No anchovies? — you've got the wrong man. I spell my name "Danger"
"I always wanted to be somebody. Now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin - Daily Shaver: 2011 Muhle R41Cadet - Member of BOTOC and E.L.V.S.- "Cold Water Shaver"
I'm updating this as my new boiler is being installed. I tried cold shaving for exactly 6 days : it's definitely a acquired taste. My biggest gripe, much like with shave creams like Razorock, is I just like a warm lather. I felt like it was harder to shave, as if the hairs on my face weren't softening up. Admittedly, a lot of that may be due to the fact I've also been taking cold showers in New York State as the weather changes, so my face isn't warming up first. Still, I could only see doing this in the heat of summer.
At least I gave it the old college try, even if that college was a SUNY school.
CWS for me all the way. I soak the brush in warm water but wash beforehand in cold, rinse between passes in cold and finsih with cold, in fact I soak a flannel in cold and apply this to my face after the last pass and leave it on for a short while and then dry my face.
Since reading on here about CWS I haven't done anything else since it worked so well for me. if I get a tiny nick on pass 1 then the cold water rinse before pass 2 cleans it up nice and in genereal i think I get more feedback and a better feel from it.
Other than soaking the brush - cold all the way.