View Full Version : Lather for 2nd and subsequent passes
03-02-2009, 12:45 AM
For 2nd and subsequent passes, is it sufficient just to paint the lather on your face, ie not work it up on your face at all? I find that my lather is a bit thinner on the 2nd pass so that more brushing (rather than painting) on my face doesn't work that well.
03-02-2009, 12:57 AM
For my second pass, I always add a little more water to the brush to "recharge" the lather. I then work it back in, then paint it on. However, if your method works for you, go for it. The lather doesn't have to be superthick to do it's job.
03-02-2009, 06:42 AM
I usually "paint" my face on the 2nd pass, and squeeze the brush and hand apply for the 3rd pass. Sometimes I have enough for a 4th pass, so I'll use that lather for a face wash.
03-02-2009, 06:55 AM
For my second pass, I always add a little more water to the brush to "recharge" the lather. I then work it back in, then paint it on.
Same here. A few drops is usually all it takes to recharge. For the 3rd pass, I make a judgement call on how moist the lather looks as I'm usually spot shaving the unfinished spots.
03-02-2009, 07:16 AM
I usually bowl lather so I add a few drops of water by dipping the tip of my brush in my hot sink water and swirl it in the bowl. The lather appears out of nowhere. I guess enough is pushed into the bristles of my 3/1 to make a few more passes. If I'm face lathering it's like the above poster said, ad a few drops to the brush and start swirling on the neck/cheeks. I prefer to do the face massage thing for each pass. It's what makes shaving relaxing for me. Plus I think it incorporates the dried lather from previous passes better if I swirl it on rather than just paint. I don't rinse between passes btw.
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