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Going for the supple soft smooth shave — and just missed it

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Now that my attention has been drawn to the supple soft finish of some shaves, I naturally want that to recur. It would be easy if I knew exactly the cause, but shaving involves quite a few variables.

My initial focus was on products — the shaving soap and the aftershave — so I that Phoenix Artisan’s CK-6 formula would be a good soap and their star jelly aftershave balm a good finished. I wasn’t sure about the razor, but I thought a slant would work.

So that led to this morning’s shave. It was a partial success (which sounds ever so much better than a partial failure: I’m a glass-half-full sort of guy), and so far as I can tell the supple softness is there but the smoothness is lacking a bit, despite use a slant — and the Parker Semi-Slant strikes me as an excellent razor. It may be that it needs a new blade, but in any event I’ll try this again with a different razor.

Still, the result is enormously better than I used to get with multiblade cartridge and canned foam, and the pleasure and experience are not even in the same ballpark.

Written by Leisureguy

22 April 2020 at 8:53 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. If your after supple and soft, try Phoenix and Beau their ingredients for all their soaps are superb. No affiliation on my part I just really enjoy good shaving products.
    List of stockists which include several your side of the water.
    https://www.phoenixandbeau.uk/pages/stockists

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    tony5419

    22 April 2020 at 2:05 pm

  2. I’ll give it a try. thanks.

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    LeisureGuy

    22 April 2020 at 2:30 pm


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