08-26-2018, 08:01 AM
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What are the top tier (ingredients, glide, lather) of shaving sticks? I want to buy a few for use when travelling. Thanks.

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 08-26-2018, 09:17 AM
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For me it's hard to beat Palmolive sticks. They're dirt cheap, they produce a great lather, and they fit in a Walgreens pill bottle so you can transport it easily.

If you have a favorite soap, you can buy empty stick containers and fill your own. I didn't have great success with that (tried with another of my favorites, Haslinger).

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 08-26-2018, 09:32 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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I’ve not tried the Valobra sticks, but their soap pucks are excellent. Mystic Water also makes a highly regarded stick.

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 08-26-2018, 09:55 AM
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  • Steve56
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  • Knoxville, TN
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Valobra is an excellent stick, as is La Toja. I also carry a homemade stick, made by packing an old D. R. Harris stick tube with Martin de Candre. MdC, being a coconut oil soap, will lather in just about any water, and MdC fougere is a nice thing to have on the road!

Cheers, Steve

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 08-26-2018, 10:34 AM
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I like the D.R. Harris Shave sticks! The soap makes a great lather, and has good residual slickness. My favorite is Windsor!

Vr

Matt

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 08-26-2018, 11:01 AM
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I just ordered a few from Mystic Waters:

-Bergamot, Lemongrass, & Rose Geranium
-Bay Rom
-Coconut Sandalwood

I'll add a D.R. Harris stick or two to my next Maggard's order.

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 08-26-2018, 11:24 AM
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 08-26-2018, 11:29 AM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Purchase a shave stick container and you can make one with whatever soap you like.

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 08-26-2018, 11:31 AM
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PAA seems to have some decent shave stick if you are into vegan formulations; but I think D.R. Harris makes my favorite shave sticks (out of the brands I have tried)

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 08-26-2018, 11:34 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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  • Cambridgeshire, UK (CONUS post address)
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Speick is the only stick I travel with.
I've tried La Toja, Valobra and Palmolive sticks and for me Speick beats them all both in scent and performance.

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 08-26-2018, 11:54 AM
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(08-26-2018, 11:29 AM)evnpar Wrote: Purchase a shave stick container and you can make one with whatever soap you like.
I'm guessing that it's best to use soft shaving soaps if I want to transfer the soap to a stick container?

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 08-26-2018, 12:23 PM
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good choice
Hard soaps can be stickyfied by grating them.

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 08-26-2018, 01:44 PM
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  • Johnny
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(08-26-2018, 11:34 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: Speick is the only stick I travel with.
I've tried La Toja, Valobra and Palmolive sticks and for me Speick beats them all both in scent and performance.

This is my favorite shave stick.  But, from time to time I use the old tried and true Arko.

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 08-26-2018, 02:02 PM
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I recently bought Valobra. Like most sticks, how do you keep and travel with them?

I grated most of it down and packed it into a short roll up tube. Works well.

So far it’s been a performer in many different water conditions. Arko is a solid performer no matter what the water conditions.

Think I’ll buy some Speick!


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 08-26-2018, 02:07 PM
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I concur with the D.R. Harris recommendations.  They have a solid outer stick along with good smelling and lathering soaps.

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 08-26-2018, 06:15 PM
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  • Garb
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Speick is one of my faves. I'll have to try the shave stick next order.

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 08-26-2018, 06:28 PM
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Another vote for Speick here

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 08-26-2018, 06:47 PM
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I like Speick (as well as La Toja) and both have great lather but both have a bit of a drying effect on my face. They are both serviceable soaps to use on the road.

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 08-26-2018, 11:36 PM
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I’ve been alternating between MW and DR Harris - and I prefer the latter. Both are good, but Harris is significantly better for my shaves.

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 08-27-2018, 01:35 AM
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  • TomG
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  • Perth, Western Australia
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The three sticks I like for travel are Valobra, Speick and De Vergulde Hand.
For a treat, I occasionally throw in the Sir Irisch Moos stick (only have one left).

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