06-29-2014, 10:08 AM
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  • Johnny
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For those of you that prefer to use product from a can, which brands do you prefer and why.

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 06-29-2014, 10:35 AM
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For going brushless, Barbasol Aloe, but only with an undercoat of some quality cream to add slick and moisture. By itself the foam is too drying.

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 06-29-2014, 10:50 AM
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  • freddy
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When I can get it, Proraso. I have a travel size can of Proraso Red that I picked up in Barcelona, Spain last year.

However, when going brushless and using my Gillette Guard cartridge razor, I get the best results from Kiss My Face which, obviously, is not in a can.

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 06-29-2014, 11:12 AM
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I use canned stuff very, very rarely, but when I'm forced to do it I like to use Nivea for Men Q10 Double Action Shaving Gel.

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 06-29-2014, 11:38 AM
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  • Leo K.
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My favorite is Barbasol Original, Barbasol Sensitive and Barbasol Skin Conditioner, but all 'flavors' are good. The foam is not as wet as a soap or cream, but I hydrate my face so it's dripping before I apply the foam. I LOVE the scents of Barbasol, especially the original. I've used it with a brush too, but I have to be careful not to get the foam too wet, or else you lose the cushion. Like soap or cream, I wet my face before each pass.

I also love CO Bigelow in a can. It feels refreshing and seems to feel more wet than Barbasol.

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 06-29-2014, 12:17 PM
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  • Deuce
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Is the canned CO Bigelow the same as canned Proraso? If so, I may look into it

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 06-29-2014, 12:20 PM
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  • Johnny
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(06-29-2014, 12:17 PM)Deuce Wrote: Is the canned CO Bigelow the same as canned Proraso? If so, I may look into it

I believe it is the same as the canned Proraso Green.

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 06-29-2014, 12:25 PM
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There is a local beauty supply store in Miami which carries Proraso products, including the canned cream. This thread has given me the idea to try it. I haven't used any canned cream for years, and when I did it was with a cartridge razor. It should be interesting to see how it performs with a DE or a straight.

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 06-29-2014, 12:41 PM
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Back in the day, Aveeno gel was tops, followed by King of Shaves alpha gel.

I never cared for Barbasol. Way back when I liked Gillette Foamy better.

I recently had to use Barbasol for one shave on a trip; the post-shave feel is absolutely terrible compared with what I am used to with my Mystic Water, RazoRock, Stirling, and Beer Soap Brewing Company soaps.

So bad, in fact, that when I went on an overnight trip to Chicago (got back last night at almost midnight) this time around I packed a sample of Beer Soap Brewing Company soap and a travel brush and took the time to make a lather. No more canned foams for me.

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 06-29-2014, 12:41 PM
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Speick and Lab will do in a pinch. Actually, I must admit that the shaves aren't all that bad. Lab makes a pretty nice nozzle.

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 06-29-2014, 12:42 PM
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  • Macko
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(06-29-2014, 11:12 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I use canned stuff very, very rarely, but when I'm forced to do it I like to use Nivea for Men Q10 Double Action Shaving Gel.

+1

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 06-29-2014, 01:12 PM
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(06-29-2014, 12:41 PM)kingfisher Wrote: Back in the day, Aveeno gel was tops, followed by King of Shaves alpha gel.

I never cared for Barbasol. Way back when I liked Gillette Foamy better.

I recently had to use Barbasol for one shave on a trip; the post-shave feel is absolutely terrible compared with what I am used to with my Mystic Water, RazoRock, Stirling, and Beer Soap Brewing Company soaps.

So bad, in fact, that when I went on an overnight trip to Chicago (got back last night at almost midnight) this time around I packed a sample of Beer Soap Brewing Company soap and a travel brush and took the time to make a lather. No more canned foams for me.

They also had a great pre-shave oil; one of the best.

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 06-29-2014, 05:15 PM
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  • RedRocks
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I keep a travel size can of Barbasol Original in my travel bag and one in the camper.

I gave away 5 cans on some sticky gooey gel stuff when I finally saw the light!

~Frank

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 06-29-2014, 05:33 PM
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  • spada4
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I like Barbasol Original and usually shave with it once a week just for a change of pace. If there was an after shave with the same scent as Barbasol I would by it by the quart.

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 06-29-2014, 07:13 PM
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(06-29-2014, 12:41 PM)kingfisher Wrote: Back in the day, Aveeno gel was tops, followed by King of Shaves alpha gel.

I agree - the Aveeno gel w/ oatmeal was my favorite.

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 06-30-2014, 04:54 AM
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I've gotten by with Proraso foam and Barbasol. But I didn't enjoy it that much.

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 06-30-2014, 03:22 PM
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I own and use these:

Sanex Shaving Gel - very high quality canned goo, I could use this with Proraso pre shave cream and stop using my creams/soaps and still get fine shaves.

Proraso - all 5 foams. They lack compared to a Superlather made with a brush and a soap and a cream, but they are still pretty good solid products.

As a head shaver I rarely use my brush for head shaving, so I use my canned goo with a Fusion razor - and get really fine irritation free shaves. No problem.
I also shave my private area with this combo - also without any irritation Wink

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 06-30-2014, 03:49 PM
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  • OldDog23
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not just the "what", but the "why" here, also.
per Kingfisher's post, concur, Aveeno has a "Therapeutic Shave Gel" with colloidal
oatmeal that I used during a particularly bad spell of shaving issues a while back.
it greatly eased irritation after using it a few shaves. if/when my hide gets all riled up, I go to fixed twinblades using wilk. Super ll til my hide calms down.

I like Barbasol, any flavor, but only with fixed, non-pivot twinblades.

I use none of these with a straight, injector, or DE.

What I really miss, concede mootness of mentioning it, was when Barbasol
came in a jar, been gone a long time, for when I was shaving sans brush.
still comes in a tube, though, in Sensitive, and there was a vesion called "therapeutic"
but I don't see it on their site any longer.

Speick sells a foam, thought I'd mention it, since you like Speick, may be worth looking into, it is low priced (around $7.00 ), but a lot more than Barbasol ( $1.59/can )
as to whether or not you find any of these things "drying" , well, a bit of quality post shave can fix that right up.

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 06-30-2014, 04:26 PM
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I have this. Goes on so thin I'm afraid to shave with it, but it must be doing something right since I don't get nicked while using it.

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 06-30-2014, 05:25 PM
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  • Crag
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Axe Gel is VERY soothing if you happen to be like me and fall asleep in the sun...it makes shaving much easier, especially since it has a cooling effect.

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