What's up everybody? I'm Brad and today we're going to learn how to build a lather. So before we build a lather let's go over everything we need. You need a shaving brush, some soap from classicshaving.com, a bowl to build your lather in, and last but not least, water.
Before I start building a lather I like to fill this scuttle that I usually call a bowl with hot water for about five minutes and let my brush soak beforehand. After the water's dumped out, this does a couple things to benefit you. It gets your brush very wet and it also creates a layer of water throughout the bowl, this is probably all the water you're going to need in order to build your lather.
Now I'll load the brush. You want to get a good amount of soap onto your brush that you can transfer back to your lather bowl. So once you feel like you have obtained a good amount of soap on the brush, you can move it back to your lather bowl and we can start building a lather.
So when you start, start with small clockwise circles in your lather bowl, I switch to counter clockwise every now and then. You can also apply pressure down on the brush to speed up the process. If you feel like you need to add water go ahead and do that. You can put some water on your fingers and then drip some drops into the bowl, you can also put the bowl under a dripping facet just do it very quickly, you certainly don't need that much water. If you see a lot of little bubbles in your lather, that means you added to much water but you also don't want your lather to be dry like a paste, what you're looking for is a rich, thick lather.
This process is certainly going to take you a minute or two. The more you mix the thicker it will get and the larger it will also get. After a minute or two you're good to go. All right everybody, thanks for watching, I hope you learned something. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll see you next time.