SOTD : Saturday 11th July - Friday 17th July 2020

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987
Location
North London
Tuesday
Rexell Menthol shaving cream
Colonial Brass General
Feather Super (18 and out)
Aloe Vera Gel

Today's shave
Cella
Stirling 2-Band Synthetic
Colonial Stainless General
Schick Proline (1)
Aloe Vera Gel
Did you noticed the new blade cutting better. You done well with that.

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Pre - Shower / Face wash
Cream - Sweyn Forkbeard - Tobacco and Vanilla
Brush - ESC Big Jock Badger
Razor - Merkur 34G
Blade - Wilkinson (7)
Post - Alum followed by some moisturiser with SPF

A slightly interrupted shave this morning, followed by a rush to finish quickly. Yet a nice comfortable two - three pass shave. I'd purchase this brush mainly to use with soaps, which is does really well. It works great with creams but seems to take longer, possibly due to the size of this compared to my usual brushes.

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1,431
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 15 July 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Taum Sauk (Limited Edition)
Razor/Blade:- EJ 3one6 / Gillette Nacet #9
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
 
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2,121
Location
London
15/7/20

Brush - Omega 10075
Soap - Signature Soaps A Capra (Unscented Goats Milk)
Razor - Ball End Tech
Blade - Lancet Super Platinum (8)
Post - Witch Hazel
AS - Signature Soaps Danum Patchouli Splash

The mailman brought me a few items this morning courtesy of the ever generous @BrianH who included a chunk of dog shampoo (to clean brushes), a sample bottle of his Patchouli splash with my order of A Capra soap and I used both for today's shave.

The A Capra's scent is quite an earthy one, and I went about lathering the soap like I do for other SS soaps by taking out a small amount of soap and pressing it to a lid, then loading it to the brush then building the lather on my face and for today's shave after putting the soap on my face it was clear I didn't put enough soap to begin with but still had a enough of a lather for a pass and a bit of a clean up, which was fine even if was a little on the thinner side of things.
The lather produced good slickness for the blade as well in the shave, I'd noticed this particular blade reacted a little unfavourably with certain lathers but worked really well with this one. I didn't have a huge amount of lather, enough for a pass and a half, but it was enough to get the job done.
The post shave feel of this soap is exceptional, my face felt great at the shave, no need for a balm in the slightest bit. I'm looking forward to getting to know this soap better with time.

Onto the splash, the Danum Patchouli splash on the nose smells pretty much of Patchouli! Feels good on the skin though.

And then I followed on to using my 3rd SS product for the day, the dog shampoo to clean my brush. Gave the brush a swirl on the solid shampoo and it's definitely made my brush a bit more supple. I used it on my Yaqi Plissoft which had a terrible funk to it when it picked up some unsavoury scents when I used it on some Arko that had become rancid, and I cannot even begin to describe how bad that brush smelt, but the dog shampoo bar worked wonders. I'll definitely use it for my other brushes and even though I do not own any badgers, I imagine it'd be great for defunking them and for new boars.
 

Tony'schin

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1,261
Location
Sunny Sunderland
15/07/20
Cold Water Shave
Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best Badger
Soap: 1912 Citrus Musk
Razor: Blackland Vector
Blade: Feather PB (11)
Post shave: Cold water splash, Shower EO infused Witch Hazel
Balm: Barts Balm Cinnamon & Patchouli Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: 1912 Citrus Musk
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Nice to be back on with the Vector, i think the blade has 1 more shave in it. I don't usually go over 10, but i am curious.
Stay Safe and enjoy your day All.
 
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1,173
Location
Mordor, UK
I haven't heard of that. I'm currently giving since salicylic acid and sulphur soap a go (which effing stinks!).
Tend Skin is quite expensive (£23 for 118ml bottle) but you only use a little dabbed on with cotton wool or bud, lasts ages and I've used it for multiple purposes...not just in-grown hairs. I had a small burn on my face from hot fat from a frying pan and it was perfect to clear that up.
 
Messages
313
Location
Belfast
SOTD 15/7/20 and edging closer to a full clean shaven look :oops:

Really enjoyed using this soap. Received straight from the postman and put into action. I'm sure the majority of you have tried this before but being new to wet shaving, this was like nothing I've experienced before (in a good way).

I knew I'd like methol type soaps and this was great. Certainly woke me up and left a tingly/cooling feeling. I imagine it'd be great on a summers evening if the sun ever decided to appear!

Razor is the Rockwell 6c with a new Astra SP blade and I used duru lemon a/s splash after which paired well.

Happy shaving all.

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Messages
316
Location
Bolton
15/7/20

Brush - Omega 10075
Soap - Signature Soaps A Capra (Unscented Goats Milk)
Razor - Ball End Tech
Blade - Lancet Super Platinum (8)
Post - Witch Hazel
AS - Signature Soaps Danum Patchouli Splash

The mailman brought me a few items this morning courtesy of the ever generous @BrianH who included a chunk of dog shampoo (to clean brushes), a sample bottle of his Patchouli splash with my order of A Capra soap and I used both for today's shave.

The A Capra's scent is quite an earthy one, and I went about lathering the soap like I do for other SS soaps by taking out a small amount of soap and pressing it to a lid, then loading it to the brush then building the lather on my face and for today's shave after putting the soap on my face it was clear I didn't put enough soap to begin with but still had a enough of a lather for a pass and a bit of a clean up, which was fine even if was a little on the thinner side of things.
The lather produced good slickness for the blade as well in the shave, I'd noticed this particular blade reacted a little unfavourably with certain lathers but worked really well with this one. I didn't have a huge amount of lather, enough for a pass and a half, but it was enough to get the job done.
The post shave feel of this soap is exceptional, my face felt great at the shave, no need for a balm in the slightest bit. I'm looking forward to getting to know this soap better with time.

Onto the splash, the Danum Patchouli splash on the nose smells pretty much of Patchouli! Feels good on the skin though.

And then I followed on to using my 3rd SS product for the day, the dog shampoo to clean my brush. Gave the brush a swirl on the solid shampoo and it's definitely made my brush a bit more supple. I used it on my Yaqi Plissoft which had a terrible funk to it when it picked up some unsavoury scents when I used it on some Arko that had become rancid, and I cannot even begin to describe how bad that brush smelt, but the dog shampoo bar worked wonders. I'll definitely use it for my other brushes and even though I do not own any badgers, I imagine it'd be great for defunking them and for new boars.
Glad you’ve enjoyed them, keep me posted
Regards Brian
 
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