Lather is everything when shaving with a straight razor. The cardinal rule is to never let the lather dry or become too thin, or your razor won’t work.
Dip a badger hair shave brush in warm, not hot, water and use it to apply shaving cream and water as a thick lather to your beard. Allow the lather two or three full minutes before shaving to soften the hairs.
Apply another layer of JK Moisturising Shaving Cream and you’re ready to go!