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    Greetings all,

    Joined the world of Straight-razor shaving 2 months ago. I've finally got it and I've replaced all the stupid useless cartridge razors with one "Classic Samurai" Shavette and one DE razor.
    I have not saved this much money shaving and actually ENJOYED shaving before in my life!!
    There was a point where I hated shaving so much I considered getting electrolysis of my face just so that I'd never have to put a razor to my face again. Now that I have discovered this pleasurable method of shaving, I've even grown out a beard and when i trim it up, it's barbershop level quality. Crispy lines everywhere and sexy as hell!!
    The wife loves it and so do I!!
    The soaps...the scents...the oils...I've never had such a positive feedback from spending time in the bathroom IN...MY...LIFE!!!!

    The funny thing is that my mom shaved with a DE razor (her legs...to my knowledge...lol) since before I was born. I've always seen her sky blue "Gillette Lady" in the bathroom cabinet as far back as I can remember opening the bathroom cabinet. In fact, one of the DE razor blades from her Gillette Lady is what I chopped the tip of my finger off with as a teen...lol.

    But that's enough of my ranting...here's a few pics of my modified shave stand. I got the black shave stand, metal bowl and brush off of ebay. I wasn't satisfied with the bowl so I went to Goodwill and found the larger bowl that i lather with.
    In the spirit of the "Samurai" I modified two forks and screwed them to the back of the stand to hold my Shavette up in the air.
    The blue topped bottle under the brush is some of the coconut shaving concoction that my son's barber sold me. That stuff is slicker than Don King and smells so sweet. I used to use it to lube my head when shaving with my DE razor, but now that I've figured out how to lather properly and buff the soap with a little oil...I don't need the barber level stuff anymore...for my head anyway. I still use it to trim my beard lines and shave my mustache stubble.

    Here's some pics of the thing...

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    Detman101 - Welcome to the forum. SRP has a great wealth of information in the library and the members here are friendly and very very helpful. If you ever have an issue with something, these guys can and will provide you with the guidance necessary to adapt and overcome whatever it is. You are good hands!

    That is a very innovative rack you got there. Hope you don't stick your hand trying to get the razor out!
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    Thank you, hehe.
    I've been considering trimming down the prongs for safety reasons. I originally wanted to use something with a soft Y shape, but couldn't find anything to suit my needs...so the forks were sacrificed.

    Thank you, I had a few questions on how to go about getting a good lubricative slick lather, but I figured it out and just added a fingerfull of coconut oil to my lathering bowl before lathering up.
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    Believe or not, I use Utterly Smooth and glycerin as a pre-shave conditioner. Works for me. Also you may want to try some Noxzema. I tried coconut oil, but found it too greasy. Try different things and when you find what works best for you, stick with it.

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    Thank you, hehe.
    I've been considering trimming down the prongs for safety reasons. I originally wanted to use something with a soft Y shape, but couldn't find anything to suit my needs...so the forks were sacrificed.

    Thank you, I had a few questions on how to go about getting a good lubricative slick lather, but I figured it out and just added a fingerfull of coconut oil to my lathering bowl before lathering up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johntoad57 View Post
    Believe or not, I use Utterly Smooth and glycerin as a pre-shave conditioner. Works for me. Also you may want to try some Noxzema. I tried coconut oil, but found it too greasy. Try different things and when you find what works best for you, stick with it.
    I'll have to have a look at finding some "Glycerin" to add to my bowl before I start to lather. I've heard it mentioned on here somewhere before I'd registered when I lurked over the past month.
    Thanks for the reminder!

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    I have a pint of glycerin and have tried it to no different results.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    I have a pint of glycerin and have tried it to no different results.....
    So adding it to your shave soap lather didn't make it slicker?
    Well, if it doesn't work...I've already got my coconut oil solution that I know works.

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    Actually good soaps don't need anything, plus after a while you learn how to build a soap, that was lacking before. I quit sing additives once I got better soaps and learned what makes a good lather. Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    So adding it to your shave soap lather didn't make it slicker?
    Well, if it doesn't work...I've already got my coconut oil solution that I know works.
    YMMV Many say it is great but in my experience it isn't worth the bother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    YMMV Many say it is great but in my experience it isn't worth the bother.
    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Actually good soaps don't need anything, plus after a while you learn how to build a soap, that was lacking before. I quit sing additives once I got better soaps and learned what makes a good lather. Tc
    Interesting.
    Well, I guess then I will have to purchase some high-quality soaps instead of supplements.
    Not like I wasn't looking forward to the persuasion anyway...lol.

    Now...onto the solicitation of recommendations for high-quality slick-lathering shaving soaps from the experienced sage advisors here on this forum.


    My preferences are: Minty, Citrus and Woodsy if you have any suggested brands in these flavors...

    Thanks in advance.

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