I want to buy shaving cream and a shaving brush and alum block. Should I get them all proraso? Should I get shaving soap?

I want to buy shaving cream and a shaving brush and alum block

Should I get them all proraso?

Should I get shaving soap? I have a specific soap I use to cleanse my face is a shaving soap different?

36 thoughts on “I want to buy shaving cream and a shaving brush and alum block. Should I get them all proraso? Should I get shaving soap?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey man, For a brush id recommend Badger hair one, brad and so on is about prefrece mainly but the important part is the Badger hair, soaps and balsams and evrithing else is also about preference, the best thing you can do is go into a proper barbershop get a cut and a shave and talk about it with the people there.
    regarding skincare and so on it does really matter or effect it too mutch, is best if you are using aggressive face wash to not wash it the night/morhing you shaved.
    aftershave is little more important but there is many things that matter, such as if you are using one alcohol based one its gone dry your skin a little more, and if you are using aloe/water based one it will hydrate your skin little more, and just like with evrithing your skin needs to get use to it.
    If I said something wrong or incorrect please correct me.
    Have nice rest of your day pals

  2. Anonymous says:

    proraso is great, i find it easier to get a consistently good lather out of the green tube rather than the hard soaps so id recommend to have one around just in case as you experiment with hard soaps
    brushes, synthetics are great but i personally prefer natural ones like badger or boars
    i have never used alum blocks but they are a natural product, cheap and every place has them so get one if you really want to

  3. Anonymous says:

    boar brush has a break in period, it gets better with use.
    For a badger brush to be good it has to be handmade,machines cut the tip to length and badger hair doesnt wear in, meaning a shitty brush stays that way.
    if youre in europe, semogue is good and cheap brand.
    For my taste, the poraso boar brush is to big

    • Anonymous says:

      i forgot about the break in period.

      https://i.imgur.com/uRIr46w.jpg

      I want to buy shaving cream and a shaving brush and alum block

      Should I get them all proraso?

      Should I get shaving soap? I have a specific soap I use to cleanse my face is a shaving soap different?

      Make sure to place your brush inside a cup/mug with warm water for atleast 8 mins or so to soften up the bristles.

      • Anonymous says:

        >the break in period
        it is really noticeable if you switch from an old to a brand new one. Just like human hair, the end of boar hair will split with mechanical wear. And this is exactly why a fresh machine made one is rough and a 5 year old rivals badger

        • Anonymous says:

          this

          https://i.imgur.com/moPgBDz.jpg

          can someone explain why get that, instead of this 50 cent can?

          the ingredients are shit and dries too quickly. although, it gets the job done when traveling

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love this green proraso soap because it has a minty cooling effect that eliminates burning for me. Really can’t go wrong with that one. The aftershave is ok, nothing special but it does its job I guess. The blue preshave cream is absolute garbage though, whenever I apply it I can sense a bit of burn and it doesn’t really make my beard hair noticeably softer.

  5. Anonymous says:

    proraso is great but you can make great lather with almost any brand product tbqh.

    I got my soaps and boar brush by goodfellas smile, also an italian brand. very happy with it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Proraso boar brush is my goto, but took breaking in, as anon said.
    I use the preshave cream before shaving & let sit while I lather. Currently using a Stirling soap, I find that ones with tallow take less work, but most are fine as long as you learn to lather (took me a while).

    • Anonymous says:

      I just use a synthetic brush. These days, the synthetic fibers produce a lather just as good, but you don’t need to soak them beforehand. They dry out instantly. They’re cheaper and don’t have a break in period.

      I still like my old Simpson badger brush, but for a quick shave in the morning, synthetic is just faster.

      • Anonymous says:

        Proraso was 9 euros, and boar doesn’t need soaking like badge. I have a Mühle badger I find too soft & fussy. Boar, once broken in – which was a journey – is very low maintenance, it doesn’t give a shit.
        I’ve heard synthetic is good, no arguing. Started with the badger (like 40 euros), then got the cheap boar.

