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    Default Chubby 3 lather settles in brush between passes

    I have had this price for sometime. I still can't master getting enough lather for three pass shave. What is the trick to this brush?I understand this is a face lather brush only. Please help

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    I do not have one but I do have some large two band brushes that are quite dense.
    I usually give them a short soak in hot water while I am stropping and then load them up and not be shy about it. Once I start lathering on my face I often have to dip the brush to keep enough water in it. I know I am wasting soap, but I have enough on hand at any given time that it would last for at least a year maybe two.
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    Load a big dense badger knot like you hate it and the load some more. Run the tips across the water, shake, load and repeat till you have enough thick pasty lather loaded into the brush. Then start to build a lather on your face adding water a bit at a time by dipping just the tips in water till you have the lather the way you want.

    Try playing around with the dry brush method mentioned here.

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    I have a chubby three. It's a massive brush and it takes a lot of soap and water to get it going but once going you can shave a platoon with it. It can be a real soap waster too. I prefer to use mine with a hard soap that way I can better control the amount of soap it eats.

    If you use it with a soap that is challenged it can be really difficult to get a good lather but with a quality soap it will explode.
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    I've had a chubby 3, too much of a good thing, and sold it to get a chubby 2 ..... Goldilocks (just right) IME doing something Lynn told me about, just load the tips of the brush on the puck. I do my initial lather, then I swirl the brush on the puck a couple of more times before setting it bristle down in my Moss (small) scuttle to keep it warm. Good for 3 + latherings.
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    I would recommend loading enough soap as that might seem to be the issue, here. Furthermore, you might want to try using more paint-brush strokes while applying the lather if you face-lather.
    Another thing, this brush can be used for both bowl and face-lathering. No need to limit it to the latter.
    You could also consider using creams with this brush as they might facilitate the process.

    Here is a video that might be of assistance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK69kTft6gc


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    I have a Chubby 2 in my rotation of nine brushes. I use a cream in a scuttle most of the time and it takes twice as much cream to get enough for a 2 pass shave. It also take longer to whip it into a lather.
    It works well with soaps but I have to whip up a lather for each pass. Prep your face with hot/warm water before applying lather, that might help too. A hog brush is much more efficient but BOARING .
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    I'm always reloading my brush between passes. I try not to load enough for all passes because I like to get some fresh soap that goes on the face kind of pastie. Then add some more water. My last pass I squeeze the soap out of the brush and put it on my face. But its a bit too watery so back on the puck again. I enjoy working up the lather and getting it just right. I go threw more soap than I need too but it lasts a long time and I got lots.
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    Just following up, is the brush working better for you?
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    Works great with lots of cream. Not so great for soaps. My omega boar brush works like a dream on hard soaps.
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