Closed TSR Pass Around - Scheermonnik SOEK Soap - Moved from Vendor Offers

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Update*****Second shave with the Souk, a bit of a revelation,... with a bit more water the lather improved no end. Lovely shave but skin is still a bit tingly afterwards.
One more shave and on its way,...:)
It does like water! I found it to be quite thirsty, and that's a good thing IMHO. Smaller amount of soap required to make huge amounts of rich lather. :)
 
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Ok so i've had my first shave with this soap and I do like the scent and the in shave slip is there as I start a pass however i'm finding it a lil drying and a bit grippy mid pass. I've been told its due to the thirst of the soap. I'm leaning to too high a coconut and stearic acid percent, this is almost confirmed by how the lather explodes at the sight of on damp brush. I'll report back after I try my second shave. Not sure this will need to be held for too much longer. Could the next on the list drop me your postal details @Barry Giddens I believe thats you buddy
 
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Hello gents,

First off all I'm very proud to be part of this pass around and honoured Stuart, Nick and all of you put so much effort in my soaps. I really enjoy reading your experiences and feedback :)

Second, it's quite difficult for me to express myself fully in English. Often I can't find the right words. So, bare with me.

I thought I could share some of my own experience in lathering my soaps or shaving soap in general for that matter.

Here's what I do. By no means the one and only holy way. Just what I do ;)

- I use a damp brush (not soaking wet)
- I take an almond size of soap and stick it to the bodem of a shaving bowl. Make it flat a bit.
- I start firm lathering with the damp brush, so I start off a bit dry intentionally
- then add drops(!) of water and continue lathering
- repeat this proces of adding drops(!) of water until you reach that desired stage of rich, creamy, moist, firm, thick and peaky lather.
- you're good to go ;)

If you have any questions just let me know I'll be happy to answer them.

Enjoy your shaves and let us make the whole world shave like a man should again ;)

All the best,

Ron
 
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Barry Giddens

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Hello gents,

First off all I'm very proud to be part of this pass around and honoured Stuart, Nick and all of you put so much effort in my soaps. I really enjoy reading your experiences and feedback :)

Second, it's quite difficult for me to express myself fully in English. Often I can't find the right words. So, bare with me.

I thought I could share some of my own experience in lathering my soaps or shaving soap in general for that matter.

Here's what I do. By no means the one and only holy way. Just what I do ;)

- I use a damp brush (not soaking wet)
- I take an almond size of soap and stick it to the bodem of a shaving bowl. Make it flat a bit.
- I start firm lathering with the damp brush, so I start off a bit dry intentionally
- then add drops(!) of water and continue lathering
- repeat this proces of adding drops(!) of water until you reach that desired stage of rich, creamy, moist, firm, thick and peaky lather.
- you're good to go ;)

If you have any questions just let me know I'll be happy to answer them.

Enjoy your shaves and let us make the whole world shave like a man should again ;)

All the best,

Ron
Thank you Ron. And I would say that your English is Superb!
 

Barry Giddens

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Just had my first shave using the soap. I decided to bowl lather as I find it a little easier to get the consistency and water levels right in a bowl with a new soap. Started with a damp brush (RazoRock synthetic) and immediately got an explosion of bubbles. But with some fairly lengthy work in the bowl I got a marvellous lather! Thick, creamy, peaky and with plenty of cushioning and glide. I loaded far too much soap on the brush as I had enough lather for about 8 passes. But 3 comfortable passes later I was BBS with not a hint of irritation.
As for the scent, I was a little unsure at first. But it grew on me during the shave. It's nice. My other half loves it! My only problem was to decide which splash to use with it. Had no idea so reached for the Old Spice. I will try face lathering tomorrow.
 
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