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Head Shaving, Grooming & Care => Head Shaving => Topic started by: Tyler on August 31, 2006, 01:12:31 AM

Title: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on August 31, 2006, 01:12:31 AM
For all of you guys that use a straight/safety razor, what type of shaving cream or gel do you use?  Does anyone use shaving powder or shaving oil?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: happyharry on August 31, 2006, 01:27:28 AM
I mostly use Nivea for Men Shaving Cream. It's a whitish cream and comes in a dark blue tube and is very cheap, but does a great job. You need
a brush to apply it (works terrible with your hands).

I just bought L'Oreal men expert shaving gel the other day. It comes in a long silver can. You briefly shake it and then press for the gel to come
out - but careful, it comes out REALLY fast and you almost always wind up with too much gel on your hand. The good thing about it is you can use your
hand to apply it, no need for a brush, and it's scentless. Other than that, it's not any better than the Nivea cream (but more expensive), so I'll stick to Nivea for now.


Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: gearhedguy on September 14, 2006, 02:38:07 PM
I seem to have the best success with shave gels. . . Edge or even the non-brands such as Kmart brand work very well. But I wet my head first before applying the gel cuz it makes it even more slippery for closer shaves.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Baldego on September 15, 2006, 06:40:05 PM
Hello All, I just joined!! I have been shaving my head for Ten Years and i mainly shave my head while in the shower...... with no cream or gel just water...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on September 15, 2006, 06:49:15 PM
Welcome Baldego!!

Quote
I have been shaving my head for Ten Years and i mainly shave my head while in the shower...... with no cream or gel just water...

WOW!  No razor burn?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Baldego on September 15, 2006, 06:55:55 PM
Thanks for the Welcome Tyler..... No I never get Razor burn ... so far lol
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: hipstersaint on September 27, 2006, 04:17:30 PM
  I like gel, because I shave in the shower, usually, and the gel just kind of works....
  when I'm feeling crazy, I take a second pass with a fresh blade and baby oil....when I'm feeling crazy....
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Yeti on September 27, 2006, 06:18:41 PM
I normally use gel, before I shower, sometimes (not too often) I will shave in the shower... I do like the water running on top feel as I shave, but I guess mainly the sink due to goatee maintenance issues hehe   8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: fcb2001 on October 02, 2006, 07:14:45 PM
i use edge shave gel
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Apollo5 on October 05, 2006, 11:43:37 PM
just don't use that walmart store brand shave gel. it doen't cling to your face or scalp very well and makes a huge mess. im useing Barbrassol shave gel right now. ive tried more expensive gels but they dont seem to do anything special. Fusion and Mach3 gels aren't special
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: robert on October 07, 2006, 11:01:55 PM
Hello All, I just joined!! I have been shaving my head for Ten Years and i mainly shave my head while in the shower...... with no cream or gel just water...

me too.  used to use lotion and that was niiiiice.  just too lazy now.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: michael21228 on October 10, 2006, 07:25:15 PM
I use edge shave cream, works pretty well, nice lather
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Yeti on October 10, 2006, 10:11:22 PM
Edge or Gilette Shave Gel here and never have issues on my melon, but I get the occasional irritation on my neck since I shave 100% of that, 360 degrees, too... lol  ugh
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: CarlosMIS on October 11, 2006, 02:19:18 PM
In the shower I let the water hit right on top of the area I'm shaving and it's great.
HeadSlick takes care of the rest.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Bald Medic on October 12, 2006, 05:37:49 AM
I use a Gillette gel for shaving out of the shower and for shaving in the shower I use Gillette Multiglide Shave Gel...It works great in the shower it won't just rinse off or come completely off in one stroke so it is great for repeated strokes in the shower
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldRob on October 12, 2006, 05:48:35 AM
I've used the King of Shaves (www.shave.com (http://www.shave.com)) stuff before... both the alphagel (I'm the alpha dog... I'm the alpha dog) and the shaving oil.  Good stuff and you can pick it up at Target/Walmart/Walgreens, etc...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tsshaver1 on October 14, 2006, 06:34:11 PM
For all of you guys that use a straight/safety razor, what type of shaving cream or gel do you use?  Does anyone use shaving powder or shaving oil?

None of the above, I have foound that hair conditioner is absolutely the best thing to use to shave your head.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: KrasH on October 18, 2006, 01:27:53 PM
I used to use Skintimate, it was cheap and worked really well, besides I could use it, my girlfriend could use it and my daughter would use it as well.  Now I use HeadSlick for all my shaving.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: lostnfound21 on October 19, 2006, 10:47:54 AM
Holy Freakin' God! I just used the Headslick for the first time like, 20 minutes ago, and it's amazing. I wasn't expecting the menthol/cooling effect to be that intense. It felt incredible. I'm converted. I may never use another shave cream/gel again.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: marshd1000 on October 19, 2006, 02:56:05 PM
When I started shaving my head, I first used gel.  Then I was turned on to Kiss My Face shaving lotion.  I still use that at times, but only if I can't get some HeadSlick.  To me that is even more slick than Kiss My Face.  I also tend to shave in the shower.  It seems to make the hair eaiser to shave off.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: KrasH on October 20, 2006, 12:35:31 AM
Holy Freakin' God! I just used the Headslick for the first time like, 20 minutes ago, and it's amazing. I wasn't expecting the menthol/cooling effect to be that intense. It felt incredible. I'm converted. I may never use another shave cream/gel again.

It is pretty damn awesome, it also leaves your skin a LOT softer and the menthol is really nice, my girlfriend is using it now as well.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Professor Melon on December 11, 2006, 07:51:35 PM
 ;D Aveeno Therapeutic gel is awesome [forgive the hyperbole]. It cushions the razoring. I haven't nicked myself yet [six weeks]. Professor Melon
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SBG on December 12, 2006, 11:25:17 AM
I use soaps custom made (with a heavenly scent) by Colleen Hurley, they're specifically designed for shaving (with a straight razor in mind) and make excellent lather and lubrication. They're just heavenly to spread around with your brush and make your beard (and by extent your bathroom) smell lovely as well. (how's that for a bonus!!  8) ) Only $5/cake.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ar3inc on December 12, 2006, 11:39:54 AM
I use soaps custom made (with a heavenly scent) by Colleen Hurley
Any relation to Elizabeth?  ;)  I would take any scent from her.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldRob on December 12, 2006, 12:35:02 PM
I use soaps custom made (with a heavenly scent) by Colleen Hurley
Any relation to Elizabeth?  ;)  I would take any scent from her.

I'm right there with you brother!!! ;D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jseger11 on December 14, 2006, 07:53:41 AM
So far I am having great luck with Headblade's HeadSlick. I like the way it cools my scalp as I shave. I usually let it sit on my head for 2-4 minutes before I start the shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on December 14, 2006, 12:42:47 PM
So far I am having great luck with Headblade's HeadSlick. I like the way it cools my scalp as I shave. I usually let it sit on my head for 2-4 minutes before I start the shave.


Does leaving it on longer help with the shave you think?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SBG on December 14, 2006, 02:29:21 PM
yes, it should. The razor + cream operates on the fact that the water molecules go in between the hair molecules, thus allowing the razor blade to more easily seperate the strands from each other. In other words it makes your hair softer and allows the razor to more easily cut it. So it'll cut easier *and* be softer on your blade allowing for more shaves. :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on December 14, 2006, 02:47:01 PM
I'm gonna try this in the morning.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AdamsvilleAce on December 15, 2006, 12:57:48 PM
I feel a closer shave with a gel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Noner on December 18, 2006, 09:47:15 AM
None of the above, I have foound that hair conditioner is absolutely the best thing to use to shave your head.

Actually, I found that if I throw a little conditioner on my head while in the shower before I shave, I does make it easier to shave.  Of course the lay-days don't like me using their conditioner because its "expensive and I don't need it"

HAH.

Welcome to sly bald guys.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SBG on December 18, 2006, 01:42:45 PM
Noner: get some Proraso preshave cream/oil, for our purpose it's the same effect but it's usually a lot cheaper than conditioner. :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Noner on December 19, 2006, 08:21:52 AM
I'll have to try that. thanks!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tomgallagher on December 20, 2006, 11:49:11 AM
Gillette Foamy. Real original.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: c16188 on December 29, 2006, 01:10:25 AM
Hi,

my best results are achieved by using a gel, however not a shaving gel, I use a strong styling gel !
I first wash the head and then I put the gel on the well moisturized skin together with a little bit of water.
The result is great. A perfectly smooth bald head.

Best regards
Volker (Germany)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: happyharry on December 29, 2006, 02:11:27 AM
Hi Volker,

und willkommen im Forum! Super, dass du vorbeigeschaut hast.
Poste doch auch gleich mal im Introductions Bereich und stell
dich uns vor. Und keine Sorge, die Begruessung wird begeistert
ausfallen, so wie immer bei neuen Mitgliedern...

Bin schon gespannt auf deine naechsten Posts.

Harry
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ar3inc on December 29, 2006, 08:57:48 AM
Welcome to the group, Volker!  Interesting tip, I'm to try to find some left over gel around the house and try the one.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on December 29, 2006, 09:42:37 AM
Welcom Volker!!! That's interesting, never thought of using hair gel
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: wpruitt on December 29, 2006, 06:52:59 PM
Welcome to the group, Volker.  Good to have you here.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: bull on January 04, 2007, 10:42:57 PM
I use envi shave gel extra moisturinzing. Its at walmart great and cheap but make sure to get exta moisturinzing.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on January 05, 2007, 12:37:14 AM
I use envi shave gel extra moisturinzing. Its at walmart great and cheap but make sure to get exta moisturinzing.

Welcome to Sly Bald Guys, Bull!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: wpruitt on January 05, 2007, 05:41:42 PM
Welcome to the club Bull
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: andrewg on January 08, 2007, 01:07:57 PM
I've have been using Pacific Shaving Company's shaving oil and it is great.  Especially if you shave in the shower, and do so by feel, because you can keep going over spots you miss and no irritation.  No nicks either on the face or head.  I had used it on my face for a while, but it really works best with a lot of water, so it is best in the shower.  It appears a little expensive, but it does go a long way, and no blood...

Andy
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on January 08, 2007, 02:02:05 PM
Thanks for the info andrew
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Professor Melon on January 08, 2007, 02:21:24 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Welcome , Volker. Great suggestion. I am taken by your upfront enthusiasm for the slick bald dome--so young, so wise. Professor Melon
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tomgallagher on January 22, 2007, 10:22:47 PM
I agree Andrew, Pacific shaving oil is great and a little goes a long way.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Robmeister on January 23, 2007, 07:13:21 AM
Already had a new can of Edge Cream - the blue stuff that turns into cream.  Works fine for me.  My kids get a kick outa my noggin and beard all WHITE before I shave.

I did check to make sure there was no menthol.   Menthol will close yer pores prematurely.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on January 23, 2007, 08:51:33 AM
I did check to make sure there was no menthol.   Menthol will close yer pores prematurely.

I was unaware about the menthol closing pores deal. I enjoy the menthol in the HeadSlick, leaves the noggin feeling refreshed.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: schro on January 23, 2007, 09:01:17 AM
I with PigPen on the HeadSlick....the menthol feeling is sweet.

Hey Dr. Robmeister, you sure about that methol/pore thing?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on January 23, 2007, 09:18:32 AM
I've heard this before.  Personally, I'll stick with the menthol regardless.  It feels too good!!! :D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Robmeister on January 23, 2007, 09:24:46 AM
Don't get me wrong....I enjoy the menthol cool thang on the noggin as well.  

In one particular article I read that the menthol should be saved for _LAST_ as you want the pores to remain open during the shaving.

A menthol shaving cream/gel with it's cooling effect will close the pores before you shave.

Here's a snippet

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STEP TWO: PREP

Always shave your head after or at the end of a shower, to soften the hair, open the pores, and cleanse the skin. Your shower should last at least 10 minutes. During the shower, lightly soap a washcloth and with a slight pressure glide the cloth all over your head against the grain. This will lift the hair for easier shaving. Rinse your head and the washcloth remain in the shower for few additional minutes. Next, apply a good shave cream and let it stand for a few minutes to soften the hair even more. I swear b Truefitt and Hill's Shave Cream. Stay away from gels or products which contain menthol, which will close your pores and stiffen the hair. Shaving cream is ideally applied with a brush to soften and lift the hair. Never skimp on the preparation. This is vital to a good head shave!


Here's the whole article:  

http://haircutsformen.org/buzz/pages/tipsshave.htm

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: schro on January 23, 2007, 09:35:33 AM
hmmm, interesting article. Still, I love the feeling of the menthol too much to give it up. A glutton for punishment I guess.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on January 23, 2007, 02:34:01 PM
hmmm, interesting article. Still, I love the feeling of the menthol too much to give it up. A glutton for punishment I guess.

I second that motion
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tomgallagher on January 30, 2007, 06:50:28 AM
Interesting. I thought he was kidding.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: czeiter on January 31, 2007, 12:17:43 PM
i use Edge advanced gel for sensitive skin on my head and face!!!


                             zeiter
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on January 31, 2007, 12:44:31 PM
Thanks for the info Zeiter!  Also, welcome to Sly Bald Guys!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tleiland on February 05, 2007, 02:09:45 PM
Once again, I've gone with the headblade products and use headslick.  I'll admit that at first I didn't like headslick too much but then I found out I just wasn't using quite enough.  If you are pretty liberal with headslick then it gives a great shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: medicineman on February 05, 2007, 06:11:00 PM
I prefer to use shave soap.  I am currently using Burt's Bees Bay Rum soap and make the lather with a natural bristle shave brush.  I got this kit for xmas and like all the products in it. http://betterherbs.serrahost.com/Detail.bok?no=1689 I find the soap helps soften the hairs for shaving and the brush helps stand the hairs up making them easier to shave.  Also feels good applying the lather with a brush. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: lunchbox on February 23, 2007, 11:44:21 AM
Just tried Hydroplane by Billy Jealousy.  I was getting a lot of irritation with headslick and I have none from hydroplane.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on February 23, 2007, 11:45:32 AM
Thanks for the reply lunchbox and welcome!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ar3inc on February 23, 2007, 11:57:21 AM
Welcome to the group, lunchbox.  Kick your shoes off and make yourself at home. ;)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PBurke on February 23, 2007, 01:36:11 PM
welcome lunchbox. you look a little young to be using sharp objects. ha ha just kidding bro. enjoy the site.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on February 23, 2007, 03:38:20 PM
Welcome to SBG!!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: wpruitt on February 23, 2007, 04:30:57 PM
Welcome Lunchbox
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on March 01, 2007, 11:51:33 PM
I'd like to say hello to everyone.  I'm a new comer to Sly.

I have been shaving my head for about a year now.  I use to use Nivea for men but then gave the HeadBlade products a try about 3 months ago.  I couldn't get use to the blade.  I really did give it a try for a few weeks but I just thought it was too awkward.  Plus it didn't really shave my face well.  So I switched back to a regular razor but went with the Gilette Fusion this time.  It has done pretty good but it is very pricey.  A little too much for me.  I've been reading a lot on this forum about the Mach 3 which sounds like it may be a cheaper way for me to go.  I have an older model that is non-powered but I haven't broke it back out yet.  The only problem I've been having ever since I've been shaving is a little irritation once in a while.  I think my main problem is my scalp gets a little dry after shaving.  I've tried regular non-scented lotion, I've tried witch hazel to help with irritation(which I think just dried it more), and I've tried balms and lotions.  The balms and lotions such as the Fusion after shave lotion and the Nivea balm have done pretty good.  But is there any other suggestions? 

I read on another web site recently about using simple baby oil to shave with.  The guy said it really protected against nicks and cuts and there was hardly any irritation.  Does anyone have an opinion on this?  Thanks
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on March 01, 2007, 11:54:42 PM
I'd like to say hello to everyone.  I'm a new comer to Sly.

I have been shaving my head for about a year now.  I use to use Nivea for men but then gave the HeadBlade products a try about 3 months ago.  I couldn't get use to the blade.  I really did give it a try for a few weeks but I just thought it was too awkward.  Plus it didn't really shave my face well.  So I switched back to a regular razor but went with the Gilette Fusion this time.  It has done pretty good but it is very pricey.  A little too much for me.  I've been reading a lot on this forum about the Mach 3 which sounds like it may be a cheaper way for me to go.  The only problem I've been having ever since I've been shaving is a little irritation once in a while.  I think my main problem is my scalp gets a little dry after shaving.  I've tried regular non-scented lotion, I've tried witch hazel to help with irritation(which I think just dried it more), and I've tried balms and lotions.  The balms and lotions such as the Fusion after shave lotion and the Nivea balm have done pretty good.  But is there any other suggestions? 

