Shaving Soaps/Creams - Safety Razor -v- Straight Razor

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For years I used Nivea shaving cream. It worked well for me with safety razors and cartridges. When I started straight razor shaving I stayed with the Nivea cream but was not overly impressed with it. I then tried Proraso green cream and some other, both with safety razor and straight razor. I found that some worked well with one and not the other.

Have you found that some shaving soaps/creams work better with safety razors than they dp with straight razors?
 

Rami

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I can say that I miss using my straights. With kids these days I parked the straight shave until I can have the time to take my time.

which increasingly seem like when I retire
 

rhodes96

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For years I used Nivea shaving cream. It worked well for me with safety razors and cartridges. When I started straight razor shaving I stayed with the Nivea cream but was not overly impressed with it. I then tried Proraso green cream and some other, both with safety razor and straight razor. I found that some worked well with one and not the other.

Have you found that some shaving soaps/creams work better with safety razors than they dp with straight razors?
Proraso have a line of shaving cream with SR shavers in mind.

https://www.prorasoaustralia.com.au/400710.html
https://www.prorasoaustralia.com.au/400711.html
https://www.prorasoaustralia.com.au/400712.html

They are much noticably better in performance to regular Proraso.
 
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@rhodes96, thanks for the heads up. I was not aware of them. Something to look forward to finding if I ever get to go overseas again.

Unfortunately, in the Philippines we only have one importer of Proraso products and he only brings in one container load at a time. He ran out of Proraso shave cream months ago and doesn't know when he will be getting another shipment. I still have enough for a few more months but I expect to run out well before his next shipment arrives.
 

rhodes96

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@rhodes96, thanks for the heads up. I was not aware of them. Something to look forward to finding if I ever get to go overseas again.

Unfortunately, in the Philippines we only have one importer of Proraso products and he only brings in one container load at a time. He ran out of Proraso shave cream months ago and doesn't know when he will be getting another shipment. I still have enough for a few more months but I expect to run out well before his next shipment arrives.
https://1outlets.ph/go/Proraso

They have a full range of proraso products, and free shipping.
 
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I have a tub of the SR range creams of proraso Azur Lime that @rhodes96 has mentioned above and can confirm the SR range of creams >> slick than normal proraso

my other favorite soaps are B&M (both exelisor and reserve base), A&E (especially Kaizen base), PAA CK6 formula soaps and MdC are among my favorites plenty of slickness and protection.
 
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Can confirm that the Wood Spice Proraso Shave cream is one of the slickest creams I've ever used. I will be using the Yaqi Roar shave soap on Friday with my latest straight acquisition and see how she performs, but out of the tub it lathers quickly and is slick as anything else I have tried.

As for soaps, the slickest I've used for straight shaving includes the Ariana & Evans Kaizen based soaps, Squadron Shave Soaps and Noble Otter.
 
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