What do you shave with

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What do you shave with

Poll ended at Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:52 pm

1) Soap
2) Cream
3) Stick
Total votes: 8

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What do you shave with

Post by jbcohen » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:52 pm

Ok, I am taking a poll:

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Re: What do you shave with

Post by CMur12 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:46 pm

I shave with soaps only, whether hard soap or soft soap.

I do sometimes grate up a Valobra Shave Stick and mash it into a suitable bowl, for use as a puck.

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Give me Soap or give me death!

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Re: What do you shave with

Post by John Rose » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:39 pm

You may select 1 option
There's yer problem. #-o
1) Soap
2) Cream
3) Stick
The answer is "Yes".
Also croaps.
That being said, most of my shaves are with creams, or cream&soap superlathers, but Mitchell's Wool Fat soap may soon become my favourite.

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Re: What do you shave with

Post by Rufus » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:36 am

All of the above at one time or another. I use cream mostly, but I do have 2 soaps I’ll use when I’m feeling the need for a change. When I travel I only use a stick: either a Harris Lavender or a Tabac.

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Re: What do you shave with

Post by blantyre » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:46 pm

About evenly split soap and creams. Both have their merits. I don’t like sticks much, I probably don’t know how to use them properly but they always seem to make an awful mess.

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Re: What do you shave with

Post by brothers » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:27 pm

I use soaps mostly, but I have several creams and sticks that I also use. I spent my single vote for sticks because the sticks didn't have any votes, and now they've got at least one!

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Re: What do you shave with

Post by JarmoP » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:45 am

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 bowl after.

The stick is really a working one for travel and all I would take with a small badger brush. Badger is better than a boar hair in less containing water after shave.

I have less experience with creams. Proraso green felt like opening a toothpaste and too cold for my climate in general.
Crops neither I don't have experience.

That is why I'm unable to vote. I have also liked some "canned goo" shave stuff to be honest, in a rush.

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