Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend a shave soap to use for a quick 10 minute shave in the morning? Also I was wondering if you had a recommendation for a brush similar to the Shavemaster brush for Method Shaving?
I’ve discovered that there are a number of very fine soaps that can be lathered quickly and easily. Most glycerin-based soaps will work well: the soap I use in my “The Ten Minute Traditional Wetshave” video
is a $2 Van Der Hagen glycerin shaving soap:
Most “artisan” shave soaps (i.e. shaveplace.com, qedusa.com, mamabearssoaps.com, etc) are usually very easy to lather. Crabtree & Evelyn shaving soaps are effortless for me. DR Harris shaving soap (which is actually a tallow-based soap) is also exceptionally easy for me to lather. Hope that helps!
As for a good Method shaving brush other than Shavemaster, any large, flat-topped (vs. bulb-shaped) brush should work fine. Rooney comes to my mind first in this regard.