I read on another web site recently about using simple baby oil to shave with.  The guy said it really protected against nicks and cuts and there was hardly any irritation.  Does anyone have an opinion on this?  Thanks

Welcome to Sly Bald Guys!  You've come to the right place.  Here's a link to a review on baby oil: http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=188.0 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=188.0)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on March 02, 2007, 12:03:03 AM
Thanks Tyler for the link.  Good info.  I think I might give it a try just to see. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on March 02, 2007, 12:06:56 AM
Thanks Tyler for the link.  Good info.  I think I might give it a try just to see. 

You're welcome dude!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on March 02, 2007, 12:14:36 AM
Oh yeah...I do want to say to all the hardcore HeadBladers out there in the forum that I do like overall concept of the product.  I guess I just couldn't get use to it.  I noticed there were quite a few HeadBladers out there and I didn't want to make any enemies.  Especially my first day as a Sly new comer. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on March 02, 2007, 12:22:05 AM
Oh yeah...I do want to say to all the hardcore HeadBladers out there in the forum that I do like overall concept of the product.  I guess I just couldn't get use to it.  I noticed there were quite a few HeadBladers out there and I didn't want to make any enemies.  Especially my first day as a Sly new comer. 

Don't worry about that.  There are several non-HeadBladers also.  It's all about what gives YOU the best shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Paul on March 02, 2007, 04:03:17 AM
Hi and welcome jus.  Tyler hits its right on the head.  Use what works for you. Lots of great info here to help you decide.  Glad you're with us. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on March 02, 2007, 08:08:29 AM
Thanks for the welcome Paul.  Hopefully I'll fit right in.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on March 02, 2007, 08:29:28 AM
Like I had said before, I'm using the Gillette Fusion products right now but they are way too pricey for me.  I'm thinking of going to the Mach 3 as far as a razor goes.  I'm just not sure what shave gel to go with.  I checked out another site and some guy was talking about Aveno Gel.  He said it was the best in his opinion on protecting the dome against irritation.  I do get a nick and some irritation most of the time.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on March 02, 2007, 08:36:28 AM
I have heard that the Aveeno works well. The King of Shaves oil is also good for preventing nicks and irritation also. I personally use the Head Blade Clear Head and it clears up the bumps and ingrown hair very well.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Robmeister on March 02, 2007, 09:03:46 AM
The balms and lotions such as the Fusion after shave lotion and the Nivea balm have done pretty good.  But is there any other suggestions? 

Welcome, jusmeister!!...glad to have you with us.

I too use the Fusion and--despite the cost--find it to be worth it.  I use the Nivea for Men Aftershave Sensitive Balm which works great.  

I will occasionally use this stuff my wife had.  Made by Fruit of the Earth.  It's 100% Aloe Vera gel.  No color added (clear gel)....no fragrance added.   It's great in any case...but especially if there's any irritation up there (razor burn, sun burn, nicks...whatever.)

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi176.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw166%2Frobmeisterbrau%2Faloe2bottles.jpg&hash=9afcd95d864c5302a57c3f686530470c)

Fruit of the Earth has some great stuff here:

http://www.fote.com/products_main.html

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on March 02, 2007, 10:28:03 AM
Thanks for the welcome and the info guys.  A lot of good options for me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Professor Melon on March 02, 2007, 10:32:36 AM
 O0 O0 Welcome, Hipstersaint and Michael. You've found the best bald website on the net. Hope to receive some posts, so we can get to know you. Professor Melon
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: half-shaved on March 02, 2007, 07:46:09 PM
I've read the comments about the headblade and while searching for one at the Greatest Place on Earth (their website said Wal-Mart carried it) to no avail. I started thinking about what had been said about shaving cremes. I've been shaving my head since the ex became the ex 6 years ago and up until now I've been using the Barbasol cheap, so I started looking around for "head shaving" stuff and found something called "SecretShave." Three to five drops massaged into the scalp, and for $3 I thought, what the heck. Bought it this morning, used it tonight. Now, at this point it had been about 5 days since I shaved, so I knocked it down with no guard on the clippers, showered up, and applied the oil. I have now experienced the marketing phrase of "smoothest most comfortable shave ever." It was almost like swiping my hand over my head. No pulling, no irritation...I was nearly in tears from the rapture-like feelings coursing through me...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: medicineman on March 03, 2007, 08:10:58 AM
jusbnme, oils are certainly another way to go.  half-shaved mentioned Shave Secret which I have never tried but everyone seems to love.  King of Shaves also makes shave oil then there is also Hot Six Oil (sold in the ethnic section of grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.)  Some guys even use a little oil under their lube of choice. 
 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Shiny on March 03, 2007, 09:45:59 AM
Like I had said before, I'm using the Gillette Fusion products right now but they are way too pricey for me.  I'm thinking of going to the Mach 3 as far as a razor goes.  I'm just not sure what shave gel to go with.  I checked out another site and some guy was talking about Aveno Gel.  He said it was the best in his opinion on protecting the dome against irritation.  I do get a nick and some irritation most of the time.  Any suggestions?


Hey Jus welcome to the forum.  I use the headblade sport with headslick and clearhead but I started with the mach III when I first started shaving.  It is a good razor and I've seen the price of the fusion and would definitely go with the Mach III if I wasn't using the HB.  As far as the clear head goes, I haven't had the luck with it that pig pen has.  The only way I can get rid of my bumps is to not shave every day.  That sucks!  The headslick is really good though, I have only nicked myself using it when trying out the attra twin blade on my hb.  I dropped the attra blade and use the headslick with tea tree oil.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Shiny on March 03, 2007, 09:51:20 AM
I was nearly in tears from the rapture-like feelings coursing through me...

Oh?  Do tell, where did you get it now?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: half-shaved on March 03, 2007, 07:22:51 PM
I was nearly in tears from the rapture-like feelings coursing through me...

Oh?  Do tell, where did you get it now?

Got it at the Greatest Place on Earth....Wal-Mart
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tgparker on March 07, 2007, 09:03:18 AM
As of this morning, I tried a tip I got from this forum... I had the best HeadShave EVER with my HB Sport and HB Triple Blade Cart. (Not my Favorite Blade), using the combo of KOS Alpha Oil and HB HeadSlick Shaving Cream.

SMOOOOTH, CLOOOOSE, COOOOOL....

Tomorrow, I'm gonna use my HB Classic with Sensor Excel Double Blade Cart. (My Favorite blade to date.) with the KOS Alpha Oil and HB HeadSlick!

Thanks for the tip, guys!

Tony
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Socrates on March 09, 2007, 04:05:32 AM
Hey Everybody...

For years I used to use Noxema... either the shaving cream or the cream itself.  I recently bought a bottle of the HeadSlick and have been totally and completely amazed at the results.  I think I enjoy the fact that I can actually shave more often, without the same amount of irritation.

Peace...

Socrates
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Robmeister on March 09, 2007, 08:17:28 AM
I recently bought a bottle of the HeadSlick and have been totally and completely amazed at the results.

That's the best testimony about Headslick I've heard on here.

I'll have to give it a try when my Edge Gel runs out.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ChallengeMe on March 09, 2007, 05:37:54 PM
I've always used Gillette gel, recently I bought Nivea  gel but it's not at good as Gillette. When I get through this, I will have to give the Headslick a try.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Robmeister on March 09, 2007, 06:06:13 PM
ChallengeMe....don't believe I've taken the opportunity to Welcome you to SLYGUYS!!!

Welcome, brutha!! O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 09, 2007, 08:41:24 PM
I have tried headSlick, and to tell you the truth I like it... Less of the foammy mess and it does not clog up your Razor as much.  It gives a pretty smooth shave as well.  Definitely one of the better shaving products that I have used.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tgparker on March 12, 2007, 06:25:06 AM
Had my BEST HB shave on Sunday...

Combo of Baby Oil, KOS Alpha Oil, and HB HeadSlick Shaving Cream...

Shaved with my HB SPort and an HB triple blade.

REALLY CLOOOOOOSE, COOOOOL, SMOOOOTH...

My scalp afterwards was smooooooth and sooooooft as a baby's bum...

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Professor Melon on March 12, 2007, 08:03:43 AM
 :) First product I tried, when beginning shaving in November 06, was Aveeno Therapeutic Gel. It provides rich lather and helps either the Mach III or Fusion do its work smoothly, so I haven't looked elsewhere. Striving for the ultimate close shave, I've noticed that when I am finishing up just a dab of watered-down gel and lots of hot water enables the razor to get the shortest stubble. If I'm tired or rushing, this striving can lead to razor burn. Shaving against the grain on my cheeks is actually more problematic than the head, and requires more skill. The max smoothness lasts about six to eight hours. Sometimes I go at it twice a day, as I have come to hate velcro. Professor Melon
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: schro on March 12, 2007, 08:22:23 AM
A few weeks ago I did my own test and tried shaving every other day to let a little stubble grow (tend to get a closer shave with a little more velcro for the razor to grab). I did the same thing prior to each shave day. I went on a run with the dog, cooled down with a Gatorade (post shower beer, of course), and shaved in the shower:

Day 1: Shaving Gel
Day 2: Good ol' fashioned shaving cream
Day 3: Headslick

Headslick was the runaway winner! Closest shave, methol felt awesome, and cleaned up easier. The shaving cream didn't provide the best "glide" for the HeadBlade. The Gel was ok, but it lacked the menthol feeling that the Schro nugget has come to know and love. As beard hair is more coarse, I prefer the Gel.

There you have it. Scientific proof directly from the Schro Ordinary American Institute of Slyness. For your nugget, HEADSLICK RULES!

Schro
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on March 12, 2007, 10:10:58 AM
Quote
There you have it. Scientific proof directly from the Schro Ordinary American Institute of Slyness. For your nugget, HEADSLICK RULES!

Schro

Hey Schro,
How much does tuition cost and how can I join? Ha, Ha, Hee!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Seriously though man, good reviews.  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: schro on March 12, 2007, 11:09:58 AM
Tuition is fairly reasonable (case of beer and a 5th of Ketel One Citron should suffice), but the entrance exam is tough.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on March 12, 2007, 01:23:07 PM
Tuition is fairly reasonable (case of beer and a 5th of Ketel One Citron should suffice), but the entrance exam is tough.

Hey brother I can handle that tuition.  b!3r  You've got me a little worried about the exam though but I think I could handle that too.   B@^

Peace  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 14, 2007, 09:27:29 PM
Yo, Schro, I would like to apply for a teaching Position  B3M3

Qualifications:
Doctororate of Beer-o-nomics`Dr!n# & Masters in Mixology  $#*t

All from the School of The Hard Nock Life  !*!rat3
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Shiny on March 15, 2007, 06:29:21 AM
Be careful guys, I think there might be a ritual hazing consisting of the consumption of a 'schro-tini'.  I'm sure that the females in his undergrad class would really like it but personally, I'll sly away from the schrot-ini.   :*))
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on March 15, 2007, 07:51:00 AM
Be careful guys, I think there might be a ritual hazing consisting of the consumption of a 'schro-tini'.  I'm sure that the females in his undergrad class would really like it but personally, I'll sly away from the schrot-ini.   :*))

Or it involves a full bottle of Ketel One and bag of ice.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 15, 2007, 05:44:48 PM
Be careful guys, I think there might be a ritual hazing consisting of the consumption of a 'schro-tini'.  I'm sure that the females in his undergrad class would really like it but personally, I'll sly away from the schrot-ini.   :*))

Or it involves a full bottle of Ketel One and bag of ice.

Initiation to be Held in the Haunted Mansion?  G$^B$^
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: schro on March 22, 2007, 11:56:42 AM
Yo, Schro, I would like to apply for a teaching Position  B3M3

Qualifications:
Doctororate of Beer-o-nomics`Dr!n# & Masters in Mixology  $#*t

All from the School of The Hard Nock Life  !*!rat3

That is one degree suitable for framing, Mr. Clean.
As far as ritual hazing and the consumption of a Schrotini....you should all be so lucky! O0

The whole Ketel One comment stems from a buddy of mine (love him to death, but he's not going to solve the world's problems anytime soon, if you catch my drift). Anyway, he was at Costco and after I mixed up a batch of libations the night before, he called me and asked "What goes good with Ketel One?". To which I replied, "Ice". If I'm going to srve myself a neat & clean K-One, it's either on the rocks with a twist (maybe a splash of soda), or in an extremely chilled martini glass with an olive and a lime wedge.

He shoots, he scores!
Schro
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 22, 2007, 03:36:57 PM
Now thats a Brother that knows how to have his K-One `Dr!n#
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Cy on March 27, 2007, 07:51:30 PM
I tried out King of Shaves unfragranced w/ aloe+tea tree oil AlphaGel today, and I like it better than the gels and foams I've used in the past.

The KOS shaving oil is pretty swell, too.

-A
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 28, 2007, 04:55:20 PM
Good to Know, I will keep that in mind the next time I am looking for Product.   
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BlackHawkA4 on May 07, 2007, 09:08:31 PM
I used the Mach 3 with the headblade shave cream for the first time the other day. Tried it a second time. GREAT. Less razor burn : closer shaver.

I may not like the headblade but their shaving cream and Matte moisturizer lotion kicks ass.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Robmeister on May 07, 2007, 10:21:25 PM
Welcome, BlackHawk!!

I'm a FUSION fan....might give it a go yerself.

Glad to have ya....
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: herronm on May 08, 2007, 06:29:36 AM
I've used shaving oil on my face for years (King of Shaves and Shave Secret).  I went SLY a month ago and naturally used my oil.  Works great!  It leave my skin conditioned with a very nice feel.  I still use an old Gellette 2 blade razor that works better than any other I have tried.  Still haven't tried the HB.

Max
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SLYinKC on May 08, 2007, 06:41:09 AM
I've been using a Mach 3 on my face and dome.  It seems to work fairly well.  Can be a little messy since I am still a sink shaver.

I want to try the HB since I've heard some much good about it from the others.

For those of you that are shower shavers (especially HB users) do you use a mirror in the shower, or do you just go by feel?  I think that would be the hardest part of shaving in the shower.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on May 08, 2007, 06:53:51 AM
Personally, I go by feel KC.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldRob on May 08, 2007, 07:01:30 AM
I've been using a Mach 3 on my face and dome.  It seems to work fairly well.  Can be a little messy since I am still a sink shaver.

I want to try the HB since I've heard some much good about it from the others.

For those of you that are shower shavers (especially HB users) do you use a mirror in the shower, or do you just go by feel?  I think that would be the hardest part of shaving in the shower.

I'm a shower shaver and I go both by mirror/feel at home and by feel alone when I'm traveling.  The hardest part in hotels is trimming the soul patch...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: schro on May 08, 2007, 08:18:10 AM
Agree with BaldRob....shower shaving w/mirror and feel.

I must admit I've been doing more sink shaving recently, given that my shower time is too long and water bills reflect it. Although I may lose a bit of comfort from the steam generated by hot shower water and the HB Razor doesn't clean up as easy as it does from a shower shave, it's still pretty darn smooth.

 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on May 08, 2007, 07:46:11 PM
I've been using a Mach 3 on my face and dome.  It seems to work fairly well.  Can be a little messy since I am still a sink shaver.

I want to try the HB since I've heard some much good about it from the others.

For those of you that are shower shavers (especially HB users) do you use a mirror in the shower, or do you just go by feel?  I think that would be the hardest part of shaving in the shower.

I was a shower shaver and used a hand held mirror to start the front part of the shave.  Just to make sure I didn't go to low near the eye brows or something like that.  Then I go by feel when shaving the back and double checking the very top of the dome where I have that swirly thing going on.  But now I'm an all sink shaver.  Like Schro had mentioned, the shower routine is by far the best because of the steam which really helps with getting a good comfortable shave with no irritation.  But I was spending way too much time in the shower with the hot water running way too long.  I shave at the sink now.  Yeah, the shower did rinse the HB out a little better but instead of filling the sink up to wash the HB out I just turn the faucet on full blast every couple of passes to rinse the HB out.  It works just as good as the shower but the water isn't running constantly and nowhere near as long.  Not only was I wasting water but HOT water at that which makes the electric bill go up.  I'm really not having any problem with irritation because I use baby oil as part of my routine.  I was using KoS oil which worked pretty good but you had to constantly keep it wet.  If you didn't it was "drag city."  The baby oil stays "lubed" through the whole shave and is really cheap.  You can get a knock off brand with aloe & vitamin e for a few bucks.  I rub a handful of that in and then apply the HB HeadSlick on top of it.  It gives a great glide.  I guess I'm rambling here.  I should have put this in another thread.  Anyway, if you're not into running up the water & electric bill stay at the sink but give the baby oil method a try with the HB.  Usually very little to no irritation for me.   
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BlackHawkA4 on May 08, 2007, 08:55:16 PM
I haven't seen any King Of Shave stuff around here.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Stu on May 08, 2007, 09:54:52 PM
For those of you that are shower shavers (especially HB users) do you use a mirror in the shower, or do you just go by feel?  I think that would be the hardest part of shaving in the shower.

