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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximilian View Post
    Take some warm water and let it soak on the soap when taking a shower or when prepping your shave. This pre soap prep does help soften the soap and load the brush much faster.
    That's a good tip, it works.

    It might be worth picking up a cheap cream, they're much simpler to get a good lather with, and might give you a better shot at developing a 'base line'

    Or just stick at it, there's not that many variables to get your head round, really.

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    Okay... now we're getting somewhere!

    Thanks for all the help. Used ALOT more soap on today's shave, really loaded up the brush. I did feel like I wasted quite a bit at the end, but got closer to getting something resembling an actual lather. Lathered most of it up on my face, which seemed to work okay. One thing for improvement... while the lather was *warm* it wasn't *hot* like I like it. Thinking of moving the electric kettle into the bathroom, but we're starting to run out of counterspace.

    Apparently I was being far to timid with the brush as well, as I really focused on getting it into the soap. I may choke down on the bristles a bit next time...

    Cheers,

    - HJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by HungeJ0e View Post
    Lathered most of it up on my face, which seemed to work okay. One thing for improvement... while the lather was *warm* it wasn't *hot* like I like it. Thinking of moving the electric kettle into the bathroom, but we're starting to run out of counterspace.
    You will find that hot water in a nice bowl (or scuttle, of course) will get your lather warm... I use a small electric kettle, too, and it works wonders.

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    I take a thermos into the bathroom.

    I mix it with hot tap water, my tap water is not as hot as I'd like.

    If I use towles sometimes, I do the same tap thermos mix in a lunch box to soak the towel.

    I'm not sure if the brush might get damaged if put in boild water to warm so I cool it slightly for this.

    joey

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