If you’ve ever wondered if there is a difference in the quality of a shave made by using men’s shave soap versus using shaving cream you’re not alone. Many men grow up using whatever they were provided with when they first started to shave. They like the familiarity of the product and have gotten into a routine. Let’s look at the similarities and the differences between the two. |
First, it must be stated that this article refers to high-quality shave cream; the kind that comes out looking like lotion and lathers up with water and a little encouragement not the kind in an aerosol can. Both shaving cream and shave soap can be lathered and applied with a shave brush. A badger hair brush is one of the best on the market. It will help lift your hair up and off your skin for a close cut. The shave cream and shave soap’s jobs are to keep the hair sitting up tall. They both help the hair to retain moisture soaked in during the pre-shave intense moisturizing done with a hot, wet towel or accomplished in the shower. Both shaving cream and shave soap will increase glide and encourage the razor to slide across your skin while minimizing damage it in the process.
Shaving cream and shave soap are made from different ingredients. Shave soap has a lot of glycerin in it. This can be especially helpful to those who have sensitive skin. With shave soap it is easier to control the thickness of the lather. Some men swear that a bar of shave soap far outlasts a tube of shave cream. However, men's shave soap can be messy for travel whereas shaving cream is easily packed and stored. Shave cream takes up less room in the medicine cabinet and can be applied by hand if necessary while shave soap has to be applied with a brush.
The Art of Shaving offers their classic shave soap. Formulated with glycerin and coconut oil, they generate a rich lather when used with a shaving brush and hot water. The lather protects the skin and softens the beard while providing an extremely close shave. The soaps come in elegant teak men's shave soap, which can be refilled. (http://www.theartofshaving.com/shaving-products-shaving-soap/shaving-products-shaving-soap,default,sc.html)
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