How To Build an Epic Lather

Not all lathers are created equal.

We've all seen it. The thin, watery sad excuse for lather that is honestly doing the very least to protect your skin. And your skin deserves better.

A thick cushion of lather makes all the difference. It protects skin, while nourishing it, providing a smooth glide for your blade to mow down stubble. With a solid lather, you can expect a smooth, effortless shave, instead of a painful one.

Grab your gear and get ready to have your shave transformed.

Let's do this.

Step #1: Start with warm water.

Grab a shave bowl or mug and fill it with hot water. Let it sit for a couple of minutes to heat the container and then, dump out water. This will help keep your lather warm throughout your shave.

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Step #2: Grab your gear.

Take a finger scoop of your shaving cream and rub it into the bottom of your bowl or container. Run your shaving brush under warm water and begin to whip up a lather. It may take a little muscle, so don't be shy. Whip it good!

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Step #3: Adjust lather consistency.

Small additions can change the overall texture of your lather. Want a thicker lather? Add a small amount of shave cream. Cream not whipping? Add a little more water and use vigorous, circular motions to activate cream. 

Don't forget to get the thick lather stuck inside the brush. Starting at the base of the bristle knot, squeeze upward to retrieve a nice amount of lather to add to skin.

Step #4: Take your time.

Shaving often feels like a chore - but it doesn't have to. Think of it like a massage: the warm water, the scents, exfoliation, and smooth glide of the razor can be pretty relaxing.

Apply lather for your first pass and enjoy it. If you need a second pass, we recommend relathering areas before taking a second run.

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