02-01-2021, 02:46 PM
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Do you use extra lather on touch ups? I used to, but lately haven't bothered. Laziness more or less. I have found my face seems to be slick enough still to do minor touch ups without the lather and have had no issues with irritation or anything of the sort. Usually the touch ups are minor little spots here and there. What about everyone else?

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 02-01-2021, 02:53 PM
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  • Wolf
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(02-01-2021, 02:46 PM)Mike Distress Wrote: Do you use extra lather on touch ups? I used to, but lately haven't bothered. Laziness more or less. I have found my face seems to be slick enough still to do minor touch ups without the lather and have had no issues with irritation or anything of the sort. Usually the touch ups are minor little spots here and there. What about everyone else?

I do exactly the same as you.

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 02-01-2021, 05:07 PM
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  • 2Chops
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On my neck I'll dab on a little lather.  Usually plenty left in the brush even after the third pass.  On my cheeks I don't need more lather.

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 02-01-2021, 05:18 PM
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(02-01-2021, 05:07 PM)2Chops Wrote: On my neck I'll dab on a little lather.  Usually plenty left in the brush even after the third pass.  On my cheeks I don't need more lather.

I don't generally do touch ups on my neck unless I really miss, I don't go a close on my neck as the rest of my face. My neck is very sensitive and even after great shaves sometimes I can get minor irritation.

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 02-01-2021, 05:33 PM
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I used to do a 3-pass shave with some touch ups. Over time I realized that I was performing the same touch ups each time, standardized those into full strokes in a new shaving direction and made it part of the routine. Now it’s a consistent 4-pass shave each time w/o touch ups.

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 02-01-2021, 06:29 PM
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I do what you do. I wet my face and it's normally very slick. I always do 2 passes and then a touch-up with the slick wet face. Never need 3 passes unless I'm using a really mild razor, which I hate.

Herm

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 02-01-2021, 06:41 PM
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(02-01-2021, 06:29 PM)Herm2502 Wrote: I do what you do.  I wet my face and it's normally very slick.  I always do 2 passes and then a touch-up with the slick wet face.  Never need 3 passes unless I'm using a really mild razor, which I hate.

Herm

Same here just 2 passes and touch ups if needed. If I use a milder razor, I use a more aggressive blade like a Feather and get great results.

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 02-01-2021, 07:18 PM
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I rarely do touch ups.  When I do, I always lather the area.

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 02-02-2021, 03:06 AM
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  • Sully
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For a minor touch up I don't lather the area.  If I'm blade buffing I do lather because it's more than one pass in the same area.

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 02-02-2021, 03:08 AM
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  • ischiapp
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Much depends on the soap.
Some leave a protective film on the skin.
What is called secondary lubrication.
Especially if there are clays and / or waxes in the formulation.
With these, a veil of water is enough for me.

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 02-02-2021, 10:43 AM
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(02-01-2021, 07:18 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I rarely do touch ups.  When I do, I always lather the area.

I have a few spots that I consistently seem to miss no matter how deliberate I am in shaving the area.

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 02-02-2021, 10:45 AM
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(02-02-2021, 03:08 AM)ischiapp Wrote: Much depends on the soap.
Some leave a protective film on the skin.
What is called secondary lubrication.
Especially if there are clays and / or waxes in the formulation.
With these, a veil of water is enough for me.

Same for me. I generally just rinse my face with warm water and hit the areas lightly again.

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 02-02-2021, 10:46 AM
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(02-02-2021, 03:06 AM)Sully Wrote: For a minor touch up I don't lather the area.  If I'm blade buffing I do lather because it's more than one pass in the same area.

That makes sense because you will be dragging the blade repeatedly over the same area. I did blade buff last time with no lather and it wasn't bad. I have one really stubborn area in an odd spot.

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 02-02-2021, 01:33 PM
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The only spots I touch up after two passes is on my neck under the earlobe and the area above the corners above my lips. Most of the time, no lather. Sometimes lather, sometimes not. Depends upon how slick my skin feels.

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 02-16-2021, 11:33 AM
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Most of the time I use lather. Other times the area feels slick enough by itself.

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 04-10-2021, 03:32 PM
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I usually use a dab of lather, mostly neck, adam's apple, etc.. Some soaps leave the face slick and I may not need lather. Or, if I find a part that needs touch up and I already cleaned the brush and put away the soap. I wet the area and do the touch up. The water helps lubricate.

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 04-11-2021, 01:21 PM
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I don't do touch-ups anymore. The stubble'll be there the next day. Not worth possible irritation.

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 04-11-2021, 01:36 PM
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Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Sometimes a simple swipe of the brush in a particular area, sometimes not. Sometimes a lather transplant via hand swipe from another part of my face with excess, sometimes not.
Sometimes a light splash of water only to reactivate residual slickness, sometimes not.

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 04-11-2021, 01:41 PM
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Definitely lather because some dry areas cause the razor to bounce and I get a cut.

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 04-12-2021, 04:23 AM
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  • RyznRio
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I always make enough lather for four passes but only do three. There is plenty of lather for touch-ups so I always use lather and maybe a little water when I touch up, then I use the rest of the lather as an aftershave mask that I leave on while cleaning up the den. The lather stops the rare weeper and soothes any irritation.

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