Preparing your face for a close, comfortable shave begins with creating rich lather from your shaving soap. Wet the bristles of your brush then swirl it around the surface of the soap to load the brush. Continue swirling on yourFace/palm until you’ve built up a thick, creamy lather then apply to wet beard and enjoy

TL;DR

The best performing lather should be wet enough to have shiny soft peaks, like yogurt, as opposed to dry, stiff peaks, such as whipped cream.

How Do You Bloom Shaving Soap?

To bloom a soap, place your hard soap in a lathering bowl, pour a little hot water into the bowl covering the surface of the soap, cover the top of the bowl to retain heat. Leave for a while. The hot water will make it easier to lather with your shaving brush when you come back. [0]

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What Does A Good Shaving Lather Look Like?

It seems the best performing lather should be wet enough to have shiny soft peaks, like yogurt, as opposed to dry, stiff peaks, like whipped cream. [1]

How Do You Reshape Shaving Soap?

Once the soap is fully melted, turn off the stove and remove the pan. Keep the shaving mug in the pan until it cools down. Allow the soap to sit for two days. The soap should have formed to the mug by now. [2]

Sources:

  1. https://www.executive-shaving.co.uk/shaving-soap-what-is-it-and-why-use-it/
  2. http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=31597
  3. https://www.menssoap.com/pages/how-to-melt-shave-soap-puck

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