07-29-2017, 05:26 PM
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  • Quando
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How does everyone like to lather? 

For me, it depends.  For hard soaps, I like to load, for a long time, then, lather in a mug, then, finish up, on my face, adding only a bit, of water, if necessary.  I, pretty much, just paint the lather, onto my face.  However, for creams, I like to lather in my hand, first, then, build the rest of the lather, directly on my face.

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 07-29-2017, 05:43 PM
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I face lather, using painting strokes.

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 07-29-2017, 06:11 PM
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Facelather - just do it, until it's perfect !

No rocket science, just experience.

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 07-29-2017, 06:51 PM
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  • chazt
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(07-29-2017, 05:43 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I face lather, using painting strokes.

Yes, this.

I take a really long time lathering. At least 5 minutes or more.

Add water slowly and use lots of it.

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 07-29-2017, 07:03 PM
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I love to face-lather, so I have found that by using my favourite soap in empty shave-stick containers, it allows me much more time to spend massaging my face with my 2-Band brushes. It is a win-win situation.  Shy

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 07-29-2017, 07:10 PM
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I tend to spend a lot of time loading from the puck, and a lot of time face lathering (circular & paintbrush strokes). Building the lather on my face is probably my favorite part of the shave apart from applying aftershave/balm at the consclusion.

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 07-29-2017, 07:12 PM
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  • eengler
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This is my process followed by lots of painting to get it just soWink

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 07-29-2017, 07:22 PM
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(07-29-2017, 07:12 PM)eengler Wrote: This is my process followed by lots of painting to get it just soWink

Signs011 Nathan's method is, for me, without equal

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 07-29-2017, 11:02 PM
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Face lather for me - I bowl lather maybe once every couple of weeks when I have some time to experiment with soaps

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 07-30-2017, 05:22 AM
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Face lather.


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 07-30-2017, 05:45 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Bowl- lather.

Better lather.

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 07-30-2017, 06:56 AM
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I was a bowl latherer for years, but recently I've discovered i enjoy "Nathans Method". I actually develop the lather in my palm as he does in his video, and massage it into my face with my palm. Makes for a fantastic and enjoyable shave experience.

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 07-30-2017, 08:41 AM
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  • DayMan
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(07-30-2017, 06:56 AM)entropy1049 Wrote: I was a bowl latherer for years, but recently I've discovered i enjoy "Nathans Method". I actually develop the lather in my palm as he does in his video, and massage it into my face with my palm. Makes for a fantastic and enjoyable shave experience.

I bowl lather at home, but palm lather when I travel.  It's one less thing that I have to pack.

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 07-30-2017, 11:38 AM
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First time I've started with bowl lather, then I switched mostly to facelather, but now I think that better lather I get with bowl lathering.

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 07-30-2017, 12:36 PM
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I load on the soap, move to the bowl, and then finish by facelathering. I used to exclusively facelather but have adopted the bowl lathering step now that I have the Aesop (courtesy of "mel").

When using  cream I go straight to the bowl.

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 07-30-2017, 03:29 PM
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  • Quando
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(07-30-2017, 06:56 AM)entropy1049 Wrote: I was a bowl latherer for years, but recently I've discovered i enjoy "Nathans Method". I actually develop the lather in my palm as he does in his video, and massage it into my face with my palm. Makes for a fantastic and enjoyable shave experience.

I do that for creams, for the first pass, in the afternoons/evenings/second shave, of the day.

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 07-30-2017, 03:50 PM
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It seems like I can control things better in a bowl, plus I found a cool bowl that I like a lot.  With most soaps, I have to load for an eternity due to our hard water.

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 07-30-2017, 04:12 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(07-30-2017, 12:36 PM)wreck | fish Wrote: I load on the soap, move to the bowl, and then finish by facelathering. I used to exclusively facelather but have adopted the bowl lathering step now that I have the Aesop (courtesy of "mel").

When using  cream I go straight to the bowl.

Although we exchanged positions on the bowls, and I now use the Georgetown G12 that formerly was Tom’s, my practice is very similar.  I usually load soaps into a dry brush using the Kumquat Method, work the soap into a rather wet lather within the scuttle (typically 32 swirls counter-clockwise, 32 swirls clockwise, and 32 more swirls counter-clockwise), then apply the wet lather to my face and work it to the consistency I want (still on the wet side) on my beard, finishing with “paint brush” strokes.  

With creams, however, I wet the brush first, shake it, out and then dab some cream deep into the brush with my fingertip, with the 32-32-32 routine following from there.

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 07-31-2017, 03:49 AM
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  • Rufus
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(07-29-2017, 06:11 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Facelather - just do it, until it's perfect !

No rocket science, just experience.

Me too.

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 07-31-2017, 06:28 AM
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  • Jack
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Face Lather - with a brush for soaps
                  - brushless hand lather for creams (tub or tube)

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