HEY! What the...??? I thought this was about TSD soap! What's with all the brushes?!?! Back row, L to R: Vulfix 404 Grosvenor badger/boar mix, Vulfix 406 Burlington, 24mm silvertip set in red mallee burl, Omega 10098, Omega 49, Semogue 2000, The Dridecker Front, L to R: Kriss Kross with original boar knot, Ever Ready 200T with original boar knot, C&E Pure Badger, Mohawk 3-338 with original boar knot, Ever Ready 250PB Pure Badger original knot These are my tools. I've learned how to use them. They all work great for all my soaps and creams, bowl lathering or face lathering. So, now on to the reason for this post... Seems some folks have some trouble getting a good lather up with TSD soaps. As many know, I'm a big fan of JoAnna's soap. Not only do they smell great and perform excellent, they are not hard to lather. Here's how I do it. Be fore-warned, if you are a minimalist and like to use as little product as you can get away with, and you hate having ANY left over lather, you won't like this 1 - Contrary to what is taught, that is, shake out your brush until it's almost dry, I start with a fairly damp brush. It's not dripping, mind you, but it only gets about 3 or 4 gentle shakes to keep it from dripping. 2 - Then I go to the soap. I've found that a larger surface area of soap works best. Almost all my soaps are in a small glass bowl I pick up at the Dollar Store at 2 or 3 for a buck. TSD soaps are melted down into those. Others are in the smaller diameter vintage Old Spice Mugs. They work, but as I said, a larger surface area seems to work better. 3 - I begin to swirl, twist and pump the brush. This is where some folks cringe a bit - I don't abuse my brushes with heavy handed mashing down into the soap, but I don't baby it either. It's a tool. I use it and make it work for me. I will admit that badger seems to be a bit easier, but I do get very good results with my boars. 4 - Step three continues for several minutes. I know, I know. All the videos show 27 seconds or 14 swirls on the soap and you'll have enough. I'm just tellin' ya what works for me. I keep it up until the lather starts to get really thick. 5 - Holding the soap upside down over my lather bowl, I continue step three as most of the lather falls down into the lather bowl. Then I take the brush, set it in the lather bowl, and wipe out all the remaining lather with my finger. I wipe this left over lather on the edge of the lather bowl so as not to go to waste and proceed to step 6. 6 - My bowl will have a little bit of water in it because it has been soaking in the sink of hot water to absorb some heat. That results in a bit warmer lather. I swirl and spin the brush around in the bowl until I get the consistency I want - nice thick and rich. MM-MM-MM! As I mentioned, many say start with a drier brush and add water as you need it. I start with a wetter brush and keep adding product until I get what I need. I never fail to get enough thick lather for at least 5 passes. Many would see this as waste, but I see it as how I enjoy my shaves. I take the extra, spread it out all over my face, then let it soak in while I clean up. Some folks do this with MWF to help with the moisturizing. Don't know if it works with glycerine soaps but figure can't hurt, might help. Hope this helps.