I have a suction-cup wall-mounted mirror (found at Wal-Mart, etc. for less than $10).  I also use a shower head which has a shower-saver switch which I just flip on and off to rinse...  no worries about wasting excess water (or at least kept to a minimum).  I also turn it off during a good part of my shower which I didn't do before.  So maybe I'm actually saving more water by shaving in the shower.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SLYinKC on May 09, 2007, 04:57:23 AM
Thanks for the tips.  I think I'll make another run to the shaving section at Wal-Mart.

HMM...  I seem to spend alot of time there lately.... :/O
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldRob on May 09, 2007, 05:48:05 AM
I haven't seen any King Of Shave stuff around here.

Most Wal-Mart, Target, and drugstores carry at least one type of KoS products... if you want a list of retailers, go to www.shave.com (http://www.shave.com)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: schro on May 09, 2007, 07:05:24 AM
I've seen KoS shaving gel at Albertson's. I am curious to try that stuff once the free sample arrives in the mail. Anyone here in the USA got their sample yet?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on May 09, 2007, 07:32:32 AM
Mine is nowhere to be seen thus far.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jp_bald on May 09, 2007, 09:40:48 AM
i shave my head with Nivea for Men Shaving Cream.
its  good fo me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on May 10, 2007, 04:46:51 AM
I've seen KoS shaving gel at Albertson's. I am curious to try that stuff once the free sample arrives in the mail. Anyone here in the USA got their sample yet?

I haven't gotten mine yet either but I won't be using it if it does finally come because I went ahead and bought some a while back to try it out and it just wasn't for me.  Regular baby oil under the HeadSlick works great.  No irritation, no nicks, and smooth shaving.  The best part is that it keeps the dome moisturized the whole day.  For some people it may feel a little too oily afterwards but it doesn't bother me.  The other thing is that it hasn't clogged my pores at all and I have been using this method for a few months now.  I was worried it would being baby "oil" but no problems. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Jay on May 10, 2007, 05:43:18 AM
i shave my head with Nivea for Men Shaving Cream.
its  good fo me.


I used to use that on my face but it made me break out. It is a great shave... but not for my skin.

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on May 12, 2007, 02:53:54 PM
i shave my head with Nivea for Men Shaving Cream.
its  good fo me.


I used to use that on my face but it made me break out. It is a great shave... but not for my skin.



I feel ya, got to be carefull what you use if you have sensitive skin... Another reason to plug HeadSlick.  No dyes, Perfumes, or extra chemicals.  I have not heard of anyone yet who has had a bad reaction to it. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: froze on May 21, 2007, 11:49:07 AM
My ritual is Fusion gel and Fusion Razor.
So far so good! (It was a package deal)
But will try the Aveeno Gel and Headslick!!
Thanks O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: danyroo on June 04, 2007, 09:36:28 AM
well for me it's a bit complicated but what a close shave..mix of Gillette sensitive shaving gel, headslick, and massage oil

take the shaving bowl,
add some gel, wip it up good,
then add some Head slick.. wip it again..

add some massage oil.. wip it real good.. ( the massage oil I get form Dollar Rama..)..

wet my head and apply with brush...

once I've shaved my head.. I reaply the remaining of the mixture and go for a second pass..
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on June 04, 2007, 01:05:44 PM
As I've said before I had given the Neutorgena Razor Defense line a try as I have done so many others.  I'm just on the hunt for that perfect balance of a routine for myself.  The bad part is that I've probably spent way too much money that I don't have testing all these products out.  I had also said that I would probably go back to my old brand which was Nivea for Men Gel and after balm.  Last night I was in the store and came across one I had never noticed before.  It's in a blue bottle and it's called Nivea Moisturizing shave gel.  I brought it home to check it out and it really does give a good slick shave.  It has some ingredients in it that helps keep it moist on the dome while shaving.  Other than HeadSlick I have always had a problem with my gels drying up before the shave was over.  But this one worked really well. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Rhymez on June 04, 2007, 01:12:44 PM
I like the shaving cream bettr, you can use less of it than gewl, and I recently just tried using shaving oil, and I like that too. Dont know if I like it better than the cream, I think it is a tie between the two.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on June 04, 2007, 07:49:16 PM
Back before I became a devotee of HeadSlick I prefered the shaving gel over the Cream.  Just alot less mess and it lubes the dome better.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: shavedbbc on June 04, 2007, 08:05:02 PM
no shaving cream or gel here, just stand under the running water and shave.  I get a very close shave and I get no bumps.  After I always apply aloe or another lotion containing vitamin e works great.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on June 04, 2007, 08:29:12 PM
First: welcome, second: DUDE, YOU ARE BOLD MAN!  :D

I don't think that I could do it, the bare scalp shave with water+Razor only... Tough Dude!  !i#t
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on June 04, 2007, 09:24:11 PM
no shaving cream or gel here, just stand under the running water and shave.  I get a very close shave and I get no bumps.  After I always apply aloe or another lotion containing vitamin e works great.

Damn!!!  Go ahead brother.  I don't have the stones to try that but if it works for you then good for you.  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PigPen on June 05, 2007, 08:45:19 AM
well for me it's a bit complicated but what a close shave..mix of Gillette sensitive shaving gel, headslick, and massage oil

take the shaving bowl,
add some gel, wip it up good,
then add some Head slick.. wip it again..

add some massage oil.. wip it real good.. ( the massage oil I get form Dollar Rama..)..

wet my head and apply with brush...

once I've shaved my head.. I reaply the remaining of the mixture and go for a second pass..

Thanks danyroo! Now I've got Devo stuck in my head.........

"It's not too late, to whip it
Whip it good"
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: danyroo on June 05, 2007, 11:10:22 AM
Your welcome Pigpen.... :D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Scott on June 08, 2007, 02:04:45 AM
I've seen KoS shaving gel at Albertson's. I am curious to try that stuff once the free sample arrives in the mail. Anyone here in the USA got their sample yet?

I haven't gotten mine yet either but I won't be using it if it does finally come because I went ahead and bought some a while back to try it out and it just wasn't for me.  Regular baby oil under the HeadSlick works great.  No irritation, no nicks, and smooth shaving.  The best part is that it keeps the dome moisturized the whole day.  For some people it may feel a little too oily afterwards but it doesn't bother me.  The other thing is that it hasn't clogged my pores at all and I have been using this method for a few months now.  I was worried it would being baby "oil" but no problems. 

Lance, I used the baby oil today under my HeadSlick and it really seemed to help with the irritation towards the base of my head and at the start of my neck.  Thanks for the suggestion  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on June 08, 2007, 07:40:12 AM
I've seen KoS shaving gel at Albertson's. I am curious to try that stuff once the free sample arrives in the mail. Anyone here in the USA got their sample yet?

I haven't gotten mine yet either but I won't be using it if it does finally come because I went ahead and bought some a while back to try it out and it just wasn't for me.  Regular baby oil under the HeadSlick works great.  No irritation, no nicks, and smooth shaving.  The best part is that it keeps the dome moisturized the whole day.  For some people it may feel a little too oily afterwards but it doesn't bother me.  The other thing is that it hasn't clogged my pores at all and I have been using this method for a few months now.  I was worried it would being baby "oil" but no problems. 

Lance, I used the baby oil today under my HeadSlick and it really seemed to help with the irritation towards the base of my head and at the start of my neck.  Thanks for the suggestion  O0

No Problem bro.  Glad it worked for ya.   O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Head Bald Guy on June 10, 2007, 05:08:32 PM
I had used all of the typical shave "gels" in the can which foam up as soon as you press the button and still had irritation every time I shaved. I was frustrated so I had our chemists create a very slick shave gel that does not foam. The result was a really smooth shave with no irritation. Bald Guyz Shave Gel will allow you to get a real close shave and leaves your skin very smooth. In fact because it is so lubricated it reduces the friction between the skin and the razor which actually lets you get more shaves from your blade. No matter what razor you use, you will definately get a closer and less irritating shave with our shave gel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PBurke on June 10, 2007, 05:20:46 PM
i used my wife's hair conditioner today and got a really good shave. i need to get some bald guyz stuff. love the wipes. the rest has to be good stuff.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Leigh_12play on June 10, 2007, 11:11:36 PM
I use HeadSlick, I have tried the oil by King of Shaves, I didnt like the oily residue, but it gave me a really close shave
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: KATO on June 15, 2007, 04:47:57 PM
I use HeadSlick, I have tried the oil by King of Shaves, I didnt like the oily residue, but it gave me a really close shave

I agree that the headslick product works pretty good.   I'm a relatively new headblade user, but have really liked their products thusfar.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: bearwolf56 on June 23, 2007, 05:08:08 AM
I agree with medicineman. I use a shaving soap and a brush. There's nothing like the feeling of putting warm brush on your head and face. Also the brush helps lift up the hairs as well as exfoliate the skin.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Johannes on June 23, 2007, 05:23:19 AM
I agree with medicineman. I use a shaving soap and a brush. There's nothing like the feeling of putting warm brush on your head and face. Also the brush helps lift up the hairs as well as exfoliate the skin.
Shaving soap and a brush its the best way of shaving
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: warhawk on July 01, 2007, 10:10:32 PM
dove unscented soap + regular fusion=  super smooth dome

WARHAWK O0


Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PBurke on July 04, 2007, 12:55:02 PM
i have been using the wifey's hair conditioner. been doin a damn fine job.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Timmay on July 04, 2007, 11:31:14 PM
glad to see someone else uses reg. everyday stuff.  I use the hair conditioner too.  Sometimes i just use shower gel ( soap) usually works for me.  Although when I bought the headblade sport the other day I got a same of the headslick...now that stuff is good.  I like it ..but our NEW SuperWalmart cant seem to keep stuff in stock...the shelf has been empty for like over a week now.  I can get it at CVS but it cost 4 dollars more there...so I will wait.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: frank_m on July 17, 2007, 09:55:49 PM
I use the headslick on the dome, and a shaving soap on my face.

I use my brush on the head too with the headslick, that stuff really foams up nice if you use a brush soaked in hot water.

I haven't tried the head with a shaving soap yet, I might give that a try (I have two bottles of headslick to use up first) if you have never tried a soap and a good brush, you might want to give it a try, if you like the soap, you will find it very inexpensive, because it is so concentrated, you can go a couple of months on one bar of soap if you use it right.
I watched a couple of video's on youtube about 'wetshaving', I basically took a few ideas and knowledge from those video's and apply them to conventional methods most people talk about on this forum.

IMHO take a look at the video's on youtube, weather or not you decide to actually follow the video is up to you.  I learned much from these instructional videos.

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: march on July 19, 2007, 11:06:38 PM
i tried the oil once.  it was not a good idea.  bad razor burn about 2 days of stinging.  i use mach 3 cream and mach 3 blades.  my head is starting to become easier to shave.  and a lot less razor burn.  but never oil again
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Timmay on July 28, 2007, 11:35:59 AM
I finally got the headslick about 2 weeks ago and that stuff is prolly the best on the market...so headslick is my choice
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Stu on July 28, 2007, 04:45:58 PM
Headslick lasts a long time, so there's another benefit besides the fact that it rocks.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: skinhead002 on July 30, 2007, 06:04:28 AM
Ive tried all the razors,shave soaps and brushes, etc over the years but have settled on the Headslick and Schick FX extreme.  Shave in the shower and use an expensive nylon bristle bath brush on mh head and face first beofe shaving.  that really gets the stubble standing up.  With that Schick and Headlube, I am one skinhead.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: caliwrestla on August 01, 2007, 04:32:11 PM
headslick is awesome O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: JDog on August 01, 2007, 10:28:35 PM
Been unable to find Headslick here in Australia. I use several types of creams and gels but my fav is King of Shaves senstive gel.It foams a little bit but still allows you to see what you are doing.

I am partial to the old school Gillete Lime scented foam.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on August 01, 2007, 10:41:12 PM
Been unable to find Headslick here in Australia. I use several types of creams and gels but my fav is King of Shaves senstive gel.It foams a little bit but still allows you to see what you are doing.

I am partial to the old school Gillete Lime scented foam.

I just got a package from KOS that I'm trying out.  Haven't tried that gel yet, but will be soon.

The Gillette Lime takes me back to some ol' memories.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: JDog on August 02, 2007, 12:09:36 AM
Tyler, KOS products work quite well during sink shaves as they dont foam up a lot but I think give a better lubrication for headshaving than shaving oils.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: meninstyle on August 09, 2007, 12:10:23 AM
I think shaving gels are better. They allow you to see where you want to shave, and it has a cooling effect that most creams can't give.

Why don't you try Matte For Men's antioxidant shaving gel? It has a cool smooth finish and leaves you with an inoffensive smell.

Visit Matte For Men at http://www.matteformen.com for more details.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on August 09, 2007, 03:18:39 AM
I think shaving gels are better. They allow you to see where you want to shave, and it has a cooling effect that most creams can't give.

Why don't you try Matte For Men's antioxidant shaving gel? It has a cool smooth finish and leaves you with an inoffensive smell.

Visit Matte For Men at http://www.matteformen.com for more details.

I've actually already reviewed this product here: http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=632.msg7872#msg7872
 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=632.msg7872#msg7872)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: JDog on August 10, 2007, 06:58:13 AM
Hey Tyler, Have you got a chance to try that KOS sample alphagel? I just bought a box of 10 at the local grocery store,they were on a clearance for 3 bucks each!Normally they are 10each.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on August 13, 2007, 02:24:21 AM
Yep, I've tried it out, but I haven't had a chance to write up my review yet.  Overall, it's some good stuff.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on August 13, 2007, 06:18:29 AM
I was using the HeadSlick by HB but I ran out about 5 days ago and had an old tube of the Bald Guyz shaving gel lying around.  I decided to give it a try one more time and I thought it was awesome.  I don't know if I had just forgotten about it or what with trying so many things out.  But I don't know why I ever stopped using this stuff.  The only problem I've ever had with HeadSlick is how it will tend to start drying on me if it sits too long.  I take my time shaving so I usually have to apply some extra once or twice.  Not with this Bald Guy Gel.  It stays slick and moist through the whole shave.  Another thing I liked about it was that it gives a different kind of feel.  It's like a tingling sensation when applying it.  Good stuff.  I will definitely continue to use this.  Then just for the heck of it I used the old, almost gone, tube of Bald Guyz Moisturizer.  That stuff rocks also. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SLYinKC on August 13, 2007, 10:54:08 AM
Hey, Lance, I'm with you on the moisturizing gel.  It really feels great and has been a real life saver for some of those days when I've been out in the sun for a little too long.  Did you order the shave gel online or were you able to find it in a local store?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xnewyawka on August 13, 2007, 09:05:09 PM
I was in CVS today and while looking for some HB products I came across the Bald Guyz Moisturizer, picked it up and then put it back on the shelf.

Too bad I didn't log in earlier, I would have bought it for sure.
I will have to get it tomorrow. Been looking for a soothing and protective moisturizer and this sounds like just what I need.
Thanks Lance and KC!

Joe
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Head Bald Guy on August 14, 2007, 06:44:04 PM
Hey Sly Bros.,

The Bald Guyz Shave Gel is available online for now. We are working on expanding our distribution and hope to be in drugstores in thee  near future. We have been receiving incredible comments about the shave gel.

HBG
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jusbnme on August 14, 2007, 10:11:57 PM
It is actually available to me at some select drug stores in my area.  One I know for sure always caries it is Rite-Aid.  Well, at least one of them down the road from me.  I can also find the moisturizing gel at a few of the local stores in my area.  The only problem I have is I can't find the conditioner which I believe I would love because most of the other exfoliators I use tend to dry the scalp up.  The review Mr. T did on the conditioner seems to tell me that it would be just the type of exfoliator I am looking for. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: nilagorilla on September 23, 2007, 09:39:40 PM
Love the Bald Guyz moisture gel,like it more than the head lube,even though I still use the matte once in awhile
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: blstrainerkurt on September 23, 2007, 10:55:40 PM
Hey all you SLY brothers!  Just joined and this is my first post.  Been using Headblade "Head Slick" for about 2years.  Just bought some KOS Gel yesterday.  Love em both, but may switch to KOS because the price is better.  It will be a tough choice.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on September 24, 2007, 12:56:00 AM
Hey all you SLY brothers!  Just joined and this is my first post.  Been using Headblade "Head Slick" for about 2years.  Just bought some KOS Gel yesterday.  Love em both, but may switch to KOS because the price is better.  It will be a tough choice.

