Italian Barber/Marco Method of Lathering

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There are 2 ways to make lather, add soap to the water as in this marko method, or add water to the soap. I use the water to soap method as I find it more consistent. And I rub the brush on my chops if that makes a difference. :)
 

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Not given in here. Tried the method the other night using a Cadman Tuxedo and found it held far too much water and ended up scrapping the exercise on this occasion. Works far better using either the white/grey or Cashmere synthetics and think I have pretty well it cracked now. Still getting good results. Makes face lathering after whipping up in a bowl so much easier.

I like easier
 
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I also use lather on the watery side for SR shaving but I admit that I have never used the Marco Method.

I spent a long time tryng to figure out how much water I needed on my soaps but soaps behave differently from one another and bowl lathering made it harder for me but I think I learnt to recognise the point the lather is ready. It seems to me the MM works the other way around and that would waste too much soap, some of my soaps aren't longer made so I can't be wasteful.
The same goes for face lather, I learnt to recognise when the water content was right. The lather consistency is what you need to watch out for.

I have other methods that I use when I build the lather in a scuttle of when I use a brush scuttle that for me is the ideal way to SR shave.
 
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So if I’m understanding correctly, this method can be used for hard soaps & croaps but I can’t see how it would work with a cream. Also do people rinse out the puck after or just leave to dry? What’s the best method.
 
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So if I’m understanding correctly, this method can be used for hard soaps & croaps but I can’t see how it would work with a cream. Also do people rinse out the puck after or just leave to dry? What’s the best method.
It doesn't work with creams as too much water is in the knot, with croaps and soaps it works great.

I run my soaps under the tap after use and let them sit by an slightly open window in the bathroom to dry our after use.
 
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It doesn't work with creams as too much water is in the knot, with croaps and soaps it works great.

I run my soaps under the tap after use and let them sit by an slightly open window in the bathroom to dry our after use.
That confirms my thinking. Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated
 
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