03-19-2016, 11:58 PM
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Today at the suggestion of a lady friend, I made the experiment of shaving with coconut oil for the first time.  I wont do it again.
  
Fresh out of the shower and with a well hydrated beard, the coconut oil alone just didn't provide the necessary cushion and glide for a comfortable shave. 

The razor was my new AlumiGoose 2, the blade was a Kamisori on it's second use, and the shave was clean and injury free but very rough and tuggy. 
 
The razor literally wanted to rip the whiskers off my face.  It was less comfortable than a dry shave with a disposable Bic.

I have gotten good shaves from several latherless shave creams, such as Kiehl's, Mazorin, and Cremo (the best), but not from coconut oil alone.

It may work fine for a lady's legs.  But for a man's coarse beard, from my experience, it was inadequate and uncomfortable.

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 03-20-2016, 06:45 AM
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  • kav
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Thank you again, Doctor Oz. Coconut Oil does have many redeeming nutritional virtues. But people forget many products are used because ie Romans had olives trees and Tahitians coconut trees. I love my weekly coconut icecream popsickle from the Mexican sidewalk vendor who walks up the street.
There is a half used jar of  oil in the cupboard going on 3 months. I was supposed to consume a spoonful daily and have skin like some bronze fire dancer or something. I keep reaching for the olive oil and butter for my morning eggs.

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 03-20-2016, 08:57 AM
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  • DayMan
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Shave secret works ok by itself, but I use it as a preshave oil. Maybe coconut oil would make a good preshave oil.

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 03-20-2016, 10:50 AM
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You are a brave gentleman taking advice from a woman on how to shave your face. Biggrin

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 03-20-2016, 11:37 AM
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(03-20-2016, 10:50 AM)celestino Wrote: You are a brave gentleman taking advice from a woman on how to shave your face. Biggrin

Touche'

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 03-30-2016, 06:11 AM
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Coconut oil for shaving? 

Now way! Use coconut oil for your hair. 

It's a hair and scalp conditioner!

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 04-02-2016, 08:01 PM
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(03-20-2016, 10:50 AM)celestino Wrote: You are a brave gentleman taking advice from a woman on how to shave your face. Biggrin

Smile

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 04-02-2016, 08:03 PM
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While on the topic, I've 'heard' that Olive Oil and Grape Seed suck as well.

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 04-02-2016, 09:26 PM
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I heard some people suggested to used it - I tried but it absolutely did not work for me.
have lots of left Wink

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 04-02-2016, 09:52 PM
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Peanut butter is another example (of stupid alternatives to shave with)...




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 04-02-2016, 10:09 PM
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at the same time, I do admit that even the best soap dried out very fast during shaving for me - I started thinking that soap might be not the best "solution" for lubrication and  I do need some sort of oil especially for 3-4 passes..

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 04-02-2016, 10:51 PM
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(04-02-2016, 10:09 PM)johnsap Wrote: at the same time, I do admit that even the best soap dried out very fast during shaving for me - I started thinking that soap might be not the best "solution" for lubrication and  I do need some sort of oil especially for 3-4 passes..

If your lather is drying out whilst shaving, you might need to consider more water when building the lather.

Some soaps are thirstier than others, they need much more water otherwise they won't last longer than a pass.

I recall when I first used Boellis (for example), I thought I'd made a decent lather, but it dried out rather quickly. The soap needed much, much more water, even though it seemed ready.

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 04-02-2016, 10:57 PM
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Thank you for suggestion !

but I feel it dries out on my face actually (not in the bowl)..

it happens on 3rd-4-5 passes as my face somehow drinks water as it getting closer to the end..

i even wash my face between passes to get more water to the face..

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 04-11-2016, 11:41 AM
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I tried it once...which was one time too many.

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 04-19-2016, 04:39 PM
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I can't imagine that any type of oil would work, its basically like putting a preshave oil on that you use to soften your whiskers and then putting lather on after, just without the lather... I picture a lot of gloppy, caked-up blades

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 06-03-2016, 01:38 AM
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I have used it, when I used a BIC disposable and multiblade.  It worked great, but I don't think it would with DE.

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 06-22-2016, 10:40 AM
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I cringe at night thinking of all the naturalists out there attempting this.


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