Before I get started with today’s post I wanted to declare that I will not be using a few soaps as they are unopened and I’m not prepared to find containers for them. They are:
- Provence Santé
- Institut Karite
- King R. Emporium (stick)
- Stirling Soap Hot Apple Cider
- Van der Hagen Luxury
- Williams Mug Soap (vintage, going to use up the modern first)
Going into this Jumbled July deal I was thinking in the back of my mind that the Shaving Yeti soaps would be the ones to go, especially when I started my first pass, but now I’m not so sure. First, I used my nice Semogue 730HD Silvertip badger brush as this and that Vie-Long produce the nicest lathers for all the soaps I have. I had soaked my brush in hot water and loaded for quite some time, transferred to my salsa bowl and created a mound of what looked like perfect lather. Honestly, from a visual viewpoint it was the perfect lather. I put it on my face, enjoying the light scent of the soap and then set my adjustable Schick to 6 and proceeded to go WTG on my right cheek. After two passes I stopped and examined the lather between my fingers and found it wasn’t slick at all. I decided to add some hot water to the top of the soap and wait a moment, then I reloaded my brush (kept the old lather too) and then back to the salsa bowl. This and the old lather made a very thick and super slick lather and I proceeded to finish my WTG pass. It went very well and I reduced the gap on the razor to 3 and did two XTG and a final ATG with no nicks or irritation. Took a hot shower and splashed on some Special Reserve. I am again BBS and looking and smelling pretty.
Lesson I learned here is add a little hot water to the top of the Shaving Yeti soaps and wait a minute. Because of this technique and using the silvertip badger brush I was able to get the best lather from their soap ever. I think everyone should have at least one silvertip badger in their den. Also, if you are an injector user, you owe it to yourself to get a Schick adjustable. I love my Schick E-2 type because it is so nice to look at, but this adjustable can do the job better!
- Shaving Yeti – Dr. Yeti’s Magic Elixir
- Semogue 730HD Silvertip
- Schick Injector type M adjustable
- Schick blade
- Hot Shower
- Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve