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Postby stagger » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:16 am

1. Place shaving bowl in sink
2. Fill sink 1/2 full with HOT water
3. Wet washcloth in sink and apply to face for 2 minutes
4. Remove shave bowl, make lather, apply to face
5. 3 pass shave, WTG, XTG,ATG
6. Rinse and apply shave balm, then cologne
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Postby ThePossum » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:59 am

  • Place my brush of the day in hot water in shave mug in sink filled with hot water.
  • Take shower and prep face with hot towel for about a minute.
  • After shower, make lather and apply to face. Do three passes, WTG, XTG, ATG, followed by a buffing pass if needed. No rinse between passes.
  • Apply Thayer's as an astringent and then one of my many A/S or ASB.
  • Apply an EDT if I am going out right away.
  • Clean up the razor, brush, mug and get things ready for my next shave. Includes a hand strop of my DE & SE blades and putting the blade in the next razor in my rotation.

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Postby Straight Arrow » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:53 am

I always shave before the shower.

1. Run water until medium hot
2. Put rubber stopper in drain
3. Place brush in sink
4. Splash water on face as sink fills
5. Shake brush two or three times
6. Swirl brush on soap
7. Build lather on face
8. One pass WTG
9. Some cleanup strokes on chin and jawline
10. Rinse razor and brush
11. Get into shower
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Postby Lou » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:57 pm

I shower at night.

15-20 minutes after I get up, I wash my face and hold a hot facecloth to my beard for a few minutes.

I partially fill my sink with hot water, soak my brush for a bit, load the brush with soap, and face lather.

I do one WTG pass, then an XTG pass on my mustache and chin.

I rinse off my face with cold water, soak the face cloth with cold water, add a squirt of witch hazel, and hold it to my face for about 10 seconds. I rinse again with cold water.

I apply an AS balm, which is the last step in the shave portion of my morning routine.
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Postby brothers » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:03 pm

brothers wrote:After the shower

Soak brush in warm water in scuttle
Extract extra lather from brush and rub on face
Clean up
Rinse face
Apply post shave treatments

It's always interesting to look back from the present. This routine has changed a lot. I don't even remember writing that previous response. Here's my currrent routine:

1. Pour my preferrred amount of distilled water from a bottle onto the dry soap in the bowl where it resides until it's all used up.
2. Take a completely dry brush and begin to swirl/load the brush on the watery soap for 20 seconds.
3. Stand the sudsy brush on the countertop.
4. Transfer the proto-lather with my finger from the soap/container into my wooden lathering bowl.
5. Pick up the sudsy brush and build the lather in the wooden bowl until it reaches the look and texture I prefer. Add an appropriate amount of distilled water, if needed.
6. Shave and continue as listed above.
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Re: Your Daily Shave Routine

Postby JRTASTER » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:10 pm

I'm glad you bumped a thread previously missed.
Interesting to see the differences and similarities in
everyone's routines.
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
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