05-22-2013, 05:50 PM
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  • tsimmns
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This picture below is of two Mikes soaps. So far I love this stuff, but why does one have this white foam on it(the one on the right). The one on the left I just purchased off the B/S/T, but it has been used as well. I have three other Mike's and they all three have the foam on top. Am I doing something wrong storing them or is this normal? I usually run water on the puck use it and then wipe off the side and put the top back on. Thanks for any help. Also, the one on the right I last used maybe two days ago. The one on the left I am unsure when the last use was, but like I said I have a puck of Mike's that hasn't been lathered in over a month that still has the white foam on top.
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 05-22-2013, 05:55 PM
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It's simply whether or not you rinse off the soap after you lather. Just personal preference.

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 05-22-2013, 05:58 PM
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So how would I rinse the soap off, just run water back over the puck after I finish to get the white froth off?

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 05-22-2013, 06:09 PM
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That's correct; you could run the puck under water. Some gents do this; others (me included) just leave it on the puck for the next lather. Dealer's choice.

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 05-22-2013, 06:16 PM
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Thanks hanks for the answer to this simple and silly question I have had in my mind all day.

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 05-22-2013, 06:26 PM
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Tony,

i usually leave the old lather on the soap, but almost always leave the lid cracked just a bit to let it dry. The idea behind leaving it on there is that otherwise you are rinsing away product, so I just leave it on the soap...BUT If I trade it or sell it then I make sure the top is rinsed....No one likes to find a stray hair on their soap they just bought off BST....Undecided

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 05-22-2013, 06:33 PM
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I usually scrape it off with my finger, and put it on the brush. This way I'm not throwing away good product, Mike's is some of the best, and I am looking at a clean puck on the next lather.

I do this will all my soaps.

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 05-22-2013, 07:08 PM
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(05-22-2013, 06:33 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: I usually scrape it off with my finger, and put it on the brush. This way I'm not throwing away good product, Mike's is some of the best, and I am looking at a clean puck on the next lather.

I do this will all my soaps.

Wait, you wipe it off and put it on your brush after you shave, so do you leave it sitting on your brush to dry?

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 05-22-2013, 07:26 PM
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(05-22-2013, 06:33 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: I usually scrape it off with my finger, and put it on the brush. This way I'm not throwing away good product, Mike's is some of the best, and I am looking at a clean puck on the next lather.

I do this will all my soaps.

+1 i put the extra on my face before face-lathering! Biggrin

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 05-22-2013, 07:32 PM
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I always wipe off and rinse the extra stuff off the top of all my soaps, then leave the lid cracked open over night as to dry it before placing it back in the cabinet. It would drive me crazy leaving it on there... I want a fresh and clean puck to begin every shave.

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 05-22-2013, 07:43 PM
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(05-22-2013, 06:26 PM)Crag Wrote: Tony,

The idea behind leaving it on there is that otherwise you are rinsing away product, so I just leave it on the soap

+1 Its just soap.Biggrin

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 05-22-2013, 08:13 PM
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(05-22-2013, 07:08 PM)tsimmns Wrote:
(05-22-2013, 06:33 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: I usually scrape it off with my finger, and put it on the brush. This way I'm not throwing away good product, Mike's is some of the best, and I am looking at a clean puck on the next lather.

I do this will all my soaps.

Wait, you wipe it off and put it on your brush after you shave, so do you leave it sitting on your brush to dry?

I add it to the soap already loaded on the brush. Before I start to whip up my lather.

(05-22-2013, 07:32 PM)cessnabird Wrote: I always wipe off and rinse the extra stuff off the top of all my soaps, then leave the lid cracked open over night as to dry it before placing it back in the cabinet. It would drive me crazy leaving it on there... I want a fresh and clean puck to begin every shave.

That's why I do it too. With Mike's it sometimes takes me two or three fingers to get the puck clean too. LOL..

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 05-22-2013, 08:21 PM
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Like Clinton said, you can wipe it off with your finger while it's still wet. Otherwise rinsing it off works.

I can't think of a non-hard soap that doesn't leave a residue after using it.

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