07-24-2014, 02:23 PM
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I use to look at shave soap sticks as an interesting option. As a nice change from bowl lathering. I always bowl lather. I never was interesting in face lathering but the shave sticks were always tempting.
The problem was, I tried them several times and just could not seem to make a good lather with them. I'm not sure what I'm doing different now but I finally got the hang of using a shave stick and face lathering.
Now I'm getting hooked on them. My last several shaves I've used a soap stick and I love it. It’s like I discovered wet shaving all over again.

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 07-25-2014, 09:15 PM
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  • Johnny
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I enjoy using a stick from time to time, with my favorite being the Speick Stick. It is something you have to get use to but you can build a wonderful lather when it's done right.

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 07-25-2014, 09:59 PM
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I would love to try Mike's shave sticks. I've really wanted to try a shave stick from him but they never seem to be available.

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 07-25-2014, 10:12 PM
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Yup, sticks work great, but I wound up milling all of mine and packing them into tubs. I got tired of the mess I made with them. They work just as good out of a tub. OR...

A puck of soap can be picked up and used the same as a stick just by rubbing it on a wet face that has stubble.

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 07-26-2014, 03:01 AM
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  • BobH
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Yea, nothing like a shave stick for a no fuss no muss face lathered shave. I use them when I travel as they take up little room and there is no tube of cream to rupture in you dopp bag. I like to use shorter lofted brushes to face lather as the higher lofted ones tend to whip the lathe all over onto mirrors and the like. I have 6 different shave sticks and none have failed to give a very good lather.

Bob

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 07-26-2014, 03:04 AM
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  • JAYDEE
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A favourite shave stick of mine is the Palmolive - it lathers like a maniac and gives great blade glide and skincare. Smells nice also.

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 07-26-2014, 08:43 AM
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  • BobH
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(07-26-2014, 03:04 AM)JAYDEE Wrote: A favourite shave stick of mine is the Palmolive - it lathers like a maniac and gives great blade glide and skincare. Smells nice also.

Ill drink to that, a classic for sure.

Bob

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 07-26-2014, 08:52 AM
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  • Mouser
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I can see where a shave stick wouldn't work so well for a guy with a lighter beard. The more/heavier the stubble the more soap gets on your face to lather up.

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 07-26-2014, 01:03 PM
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  • BobH
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(07-26-2014, 08:52 AM)Mouser Wrote: I can see where a shave stick wouldn't work so well for a guy with a lighter beard. The more/heavier the stubble the more soap gets on your face to lather up.

You might be surprised about that. If you wet your face and the shave stick tip it applies soap fairly easily. Another thing you can do too is rub some on the brush tips also. It takes surprisingly little to generate a good lather.

Bob

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 07-26-2014, 03:13 PM
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  • Gago
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I like shave sticks also...
...to mash'em into a IKEA jar =p

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 07-27-2014, 12:50 PM
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I particularly like shave sticks (used as a stick) for travel.

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 07-27-2014, 01:00 PM
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My current favorite shave stick is the Tabac - I got an orgasmic lather this afternoon, when I shaved.

Tabac stick applied to my 2 days of stubbles, then a walnut sized Musgo Real classic cream into the center of my brush and BAM - amazing lather and an amzing shave to follow.

Just bought the two TOBS shave sticks - hope they don't disappoint me comaped to the classic Tabac........

Valobra Almond would be mt favorite shave stick, but I can just not hold onto the darn thing without smurring soap all over my hands while apllying it - but it sure is a great shave stick. Probably Numero Uno, if it was in a stick container like the TOBS shave sticks.

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 07-27-2014, 01:13 PM
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Teiste has a pretty good video on how to use a shave stick:


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 07-27-2014, 02:06 PM
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(07-27-2014, 01:13 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: Teiste has a pretty good video on how to use a shave stick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znk0Hi3YszU

It's a bit unfair.

Teiste can look at a bar soap from LUX and make 10/10 lather from it.

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 07-27-2014, 03:28 PM
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  • BobH
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(07-27-2014, 01:00 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: My current favorite shave stick is the Tabac - I got an orgasmic lather this afternoon, when I shaved.

Tabac stick applied to my 2 days of stubbles, then a walnut sized Musgo Real classic cream into the center of my brush and BAM - amazing lather and an amzing shave to follow.

Don't doubt that was one heck of an uber lather. Tabac alone is fine stuff you must have been drowning in lather.

Bob

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 08-02-2014, 02:15 PM
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I have discovered face lathering as a result of using an Arko stick and a La Toja stick. Shaves seem closer than with bowl lathering and even face lathering from a puck.

Suggestions for inexpensive stick holders available in the UK welcome.

Cheers.

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 08-02-2014, 05:30 PM
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  • BobH
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(08-02-2014, 02:15 PM)44 Whitehall Wrote: I have discovered face lathering as a result of using an Arko stick and a La Toja stick. Shaves seem closer than with bowl lathering and even face lathering from a puck.

Suggestions for inexpensive stick holders available in the UK welcome.

Cheers.

An empty prescription pill bottle or a plastic turn up tube from a craft store?

Bob

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 08-02-2014, 07:16 PM
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Right off the bat with La Toja, I thought, "This is a great approach."

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 08-02-2014, 08:27 PM
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Every puck of soap is a shave stick.Dodgy

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 08-03-2014, 12:11 AM
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  • Striky
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(07-26-2014, 03:04 AM)JAYDEE Wrote: A favourite shave stick of mine is the Palmolive - it lathers like a maniac and gives great blade glide and skincare. Smells nice also.

The Palmolive which is made where? I belive there are two or more places where the Palmolive soap is made?

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