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    Default The Illustrated Guide to making Uberlather

    Here is my best attempt at putting together an actual guide to making Uberlather:


    Start the process with a sink full of hot water, soak your lather bowl, and brush, in the water.




    The next step, is the only variable step in the process, you have to soak the soap in hot water also, how much water depends only on your brush, I am using a Shavemac 28mm Silvertip so I start with about 1/4 inch of hot water on the soap. It is better to start with less water than more, as it is easier to add a bit, than take it away (just dribble water at the base of the bristles with your fingers)Set this to the side..




    Place a Snurdle of shave cream in the warm bowl about almond size (no you don't need a Snurdle Dipper you can just use your finger)




    Add 4-5 drops of Pure Glycerin to the shave cream and place the bowl back in the sink full of hot water...



    This is the way my set up looks right before I am ready to build the lather





    See part #2
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    Default Part #2

    Add the soapy water to the lather bowl and set it back in the sink to warm



    Shake out your brush to almost dry, and load the soap onto the brush, it should be sticky, and thick, the brush should get clumpy with soap (1 min)




    Swirl the brush tips around the lather bowl mixing the cream, glycerin, and water together first, then mash the brush into the mixture.. The brush should absorb almost all the mixture leaving behind just a small amount of suds...



    Start whisking and pumping the brush to build the lather this next picture is not lather it is still just foam...



    We are almost there now the foam is starting to get creamy and thick becoming lather now!!!!




    This is Uberlather notice the creamy peaks off the brush it really should look like whipped cream.... Total time from start to finish 5 min...


    Ahhhhh shave time now!!!!!! One other hint make sure your face is good and wet before you lather up it really does help....
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    wow thats great Glen thanks for sharing that with us!!!!

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    Holy moly, that is a lot more steps than what I do but I'll bet it produces some pretty incredible lather!

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    I must confess, at first I thought it may just be a product of using more soap/cream. But after using this method for over a month, I can honestly say, I will keep using this method as It consistently produces excellent results.

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    Very nice. This should be included in a shave prep library
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    Thanks, Glen. This must have taken a while to post here so kudos for taking the time.

    I love using uberlather as a pampering day.

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    Wow. You are indeed the god of lather

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    Wow you guys must go through your soaps really fast, wasting them away in water like that and the creams.

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    STICKY!!!

    Thanks Glen. Great post!

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