12-25-2017, 08:01 PM
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Tabac and MdC.

Haven't lived on a municipal water supply for most of 5 decades.  On hard vs soft water the only comment I can make is one delightful and well loved artisan soap maker I had the pleasure to correspond with advised my water was too hard to make good lather.  I'll take them for their word.

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 12-25-2017, 08:15 PM
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 12-25-2017, 09:01 PM
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(12-19-2017, 04:41 PM)Nero Wrote: I honestly can't think of any soaps that are hard to lather (except those that don't lather at all).

MWF gave me problems for years as one of the only soaps/creams out there of the many 100's I have tested.

All other soaps I have used since have never given me any problems at all.

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 12-26-2017, 11:32 AM
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  • Nero
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(12-25-2017, 09:01 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(12-19-2017, 04:41 PM)Nero Wrote: I honestly can't think of any soaps that are hard to lather (except those that don't lather at all).

MWF gave me problems for years as one of the only soaps/creams out there of the many 100's I have tested.

All other soaps I have used since have never given me any problems at all.


I have never tried MWF due to \@#0\1#.

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 01-02-2018, 02:03 PM
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Thanks for the ideas. I noticed quite a few soaps mentioned are based on ingredients made from animal products. What about plant-based soaps?

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 01-02-2018, 02:19 PM
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(01-02-2018, 02:03 PM)punchy Wrote: Thanks for the ideas. I noticed quite a few soaps mentioned are based on ingredients made from animal products. What about plant-based soaps?

Of the two easy lather soaps I recommended, one (Tabac) is tallow, while the MdC is veggie-based.  Saponico Varesino is another non-tallow formula that has some fans.

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 01-02-2018, 02:21 PM
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WSP Formula T is easy to lather and is a forum sponsor!

Barrister & Mann is pretty much a no brainer, too, both the Latha and the regular lines.

Haslinger lathers easily in both hard and soft water.

And you said soap, but in the cream world I'd say AoS and TOBS are both foolproof options, too.

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 01-02-2018, 02:56 PM
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(12-20-2017, 12:36 PM)LookingGlass Wrote:  For me, Saponificio Varesino.  I have Colonia, Felce Aromatica, and Dolomiti.  Virtually instant wonderful lather.

(12-20-2017, 05:36 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote:
(12-20-2017, 12:36 PM)LookingGlass Wrote:  For me, Saponificio Varesino.  I have Colonia, Felce Aromatica, and Dolomiti.  Virtually instant wonderful lather.

When I first started using SV 70’th, I remarked that it was almost too easy  to create lather!

I'm with those who say that they all lather pretty easily. However SV is interesting in that there are differences in how each scent lathers. I have three right now. Colonia lathers incredibly fast. Tundra takes a little longer and requires more water to get it where I like it. Stella is in between those two. The Colonia and Tundra are 4.1 formula, and my Stella is 4.2.

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 01-02-2018, 04:51 PM
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Cold River Soap Works Glide is ridiculously easy to lather as is Martin de Candre.

But unless it's a soap not really designed for shaving they all are pretty easy, even Williams.

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 01-19-2018, 11:07 PM
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(12-19-2017, 08:25 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(12-19-2017, 03:33 PM)punchy Wrote: Hi,
     Are there any shaving soaps out there that are particularly fast and easy to lather up with (much more so than most others) and if so, what kind are they?
Thank you

Barbasol in the aerosol can.
Barbasol works great with a brush too.

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 01-19-2018, 11:10 PM
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(01-02-2018, 04:51 PM)shavealife Wrote: Cold River Soap Works Glide is ridiculously easy to lather as is Martin de Candre.

But unless it's a soap not really designed for shaving they all are pretty easy, even Williams.
Once you hydrate the Williams it's easy to lather.

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 01-20-2018, 05:32 AM
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Asylum Shave Works soaps produce the most explosive lather for me.

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 01-20-2018, 09:47 AM
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When speed counts, I use brushless. At the moment I have Trader Joe’s; works fine with the added bonus of being very protective.

Most quality creams that lather with brush can also work well brushless.

I know the thread asked about soap. Hope you don’t mind me addressing the “speed “ part of the question.


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 01-20-2018, 10:38 AM
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(01-20-2018, 09:47 AM)Egmont Wrote: When speed counts, I use brushless. At the moment I have Trader Joe’s; works fine with the added bonus of being very protective.

Most quality creams that lather with brush can also work well brushless.

I know the thread asked about soap. Hope you don’t mind me addressing the “speed “ part of the question.


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Nope, don't mind at all. During the work week I use Barbasol, or Cremo for my 3am two pass, with touch ups shave. I alway's get a smooth shave with the Cremo.

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 01-20-2018, 02:04 PM
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(12-19-2017, 03:33 PM)punchy Wrote: Hi,
     Are there any shaving soaps out there that are particularly fast and easy to lather up with (much more so than most others) and if so, what kind are they?
Thank you


Using distilled water instead of tap water will drastically increase soap’s speed of lather.

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 01-21-2018, 02:24 PM
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PAA is probably my quickest to lather.

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 01-21-2018, 06:01 PM
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AOS Tallow
Barrister and Mann
Cold River Soap Works Glide
MDC
Stirling Soap Company
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 01-21-2018, 07:02 PM
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Barrister and Mann and Cold River Soap Works Glide is the two i have, can't speak for others.

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 01-26-2018, 06:51 AM
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Tabac
MDC
B&M
P&B
WK donkey milk

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 01-27-2018, 08:01 AM
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#! WSP, #2 Stirling for me

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