Blooming a Soap Or Not

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by fishcrow, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    It has been awhile since I have been on here,

    I have been experimenting with not adding water (blooming )to my soap, I am finding that I get a much denser lather, from just the wet brush.

    Do you guys add water to your soap or just use the wet brush?
     
  2. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Oh dear... here we go.... :eek:

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    :D
     
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  4. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    It has been opened! I do not bloom and find no need to.
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  5. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Umm humm. We've had a good long talk about that. No real agreement except that you have to get soap, water, a brush, and your face all in close proximity. Everything else is details.
     
  6. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Good one Rick!
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    nice sidestep sir..;)
     
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  8. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    @fishcrow glad to see you back Brad!

    :bounce017:

    P.S. I don't bloom. Dip the brush and right to the puck.
     
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  9. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I may be a soap bloomer ....
    Here's what i do, you tell me if it's blooming.
    I get the faucet water hot. I take the soap im gonna use, run the hot water onto it, then i turn it over, let the water run off it, set it to the side (definitely wet), the i fill a cup half full to soak my brush in (boar,badger,synthetic), then i wash my face,
    I repeat I wet all items face brush soap and razor. They are all wetted.
    I hiccup starts, some soaps like more water, some less. Just like some brushes need to be dewatered, some just a flick gets them right, some are a two flick and finger job (we are only talking brushes guys, i known it sounds pretty odd).
    Soft soaps cremes are all bowl creations. But most soaps are face lather endeavors, and all are wetted beforehand.
    So y'all tell me, am I a bloomer?
     
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  10. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    This is a bloomer!
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    sounds good to me..i have a similar routine ..excellent lathers with all products i have, fancy or meager..
     
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  12. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

  13. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Danny, you look good in anything. ;)
     
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  14. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Well, David, here's my vote. :)
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

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  16. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Well, I haven't seen any of @david of central florida's brush handles, but I'll take your word for it. :happy102:
     
  17. brit

    brit in a box

    width sir..;)
     
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  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    :innocent
     
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  19. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Ive tried both and have found that it really doesnt make much difference.
     
  20. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    You ain't seen me naked! :happy102:
     
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