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What is the best shaving soap? Shaving oil?

Discussion in 'Guys Stuff Forum' started by alexd, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Well, now that I have an amazing razor, what about shaving soap? I have a nice badger brush already, but have never really found a good shaving soap... Any recommendations?
  2. miguel

    miguel TRIBE Member

    Taylor of Old Bond street makes good shaving soaps and creams. i use their cream and love it..
  3. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Im strange, my skin loves the following Neutrogena Rapid Clear Oil-Eliminating Foaming Cleanser
  4. sk8

    sk8 TRIBE Member

    Steve's a big fan of the good old fashioned William's Mug Soap

    I also got him an olive oil pressed shaving bar at the one-of-a-kind show one time that was great but I'm sorry I can't remember the company.
  5. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I picked up a tube of Palmolive brush shaving soap similar to what my Dad used to use many many years ago. I am going to give it a try:

  6. T_Dot_House

    T_Dot_House TRIBE Member

    What is this amazing razor you speak of?
  7. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    honestly newer gels are better than the best shaving soaps and creams.
  8. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    although truefit and hill's ultimate comfort line is good stuff.
  9. Liability

    Liability TRIBE Member

    Depends what you mean by better. Gels and modern creams have numbing agents in them to desensitize.

    I went for a hot shave where they did not use any of these things, only a hot towel and some soap, and my skin felt much better the next couple of days.
  10. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

  11. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

  12. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    So a proper old-school razor :)
  13. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

    i just use sweat.

    predator stylez.


    works better in cambodia.
  14. Dialog

    Dialog TRIBE Member

    American Crew Shave Oil
  15. cosmosuave

    cosmosuave TRIBE Member

    I use Prorasos it's from Italy and seems to work fine... Shoppers carries it...
  16. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    That palmolive stuff is actually quite good. It is going to last a long time too :)
  17. cosmosuave

    cosmosuave TRIBE Member

    The shave soap lasts forever... Save a fair bit of money by not buying the aerosol stuff...
  18. SolChild

    SolChild TRIBE Promoter

    I bought this. I like it.
  19. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    I just use whatever bar happens to be by the sink when I shave my eye holes. I've tried the fancy soaps, but really what's the point unless you're delicate.
  20. Rage

    Rage TRIBE Member

    I have really sensitive skin and to be honest, the Body Shop's men's cream is amazing...you need a shaving brush for maximum lather but give it a try, been using it for over 5 years.
  21. Bacchus

    Bacchus TRIBE Promoter

    those who know, know ;)

    I used to, until i started to use their Shaving Oil.

    Shaving Oil > any shaving cream or soap, IMO. There are many brands, but RS is available at shoppers.

    As someone with coarse manly hair yet very sensitive skin- i'm prone to razor burns...and always used to wait at least 3 days in between shaves.

    Since using the shaving oil, i've yet to get razor burn once. I've yet to cut myself since...and can shave every day. I introduced this to my cousin who has it even worse then me - and now he swears by it.

    Now, it's difficult to clean certain blades because the hair really sticks to the oil - but if you've got the right blade, it works great. One trick ive found is to rinse in soapy water when you're done.

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  22. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Going to try this stuff, never tried before.
  23. loopdokter

    loopdokter TRIBE Promoter

    I get crazy razor burn. I always have since I was 17. My facial hair is fairly course and goes all over the place, so finding the right product over the years has proven difficult.

    Recently I started using The Real Shaving Co.'s products. They're certainly some of the better ones I've tried and cost-friendly. Zihr also make great products but they cost a fortune. I used their shaving oil and that worked a treat - but it's like $40 for a tiny little thing of it. I used to pick up their stuff at Winners/Home Sense, but they no longer seem to carry it.

    I've still yet to land upon that one product that absolutely stops razor burn, but it's not as bad as it has been with just regular products.

    I had my first straight-razor shave about a month back and the guy ruined my face for a week. Horrible experience!

    I really hate my face when it comes to shaving! Gah!
  24. Bacchus

    Bacchus TRIBE Promoter

    ^ But, have you tried the oil?
  25. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I found an old tube of Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood Shaving creme in my suitcase that I had completely forgotten about. I think I once bought it as a gift for somebody. Anyway, it is pretty good and the smell of it is very subtle which I like.

    I have seen the shaving oils out there and bought one to try a long time ago. The ingredients said it was mostly grape seed oil. I have since shaved with a tiny bit of pure grape seed oil and that works well. I am sure you could probably also use some of the other exotic oils like walnut or jojoba and make your own blend that is 100 % natural. When I am finished the T&H I am going to experiment. As long as the oils work and I don't smell like a big salad I'll be happy.

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