Monday, October 4, 2010

Phase 1: Lather

You wouldn't build a house on a foundation of sand would you? Well, the same concept applies to achieving a great shave. We're going to cover the secret to a great shaving cream lather here!

                                                    STEP 1
Get your stull together! Your brush, cream and a nice bowl.

STEP 2   
Run that brush under some hot water! Soak up all 
those bristles. Don't be an idiot and pour boiling water on it either. Get it all nice and hot. Tap it off a little bit. Keep it moist but not dripping wet.

STEP 3
You're going to want to put about a nickle sized amount on the brush now. Keep the tube clean and wipe it on the brush. This saves product and keeps the tube cap neat and tidey!


STEP 4
Start swirling the brush around in the bowl. Above, this is after about 3 solid swirls.



Here we got our lather building after about 10 swirls. KEEP SWIRLING!

Keep swirling! "Smoosh" the brush down. Get all those bristles saturated and covered with your lather.

STEP 5
Your product should look like this. Nice and smooth and fluffy. It's not too watery and not to thick. But how do we know when it's ready?


Bounce the brush up and down on the bottom of the bowl. You should get stiff peaks. When you pull the brush up you should see a buncha little mountains that retain their shape.


            Solid amount of lather here. Note how it does not drip.


Looking good.

STEP 6
Put that brush in the bowl and get ready for the next phase.

Some people like to keep their lather as hot as possible. I set it on a hot washcloth throughout the next few steps.


25 comments:

  1. Wow, cool. I've always wanted to get my beard trimmed/cut at an old fashioned barber where they use this stuff.

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  2. I have my face lathered up. What do I do next?! Rub it on the dog? I'm in dire need of the next step!

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  3. Belive it or not I was looking for something like this.

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  4. Awesome! I cannot wait to try this and have my manliness points skyrocket through the roof.

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  5. ahhah so that's how you do it!
    will be back for more
    following~

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  6. dude, i've been shaving the wrong way apperantly lol

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  7. post this type of stuff more!

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  8. Ha lathered any awaiting the next post :P nice man

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  9. good follow up post to yesterday's

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  10. i never used one of those brushes are they really worth it

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  11. I enjoyed your point of view in this post

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  12. I liked your perspective in this one... I'm going to have to agree with you

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  13. I liked what you said on my blog earlier today... GTL and blogging FTW!

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  14. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  15. that's a unique perspective on it!

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  16. Awesome how-to. Never even thought about making my own.

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  17. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  18. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  19. really well documented stuff thanks

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