08-04-2017, 10:30 PM
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I noticed this phrase on Bullgoose's Asylum Shave Works soap, in reference to the soap being dense and lasting a long time.  So what soaps are "more water" and go quickly for you? I can say that I've noticed that B&M Latha goes as fast as cream, about 2x or 3x faster than the Leviathan I also own. This makes it end up not actually being the value soap it's advertised as. I'm fine with that b/c it shaves great and I love Oceana, but ASW makes a good point. So what soaps would you classify as soft and go surprisingly quick?

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 08-05-2017, 04:08 AM
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(08-04-2017, 10:30 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I noticed this phrase on Bullgoose's Asylum Shave Works soap, in reference to the soap being dense and lasting a long time.  So what soaps are "more water" and go quickly for you? I can say that I've noticed that B&M Latha goes as fast as cream, about 2x or 3x faster than the Leviathan I also own. This makes it end up not actually being the value soap it's advertised as. I'm fine with that b/c it shaves great and I love Oceana, but ASW makes a good point. So what soaps would you classify as soft and go surprisingly quick?


Tabula Rasa soap. Technically it may be a soap, but it has the texture of a cream.


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 08-05-2017, 04:33 AM
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(08-05-2017, 04:08 AM)Rhinehoth Wrote:
(08-04-2017, 10:30 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I noticed this phrase on Bullgoose's Asylum Shave Works soap, in reference to the soap being dense and lasting a long time.  So what soaps are "more water" and go quickly for you? I can say that I've noticed that B&M Latha goes as fast as cream, about 2x or 3x faster than the Leviathan I also own. This makes it end up not actually being the value soap it's advertised as. I'm fine with that b/c it shaves great and I love Oceana, but ASW makes a good point. So what soaps would you classify as soft and go surprisingly quick?


Tabula Rasa soap. Technically it may be a soap, but it has the texture of a cream.


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I tend to think of Tabula Rasa as a "croap".

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 08-05-2017, 12:06 PM
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Any soap that has "aqua" high up in the ingredients list will not last long at all. These soaps generally need to be lathered longer to achieve stability and actually have been known to cost more per use even as they are sold at a low cost per pot. A $5 dollar tub or one brand ended up costing more per use than a $70 tub. This is why I have always greatly preferred tallow base triple milled soap.


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 08-05-2017, 12:52 PM
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i agree about Latha, in particular, going fast.  I got 33 shaves and it was gone.  By comparison, I usually get at least twice and sometimes 3 times that, or more, from similar soaps.

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 08-05-2017, 01:15 PM
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This is my Savon de Volcans Romarin Menthe after at least 15 shaves.[Image: 00d857c3b14e78e386c2826a764815b2.jpg]

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 08-05-2017, 02:16 PM
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As a rule of thumb (not always the case though) - the softer a soap is, the more water content it has and as a result the fewer shaves per ounce. On one end you have shaving creams which are heavily hydrated on purpose to be easy to lather, and on the other hand you have triple-milled soaps which are literally mashed to a paste through a plodder to squeeze out every last drop of water.

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 08-05-2017, 03:37 PM
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(08-05-2017, 01:15 PM)nikos.a Wrote: This is my Savon de Volcans Romarin Menthe after at least 15 shaves.[Image: 00d857c3b14e78e386c2826a764815b2.jpg]


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 08-06-2017, 10:26 AM
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While I generally agree with the premise, it is important to remember even in this discussion YMMV. Why, because soap consumption will also depend to the brush you use, the pressure you apply when loading, water content of the brush, and duration of brush loading.

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 08-06-2017, 11:57 AM
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I only use soaps and I don't want them last a long time.  I prefer using soaps within a year of buying  them, and I want to go through them quickly so I can enjoy more variety.

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 08-06-2017, 06:15 PM
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(08-06-2017, 11:57 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I only use soaps and I don't want them last a long time.  I prefer using soaps within a year of buying  them, and I want to go through them quickly so I can enjoy more variety.

WORD !!

I also try to go through my soaps and creams fast, but I own too much to do this.

I can rotate a soap for every shave in a year and not use the same soaps or cream twice.
This is a problem, when you try to go through them fast  Tongue

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 08-07-2017, 08:25 AM
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(08-06-2017, 11:57 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I only use soaps and I don't want them last a long time.  I prefer using soaps within a year of buying  them, and I want to go through them quickly so I can enjoy more variety.

+1.  

I actually wish more artisans would offer smaller pucks, like, for example, 2-oz pucks rather than 4-oz pucks.  I know some already do this (Dr. Jon's, for example).  That way I could have more variety without accumulating too much soap.

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 08-07-2017, 08:42 AM
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(08-07-2017, 08:25 AM)kingfisher Wrote:
(08-06-2017, 11:57 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I only use soaps and I don't want them last a long time.  I prefer using soaps within a year of buying  them, and I want to go through them quickly so I can enjoy more variety.

+1.  

I actually wish more artisans would offer smaller pucks, like, for example, 2-oz pucks rather than 4-oz pucks.  I know some already do this (Dr. Jon's, for example).  That way I could have more variety without accumulating too much soap.

+2 but while I agree about using soap quickly I'm not willing to pay full price for a full tub of soap that last half as long.  My experience with B&M main and latha are the same as OP, they last less than 30 shaves per tub.  Currently using the Arctinque every day for the last two weeks and it's already almost half empty.

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 08-07-2017, 03:04 PM
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If company's offer smaller pucks please offer larger diameter shorter walled tubs to load out of.

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 08-19-2017, 10:44 AM
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(08-05-2017, 04:33 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(08-05-2017, 04:08 AM)Rhinehoth Wrote:
(08-04-2017, 10:30 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I noticed this phrase on Bullgoose's Asylum Shave Works soap, in reference to the soap being dense and lasting a long time.  So what soaps are "more water" and go quickly for you? I can say that I've noticed that B&M Latha goes as fast as cream, about 2x or 3x faster than the Leviathan I also own. This makes it end up not actually being the value soap it's advertised as. I'm fine with that b/c it shaves great and I love Oceana, but ASW makes a good point. So what soaps would you classify as soft and go surprisingly quick?


Tabula Rasa soap. Technically it may be a soap, but it has the texture of a cream.


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I tend to think of Tabula Rasa as a "croap".

I have 2 and they are definitely more of a cream than a soap.

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