Guide: Get the ultimate shaving foam with shaving soap

How do I best lather up my shaving soap into a delicious, creamy shaving foam? Where do I start - and where do I end? And what do I do with the shaving brush after I make my shaving cream? You're bound to have a lot of questions when you first venture into making your own shaving foam. We have made it easier for you and created a complete step-by-step guide on how to easily lather a shaving soap into a perfect lather.

It takes a little patience to lather the soap to begin with. But when, after a time or two, you have the technique completely in place, you will experience great satisfaction from making your own shaving foam. Your daily shave becomes something very special when you replace the canned shaving foam with a really good quality shaving soap.
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Soak the Shaving Brush in warm water.
Let it soak for a few minutes so that it absorbs a lot of water.


Pour a small amount of water over the shaving soap.
This softens the soap and makes it easier to achieve the right foam consistency afterwards.


Give the brush a squeeze so that the water drains away.
Then shake the brush to remove the last water.
The brush should just be damp - not wet.


Pour the hot water out of the bowl.
Pour the little bit of water left on the shaving soap into your bowl.


Now the brush must be "lathered" with soap. Run the brush around the shaving soap in a rotating motion. Use the entire brush, including the sides, and feel free to pump. While you "lather" the brush, you will be able to hear the rubbing and feel the resistance between the brush and the soap.
When the brush is lathered correctly, the hairs will clump together.


Start stirring the bowl with the Shaving Brush. Use a rotating motion. Feel free to "pump" to get a rich and creamy foam.


Add a little water to achieve the right consistency - Feel free to do this several times.
Continue to stir your foam until it is thick and creamy.
You should not be able to remove the foam from the side of the bowl when you run the brush over it.
Large bubbles and/or too airy foam is a typical sign of too much water.


Pick up the shaving foam with the brush.
Now apply your shaving foam to your face and enjoy a shave with the perfect foam.

Other good tips for you:

Test whether the consistency is correct
You can test the consistency of your shaving foam by spreading it on your hand in an even layer. When you squeeze your hand together and open again, the shaving foam should still be covering and creamy.
How to clean your shaving brush
After shaving, thoroughly rinse the shaving brush clean of soap residue. Carefully squeeze the water out of the shaving brush and shake it over the sink so that it is as dry as possible.
Guide: How to clean and maintain a shaving brush
Hang the razor in a stand
Leave or hang the razor to dry so it is ready for the next shave. It is a very good idea to hang the shaving brush on a stand with the bristles facing down, so that all excess water can run off. In this way, you ensure the shape and lifespan of the shaving brush.
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Have fun!

Equipment used in this guide is:
Shaving soap
Shaving brush

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