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How To Lather Shaving Soap

How to use and lather shaving soap on face

Shaving soap is lathered with a shaving brush in a mug, bowl, or directly on face.

To create a great lather, follow these steps:

  1. Let soap soak for few minutes in your shaving bowl with warm water.
  2. Wash your beard with hot water to soften beard.
  3. Rub your wet but shaken out brush briskly in a circular motion over the top of the shaving soap. When lather starts to form, continue rubbing for about 30 seconds making sure the brush picks up soap.
  4. Rub soap over your wet beard brushing vigorously coating the beard with soap, lather will start to build. Put a driblet of warm water on the brush and continue to work up the lather on your beard until the lather is thick and covers your beard.
  5. Shave with your favorite razor, we recommend Merkur Razors.
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 for a second pass, giving you a close and clean shave.

How to use and lather shaving soap in a bowl or mug

To create a great lather, follow these steps:

  1. Let soap soak for few minutes in your shaving bowl with warm water.
  2. Wash your beard with hot water to soften beard.
  3. Rub your wet but shaken out brush briskly in a circular motion over the top of the shaving soap. When lather starts to form, continue rubbing for about 30 seconds making sure the brush picks up soap.
  4. Take the brush with the lather to the mug or bowl and continue lathering in the empty bowl. Lather should thicken and increase. Add water as necessary with your brush and keep lathering.
  5. Rub soap over your wet beard brushing vigorously coating the beard with soap. Put a driblet of warm water on the brush and continue to work up the lather on your beard until the lather is thick and covers your beard.
  6. Shave with your favorite razor, we recommend Merkur Razors.
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 for a second pass, giving you a close and clean shave.