I have used a Vulfix 2235 silvertip for a year now and recently received from the great folks here at B&B the long awaited B&B 2008 LE.
Since the 2008 B&B LE is my first short loft densely packed brush I am experiencing a bit of trouble getting the mounds of lather that I am accustomed to.
For those who do not know the 2235 is on the floppy side, however, I become quite proficient in making great lather both from creams and triple milled soaps.
I should say I am primarily a face latherer. I think I may be pressing to hard while building the lather on my face as the lather that forms is bunching up around the handle leaving little on my face. If I do not press hard enough I can not build lather!
What I have done is to roll the bunched up lather from around the base onto my face as I draw the brush across the face lightly spreading lather using the tip of the brush. This results in a thin layer.
I am just not getting the thickness of lather on the face that I usually get from the Vulfix using the same soaps (Taylors, Ogallala, Mama Bear). My shaves using the LE are fine, great in fact. And maybe I just need to adjust to the new type of brush. Maybe I have been using too much lather.
Are there differences in lather technique for a short lofted brush that I should be aware of?
What is the optimal thickness of lather on the face I should be shooting for?