ease without blooming anyway.
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Wilmo DE
I've never found it necessary for me to soak the puck.
On my harder soaps I just leave my brush a bit more wet and add water as needed.

I almost exclusively use a boar so this may have some bearing on my method.

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
I bloom all of my soaps. I also live in a very dry area, with an average relative humidity of about 6%, so even soft soaps can benefit from a bloom. I don't have many creams, but the ones I do have are in tubes, so I can't bloom them.

I do use my bloom water as my lather foundation. I pour it off the soap into the scuttle before loading my brush, and I load with a pretty dry brush, even with my boars, so I don't oversaturate the container.

It works for me. Even if it's "all in my head", it's part of my process, so I accept it for what it is...
-Chris~Head Shaver~
I bloom all hard soaps.

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I can load hard soaps without blooming and get GREAT lather from it. Blooming the hard soaps just makes it a bit easier and faster to load the brush. That's all.
Not rocket science

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