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An unfortunate choice of shaving cream, with a shave rescue from a shave stick

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The shave cream shown unfortunately did not do the job. Perhaps I just used not enough, but the amount I used was the amount of shaving cream I normally would squeeze from a tube. (I’m going to use a different shaving cream tomorrow, one that’s also in a tube, to compare.)

The first pass, using my wonder iKon #102, went well, but there was just not much lather in the brush for the second pass. So I took the La Toja shaving stick that was on the counter, rubbed it against the grain of the reduced stubble and scraped off enough to produce a good lather, thanks to stubborn stubble under my jawline and on my chin and upper lip. 

With the brush now fully loaded, the rest of the shave went well, but I think this shaving cream goes to the back of the shelf. After 3 passes with the #102 my face was remarkably smooth, and a splash of Bulgari EDT moderated by a couple of squirts of Grooming Dept Hydrating Gel worked quite well as an aftershave. 

And it’s a nice day, so a walk is coming up.

Written by Leisureguy

13 September 2021 at 10:56 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. For a “shaving soap guy,” do you recommended a puck in a cup or a shaving stick? I’m a puck in a cup guy and have been for decades. I have zero experience with shaving sticks. Should I rethink that?


    Steve Riehle

    13 September 2021 at 1:09 pm

  2. I enjoy a shave stick, and they’re great for travel (which of course people in general do less of these days). La Toja shave stick is quite nice and worth a try.

    Of course, I enjoy novelty and variety. YMMV.



    13 September 2021 at 1:26 pm

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