05-15-2015, 06:50 AM
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I really like to try different soaps and creams. Like probably most of you guys. But Don't feel like spending a fortune on supplies. I would like to ear what are you using now that are worth the money, Also I'm looking for soaps that provides extra slickness and protection. What are your go to soap!

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 05-15-2015, 07:22 AM
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I switched  from Noxzema Cleansing Cream in my pre-shave routine to this product.  Lots of protective lubrication, no menthol smell to over-power the scent from my scented shaving lather.  I rub a small amount into my wet whiskers, brush lather my favorite cream over the top, complete a razor pass, rinse, and repeat.  The extra lubrication from the Neutrogena turns an ordinary shaving cream or soap into a very good one.

http://www.neutrogena.com/product/neutro...y=ourPicks

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 05-15-2015, 07:30 AM
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I use glycerin soap as a preshave. And sometimes olive oil as a preshave. The first helps building and  maintaining a good lather right down to your skin. The second by itself makes the skin very slippery. Both are dirt cheap
and add up to the quality of any shave

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 05-15-2015, 08:38 AM
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Two of my slickest are Speick Cream or Stick (which I grate into a bowl) or BAUME.BE Shaving Cream.

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 05-15-2015, 08:52 AM
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A good trick is to pick up some glycerin at a health food store (inexpensive) and add a few drops to your cream in the bowl.

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 05-15-2015, 09:35 AM
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Arko.

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 05-15-2015, 09:38 AM
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There are so many wonderfully slick soaps on the market today. I'd say Mystic Water and Jabonman come to mind as the slickest in my personal experience. 

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 05-15-2015, 10:31 AM
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Tiki tallow soaps are crazy slippery. I have not used pre shave lotion since I started using Tiki.....

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 05-15-2015, 10:51 AM
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Thanks gentlemens. As my main pre shave oil, I like to rub coconut oil before showering. Fairly cheap and efficient. Always looking to improve the shaving ritual. 

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 05-15-2015, 12:32 PM
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I haven't tried as many soaps as lots of the guys on here, but B&M Latha is the slickest lather that I've every used.  The scent is a little polarizing though.  I really don't care for it much, but LOVE the performance!  The scent is "growing" on me.

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 05-15-2015, 01:14 PM
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Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap

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 05-15-2015, 01:24 PM
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(05-15-2015, 06:50 AM)Pepfire Wrote: I would like to ear what are you using now that are worth the money, Also I'm looking for soaps that provides extra slickness and protection. What are your go to soap!


Mystic Waters

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 05-15-2015, 02:27 PM
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So many great soaps, out there, really! 

I enjoy Mystic Water. 

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 05-15-2015, 02:42 PM
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Mike's Natural Soaps has been my go to soap.  It's a thirsty soap, so you have to add enough water to get that slick yogurty lather that works so well with plenty of protection.  The post shave from this soap is excellent.  The only drawback is that Mike's operation is a one man show, so it can take a couple of weeks to get your order since he is usually working on a backlog.  I think it's worth the wait.  IMHO.

Mystic Waters Soaps is another slick soap that is very good.  There is a good range of scents and ingredients from this soap maker.  Some folks have trouble lathering to start, but I think there are enough videos and forum posts about lathering this soap that it shouldn't be too much of a problem.  Shipping from Mystic Waters Soaps has always been fast in my experience.  The owner, Michelle, offers excellent customer service and is a pleasure to deal with.  She has responded to my emails and questions very quickly.

Stirling soaps also have a reputation for making a very slick soap and also provides very good customer.  There is a fairly large list of scents available here.  My order from Stirling took a few days to ship.

Shannon's Soaps are pretty easy to lather and are also very slick.  Shannon provides a nice range of scents.  She is very pleasant to deal with.  My order from Shannon's Soaps shipped the day after I placed it.

All four of the soap makers I've mentioned also offer samples for sale, so you don't have to buy full bars before you know if you like it or not.  I've found all of the samples soft or pliable enough to press into a mug, bowl, tin, or whatever you like.  I use all of these soaps and enjoy them.  I also have many more soaps than I would like to admit, but that's another story in itself!

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 05-15-2015, 03:39 PM
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Beat me to it.  Mikes Bay Rum is consistantly my slickest soap. Hands down.  

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 05-15-2015, 03:53 PM
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Tabac is a classic and can provide a very slick lather

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 05-15-2015, 04:20 PM
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(05-15-2015, 03:53 PM)SciTX Wrote: Tabac is a classic and can provide a very slick lather

+1 on slickness

Overall performance CRSW, CC/BSBC, Shannon's, MW, CB, Sapone Di Paulo, Tiki (tallow)

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 05-15-2015, 07:10 PM
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B&M Rhapsody seems a touch slicker than Latha which is slicker than my other B&M soaps as well as many others. 

The only other brand I'll throw out into this same slickness category is Soap Commander. 

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 05-15-2015, 10:19 PM
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Tabac and MDC are very slick.

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 05-16-2015, 05:09 AM
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My vote for slickest soaps would have to be Barrister & Mann (either tallow or tri-cetta) and MdC.  Love the combination of slickness and cushion so much, they've completely put my compulsion to the constantly try the 'latest, greatest artisan soap fad' to rest.

Spent more than 6 years chasing the next, great soap. Gave both MdC and B&M a try ~2 years ago; and haven't had the slightest urge to try another soap since then.

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