Arko shave stick review

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by matthewoli98, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    My bowl doesn't have a rough bottom, so that technique wont work but great idea! I bowl lather all my soaps, so it won't do any harm face lathering arko, its great to master multiple techniques!

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  2. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    I remove wrapper on a stick and easily press it into a bowl. I like to lather on the soap. I get a fantastic lather and I do like the smell. I bought 12 sticks, so i'm sure I'll have enough for a while.;)
     
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  3. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    I have tried Arko several times over the years. Good for others but not for me.
     
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  4. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Arko, one of the first soaps I bought and it does work well and is part of my soap rotation. You get a great lather with reasonable slickness but it is a thirsty soap so add water to keep it hydrated with the brush as needed. Even if it is a stick, I prefer it in a Underarm deodorant container and apply it that way to the face (less messy IMO). You can warm it up a little in the microwave for 15 seconds and it even gets softer than it's natural state and will fit almost any container. The scent is nothing great but it does not bother myself and use it on the road and at home. The stuff lasts a long time.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  5. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Ed - the scent or drying post shave feel? Surely not for the ease of lathering.
     
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  6. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Scent mainly. You are right...it easily makes gobs of good, slick lather.
     
  7. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    The scent of Arko is similar Williams but not as strong. The scent of Arko while in a bowl disipates as time goes on.
     
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  8. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    Arko is a thirsty soap, it likes water to get a good lather. As I soak my brush I pour water onto my bowl of Arko and let sit while I shower. then dump the water give brush a shake and start to swirl, adding water as needed, either by a few drops from the hand or a brush dip in sink filled of water, I continue to swirl and presto, lots of thick, rich, slick lather.
    After your shave, it rinses off easy too.
     
  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Blooming soaps is one method of introducing hydration. There are some folks who have issues with the term, but it's just one way to get the soap wet. I'm a Bloomer and do it most times since many of mine might sit and dry out before I use them again.
     
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  10. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Çok güzel arkadaşım!

    Gerçekten etkilendim! :)
     
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  11. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    So beautiful of a statement I am crying. Bloom, baby, bloom!
     
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  12. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    @wchnu
    You can all thank me later.
     
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  13. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Don't lie, you want to bloom too. Get that Williams to a rich, creamy, cushiony lather with more slickness than hot snot on ice. It brings out the absolute best in a soap. Especially Arko and Williams. Want more cringe, I bowl lather for the perfect lather every time for every pass. :happy036:
     
  14. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    I of the school of thought where Arko does NOT, need blooming nor does Williams.
    I pressed a chunk into a bottom of bowl/mug, bowl/mug lathering is my favorite Arko method. I have decent pre shave ritual before soap/lather and my face and facial hair aepre well hydrated. I sometime add a drop of glycerin before lathering. What will really get your craw is making Uber lather. My first was Arko with poraso green ( tube).

    Willams get lathered in the tin that it lives in
     
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    :signs011:
     
  16. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    No way!!! Who??? :p
     
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Yes, you are! :happy096:
     
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  18. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    To Bloom or not to Bloom that is the question (or until recently I called it a puck soak) .
    It is not weather it is right or wrong to Bloom but what is a personal style of lathering. Its a mater of what is the best method of lathering for that particular person. Each of us has found our own perfect way to shave. Is it wrong or right? Only the one in the mirror knows.
    I like blooming Arko but not Cella. Oh these senior moments make me crazy.
     
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  19. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Y'all are about to witness a bricking. A bricking of history, a bricking where fuzzy may wear out his brick mold and have to get another one during the bricking. :mog:

    Seriously though, I see no need to bloom a soap. I also don't bowl lather, and I do admit that if you bowl lather, it could make building a lather easier.

    I face lather, so, I find if I get enough soap loaded on the tips of the brush, or directly on the face from a stick, that's enough for me .
     
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  20. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Rumor has it that Fuzzy @wchnu did not delivery newspapers but bricks in his younger days.
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