Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by brit, Jun 30, 2023.
When I first joimed here, the majority of posts I read mentioned Pitralon. That was 8 years ago,
Sunday Schick shave, July 30th 2023
Razor : Schick E2 injector Canadian variant- Mfg 1930's -40's, mid range, well designed and built to last. It performs well for myself and had a great shave this morning.
Blade : Personna SS PTFE injector(9) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
Soap : Cyril R Salter Wild Rose cream, it has a destinct rose scent 5-6/10 strength + excellent lather qualities.
Brush : Yaqi "Artic Sky" 24mm 3band silver tip badger, excellent lather generator, luxury pillow like soft tips, nice gentle splay + excellent lather painter. One of my favorites for face feel and performance and great handle to hold on to.
Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
Post shave :Witch hazel beard cleanse + Nivea refreshing lotion + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless)
or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + 1 weeper= excellent shave with my Schick E2 injector razor with a Personna coated injector blade.
Have some great shaves!
Above The Tie Windsor SE1 * Schick Proline * Moon Soaps 26mm 2-Band Badger Fan
D.R. Harris Almond Shaving Soap * Moon Soaps Amaretto Speciale Aftershave Splash
Preshave: Hot shower
Soap/Shave cream: Stirling Soap Deep Blue Sea
Brush: Ever-Ready rebuild
Razor: Vikings Blade Emperor Meiji
Blade: Astra SP (2)
Post shave: Gillette Gel
07/30/23 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Crown King Formula Old Salty Epic Body Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Aqua D/G Conditioning Shampoo Puck Homage To A Summer Favorite
Barrister and Mann Terrorade
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Old Salty Artisan Shave Soap - Ultra Premium CK-6 Formula
AKA Brushworx - Riegle #009 Abalone Shimmer Brush with 24mm AK7 Knot
Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl - Obsidian
Through The Fire Fine Crafts Pottery Shave Soap Spoon
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Alpha Ecliptic Blue Slant Razor - Aluminum 7075 Anodized Blue
Personna Blue Comfort Coated Blade - 1st Shave
Lancaster Razor Works Ukraine Freedom Blue Black Sheep Shaving Towel with Gold Detachable Logo Tag
Phoenix Shaving No Slip Grip Alum Block with Rubber Grip Band
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
Thayers Alcohol Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Old Salty Artisan Aftershave/Cologne
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Epic 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Serum
Crown King Old Salty Natural Deodorant Sport Strength A Phoenix Shaving Classic!
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Diver Down Pomade Wax Based Ol' Fashion Pomade Grease! Medium Hold Homage to the Original Seaforth Spiced!
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Official Phoenix Shaving Barber's Mat! The Perfect Addition to Your Shave Station!
I begin next week(Mon, 31) the sane way I ended this one
Brush-The Clubman Pinaud synthetic
all else, same as today
Monday Shave 07.31.23
RAZOR: Rocnel 2021 Sailor Series Adjustable @3
BRUSH: A&E 24mm 2-Band Finest White Tip Badger
LATHER: Dr. Selby Shaving Soap
POST: B&M Lavanille Aftershave Splash
I enjoy the Swiss, Pure and Classic varieties in my rotation. Do you still use any of the Pitralons?
Menthol Monday SOTD
Razor: Wolfman WR2 1.05/UFO Colibri
Blade: Gillette Spoiler (D1)
Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Platinum 27mm
Bowl: Supply Provision Marble 4.5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Ice Cube 2
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Unscented
Shave Soap: Grooming Dept Custom Frosted Woodland
Balm: Nancy Boy Cooling
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Colbeck
Semogue C5 Torga Mistura
Stirling Orange Chill Soap
Forgot I had this razor so I decided to give it a spin this evening. Two passes, nice shave. The new mixed knot Semogue will be nice once broken in. Currently it just isnt releasing the soap very well.
SOTD 20230731 Fresco
Menthol Monday's Cold Water Shave
Cold Water Rinse
TSD Iced Lime Shave Stick
Red and Black Badger by Tom
Red and Black OT by T. White
Gillette Nacet Stainless
The TSD Iced Lime Shave Stick lathered well with the Red and Black Badger Brush by Tom. Two passes and touch ups with the Red and Black OT Razor by T. White and a Gillette Nacet Stainless Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Monday July 31, 2023
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
Razor: Henson AL13+++
Blade: Gillette SharpEdge
Post: Osma Alum Block
Would I call this a Grand Freeze? Almost!
L’Oréal Men Expert Facial Wash
Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
Super Speed/Rapira day 8
Captain Nemo Green Ice SS
Captain Nemo Green Ice AS Toner
Proraso Cypress Vetiver Cologne
Well, another new soap and aftershave from my dear friend Abir Laskar in Kolkata, India - he’s the owner of Captain Nemo. This Green Ice is a real delight. The soap is vegan based, the scent is a lovely combination of vetiver and lime, it gives fabulous lather that has plenty of slickness, there’s a pretty strong menthol sensation, and it’s got great skincare. The Prep felt so soothing as well as moisturizing when I massaged it on, the Green Ice aftershave toner smells as beautiful as the soap, and it gives lots of menthol chill. This Cypress Vetiver cologne from Proraso smells really nice - it compliments the Green Ice soap and aftershave very well. Three passes gave me a dynamite BBS shave that was so enjoyable!
Have a great week ahead - be well and safe!
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July 31, 2023
Kai Captain Protouch MG
Semogue Mistura Taj
SV Felce Aromatica
Shave Soap & Aftershave
Stando Single Edge AC Rod * Schick Proline * Heritage Ever-Ready 200 26mm SHD Gel
Yardley London Shaving Soap (vintage) * Saponificio Bignoli Lavanda
I never bought any Pitralons, just saw it mentioned by many members. Maybe I'll get one someday.
Shave of the Week Starting 7/31/2023
Gem G-Bar razor
Gem Super Stainless blade
PAA Amber Aerolite brush
Vintage Renleigh SS
Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
The Renleigh SS needs to wake up a little more and let loose of the protective lather I hope is in the puck. Lathered easily enough but didn't provide the qualities a good soap should. I'll give it a few days to wake up though. The G-Bar is easy to use and did the job quite well. But thank goodness for my Osage Rub/Witch Hazel mix cuz I needed the soothing effects it gives. All in all, a marginal shave to start the week. Hope it gets better. If not, look for an update. Now go enjoy your day folks.
My shaves have developed into a pattern of late.....the last three were fine but for a Knick on South Porcupine(chin). This must stop. I know it will someday. I might have done better down below the Knick, at the jawline. Nice job everywhere else. 2 passes. Maybe tallow soaps work best for me, other than 3x milled. The usual finish-A.S. followed by Halston cologne. Most Outstanding..(could be better).
I have not used this soap for years so it seemed like a good time to break it out. It made solid lather and retains it's lavender scent. I paired it with B-M Fougere Classique splash, which complimented it nicely.
Pre Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Martin de Candre Lavender
Brush: Lutin Brushworks Chubby Lighting
Razor: Rockwell Razors 6s R5 plate
Aftershave: B-M Fougere Classique splash
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