03-30-2018, 06:02 AM
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...doesn't work for me.
If I only paint the lather, the shave is uncomfortable and I end up with nicks.

I need to scrub the lather into my face with the brush. (and even after that, I still often use my fingers to press the lather even more (for certain areas of face)).

Anyone agree?

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 03-30-2018, 08:17 AM
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I use paintbrush strokes, but don't just quickly paint the lather on.  I spend some time working the lather in to fully soften the beard.

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 03-30-2018, 08:29 AM
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I start off with a scrubbing back and forth motion then I finish off with painting strokes. I do only use a shave stick. Works great for me.

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 03-30-2018, 08:32 AM
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I scrub a little bit with the lather for my first pass, partially because I had heard long ago about it defoliating the skin, but also because it seems to soften the hairs better.  But I don't bother doing it with the second and third pass lathers.

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 03-30-2018, 08:56 AM
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Painting lather from the bowl works great for me.  I don't find that scrubbing by face-lathering improves the shave.  That's just me obviously.

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 03-30-2018, 09:23 AM
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(03-30-2018, 08:17 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I use paintbrush strokes, but don't just quickly paint the lather on.  I spend some time working the lather in to fully soften the beard.

Signs011 Especially on the first pass.



Happy Shaving!
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 03-30-2018, 11:42 AM
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Personally, I greatly enjoy the wonderful massage I experience from my 2-Band brushes while face-lathering. I always begin with circular motions for the initial build-up of the lather as it just feels very good, then I perform firm paint-brush strokes to blossom and distribute the lather. 
I can't imagine just performing paint-brush strokes when face-lathering, but I am sure it will work, perfectly well, for some folks, and provide good shaves. 
It is just a matter of experimenting and perfecting your technique if you so choose to do this.  Shy

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 03-30-2018, 11:53 AM
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I like to mix it up. Face lather: nice scrubby feeling. Bowl lather with literal painting-stroke application (no more "working in" the lather almost "dabbing" the lather on). Both methods give me equally good results.

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 03-30-2018, 12:58 PM
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I prefer to face lather, if I bowl lathered it would be the same as using a can lather squirted on my brush.......IMHO

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 03-30-2018, 02:20 PM
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maybe discuss:
1) your pre-lather face prep?
2) soap used
3) water type

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 03-30-2018, 03:27 PM
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I currently am sporting a light beard so I kind of paint brush my neck line and have not had any issues.

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 03-30-2018, 05:07 PM
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I’ve tried many methods of lathering, and happily settled on this routine:
- load the brush well on the puck;
- then hand lather, hydrating and working the lather to about 75% completion;
- then face lather with only painting strokes until the lather has reached the consistency and coverage I desire.

I’ve tried face lathering with circular patterns on my face, but it’s never been a pleasant or effective method for me (messy as hell too). Besides, I’ve found circular patterns tend to be somewhat disfiguring to badger knots. Guess I’m a painter...

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 04-01-2018, 05:48 AM
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(03-30-2018, 05:07 PM)shaveser Wrote: I’ve tried many methods of lathering, and happily settled on this routine:
- load the brush well on the puck;
- then hand lather, hydrating and working the lather to about 75% completion;
- then face lather with only painting strokes until the lather has reached the consistency and coverage I desire.

I’ve tried face lathering with circular patterns on my face, but it’s never been a pleasant or effective method for me (messy as hell too). Besides, I’ve found circular patterns tend to be somewhat disfiguring to badger knots. Guess I’m a painter...
I used to do this too and it works quite well! I now just face lather bc I found a brush company that doesn't scratch my face and has just the right density.

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