Today during my shave I tried a new technique on my *inspired* 2nd pass. I just dipped my finger in the cream and buried it in my hot brush, as seen in the Art of Shaving 'Perfect Shave' video. I was amazed at the results...thicker lather, hotter, and the smell came out so much stronger. I was quite pleased...especially since I have a very hard time carrying over my lather in the brush and bowl from one pass to another.
I have recently added a regular coffee mug to my shaving routine, kept hot and with my brush sitting in it between passes to keep things warm...but it doesnt always seem to cut the mustard (wonder where that phrase came from!). I usually warm both the lathering bowl and mug up with hot water, then my brush, then I refresh the water in my mug and put the brush into that hot water. Then I splash my face with hot water for a good 30 seconds, dump my water and begin the lathering process by swirling the brush in my cream, and swirling in the hot lather bowl adding water as needed.
Between passes my lather filled brush sits in the hot mug, which works fairly well but I never swirl it in the bowl again as I have found that really cools things off...the only problem is that sometimes I find my lather to be lacking as the passes progress, and I have found myself creating a whole new lather all over again. Too complicated!
Any advice out there??
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