06-13-2013, 08:07 AM
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  • tsimmns
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While I didn't get a good shot of the top of the brush, I don't think it was as caked up as much as some of yall's. I did have a lot of lather on the sides as you can tell when I sit it down. My question is, when you get that protho lather on the side of the bowl like I have is that mostly air? This is using DR Harris Arlington and while the smell is great, the soap might not be just for me. So far Mike's is the only soap I can lather and get a consistent halway slick feel on my face.




Edit: Sorry for this video being sideways, I guess I need to work on my video skills as well.

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 06-13-2013, 08:09 AM
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  • Johnny
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Your video is upside down.

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 06-13-2013, 08:10 AM
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(06-13-2013, 08:09 AM)Johnny Wrote: Your video is upside down.

Is there a way to fix this? If so I will.

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 06-13-2013, 08:37 AM
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I do not know. Maybe one of the computer savvy experts will chime in.

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 06-13-2013, 09:19 AM
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  • MickToley
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(06-13-2013, 08:10 AM)tsimmns Wrote: Is there a way to fix this? If so I will.

Everyone, turn your monitor upside down. Tongue

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 06-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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(06-13-2013, 09:19 AM)MickToley Wrote:
(06-13-2013, 08:10 AM)tsimmns Wrote: Is there a way to fix this? If so I will.

Everyone, turn your monitor upside down. Tongue

That a lot easier when you're on an iPad. Tongue

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 06-13-2013, 10:05 AM
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I really don't know why this one is upside down. I made my other video pretty much the same way. Well it was upside down as well, but when it went to youtube it's like it was auto corrected. This one didn't do the same thing for me so back to the drawing board.

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 06-13-2013, 11:23 AM
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(06-13-2013, 08:07 AM)tsimmns Wrote: So far Mike's is the only soap I can lather and get a consistent halway slick feel on my face.


Mike's has a HUGE sweet spot for great lather, it can perform well with light to moderate water or it can take a ton of water and keeps getting slicker.
Also, I've found Harris soaps, while easy to achieve wonderful creamy lather, needs a moderate amount of water to achieve decent slickness..but it's also easy to go overboard and kill it, maybe play with your amounts a bit?

Just a suggestion.

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 06-13-2013, 11:37 AM
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you can rotate it using windows movie maker.

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 06-13-2013, 11:45 AM
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(06-13-2013, 11:37 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: you can rotate it using windows movie maker.

Rotate and upload in progress now.

Updated video so you don't have to strain your face or break a computer component to give me lather feedback. So is the protho lather around the bowl good or is that basically air with not enough water?




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 06-13-2013, 12:15 PM
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  • MickToley
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I face lather, if there is lather on the side of the bowl, then I just smear it on my face. The more the better, using it won't hurt the shave.

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 06-13-2013, 04:35 PM
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(06-13-2013, 12:15 PM)MickToley Wrote: I face lather, if there is lather on the side of the bowl, then I just smear it on my face. The more the better, using it won't hurt the shave.

+1. Slap it on.

While the stuff that runs out the side isn't as good as the stuff that gets trapped inside the bristles, it certainly won't hurt anything.

Where's the second half of the video where we can watch that sweet cake develop? It looks like you have the loading part down much better.

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 06-14-2013, 03:04 AM
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Just a quick reminder, you're almost out of Aqua Velva. Biggrin

As for the lather I have been meaning to ask if you have hard water. My water is very hard. The more minerals in the water the more they can destroy a lather. This is why I need to load my brush much longer generally than many others. My water is so bad that it makes loading from a triple milled soap quite difficult & tedious. It can be done but it takes elbow grease & patience. I couldn't get the nice dense lather I like from soaps like DR Harris & MWF without considerable time & effort. That's the only reason I don't use those soaps now. Whenever I get a water softener, then I'll probably give the hard soaps a try again.

Loading looks much better. Keep playing with your soaps & finding the type of lather you like best along with how you like to get there.

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 06-14-2013, 04:43 PM
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That bottle of AV actually went to the wayside after that shave, but don't worry I have a smaller bottle in my traveling bag. I don't know if I'll be replace after this. I like AV and have pretty used it since I first starting shaving seeing as how that's what my dad used, but I think I'm going to try something else, more than likely the Frostbite whenever it comes back in stock at IB. More than likely though, I will always have a travel size bottle of AV around just to take with me for my monthly visit to Guard Drill.

As far as the water hardness, I have no clue what it is. I have tried to look it up online, but so far I haven't had any luck.

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