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I used a pre-shave for quite some time, then it occurred to me that I shouldn't need to. Am I right? Are quality pre-shave products purely masking poor quality soaps?

Same for post shave. I typically use Thayer's and maybe an AS (mainly for the scent), but am I missing out on the post shave from some of these soaps?

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#2

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(This post was last modified: 09-15-2020, 02:10 PM by primotenore. Edited 1 time in total.)
I abandoned pre-shave products long ago. I don't think they are necessary. I can't name 5 "bad" soaps. 99.9% of all soaps on the market will get the job done. Heck, I can get a close shave with Dove soap.
In the end, if you are happy with your shave using these products, that's all that matters.

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#3

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Canada
(09-15-2020, 02:09 PM)primotenore Wrote: I abandoned pre-shave products long ago. I don't think they are necessary. I can't name 5 "bad" soaps. 99.9% of all soaps on the market will get the job done. Heck, I can get a close shave with Dove soap.
In the end, if you are happy with your shave using these products, that's all that matters.

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#4
(09-15-2020, 02:05 PM)DavidRZ Wrote: I used a pre-shave for quite some time, then it occurred to me that I shouldn't need to. Am I right? Are quality pre-shave products purely masking poor quality soaps?

Same for post shave. I typically use Thayer's and maybe an AS (mainly for the scent), but am I missing out on the post shave from some of these soaps?

IMO, pre shaves are completely unnecessary in today’s current market. Can using a $20 preshave better your experience? It’s debatable. Will buying a better quality soap improve your experience? Absolutely.

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San Diego, Cal., USA
I do use a pre-shave and find that it does help, no matter what soap I am using.

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