12-09-2014, 10:31 PM
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I am finding that when I face-lather, the lather tends to build up under the blade -- especially after the first pass. It is thick and gunky, and will not rinse out. I need to disassemble the razor and wipe of the gunk with my finger. Note that this problem does NOT happen when I make lather in a bowl.

Does this indicate that there is not enough water in the lather? How can I prevent this problem.

I would appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.

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 12-09-2014, 11:02 PM
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I think you nailed it, try adding a bit more water as you build the lather and make sure to fully incorporate it. I do this by switching back and forth between swirling and painting motions with the brush.

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 12-10-2014, 08:49 AM
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(12-09-2014, 11:02 PM)blzrfn Wrote: I think you nailed it, try adding a bit more water as you build the lather and make sure to fully incorporate it. I do this by switching back and forth between swirling and painting motions with the brush.

+1 Just use more water and more time while building the lather.

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 12-10-2014, 09:42 AM
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As said just use more water. Take your time when face lathering. I use anywhere from 4-8 minutes, when I make my lather facelathering.

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 12-10-2014, 10:58 AM
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(12-10-2014, 09:42 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: As said just use more water. Take your time when face lathering. I use anywhere from 4-8 minutes, when I make my lather facelathering.

+1 Just feels too good to put the brush down, most days! Biggrin

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 12-10-2014, 11:12 AM
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(12-10-2014, 10:58 AM)celestino Wrote: +1 Just feels too good to put the brush down, most days! Biggrin

I can identify with this. I don't face lather, I bowl lather pretty much exclusively. But I love the feel of lathering my face, particularly painting strokes. Wonderful feeling. Biggrin

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 12-10-2014, 11:16 AM
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(12-10-2014, 11:12 AM)SRNewb Wrote: I can identify with this. I don't face lather, I bowl lather pretty much exclusively. But I love the feel of lathering my face, particularly painting strokes. Wonderful feeling. Biggrin

Mike, you should really try circular motions on your face as they are even better than paint-brush strokes. Once you face-lather, it is hard to stop. Biggrin

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 12-10-2014, 06:14 PM
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(12-10-2014, 11:16 AM)celestino Wrote: Mike, you should really try circular motions on your face as they are even better than paint-brush strokes.

W A I T !
You have to choose? Why?

Mantra: not only, but also

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 12-10-2014, 06:22 PM
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Celestino, I use both, but I like the feel of painting strokes better. I use a lot of circular motions on the first pass, when my beard is longest. I think it helps to lift the hairs and hydrate them with the lather. After that first pass I don't think it matters as much, so I paint.
As to face lathering, I've done it, but I like watching the lather build up under the brush in a bowl, and I can get my lather exactly the way I want it that way. I'm sure I could learn to do that face lathering as well, but I just prefer the bowl.

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 12-10-2014, 09:37 PM
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(12-10-2014, 06:14 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote: W A I T !
You have to choose? Why?

Mantra: not only, but also

I never said you had to choose. I highly doubt most folks use only one and they incorporate both. Biggrin


(12-10-2014, 06:22 PM)SRNewb Wrote: Celestino, I use both, but I like the feel of painting strokes better. I use a lot of circular motions on the first pass, when my beard is longest. I think it helps to lift the hairs and hydrate them with the lather. After that first pass I don't think it matters as much, so I paint.
As to face lathering, I've done it, but I like watching the lather build up under the brush in a bowl, and I can get my lather exactly the way I want it that way. I'm sure I could learn to do that face lathering as well, but I just prefer the bowl.

Mike, I completely understand and enjoy the bowl and your shaves, my friend! Biggrin

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 12-10-2014, 09:46 PM
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(12-10-2014, 09:37 PM)celestino Wrote: Mike, I completely understand and enjoy the bowl and your shaves, my friend! Biggrin
You as well, my friend.

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 12-11-2014, 04:34 AM
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The experts here at TSN nailed it.......more water. I too was having the same issue when I started face lathering. The lather was more like school white paste. Adding water solved the problem.

Hope this helps.

Ed

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 01-03-2015, 02:36 AM
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This is honestly just a lather problem. I had this issue quite a bit, before i learned my own technique to rid my head shaves of this particular problem. I do also find, that a lot of thicker creams can to be the result of the problem too.

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