Welcome Kurt!  Post up an intro so we can all give you a proper Sly welcome.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: shakf on September 24, 2007, 03:52:01 AM
I use Original source Mint and Tea Tree shaving gel. I usually go over my scalp twice with it. The 2nd time always stings but it's a good feeling.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: nilagorilla on September 25, 2007, 07:23:09 PM
valvoline 10w 40
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: WannaBePadre on September 25, 2007, 10:33:15 PM
... Holy Water ... from the fridge  ::)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ShavinMaven on October 05, 2007, 06:23:51 AM
As long as the shave gels lubricate and soothe the skin and the hair, I'm all for them.  And keep an eye out for aloe vera and menthol -- they're good natural ingredients that help make them work well.  And I guess it all boils down to if you like dispensing the shave gel from a can or a tube.  Bump Patrol offers both choices, but the tube isn't easy to find in stores.  It's on the their website though.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: baldntat05 on October 07, 2007, 08:25:58 PM
Checking in late, but for me I like Nivea for Men, Skin Essentials Shaving Gel Moisturizing for normal to dry skin.  Works great, doesn't dry out my scalp and gives a great long lasting shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jasonfieber on October 29, 2007, 07:03:56 PM
I use a cream...I use HeadLube. I gotta admit I cheat a little bit and presoak my head with KOS Alpha Shaving Oil. So I use multiple products. I have never had a cut, nick, or any irratation or dryness in over 3 years.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AdamsvilleAce on November 07, 2007, 10:37:11 AM
I've shave with ZIRH Shave gel,Edge,and ever Barbasol gel.

My new all-time favorite is the Mach 3 Shaving Gel!! So far it has done the job well.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xnewyawka on November 07, 2007, 10:54:59 AM
Ace, if you are a fan of gels, you may want to try the Fusion Hydra-gel. It's a great gel.
I have used the Mach 3 gel too, and I've found the hydra-gel works even better. Very smooth and great lubrication. As far as aerosol gels go, I think this is tops. I use it for my face and my cleanup.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: schro on November 07, 2007, 11:32:30 AM
I mentioned this elsewhere but thought I'd put it out here also. I love the HeadSlick. But since I'm trying to limit my shower shaves (to keep the water bills down to a minimum), I needed to try other methods to help reduce the clogging of the razor you get from HeadSlick. To help that, I've started adding a little bit of Barbasol Shave Cream (it's cheap) to my noggin' after I apply the HeadSlick. I find it does help reduce the clogging of the razor. Plus, I like the fact it foams up, whereas HeadSlick alone really doesn't.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Rob on November 11, 2007, 05:57:00 AM
For ages now I been using Palmolive shaving foam, sensitive, with aloe vera - Thought it did a great job until I found Palmolive shaving Gel.  I was amazed how much slicker the gel is to the foam.

Havent tried Mach 3 gel or the Fusion Hydra-gel - probably time to give 'em a go!

Gel certainly gets a smoother finish, and the smoothness lasted longer than it did with the foam - about six hours longer in fact, before the 'velcro' feel came back.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tomgallagher on November 11, 2007, 08:25:08 AM
Gillette Foamy and a Conair Hot Lather machine. Ya can't beat it on a cold morning.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: nomad on November 11, 2007, 08:47:30 PM
I went trough a whole bunch of different gels from gillete to headslick and the best for a great shave and NO clogging is KOS shave gel. I have recently been using the KOS oil with the gel and its AWESOME.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on November 12, 2007, 02:41:15 PM
I mentioned this elsewhere but thought I'd put it out here also. I love the HeadSlick. But since I'm trying to limit my shower shaves (to keep the water bills down to a minimum), I needed to try other methods to help reduce the clogging of the razor you get from HeadSlick. To help that, I've started adding a little bit of Barbasol Shave Cream (it's cheap) to my noggin' after I apply the HeadSlick. I find it does help reduce the clogging of the razor. Plus, I like the fact it foams up, whereas HeadSlick alone really doesn't.

Just got some HeadSlick to try, and BOY what a shave, face has never cleaned up so easily.  For the scalp, that was soaking up the HeadSlick while I shaved the face, I put some more hot water on with my hands and reworked the lather then shaved it.  CLEAN, SMOOTH and  COMFORTABLE.  Using a Power Fusion, I didn't have any problems with clogging, maybe that's because I use my face soap before the shaving lather.  But the shave--it's over eight hours and I'm just beginning to feel anything, and just barely where the hair seems to grow fastest oddly enough on top where I had the thinnest areas!  This stuff is a keeper.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Voltaire on November 19, 2007, 09:05:02 PM

After I wake up and get some coffee, I stick the old dome in the sink for a minute or two (tepid or warm water). Get a good soaking.

I take a few drops of tea tree oil or olive oil rub it on the dome, apply a quarter-sized portion of either HeadLube, Lubriderm, or the generic Lubriderm and rub it in good.

If the lotion even looks like its drying, I add a few drops of water while shaving with the HB Sport. Flip the HB Sport around and do the back VERY slowly and in straight lines (since I have a big scar on the back of my dome).

Nivea would prob'ly work fine, but  like the lubriderm or generic version with a few drops of some oil. Then after the shower, I put a quarter-sized portion of HB glossy on the dome or the HB clear head oil (which burns, but gives a good shine all day).
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xr2 on November 20, 2007, 03:29:01 PM
Neutrogena skin clearing shave cream works best for me.  It is more like a lotion in texture.  Works good.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: warhawk on November 20, 2007, 03:33:14 PM
xr2...welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  post up in the INTRO section so that we can give ya a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Bald_freak on November 29, 2007, 02:54:29 PM
Head Slick followed by Nivea's Extra Cooling Balm is the winning combo for ole Freak.  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: froze on December 05, 2007, 07:31:33 AM
Right now I have Headslick and Gillette Gel and like both!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Deadbob on February 21, 2008, 01:23:16 AM
I've been using a shaving brush with shaving soap & creams a few months ago.

Recently i have been using either the Lavender or Rose Shaving Soap from Pirate Cove Soap works and Trumper's Sandalwood cream
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BBatts on April 01, 2008, 01:34:44 PM
I love the Gillette Fusion Shaving cream for my head, Jack Black beard lube is also fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: NAVRN on April 05, 2008, 02:48:14 PM
Tried it all............ EDGE GEL seems best for me!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: R o b 6 on April 07, 2008, 08:08:22 AM
Tried it all............ EDGE GEL seems best for me!!
I agree with you NAVRN. Another EDGE GEL user here. I've tried others over the years, but swear by it. Based on the reviews from SLYinKC and others, I recently started using a thin layer of Shave Secret under it and the results are even better. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: dawg on April 07, 2008, 11:43:50 AM
hello everyone

First post,great site by the way.
Been shaving my dome for 15 years,used gel,foam,the lot,but run out of gel and decided to use a cream one
evening that my daughter had been prescribed by the doctor for mild eczema DIPROBASE,worked a treat.

Been shaving  both dome and face with it for over ten years,great shave and no irratation or burning.
12 for 500g tub lasts me  for 7 or 8 months great value for your money as well and no need for moisturisors
at all.
Looking forward to chatting to you guys,i,m fom BELFAST, N.IRELAND by the way O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: warhawk on April 08, 2008, 04:52:46 PM
dawg:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  post up in the INTRODUCTION section of the forum so that we can give U  a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: buddha on April 09, 2008, 06:58:29 PM
Used to use Edge but this time around I decided to use HeadSlick and it worked very well. After reading about Shave Secret in this thread I decided to try a bottle. WOW! That stuff gave me the smoothest shave I have ever had. Very little drag, even against the grain and has a nice tingle and pleasant smell. One of these days I'm gonna try the Secret under the Slick and see how that works.
Too bad they don't have a Nobel Sly Prize.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SlyBaldDude on April 09, 2008, 07:02:47 PM
Soap.  Bar of soap in the shower.  I run the blade over the dome against the grain until it is smooth.  Sometimes I will let a day pass with no shave;  I get a better shave that way.  Then a little head lube matte.  Head lube keeps it from growing back as quickly;  at least during the first 24 hours.  I realize this isn't a proven fact,  but for me it is true.  Also,  try to stand upright as much as possible.  Hair grows slower when it has to go against gravity ..
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: warhawk on April 09, 2008, 10:45:11 PM
One of these days I'm gonna try the Secret under the Slick and see how that works.
buddha:  the shave secret underneath the headslick is an awesome combination. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: fcb2001 on April 10, 2008, 10:13:15 AM
same with me , edge gel works the best, if iam shaving with the mach 3 trubo or the quattro, i use the edge shave gel, if i use the headblade sport, i use the headslick

Tried it all............ EDGE GEL seems best for me!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: parksie on April 10, 2008, 09:19:23 PM
My favorite kind of gel to use is the aveeno positively smooth gel the one with the light blue cap.  As of today before I lather up with that I spray my head with the mooreunique hydroglide spray it is pretty slick!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Dooj on April 10, 2008, 09:22:00 PM
I've tried a lot of gels, creams and oils.  I have been sticking with the edge gel , it doesn't gunk up the razor as much as headslick and I get a real smooth shave. For me, my stubble doesn't grow back as quick when shaving with edge.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Nick912 on April 10, 2008, 09:22:17 PM
My favorite kind of gel to use is the aveeno positively smooth gel the one with the light blue cap.  As of today before I lather up with that I spray my head with the mooreunique hydroglide spray it is pretty slick!

Yo Parksie! I did a review on Moor Unique Hydrogilde and love it! It is super slick stuff huh?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: parksie on April 10, 2008, 09:35:47 PM
Yes sir! I like it a lot!! It is going to be part of my normal routine now!!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: buddha on April 13, 2008, 03:09:39 PM
So, I tried the Shave Secret with the Head Slick over it. I seemed to have not quite as good a result as with the Shave Secret alone. It almost seems as though the lather from the Head Slick broke down the Shave Secret somewhat. I think I'll stick with the Secret alone.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tommo on April 25, 2008, 02:40:50 PM
once again i stick with what im most happy with gillette sens gel, no cuts or burns ....cool
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Head Bald Guy on May 29, 2008, 07:48:38 PM
Ok guys, I have been reading all the threads about shaving, bumps etc..and want to put out a challenge. Everyone has different remedies for razor bumps, a close shave etc. Mixing shave oul with shave cream, oil alone, etc, etc.

For the first 50 Sly Bald Guyz who want to try out Bald Guyz Shave Gel I will give them a tube FREE as long as they complete a survey and provide honest answers. Bald Guyz Shave Gel will provide a closer shave, help eliminate razor bumps and irritation (better when you combine it with Moisuture Gel after).

All you have to do is send the Email to me @   info@baldguyz.com and put Sly Shave Survey in the subject line. Provide your name and address and the shave gel will be on the way.

We want to PROVE that we have the best for the head and face and look forward to the challenge.

HBG
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on May 29, 2008, 11:04:43 PM
Ok guys, I have been reading all the threads about shaving, bumps etc..and want to put out a challenge. Everyone has different remedies for razor bumps, a close shave etc. Mixing shave oul with shave cream, oil alone, etc, etc.

For the first 50 Sly Bald Guyz who want to try out Bald Guyz Shave Gel I will give them a tube FREE as long as they complete a survey and provide honest answers. Bald Guyz Shave Gel will provide a closer shave, help eliminate razor bumps and irritation (better when you combine it with Moisuture Gel after).

All you have to do is send the Email to me @   info@baldguyz.com and put Sly Shave Survey in the subject line. Provide your name and address and the shave gel will be on the way.

We want to PROVE that we have the best for the head and face and look forward to the challenge.

HBG


Awesome!  You guys should take him up on this for sure!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Deadbob on May 30, 2008, 05:32:34 AM
E-mail away
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on May 30, 2008, 04:11:32 PM
I emailed him late last night. Hopefully I made in the first 50
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: HeadbladerBob on June 04, 2008, 02:03:14 PM
I prefer to use gels as they are better than the traditional shave creams.   Shaving creams works, but not as good as gels imho
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: zzaapp on June 20, 2008, 09:17:14 PM
OK, I know I'm gonna get blasted for using such a "girlie product", but...

I find Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter to be much smoother for shaving than shaving cream or gel...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: buuckkweet on June 26, 2008, 05:38:07 PM
I mentioned this elsewhere but thought I'd put it out here also. I love the HeadSlick. But since I'm trying to limit my shower shaves (to keep the water bills down to a minimum), I needed to try other methods to help reduce the clogging of the razor you get from HeadSlick. To help that, I've started adding a little bit of Barbasol Shave Cream (it's cheap) to my noggin' after I apply the HeadSlick. I find it does help reduce the clogging of the razor. Plus, I like the fact it foams up, whereas HeadSlick alone really doesn't.

Hi schro!

Just tried your idea.  Used about a quarter sized bit of HeadSlick, let sit 4 a minute, put on that some Edge Gel Extra Protection.  Went to work with the ol' Mach 3.  By far, the easiest, smoooothest, and most comfortable shave yet!

Thanks So Much!!! O0 O0 O0   
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: FR8TRAIN on June 26, 2008, 05:41:13 PM
I mentioned this elsewhere but thought I'd put it out here also. I love the HeadSlick. But since I'm trying to limit my shower shaves (to keep the water bills down to a minimum), I needed to try other methods to help reduce the clogging of the razor you get from HeadSlick. To help that, I've started adding a little bit of Barbasol Shave Cream (it's cheap) to my noggin' after I apply the HeadSlick. I find it does help reduce the clogging of the razor. Plus, I like the fact it foams up, whereas HeadSlick alone really doesn't.

Hi schro!

Just tried your idea.  Used about a quarter sized bit of HeadSlick, let sit 4 a minute, put on that some Edge Gel Extra Protection.  Wet to work with the ol' Mach 3.  By far, the easiest, smoooothest, and most comfortable shave yet!

Thanks So Much!!! O0 O0 O0   

OOOOHH, I'm gonna have to try that with my HeadBlade! I just picked up a mirror that has suction cups on the back so I can finally shave my head in the shower. Thanks for the info. I'll let you guys know how it works for me. O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: buuckkweet on June 26, 2008, 05:47:58 PM
Hey Fr8!

Go for it!  Hope it works for ya!  Cool picture!  You got the super shiny Sly look Going! O:O 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: FR8TRAIN on June 26, 2008, 06:41:07 PM
Thanks Buuckweet! Now that I have a mirror in the shower, I can shave in there like the Big Boys do! ;D ;D

That shine comes from my Coppertone SPF 15 Continuous Spray Sunscreen. :@` Gotta use it out here in California!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: buuckkweet on June 26, 2008, 07:01:18 PM
The sun is pretty unforgiving in California!!!!  With great respect I'd figure you would need some serous SPF ratings...

Here in Illinois the mercury hit over 90 degrees and I was using Coppertone SPF 50 (industrial strength)  and still got slightly red.  Got home and immediately used the walgreens aloe vera on my melon.  Feels great right out of the fridge!!!!! 8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: FR8TRAIN on June 26, 2008, 10:50:53 PM
Believe it or not SPF 15 does me just fine as I'm not out in the sun full-time on a daily basis. I know how that same sun can really get you in the mid-west as I grew up in Michigan. I also spent 10 years in Florida and I would use an SPF 50 down there. O0 The sun can be very unforgiving at times.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: RICKYBOBBY74 on June 30, 2008, 02:59:47 PM
rite now i'm using the king of shaves anti-bacterial shave gel. it works good but has a strong scent which can be a bit overpowering. using it w/ the fusion manual and its been the closest, smoothest shave so far.I originally started out w/ disposable gillettes and edge gel, then the sensor excel w/edge, then i finally brokedown and got the headblade. i really liked the headblade but at the end of the day, it just was too awkward feeling for me and didnt really deliver a smooth shave for me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: The Zook on July 07, 2008, 09:13:27 AM
Currently trying to decide between Shave Secret and Paficic Shaving Company for shaving oil of choice. I'm leaning toward the Shave Secret because it's available locally.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jumissa.fi on July 09, 2008, 01:06:54 PM
I prefer gillettes foam..  :D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Legion on July 09, 2008, 11:09:11 PM
I shave my head and my face with purely water, nothing more.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Michael on July 23, 2008, 09:15:54 PM
I am trying things on a weekly basis.  Dig the fusion (but need more passes to get the lil' hair streaks)  The HB is cool, but not down the backside and the nape.  Been using Headslick with a witchhazel then alcohol after splash.  Mmmmmmmh... lovin the burn!  Tightens my pores like my bum in a room full of randy rhinos!  Think will try KOS anti-bacterial in a week or so.  I still have severe wounds on the back of the dome from going fast and pressing too hard with the HB.  Waiting for them to clear up.  I keep Gillette Complete Skin Care and Bald Guyz moisturizers in the fridge.  Nice cool down after breakfast. I use whatever one I manage to find first. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: J Digory on August 07, 2008, 11:29:20 PM
Man, I use Headblade once every single day and most of the time twice a day and have yet to cut myself in over a month.
Anyway, for a couple weeks now I have been using a St Ives body soap on my head and lathering it up and shaving it. I don't "soften" the hair first...it's only a millimeter or so long...not sure how soft it can actually get. I don't use any exfoliant...nothing fancy. Between the Headblade brand lotion and some spf, my head stays moist well enough that I don't worry about drying it out with extra soap time on the head.

