Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Wayne, Jan 29, 2019.
That is the question?
Nope. Never. That said I don’t have Williams. I’d probably bloom Williams.....maybe......and maybe not.
Whether tis nobler in the sinks
Sometimes I do, other times I forget (or simply do not think about it), I don't think it makes any difference with the soaps that I use..
Yep. I bloom it whilst in shower\bath and soak my badger brush too. Both, are apparently no actual use, but I swear it makes the brush nicer on the face and the soap easier to load.
The standard wishy-washy answer is of course:
Whatever works best for you.
Personally, I don't bother. Blooming saves a little time when loading the brush.
I'm not short of time when shaving.
If triple milled it gets a ceremonial 30 seconds under water whilst I wet my brush and face, otherwise no.
About 98% of the time no and the other 2% yes only when it is necessary for me to get it to load and lather well.
Never, don’t see the point. If I wanted mushy soap I’d be using cream.
Yes, that's the correct answer!
No I don't either, I don't see the point personally as the soaps I use all load easily anyway.
I do, always have. I feel like it releases the scent of the soap more
Well, that’s a coincidence. Just this morning I pulled out a vintage Williams. And yes it was bloomed.
I have experimented with blooming and find that with some soaps, it speeds up the lather building process, with others it improves the lather all over, while with yet others it makes for too rich and dense a lather (or I should simply have loaded less) or no difference at all. Usually not so much full soaking as wetting the surface, though. A tablespoon or so works for me
I rarely bloom... Was doing it more often when started wet shaving but didn't see much difference so I seldomly do it now. In general I try to keep it simple
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