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post #106 of 176
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Originally Posted by c3cubed View Post
I remember reading a rather surprising report in the late 70's about the best product to use for a close shave.

After numerous studies and polls - the conclusion was, that of all things,

Butter - gives one the closest shave.

I'm not sure it has a nice scent though.

Have you tried lathering butter? It's nearly impossible without a standing mixer, and then you've got to get the custom badger-bristle whisk, and, well, it's a bit more hassle than I'm willing to put up with in the morning.
post #107 of 176
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Have you tried lathering butter? It's nearly impossible without a standing mixer, and then you've got to get the custom badger-bristle whisk, and, well, it's a bit more hassle than I'm willing to put up with in the morning.

Yes - I would imagine impossible to work up into a creamy foam. Maybe "whipped butter" might do the trick, but a little distracting, and whatever the result, one would feel razor burn if one has a heavy beard unless it could be mentholated.
post #108 of 176
i'm getting down to the last of my trumper's almond. what should i replace it with?

home: nancy boy vs. t&h ultimate comfort
away: musgo real vs. proraso

hmm....
post #109 of 176
If you're talking creams...I've used and recommend

Proraso,
Salter's Citrus or Mint
C&E Sweet Almond Oil
WARS

If you're talking soap...

Provence Sante
Pre de Provence
The Gentleman's Quarter (any scent)
post #110 of 176
Gentlemen,

I agree that shaving cream is an important factor in looking after our sensitive skin during such rituals. However, one can imagine that our 'performance' in terms of shaving techniques or strokes whilst standing in front of our steamed-up mirror every morning (?) is also an important issue...

wouldn't you think?

Sincere regards,

V_British
post #111 of 176
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Originally Posted by Very_British View Post
Gentlemen,

I agree that shaving cream is an important factor in looking after our sensitive skin during such rituals. However, one can imagine that our 'performance' in terms of shaving techniques or strokes whilst standing in front of our steamed-up mirror every morning (?) is also an important issue...

wouldn't you think?

Sincere regards,

V_British

Far more fun to find improvement via spending money than to actually practice, seek guidance, or actually think about what I'm doing.
post #112 of 176
Just picked up a jar of Castle Forbes Lavender shaving cream today. I have not used it yet, but I'll let SF know how it goes. Anyone ever used CF?
post #113 of 176
as an african american guy, i am well aware that ingrown hairs and shave bumps is common among my fellas. i love products from kmf and proraso but i've also recently discovered the wonders of Pain Free Easy Shave which is a relatively new formula. i ordered a small tub from www.easyshave.net and tried it as soon as i received my package. it really works against those pesky shaving problems. i would recommend it to anyone trying to get rid of pseudofolliculitis barbae.
post #114 of 176
I thought CF went the way of the do-do?

I'm working on a tub of Omega (Proraso) soap. This Summer I've been bathing with Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap, face wash with Avon menthol exfoliating scrub, pre-shave and in-between pass application: Proraso Pre, shave with Omega eucalyptus soap, and Aqua Velva aftershave splash.

Minty!
post #115 of 176
So help me God I will finish a tub of cream this year. Either C&E SAO or AOS Lavender. Both are quite good, but I don't nick myself nearly as often with the SAO.

I figure the couple of dozen soaps can wait until I clear out some drawer space.
post #116 of 176
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Originally Posted by Very_British View Post
Gentlemen,

I agree that shaving cream is an important factor in looking after our sensitive skin during such rituals. However, one can imagine that our 'performance' in terms of shaving techniques or strokes whilst standing in front of our steamed-up mirror every morning (?) is also an important issue...

wouldn't you think?

Sincere regards,

V_British
Combining the best materials and equipment with the best technique will lead to superior results.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Far more fun to find improvement via spending money than to actually practice, seek guidance, or actually think about what I'm doing.
Now yer talkin' !!
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Originally Posted by lpresq View Post
Just picked up a jar of Castle Forbes Lavender shaving cream today. I have not used it yet, but I'll let SF know how it goes. Anyone ever used CF?
Yeah, it's some pretty spiffy stuff. You won't be unhappy.
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
I thought CF went the way of the do-do?


Nope, it's still around. Maybe you're thinking of Coates?
post #117 of 176
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Originally Posted by lpresq View Post
Just picked up a jar of Castle Forbes Lavender shaving cream today. I have not used it yet, but I'll let SF know how it goes. Anyone ever used CF?

I just started using the CF Lime Shaving Cream. Big improvement over the gel I had been using. I like it a lot.
post #118 of 176
It's been 7 months since I recommended Acqua di Parma so time to bring it up again.
post #119 of 176
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
It's been 7 months since I recommended Acqua di Parma so time to bring it up again.
Is it that good? I use Gillette "sensitive skin" gel or whatever.
post #120 of 176
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Is it that good?

I use Gillette "sensitive skin" gel or whatever.

yes. That gillette stuff is crap, I have some art of shaving sandalwood stuff (new aftershave balm and about 3/4 tub of the shaving cream) that I do not use, you want it?
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