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Question about canned foam, do you still use it?

Lately I've used Gillette foam Original Scent for the european market, made in UK. It's pretty good, slick enough to give me good shaves.
 
No, Sir. In my local stores Proraso is usually precisely lined up on the shelves: soap, cream, foam (to keep the brand all together). The first two have always been my choice, being an old school wet shaver. Never used any canned stuff.

I guess I should have mentioned I was kidding. Just thought i would ask since it is Italian made. I did kind of wonder how good the canned stuff would be.

I do like the cream but have only tried the Sandalwood until very recent I grabbed a tube of single blade Cypress and Vetiver, I wanted to try the Wood and Spice but that line has been discontinued so grabbed the C&V instead. It is a really good cream. I remember trying the tub of the white soap but can't remember what the deal was with it that I got rid of it.
 
Took a glance through all the replies again and it looks like about a 50/50 toss up between those that still use it and those that don't in any way. I was the latter but since I tried it with the old Bic twin disposable I might work it into shaves now and then since it smelled so good. I know I at least need to try it with a DE and maybe even my Injectors at some point.

Thanks everyone for the input so far. Those that just saw this thread feel free to keep posting.
 

Marco

B&B's Man in Italy
I guess I should have mentioned I was kidding. Just thought i would ask since it is Italian made. I did kind of wonder how good the canned stuff would be.

I do like the cream but have only tried the Sandalwood until very recent I grabbed a tube of single blade Cypress and Vetiver, I wanted to try the Wood and Spice but that line has been discontinued so grabbed the C&V instead. It is a really good cream. I remember trying the tub of the white soap but can't remember what the deal was with it that I got rid of it.
I suggest testing the Green (Ever-Green as I like to call it) and the Blue, which in my book is the finest shaving cream available on the market today.
 
I suggest testing the Green (Ever-Green as I like to call it) and the Blue, which in my book is the finest shaving cream available on the market today.

Thanks! I will at some point have to try them but might be a while. Only allowing myself to buy once I use up at least one or two soaps/creams I already have and I can maybe get through 3 a year. I am sitting on around 20 soaps/creams still and need to whittle that down a lot. I just recently picked up the Proraso C&V so not sure if I will allow myself to try anymore this year. I do at some point want to try Blue but not sure about green since it has menthol. I don't mind menthol if it mild and not loaded with it.
 

Marco

B&B's Man in Italy
Thanks! I will at some point have to try them but might be a while. Only allowing myself to buy once I use up at least one or two soaps/creams I already have and I can maybe get through 3 a year. I am sitting on around 20 soaps/creams still and need to whittle that down a lot. I just recently picked up the Proraso C&V so not sure if I will allow myself to try anymore this year. I do at some point want to try Blue but not sure about green since it has menthol. I don't mind menthol if it mild and not loaded with it.
Absolutely my pleasure, Sir. :cuppa:
 
I use Proraso canned foam every once in a while if I’m in a hurry.
It’s good stuff but using a brush is a big part of effective prep for me so i go with that with a soap or cream.
 
Absolutely my pleasure, Sir. :cuppa:

Just curious if you tried the Cella shave cream in the tube? I assume you would have some insight as I thought i saw you posted about Cella in the past.

I broke down last night and decided life is too short and I don't have much left so before some more creams that I want to try disappear I picked up a few more. Cella shave cream in the tube was one. I was going to try a search on the forums here but from past searches that is useless as it seems to pull up all those "shave of the day" type posts. I went ahead and ordered it anyway. I did have the tub but it didn't last a year before it went soupy and turned rancid but I did like when I got to use it.

I also grabbed some Lea, a tube of Proraso Blue but couldn't pull the trigger on the Green though as I thought it would have too much menthol. Didn't grab the AS though as the Red AS I got seems tacky after I apply it so I passed on it for now.

Let me know, thanks.
 

