I too read in "The Barbers' Manual" about applying lather for 2-3 minutes and holding a hot towel, wiping off the lather, re-applying lather, and then shave. When I tried this, my shave was pretty bumpy and rough because my skin was completely dried out. I used TOBS, and because it's a high quality cream, I did not think that my skin would get this dry. It may be that the ph of the skin is adversely affected when doing this traditional prep.
Has anyone else had a similar experience, and if so, did you tailor it to make it more moisturizing or did you just give up on "Kyle's Prep"?