07-03-2022, 09:29 AM
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  • Bax
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Lately I've been using the Proraso shaving cream in a tube.  I've learned that I can get the most lather with the least amount of product by putting a little dollop directly on the end of my pre-heated, wet brush, then face lathering.  I use the MOST product when I bowl lather, typically using about three times the amount of cream.  Granted, I end up with a lot of extra foamy lather when I use the bowl (which is fun), but most of it ends up going down the drain in the end.  Does this match everybody else's experience?
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 07-03-2022, 11:22 AM
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If I don't rinse some lather down the drain, I didn't make enough lather.

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 07-03-2022, 11:32 AM
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Matches my experience, but like Primo I like to have an excess of lather Smile

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 07-03-2022, 12:53 PM
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I usually face lather.  On the few occasions I use a bowl I feel compelled to produce a huge amount of lather.

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 07-03-2022, 03:09 PM
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  • garyg
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Yeah the bowl wastes soap or cream  ..  more with creams than soaps .. but since I skip around from the bowl to face lather I'm never consistent enough to get worried about it ..

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 07-03-2022, 04:35 PM
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I usually face lather now, but when I bowl lather, I used to concentrate on using the bare minimum product needed so nothing would go to waste. A dollop of cream the size of a pea or an even smaller sliver of soap was about right. Then I realized that I had so many pucks and tubs of soap and so many tubes and tubs of cream that half my stash will probably wind up in my estate. So what's the point of being miserly with it?

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 07-03-2022, 05:52 PM
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  • chazt
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(07-03-2022, 04:35 PM)Screwtape Wrote: I usually face lather now, but when I bowl lather, I used to concentrate on using the bare minimum product needed so nothing would go to waste.  A dollop of cream the size of a pea or an even smaller sliver of soap was about right.  Then I realized that I had so many pucks and tubs of soap and so many tubes and tubs of cream that half my stash will probably wind up in my estate.  So what's the point of being miserly with it?

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 07-04-2022, 08:21 AM
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  • Steve56
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I agree with screwtape and chazt, a big bowl of warm lather is a cheap luxury. Lather away!

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 07-05-2022, 04:35 AM
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  • RyznRio
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I like my lather to fill the bowl and use what's left after 3 passes as the beginning of my post shave routine. I always have enough to cover my freshly shaven face as I wash out my brush and bowl. All the good things in my soap soothe and smooth the skin before during and after the shave. The lather is thick enough at the end to create a barrier stopping any weepers while I wash up and dry the sink. I don't consider it wasteful as I use all of the lather.

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 07-06-2022, 07:47 AM
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(07-04-2022, 08:21 AM)Steve56 Wrote: I agree with screwtape and chazt, a big bowl of warm lather is a cheap luxury. Lather away!


imho
Proraso ain't expensive
go for it

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 07-06-2022, 09:48 AM
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Luv me some lather!

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