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    Seconf thread with same question but,
    Another thing is a bowl helps a bunch if your testing samples. Squish a bit of soap puck in to bottom of a bowl from a sample and lather it up. Its hard to handle tiny samples of soap without a bowl. Cream samples can be put right on a brush.
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    I also do both.
    For me, it depends on the properties of the brush.
    If it's stiff with a lot of backbone I usually get a better lather in a bowl.
    Softer brushes that tend so splay out easily tend to work a lot better for face lathering for me.

    After experimenting with both, most guys develop a personal preference.

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    I prefer face lathering, mostly because I feel it makes it easier for me to judge when I've reached the right water content (i.e. when I'm getting to the right slickness). But I still use a scuttle as well. I just sold my big scuttle and got a small one. After face lathering I leave the brush in the scuttle and it stays nice and warm for passes 2 and 3. I know, winter is here and I'm a wimp :-)

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    I usually bowl lather, as I find face lathering leads to more irritation for my sensitive skin. Once in a while I will still face lather, but pretty much only if it's with cream, as it takes less time (therefore causes less irritation).
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    hehehee


    And this thread is exactly the reason that the acronym YMMV is so popular around these here parts


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    It really doesn't matter. I bowl lather simply because I make a durn mess when face lathering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne1963 View Post
    It really doesn't matter. I bowl lather simply because I make a durn mess when face lathering.
    HaHa! As Glen said, YMMV. I face lather because I make too much of a mess with a bowl. It always ends up slopping all over the place.
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