Marco

B&B's Man in Italy
Just curious if you tried the Cella shave cream in the tube? I assume you would have some insight as I thought i saw you posted about Cella in the past.

I broke down last night and decided life is too short and I don't have much left so before some more creams that I want to try disappear I picked up a few more. Cella shave cream in the tube was one. I was going to try a search on the forums here but from past searches that is useless as it seems to pull up all those "shave of the day" type posts. I went ahead and ordered it anyway. I did have the tub but it didn't last a year before it went soupy and turned rancid but I did like when I got to use it.

I also grabbed some Lea, a tube of Proraso Blue but couldn't pull the trigger on the Green though as I thought it would have too much menthol. Didn't grab the AS though as the Red AS I got seems tacky after I apply it so I passed on it for now.

Let me know, thanks.
Actually, it did not have much success. The product that everyone seems to prefer is the tub (bowl) version. The main reason is that the cream in the tube has been reported by many to be too hard to squeeze out properly and way too dense for a soft cream. I tested a prototype of it and do agree with this, even if at the end it lathered up greatly. The tub (bowl) version instead is just perfect because you can easily treat it as any other Italian type soft soap without annoying issues.
 
Actually, it did not have much success. The product that everyone seems to prefer is the tub (bowl) version. The main reason is that the cream in the tube has been reported by many to be too hard to squeeze out properly and way too dense for a soft cream. I tested a prototype of it and do agree with this, even if at the end it lathered up greatly. The tub (bowl) version instead is just perfect because you can easily treat it as any other Italian type soft soap without annoying issues.

Thanks for the info. I should have tried to search through. Hopefully it isn't too dense and can work with it. I can't say I would do the tub again since my last one went very rancid on me in less than a year. I wouldn't mind trying a tub again if I knew it could last a little longer. I guess then I did load from the little bowl but thought I let it air dry long enough. For most of my soft soaps, I will scrape some out now so they don't get wet. I even scrap or carve thin slivers off my hard pucks now also and press into my lather bowl or scuttle and use for a couple shaves.

I guess if it too thick to squeeze out I have a container I can put it into.
 
I haven’t used any of the canned stuff in a long time. I was using the Gillette Edge gel before I switched to soaps and creams in the tube. The last can of Edge gel I had kind of “exploded” on me. I guess the propellant got too hot and forced it to dispense
 
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Yesterday’s shave. I add a bit of water to it so it’s slightly runnier.
 
Have not bothered with canned stuff since making the shift. However, this is not completely true. I make 2-3 big camping trips a year. Mostly primitive camping so I do not have any facilities. So every 2-3 days I need to visit a public restroom with a public shower (for campers and through hikers) To get a shower and shave. For that I would look really silly pulling out a bowl and brush in a public restroom. So I use canned gel and a standard Schick multiblade setup. I could use my double edge razor but fear that the slickness needed for protection is just not there with canned stuff
 

Chandu

I Waxed The Badger.
I don't know how soon I will do it but certainly should give it a shot before I do something else with them.



It wasn't the fact I was asking if I should try it again, I was just wondering if others had gone back and tried it. I just never gave it a thought over the years and happen to see them two cans laying way in the back. Yes, I might have to try it again before I do something else with them. Just hopefully one of them is still good after 8-9 years.
Gotcha, I would bet it's good as new. (Of course some smart acre will jump in and say.. which wasn't very good at all). I think canned foam is fine. Do I prefer it, not. But it's not worthless either.
 
Gotcha, I would bet it's good as new. (Of course some smart acre will jump in and say.. which wasn't very good at all). I think canned foam is fine. Do I prefer it, not. But it's not worthless either.

It was still good. I actually forgot how good the scent was. I had tried it with the twin Bic disposable I had and was going to try it with one of my DE razors but just never got around to it. I to prefer to use soap/cream over the Gillette Foamy, they have better performance. I also have to many soaps or creams to want to even bother using the canned stuff, didn't help that I just picked up a few more creams since I started this thread.
 
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