I entered this project as a new DE shaver; especially new to a brush and shaving soap. I had been messing around with the brush and had been achieving, unbeknownst to me at the time, rather poor lather that left my face unprotected and, thus, marked with nicks from time to time. My usual lather making process before this project usually involved a drip-dry brush and a dry bowl of Mama Bears Rosemary Mint. After producing tons of lather that would gush out of the bowl, I thought I was doing it right. I was never more wrong. I found that giving the brush a good squeeze (and a shake for good measure!) and then working it over the soap that had been soaking for a bit allowed me to produce the best lather I've ever achieved. I've been regularly attaining the best shaves, and the only time I leave the bathroom bloody is because I am inattentive.
As was Kyle, I was skeptical of the rather dry brush, but after giving it a go and some trial and error, this method produces lather for me on a consistent basis. Something that wasn't happening before.
Thanks to Jim and the rest of the gents for helping me out and giving me the opportunity to participate.
Last edited by daniel; 06-12-2007 at 08:01 AM.
[B]Razor:[/B] Merkur Futur
[B]Brush:[/B] Vulfix Super #375
[B]Soap:[/B] Mama's Rosemary Mint, Proraso green, C&E Sienna, C&E Almond, and QED Tangerine Peppermint
[B]Post:[/B] Proraso, QED Aftershave balm
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