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    I just moved to a different city which has very hard water, they consider a squirt gun a dangerous weapon.

    My question is; what are good skills for getting a
    usable lather? I have a selection of soaps and creams to choose from.
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    Have you tried it to see what the difference would be? I would imagine it would dissolve slower so maybe a longer soak time. Perhaps the hard water will dull your edge Lol. Let us know what the difference in the lather is between hard and soft water. Good luck in your new home.

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    Don't know if a certain brush would be the answer but how about using distilled or bottled water? It doesn't take a lot so a bottle should go a long way. Just a crazy thought!

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    P-160 and Cella, so far, do not lather with double the amount I normally use. I am using a Thater badger brush at this time.
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    I remember years ago someone suggested putting a little lemon juice/concentrate in the water to make it usable for lathering. Never had to try it but it's worth a shot.

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    I would suggest some epsom salt (used that when i was younger for hard water) though the ideal of shaving with salt water doesn't really sound appealing... otherwise a water softener is not a bad investment. Best short term solution though might be what bouschie said and just use bottled water or distilled if you have a good way of doing that. good luck!
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    Don't have any suggestions, my water is so hard, ya gots ta chew it before swallowing.

    Best results consistently come from my badger brushes.
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    Have you considered using a Brita water jug to filter your water first, or using bottled water to making lather. I have used bottled water on road trips to counter very hard water. You can heat it up quite quickly in a mug in the microwave and use that for you brush soak and lather making.
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    Yes, I do have a Brita. And the steamer on my espresso machine to heat the water.
    Please keep the possible solutions coming! Thanks.
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    Most of the stores in the upper mid-west have Reverse Osmosis water for $0.39/gallon. We use it for coffee and tea. The house water is softened but it makes terrible coffee/tea.
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