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Easiest Soap to Lather?

I don't mind soaps that take a bit of work to lather. For me that includes soaps like Shannon's or Mitchell's Wool Fat. A little more time to load, and a little more time to whip up the lather. But some soaps just seem to create lather instantly. For me, the winner in that category is my latest addition, RazoRock Dead Sea.

What soap do you find easiest to lather?
 

BigJ

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Perhaps off topic, but the easiest lathers result from a good/great shave stick! (La Toja, SV and Tabac are terrific performers IMO.)

For the hard pucks that I use often: Haslingers and Cella lather with little muss or fuss!
 
MdC and Haslingers lather themselves (seriously, put water on them before a shower and you will see some foam on top of the puck shortly thereafter...). MdC = 6-10 swirls on the puck and voluminous lather appears very quickly.
 
MdC and Haslingers lather themselves (seriously, put water on them before a shower and you will see some foam on top of the puck shortly thereafter...). MdC = 6-10 swirls on the puck and voluminous lather appears very quickly.
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And I'd like to add Tabac to the list as my 3rd best

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I will say I haven't tried many luxury soaps, I tent to be a budget shaver. But the easiest lather for the money so far has been Arko. I have been using the same stick for a month and it hasn't gotten any smaller, but I keep accidentally making huge piles of thick lather that I hate to see go to waste. It's the first soap I've ever accidentally made too much lather with.

Most creams are going to be able to get lathered pretty easily, there is no loading, there is also no guesswork. You could theoretically measure the amount of water and cream that you like and froth away.

IF you are using it "correctly" williams mug is very easy to lather. But "mug lather" isn't foamy like lather-porn lather. It's designed to be very slick, very wet, and quite harsh chemically to break down the hair fast.
 
All my barrister and mann soaps are quick easy lather. I have to use a bit extra oomph when it comes to anything else.
 
Valobra! It feels like you just have to hold the brush in the near vicinity of the soap and later jumps onto it. Great performer—I just wish they made more than the almond scent.
 
Any of my Razorocks, PAA, Long Rifle, Sudsy Soapery, WSP. With enough water most
of my soaps lather pretty well.
 
At the risk of sounding flippant, which may be enhanced by my relative noob status, I find the easiest soap to lather the soap I have been 3017ing at any given time. Similarly, I find the hardest soap to lather the one I most recently started after 3017ing a different tub.

So far, every soap I have tried has been a little sassy at first but once I get used to it, I have not found a soap that doesn't do a great job. That said, I haven't tried some of the more infamous brands. WSP Formula T, Chiseled face, Stirling, Siliski Soaps, and Noble Otter all seem effortless when I am on my 50th+ shave.
 

Uncas

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To me it's more than whether a given soap will lather, I've never found one that wouldn't, but whether the lather meets your expectations. Define your criteria then begin your search. Many will add a little extra effort, or anti up a little more cash, to get the performance that meets their needs.
 

rockviper

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Easiest (I interpret this as "fastest and foolproof") to lather is Arko, but the new hard CBL Tonsorial wins 2nd place (been using it now for almost 3 weeks)
 
I bowl lather. With some of the softer artisan soaps, I can load my brush in 15 seconds and have a great lather in another 30 seconds. If it takes more than 60 seconds to lather, I would just as soon not use it.
 
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