Congrats on your first "real" shave (and by now, probably your second and third). Randy has given you some good information in regards to lather. Additionally, the more experience you gain, the faster your shaves will progress. This will naturally mean that your lather will be, at least, somewhat warmer on the final passes than what you are currently experiencing. Keep working at it and keep experimenting. You will eventually hit on the method/technique that is most pleasing (hot pot, cup warmer, etc) for keeping the lather just right.
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