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Great lather, good shave

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SOTD 1 Oct 2013

I decided to go with Mike’s Natural to remind me of a great shaving soap that took me a long time to learn. The key for Mike’s Natural was using a lot more water than I thought would be needed, and so today I used my Mühle silverfibre brush, since synthetics if sopping wet will dump a load of water when you start to use it. For Mike’s Natural, that excess water was just what was needed. I got a lovely and fragrant lather.

My iKon with an Astra Superior Stainless did a good job, but the blade seemed to be on its last legs, so I replaced it post-shave. A good splash of Savory Rose sends me on my way into the first day of the government shutdown.

Written by Leisureguy

1 October 2013 at 9:15 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I will give Mike’s another try. The concept appealed to me, content fragrance options and the presentation. I tried it twice and passed it on to one the boys both times after one try. My son is fine with it but he seems less particular and he does shave in the shower?


    Michael Napier

    1 October 2013 at 11:44 am

  2. Shaving in the shower probably adds extra water to the lather as he works it up, and that’s what I found that it needed. While you’re loading your brush, add some water to the tub. After several practice lathers you’ll find the right amount. It was certainly more than I expected.



    1 October 2013 at 11:51 am

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