07-17-2016, 05:35 AM
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While arguably the best of them and likely with the highest sales, I see Barbasol is sponsoring golf on TV. No, not The Open Championship from Scotland this weekend, rather the Web.com tour event (Web.com is the PGA's "kindergarten" for the big PGA tour; but still expensive advertising).

Considering the shelf space given to Barbasol & Gillette Foamy in Walmart stores, I guess it is indeed a big seller.

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 07-17-2016, 06:09 AM
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I use Barbasol to shave my head in the shower.  If I have to ever use canned cream on my face, which I never do, Barbasol is my choice.  Low price and works as well as any other brand.

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 07-17-2016, 06:50 AM
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If I needed to use can shave cream, this is the brand I would use.

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 07-17-2016, 07:10 AM
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I have a can and cart in my locker at work....just in case.  Smile

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 07-17-2016, 08:05 AM
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Some couples celebrate wedding anniversaries supersizing at McDonalds.

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 07-17-2016, 12:06 PM
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(07-17-2016, 08:05 AM)kav Wrote: Some couples celebrate wedding anniversaries supersizing at McDonalds.
I guess there are a couple or more generations of people to whom the canned stuff brings on nostalgic memories. It's all they knew then and even now, for that matter. They're just victims of the way it was when they started shaving. It's difficult to argue with success! We, however, are the cognoscenti, and must evangelize about wet shaving so that new supplicants are introduced creating a market that will allow the artisan craftsmen to make some money and remain in the business.

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 07-17-2016, 03:59 PM
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To be fair, you actually have a couple of brands that makes very well performing canned of goo........

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 07-17-2016, 05:00 PM
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I prefer whipping up my own lather, but Barbasol isn't that bad, especially with a little warm water and after a shower (or in it)!

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 07-17-2016, 06:04 PM
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I use Barbasol Yellow to shave the back of my neck. I wish I could find a soap that smelled like it. It smells like the cream from the hot lather machine my barber uses.

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 07-18-2016, 04:00 AM
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(07-17-2016, 03:59 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: To be fair, you actually have a couple of brands that makes very well performing canned of goo........
I'm sure you're correct, Claus. The thread was not originally intended as a comparison of aerosols, but merely to point out that Barbasol is successful enough to undertake some fairly high cost advertising on TV. I had not seen their adverts previiously.

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 07-18-2016, 04:02 AM
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If i were to still use one brand of canned shave cream it would be Barbasol.  For the price it works.

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 07-18-2016, 06:22 AM
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Yes, they are still selling a lot of canned goo, but you do understand that spending the money sponsoring the tournament is also advertising, right?  The money they spend on having their name associated with the golf tournament undoubtedly comes out of the advertising budget, and they likely expect to get a lot of it back in sales generated by the positive press/attention.  And I think their strategy works pretty well; it even managed to get a thread started on a classic wet-shaving forum!

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 07-18-2016, 09:59 AM
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As I understand it, Barbasol is good in a situation where soap or cream isn't an option.  I was more of an Aveeno guy myself back when I used a can.

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 07-18-2016, 12:12 PM
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(07-18-2016, 06:22 AM)kingfisher Wrote:  And I think their strategy works pretty well; it even managed to get a thread started on a classic wet-shaving forum!
Touché!   Clap

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 07-18-2016, 02:27 PM
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(07-18-2016, 04:00 AM)beamon Wrote:
(07-17-2016, 03:59 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: To be fair, you actually have a couple of brands that makes very well performing canned of goo........
I'm sure you're correct, Claus. The thread was not originally intended as a comparison of aerosols, but merely to point out that Barbasol is successful enough to undertake some fairly high cost advertising on TV. I had not seen their adverts previiously.

I also just made my comment as a side remark - because especially on wet shaving forums, people tend to bash canned goo, because it's where they came from and they got poor shaves using canned goo.

Well I 'm willing to bet, that if most of the shavers with problems used the Santa Maria Novella canned goo shaving foam, did a proper prep to their beard, and used just a thin layer of this SMN canned goo, used the sam time they do, when they use their shaivng brush to really massage the canned goo in with their fingers, they would get an awesome shave.

Same with the two Acca Kappa's and the Alvarez Gomez canned goo - if I didn't own 300+ soaps and creams, I could live happily ever after with just these cans of canned goo, and get great shaves.

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 07-18-2016, 04:45 PM
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 07-18-2016, 07:20 PM
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I will admit to using barbasol on midnight forays against certain obnoxious automobiles.

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 07-19-2016, 01:26 PM
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I used Barbasol before I got into wetshaving. It was cheap and did the job.

That being said, it just does not compare to a proper brush-lathered soap or cream. I'm certainly not going back to it any time soon.

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 07-19-2016, 04:06 PM
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(07-17-2016, 05:35 AM)beamon Wrote: While arguably the best of them and likely with the highest sales, I see Barbasol is sponsoring golf on TV. No, not The Open Championship from Scotland this weekend, rather the Web.com tour event (Web.com is the PGA's "kindergarten" for the big PGA tour; but still expensive advertising).

Considering the shelf space given to Barbasol & Gillette Foamy in Walmart stores, I guess it is indeed a big seller.

Your assumption seems to be that it is a big seller for shaving beards.

Sometime back, on a forum not related to shaving, a thread got started relating to rust rings on the floor of the shower that resulted from “the” can of shaving cream residing there. The participants were 100 percent of the fairer sex. Timidly, I made a single post suggesting that, not only were there shaving preparation products — soaps and creams — available that are not packaged in aerosol cand, but that, just possibly, the use of some of the alternatives might give a better and more pleasant shave to the legs than aerosol foam shaving creams. I offered specific suggestions of products to try.

The response? Zero, nada, zilch. The discussion about ways to avoid rust rings on shower floors continued on with many more posts, and th discussion was quite lively; but that cohort was incapable of even entertaining the concept that there was ANY way to shave one's legs other than with aerosol foam from a rusting can.

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 07-30-2016, 04:23 PM
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My father-in-law has been using Barbasol for decades. My dad, before he passed away, was the same. It surprises me that they can sell a can that is, ounce for ounce, 1/6th the price of Gillette Gel, and have enough for this sort of sponsorship.

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