View Poll Results: How do you gents prefer to make a lather with your cream?

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  • A) Take a dollop and mix in a hand bowl with your brush

    43 39.81%
  • B) Run your brush around it a few times then create lather in hand bowl

    27 25.00%
  • C) Run your brush around a few times and create lather on your face

    41 37.96%
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Thread: Shave cream poll

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    Default Shave cream poll

    How do you gents prefer to make a lather with your cream?

    A) Take a dollop and mix in a hand bowl with your brush

    B) Run your brush around it a few times then create lather in hand bowl

    C) Run your brush around a few times and create lather on your face

    Just interested in what you all do. Currently I have a tub of TOBS so as you know it is pretty soft, I am assuming all creams are this consistency, with soaps being hard.

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    B or C if it's a tub cream, depending on my mood; unless it's a tube cream, in which case, A.

    Sometimes it's "load brush up with shaving SOAP" and then A, for a superlather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BilliardKing View Post
    B or C if it's a tub cream, depending on my mood; unless it's a tube cream, in which case, A.

    Sometimes it's "load brush up with shaving SOAP" and then A, for a superlather.
    I really need to investigate the Shave soaps more. I know people tend to like them more in the summer, but I may search around for one to mix with my cream.

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    Just getting started, I've found that its easier to lather up the creams. I'm a fan of bowl mixing myself, even with the tubs I'll still take a bit out of the tub and mix it in my bowl. However, I've started to get a bit more curious about the soaps and my AD has kicked int haha so that's going to be my next purchases.
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    C pretty much all the time
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    Facelather always for me, and I added a poll, it makes it easier to vote and see in a blink the results.
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    With soft creams, I take a dollop with a finger, spread it on my face and then go to work with my brush.
    With croaps, I either load from the tub or put a dollop in a bowl. Sometimes I try to spread them on my face but can end up with lumps of croap under the lather.
    So, there you go, I sometimes use options a or c but mainly one not listed (dollop + face lather).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc View Post
    Facelather always for me, and I added a poll, it makes it easier to vote and see in a blink the results.
    Thanks I didn't see the option when I created Thread.

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    What is a hand bowl? Is that talking about using your hand as a bowl or using a bowl in your hand? When home, I prefer a cream and I mix it in a bowl. When on the road, I use a shave stick and start the mix in the cap of the shave stick, rub the stick on my face and finish with the brush on my face.

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    i put a scoop of cream on my brush and face-lather.
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    I load my brush and face lather.
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    Small bowl that fits in your hand but is not your hand.

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    Spoon some out of the container into a bowl or scuttle and whip up lather, then apply to face.

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    Anything to do with creams (tube, tub, hard, or soft) goes on my brush then into the scuttle. How I get the cream on the brush depends on the creams packaging and relative hardness. Tubes are squeezed, tubs are dipped, and hard creams like CF are swirled much like loading a soap. Maybe we need a hardness scale for creams. Something simple, from 1 - 10 like Mohs scale, where lets say .... Proraso is 0 and CF or QCS creams are 10... Yea, we could get a PhD at the university to write a grant proposal...have all the grad students work on it for free...copyright and patent the results...make all the manufactures label products with the cream scale to protect consumers......

    Got a little out if control there Dan
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