12-17-2012, 10:05 AM
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so I shaved this past Friday (I know, a rare occurrence..LOL!) using RSC and my trusty NF silvertip brush. I left the brush a little wetter than normal because I haven't used this cream in a long time so I couldn't remember if it ate up water or not. anyhow, after face lathering for about a minute or so, my brush was still flinging water and cream so obviously it was a bit too wet. I did add a dip of water or two as my lathering went on for 2-3 minutes.

all that said, after I stopped lathering the cream on my face and shaved the entire left side of my face/neck, I noticed that the cream on the right side was flaking off so I hit it with some more lather from the brush.

why would it begin to flake off? getting dry?

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 12-17-2012, 10:56 AM
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My guess would be too dry.

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 12-17-2012, 01:28 PM
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Too dry and maybe the cream has lost a bit of its original characteristics if stored too long in hot conditions.

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 12-17-2012, 01:48 PM
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I also think it was probably from being too dry. I guess I'll add more water as I lather next time.

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 12-17-2012, 02:56 PM
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Lather will tend to dry out faster in the dry winter months (well for the northern users anyway).

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 12-17-2012, 05:33 PM
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The sacrifice we pay for living up north. We will just have to suffer through.

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 12-17-2012, 10:14 PM
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(12-17-2012, 02:56 PM)wingdo Wrote: Lather will tend to dry out faster in the dry winter months (well for the northern users anyway).

I suppose the solution is to just make it wetter and reapply when it begins to dry out, huh?

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 12-17-2012, 10:33 PM
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(12-17-2012, 10:14 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(12-17-2012, 02:56 PM)wingdo Wrote: Lather will tend to dry out faster in the dry winter months (well for the northern users anyway).

I suppose the solution is to just make it wetter and reapply when it begins to dry out, huh?

I wouldn't make it "wetter" as that will lead to less cushioning. If you are going slowly and taking your time, you can always lather half at a time. Or re-lather more frequently. Although I do have a whole house humidifier which helps a lot, I still notice quick drying lather in late December - early March when indoor humidity will frequently drop to 20-25%. Things dry quickly at 20% humidity.

It would be helpful to know what people who live in the desert southwest do / experience with lather.

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 12-19-2012, 11:28 PM
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My advice, use more product and add more water drop by drop to your lather.

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