- Need some new shaving cream… what should I try??
What Drac said.
Except I get mine from the factory shop* an it costs 50p for a refil and £1 for the bowl 🙂
Ted Baker Gell is pretty good too if the criteria involves buying from Boots.
*a rather non-descript industrial unit in Ashby-de-la-Zouch that makes most poncey middle class soaps and deoderants.Posted 4 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
I bought some of that Turkish kack off ebay that everyone went on about a while back. Use it in a bowl with a brush.
It’s good, lathers well, was dirt cheap and has genuinely lasted about
1823.5 months and still going. I’ll splash out on a new one soon though, just because I can !
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
not a soap, but you could lather this using your fingers its so easy to lather. magic scents and superb value.Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
I love to use a brush and nice shaving soap or cream on occassions but this is one area where I think the old-fashioned approach lives up to its less attractive image. For me at least, creams and soaps dry out too quickly while shaving. Ok they last for ages and hence great VFM, but lose out every time to a simple squirt of Gillette (sensitive skin) gel. There are a number of trad London barbers who use gel for wet shaving and with good reason!Posted 4 years ago
Mackem – Member
are there any real benefits to using these fancy soaps over using normal gels/soaps from the likes of Gillette?
What colour are your handlebars?Posted 4 years ago
Do you feel inadequate whilst conversing with strangers?
Do you have ‘special’ underwear?
Do you think that others would respect you more if only they knew the truth about you (and your shaving regime)?
In all honesty, the proper stuff is way, way ahead of any kind of foam or gel.
I don’t think it’s all down to the soap itself, hence my scepticism, but more that it makes you slow down and take a little more time over the process.
Same with the posh safety razors.
You have to engage with the process and the equipment.Posted 4 years agoDangerboyMember
I also got on well with Mitchell’s wool fat soap, it did last for literally years but it left a proper scum in the sink, which was annoying.
I’m now a total convert to Ingram. Cheap as you like and i don’t think I’ve used anything i like more.Posted 4 years ago
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