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    I'll have to try this . I've been bashing Williams soap , since I first (and last) tried it , back around 1970 . Thanks !
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    Another trick is: When you start a new puck, cover it with very hot water and let it sit over night, if all the water is gone by morning, add more. This will soften it up a lot and make it way easier to lather.
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    I have loads of soaps like this, try this as well;

    get a very absorbent brush with a bit of backbone
    run under as hot water as you can get
    flick once and load up
    You'll have loads of bubbles at first, but load up until it gets thicker
    apply to face and coat in a lather of lather
    go back to puck without adding any more water and apply to face
    repeat last step as much as necessary to get thick lather

    In essence, I just load it up more...
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    William just needs a crazy amount of water to work. I think i had near 1/4 a cup of water in my bowl when i started whipping lather together. Too little water ends up with thin airy lather that disappears.

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    I wonder if this method will work with Jack Black or Caswell Massey soaps that had the same disappearing lather that you described in the first post... I will test it out!

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    This is an interesting thread to read. I remember learning to lather and reading about how I should only add little drops of water at a time. You know what though, I get the best lather with a lot of water no matter what I use. Last night I was lathering a bowl of Real Shaving Co, and I left a good little puddle of water in the bowl before I added the cream, rather than add it a drop at a time. And I didn't squeeze the brush out either...just 3 shakes and I was done. And I got some of the best lather I've ever gotten...so much of it too, I had enough for 5 passes. Usually I find myself running out by the 3rd pass. I'm definitely going to be trying the Williams after reading this...maybe even today. I have some sample chunks of other soaps and I think I might mill them with the williams and see what it gets me.

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    Glad I saw this. Tried my Williams again tonight with a good bit of water, and BINGO! Great lather that didn't dry out
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    Quote Originally Posted by U2Bono269 View Post
    This is an interesting thread to read. I remember learning to lather and reading about how I should only add little drops of water at a time. You know what though, I get the best lather with a lot of water no matter what I use. Last night I was lathering a bowl of Real Shaving Co, and I left a good little puddle of water in the bowl before I added the cream, rather than add it a drop at a time. And I didn't squeeze the brush out either...just 3 shakes and I was done. And I got some of the best lather I've ever gotten...so much of it too, I had enough for 5 passes. Usually I find myself running out by the 3rd pass. I'm definitely going to be trying the Williams after reading this...maybe even today. I have some sample chunks of other soaps and I think I might mill them with the williams and see what it gets me.

    Williams is different than any other soap of cream I have used... It's insane, you use too much water and somehow it lathers up awesome.
    Any other soap would turn into a watery mess with this kind of water amount.

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    Default Some pictures/PROOF

    Here's todays shaving lather...

    Kaboooom!

    First picture, finished lather making. Second picture in process.

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    I too have enjoyed great lather with williams. It does need more water than other soaps but for the price you can't beat it. Just remember to keep your face wet with water between passes and enjoy the great lather and shave.
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