So, I have moved from gel to soap.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: gardner179 on August 16, 2008, 01:53:39 PM
I use king of shaves,  kintexium shaving oil, this is the best shaving oil i have ever used.i have tried all the standard king of shaves oils , as well as somersets and total shave solution oil[this is the worst oil i have tried, used it once, the razor seemed to drag across the scalp and resulted in a rarther large flake of skin being removed from the dome, ouch.] i always shave in the shower,  after washing i use  a exfoliator then i massage in three spurts of oil on the dome, two for face shaving, i then rinse under the shower, followed by a cold rinse to close the pores, and then to finish i apply nivia extreme comfort after shave balm or headlube matte, hope this helps.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: smoothpate on August 22, 2008, 12:22:25 PM
I tried Gillette Foamy when I first started shaving but I tended to get a few nicks here and there.   :( I switched to Edge Gel for Sensitive Skin (Orange cap) and it worked great on my head, but I couldn't get as close of a shave on my face.  :-\ I switched to Edge Gel for Tough Beards (Maroon cap) and it worked great but left my face feeling dry.  :-\ So I switched to Edge Gel with Vitamin E (Purple cap) and that has worked best of all   O0 plus it keeps both my head and face moisturized which is essential out here in the desert.

On a recent weekend trip I picked up a travel size of Gillette Series Gel (because Target stopped carring the travel size of Edge) and I wasn't really impressed with it.  :( It left my head and face with a greasy feel.  :Xo!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Sly Red on August 22, 2008, 12:30:13 PM
BaldGuyz Gel and a good shaving oil under it.  Can't beat it.

Red
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: wpruitt on August 23, 2008, 11:19:58 AM
Edge Gel.  Get the one for thick hair.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Srben on August 24, 2008, 08:06:33 PM
First post! Woo hoo! I tried the water only method. It works surprisingly well.  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SLYinKC on August 24, 2008, 08:22:13 PM
First post! Woo hoo! I tried the water only method. It works surprisingly well.  O0


All I can say is "OUCH".... Was there no blood involved???
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on August 24, 2008, 09:05:40 PM
First post! Woo hoo! I tried the water only method. It works surprisingly well.  O0


All I can say is "OUCH".... Was there no blood involved???

I've shaved a few times just using water and a Mach 3.  It did suprise me how well it worked, although I don't think I had as close a shave.  No cuts though.

A friend of mine uses water only, he says any shave lube/gel/foam makes him break out.

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Shaf on August 25, 2008, 05:31:38 AM
BaldGuyz Gel and a good shaving oil under it.  Can't beat it.

Red


Ditto,  BaldGuyz Gel with with either Hot Six Oil/Shave Secret/Musgo Pre Shave Oil
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: nomad on August 25, 2008, 08:05:08 AM
First post! Woo hoo! I tried the water only method. It works surprisingly well.  O0


All I can say is "OUCH".... Was there no blood involved???

I've shaved a few times just using water and a Mach 3.  It did suprise me how well it worked, although I don't think I had as close a shave.  No cuts though.

A friend of mine uses water only, he says any shave lube/gel/foam makes him break out.



I shaved my face for years with just splashing on hot water, I haven't done the dome yet that way but I'm sure it might happen some day. I have been in my truck and reallized that I missed a spot and hit it dry with my HB that I keep in my truck to model for the pics that I've posted up here.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Srben on August 25, 2008, 11:04:27 PM
No, no blood or cuts. I went out last night and bought Head Slick. It works good too.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: IRONHORSE on August 29, 2008, 11:51:20 PM
I use Shave Secret shaving oil. It took a little getting used to, but I love being able to go over and over my head to get that perfectly smooth shave - something I couldn't do with with shaving cream. I've been shaving my head for over 10 years now.

Update: I have switched! I still use Shave Secret, but now I use it in combination with Head Slick. This "dynamic duo" makes my dome ULTRA slick, and I can sling that razor around as much as I want with zero friction.  I can't remember who recommended it, but whoever you are, THANKS! This is by far the smoothest headshave I have ever experienced! O0 O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: abdominator3 on October 22, 2008, 08:17:24 AM
well after using and experimenting with many razors I have come to the conclusion that mach3 turbo works the best for me! And I just started using livon hair fluid oil as a shaving lubricant  dang! This is the slickest product I have ever used very smooth shave  no blade clogging bloody brilliant!its unbelievable! 8) Like headslick azwel...




                                   BE BALd BE PROUD
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: time2shine on October 22, 2008, 02:28:40 PM
well after using and experimenting with many razors I have come to the conclusion that mach3 turbo works the best for me! And I just started using livon hair fluid oil as a shaving lubricant  dang! This is the slickest product I have ever used very smooth shave  no blade clogging bloody brilliant!its unbelievable! 8) Like headslick azwel...




                                   BE BALd BE PROUD

... Man.. a day after i ordered the famed ROLLING RAZOR, you came to this conclusion.  We'll see what kind of results i get from the RR.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: The Zook on October 22, 2008, 02:37:00 PM
A little advice...

Use the minimum amount of pressure you can with the Rolling Razor, it doesn't take much. For me it was best to get the technique down on my face first, then move to my head.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Brkeatr on October 22, 2008, 04:55:35 PM
well after using and experimenting with many razors I have come to the conclusion that mach3 turbo works the best for me! And I just started using livon hair fluid oil as a shaving lubricant  dang! This is the slickest product I have ever used very smooth shave  no blade clogging bloody brilliant!its unbelievable! 8) Like headslick azwel...




                                   BE BALd BE PROUD

... Man.. a day after i ordered the famed ROLLING RAZOR, you came to this conclusion.  We'll see what kind of results i get from the RR.


Hmmmm....I thought someone was hooked on the RR last week....wonder what happened??
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Dome of Steele on November 01, 2008, 01:09:01 PM
I use generic or gillete shave foam.  It works fine and it is so cheap compared to any headslick or oil or anything like that.  The foam also doesn't gunk up the blade. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Brkeatr on November 01, 2008, 04:56:04 PM
I went back to using headslick on the noggin since brother Mike suggested using the brush....works great and you can really work up the lather and save on headslick to boot.... O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Flibustier on November 02, 2008, 12:44:50 PM
Hello everyone,
Been shaving for a long time (17 or 18 years not sure), and i use cream with new blade everytime.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Brkeatr on November 02, 2008, 01:15:40 PM
Hello everyone,
Been shaving for a long time (17 or 18 years not sure), and i use cream with new blade everytime.


What brand of blades do you use bro? Do you throw out your blade after 1 shave?

Wow.....just curious.....lol......

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Will on November 03, 2008, 11:47:08 AM
After speaking to another Sly Bro about cutting down on routine time and saving money I've given the old Edge Gel a try again with some inexpensive razors.  It actually didn't do too bad.  It's like I almost hate to admit it but there really wasn't that much of a difference with this routine and my usual long and costly one.   :-\  I got some Sensitive Edge Shave Gel and some Sensitive Schick SlimTwin blades.  Schick has a new kind out that only has two blades with a little device you can push which will clean the blades out after every pass.  The gel actually was way better than the HeadSlick or anything like it in my opinion because it stays foamed a lot longer.  With the HeadSlick I have to keep adding to my dome.  The Edge was only $2.50 for 8oz.  I may even have to give the good ol' Barbasol Foam a try next.  That stuff is only $1.25 for 8oz in my area.   
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: time2shine on November 03, 2008, 11:52:02 AM
It's like I almost hate to admit it but there really wasn't that much of a difference with this routine and my usual long and costly one. 

That's great, dude.  The cheaper the better, imo.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Brkeatr on November 03, 2008, 12:31:04 PM
  The gel actually was way better than the HeadSlick or anything like it in my opinion because it stays foamed a lot longer.  With the HeadSlick I have to keep adding to my dome. 


I changed to gel because of that also. Then Mikekoz came up with the shaving brush idea and it works great with the headslick. Just wet a shaving brush and put a dab of headslick on top of the noggin and work it in....get lots of foam and even have enough left over in the brush to shave the face without using any more..... O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: abdominator3 on November 04, 2008, 05:58:37 AM
any of u used the extra virgin olive oil yet?? 8)

 very very nice.. O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Will on November 04, 2008, 07:08:04 AM
any of u used the extra virgin olive oil yet?? 8)

 very very nice.. O0

Haven't tried it yet but I've heard more and more people talking about it.  I just never liked the way oils felt.  I used a King of Shaves oil for a while but it always left my dome feeling too oily afterward.  Almost greasy.  How does the olive oil leave you head feeling after the shave?  And do you put anything on it afterward as a moisturizer?  Well, I guess you wouldn't have to, huh?  The olive oil probably takes care of that. 

Oh yeah, and about those Schick SlimTwin Blades.  I'd skip them.  That is if anyone was thinking about trying them out.  My stubble came back so quick it wasn't funny.  Plus my head has all kinds of little razor bumps on it this morning.  The Edge Gel is still ok in my book but I'm not getting these dinky razors again. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: abdominator3 on November 04, 2008, 10:41:25 AM
hey lance... I have used many oils.. king of shaves, pacific, total shaving solution, shave secret,baby oil.
until I started using the extra virgin O.O on the advise of my doctor.find it to be the best among the lot. The trick is not to use lots of it, and its not invisible or clear like most oils, and you will kno where u have applied it. Be assured no burns, irritation, zero nicks.very close shave, no gels or creams can get me as close.
yup u are right it acts as a great moisturizer azwell, as its very similar to the oil produced by our skin.
an interesting observation with it is after u finish the shave dry ur blade you can put a lil layer of it on the blades , helps in keeping the blade shiny crisp and sharp..
Give it a try bro, use only the extra virgin one. 8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Will on November 04, 2008, 10:44:01 AM
hey lance... I have used many oils.. king of shaves, pacific, total shaving solution, shave secret,baby oil.
until I started using the extra virgin O.O on the advise of my doctor.find it to be the best among the lot. The trick is not to use lots of it, and its not invisible or clear like most oils, and you will kno where u have applied it. Be assured no burns, irritation, zero nicks.very close shave, no gels or creams can get me as close.
yup u are right it acts as a great moisturizer azwell, as its very similar to the oil produced by our skin.
an interesting observation with it is after u finish the shave dry ur blade you can put a lil layer of it on the blades , helps in keeping the blade shiny crisp and sharp..
Give it a try bro, use only the extra virgin one. 8)

Thanks for the advice bro.   O0  I've tried just about every product out there even when I shouldn't have been spending the money.   ;D  Why not the olive oil?  I'll give it a go on the next shave. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jumissa.fi on November 05, 2008, 04:34:33 AM
The cheaper the better, imo.

So, whats ur routine then time2shine? ( im also wanna be sly at cheap lol ) never relly succeed though  :*))
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: HeadbladerBob on November 05, 2008, 06:32:23 AM
I just experimented with the Nivea Extreme Comfort Gel and got great results
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: time2shine on November 05, 2008, 08:55:00 AM
The cheaper the better, imo.

So, whats ur routine then time2shine? ( im also wanna be sly at cheap lol ) never relly succeed though  :*))

Although I prefer cheap, it's not neccessarily cheap :).
My routine -
Generic apricot scrub
Use Head Slick
Mach 3 shave
Cold water rinse
Nivea soothing balm

In another post i was mentioning how i'm trying to conserve water, so I guess that can be considered cheap   ;D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: shavedGabe on November 14, 2008, 04:57:41 PM
I personally use gel by edge and/or old spice, it works great and cant be beat (so far).  8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BruceWillisJunior on November 17, 2008, 03:09:30 AM
Neither, I use a generic Skin Creme thats basically generic Noxema with a big twist top lid, its about $2.00 for 16 Oz. jar and  I take a spoon and rake out 3 or 4 heaping Tablespoons into a coffee mug , I heat that in the microwave till its just warm maybe 8 seconds, and I slather that on my face and head, then let it sit  for at least 5 minutes sometimes 10 minutes , then I break out the headblade with a double sensor or triple HB and go to work, that mentholated eucalyptus camphor creme does wonders especially when its heated up and being that its cheap to use I don't care how much I use, because all shaving creams/gels that I've used don't do anything for me except get me a nicked head no matter what blade I'm using, I will also use Suave advanced regular hand lotion sometimes (again) I pump out a good bit in a coffee mug then warm it up in the microwave a few seconds but mainly my choice is the generic Noxema , you can find it in WalMart usually under the name Medicated Skin Creme it will say in small print "compare to Noxema". To me all these shaving cremes and gels thats designed for shaving are way to over-priced for the amount you get and just sit on top of my skin doing nothing, that warmed up generic Noxema I use is real messy but it does wonders, I'm thinking about going back to a Braun microfoil shaver , I used to use one of those but I had to go over my head twice a day to keep smooth, I spend a fortune on blades, blades are my biggest expense as they probably are to most of us, I've been shaving bald for 6 years now almost 7.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Mikekoz13 on November 17, 2008, 04:02:55 AM
Neither, I use a generic Skin Creme thats basically generic Noxema with a big twist top lid, its about $2.00 for 16 Oz. jar and  I take a spoon and rake out 3 or 4 heaping Tablespoons into a coffee mug , I heat that in the microwave till its just warm maybe 8 seconds, and I slather that on my face and head, then let it sit  for at least 5 minutes sometimes 10 minutes , then I break out the headblade with a double sensor or triple HB and go to work, that mentholated eucalyptus camphor creme does wonders especially when its heated up and being that its cheap to use I don't care how much I use, because all shaving creams/gels that I've used don't do anything for me except get me a nicked head no matter what blade I'm using, I will also use Suave advanced regular hand lotion sometimes (again) I pump out a good bit in a coffee mug then warm it up in the microwave a few seconds but mainly my choice is the generic Noxema , you can find it in WalMart usually under the name Medicated Skin Creme it will say in small print "compare to Noxema". To me all these shaving cremes and gels thats designed for shaving are way to over-priced for the amount you get and just sit on top of my skin doing nothing, that warmed up generic Noxema I use is real messy but it does wonders, I'm thinking about going back to a Braun microfoil shaver , I used to use one of those but I had to go over my head twice a day to keep smooth, I spend a fortune on blades, blades are my biggest expense as they probably are to most of us, I've been shaving bald for 6 years now almost 7.

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Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BruceWillisJunior on November 17, 2008, 08:50:02 AM
To Lance, yes it does give the scalp a tingly zing , the menthol,eucalyptus,camphor in that  knockoff noxema skin creme works better than any other lotion or shaving creme/gel that I've ever used, I swear by it, and I have extremely sensitive skin and I'm a perfectionist when it comes to getting a smooth shave, and the main thing is the price , $2.00 -$2.50 a 16 oz. jar...you can't beat that, it makes me ill to see these tiny tubes and bottles of fancy named oils,cremes,gels and there like 2 oz. to 6 oz. and have like $6.00-to $10.00 or even more price tags and they don't even do as good. Blades in my opinion are already over-priced and I'm glad I found a method that cuts down the price, my method is messy but its a trade off that I find worth it.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Hook'Em on November 17, 2008, 10:49:49 AM
To Lance, yes it does give the scalp a tingly zing , the menthol,eucalyptus,camphor in that  knockoff noxema skin creme works better than any other lotion or shaving creme/gel that I've ever used, I swear by it, and I have extremely sensitive skin and I'm a perfectionist when it comes to getting a smooth shave, and the main thing is the price , $2.00 -$2.50 a 16 oz. jar...you can't beat that, it makes me ill to see these tiny tubes and bottles of fancy named oils,cremes,gels and there like 2 oz. to 6 oz. and have like $6.00-to $10.00 or even more price tags and they don't even do as good. Blades in my opinion are already over-priced and I'm glad I found a method that cuts down the price, my method is messy but its a trade off that I find worth it.

