Does anyone use ordinary bar soap?

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by white_feather, May 29, 2013.

  1. MarshalArtist

    MarshalArtist Psychiatric Help 5¢

    At this point, most soaps are really detergent with some sudsing agent in them, (because people won't use them if they don't have suds.) Because they aren't soap, soap; they may not make lather like we prefer. That said, if it works, go ahead. "It's your shave. Use the soap your way."
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  2. White731

    White731 Well-Known Member

    I recently compared ingredients on a bar of Palmolive Classic bath soap to the Palmolive shave stick. Its about 75% the same. I tried lathering the bath soap with a brush. The lather wasn't bad...didn't feel slick though. In a pinch I wouldn't be afraid to try it with a cartridge razor.
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  3. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Sure in a pinch I've done it when traveling. Just would not work for me on a regular basis. Hey I'm not insulted just my 2 cents worth. Besides. As always in this business. YMMV (and if it feels good do it). Cheers.
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  4. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    I usually use creams or soft soaps. Any recommendations ?. I tried van der Hagen once and it was not for me
  5. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    It works Ok at least for me in a pinch. The key is to use more product. Dial is the one I've used and as long as you work it into a thick froth it'll do the job OK. Admittedly it's not Tabac but it will work.
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    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    I will not use bar soap for shaving. Way too many great shaving soaps out there. I do use bar soap in the shower though.
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  7. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Mike I'm a Stirling (4) and Route 66 (1) guy. I don't have alot of soaps just stick to my tried and true.
  8. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I've used bath soap (bar soap) way back in the day. Only because I hadn't shaved at home and had to clean up before roll call.
  9. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

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  10. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    I hear ya. I stick with nivea ( German) or Speik
  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Same here.
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  12. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    I used motel soap Friday night, with a Polsilver in my black Contract. Worked just fine.
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  13. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn


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  14. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

    If you think regular bar soap worked just fine I have to ask what shave soap have you used in the past to compare it to?
  15. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

  16. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

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  17. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Explains everything.
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  18. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    What are your tried and true ? Always looking for new stuff to try. I use St James mandarin and patchouli, Speik, or Nivea , Dreadnought vanguard synthetic, and my own machined titanium safety razor of my design.
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  19. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    I'm not a soap connoisseur like alot of folks here. I like Stirling due to it's slicklness and will use it until gone, and then buy a replacement. I did try the Route 66 due to the hype here and really like it. I currrently use R66 Barbershop. Stirling Barbershop, Gin and Tonic, Sharp Dressed Man and Bay Rum. Sharp Dressed Man is my favorite. I will proably find a replacement for the Bay Rum when it's gone.
  20. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    Ivory Soap works well, too. But, I reckon it's one of those things you have to try enough of to get it to work right. Irish Spring has a more pleasant aroma, though. Smoother than Lava, too.

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