12-30-2012, 12:44 PM
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My wife gave me some Shea Moisture Shave - Shea Butter and African Black Soap Shave Butter Shave Cream (whew what a name for a product) for Christmas.
   

It is a soft cream in a tub. The directions advise there will not be lots of lather.
   

That is an understatement. I loaded the brush with a generous amount. I got nothing. Added water and tried to work a lather up. Nothing. I added more cream and still nothing. I spent 5 minutes trying to whip up a lather.

My wrist hasn't had this type of workout since I was a teenagerBiggrin

But it was to no avail. This pic shows the end results of all of that effort.
   

I have never had a problem generating a lather. i used Williams for 30 years. My fav soaps are the supposedly hard to lathe Crabtree and Evelyns and also Muhle.

I repeated the whole process a second time. Same results. i tried to apply to my face and the liquid just dripped off.

Does anyone use this successfully?

Phil

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 12-30-2012, 12:54 PM
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That stuff will not lather to save your life. Their other products are decent, but the shave soap is s flop.

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 12-30-2012, 12:56 PM
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Agreed. This is one of the products that you never see "YMMV" attached to. It simply doesn't work well at all.

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 12-30-2012, 01:38 PM
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  • MickToley
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I think you might have to play around with it, don't expect it to produce a thick lather, though.

Check out this thread:

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....ost2173314

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 12-30-2012, 04:02 PM
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It works better as a pre-shave softener, or save your brush and smear it on a wet face

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 12-30-2012, 04:11 PM
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Isn't it a brushless cream ?

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 12-30-2012, 07:20 PM
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  • Teiste
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Terrible stuff if you use it with a brush.As a brushless cream , works ok.

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 12-30-2012, 08:00 PM
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This is the worst stuff I've ever tried. It very simply does not lather. I've often wondered if it could be used as a moisturizer though.

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 12-30-2012, 08:03 PM
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I once tried used their soap that is also called "shave soap". It is a passable soap to wash your face and the scent is nice every once in a while. It has nothing to do with shaving and it ruiend what would be a perfectly good shave. It happened months ago, yet I will never forget it.

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 12-31-2012, 07:29 AM
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(12-30-2012, 04:11 PM)SteelTown Wrote: Isn't it a brushless cream ?

Dan,
On the directions for use they recommend applying with a brush.

Phil

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 12-31-2012, 07:38 AM
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  • MickToley
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The gentleman in the b&b thread I linked had gotten a lather, a thin lather, but he did get a lather.




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 12-31-2012, 07:57 AM
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[quote='MickToley' pid='161882' dateline='1356968322']
The gentleman in the b&b thread I linked had gotten a lather, a thin lather, but he did get

I followed your link. He did work at it. And used a lot of the product. Less than 15 shaves in that tub at that application rate.

Thanks for the link.

Phil

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 12-31-2012, 08:05 AM
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  • MickToley
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(12-31-2012, 07:57 AM)PhilNH5 Wrote: I followed your link. He did work at it. And used a lot of the product. Less than 15 shaves in that tub at that application rate.

Thanks for the link.

Phil

You can always add some of the with another cream or soap your're using to shave with, so it's not wasted.

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 12-31-2012, 09:45 AM
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if I find that I can't get a cream/soap to lather with a brush, I give it to my stepdad who shaves with gel/foam and modern gillette razors.

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