Thanks brother.  After running some errand today I went ahead and picked up a jar of noxema cream.  I had to get the "real stuff" because the store I was in didn't have the knock off brand.  But if it works good for me I'll be sure to go somewhere else to get the knock off stuff next time.  Thanks for the info and for sharing your routine.  I totally agree with you about the gels/foams/oils and others.  The only one that has done me any justice is Bald Guyz shaving gel but even that, sorry to say BG fans, doesn't stay long enough.  I always find I have to put more on.  I do remember a long while back when I tried a shaving cream it worked very well.  But it was a name brand like neutragena and was way too expensive to get again.  I think it's because they are basically like lotions and it makes for a really slick surface for the blade to glide.  I think most gels/foams/oils just give too much drag.  I let you know how this routine works for me.  I'm going to use my refillable Schick Exteme with it.  It's the best blade for me because of the "flex" in the blades.  Compared to Mach 3 and HeadBlade anyway.  The last two mentioned just don't seem to get into the grooves on my head good enough.  Plus for some reason with me the Schick Extreme stays sharp for a long time.  I can use one blade for a couple of weeks.  What blade do you use with the cream?


I use the Bald Guyz gel and I have to disagree. It stays slick as long as you keep re-wetting your head. I apply about a dime's worth to start, make a pass, put my hand under the water and re-wet my head and it's as slick as before.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: shavedGabe on November 17, 2008, 12:26:18 PM
Im definitely up for gel perferably Edge gel (thats what I have tried so far, and am able to afford).
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BruceWillisJunior on November 17, 2008, 09:51:12 PM
To Lance , even if you do use the Noxema brand which at WalMart is around $3.80 I think , and you stick with it, you will still save money compared to the other expensive "shaving cremes/gels", I go back to it occasionally when I can't find the generic Noxema, between the 2 to me they are identical in results, its just the generic is like $2.50 so theres like almost a $1.50 difference.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BruceWillisJunior on November 18, 2008, 10:05:01 PM
To Lance, and if  the manufacturers new that people were shaving with it, you better believe they would re-label the name and put "new and improved shaving whatever" on it and jack up the price like all the other shaving stuff and then down size the jar , this is how I have been saving money for a few years, and as for the after shave for my peeled onion , get this, I use a generic brand of hemorrhoid ointment , its yellowish in color, kind of thick and greasy, I put a speck on the top, on the side, the other side, and the back, I rub it in, and that takes care of any razor burn, theres shark liver oil in it which draws the skin up, it also gives that nice Mr. Clean sheen. A tube of that will last me many many months and its only a little over $2.00 a tube, very greasy on the hands but thats why I use Lava hand soap and it comes right off, my method is odd and unusual but it works for me, I feel better knowing that I'm saving money.  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xnewyawka on November 27, 2008, 09:33:57 AM
Definitely had to make the switch back to the Bald Guyz Shave Gel. 

Not sure what it was about the Noxema stuff.  It did give a good feel to the dome when shaving but a while afterward my head would start feeling very oily. 

Lance, you should stick with what works for you. I think each product will work differently for everyone, and not all will yield great results. Depends on the persons hair type, skin, etc.
I keep a rotation of HeadSlick, BGuyz Ultimate, Kos Alphagel and I also use two oils.
These work well for me, and I see no need to go out and spend extra money to try things that aren't really made for shaving.
You seem to jump on any suggestion like it's the be all, end all. Then it turns out you're not happy with it after all.  Stick with the tried and true, bro.     O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: PE#1 on November 27, 2008, 06:52:01 PM
Definitely had to make the switch back to the Bald Guyz Shave Gel. 

Not sure what it was about the Noxema stuff.  It did give a good feel to the dome when shaving but a while afterward my head would start feeling very oily. 
You seem to jump on any suggestion like it's the be all, end all. Then it turns out you're not happy with it after all.  Stick with the tried and true, bro.     O0

You're right man.  I do tend to get overzealous about new shaving products when they are mentioned. 

It's just that when someone mentions a new "method" I like to give it a shot just out of curiosity.  That's all.  Because who knows?  It may work better and if it's less expensive, then that's even better.

But so far none of the "others" have been able to top Bald Guyz line of products.  So that's why I'm still using it. 



Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xnewyawka on November 28, 2008, 01:50:45 PM
Definitely had to make the switch back to the Bald Guyz Shave Gel. 

Not sure what it was about the Noxema stuff.  It did give a good feel to the dome when shaving but a while afterward my head would start feeling very oily. 
You seem to jump on any suggestion like it's the be all, end all. Then it turns out you're not happy with it after all.  Stick with the tried and true, bro.     O0

You're right man.  I do tend to get overzealous about new shaving products when they are mentioned. 

It's just that when someone mentions a new "method" I like to give it a shot just out of curiosity.  That's all.  Because who knows?  It may work better and if it's less expensive, then that's even better.

But so far none of the "others" have been able to top Bald Guyz line of products.  So that's why I'm still using it. 



I hear you bro. I'm all in for trying new things also, but what I was saying is I use these products and they work very well (BGuyz has a slight edge).
I will try new things too, once I am finished with one of the other items.  There's only so much room in the cabinet, and it's already well stocked, lol.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: OzPete on November 28, 2008, 09:19:45 PM
Gillette Mach3 Gel  8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: cargoguy on November 29, 2008, 03:50:23 PM
I use a Shick Extreme razor and Nivea cream for men...works great, no cuts and a much closer shave than foam or gel...Just discovered it this week.  8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Stevo on December 14, 2008, 10:48:51 AM
I got one of those little samples of Headslick included with my order of fresh Sensor Adaptors, and oh my freaking gord that stuff is awesome.  Tomorrow I am going to go out and buy a whole bottle of the stuff, and I may never buy another can of shave gel again.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Dome of Steele on December 25, 2008, 11:07:55 PM
I've been experimenting and I've decided that gel is superior to cream.  I thought cream was better because it was cheaper before, but I realized that you don't have to use as much gel so it doesn't matter that it's a little more. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TANK25 on January 03, 2009, 04:21:36 AM
I use Gillette foamy.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Ian on January 03, 2009, 09:17:21 AM
Ive just ran out of Shave Gel from Bald Guyz - i found it to be really good stuff,but having a problem picking it up locally.I can get it off the internet,but wanted to see if there is anything in the KOS range of equal or better quality??

Any ideas?



Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DaithiSean on January 03, 2009, 12:07:54 PM
Used to use the shaving soap block that I used on my face then used shaving cream.  However have recently been  converted to Headlades Headslick and found it the best thing - it's a pity that it's just so expensive here in the UK   :o as there are only few places on the web (in the UK) that supply the headblade range and to use the US sites costs the Earth in shipping.

Perhaps I need to arrange a trip to the States and stock up at Walgreens !  :-\
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: RockloudRockhard88 on January 04, 2009, 12:53:21 PM
i just used Barbasol Aloe shaving cream on my head this morning with my mach 3 it was awesome!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jagman on January 05, 2009, 05:35:47 AM
Hey Daithisean

I have the same problem getting HB merchandise in the UK, but sometimes you can get real bargains on eBay - I've bought Headlube for 3.99 (+1.99 p&p) which is much cheaper than buying from eRetailers; I just look each week to see if there are any good deals on HB (or Bald Guyz) stuff. Actually, I've just ordered some BG shave cream/mosturiser:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=370139613855

Because I like to use a variety of stuff, I also keep an eye open in supermarkets. You can get Nivea Exfoliator at about a third off at the moment in Tesco and in Sainsbury's you can buy St Ives Face Scrub for 1.99 (half price). Nivea shave gel is often on special offer at Superdrug/Wilkinsons and is my second choice to HeadSlick.

Cheers

Neil

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Brkeatr on January 05, 2009, 05:49:54 AM
If you use Headslick, try a shaving brush. Put a dollop of headslick on your nogging and try working it in with a wet shaving brush. It's fantastic and works up quite a lather...!!   O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Wil87 on January 05, 2009, 05:58:40 AM
I got some "Molton Brown Super Shave" for Christmas and I must say it is spectacular! Really superior to everything I have ever used, although it is probably superior in price!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Sly Red on January 05, 2009, 07:27:22 AM
Molton Brown is a very high end line, but I love their products.  I'm partial to King of Shaves MagnaGel.

Red
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Rob on January 05, 2009, 03:47:56 PM
I use King of Shaves Alphagel 8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Shaf on January 05, 2009, 04:45:34 PM
I got some "Molton Brown Super Shave" for Christmas and I must say it is spectacular! Really superior to everything I have ever used, although it is probably superior in price!!


We have a Molton Brown store near me.  Stuff's great but usually the only things from their we get are the body washes my fiancee occasionally  buys and I occasionally pinch!
I knew they had skin care line but mustn't have notice the shaving stuff

Never tried the KOS shave gear.  They've  got so many different varieties
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Impaired on January 06, 2009, 08:32:27 PM
I just use the cheap Barbasol/Colgate shave cream,it works and thats all I need it to do.I will try some Headslick products at some point.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Head Bald Guy on January 17, 2009, 11:09:35 AM
You can get Bald Guyz products in the UK from www.tryline.uk.com.

HBG
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Michael on January 21, 2009, 01:49:39 PM
King of Shaves Alpha Gel all the way!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TANK25 on January 24, 2009, 08:55:02 PM
Update, I now use shave secret under headslick.WOW what a combo O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: warhawk on January 24, 2009, 09:57:45 PM
Update, I now use shave secret under headslick.WOW what a combo O0
hey tank:  that is an excellent combo.  i also use shave secret under the headslick.  i also use the shave secret under the baldguys shaving gel.  i go back & forth with those 2 combos. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TANK25 on January 25, 2009, 09:07:04 AM
Update, I now use shave secret under headslick.WOW what a combo O0
hey tank:  that is an excellent combo.  i also use shave secret under the headslick.  i also use the shave secret under the baldguys shaving gel.  i go back & forth with those 2 combos. O0

WARHAWK O0
Warhawk , I been dying to try baldguys shaving gel. I use baldguys moisture gel and head wipes and I really like them. But for some reason they don`t sell the shaving gel near me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xnewyawka on January 25, 2009, 10:16:48 AM

Warhawk , I been dying to try baldguys shaving gel. I use baldguys moisture gel and head wipes and I really like them. But for some reason they don`t sell the shaving gel near me.

Tank, try Walgreen's, they have an extensive shaving section. You may also take a look at Rite-Aid, if you still have one near you.
Don't forget to check out your local supermarket shaving aisle, sometimes you can get lucky and they'll have the shave gel and headwipes.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on January 25, 2009, 10:30:07 PM
Tank, try Walgreen's, they have an extensive shaving section. You may also take a look at Rite-Aid, if you still have one near you.
Don't forget to check out your local supermarket shaving aisle, sometimes you can get lucky and they'll have the shave gel and headwipes.

Good luck.

The only place that I know of that carries the BG Shaving Gel is baldguyz.com. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: JamesCT on January 29, 2009, 11:59:31 AM
Headslick gel by Headblade, all the way! (when I can afford it)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TANK25 on January 30, 2009, 10:34:00 AM
My 2nd update. I using shave secret under bald guyz  ultimate shave gel. I love it. I`M going to stick with this combo.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on January 30, 2009, 05:29:02 PM
KOS gel with my headblade
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: rward086 on February 07, 2009, 10:57:04 PM
I've been favoring a layer of Hot Six under a nice, hot, brushed up lather of Headslick. I've yet to try Bald Guyz Shave Gel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: rward086 on March 02, 2009, 09:01:40 PM
UPDATE:

Bald Guyz Shave Gel is great! Bought 2 bottles and have been getting very smooth shaves with it. Smells amazing and seems to keep my head smoother than when I shave with Headslick. I'm so use to using a brush and cream though, that I'm still trying to find the best way to use the shave gel. I usually use two nickel sized portions of gel for the 3 passes I like to make when I shave my head. After my second pass I apply the second portion of gel.

Any tips?

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baldguyshopz.com%2Fshop%2Fpc%2Fcatalog%2Fshavegelphoto_693_general.jpg&hash=0170a4fe197c47d51816d99fbcfbc4e5)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: baldy46 on March 03, 2009, 06:05:11 AM
Shave Secret oil under HeadSlick.  Works great for me.  HeadSlick can be expensive, but I've found it for $4.99 or even $3.99 a bottle at the Publix grocery store we frequent. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: R o b 6 on March 03, 2009, 06:37:25 AM
Edge gel. Or I use a shaving brush and shaving soap. Both give great results, are inexpensive and easy-to-find.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Rev Sly on April 03, 2009, 03:12:38 PM
King of Shave AlphaOil with a healthy topping of Bald Guyz Shave Gel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Capt. Crunch on April 05, 2009, 11:28:17 AM
i use a few different ones- Barbasol skin conditioner and Gillette Fusion hydra gel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: GaryT on April 18, 2009, 04:22:08 PM
I've been using Head Slick for quite a while but this morning I ran out!! So I tried something I had heard of but never tried...using regular hair conditioner. Borrowed my wife's and it was amazing. I  even think it might work better than the Head Slick!!I've been bored with the shaving lately so I started to try other things. IF this works as well as I hope does, I may be saving over HB products!! I think the next thing to try will be the oil under the conditioner.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Kratos on April 19, 2009, 01:45:32 AM
Head Slick is awesome, I love that cool feeling due to the fact that it's mentholated. I've also noticed, or maybe it's just me, that ever since I started using Head Slick it's taking a little longer for the stubble to grow back, which is a good thing.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: dawgfan on May 24, 2009, 12:44:46 PM
I use head slick & shaving oil.

I put 3 - 4 drops of shave secret oil in a bowl & then add a little head slick.  Mix together with a shaving brush (el cheapo from wallyworld) and lather my dome.

Although I'm rather new to world of sly, It doesn't appear that I could get a closer shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: mouse404 on May 24, 2009, 01:20:57 PM
cream > gel

gel comes off too easy if u shave your head in the shower.

i use "art of shaving" cream. best cream ive used yet. no alcohol nor fragrance. i highly recommend this cream. make sure you get yourself a GOOD shaving brush also.

right now its..
-the art of shaving cream
-gillette fusion
-wich hazel
-lubiderm

best results ive had so far.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TreeFrog on May 27, 2009, 10:48:48 AM
I  prefer a cream and a brush for application. I also use a layer of Baby Oil underneath. The cream I use is Palmolive but I live in Sweden now and wasn't sly in the States so I don't know what's available over there.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Al_Howard on June 07, 2009, 09:48:09 AM
I use any old shaving gel, but first rub my head with some shaving oil, King of Shaves is good then apply the gel on top. seems to keep the shaving  rash at bay
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Dan-O-Mite on June 10, 2009, 08:01:59 AM
Not gonna lie guys, I'm definitely a huge fan of the uber lather I've been using as of lately, Which for those of you who didn't see my review on it in the product review, its basically quality shave soap (van der hagen deluxe is my choice) and quality cream (not the canned compressed goo.....I use C.O. Bigelow Premeium Cream) and Glycerin. Add some hot water and wip this up with a brush and really rub it on good with with the brush exfoliating and lifting those hairs and then even it out with a painting motion.

Its a super rich lather that is the combo of the thicker soap and the more airy cream but with the extra moisturizing from the glycerin.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DogStar Guy on June 11, 2009, 03:21:04 PM
I am still doing mostly straight oil.
No cream, no gels, no lather etc.

Haven't had a nick since doing it this way...
But I am still a neophyte.

Eric

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Razorman08 on June 13, 2009, 02:43:02 PM
I use Gel I get a better shave with it.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: dgleadbetter on June 14, 2009, 03:18:14 PM
Honestly, I've tried creams and gels and for me the best so far is HeadSlick. I haven't found another retail product that keeps me from getting cut.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ice4life on June 18, 2009, 11:00:01 AM
I currently use baldguyz shave gel. Only takes a little bit for me and the shadow stays away most of the day. I am also a huge fan of the KOS line. Love the oil and gel. And I have headslick. I have good luck when I use the kos oil with the headslick....
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AdamsvilleAce on June 22, 2009, 09:28:54 AM
Gillette Shaving gel. I noticed it works well with the Mach 3 razors.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MikeInPdx on June 25, 2009, 04:22:48 PM
Shaving soap in a mug with a good brush.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: RyanJP on July 01, 2009, 06:26:29 PM
I usually use the Body Shop maca root cream or Headslick but moneys been tight so I picked up some edge infused/comfort gel and hydrate gel, its by far the best can of shaving cream/foam Ive ever used ( Im not at all a fan of shaving gels/creams in cans ). Im aiming towards the Hydrate because the comfort is causing some breakouts.
Title: Quality Shaving Soap
Post by: GaryT on July 06, 2009, 08:10:38 AM
OK, I've read somethings here and there about this but in trying the uber lather I am extremely impressed. One question though. I'm doing it with some very  inexpensive soap from Rite Aid, Wilsons or something like that.

