Hey guys. I've been DE shaving for about two months now. I think one of the biggest challenges for me is building a great lather. I've had some really good ones, but on the whole I think I could use some help. I'm 99% sure it's technique, as I've tried multiple products (Conk, TOBS, Williams, Tabac). I bought the Tabac because of its stellar reviews about the ease of lathering it. A friend says his looks like Cool Whip when he's done with it. Mine — not so much. I'm using Tabac soap with an Omega boar. My lather usually ends up looking dry and porous (so add more water right?!) or bubbly. I'll usually end up with a large quantity of lather, but not of high quality. It almost seems too aerated and not very dense. I've used the tutorials to no avail. Also, I'm not 100%, but I think that the water at our apartment complex is a bit on the hard side.
I don't know how to rotate these, but hopefully they may be of some help. This was last night: