I used my Shavemac “Variable Loft Brush” (VLB) for this morning’s shave, for the first time in a long time. I forgot just how wonderfully soft and…dare I say it?…decadent it can be. Easy to use, easy to adjust, easy to clean.
I used it with a new shave soap I found the other day, from a local source: “goats milk” shaving soap (with a mild bay run scent). It was interesting: while it lathered reasonably well (thanks to dialing the VLB down pretty tightly) the lather disappeared off my face quickly, a little like earlier incarnations of Method shaving lather (which wasn’t quite as stable as what’s available now). However, it left enough behind to give me a reasonably good shave. I’ll have to investigate this local source a bit….