I know this subject has been touched on here before, but an archive search turned up nothing too in-depth, so let me hit it again.
This morning I woke up, um, not at home and grabbed my shave gear to get ready for a clean-faced day. The water quality was noticably different from what I shave in at home and I got a very, very unsatisfactory shave as a result- burn, bumps and remaindered stubble abounded. Nothing else was different from my usual technique or set-up- just the water. Today's shave: Gillette adjustible, Kiss my Face shave cream, Autruche brush. I'd even let conditioner sit in my beard for the duration of my 15-minute shower.
Some of you have talked about shaving with hard water before, and have mentioned shaving with bottled water as an alternative. How do you guys handle that? Do you pre-soak your beards with a bottled water-dipped towel, or just use it on the brush and for the rinse between passes?
Thanks in advance...