Canned Foam vs Soap Sample: Part 1 of 2
Since I've started using a brush and shaving soap/cream I’ve gotten away from using the canned shaving cream. I moved away from the canned foam because I kept cutting and gouging myself; I felt I wasn’t getting the slickness or protection that I wanted. It’s been awhile since I’ve used a canned shaving cream, so I wanted to revisit to see if the slickness of a canned shaving cream was truly an issue or if my technique back then was just bad. I never measured how many shaves I got out of a can so I wanted to weigh that too. On top of it, I wanted to compare this to how my experience with the canned foam compared to a my shave was with a soap. Specifically, I wanted to compare how a sample sized shave soap matched up to the shave quality and cost of a can of shave foam for my shave routine.
Part I: Canned Foam
|I generally don't see SOTD pics with canned foams|
One the last foams I can recall using came from the dollar store. I recall the slickness was poor and I wound up cutting myself badly when the razor got stuck and dug into my head. Some of the shave gels that I saw on the shelf were kind of pricey. Rather than purchasing the cheapest or most expensive cream I decided on middle of the road priced can of moisturizing shaving cream; which cost me roughly $3.50 (including tax).
I used a number of razors over the course of this little experiment that varied in terms of aggressiveness: Merkur 34C, Merkur 37C, iKon Short Comb, iKon Tech, Dovo Shavette, as well as my HeadBlade Sport. Blade-wise, I used a number of wet shaving favorites: Crystal, Shark Super Stainless, and Feather Stainless Steel Razorblades. The idea was to see how protective the lather was with razors with varying degrees of aggressiveness as well as blades with different levels of sharpness.
|Some of the wet shaving tools for this experiment|
|A typical application size for me.|
|The canned foam did provide a protective lather.|
|A shave brush wasn't particularly helpful. Although I didn't to wash shaving cream from my hands after applying to my head.|
What about the experience with the shave soap? Well ... that will be the topic of our next post.
Stay tuned ...
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