You are absolutely correct, probably will never bowl lather againI load the damp brush and then spread the thick paste over my beard area. Then I repeatedly dip the tips and lather away until the consistency is right. If using a synthetic brush then I would start with it being barely damp as they can release water in an uncontrolled way. Be prepared to sell your lathering bowls because face lathering is fantastic and feels great.
Great job! Honestly, it's so much easier to know when your lather is truly dialed in, plus all the work of lathering really helps prep your beard, I don't see any advantage to bowl lathering, other than the aesthetics of a bowl full of lather.
Bowl lathering is better if you want to take a photo with a brush so loaded with lather that it looks like a comedy ice cream cone with an extra scoop of vanilla. If you just want to shave then face lathering is great.Great job! Honestly, it's so much easier to know when your lather is truly dialed in, plus all the work of lathering really helps prep your beard, I don't see any advantage to bowl lathering, other than the aesthetics of a bowl full of lather.
I agree wholeheartedly! For me the trick is getting enough soap on my face and there is no better way than using a shaving stick or rubbing the puck directly on the area to be shaved. Once the soap is there the lathering is relatively easy.Use a shave stick. I think they are the easiest way to make lather and they are fun to use. And it gives you an excuse to by more stuff.
It's simple to use. Wet your face, wet your brush. Rub the soap all over your face. Then take a fairly wet brush and rub it all over your face making lather in the process. If you find the lather is too thick, just add more water to the brush.
I think using a shave stick is the best way to make lather.
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You can shave with just a film of soap. The brush makes lather by mixing water with soap particles. A good lather is slicker and more protective than just a film of soap. Also, by lathering with the brush, you will have lather left over for a second and third pass without needing to apply more soap.Why not just rub the soap stick on your wet face then shave away? I'm unclear on what good using a brush does to improve the shave.