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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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Re:

Postby brothers » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:03 pm

brothers wrote:After the shower

Soak brush in warm water in scuttle
Face-lather
Shave
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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Re: Re:

Postby brothers » Fri May 06, 2016 8:16 am

brothers wrote:
brothers wrote:
October 1, 2011

After the shower

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


November 17, 2013

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.


May 6. 2016

Updating once again to bring things current. So far, all of the changes are working together to get the best shaves and keep the enjoyment alive ----

1 (a) Face-lather shaving cream. Dip out the desired amount of cream from the tub or squirt it out of the tube onto my fingers, then distribute the cream on my face.
1 (b) Face-lather shaving soap in the tub. Load the brush on the soap then transfer the loaded brush to the face to distribute the proto-lather and build the lather.
2. Shave/cleanup/splash with aftershave.

This is about as simple as it gets.
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Re: Your Daily Shave Routine

Postby poppi » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:32 am

Mine's pretty standard I think but it works for me.

Apply warm flannel to face for about 2 minutes
Wash with a glycerin based soap and lightly rinse
Apply cream/soap with brush as I exclusively face lather
Use the razor/blade of the day for 2 passes and touch up
Rinse and use a 50/50 combo of Osage Rub/Witch Hazel
Apply A/S or Cologne of the day....

...and I"m all done except for the cleanup which I hate. But that's another thing in it's self
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Re: Your Daily Shave Routine

Postby CMur12 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:57 pm

I agree with poppi that the post-shave cleanup can be tedious.

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Re: Your Daily Shave Routine

Postby brothers » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:17 pm

Doing a 3 pass shave, I apply the lather for 1 and 2 with the brush. For the final pass I grasp the brush by the head, squeeze out the lather and apply it with my hand. Seems ultra simple and I like to do it.
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Re: Your Daily Shave Routine

Postby fallingwickets » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:41 am

the post-shave cleanup can be tedious.


arent you guys married??????? :D :D :D :D

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Re: Your Daily Shave Routine

Postby poppi » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:28 pm

fallingwickets wrote:
the post-shave cleanup can be tedious.


arent you guys married??????? :D :D :D :D

JUST KIDDING


Married?? Yup and for a long time too. My bride insists that I clean up after myself. She says she did it for too many years and now that we are empty nesters, it's on me. It's still tedious and I still don't like it.
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Re: Your Daily Shave Routine

Postby brothers » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:48 pm

After putting a lot of thought into it, I just realized that my daily shave routine is never complete unless I finish by growing another crop of whiskers for tomorrow's shave. Without that final step, the chain would be broken. [-X Makes me so sad . . . :cry:
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