Have been trying this lately, works for me. I'll call it the 2 1/2 pass. Work up a good lather and apply. 1st pass, with the grain, a few strokes (little to no pressure) the immediately stroke ear to nose across the same area. Do this all over, everywhere. There is enough residual lather/moisture. Re lather, then the last pass against the grain, if needed immediately dampen the trouble areas a buff a little. Yes it's a 3 pass with 2 lathers, but faster than a standard 3 pass. End up with the same results and save a little time.