Face Lathering Tutorial~Another way to a great shave!
Welcome to the face lathering tutorial. Why face lather? Because you can! It's a different lathering approach to try; one that many find very satisfying. This tutorial was formulated as a group effort. The following process seems to produce good results for our team and should for you also.
A note on how this tutorial was created: A team was assembled that posted descriptions and photos of their face lathering processes. This allowed us get to a common understanding of what each person was doing. Several members spent time evaluating and comparing different brushes for best face lathering performance. We distilled the most common, fundamental and effective steps from all our experiences. This is what you have below.
Good luck, enjoy and have fun!
The simple steps and pictures below show how to face lather with a triple milled soap. For additional pointers click the "Spoiler" button.
- Put 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of water on top of soap puck while sink fills and brush soaks.
- Using your hand, wring water out of brush.
- Swirl/Twirl/Scrub the brush on the soap for 20 seconds.
- Give face a liberal splash of water & leave it dripping.
- Take brush to face and Swirl/Scrub/Paint until the lather reaches a nice, thick consistency (peaks that stand).
- If lather is too thick, add water to the brush 1/2 tsp at a time. If lather is too thin, return to the soap for 5-10 second intervals. Remember - If you need more lather at any time during the shave just work the soap with your brush again.
Many thanks to Jim , Mr. Igg- Bryan , Must Dash- Jeremy & scoopster- Dave!
- This process can/should provide enough lather for 2 passes and possibly a third. For additional passes, return to the soap for 5 seconds, give face a liberal splash of water, and work the freshly reloaded brush until desired results are achieved.
- These directions are based on the use of a small and dense brush. Larger brushes may require double the water and double the time in the loading phase.
- With practice this is as easy a method to employ as lathering in a bowl. This technique works with other soaps, like glycerin-based and with shave sticks