Moisten the shaving area with warm water. Foam the shaving soap in the tin by rotating the moistened brush and gently apply the lather in a circular motion. First, shave in the direction of hair growth. Once complete, shave against the grain. Rinse the shaving area with cold water.To clean the shaving brush, rinse the brush hair with clean water and then squeeze the remaining soap and water out of the brush. Stand the shaving brush upright to let it dry out.