I've found this method especially helpful when trying new soaps or different brushes (every brush seems to hold a different amount of water). I can use the @Marco Italian barber method with both of my usual boars on any of my Stirling soaps but @JCinPA 's method is perfect for my horse and synth (which don't hold much water) and my badgers (which hold a LOT of water) and it really does work on any soap. Once you get it down you can dial in just how much soap you need to load with whatever brush is up to bat that say.
That sounds right to me!Great tutorial and post! How exactly would I proceed when using a cream? I was thinking about putting some cream into the bowl dry, with squeezed and shaken brush after it has been soaking and creating that "paste" which you get when loading the soap.
I did try that today. I took out my bowl and some body shop shaving cream which I don't really use to train. I tried a method of keeping the brush full of water and I did create tons of lather, but it was unusable. I think the issue was too much water and air from the begginig.That sounds right to me!