Is it just me ? I always get a thicker, richer lather when I lather in the bowl as opposed to lathiering on my face. And the shaves are better too
Rik said:While I have equal success with both methods I should mention using the correct brush is key. When lathering on my face I use a smaller brush such as the PJ1 Super, C&E best, SCS best, etc. The only time that I use this method is with shave sticks. The resulting lather is very thick with incredible lubricity. I've also received excellent results with both of my turn-back brushes the T&H and Simpsons making for a very compact traveling shave kit.
When I've tried the same using a larger brush as a BK8 or equivalent the result has been lacking.
If you are using a Taylor's tub, you can remove the "liner" that holds the cream and use the tub as your mixing bowl. It isn't perfect, but better than nothing.mrob said:Ditto for me. The only time I forego the bowl is when I'm traveling--then I use a QED shave stick and just lather up right on my face. Haven't found a decent travel bowl that fits in my kit. . .suggestions?