There are many ways to get a good lather. Opinions will vary but what everyone that uses a safety razor will agree on is how important it is to obtain and use a good lather from your shaving soap. Here is a brief guide on how to load up your shaving brush to get an awesome shave.
We are assuming you already have a basic kit. If not you can check them out here.
Let the lathering begin
Fill your bowl with hot water and place your shaving brush in it. Let it sit for at least a few minutes.
Put a small amount of water onto the top of your shaving soap and let that sit for a few minutes. This will get the soap ready for when you take your brush to it.
Empty your shaving bowl and thoroughly squeeze and shake out your shaving brush.
Remove the water that is sitting on top of your shaving soap.
Now it's time to load your brush. Use the whole brush and with medium pressure with circular motions move it over the soap. You are looking for a paste like consistency and the brush will feel different as it moves over the soap compared to when you first started.
Your shaving brush is considered loaded when its bristles are clumped together.
Now you should take your shaving brush to your bowl and build the lather up in it. Swirl it around and add a few drops of water at a time until you have a nice rich lather that you can transfer onto your face.
Don't be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you. If you find something that works really well and you want to share, let us and the world know in the comments.