Shaving is a drag for me. I do not get consistently get good shaves, and am often left with bad razor burn and redness. I think I have narrowed the reason down to my lather. I've been wet-shaving for over a year now, but I think I still might not be getting the ideal lather.
I mostly use soaps and I have almost always face lathered with them. However, I could never get thick lather that lasted for all my passes-- I always had to go back to the puck. I practiced making lather in a bowl tonight with AOS cream, and I got sooo much lather it was ridiculous. But I can see using a bowl to lather becoming annoying. Plus I wouldn't imagine you would get the benefits of the softening of the hair.
So my question is how can you get the amount of lather you do from bowl lathering with face lathering. I know most people face lather and don't complain about not having enough lather, so what is the secret?