#1

Member
Illinois
I've seen Youtube shaving videos with the shaver working the brush so hard, constantly adding a few drops of water, working it some more, for like ten minutes. Other guys just brush the lather on and shave. How do those guys make that work? (Whenever I try to do that the lather doesn't have enough base.)

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#2

Member
Wisconsin
I’m a face lathering kinda guy.
I always use too much soap since I have too much soap!

I soak the brush while I’m in the shower.
Then squeeze out almost all the water.
Brush the tub of soap for 30 to 40 seconds.
That’s a ton of soap!
The brush is too dry and it’s too much soap!

Then I dip the soaped brush in the water shake it ONCE over the sink…and twist it around in the soap tub again.
At least till it’s making a “proto-lather”…
Then paint my face and dip the brush back in the water little by little.
Shake a bit of the water out each time.
Paint my face, add water till it’s good, no…great and shave away.
IMHO You can’t use too much soap!

Try lots of experiments, find a process that works for you!
Above all, have fun with it.

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#3

Just Here for the Shaves
Williamsburg, KY
(07-30-2021, 02:04 AM)Patriot Wrote: I’m a face lathering kinda guy.
I always use too much soap since I have too much soap!

I soak the brush while I’m in the shower.
Then squeeze out almost all the water.
Brush the tub of soap for 30 to 40 seconds.
That’s a ton of soap!
The brush is too dry and it’s too much soap!

Then I dip the soaped brush in the water shake it ONCE over the sink…and twist it around in the soap tub again.
At least till it’s making a “proto-lather”…
Then paint my face and dip the brush back in the water little by little.
Shake a bit of the water out each time.
Paint my face, add water till it’s good, no…great and shave away.
IMHO You can’t use too much soap!

Try lots of experiments, find a process that works for you!
Above all, have fun with it.

While I agree with Pete that you can't use too much soap I think 100pctFragranceFree would agree with me that Pete doing a video to show us would be better Cool

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#4

Member
I like Pizza
Seriously tho, I want to know too! I learned how to lather properly from the Gents here at DFS.  I can lather flour and water now!

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#5

Just Here for the Shaves
Williamsburg, KY
(07-30-2021, 02:52 AM)ExtraProtein Wrote: Seriously tho, I want to know too! I learned how to lather properly from the Gents here at DFS.  I can lather flour and water now!

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That's some good looking flour and water Rob Cool

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#6

Member
Wisconsin
(07-30-2021, 02:52 AM)ExtraProtein Wrote: Seriously tho, I want to know too! I learned how to lather properly from the Gents here at DFS.  I can lather flour and water now!

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Maybe you could make a nice hollandaise?

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#7

Just Here for the Shaves
Williamsburg, KY
(07-30-2021, 03:15 AM)Patriot Wrote:
(07-30-2021, 02:52 AM)ExtraProtein Wrote: Seriously tho, I want to know too! I learned how to lather properly from the Gents here at DFS.  I can lather flour and water now!

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Maybe you could make a nice hollandaise?

Don't change the subject Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

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#8

Member
Wisconsin
I’m lost now, the OP was looking for some brush lathering thoughts.
Who hijacked [font=Roboto, sans-serif][b]100pctFragranceFree”s[/b] thread…?  ?[/font]
I can’t do a video.
I don’t have electricity in the van down by the river.

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#9
Over the last year, I spend less time face lathering but not by much. I use to go as long as 3-4 min but as of last year and making the switch to daily shaving, I found I had to lighten up on face lathering. The main change is that I don't face lather much longer than 3 minutes now. I know, not much of a difference but I also started incorporating the water a bit more rapidly to get to the wet stage a bit sooner. During lathering, I do a bit more painting or slapping the lather on rather than doing a lot of circles. I think in the past I had some brush burn from too much of the circles which I find more exfoliating. Hopefully that helps in some way. Do what works for you and do what you enjoy during the shaves.

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#10
(07-30-2021, 04:48 AM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Over the last year, I spend less time face lathering but not by much. I use to go as long as 3-4 min but as of last year and making the switch to daily shaving, I found I had to lighten up on face lathering. The main change is that I don't face lather much longer than 3 minutes now. I know, not much of a difference but I also started incorporating the water a bit more rapidly to get to the wet stage a bit sooner. During lathering, I do a bit more painting or slapping the lather on rather than doing a lot of circles. I think in the past I had some brush burn from too much of the circles which I find more exfoliating. Hopefully that helps in some way. Do what works for you and do what you enjoy during the shaves.

I’ve had issues with brush burn too, so I switched to bowl lathering a long time ago. I’ve tried painting strokes when face lathering, but it takes to line to build the lather up. I enjoy face lathering, but I can’t seem to get it to work for me.

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