Need help with a list please

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Salty Belle, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Salty Belle

    Salty Belle Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to compile a list of reasons "Why to use a quality shaving soap?" (not canned stuff or creams, but soap). I've got a few, by of course searching this forum and online, but thought it might be easier to gather them in one thread. All contributions welcome! And TIA!
  2. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    True hydration instead of chemical substitution.
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Applying a quality soap/cream with a brush helps lift the beard and exfoliate your skin.
  4. Medicdad417

    Medicdad417 Well-Known Member

    Propellers used in canned goo are usually a type of hydrocarbon such as propane. Hydrocarbons are not healthy for the skin, your health, or the atmosphere. Hydrocarbon dry the skin out during evaporation and some are linked to cancer.
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  5. feeltheburn

    feeltheburn Well-Known Member

    • Most use very little packaging that's almost always recyclable (cardboard/paper).
    • Great for travel - no chance of leaking, don't have to put it in a baggie for TSA inspection, and a shave stick takes up very little room. A bowl of soap takes up more room but probably no more than a can of goo.
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  6. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    it's much classier
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  7. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    Cream, croap or soap = better hydration and slick. raises the whiskers much better than can goop, lasts longer.
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  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    #1 reason.

    Smells better!
  9. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Support an local entrepreneur and not a multinational money siphon.
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  10. Rufus T.

    Rufus T. Late for dinner

    For the same reasons that you seek other things in your life - to appreciate the quality of life. Yes there is the need vs. want aspect, but if one appreciates joy from simple things, it brings a quality of life to you that goes beyond just getting by.

    Yes it is just a shave. But taking the everyday elements of life and taking it to a place of enjoyment rather than as something to get through, allows one to appreciate life more.

    Just my two cents.
    Good luck to you Salty!
  11. troy_gies

    troy_gies Active Member

    It's all in the ritual. There is something about selecting the combination of product and equipment; and then preparation; and finally the execution. It is all very deliberate, yet relaxing. It quickly became my favorite way to start the day.
  12. Salty Belle

    Salty Belle Well-Known Member

    These are all such good points guys! My list of the benefits of wet shaving with a good shaving soap is starting to look great. Appreciate the input from the true believers. Thank bunches!
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  13. InspiringK

    InspiringK Well-Known Member

    It's a great way to save you money.

  14. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    but seriously, it's a great way to spend you're money
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  15. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    this says it all for me.
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  16. Dzia Dzia

    Dzia Dzia Entitled to whine

    Another plus through all the ritualistic relaxing enjoyment is you treat your skin noticeably better.
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  17. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Natural ingredients. More enjoyable shave. Less bumps. Way better scents. Slicker then canned goo.
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  18. Salty Belle

    Salty Belle Well-Known Member

    So many of the shaving blogs I've read say this ha!
  19. Salty Belle

    Salty Belle Well-Known Member

    Interesting how many of you love the ritual. Besides all the skin benefits, that's a really good point. Being a girl I've never experienced it, but I have sweet nostalgic memories of watching my dad go through the ritual. As a young girl I just couldn't understand why I too couldn't have fun whipping up lather in a bowl and slathering it on my face.
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  20. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    It is a very relaxing activity!
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