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Using Shaving Sticks in a More Conventional Way

Postby Rik » Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:44 pm

Greetings,
I must admit up front that I'm primarily a shaving cream guy - the only soaps I use regularly are in a tub. This allows me to grab the correct amount of soap and use my regular shaving bowl – which sits in another bowl of scalding hot water.

I wasn't real thrilled with the shave stick form factor because I like all of my applications with the brush to be very warm and I was only able to achieve this with the first application. It usually takes me 3-4 passes for a superior shave.

Charles is offering such a wonderful assortment of fragrances that I want to try, but don’t want to have to melt each into it’s own container.

Yesterday I came up with a way to have my soap and use it too – I melt it right in my daily shaving bowl. Because I preheat my brush in the bowl which sits in a hot water bath, it is warm enough to melt just the right amount of soap and provide enough hot lather for the entire shave. When I’m done I rinse everything out and am ready for another day!


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Preheating bowls

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Preheating Brush

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Melting Soap In Bowl

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Surface of Soap Still In Liquid State

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After 15 - 20 Swirls.

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Take care,
Rik
Last edited by Rik on Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:20 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Postby rtaylor61 » Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:51 pm

Damn fine job there Rik. Where'd you get the brush? :lol:

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Postby Rik » Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:10 pm

Thanks Randy. Why my brush looks just like your avatar. What are the odds?!?
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Postby notthesharpest » Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:47 pm

Nice idea. Just the right amount of soap (after you learn how, I guess), no waste, cleanup is easy.
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