07-06-2014, 11:42 AM
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I know people sometimes have problems getting a great lather from Mitchell's Wool Fat. In my opinion, that's almost always due to them not getting the brush loaded with enough soap to create a great lather (I know that people can have legitimate issues with hard water too). MWF is a very hard soap, and it does take more effort than most people realize to get it going.

Anyway, my solution is to use the soap consistently (which softens it a bit) and to use a synthetic brush (which needs much less soap to build a stable lather). I use my favourite Plission Synth, but any synthetic will do. Face lather after loading for 30 s and you'll probably get a great lather that's stable, slick and very good for your skin.

So, it's simple math:

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 07-06-2014, 11:50 AM
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I can also add that if I use it daily or every other day( which I sometimes do on the road ) it is quicker to load up than if I only hit the puck once or twice a month. So I agree Smile

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 07-06-2014, 01:55 PM
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It works with badgers and boars, too. Consistent use is the key, IMO.

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 07-06-2014, 02:00 PM
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Also, wet the top of the puck for 5-10 minutes prior to loading.

Of all my soaps only Tabac and Speick give me as nice a post shave feel as MWF.

I'm sure I'm a tallow man.

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 07-06-2014, 08:33 PM
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very useful information Yohann !

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 07-07-2014, 07:02 AM
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(07-06-2014, 01:55 PM)Elendil Wrote: It works with badgers and boars, too. Consistent use is the key, IMO.

Agreed! Great information, all around! Smile

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 07-07-2014, 07:44 AM
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Pictorial arithmetic! I wish we would have had that in school when I was a kid as it would have made things much easier! Biggrin

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