I'm curious what folks think bout sharing shave soap. I see that used soap is listed in the BST threads but it seems unhygienic. What is the discussion on this?
This is a good insight! Part two to this questions was if I wanted to upgrade my brush Knott but keep my handle, could I sell my old Knott? The concern seems to be that it may have been in contact with your blood and we don't sanitize brushes like we can razors... Or can we?I just finished watching a video of a professional barber shaving a customer and thought "what do barbers do between customers when using a brush and soap?". So then I thought back to this thread. I think I would now be comfortable with loading a synthetic brush with the used puck to remove the top layer of soap, rinsing off the puck, and allowing it to dry for at least a day with the lid off. As for the brush, just rinse it and maybe palm-lather with some hand soap or shampoo. I'll give this a try if I ever purchase another used puck and see if the "heebie jeebies" persist.
People buy and sell used brushes, including the knots, every day and those who are concerned that this is dangerous or unhealthy will never be convinced otherwise. Which is great news for us used brush buyers. That said I have not seen any used knots for sale without handles. They may be hard to remove intact and would have to be a pretty special knot to be worth the bother. A pretty limited market I would think but possible I suppose.This is a good insight! Part two to this questions was if I wanted to upgrade my brush Knott but keep my handle, could I sell my old Knott? The concern seems to be that it may have been in contact with your blood and we don't sanitize brushes like we can razors... Or can we?
Better yet i can tell ya i grew up in a small town, population 4000 in middle America. In the 70's the school showers all had their own soap, after you showered you had to step in what was basically a large horse feed trough full of athletes foot powder when you were leaving the shower room.But would you buy used bar soap for the shower? If you go to the gym and take a shower after your workout, how likely would you be to use a bar of soap someone else left behind?