06-30-2012, 03:17 PM
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  • PAW
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  • Illinois
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How many of you use a Pre-Shave product and what do you use?

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 06-30-2012, 03:30 PM
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  • Dave
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I use MRGLO and Barbasol Foam in a can. I didn't care for the Dr Bronners or the new Proraso White either. MRGLO works.

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 06-30-2012, 03:49 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I use a small amount of pre-shave oil. There are many on the market and Teiste has even demonstrated how to make one at home.

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 06-30-2012, 03:50 PM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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I use MR GLO and either Vitos, Proraso Green/White, Prep, or 3P. I currently have all in rotation.

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 06-30-2012, 04:07 PM
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Cold water splash is all I need. Sometimes I'll shave after a tepid shower. More products & steps tends to lead to irritation for me.

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 06-30-2012, 04:16 PM
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I usually use homemade preshave oil or Ach Brito Glyce preshave soap, or occasionally Proraso.

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 06-30-2012, 05:50 PM
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Always at least wash my face with a pre-shave soap prior to shaving.

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 06-30-2012, 06:12 PM
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I'm currently using RazoRock Shaving Gel as a preshave. I have used MR GLO but haven't replaced it since I last ran out. For a face wash, I just use any one of my shaving soaps, creams, or sticks to wash my face. Regular face wash products irritate my skin so I just started using my shaving products to clean my face.

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 06-30-2012, 06:38 PM
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I use a homemade preshave oil.

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 06-30-2012, 07:28 PM
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I use one of the following: a homemade pre-shave oil, proraso pre-shave cream, and a noxema moisturizing cream.

I hear a lot of talk about that Musgo Real Glyce Lime Soap. Is it any good? Do you put it on prior to the shave then wash it off or lather right over it?

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 06-30-2012, 08:40 PM
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  • gijames
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  • TN, USA
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Hey PAW,

I found Shave Secret oil at Wal-Mart. It is defined as a shaving oil, but does very well to prep as a pre-shave oil.

It goes on easily, does not have a tacky feel, and slicks back up nicely between each pass.

It was easy on the pocket book, and only requires 3 drops to get a good massage into the hairs Biggrin

Check it out!

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 06-30-2012, 09:57 PM
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  • Tonality
  • Attempted Soap Sabbatical
  • Boston
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I'm a fan of the MRGLO. I'm about to start on my second puck of it. However, I think once this one runs out, I'm going to try making my own pre shave oil.

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 06-30-2012, 10:56 PM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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(06-30-2012, 07:28 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I use one of the following: a homemade pre-shave oil, proraso pre-shave cream, and a neutrogena moisturizing cream.

I hear a lot of talk about that Musgo Real Glyce Lime Soap. Is it any good? Do you put it on prior to the shave then wash it off or lather right over it?

I wash my face with it and rinse it off just prior to shaving. It is a good face wash and washing face before shaving is always a good idea. Also, it softens the whiskers to shave easier just as a pre shave would.

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 07-01-2012, 09:34 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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My usual prep is simply hot water, however I do have some Sandolor pre shave gel, but I rarely use it...

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(06-30-2012, 07:28 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I hear a lot of talk about that Musgo Real Glyce Lime Soap. Is it any good? Do you put it on prior to the shave then wash it off or lather right over it?

The Lime soap didn't agree with me, but I think I'm in the minority as many others rave about it...

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 07-01-2012, 12:26 PM
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  • Qhead
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  • Cleveland, Ohio
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I use Proraso pre/post. Love the menthol and it seems to soften the beard better than pre shave oil (for me at least).

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 07-02-2012, 03:24 AM
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  • EHV
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  • Milford,PA
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I use Mr. Glo, Neutrogena's Razor Defense Face Wash or Proactiv Wash, (a HUGE surprise for me)! I also may add Proraso Pre or Trumper's Skin Food after the wash but have started to do that less and less of late.

What I don't understand are the pre-shave oils or the pre-shave formulas that contain oil of any sort. How does an animal hair or even a synthetic brush respond to these?

I thought it was a true no-no to combine a pre-shave oil with a brush. How the heck do you rinse the oils out of the brush and do wash clean from your hands to be able to hold the razor well?!

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 07-02-2012, 03:29 AM
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  • Persius
  • On the learning curve
  • Reading, England
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MRGLO as a standard. I ditched Proraso Pre/Post shave treatment and pre-shave oils as they seemed to make things worse rather than better.

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 07-02-2012, 10:05 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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I wash my face w/ a regular face wash.

If in the shower, I put a bit of hand-lathered Kiss My Face cream on my beard to get started softening it after I wash my hair/face. Does a great job on the hair.

I have been using PREP for a couple of months now. I don't find that it does much to the hair itself, but my skin seems to be less easy to cut due to the tightening from the camphor/menthol and general moisturizing.

I found that a good glycerin soap for preshave wash worked (I like Dr. Bronner's) but not as well as letting lather sit on your face for a while, thus the KMF in the shower.

I've been trying to get rid of samples, so I've been using a 1oz sample of Mama Bear's lime shave soap as my preshave wash when I am not showering beforehand. Also very effective.

I tried preshave oil using Tieste's recipe. At first it was an improvement, but as my lathering technique improved, the effect got less and less.

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 07-02-2012, 01:17 PM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Currently I'm using Proraso Glycerin for facial wash and prep. The soap is slick,works well with my any my soaps.

Next time I think I will try a pre-shave oil, to see if there is any difference.

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 07-02-2012, 05:30 PM
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  • PAW
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  • Illinois
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(06-30-2012, 08:40 PM)gijames Wrote: Hey PAW,

I found Shave Secret oil at Wal-Mart. It is defined as a shaving oil, but does very well to prep as a pre-shave oil.

It goes on easily, does not have a tacky feel, and slicks back up nicely between each pass.

It was easy on the pocket book, and only requires 3 drops to get a good massage into the hairs Biggrin

Check it out!

I'll have to pick some up on my next trip Thumbup

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