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Hair Conditioner as Shaving Cream

Some of you mention bar soap. Does that not leave the skin quite dry? I've always understood hand/body soap to be too strong for facial skin. Or is it just a "in a pinch" type of thing?
 
Don't know if I've just discovered something everyone else already knew about, but on a tip, I tried some hair conditioner as a shaving cream and it worked remarkably well! Even lathered up! One less thing I need to bring on trips. I'll just use the hotel's conditioner to shave with. :)
Learned something today. Thanks for the post.
 
Yes, it is slick. To me the question on a hobbyist forum is not "Does it work?" or even "Does it work extremely well?" but "Does it enhance my shaving experience?" I shall stick to working a good face lather with MdC Fougere using a Kent BK4 or a Chubby 1 in best.
 

cryhavoc

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I've shaved with both hair conditioner as well as bar soap in a pinch, of the two conditioner is slicker. I much prefer my brush and soaps and would always use them if I had a choice.
 

cryhavoc

Contributor
Some of you mention bar soap. Does that not leave the skin quite dry? I've always understood hand/body soap to be too strong for facial skin. Or is it just a "in a pinch" type of thing?
Yardley soaps are tallow based and lather up well, they didn't dry my face as much as Ivory soap. I think the drying really depends on your skin type, give it a shot and see what you think.
 

cryhavoc

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I experimented a while back with using hair conditioner as a pre-shave but I was a little gobsmacked when I watched the video and saw he was actually lathering the conditioner in bowl. I was so shocked I immediately went into my bathroom Shaving Den of Iniquity and tried this myself, using the TRESemmé conditioner we have. I had to play around with the water/conditioner ratio but, in less than two minutes, I had what I would consider entirely acceptable looking shaving lather. Maybe I shouldn't be so shocked, but I really am. I'm going to try shaving with this tomorrow out of sheer curiosity.
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So how did it go?
 
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