05-29-2013, 01:49 PM
  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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Lately I have changed my lathering protocal. The change has resulted in slightly faster shaves (less pull and drag = longer strokes)and smoother feeling skin after shave. No drying out of lather or caking of lather. I use a variety of silvertip and badger brushes with MWF soap. I have noiced I tend to make far more lather than I can use on a normal 3 pass shave. So I started double lathering. That is,
1. Completely lather entire face using a swirling motion predominately against the grain.
2 Shave WTG right side of face.
3 Reapply lather over entire face using a painting motion
4 Shave WTG left side of face
5 Re-lather entire face painting motion
6 Shave x-grain right side
7 Re-lather entire face
You get the idea continue through all three passes. One would think it adds time to the shave but the reverse seems to be true and ,for me at least,it results in a cleaner shave with a softer skin. Plus less wasted lather.

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 05-29-2013, 03:13 PM
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You could just load the brush for less time or use smaller brushes.

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 05-29-2013, 06:34 PM
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If it works for you, then continue with it! Smile

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 05-30-2013, 03:12 PM
  • Grumpy
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That may be worth trying as I am finding that MWF is drying out a little while I shave.

Maybe I will use more water first.

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 06-08-2013, 09:10 AM
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If it works then continue doing it. I have some habits of myself that others might not use, but it works so I continue doing it. That's why the term YMMV is so popular in wet shaving communities

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