03-08-2017, 12:32 PM
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A true statement for sure. However, I am not early as adroit in making the best lather. Additionally, I have hard pucks and soft pucks. Either way, I am of the belief that you can ALSO remove water simply by adding more soap. (Yes I know. I am not the first to realize this.) I may use more a bunch soap to get an overly watery lather just right, and I may go through certain soaps more quickly than i'd like, but it gives me a reason to buy more soaps!

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 03-08-2017, 12:49 PM
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Agreed. This is why I employ the build-the-lather-on-the-puck method. You build the lather until it looks right by either adding additional water or picking up more soap with the brush. It is a never fail method and the lather always turns out perfectly every time.


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 03-08-2017, 12:51 PM
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Yup I add water a very little at a time to get a kind of paste I guess. If you add to much water just keep working in soap!!

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 03-08-2017, 12:55 PM
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If I happen to start with a watery lather, I usually apply it to my beard, then continue to build a proper lather back on the puck.  Win-win.

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 03-08-2017, 01:06 PM
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(03-08-2017, 12:55 PM)TexBilly Wrote: If I happen to start with a watery lather, I usually apply it to my beard, then continue to build a proper lather back on the puck.  Win-win.

Good advice!

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 03-08-2017, 06:59 PM
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When I first got involved with wet shaving a lot of gents had the problem with dry airy lather , this was back when the forums were first getting going and the beautiful lather photos weren't so easy to find so really there wasn't much of a guideline to judge what you had going. Now when someone says this is a bit dry or airy and we need to add more product to achieve this it's all right there for you to see. I have noticed far less issues than in the past for new shavers and even the veteran shavers trying new products.

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 03-09-2017, 07:34 AM
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There are many paths to the same destination Grasshopper.

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 03-09-2017, 10:12 AM
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(03-09-2017, 07:34 AM)Mouser Wrote: There are many paths to the same destination Grasshopper.

True... Now I just need an old fool to offer me an open hand with a stone perched on top.

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