A good lather with shaving soap should be thick and creamy, able to provide a smooth shave.

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A good lather with shaving soap should be thick and creamy, able to provide a smooth shave. Light pressure is applied so that the bristles bend but don’t splay, and begin swirling the brush on the soap.

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. [0]

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How Long Does It Take To Lather Shaving Soap?

Light pressure is applied so that the bristles bend but don’t splay, and begin swirling the brush on the soap in circular motions. For 30 seconds, do this clockwise and anti-clockwise. There is an additional 15 seconds to properly lather hard water. [1]

What Is A Good Lather?

The lather should be billowing over the bowl if you want it to look like whipped cream. The ideal consistency is where the lather is thick enough that you can hold your brush upside-down without the lather falling off easily. [2]

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Sources:

  1. http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=31597
  2. https://bespokeunit.com/shaving/lather/how/
  3. https://www.gentjon.com/pages/how-to-create-the-perfect-shave-lather

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