03-27-2012, 08:10 PM
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I'm still newer to the traditional shaving world and never actually used any shaving cream that came in the tub yet. I've got some that Phil and Teiste sent me as well as some other cream I bought in a tub a few months ago. Do you load your brush directly from the tub or do you scoop some out into a bowl to make your lather?

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 03-27-2012, 08:28 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I usually scoop a bit out and then bowl lather. It is funny...I face lather soaps but generally bowl lather creams. Why? I do not know.

Some people make sure to use a small spoon or a tongue depressor to remove the cream from the tub in order to avoid contamination although that is probably not necessary.

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 03-27-2012, 08:42 PM
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I use 2 different ways.

1. Scoop out a fingerful, massage it into my face then take a wet brush too it.

2. Take a damp brush, hold the tub upside down a give the brush a few swirls.

Both of these methods work for me and keep excess water out of the cream.

YMMW

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 03-27-2012, 08:58 PM
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(03-27-2012, 08:28 PM)bullgoose Wrote: It is funny...I face lather soaps but generally bowl lather creams. Why? I do not know.

You do it that way because that's the way all the cool kids do it. At least I bowl lather creams and face lather soaps too.

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 03-27-2012, 09:00 PM
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I scoop a bit with my finger, smear this cream at the bottom of my bowl and begin to build lather

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 03-27-2012, 09:05 PM
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  • Teiste
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Videos are your friends! Here is one of my friend du212 :

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 03-27-2012, 09:06 PM
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I load directly from the tub. Less mess, more efficient

You can hold the tub upside down to load. Personally, I think that is one of the silliest things I've heard of. But I know some people really like it

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 03-27-2012, 09:33 PM
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OK, someone has to ask, and I guess I'm the goat.

Why is the tub of cream inverted ? What is the rationale?

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 03-27-2012, 09:50 PM
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dip my finger in the tub, grab a little out, put it in my mug, use the brush to clean the remnants off my finger.

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 03-27-2012, 10:02 PM
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(03-27-2012, 09:00 PM)reyrascon Wrote: I scoop a bit with my finger, smear this cream at the bottom of my bowl and begin to build lather

I do the same. It varies from pea size to almond size, depending upon which cream it is.


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 03-27-2012, 10:18 PM
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I'll probably go with the finger method to try either the GFT cream I got from Phil or the razorock I got from Teiste.

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 03-27-2012, 10:31 PM
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(03-27-2012, 10:18 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I'll probably go with the finger method to try either the GFT cream I got from Phil or the razorock I got from Teiste.

This is how I load an Italian shaving soap/cream on tub :


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 03-27-2012, 10:32 PM
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(03-27-2012, 09:33 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: OK, someone has to ask, and I guess I'm the goat.

Why is the tub of cream inverted ? What is the rationale?

There is a prominent member on another forum who started recommending people load their soaps in this manner. I very much respect this member, and he is a great wetshaving advocate and resource, but I think the idea is silly myself.

If it works for you, so be it. Personally, I feel like an utter moron every time I've tried holding my soaps upside down, and I don't really think it works any better. I'd rather load an extra 2 seconds or whatever it takes

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 03-27-2012, 10:45 PM
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(03-27-2012, 10:31 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(03-27-2012, 10:18 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I'll probably go with the finger method to try either the GFT cream I got from Phil or the razorock I got from Teiste.

This is how I load an Italian shaving soap/cream on tub :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETnjPtP4K...KzdATbyQJA=

wow, LOTS of lather from the bowl! Biggrin

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 03-28-2012, 05:12 AM
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Depends on what I'm using. A soft soap like Proraso I just put the brush to it like I would my MWF. A soft cream in a tub I use a small butter knife (that my wife does not know I have) to scoop out a small amount and put it in my scuttle.

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 03-28-2012, 06:30 AM
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(03-27-2012, 09:33 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: OK, someone has to ask, and I guess I'm the goat.

Why is the tub of cream inverted ? What is the rationale?

I use a wet brush. I don't wring it out or squeeze it etc. Holding the tub upside down keeps excess water from getting in the cream. I do not do this with soaps


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 03-28-2012, 07:04 AM
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(03-28-2012, 06:30 AM)SteelTown Wrote:
(03-27-2012, 09:33 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: OK, someone has to ask, and I guess I'm the goat.

Why is the tub of cream inverted ? What is the rationale?

I use a wet brush. I don't wring it out or squeeze it etc. Holding the tub upside down keeps excess water from getting in the cream. I do not do this with soaps

+1, saved me the typing. I transfer my tube creams into empty tubs so I can load the brush directly in the tub. I've inverted and not. Not inverting just adds more water to the cream which I drain out as best as possible after the shave. Inverting the tub eliminates that step.

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 03-28-2012, 10:00 AM
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I'm so OCD, I can't let anything other than a disposable spoon/knife touch the cream. Dodgy

Even a soft Italian soap like XXX gets scooped out and transferred into a bowl to lather. Oy.

I have no choice other than to load the brush in hard soaps though, OCD be damned!

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 03-28-2012, 10:48 AM
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(03-27-2012, 10:32 PM)GreekGuy Wrote:
(03-27-2012, 09:33 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: OK, someone has to ask, and I guess I'm the goat.

Why is the tub of cream inverted ? What is the rationale?

There is a prominent member on another forum who started recommending people load their soaps in this manner. I very much respect this member, and he is a great wetshaving advocate and resource, but I think the idea is silly myself.

If it works for you, so be it. Personally, I feel like an utter moron every time I've tried holding my soaps upside down, and I don't really think it works any better. I'd rather load an extra 2 seconds or whatever it takes

If I remember correctly he stated that loading upside down let the proto-lather run more easily into the center of the brush where the most mixing happens. Rather than having it splash out of the tub you are loading from. It seems to be used to face lather rather than bowl.

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 03-28-2012, 12:09 PM
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(03-27-2012, 08:28 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I usually scoop a bit out and then bowl lather. It is funny...I face lather soaps but generally bowl lather creams. Why? I do not know.

Some people make sure to use a small spoon or a tongue depressor to remove the cream from the tub in order to avoid contamination although that is probably not necessary.

+1 Yup like this

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