01-03-2014, 08:05 AM
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  • tsimmns
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How many do this? The other day I was fooling around using a Omega 49 and decided to palm lather some Cella. What followed was using Marco's Method and I must say I had tons of lather. More lather than I have ever got from face or bowl lathering any soap or cream. Last night, I decided to try this again with my Semogue 830 and some P160. The end results was another amazing lather as show in my picture under "lather shots".

Fast forward to today and I finally decided to shave with one of these palm lathers so I pulled the Omega 49 and the Cella out and I was rewarded with a great shave. Ever since I have started this journey I have always felt that my lather was lacking. Either to dry, to wet, or just not enough to where I always had to load and load after each pass. I think that I might of just solved my lathering problems. So I'm curious, are there any others who palm lather? I apologize for the rant, but I am just overcome with the results of these lathers I have had recently.

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 01-03-2014, 08:31 AM
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Even though I no longer palm lather, it helped to improve my bowl lathering technique. I had the same lather problems, too dry or too wet. Palm lathering helped me get it just right, mostly because I could feel when the lather was good. After a while I was able to reproduce that same lather with my bowl. I switched back to bowl lathering because I could make a little more lather with the bowl, and I simply like using a bowl.

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 01-03-2014, 08:49 AM
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I have never felt the need as my face-lathering is just fine and I get such a great facial massage at the same time! Biggrin

If it is working for you, then keep at it! Smile

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 01-03-2014, 01:15 PM
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  • ben74
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I palm lather to assist "break in" of a brush only.

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 01-03-2014, 01:16 PM
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I palm lather only to test a new product or brush. But I agree, lather feedback would be immediate. Why wouldn't plam lathering also pay dividends for your face lathering? IMO, lather is lather (as long as it's good) and anything learned elsewhere has carry over value to the others.

If I was a traveler and also a bowl latherer, I'd palm lather in a a heartbeat. It would be one less item to carry. But as long as I have a need to shave my face I'll always have a place to lather up that is neither the palm or a bowl.

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 01-03-2014, 03:40 PM
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(01-03-2014, 01:16 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: But as long as I have a need to shave my face, I'll always have a place to lather up that is neither the palm or a bowl.

* I like this statement, Brian! Biggrin

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 01-03-2014, 04:37 PM
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I palm lather when testing new soap formulas because, like Brian said, the feedback is immediate. I can feel how slick, dense, and smooth the lather is without having to paint it on my face or run a razor through it.

However, when I actually shave, I almost never palm lather. Just too much of a mess for my taste.

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 01-03-2014, 05:04 PM
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I've palm lathered to break in a brush, and to see how a soap/cream performed.

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 01-03-2014, 07:11 PM
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I palm lather when testing a new soap or brush to get the immediate feedback without shaving. I always face lather when shaving though.

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 01-04-2014, 02:00 PM
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  • ben74
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Palm lathering...

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 01-04-2014, 08:00 PM
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I palm lather when I am traveling and staying in a motel or on the rare occasion I shave at the office. I think of it almost like bowl lathering with a constantly warm bowl. Biggrin

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 01-04-2014, 10:48 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Like many others, I primarily palm lather when I'm testing a new soap/brush or breaking in a brush.

However, I also will sometimes use my palm to assist when I'm loading a dense brush like my Chubby 2 or M&F 2XL. I'll typically load those for about 20 sec, transfer to palm and work it for about 20 sec, load again, then back to palm to work it for about 10 more sec, final load, then to the face.

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 01-05-2014, 07:08 AM
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I face lather exclusively. Palm lathering, however, is used whenever I want to lather something up but not shave with it. As others have mentioned it is ideal for test lathers & brush break-in. I use both hands too much while shaving to have one full of lather.

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