The first wash I repeated the wash unnecessarily. It is a mild lathering wash because it is a mildly stripping wash. The other washes I've tried have been hugely lathering but hugely stripping. I have a crazy gray hair beard and a stripping wash leaves me looking like a cave dwelling hermit, not so with Fable Beard Co unscented wash. Completely unscented leaves me with no scent conflicts for my beard oil of choice for the day.