#1

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North Carolina
I needed a quick and easy shave this morning and got a Damn Fine Shave, actually near BBS with the La Faulx Classic.  So, is an aerosol can cheating?  I will say that I also used Black Jack Beard Lube as a pre-shave, which adds to the slickness for me.  

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(06-10-2024, 11:32 AM)Big_T Wrote: I needed a quick and easy shave this morning and got a Damn Fine Shave, actually near BBS with the La Faulx Classic.  So, is an aerosol can cheating?  I will say that I also used Black Jack Beard Lube as a pre-shave, which adds to the slickness for me.  

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You didn't cheat, next time apply the foam with one of your brushes. You could even warm up the foam in your scuttle if you have one.

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#3
yes, it is....

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#4

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(This post was last modified: 06-10-2024, 03:33 PM by dtownvino. Edited 1 time in total.)
I use my White Proraso can when I'm in a hurry and need to be cleaned up.

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I know it’s almost sacrilege on the forums but I’ve been using Gillette Labs shave gel a lot here recently with great results. I’d love to try out the Prorasso canned goo. The Labs is around $8 per can but I’ve found it for $4-5 at times if you buy 4-5 cans at a time.

Prep is still important and I always shower then turn on the hot water at the sink and rub it into my face with some dandruff hair conditioner. I keep running my hands under the hot water and into my face to wash off the conditioner. Once the conditioner is gone I keep my face and hands wet and squirt the cream into my hands and then work it into my face.

I think just having your face/hand wet before adding cream is very helpful. If I wait too long before applying cream and my face dries the cream doesn’t work near as well for me. That little bit of added water makes a big difference for me. I also constantly rinse my razor under the sink to add more water to my face.

For soaps I never had much luck with most of them. They just didn’t feel like they protected my face that well. B&M Omnibus is my favorite and the only one I use anymore. Maybe I just never loaded enough soap with other brands? I’m gonna revisit my soaps and do some testing once I’m done testing new blades/razors out.

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#6

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North Carolina
(06-11-2024, 10:13 PM)WVShaver Wrote: I know it’s almost sacrilege on the forums but I’ve been using Gillette Labs shave gel a lot here recently with great results.  I’d love to try out the Prorasso canned goo.  The Labs is around $8 per can but I’ve found it for $4-5 at times if you buy 4-5 cans at a time. 

Prep is still important and I always shower then turn on the hot water at the sink and rub it into my face with some dandruff hair conditioner.  I keep running my hands under the hot water and into my face to wash off the conditioner.  Once the conditioner is gone I keep my face and hands wet and squirt the cream into my hands and then work it into my face. 

I think just having your face/hand wet before adding cream is very helpful.  If I wait too long before applying cream and my face dries the cream doesn’t work near as well for me.  That little bit of added water makes a big difference for me.  I also constantly rinse my razor under the sink to add more water to my face. 

For soaps I never had much luck with most of them.  They just didn’t feel like they protected my face that well.  B&M Omnibus is my favorite and the only one I use anymore.  Maybe I just never loaded enough soap with other brands?  I’m gonna revisit my soaps and do some testing once I’m done testing new blades/razors out.

I agree, you need a wet face and hands to apply canned shaving foam.  And I rinse my face between passes before reapplying more foam.

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#7
I also rinse my face between passes to add more water. Forgot to mention that part.

I wonder how many skip the water all together and never get a good shave with the cream. Water is a great lubricant.

For post shave I like to wash my face clean of cream using cold water and rub the cold water into my face. Then I dry it with a towel and then add witchhazel. I keep the witch hazel in a squirt bottle and do a couple squirts in my palm to rub into my face as needed. You can also add a little extra 91% alcohol to the witch hazel if you want more of a kick.

Then I rub some hand soap (usually Yardley) into my hands and clean my face of the witchhazel since I don’t care for the post feel. The Yardley soap leaves a wonderful feel after the witchhazel. But any soap you like will do.

If I really mess something up I’ll use a stypic pencil before witch hazel and then after I’m done rub some talc/old gold bond into my face and wipe it free of excess. That’s very rare anymore. Shaving balm also works well but I hate the greasy feeling.
#8
(06-11-2024, 10:41 PM)WVShaver Wrote: I also rinse my face between passes to add more water. . . . Water is a great lubricant.

Hydration is every shaver's best friend Smile

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#9
For me, there is just no substitute for the process of scrubbing the beard with a brush. Regardless of the brushless product (e.g. Cremo, etc.), the shave is never as good as when I use a brush and face lather. It really only adds about two minutes to the process but does so much to soften the beard, drive the lather into the hairs. etc.

I never want to use brushless products again.

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It's sharp and it cuts. I like it...
Northeast, USA
(06-10-2024, 11:32 AM)Big_T Wrote: I needed a quick and easy shave this morning and got a Damn Fine Shave, actually near BBS with the La Faulx Classic.  So, is an aerosol can cheating?  I will say that I also used Black Jack Beard Lube as a pre-shave, which adds to the slickness for me.  

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Not at all. Sometimes, time itself is uncompromising and one has to take what one can get. It's the law of life & priorities, same with shaving. Life is more important, wet shaving is more of an indulgence than a necessity. For me at least it is. I agree that a good soap & brush does wonders and completes the ritual but, one can survive a canned foam shave from time to time.

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