Let's make a small or big discussion here about this one. Do you prefer the lather thinner or you load more to be thicker on the subsequent passes? I find that if I have a thicker lather the moment that most of the hairs are gone, I tend to press down the razor more. When it is thinner, I get better slickness, but again the protection is not that good for me. So I haven't decided yet! So.... I leave the shavers to answer!