07-15-2012, 07:24 PM
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Has anyone tried this stuff? A friend of mine let me try his cream, and aside from the foul smell, I could not get any type of lather. I'm curious if anyone has tried the utility soap for shaving, or has experience with any of the other shaving products?

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 07-15-2012, 07:32 PM
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I have not used it, but I've heard of a few folks saying they couldn't get it to lather. Pretty odd that they would make a non-lathering cream to go along with their brush.

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 07-15-2012, 07:36 PM
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(07-15-2012, 07:32 PM)5Savages Wrote: I have not used it, but I've heard of a few folks saying they couldn't get it to lather. Pretty odd that they would make a non-lathering cream to go along with their brush.
Yeah, the cream was absolutely awful. The bar soap, however, smells amazing (spicy shea butter?). I haven't had the time to try it out yet, unfortunately.

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 07-15-2012, 08:30 PM
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Sorry, never heard of it.

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 07-15-2012, 09:11 PM
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  • tgutc
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I have it and it is impossible to lather. Worst stuff I've ever tried. I too thought it was odd they would make a brush to go with a non lathering cream.

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 07-15-2012, 10:37 PM
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Yes,worst stuff ever...impossible to make lather with it.However,if you use it as a shaving gel/oil,you can get good results with it.I have used it twice (sample) and did leave my skin better than I was expected (I have very dry skin).
If you shop at Target get the Van Der Hagen Luxury shaving soaps.

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 07-16-2012, 10:38 AM
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Its not designed to lather, but works well as a brushless cream or as a Pre shave but noxema is cheaper
You also have to use plenty of hot water to clean your razor

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 07-17-2012, 11:50 AM
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I was shocked at how good the AS tea tree splash was.

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 07-17-2012, 12:48 PM
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I saw this in Walmart on Vacation in South Carolina. It is marketed for black people and I found it in a section of health and beauty aids. Glad I did not try it as I was tempted.

The soap I believe is an African Black type soap which never lathers right for shaving. This is too bad because I think it is a good base formula for the skin.

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 07-17-2012, 01:24 PM
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  • slantman
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I as well have seen it in Walmart and was curious how well it worked. I got my answer reading these comments. Thank you for letting us know.

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 07-17-2012, 02:02 PM
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African black soap has a cult-like following but I've never understood the appeal; it tends to be drying. It's like the people who come and insist that they want to buy "Lye Soap". Guess what? It's all "lye soap". Black Soap is really no better, and in many cases is worse, than your typical artisan handcrafted soap.

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 07-17-2012, 03:43 PM
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I think it has religous meaning for Muslims. It certainly is not a mainstream soap base.

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 07-17-2012, 06:48 PM
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(07-17-2012, 03:43 PM)Shave a Buck Wrote: I think it has religous meaning for Muslims. It certainly is not a mainstream soap base.

I just tried whipping some lather from the "Shampoo, shower, and shave bar", and it makes a good amount of lather, but quickly dissipates. Perhaps melting this soap down and mixing in some kind of additive would help? My skin feels great, and the soap has a really pleasant smell.

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