Fitjar Shaving Soap uses a new formula which infuses tallow to create a luxurious lather. We recommend soaking the soap in warm water and even using a little extra water on the shaving brush while creating lather. The results yield a cushioning and moisturizing lather that protects and smells great.
I don't soak soaps---ever---and my first effort to raise a lather (working with the puck upside down) produced NOTHING: it was like brushing a puck of white plastic. I was amazed to get not the tiniest trace of lather, using a horsehair brush. I turned the puck right side up and tackled it again, and the lather did come---and man! what a lather! This is comparable to Martin de Candre, IMO. I doubt that I'll soak the puck----for some reason I'm averse to that---but I will definitely use this sopa frequently.
I would bet that this soap is pretty much hopeless if using hard water. If you live in a hard-water area, try using the soap with distilled water (about $1/gal from drugstore). You'll be amazed.
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