Glycerin soaps may work OK as a preshave, but my experience with them as my primary shaving soap has been less than satisfactory; they are some of the worst shaving soaps I have ever used. I do not mind soaps that have added glycerin, but melt and pour soaps are not for me.Any recommendations for glycerin soaps? I want to try some out as a pre shave and have heard good things.
I have used Dr. Bronner's and PAA's The Cube as glycerin forward pre-shave soaps, but am a recent convert to Grooming Department's pre-shave. It is currently in stock, so get it while you can!Any recommendations for glycerin soaps? I want to try some out as a pre shave and have heard good things.
After seeing all the rave reviews I ordered one in citrus, which I see is one of the ones already sold out. I look forward to trying it.I have used Dr. Bronner's and PAA's The Cube as glycerin forward pre-shave soaps, but am a recent convert to Grooming Department's pre-shave. It is currently in stock, so get it while you can!
Interesting idea. I use good quality soaps and will give this a try. I currently use Proraso pre-shave cream, which improves my shave somewhat over no pre-shave.Based on my experience, I bet those who feel they need to use a pre shave product, are using soaps at the cheaper end of creams and soaps. Something like Haslinger, Castle Forbes, SV, MSC just don't need anything to improve the performance of razor and blade! However, the bloom water, or thin lather type left on the puck after loading you brush, is great, don't waste it.
That's why, for a pre-shave, I use conditioners formulated for thick hair. Softens and slicks things up nicely.Just be sure that you do not use hair conditioner designed to repair damaged hair and split ends. That kind is trying to strengthen the hair, which is opposite to the effect desired for shaving.
I have tried DIY preshave oil and found that some types of oils can kill lather development, especially if you apply too much. That is why I like hair conditioner. When you rinse it off, it only leaves what is absorbed into the skin and beard.Yeah I've used some of the products, too, and I don't think it makes significant changes. So I stop using it.
The smell of Noxzema will forever remind me of an event from my youth. I grew up in So Cal and some of the beaches even back in the 60's had showers outside the restrooms, for rinsing off the salt water.If you like Proraso pre-shave, try Noxzema. It works about the same for me and it's a lot cheaper.