The question is..... What do you soap shavers use for a good top o' the line shaving soap??

TIA
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: honestjohnny on July 06, 2009, 10:28:02 AM
Can someone explain the difference between gel and cream to me.  I use the ones that come out as gel, but lather up like cream.  I don't know what to call this.  There are gels that stay gels even when applied and then there's the old Barbasol that is a cream right out of the can. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DaDi on July 09, 2009, 07:18:38 AM
* Off-Topic Questions *

1. Is a brush necessary to apply a shaving gel? (BaldGuyz for example)

2. The same with honestjohnny (the previous post)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: RyanJP on July 11, 2009, 11:04:31 AM
Yes and no. IMO a good boar or badger brush will provide a better shave because it will help lift your hair and also provide good water retention qualities, so the lather will be well hydrated. Go online and do a search for brands like Vulvix, Van de Hagen or Omega are pretty good and priced well. Also invest in a shaving bowl as well or you can use a mug.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Thebaldnation on July 25, 2009, 10:55:55 PM
I've been using Head Slick for quite a while but this morning I ran out!! So I tried something I had heard of but never tried...using regular hair conditioner. Borrowed my wife's and it was amazing. I  even think it might work better than the Head Slick!!I've been bored with the shaving lately so I started to try other things. IF this works as well as I hope does, I may be saving over HB products!! I think the next thing to try will be the oil under the conditioner.

Thats awesome! i use babyoil underneathe the headslick when i shave, Its nice, and then, after i rinse my head off i put another thin layer of babyoil on and let it soak for about 2-3 minutes, dry the excess of and apply lotion, works well
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: CliffCoultas on July 28, 2009, 11:51:02 PM
It amazes me how many different ways some guys shave their heads and the different products they use. I also have a friend who like to shave in the shower with no gel or cream and prefers to shve his head while it is completely submerged in the bathtub. I myself find that I do not like gels like Edge. They tend to be to slick and clog the razor. I like to use just plain cheap Barbasol with aloe and just about any major brand razor with two or mjore blades. Sensor Excel was what I used to use but I have recently taken a liking to Mach 3 and even the Fusion with 5 blades. But I find that single blades and cheaper brands will never suffice for me. And I must use after shave with no alcohol (Alcohol dries the skin and makes you look older.). I prefer Nivea after shave. With aloe. Lol.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Ming the Merciless on July 29, 2009, 11:54:26 AM
I go with CliffCoultas.  What is it that makes us chuck decades of effective methods for going SLY, and grabbing whatever is hyped and hawked (at considerable extra expense)?  Barbasol Shaving Cream (various flavors) is not expensive (can get it for $0.89/can quite often), and it works just fine for at least one SLY here (me).  Gels?  Oils?  Fine, if you like expense and clogged razors.  Go ahead.  It's product not process that counts, however, I'd say, and if you can go SLY at minimal expense, why needlessly pauperize yourself?  But, we all have our own methods and view any alternatives as heretical aberrations.  Get thee behind me, Satan!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: GaryT on July 31, 2009, 12:50:58 PM
"Pauperize," I like that one Ming! Of course I'm a bit of a heretic so what do I know?   ;D
I'm one of those guys that has tried 'em all and do think that there are some great NEW products out there that do work better than some of the old.

As for me...I use a bowl....2 actually. One has soap in it and the other is for mixing. I squirt some shave cream from a tube into the empty bowl, add some glicerine and using a brush to lather the soap and then add it all together. May be it's just me but I enoy doing it this way and am certian I get a better shave for it!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: shaved on August 05, 2009, 11:42:59 PM
Shave cream, i rub on some baby oil and then shave cream, smooth shave , or under hot shower
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Duffman on August 25, 2009, 12:00:09 PM
I'm still experimenting and trying various things... tried the Fusion gel... it was ok, but I've noticed that gels don't get as close to the skin as I would like... maybe I'm just over reacting or something... I just got the cheap foam (cream) stuff, it seems to do ok.  Have not yet tried baby oil, or conditioner, but I will try them sometime soon.  I'm also going to try this olive oil soap that was given to me, maybe it will do something different.  Though, in the end, it's just putting something on to take something else off.  :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: KentBaldGuy on November 26, 2009, 08:28:08 AM
At the moment, I use Gillette Mach 3 Sensitive Skin gel. The only reason I  use gels over foams is that the cans of gel tend to go further.

Tony
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Head Bald Guy on November 26, 2009, 10:21:02 AM
To answer Honest Johnny's question, the shave gels in the can have the propellant in the gel so when it is squirted out it turns into a foam. This is because of the surfactant (soap) in the product. Bald Guyz Shave Gel has almost no surfactant which is why the clear gel does not foam.

HBG
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BrotherBanzai on November 26, 2009, 06:18:13 PM
I use Dr. Bonner's Magic Peppermint Liquid Soap as a shaving cream. Nice and refreshing indeed O0
And on a plus side it doesn't clog triple blades much.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Bald_freak on November 28, 2009, 04:29:16 PM
I've used the exes conditioner in a pinch a while back that worked ok, but got yelled at for using it. What gel, cream you use aint as important as the razor you use. But the one trick I learned on here seems to really work. Dip your razor in alcohol n let it air dry when your done, it seems to extend the life of your blades which = more shaves.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DC on January 18, 2010, 10:22:56 PM
I've used the Nivea For Men gel and it's been great-even better than the Edge gel.  I'm currently using Shave Secret oil which could clog up your blade head but it's great.

I do have a can of Barbasol shave cream in case I'm out of the above items.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: CraftyGuy on January 19, 2010, 07:00:28 AM
I tried Barbasol once, and wasn't terribly pleased with it - even with some Shave Secret applied to a wet head prior to using this, I found it to be dry and very gummy and the HeadBlade had a hard time gliding through it like it ought.  About a third of the way in, I cleaned off the Barbasol and went back to the HeadSlick.

Now, I am mostly using C. O. Bigelow Premium Shave Cream - is that stuff ever nice!!  I do switch back to the HeadSlick one shave out of every half-dozen or so, just for the occasional variety.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: J.P.M. Polished on January 30, 2010, 06:05:34 PM
shaving soap with a couple drops of olive oil when the bar is new and as needed and a boar hair brush ,,,,soaping  side then shave that back then shave that top then shave that then otherside,,,,,,,,,,,,,that way the brush pulls the hair up and dont leave time to go back down
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TGB1 on January 31, 2010, 03:33:26 PM
I use no creams, gels or oils. Sweat from the steam or dry sauna works for me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: baldaholic on February 03, 2010, 09:27:19 AM
Hi guys,

I've tried the babyoil twice and my experience was good.
The blade glides very smooth and the result is very smooth as well and no irritation.
Very nice
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: sinistas on February 07, 2010, 09:35:16 PM
I usually use the Gillette sensitive skin gel or King Of Shaves AlphaOil.  In a pinch, hair conditioner has worked wonders.  I might try HeadSlick again, wasn't too pleased the first time, but I'm weird like that.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: CraftyGuy on February 08, 2010, 02:09:05 PM
After using both for a while, I am definitely leaning a lot more towards the C.O. Bigelow vs. the Headslick.  As much as I love all the menthol in the HS, I don't like how much my blade clogs up.  Very little clogging with the Bigelow, and still has a bit of menthol in it.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Arnie on February 09, 2010, 02:34:43 PM
I start with Tolsum shaving gel for my face and around the ears...in the shower, finish the dome off with HeadBlade HeadSlick. O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: smooth28 on February 10, 2010, 01:12:36 PM
Tried using both Cream and Gel and wasn't really satisfied with either. On occasion I've used Headslick but as a rule it doesn't work well for me, maybe it's my skin. Since I like to shave in the shower I started using Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash. It's better than anything else I've used and rinses out from the blades very easily. Gives the advantage of moisturizing while I shave and never any razor burn. I'll never go back to using anything else.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: bem75 on February 10, 2010, 01:28:42 PM
Bald Guyz Clear Gel wins hands down for me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Big Jon on March 17, 2010, 08:58:43 AM
I use Gilette Fusion HydraGel. I think the gel is better than shaving cream. It gives more moisture.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Gambrinus on April 02, 2010, 02:45:46 AM
shaving soap with a couple drops of olive oil when the bar is new and as needed and a boar hair brush ,,,,soaping  side then shave that back then shave that top then shave that then otherside,,,,,,,,,,,,,that way the brush pulls the hair up and dont leave time to go back down

+1
I used to think it was shaving that dried my skin out.   Since switching to Soap/Tube Cream and a brush I figured out it's the canned goo.  Brush/Soap and a commandeered latte mug sitting in a sink of hot water.  Makes me feel warm and fuzzy just thinking about it  :@`
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: against_the_grain on April 22, 2010, 03:34:44 AM
I use Shaving Cream only. Speick SC works very well for my Head also for my Face.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MikeInPdx on May 12, 2010, 09:39:59 PM
I've been using shaving soap from Prairie Creations http://www.prairie-creations.com the last few weeks. I make my own soap and I belong to the same forum as the owner of that business.....don't normally make a plug, but it's the best stuff I've ever used.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: warhawk on May 13, 2010, 04:49:34 PM
here's my update.  i currently use the  bald guyz shaving gel, headblade's headslick, & c.o. bigelow shave cream.  i rotate these 3 products  in my routine. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tomahawk275 on May 28, 2010, 06:34:07 AM
I just recently purchased Taylor of Bond Street Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin online from http://www.fendrihan.com/shaving-creams-c-10.html?page=4&sort=2a since I have sensitive skin. I use it on my head and facial hairs. So far, so good.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: omegapd on May 28, 2010, 11:54:48 AM
Tomahawk- excellent stuff with a nice scent. My favorite of the TOBS line is the Avocado. Give that a shot sooner or later.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Metch on May 29, 2010, 07:42:36 AM
i like to use edge shave gel its pretty cheap (just outa high school no job) and works pretty well
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: balddaniel on May 31, 2010, 11:34:28 AM
I have used Nivea for men, which I really like.  Bald Guyz shaving gel is great too.  Don't use gel on my head, but do on my face.  Using Mach III, tried Gillette Fusion, but I agree with the others too pricey. 

Bald is Beautiful.  Thanks Ty for all you do for us SBG's  ;D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BuzzKC on June 26, 2010, 11:07:19 AM
For most of the last 20 some years I've been shaving my head with edge gel.  I've tried the headslick and like that too. Lately I've been using some nutragena for men and really like it.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Kojak on August 10, 2010, 09:02:25 AM
No more Gel for me.
I have become addicted to the old brush and shaving soap, or shaving cream. I tried to mix up some Gillette shaving Gel with my brush in a bowl recently and could not produce a lather.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Gambrinus on August 10, 2010, 03:32:56 PM
The only thing canned shaving cream is good for is shooting with a gun.
http://www.youtube.com/v/f78zKnF-KwI
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Magoo on August 10, 2010, 08:54:08 PM
Good shot! :*))
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: CliffCoultas on August 18, 2010, 03:49:42 AM
I use a $1.00 can of good old Barbasol with aloe. I do not like gels. they have a tendency to fill in the gaps between the blades. My friend switched a few years ago from gel to cream because I left a can of cream at his house. He's been using it ever since. He had the same problem.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldWriterBob on August 26, 2010, 12:02:56 AM
I've been using Gillette Fusion gel so far. I get a nice close shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: thebbqguy on August 31, 2010, 06:17:36 PM
I'm a fan of Edge gel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: rcg5227 on September 01, 2010, 08:36:13 PM
If i use a mens shaving cream or gel on my head I'll get razor burn. My solution,  :Xo! unfortunatly  :( is to use a women's shaving gel with aloe vera. Before my headblade, I usually used my wife's gillette venus razors or the generic version of them. Even with the headblade, I use women's sensor blades and have to put the blade opposite of what the manufacture specifies. I have extremely sensive skin and have to be careful of what I use.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Kojak on September 01, 2010, 09:21:43 PM
If i use a mens shaving cream or gel on my head I'll get razor burn. My solution,  :Xo! unfortunatly  :( is to use a women's shaving gel with aloe vera. Before my headblade, I usually used my wife's gillette venus razors or the generic version of them. Even with the headblade, I use women's sensor blades and have to put the blade opposite of what the manufacture specifies. I have extremely sensive skin and have to be careful of what I use.
Nothing wrong in that, use what works for you. Have you tried shave oil as a base coat before you apply the shaving cream?
Quite a few members here enjoy using shaving oil. You can use it by itself, but I prefer to use it along with shaving cream. I apply the oil and cream on my head and let it sit there while shaving my face, I find that this gives it enough time to really soften up the dome hair for a really smooth shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: rcg5227 on September 01, 2010, 10:27:29 PM
If i use a mens shaving cream or gel on my head I'll get razor burn. My solution,  :Xo! unfortunatly  :( is to use a women's shaving gel with aloe vera. Before my headblade, I usually used my wife's gillette venus razors or the generic version of them. Even with the headblade, I use women's sensor blades and have to put the blade opposite of what the manufacture specifies. I have extremely sensive skin and have to be careful of what I use.
Nothing wrong in that, use what works for you. Have you tried shave oil as a base coat before you apply the shaving cream?
Quite a few members here enjoy using shaving oil. You can use it by itself, but I prefer to use it along with shaving cream. I apply the oil and cream on my head and let it sit there while shaving my face, I find that this gives it enough time to really soften up the dome hair for a really smooth shave.

Yes I tried many types of oils with shaving gel, but i found if I'm using an oil, it's best to use baby oil. That's from my experience anyway. The best solution I found was using women's shaving cream with aloe vera and vitamin e. Sometimes I use a facial scrub and conditioner helps with irritation when I do get it.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Dr.Mr.Ed on September 02, 2010, 07:39:27 AM
Another vote for Edge Gel. I use the type with Vitamin E.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldWriterBob on September 19, 2010, 04:11:00 PM
I started using Neutrogena Skin Clearing Shave Cream recently. Had been having problems with razor bumps. The stuff worked as advertised and I got a close shave besides.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: lordmage on September 19, 2010, 10:11:57 PM
i have used it all and what works best for me is a mix of slick, KOS oil,S erect Shave,E oil,Baby oil. slick has heck and works for all passes with one application
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldBradley on October 06, 2010, 11:27:11 PM
I use what ever is on sale, I prefer gel though. I'm going to have to start paying more thoug shaving cream isn't cutting it anymore.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: rcg5227 on October 07, 2010, 09:52:25 PM
Currently, I am using the Dollar General's version of skintimate shaving gel/
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: joe mcclaine on October 11, 2010, 01:08:47 AM
Noxzema foam (Blue one) menthol.

Have used this for about 12 years.

Tingly.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Ming the Merciless on October 11, 2010, 05:02:21 AM
Potting soil, WD-40, a coffee grounds scrub, and a rinse with orange juice works wonders on the dome. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: YohaiM on October 20, 2010, 10:45:23 AM
Have tried shaving cream(the Nivea one),and because I don't wet my face a lot,the layer was way too thin.
There's a Hebrew saying:"You don't replace a winning horse",and this is exactly the case.
Should I try HeadSlick Shaving Cream or should I just stick to my Gillette gel?


Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Rob-Raz on October 22, 2010, 03:22:09 AM
Headslick, few drops of secret shave, lathered up real nice with a shaving brush works well for me with the Headblade Sport.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: YohaiM on October 22, 2010, 06:26:46 AM
Thanks for the reply,
Yohai.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: RayzorBlade on November 06, 2010, 09:16:15 AM
I just tried edge shaving gel and my razor gets super clogged. Has anyone used the new nivea wash/shaving product?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: YohaiM on November 06, 2010, 09:30:18 AM
I use the Nivea shaving cream.
As opposed to what I replied earlier,I used it wrong.
It only works with a shaving brush.
Once you use the brush correctly,the blade shouldn't really get clogged.
I don't cut myself,even though I feel irritation afterwards.(maybe that's due to me shaving fast and adding a bit pressure,which isn't good with the headblade unit)
I'm supposed to get the HeadSlick lotion in a day or two,and it's built for not clogging razors.
God willing,I will report to you then.
Yohai.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: RayzorBlade on November 07, 2010, 08:05:04 AM
Yohaim,

I've never used a brush before, so I'd probably screw that up. Let me know how the Headslick works?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: YohaiM on November 09, 2010, 09:35:37 AM
The HeadSlick is great.
Just use a small amount of cream,circle around in a cup with a wet shaving brush,and you get a great lather.
Better than Nivea,that's for sure.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tomgallagher on November 09, 2010, 11:16:17 AM
I still use the old Gellitte Foamy.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: RayzorBlade on November 10, 2010, 06:47:16 PM
A brush and bowl just seems so old fashion. Not saying I won't try it, but I like to use my hands.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: gardner179 on November 13, 2010, 02:18:50 PM
king of shaves alpha antibacterial gell over the top of king of shaves kintexium shaving oil . this combo gives a fantasticly smooth and close shave without clogging the razor[ headblade] olso helps to cut down on spots becouse of the antibacterial propertys :@`       
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: YohaiM on November 17, 2010, 06:24:00 AM
I still use the old Gellitte Foamy.

