After a year using hot water

niftyshaving

New Member
After a year of cold water only lathering and shaving I have
turned on the hot water tap.

Yes I had hot water but just decided that I wanted to explore cold water shaving.

The first hot water shave found my boar brushes much more flexible and happy
making lather. My face and whiskers hardly noticed but building a good lather
was a lot easier.

My impatient day DE razor rinsed cleaner and might have slightly better glide.
Open blade str8s seemed about the same.

But since I am a fan of "latherin" I think I will stick with the hot water for lathering.

All good shaves begin with a good lather.
 

verndahl

AKA tintin
Having always used hot water, switching to cold (which i have tried) just seems wrong. Kind of like eating cold soup, or a cold hamburger. Glad you have finally seen the light :)
 

niftyshaving

New Member
Well I tried it in the heat of the hot and muggy summer and then it did feel nice and cool.
I kept it as a constant and worked on my honing skills (as a shaver not honemaster).
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
I have found that much more than lather or the temperature, it matters if I had a shower / bath.
If I've spent time in a hot shower or bath, I can shave effortlessly with water, cream, soap, etc.
But if I haven't, then the shave sucks always.
 

Shawn

New Member
I have to have a shower first also. Then I use cool water in the summer and warm in the winter. Never really got into cold water shaving, but I don't like it real warm after working in the heat all day in the summer.
If I don't shower first then no matter what I do, it feels more like waxing than shaving.
 

whoever

Anonymous new guy
After a year of cold water only lathering and shaving I have
turned on the hot water tap.

Yes I had hot water but just decided that I wanted to explore cold water shaving.

The first hot water shave found my boar brushes much more flexible and happy
making lather. My face and whiskers hardly noticed but building a good lather
was a lot easier.

My impatient day DE razor rinsed cleaner and might have slightly better glide.
Open blade str8s seemed about the same.

But since I am a fan of "latherin" I think I will stick with the hot water for lathering.

All good shaves begin with a good lather.
ahh, that sounds like something I would do. but thank you for saving my face from the torture of a freezing shaves
I do not think the water effects the razor, as much as it effects your skin and whether your pores are open or constricted will alter the feel of the glide. Also a scuttle with warm/hot lather will feel so much better than splashing hot water from the tap on your brush trying to achieve the same effect.
 

whoever

Anonymous new guy
I have found that much more than lather or the temperature, it matters if I had a shower / bath.
If I've spent time in a hot shower or bath, I can shave effortlessly with water, cream, soap, etc.
But if I haven't, then the shave sucks always.
you forgot to add if it is a bath, it must contain bubbles and a rubber ducky :cool: because what good is bath time if we can regress, unwind and have fun all while wearing the best suit we have.
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
you forgot to add if it is a bath, it must contain bubbles and a rubber ducky :cool: because what good is bath time if we can regress, unwind and have fun all while wearing the best suit we have.
It will not come as a big surprise that my youngest daughter has taken care of the assortment of rubber ducks in the bath.
One of the is Mr. Duck. He wears a sherrif's hat and handles security.
 

whoever

Anonymous new guy
It will not come as a big surprise that my youngest daughter has taken care of the assortment of rubber ducks in the bath.
One of the is Mr. Duck. He wears a sherrif's hat and handles security.
is he securing the ducks?, the tub, how long has he been doing this? give her a hard time about his background check, how do we know he isn't the Hannibal Lecter of ducks
[psss] I bet when she's not looking Mr. duck comes to like :D{like chucky}
 
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