03-24-2012, 05:25 AM
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I picked up a tub of Shea Butter & African Black Soap at a local big box store. I tried one test lather and thought it was horrible. Does anyone use this stuff on a regular basis, and if so how? Unless something changes it will either live under the sink, or in the trash.

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 03-24-2012, 06:02 AM
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Stay away from that rubissh.Tried twice and it was horrible....AngryFacepalm

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 03-24-2012, 10:27 AM
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I've seen this soap and wondered about it as well. Ordinarily I would council someone not to base a decision on one very negative or one very positive opinion (especially on the internet) but when it comes to making a lather from a soap, if Teiste says it's rubbish, I'm afraid it's rubbish.

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 03-24-2012, 12:38 PM
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I sure thought it was rubbish, but wanted to make sure I was not missing something. I guess I could PIF it, but that would not work if it is that horrible. I would not want to ruin someone's day with this stuff.

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 03-24-2012, 01:24 PM
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It's probably not worth the postage, Idea but why not pass it around? Maybe others can take a whack at it. I'll pass, I don't need the challenge or the frustration. Biggrin

Alternate post....

So then there is a shave soap worse than Williams?

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 03-24-2012, 01:34 PM
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I love challenges. I'll look for it. What big box store has it?

I am new to the internet but all the bashing of Williams makes me chuckle. It is a good, hard, slick soap. Guess practice makes perfect. If you were shaving in the late 70's and 80's it was one of the very few soaps available on most drug store shelves. I still use it and still get great shaves from it. My favorite way is to use a Vulfix 660 and just hold the puck in my hand and lather the brush that way.

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 03-24-2012, 03:32 PM
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Wal-Mart of course.

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 03-24-2012, 03:46 PM
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I got some from Target.

It's a non-lathering shave cream, even though it says to use a brush with it. I used it once, got an okay shave, but didn't like the smell. VDH, which I got the next day, was much better.

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 03-24-2012, 08:01 PM
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(03-24-2012, 03:46 PM)Songwind Wrote: I got some from Target.

It's a non-lathering shave cream, even though it says to use a brush with it. I used it once, got an okay shave, but didn't like the smell. VDH, which I got the next day, was much better.

Yes, I love VDH. I have some Razorock in the mail that I know will be great, but VDH is less than $2 and works great.

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 03-24-2012, 08:03 PM
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For me Williams or VdH are MUCH BETTER than this "cream/soap".Enough said for me.

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 03-26-2012, 08:28 AM
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That said, the $10 brush is a great starter brush that I have given to two friends who have no complaints. The soap looked suspect, so I never pursued it. I don't remember what put me off of it, but it was a gut reaction.

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 03-27-2012, 02:30 PM
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I walk into most retailers ( I will NEVER step foot in a Woe-Mart) and men's products are treated like orphans.
Mass retailers have largely abandoned us and real men patronise BULLGOOSE and peers. Don't be a girly man
and NEVER DO THAT AGAIN
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 03-28-2012, 10:51 AM
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target has it also. the face soap/scrub and elixir after shave actually work really well.

the soap works well if you don't lather or perhaps use it with a super lather. i was able to whip up a small lather, but it wasn't worth the effort. I just wanted to show it could be done..

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 03-28-2012, 12:32 PM
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A tub of lard would be easier to lather than their "shaving cream"

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