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    Sounds like living off horseback and carrying your water in a canteen.

    Rubbing water and soap into your face works, I prep with a dime size dollop of Trader Joe’s Mango shave cream in a tube on a wet face. A tube last about a year and cost $5-6. Then prep my gear, soak a brush in hot water double boiler mug, select soap & strop a razor. Lather and shave with hot water and well heated and soaked brush.

    I do notice the difference, shaving without the Mango cream prep, it is a very slick soap, and does not affect the lather making of any other cream or soap, I face lather and work it into my face.

    My whole shaving routine takes 10-15 minutes from start to finish, 3 passes, and includes mopping up water, and cleaning the mirror and sink with a microfiber.
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    You have mensioned this trader joes stuff before Marty. I might have to drive across town and pick some up. Normally a hot shower is good enough for me. But for only a few bucks ill give it a go. What the hell.
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    I prefer the method of palm lathering. Place Puck in left hand, wet brush and use palm as a bowl. Once brush is filled with lather, rub left hand on beard well. Then hot towel, then use brush to build shaving lather on face and shave..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rog View Post
    I prefer the method of palm lathering. Place Puck in left hand, wet brush and use palm as a bowl. Once brush is filled with lather, rub left hand on beard well. Then hot towel, then use brush to build shaving lather on face and shave..
    They sell palm bowls. They are usually made of horn and are these little things you put in your palm and it makes palm lathering much nicer and efficient.
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    But then I wouldn't have a palm full of lather to begin my process with? I find working that palm full of lather into face/stubble with my hand gives me much better results than only working with a brush.

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    Hay all
    I followed the directions with hope of being able to shave quick before work. Also I'm at straight razor shave number 5. The results were nice lather and lots more Knicks. I even toped a small mole; I wonder if it will grow back or stay flat? The razor was treetoping arm hair but with slight sound when I checked half way through. Back to olive oil pre shave, lather bowl on the stove and add boiling water to a hot towel over lather.
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    I use a DE if I'm in a hurry. No amount of experience is going to make it more safe to shave with a straight it just minimizes the careless mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    I use a DE if I'm in a hurry. No amount of experience is going to make it more safe to shave with a straight it just minimizes the careless mistakes.
    Same here Paul.

    I shave with a straight always unless I'm in a hurry for some reason.

    I have never cut myself with a Safety but i don't find it a lot quicker except i can have it with more abandon and I save a few minutes on the strop.

    I have to say, I find Safety shaving to be daily whereas my straights are good for every other day, although i often leave it longer so I have something serious to scrape off.

    When I started I would look for excuses to shave as often as i could, I still enjoy shaving with a straight more than happy time but now I have time for both

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