03-22-2014, 07:26 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Just reading through some of the other posts I saw someone mentioning they rinse their face between passes. I haven't done this just because I never thought to. Is there logic behind it and something I'm missing?

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 03-22-2014, 07:29 PM
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Always...I get better re-lather with a wet face on the second and third passes.


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 03-22-2014, 07:29 PM
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  • Johnny
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I don't do a complete rinse but I do put a splash of water on it before re-lathering. Just a little extra moisture.

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 03-22-2014, 07:32 PM
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If I'm using a natural bristle brush I pretty much always dampen my face before the 2nd pass. Not really a rinse though. It all depends on that days lather.

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 03-22-2014, 07:34 PM
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  • Barrylu
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Makes all the difference for me. Lather and skin re-hydrated. That's why it's called wet shaving. Rinse with hot water before each pass. Wash remaining lather off after last pass. Rinse with cold water. Leave face wet. Apply Witch Hazel then scent. Get dressed go out play poker and win. Perfect day.

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 03-22-2014, 07:35 PM
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(03-22-2014, 07:29 PM)rpaduano Wrote: Always...I get better re-lather with a wet face on the second and third passes.

(03-22-2014, 07:34 PM)Barrylu Wrote: Makes all the difference for me. Lather and skin re-hydrated. That's why it's called wet shaving. Rinse with hot water before each pass. Wash remaining lather off after last pass.


Same. I just reach into the filled sink and "cup" a handful or two of the warm water on my face and rub it around to clear off any soap left on.

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 03-22-2014, 07:45 PM
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Never tried this - Will try next shave, makes sense.

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 03-22-2014, 07:51 PM
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May have to try that - I have never rinsed before passes.

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 03-22-2014, 08:01 PM
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  • ben74
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I definitely rinse between passes.
The splash of hot water helps prepare the face again by softening hair follicles and rehydrating the skin.
I find the extra moisture assists with the reapplication of lather.
The benefits to me from the "in between pass rinse" ensure this remains a constant in my routine.

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 03-22-2014, 08:13 PM
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I have always done it, also. Helps rehydrate your skin and helps with the lather. Smile

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 03-22-2014, 10:21 PM
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  • evnpar
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I don't rinse, but apply a quick splash of warm water prior to my re-lather, just as I do prior to my initial lather. It keeps the skin hydrated and aids with lathering.

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 03-23-2014, 01:34 AM
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I always rinse between passes same as comments above.

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 03-23-2014, 01:46 AM
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usually rinse quickly with warm fresh water between passes.

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 03-23-2014, 03:28 AM
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Never really thought about it but I have always rinsed between passes. I have found it helps with the lather on the second and third passes. I always did it to remove any remaining lather before reapplying it.

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 03-23-2014, 03:29 AM
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  • Deuce
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Always have done the rinse between passes

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 03-23-2014, 03:55 AM
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Unless I accidentally left my brush too wet to begin with, yes, I always throw a splash on between passes.

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 03-23-2014, 04:14 AM
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Tried it both ways without much difference. Currently I don't rinse. I'm on a kick where I want the bristles to be somewhat softened (by a shower), but not wetted with water. I feel like the wet lather is what is needed -- the balance between slickness but getting the hair to stand up and be cut.

If my lather seems a little dry I'll wet the face as a way to add water on second pass.

But I mix a lather with water added.

Saves time to not rinse. Just right back with the brush.

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 03-23-2014, 04:58 AM
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  • BobH
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Always have splashed water, currently using cold water, on my face between passes. I seems to help with re lathering. Should mention I face lather.

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 03-23-2014, 05:02 AM
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  • Shaun
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Yep, splashes in between. By the time I finish a pass I'm a bit dry. Helps re-lather, too.

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 03-23-2014, 05:20 AM
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Tried it both ways and rinsing seemed like a waste of time and water. If my lather gets a little dry I dribble some water in my bowl and mix. I do two head passes and three face passes with water in the sink to rinse the razors.

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