How To Make Perfect Shave Lather Every Time
This post is also available as a video, we made it perfect to follow along with only your first go. First thing you will need is a quality soap, we suggest one like ours with shea butter to properly hydrate the skin and prevent your face from drying out after use. The second vital tool is a quality badger hair brush. Unlike synthetic fibers, badger hair is naturally soft and retains water like a sponge. Our signature brush is 100% badger hair. First, you are going to soak your brush in warm water for at least a minute. If you are using a synthetic hair brush you will have to soak longer. The point of this step is to retain the moisture in the brush so that it can easily soften your facial hair and open pores. You want to give it a little squeeze so that it's not dripping but still moist. Start lathering the soap in a circular motion. At first, it may seem like not much lather is forming but after about 25 seconds it will start to accumulate. If you want the consistency a little thicker you can experiment with water and time spent lathering. The wet brush method we use in this video is a bit messy but it gets the ideal amount of thickness. Regardless at this point, you are aiming for nice rounded, soapy peaks when you pull the brush away, this is the stamp of excellence. You'll want to apply the warm lather to your face in a circular motion. This way you get those beautiful streaks of soap that soften your whiskers and make the lather become denser. After shaving is complete you’ll want to give your soap a rinse and make sure your brush is completely cleaned out. Make sure to leave them out to dry so they are ready for your next shave.