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Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:07 pm
by sdm197
Hi Everyone I'm new here, I first showed interest in DE shaving in 2007 bought a few DE Razors too many really, plus loads of lotions, potions and wizardry! Then after much deliberation went back to cartridge razors for speed. Re-ignited my interest in 2014, bought more razors!

Then went back to cartridge until now recently buying you guessed it another razor the Feather AS-D2. I went to use an old tub of Taylor of Bond Street Avocado shave cream and it had gone hard. I don't know how old it is but may be from 2007/8! Is there anyway to save it?

Re: Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:27 pm
by Nitrox
I would just use it like a shave soap. It should still lather okay, not 100% like a newer cream though.
When I find creams that have dried up too much, I use them as bath soaps.
Works great and gives you a reason to get another tub of that cream. :lol:

Re: Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:36 pm
by brothers
Welcome to SMF! You should be able to rehydrate it if you add several teaspoons of water on top of the dry cream and replace the lid and set it aside for a few days. If that doesn't work to your satisfaction, the advice given above by Bruno almost always works. Use it as a soap by loading the brush on the soap-cream.

Re: Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:24 pm
by drmoss_ca
A few years back I even dried out some creams in a film drier just to turn them into soaps (I see the photos have gone as Vince nuked the gallery). Just curiosity, and they still worked fine.

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Chris

Re: Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:24 am
by sdm197
Hi Guys,

thanks for all your replies, I have been using it as a soap and it is working ok, thanks for the tips!

sdm197

Re: Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:06 pm
by brothers
Recently someone gave me a box of some shaving stuff they hadn't used in a while. Among the usable articles is a tub of Coates Sandalwood that has been dehydrating for at least 10 years. It still smells good, and I'm sure it'll make a good lather if I load the brush directly on the dry cream.

Re: Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:59 am
by fallingwickets
doesnt this make for a good example of tubs superiority over tubes? :D :D

clive

Re: Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:38 pm
by brothers
fallingwickets wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:59 am
doesnt this make for a good example of tubs superiority over tubes? :D :D

clive
I agree.

Re: Taylor Old Bond Street Avocado Cream gone hard.

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:35 am
by pausted
Recently a friend gave me the remnants of a tube of Old Spice cream, probably about an eighth of a tube. After reading this thread, I squeezed the cream into an empty Trumpers tub and let it dry uncovered for a week. Today I used it, loading it as I would a soap. I got a great shave and the scent is still strong and very pleasant. It lathered fine. This is a good way to use creams that have hardened over time.