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Shaving Cream Question

ClassyGuy1

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I currently use a Gillette Fusion Power Razor with Gillette Fusion Shaving Gel (found at any grocery/drug store) or sometimes use Barbasol (Yes, the $1 a can stuff). I have always been interested in using a bit of a high end shaving "cream", but the only shaving "cream" that I've used was a brand called Alba and it didn't lather like the Gillette or Barbasol or Edge or anything lathers and foams. Are there any shaving "creams" that lather just like a can of Edge (If so, can you reccomend one) or are they all going to be the consistency of body wash?
 

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Use this http://www.amazon.com/Art-Shaving-Pr...8971873&sr=8-2 followed by this http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-of-Sha...8971933&sr=8-3. It is expensive, but I've never used anything (and I've tried a lot) that's given me a closer, more comfortable shave.

Originally Posted by ClassyGuy1
I currently use a Gillette Fusion Power Razor with Gillette Fusion Shaving Gel (found at any grocery/drug store) or sometimes use Barbasol (Yes, the $1 a can stuff). I have always been interested in using a bit of a high end shaving "cream", but the only shaving "cream" that I've used was a brand called Alba and it didn't lather like the Gillette or Barbasol or Edge or anything lathers and foams. Are there any shaving "creams" that lather just like a can of Edge (If so, can you reccomend one) or are they all going to be the consistency of body wash?
 

Thomas

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They will lather, but you'll need a brush to whip them up with some water. Brands I use include:

Proaso,
Salter's
Trumpers
Truefitt & Hill
Prep
WARS
Art of Shaving

You'll have to search for them, none are widely available but most can be found on-line.

Then there are the artisan lines:

St. Charles Shave
The Gentleman's Quarter
Mama Bear

And then there are the soaps

etc. etc. etc.
 

Rex_Tremende

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You don't need a lather for a good shave, just a good lubricant for the blade. I heard it explained once that lather is mostly air, and air is a poor lubricant. I tried shaving oils a few times, but didn't like the effect of those on my sink. I settled on- and now order Ahava Foam Free Silk Shave (and the shower gel) by the box online.

Regards,
Rex.
 

discoweasel

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Canned shaving foam or gel is death. Go for traditional soaps or creams that you whip up with a brush. Proraso, Tabac, Stone Cottage Soapworks, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Turtleship, &c., are all excellent products.
 

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I agree with those who suggest good quality soaps or cremes over the aerosol canned jobs. I live in a particularly dry climate and so cremes are a better alternative for me as they tend to provide a thicker lather more easily than soaps. YMMV. See: https://www.fendrihan.ca/ for various products available.
 

chobochobo

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I use Proraso in a can, for several years now. It's pretty much the same as my expensive Santa Maria Novella crema barba.
 

Panama

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I have tried over 300 shaving creams and soaps. The expensive ones are not worth it - AdP, the mid tier not too bad - TOBS, Castle Forbes etc. Entry level such as Nivea are very good value.
 

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