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by JarmoP
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: got a new gold futur
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: got a new gold futur

One thing I don't really like about these "close" canal shavers like Progress or Futur and many others like them. It is with my HD and in general Merkur fixed heads and also like Muehle/jagger must be the same. I can just shave as long as I want in my opinion even if I have like a 3 days growth and ...
by JarmoP
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: got a new gold futur
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: got a new gold futur

I have sometimes thought of getting a chinese made Futur clone, but I don't think I have that kind of shaving technique or able to use its adjustability. Usually with Merkur Progress I shave first pass with about 2.5 setting and then with 1.5 the rest one(s). They say of what I have read that Futur ...
by JarmoP
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 42
Views: 7347

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

I just had a really goood shave with my Omega 48 "professional". I have 4 brushes, 3 badgers, no synthetic. With animal based brushes, there is always the stink in my experience to get rid of. After that badger brushes don't change any but remain the same. Boar brush needs to have hairs split. I rem...
by JarmoP
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What do you shave with
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: What do you shave with

I use soaps mostly. My way is to put just a slice of it in a bowl, not the whole puck. This way I can get some of the bowl lather results while same time continuing build real lather on my face. And what lather gets built in the my bowl, it is ready for my next shave somewhat, so I don't rinse my bo...
by JarmoP
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

As a minimalist shaver, I have only Merkurs Progress and 34C and some others like a Gillette Tech that sort of works ok too, a bit rough that. But those 2 I like. I've always been interested about that Muehle/EJ Jagger head so the Gillette one I'd like maybe get too, but if they are only were sold o...
by JarmoP
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

This is odd, or it's too early in the morning, but... I followed the link you included - see 12 sticks for $14. One of the images is the ingredient list, which clearly shows Stearic Acid as the number 2 ingredient. Reformulations make me sad. You are talking about the 4 images. The last one shows i...
by JarmoP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

My opinion of these Arkos is that they produce easy lather experience, shown like the guy in the picture. And the lather is slick/protective, if that is the right term? But ONCE the lather is taken away with the blade, my skin is left without much lubrication/protection. So I just am thinking if it ...
by JarmoP
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

Good question. Tabac also has that parfum mentioned besides many other ingredients that can also contribute to the scent. Regarding scent this bowl soap formulation of these sticks, they don't have that industrial Arko scent that I originally disliked so much in past as I remembered and even posted ...
by JarmoP
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

These "new" ones probably are. I have just half a stick from those 11 year ago acquired left. It does not have any lemon scent left and it is not white anymore. So I can't compare. It can be that it is just once someone have erroneously made puck soaps into a stick form and then they were sent out l...
by JarmoP
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 7
Views: 670

"new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

I bought 12 sticks from https://www.amazon.com/Arko-Shaving-Soap-Stick-White/dp/B000VAWZ2U which arrived today. My from 11 years ago acquired sticks had ingredients: Potassium Tallowate, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Parfum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Titainum Dio...
by JarmoP
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 3638

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

I have always used Palmolive stick as a "preshave" to my whiskers. Has a nice never disturbing scent even when open, just I can't find it available here locally anymore. Just one stick left. So I have had this Lagerfeld deodorant stick that I have never used in maybe 10 years. I prefer Nivea antiper...
by JarmoP
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 3638

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

I also don’t think it is the hard water residues Chris. It is just how tallow soap looses its goodness over a period and that depends also of how hard it is. I have soft water in Finland. I’m planning to slice my last Tabac soap refill puck same way as I slice the Arko. It s not that really hard soa...
by JarmoP
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 3638

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

brothers and drmoss, while I so like tallow based soaps, also as bathing ones. They do loose their goodness if going frugal and wanting to save the last bits. Happens also with higher end more costly shaving soaps like Tabac. From Arko I have read that some slice all their soap stick to separate sli...
by JarmoP
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Re: Older guys and mild razors

I've now used Feather blade again after many years, and again I'm not happy. Just what I suggested myself in above that I might do. The shave with Progress at lowest setting was ok, no bleed or much irritation. Though I can feel that if shaving everyday some other blade is better for my skin. What b...
by JarmoP
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Re: Older guys and mild razors

Paul, I am so thankful of the Feather Portable I got from you many years ago, It is history to have such a razor, and no guys, it is not a Feather popular plastic, but an all metal razor. It is a bit too aggressive, more than HD, but I got fine shaves with say red personna or derby blades. The other...
by JarmoP
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Older guys and mild razors

My fave shaver used to be Merkur 34 C. I was never quite happy with my uncle's aluminium handle Tech. My father says it was his, but I sort of doubt ;) But lately I have been more liking my Merkur Progress, instead the HD. It is on setting 3, but because it is not properly zeroed, it is most likely ...
by JarmoP
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 51
Views: 17770

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

Maybe it won't hurt much, but since then I had the described problem and solved it the way I did, I have not had any hearing problem again. In my mind it was probably just that some "wax" had come out as normal, more than usual. And I had felt if any hairs in my ears. Believe they grow too when you ...
by JarmoP
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

It is winter for us living in colder parts of northern hemisphere and we can have a thinner skin than in summer. I'm usually using Red Personna as my winter blade for its gentle character. But since I've been using a humidifier my skin is not as thin as usual, so my Merkur 34C is now having a Super ...
by JarmoP
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Beloved Semogue 1305
Replies: 10
Views: 2639

Re: My Beloved Semogue 1305

Be with or without a boar brush? What I don't like lathering on the puck and a boar brush is that I might get more consumption of the soap than with a badger brush. And a boar brush can't hold that much lather anyways, so that goes wasted. So I much prefer a badger brush for that or face lathering. ...
by JarmoP
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 51
Views: 17770

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

I myself noticed about a year ago that my left ear was almost deaf one morning. So I could not use a phone to the ear that I usually put it against. And also playing some instruments like ukulele sounded unnatural. It was scary. Otherwise I felt healthy and soon I sort of had guessed it was ear wax....