24 thoughts on “What's the point of using a shaving soap? When I can just buy a $1 shaving cream?

  1. Anonymous says:

    my shaving soap is also $1

    and canned cream doesn’t have any fat in it so it’s not actually lubricating the blade at all.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can’t tell if you’re a troll, a poor that’s coping or genuinely curious so I’ll answer in good faith:

    1: Performance. A properly lathered soap is both slicker and provides better cushion than a canned foam. This means your shave will be smoother, easier and with less irritation.

    2: Post shave skin feel. The chemicals needed to make canned foam aren’t great for your skin and don’t do much in the way of moisturizing, in fact they often contribute to post shave irritation. At this point even a mid grade soap normally has things like lanolin, oils, etc to help nourish your skin and prevent it from drying out.

    3: Cost. Sure a can of shave foam may appear cheaper up front but shave every day and see how long the can lasts. You can get a good shaving soap for 10-20 dollars and it will last much longer than the can will. Not saying it lasts 10 times as long, but 4 to 5 times is pretty realistic.

      • Anonymous says:

        heck you, I typed that myself. I’m an autist about shaving. After years of experimenting I found my perfect set up: Twig razor, Gillette Silver Blue blades, Mitchell’s Woolfat soap, Myrsol Agua di Lemon aftershave in the summer and Proraso Sandalwood aftershave in the winter.

        Smooth shaves every hecking day, no irritation. If I’m going out somewhere special with the old lady I’ll throw a Feather or Kai razor in to get a really close shave, then I normally use Proraso Green aftershave balm since it has menthol and it’s more soothing after a really close shave. My daily shaves are smooth, the Feather shaves turn my face into a frictionless surface.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What’s the point in buying a $1 shaving cream when you can use your regular bar of bathing soap as a shaving soap?

  4. Anonymous says:

    speaking of shaving soaps, what are some good ones? I have a tallow soap right now that I’m not fond of

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *