The Hard water blues

What is your opinion on fine shaving creams and hard soaps? Do you like Trumpers, Coates, Taylors, Truefitt & Hill? Post your reviews and opinions here!
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Jupiter
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The Hard water blues

Post by Jupiter » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:16 am

Well...We've got *very* hard water in Southern Ontario, which makes it challenging to get a good lather from hard soaps. I could use distilled I suppose, but I don't know if I want the hassle. Some soaps work better than others, any thoughts?
So far I've found that Tabac and Arko work well. Drh is not too bad.
I wish my Trumpers soaps worked better!

Would you guys recommend AOS Sandalwood or Speick?
Because of the hard water, I find it easier to make a usable lather with a bowl.
Any face latherers in Hard water country?

Mike

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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:38 am

Using more soap/cream should offset this. Shave sticks should work especially well because you end up with more soap on your face.

Or, like humans do so very well, you could modify nature to better suit your needs by getting a water softener.
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Post by harper » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:58 am

Creams work better in hard water than soaps.

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Post by Sargon » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:05 pm

I find face lathering pretty unsatisfying with my rock hard water, as well, and only do it when I travel. Creams and soft soaps are easy. hard soaps are viable, but I load, work lather in the bowl a bit, and reload the brush to try and get enough.
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Post by Jupiter » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:41 pm

I used a Valobra stick today with great success. I spent a little more time face lathering and got a great lather.

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Post by Jupiter » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:34 pm

Creams seem to work ok. The only one I have right now is an old tube of Proraso, I should order the new Sandalwood scented one sometime.

Mike

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