01-01-2015, 07:02 PM
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I'm having trouble getting a creamy lather. No matter if I bowl lather or face lather, I get a airy lather. IT doesn't matter if my lather is to wet or to dry, still my lather has tiny air bubbles.

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 01-01-2015, 07:18 PM
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How much time do you spend loading your brush? Are you having the same problem with different soaps?

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 01-01-2015, 07:27 PM
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About 10 to 15 seconds. I currently use col. conk almond, and sometimes I mix with trumpers cream for a superlather.

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 01-01-2015, 07:33 PM
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Unless you have very soft water you need to load your brush for a lot longer. Try loading for a minute and gradually add water while lathering.

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 01-01-2015, 07:42 PM
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I'll give that a try. I don't understand how Mantic gets by with about a 4 second spin on the soap, and gets all that creamy lather in his video.

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 01-01-2015, 08:33 PM
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He might have very soft water - but then I have soft water and I never load for less than half a minute.

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 01-01-2015, 08:50 PM
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Soft water and a really soft soap? Or maybe he edited the video for time...

At any rate, Slim - loading time required is going to vary with the soap and equipment you're using. A softer soap is usually going to require less loading.

You'll learn to dial in (loading, water, etc.) different soaps with experience.

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 01-01-2015, 10:32 PM
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Load for much longer and I am sure Mark (Mantic) edited his videos unless he was using MdC! Biggrin

You may want to peruse these videos:





Good luck.

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 01-01-2015, 11:31 PM
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This not so much for you Slim, since you already got great advice, but for those just tuning in... There are very few soap/lather problems that can't be cured by the use of more product.

I can think of only one soap/lather problem that doesn't cure and it's a too dry lather.

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 01-02-2015, 12:47 AM
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(01-01-2015, 10:32 PM)celestino Wrote: Load for much longer and I am sure Mark (Mantic) edited his videos unless he was using MdC! Biggrin

You may want to peruse these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-NdGpFtsGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4zESTQWDuw

Good luck.

Thanks for the helpful videos. I'll try those methods, in future latherings.

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 01-02-2015, 05:17 AM
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Along the same lines as the good advice hear, try shaking a little more of the water out of the brush before you load. That way the bristles can really pull more product off the soap. You can always add back water when you lather. But it's not good to have too much of a wet slosh on the soap when you're trying to load soap on the bristles.

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 01-02-2015, 06:20 AM
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(01-01-2015, 11:31 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: This not so much for you Slim, since you already got great advice, but for those just tuning in... There are very few soap/lather problems that can't be cured by the use of more product.

I can think of only one soap/lather problem that doesn't cure and it's a too dry lather.

Well said Brian.

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 01-02-2015, 07:42 AM
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The rule of thumb is that if your lather is airy and thin, you don't have enough product loaded or you've added too much water to your foam.

-joedy

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