Foamy menthol

Discussion in 'Shave Creams' started by donald, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. donald

    donald Member

    Why cant someone simply use foamy menthol from gillette instead of brush and proraso if they want to use a double edge razor? what advantage will brush and proraso have over foamy menthol with this type of razor? Whats wrong with using foam and a double edge razor if i may ask?
  2. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    Benzine and other flammable propellant distillates, detergents, no brush exfoliation and massage, no hot lather.......

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
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  3. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Nothing wrong with canned foam if that is what you like. Enjoy your shaves!
  4. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

    There is nothing wrong with using foam or shaving cream with a DE. I do all the time and get great shaves. The advantage of foam (for me) is that it is consistent for each shave.
  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Besides not wanting ingredients in canned shave cream, using a brush helps exfoliate the skin. But a brush can also be used with canned shave creams. But there is nothing wrong with canned shave creams, if you want to use them. Shave the way you want to, it's your shave.
  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    They absolutely can. It's just a matter of preference. Most traditional wet shavers have come to prefer the tallow/non-tallow soaps, because there are no propellants and, quite frankly, offer better cushion and glide. Your shave, your choice. We have shavers that swear by Barbasol.
  7. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood


    Although I find Barbasol a superior foam to Foamy, there's nothing "wrong" with using either.
  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    The blade itself does plenty of exfoliation, no?
  9. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    Yes the blade exfoliate good skin with bad skin. A boar bristle brush only exfoliate dead skin. Allows you to apply less pressure and still get a close shave. As a result, less exfoliation of good skin, a more comfortable shave, less or no aftershave sting.
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  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    skin grow back
  11. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    True, so just use a machete and Gillette Foamy.

    Yeah, there you go!
  12. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Bad logic. Besides, I don't like Derby blades.
  13. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    Not quite sure who has the bad logic here.

    You asked a question, we answered it, you didn't like the answers.

    So, there is not much more we can do.

    Good luck.
  14. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

  15. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

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  16. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    Yes, "we".
    Numerous people other than me/I answered your question. First person plural is "we".

    It appears that this thread is deviating from the gentlemanly discourse that is enjoyable and expected here on TSD.

    Thus, I will take my leave of you gentlemen and apologize for any part I might have played in that result.

    Don't bother, I will find my own way to the door.

    Good day, Sir!

  17. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

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  18. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I thought you were just being humorous.
    Of course I would have said “Dorco” rather than “Derby”.
  19. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    What's wrong with Proraso SC besides the white film it leaves on stuff?
  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Barbasol :happy088: ....... I use it quite often.

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