What is your preferred pre-shave product?

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by Rusty blade, Jan 5, 2018.


What is your preferred pre-shave product?

  1. Oil

  2. Cream

  3. Gel

  4. Water

  5. Bloom water

  6. Something else

  7. Nothing

  1. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    Hot wet towel for about 30 seconds then bowel lather.
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  2. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Sounds messy.
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  3. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    But he puts the towel on the rack, THEN does the bowl lather(I'd presume anyway).
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  4. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    In an ideal world, I would use bloom water, but realistically...i typically just you water since I don't usually bloom my soaps (since most soaps are really ore like croaps these days).
  5. swarden43

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

    Beat me to it :happy088::happy097:
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  6. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    meant "bowl"
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  7. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    I regularly use a Noxzema Cleansing cream type product, but also use the bloom water before that if I bloom a soap.
    This stuff (TCD Shave Butter) is GREAT!!! Very much the consistency of Noxzema with a wonderful scent.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018
  8. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Mainly I used is cold water straight from the tap as my pre-shave for less then 2 days growth, and if you have about 4 or 5 days growth I used 4 drops of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil easy peasy and give it a real good rub. You can save heaps of money on pre-shave crap product.
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  9. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    I have been using an unscented glycerin soap by Wickham’s. I’m not sure if it actually makes any difference.

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    I usually use a pre shave soap, although it is not necessary it does add a layer of slickness and helps me to take my time to get the best shave possible.

    My favorite pre shave soap is one I made myself by mixing some shave soap that didn't make the cut, plus added some extra oils, butters, and menthol. Makes any lather nice and cooling.
  11. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Shower then shave. No extra products. I tried preshave oils but never noticed any added benefit.

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  12. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    Has anyone tried "Prep" pre-shave cream? I just received a jar in the mail today...and at first sniff it smells just like Noxema. Will give it a whirl tomorrow.
  13. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    I just use a splash of water as my pre shave. Never really gave any pre shaves a try.

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  14. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    I tried Prep and it has a scent profile similar to Noxema, but it does have a nice quality in terms of moisturising. I guess that's why they call it Prep. I will use it in rotation with my other pre-shave creams/gels/oils.
  15. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    I voted for something else because I vary between oil, cream and face soap as a pre shave. I don't have time to shower in the morning, so I wash my face with a glycerin soap and rinse incompletely or reapply a bit before lathering. I also use CL butters and salves sometimes, those do not improve the shave, but they do improve the post shave feel of any lather I use.
  16. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    The hubby & I both use pre-shave oil. I make it; it’s cheap, easy and I can scent them the way we like. We each have a couple of scents we use. We have both found that it reduces razor friction.
  17. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Soap and water, usually via a shower.
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  18. Der Koenig

    Der Koenig Member

    I rub in cream or soap with fingers then let it sit fo a bit before lathering with the brush. This after a shower..
  19. Harry Lime

    Harry Lime Member

    Proraso, adds slickness and smells great.
  20. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Real traditional, or the modern version? :p What did your grandpappy use? :rolleyes:

    I use a hot, wet, washcloth, and scrub against the grain, I don't want some slimy goop on my face or my razor! :prrr:

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