Shaving Cream Question

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  1. ClassyGuy1

    ClassyGuy1 Well-Known Member

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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?
     


  2. fdbaker

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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.

    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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    If you really would like to explore completely different 'universe' (and not only high-end traditional shaving creams), then try to take a closer look at "Reviews - Badger & Blade".

    You shouldn't be disappointed.

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=37

    Enjoy.
     


  4. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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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.
     


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    Salon Clearwater New Member

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    I used Gillette Foamy shaving cream. I don't try any other brands of shaving cream.
     


  7. 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.
     


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