Poll: How do you rotate through your soaps/creams?
I have settled on my 'one' item and use it almost exclusively.
I use one item until it's done, and then switch to another. I use one item for several days in a row before moving to the next one in the rotation. I use a few items in a short rotation. I use many items and rotate (sequentially or haphazardly) I have no clue how I rotate through the collection.
 10-02-2014, 04:33 PM
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Since I started 'hobby wetshaving' - i.e. collecting shaving stuff, I've amassed a pretty impressive collection of soaps and creams. In fact, if they don't spoil, I'm probably set for a couple of lifetimes. Biggrin

Initially, I switched them around almost every day. Things started changing a few months ago, and now I rotate through three or four of them, and I've also been focused on finishing some of them off.

This got me wondering about other users here.

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So, how do you use your 'software'? Do you stick to one item until it's done, or do you use one item for a few days in a row before switching to the next item in the rotation? Or do you even have a pattern?

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 10-02-2014, 04:57 PM
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  • JAYDEE
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  • Montreal, Canada
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Honestly, I have a ridiculously huge rotation. Except for perhaps one guy in Germany, I think I have more shaving items than anyone including the average vendor. Very often I just go with the first soap or cream I get my hands on.

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 10-02-2014, 05:49 PM
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I have a large selection of mainly one soap and, recently, of another, but of different scents. Therefore, I use all of the scents in a, somewhat, sequential order until I differ it!
Nonetheless, I use an abnormally copious amount of soap during each shave to try to make a dent in my collection! Biggrin

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 10-02-2014, 05:53 PM
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I have 30 soaps and creams which I use in rotation, following a written schedule, and I have about the same number of different aftershaves and balms, each of which I have paired with the soap or cream which I think it complements best.

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 10-02-2014, 05:55 PM
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(10-02-2014, 05:49 PM)celestino Wrote: Nonetheless, I use an abnormally copious amount of soap during each shave to try to make a dent in my collection! Biggrin

I have never finished a soap, and only 2 creams in roughly 5 years. Maybe I need to use more product! Biggrin

I do not have any set rotation, only what I decide to grab, maybe put it back and grab something else rotation.

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 10-02-2014, 05:59 PM
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I try to rotate on a daily basis, but I have my favorites that I gravitate to.

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 10-02-2014, 08:31 PM
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  • pc4406
  • Vintage Shearer
  • San Francisco
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I have 14 soaps that I used to use In a two week rotation. That proved too cumbersome, so I now use each for a week. I have 7 creams that I use for weekends only and in no special order.

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 10-02-2014, 09:51 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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  • Sherwood Park AB Canada!
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I used to have a small rotation, I used them all up. When the wife said I could get more I went a little nuts.
I have around 20 now and I rotate almost daily with what ever mood I'm in.

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 10-02-2014, 09:58 PM
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I have probably 70 different soaps and creams in my inventory.
Usually I take a chunk of soap and press or grate it into another container to use in my rotation. My rotation consists of about 4 soaps and one cream at any given time.

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 10-02-2014, 10:58 PM
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  • Karlo
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  • Manila, PHL
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I generally open one soap or cream and use only that until it's all gone. These days though, I keep another soap that I use only on Sundays.

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 10-02-2014, 11:22 PM
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I look at my shave den and pick something random that I feel I haven't used in a while. Sometimes I find my self using a few items more frequently then others but I think I will track what I use and try to cycle through all my products.

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 10-03-2014, 02:04 AM
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  • Macko
  • Senior Member
  • Virginia
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I grab whatever strikes my fancy that particular day.

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 10-03-2014, 05:33 AM
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  • Sully
  • Super Moderator
  • Cedar Park, Texas
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Like most members, I have a large collection. I tend to stick with one soap for days or weeks.

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 10-03-2014, 06:19 AM
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  • evnpar
  • Emeritus
  • Portland, Oregon
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I don't have a rotation. I generally pick out the razor and the soap that I'll use the night before based only on what I seem to be in the mood for.

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 10-03-2014, 06:32 AM
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I try to use one soap at a time but every now and then throw a different one in.

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 10-03-2014, 07:26 AM
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(10-02-2014, 05:49 PM)celestino Wrote: I have a large selection of mainly one soap and, recently, of another, but of different scents. Therefore, I use all of the scents in a, somewhat, sequential order until I differ it!
Nonetheless, I use an abnormally copious amount of soap during each shave to try to make a dent in my collection! Biggrin

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 10-03-2014, 07:37 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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(10-02-2014, 05:53 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I have 30 soaps and creams which I use in rotation, following a written schedule, and I have about the same number of different aftershaves and balms, each of which I have paired with the soap or cream which I think it complements best.
Except for the numbers, that's pretty much what I do most of the time with regularly scheduled "free for all" weeks. With my soaps, creams, brushes, razors and blades, logging each shave and results.

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 10-03-2014, 09:09 AM
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Again Like most members, I have a large collection of Soaps / Crops & Creams and tend to stick with one of these for two days on the run.

I also tens to use Soaps / with 2bands & Creams with 3band.


Charles U.K

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 10-03-2014, 09:11 AM
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  • Steelman
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Typically I use one soap or cream for the week...then rotate.

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 10-03-2014, 09:20 AM
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Completely random except for Fat Tuesday, menthol Monday, and Williams Wednesday. I have three different Menthol based soaps that I rotate thru on Monday and use the Fat every Tuesday, and rotate thru modern Williams and two vintage Williams on Wednesday. The other 4 days is anything goes including the regular rotation soaps. That looks like a plan that sometimes changes. I only have about 15 soaps, but the TWGW says "I will run out of face before I run out of soap".

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