        • Anonymous says:

          >boar doesn’t need soaking like badge
          It’s the other way around. Boar needs to soak, badger doesn’t. Boar hair is stiffer and thicker which needs to absorb water. I soak mine for up to 10 minutes but 5 minutes is sufficient. You can just run your badger brush under water for a second or two and it will have absorbed all of the water possible.

    • Anonymous says:

      The white one will take a month to ship so i ordered the green one :/

      Proraso boar brush is my goto, but took breaking in, as anon said.
      I use the preshave cream before shaving & let sit while I lather. Currently using a Stirling soap, I find that ones with tallow take less work, but most are fine as long as you learn to lather (took me a while).

      Is the preshave conditioning cream really that good? What difference does it make?

      Hey man, For a brush id recommend Badger hair one, brad and so on is about prefrece mainly but the important part is the Badger hair, soaps and balsams and evrithing else is also about preference, the best thing you can do is go into a proper barbershop get a cut and a shave and talk about it with the people there.
      regarding skincare and so on it does really matter or effect it too mutch, is best if you are using aggressive face wash to not wash it the night/morhing you shaved.
      aftershave is little more important but there is many things that matter, such as if you are using one alcohol based one its gone dry your skin a little more, and if you are using aloe/water based one it will hydrate your skin little more, and just like with evrithing your skin needs to get use to it.
      If I said something wrong or incorrect please correct me.
      Have nice rest of your day pals

      For a face wash I talked to a dermatologist and he prescribed a special soap for my skintype and certain medication which suits me well so I’m not that afraid of not getting the proraso soap

      I have the bleu de chanel aftershave and it’s really good

      Thank you anons I’m going to start wet shaving and it seems really cool

      • Anonymous says:

        I find I get a better shave, slides smoother, irritates less. Especially helped with my sucky early lathers. I buy the big jar, plastic, not the tiny glass. Ends up pretty cheap & feels nice. But remember to apply on slightly wet face, works only then.
        I mean this.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yes I would get a shaving soap. Proraso soap is great. That’s all I have ever used since I started shaving with a safety razor. I prefer the red tub only because I like the smell. I use a Merkur razor, one of the cheapest ones, along with Feather blades and get an amazing shave. I prefer a boar hair brush over badger because it is stiffer and easier to whip up a lather. I’ve shaved with these supplies for 6+ years and would never go back to multi blade disposables. I get a much better shave at a fraction of the cost. I also shave my head almost every day.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Proraso is good. Tabac and spieck is good if you’re in Europe. But one with animal fat is better than all of them. I like proraso red for the sandalwood.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I have the aloe and musk (protettiva) and it smells and feels amazing. Highly recommend the pre shave cream above anything else. I also use their azure lime oil and balm on my mustache and everyone comments how good it looks and every woman I’ve been with how soft it is. The classic green kind of reeked if rosemary to me not fresh or eucalyptus menthol at all. The sandalwood was also really good but I’m kit a sandalwood person

    • Anonymous says:

      Forgot picture. The shaving soap is some aloe thing on Amazon with high ratings and works fine. Basically scentless. I reused their overly oily aftershave with Pinaud Clubman in their bottle

  10. Anonymous says:

    No. Just use a regular bar of soap. Shaving creams are a scam. They offer nothing that a regular bar of soap doesn’t, and at a fraction of the price with far less toxic chemicals.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Don’t waste money on a badger brush unless you’re going to buy a really good one. Otherwise just get a synthetic if it’s your first one.

  12. Anonymous says:

    >should i get them all proraso?
    eh if you want. they’re budget friendly but its definitely not the only brand out there.

    >should i get shaving soap?
    yes, the one you shared is fine. its def not the only thing out there like i said before.

    and yes face cleansing products are different from shaving soap.

    You sound like a total novice so i recommend getting a boar brush for your first brush(incaseyougetboredwithwetshaving). Proraso actually makes some for cheap. look for one that has a silver handle. the boar hair is all clear(itdoesn’thavethatstupiddyetomakeit looklikebadger).

    check out razor emporium and maggard razors. theyre some of my go to places

  13. Anonymous says:

    The whole "boar bristle brush will soften" is a lie, I used one for 10 years and never got as soft as my brand new badger brush. But It really doesn’t make a difference just use what you want and what you can afford

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