Not enough lather for the third pass

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Alex7, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Alex7

    Alex7 Active Member

    I have a Maggard 24mm synthetic shaving brush. I wet it about 2, 3 seconds under the faucet, then I squeeze the hairs to eliminate the excess water. I also give the brush a couple of shakes to also eliminate the excess water. After this I face lather a shaving cream, but I don't have enough lather for 3 passes. I'm using this cream: What am I doing wrong?
  2. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    There are a few options here. You can get a bigger brush. Load your current brush heavier (more product and more water), add a little cream and build the lather for the third pass, try a stick of Arko as that stuff produces oodles of lather, or just go with 2 passes and call it a day. I rarely do 3 passes, but even with a 20mm brush I have enough left over after 2 passes to do some touchup or another pass if needed.
  3. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Someday, someone will invent a brush capable of being lathered more than once a day. Until that happens, I'm afraid there's just no solution to your problem.
    :shaver :kar:
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2020
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  4. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Step 1. Squeeze a small amount of shaving cream onto your fingertips. Step 2. Rub on face. Step 3. Face lather with brush.

    Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each pass, wetting the tips of the brush as needed.

    If you still have difficulty getting enough lather for your third pass after trying this method... grow a beard.
    I see what you did there.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2020
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Making more lather is part of the fun. Or, you could just skip the third pass.

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