Do you shave with a headblade?
Does it clog your blade like a gel,or is it better?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Darren67 on January 23, 2011, 02:47:39 AM
hey guys!
i am one happy sbg! this morning i did my normal routine of shower before i shave, then to the sink then just before i started putting my gel on i saw a bottle of baby oil so i put that on first then i put my gel on....... OMG i nearly died with pleasure! lol it was the greatest smoothest shave i have ever had! and i used a razor that was on its last shave i cant wait until tuesday when i scrape the grape again!
just thought i would tell u all :D lol

Darren :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Harleyman on January 24, 2011, 10:17:59 AM
I like to shave in the shower with edge shave gel extra conditioner with a gillete mach 3,no irritation nice and smooth.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldHeeb on January 26, 2011, 12:10:32 PM
Nivea for Men Sensitive Shave Gel
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: LatinCoffee on March 26, 2011, 07:30:21 PM
I use Gillete shaving gel...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: karmacopper on April 12, 2011, 04:39:38 PM
shave in the shower, use Truefitt & Hill lime or Geo. F. Trumpers rose, badger brush and merkur futur followed by Geo skin food afterwards!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SlyBaldDude on April 29, 2011, 04:22:28 PM
I use soap in the shower.  I've tried a lot of different stuff and soap works best for me.  I can feel my head while I am shaving.  Cream obscures the feel of my scalp when I am shaving.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xnewyawka on April 29, 2011, 06:42:52 PM
I usually alternate with gel and cream. Two of my main products are HB HeadSlick, which is a cream, and Bald Guyz clear gel. For a change I also switch up with Gillette, Schick Hydro and Nivea Men.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: foreversmooth on May 18, 2011, 01:28:58 PM
I use Gillette shaving gel for sensitive skin. Works great.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BrianBradford on May 26, 2011, 07:45:29 AM
Barbasol Cream. Good enough for me!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: baldjoeg on May 26, 2011, 01:50:53 PM


I pretty much use head slick shaving cream mixed with a few drops of aloe vera. I put a little bit of baby oil on first.

I have also used a few drops of shavers secret on some other days. That works prettywell too. You can find shavers secret at walmart for about $3.25 a bottle.


 :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: 1GoZoom on August 15, 2011, 10:57:01 PM
I used to make my own cream from a recipe I found online.  Fresh hot lather makes for a good shave.  Too time consuming though.  I now use Barbasol sensitive skin foam.  I hated the Edge gel.  made me break out.  Might switch to an organic cream soon.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Laser Man on August 16, 2011, 06:03:31 AM
HeadSlick cream for head and beard does the trick for me!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: glockmeister on August 16, 2011, 04:38:38 PM
Just started using hair conditioner and shaving in the shower.It works great and is cheap.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DaleBlankenship on August 17, 2011, 11:27:24 AM
I use regular old Barbasol.  I shave in the shower, about every other day.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: cvasara on August 25, 2011, 01:57:09 PM
Barbasol user too, and Keystone Light Beer drinker.  Hummmm
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Arnie on August 25, 2011, 02:11:56 PM
Shaving Cream and Gel is overrated...let it grow for 2 or 3 days and DRY shave! :*))
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: theOne on August 28, 2011, 12:03:49 PM
I use this thing that is a shave oil which rocks. Put a couple drops and rub into your head and shave away. No cuts in burns, call it my wd40 for shaving.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on September 06, 2011, 02:37:09 PM
Hi,

my best results are achieved by using a gel, however not a shaving gel, I use a strong styling gel !
I first wash the head and then I put the gel on the well moisturized skin together with a little bit of water.
The result is great. A perfectly smooth bald head.

Best regards
Volker (Germany)

I was reading this a few days ago and thought it was worth a try. I had a bottle of hair gel I was going to take to a young friend in Cuba so I took a small few drops and rubbed it on the dome. It was surprising how good it did. I may not make it an everyday habit but it is an excellent alternative. Muchas gracias, Volker....Cheers y'all
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Chavster on September 06, 2011, 03:30:39 PM
KY Jelly also works well.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on September 06, 2011, 06:27:25 PM
Hummm, I wonder where I could fine me some of that?  :/O
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Grizzly907 on September 09, 2011, 08:30:21 PM
I don't use goo from a can. I've started using vanderhagen shaving soap and shaving cream from real shaving. You can get both at Rite aid. I've also used head slick in the past and that's a great product as well.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: valldo on September 14, 2011, 04:51:48 AM
I can recommend the Nivea Gel for Sensitive Skin. It works great, as does the Headslick. I use both of them and can't really tell any difference.....well the Nivea is cheaper
I apply both products directly, sometimes I add a few drops of baby oil
used to only shave with baby oil but it's way too oily for me, other than that it's great
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SayNoMore on September 17, 2011, 02:14:34 PM
I use the Edge Ultra Sensitive Shaving Gel (the more the protection the better for me) . I read somewhere that shaving gel retains moisture better than shaving cream. I'd recommend it to anyone with sensitive skin.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Texan Fred on October 24, 2011, 07:26:01 AM
Gillette cream here.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Paul the Headblader on October 24, 2011, 07:52:29 AM
Also Gillette cream for me :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slick A on October 24, 2011, 07:54:53 AM
Barbasol cream.  Accept no substitute.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on October 24, 2011, 01:09:18 PM
Old time Barbasol...who would have guessed it would last this long?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on November 01, 2011, 06:56:01 AM
Yesterday for the first time I used some Bald Guyz gel and shave oil with my Fusion...excellent shave!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xnewyawka on November 01, 2011, 07:00:02 AM
I used BG'z Clear gel with my HB yesterday, been a while since I used it, but I gotta say it still is one of the best gel's for shaving the dome.   O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on November 01, 2011, 07:07:53 AM
I used BG'z Clear gel with my HB yesterday, been a while since I used it, but I gotta say it still is one of the best gel's for shaving the dome.   O0

I got to agree...as I was shaving I thought to myself that BG is much better than HB gel. And here's the kicker...It was a quick shave, not in the shower and  w/o  a good washing or very hot water. I was impressed!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Snakehandler on November 01, 2011, 08:15:34 AM
Found some Bikini Line Shaving Gel in the spare master bath closet that one of my daughters left. Works great on your head & face ! 😄
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on November 30, 2011, 06:46:45 PM
I was using some Corn Huskers Lotion on my rough, chapped hands today and was thinking...it has lots of glycerine in it so I bet it would be good to shave with.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Krimson on January 09, 2012, 11:22:25 AM
Started with foam, tried gel, going back to foam
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Highguage on January 09, 2012, 04:03:42 PM
i use Gillette shaving cream
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: vince73 on January 13, 2012, 02:44:13 AM
hi guys, im new to the forum and this is my 1st post, i been shaving my head for more than 5 years now and i use whatever gel or cream i have in the bathroom and i do it with a normal dispensable razor.
I guess im pretty lucky i dont get many irritation or burns (hardly any) and when im done i jump in the shover where with the same blade i put the finishing touch.
Just wanted to ask you guys, i use a special rock that in italian is called "allume di rocca" to complete the job, what i do is after i shaved and shovered i "levigate" my head using this wet rock and what i achieve is a very shiny finish..has anyone ever heard of this?
thank you.

i just found this of youtube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pxZLZGrGCU
if anyone needs help with the translation i will be happy to oblige.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: kalbo on January 13, 2012, 05:27:45 AM
Welcome to the bald brotherhood...wish I could try that product.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: sailor61 on January 13, 2012, 06:30:41 AM
Kalbo- you can try it.  I use it every day and love it, I'm sure what he's referring to is an alum block.  There are many sources for it, I get mine from Mama Bear's Soaps.  It's about 8 bucks plus shipping....ahe gets her orders out very quickly and makes INCREDIBLE shaving soaps.   A number of online barber supplies also sell it.  It comes in two forms that Iknow of - one that is just a lump of the mineral, looks like a quartz rock.  The other option, and what Mama carries, is milled down tothe shape of a bar of soap. 

After a shveand rinse you moisten the bar and wipe it across your skin - careful around eyes and mouth.  You can feel your skin tighten and yes it does give you a bit of a tingle.  Soem guys leave it on the skin, others let it sit a minute or so andthen rinse.  It's part of my daily routine and I really like it.   I bought my first bar about 10 months back and just replaced it this week...probably had another month's use leftbut I dropped it and it split intoseveral small pieces so it was time.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: baldjoeg on January 13, 2012, 07:45:33 PM
Hey sailor61,

Thanks for the tip. I would like to try it.

























Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: sailor61 on January 13, 2012, 09:10:02 PM
here's the link to Mama Bear's alum block;  http://mamabearssoaps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=220

As I said in prior post there are other sources but this is where I have gotten mne.

And I will give her soaps a very strong reccomendation.....she has dozens of scents and all of the ones I've tried are incredible. Ogallala also makes great soaps that are an excellent alternative to both foam and gel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on January 14, 2012, 02:20:32 PM
Got to admit that video of their shave soap is impressive...I guess the alum block is a septic device. Alum, dries and stings when it contacts a cut. I hope I can remember the web site when I run out of all the stuff I have on hand...thanx sailor.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: kalbo on January 14, 2012, 05:13:39 PM
Sailor61, thanks for the tip, if what you are saying is the same as what I am thinking, I have been using alum rock for more than 10years already. I am using it as my deodorant, After I shower, I would wet the rock and rub it gently on my underarms. I never knew it is effective as an aftershave. I am excited to try it soon as I am done with my Monday appointment with the barber. By the way, will it be safe to apply sunblock after I use the alum?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Deke on January 15, 2012, 10:46:26 AM
I started using Edge gel shaving at the sink, but quickly moved to shaving in the shower.  I use Headslick (Headblade shaving lotion), the light menthol is nice and cool on freshly shaved skin. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: kalbo on January 15, 2012, 04:16:03 PM
Welcome to the bald brotherhood Deke. You wear the shaved head really well.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: LAGLE on January 23, 2012, 01:58:31 AM
I shave daily, cause well, i cant stand stubble i'd shave twice a day, but im not that brave. LOL, I've tried alot of edge gels so far, none that just blow my mind, and leave me cut-free. hencew hy i switcehd to the CleanHead. HOpefully one day i'll be able to use a blade and not knick myself and gush ye ole blood.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Harleyman on January 23, 2012, 03:25:52 PM
Gel all the way.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on January 26, 2012, 09:03:38 AM
I just started shaving my head, and this is what I use.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fecx.images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F21U4GQ2jo2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg&hash=16cd0deb8fd41ac5df4ecf6d45f904dd)

Gives me a very close shave, and really shines my head nicely. Afterwards, I wash my head with aloe vera soap.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ycartt on January 26, 2012, 09:05:09 AM
I use Edge Extra Sensitive shave gel
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: valldo on January 26, 2012, 09:33:04 AM
I just started shaving my head, and this is what I use.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fecx.images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F21U4GQ2jo2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg&hash=16cd0deb8fd41ac5df4ecf6d45f904dd)

Gives me a very close shave, and really shines my head nicely. Afterwards, I wash my head with aloe vera soap.

All I can say is that this is a very good choice.  O0
 I use it too and i get very good results, plus one of these bottles lasts for months. It is way cheaper than the Headslick (I'm a Headblader but only use the HB and sometimes the Headshed)

Recently I added the Shave Secret to my routine and I love the extra gliding it provides.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on January 26, 2012, 10:46:16 AM
I started using Edge gel shaving at the sink, but quickly moved to shaving in the shower.  I use Headslick (Headblade shaving lotion), the light menthol is nice and cool on freshly shaved skin. 

Welcome to SBG, Deke...enjoy! O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Sir Harry on January 26, 2012, 12:33:28 PM
I mix shave secret with bald guys gel....been razor shaving almost two weeks and the smoothness lasts longer than before (that may be a result of more recession, however)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: imaginary on January 30, 2012, 10:29:01 AM
I use a shave soap and brush. And of course, I have to use a vintage safety razor with it.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DavidTX on January 31, 2012, 03:04:12 PM
I've settled into using some BaldGuyz Gel and a couple pumps of HeadSlick mixed together.  I shave using a Panasonic Quad-Foil Electric.  Shave my head and face all together in the shower.

On the overly sensitive areas which for me is my neck, I pretreat with Kiehl's Close Shaver Squadron Shave Oil while shaving my head, then rub on the Gel/HeadSlick mix.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldHDbiker on January 31, 2012, 03:11:20 PM
I've been using my Panasonic both dry and sometimes wet with good results.

I've got a new routine now that works VERY well. I use the Panny first then as someone mentioned in one of the threads about using Olive Oil I apply olive oil to the head. I then apply shaving cream and use a razor. It's been the slickest I've ever had.  8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DavidTX on January 31, 2012, 03:21:16 PM
Ok, you've got me intrigued.  I'd like to hear more of this routine.

Do you dry shave first with the electric?
and about the olive oil.. ??
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on January 31, 2012, 06:51:40 PM
Can anyone who has used both give me the rundown of Nivea Sensitve Skin Shave Gel vs HeadSlick? I use Nivea right now and it does a pretty good job, but I was wondering if HeadSlick really is as good as people say.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldHDbiker on January 31, 2012, 08:41:21 PM
Ok, you've got me intrigued.  I'd like to hear more of this routine.

Do you dry shave first with the electric?
and about the olive oil.. ??

I dry shave with the electric, jump in the shower and get my head wet with warm water, take some olive oil in my palm and rub it on my scalp. I then take the shaving cream and squirt it in my hand and rub it onto my scalp on top of the olive oil. Last step is to shave it off with your manual razor. It's been smoother using this routine than it ever was with the electric or manual just with shaving cream. Just before I jump out of the shower I change the water to cold and get the scalp wet. When I get out I use witch hazel then whatever else I plan on putting on that day (sunscreen, aloe vera, etc.

It's ben working very well for me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: uj80s on February 07, 2012, 06:03:31 PM
I use King of Shaves Gel, only found at Target, DrugStore.com, or Amazon.com.
It comes in different scents and types... I love it.. you can shave against the grain and since its a gel and virtually foam free you can SEE where you are shaving.  Great for going around your ears and around my goatee!  Look into it.. I swear by it.  Sadly its not found in all stores... its worth its price, since u only need a little dab for your whole head, neck, and face. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: valldo on February 08, 2012, 03:31:27 AM
Can anyone who has used both give me the rundown of Nivea Sensitve Skin Shave Gel vs HeadSlick? I use Nivea right now and it does a pretty good job, but I was wondering if HeadSlick really is as good as people say.

I have both and like the Nivea very much. Plus it is cheaper than the Headslick. There is a huge buzz around the Headslick, I might miss something about it!
It is a good shaving cream but IMHO not any better than the Nivea or others.
What I like the most about it is the small bottles it is supplied in, very convenient for travelling, so I use the HS mostly when I'm hitting the road. I must say I didn't buy the HS, I got two small bottles for free and really unsure if buying another bottle after I'm done with those.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on February 08, 2012, 08:07:30 AM
Can anyone who has used both give me the rundown of Nivea Sensitve Skin Shave Gel vs HeadSlick? I use Nivea right now and it does a pretty good job, but I was wondering if HeadSlick really is as good as people say.

I feel Head Slick is good, but I like Bald Guyz better and I also use Shave Secret or Tea Tree oil...any light oil. I use this combo with a Panasonic or Fusion. Good luck with your choice.

 O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ProphetNoir on February 11, 2012, 06:49:37 AM
I shave my head right after I finish shaving my face, so I just continue with the same lather and brush that I used for my face.  Whichever cream or soap I am in the mood for seems to work equally well on both my face and head. 
One thing I do is to squeeze the last bit of lather out of the brush with my hand.  That is the richest and slickest lather there is.
I smooth that stuff over my head after using the brush to scrub at the hairs to get them lifted. 
I've only been head shaving for about a month at this point, but I have been shaving my face this way for about five years, so I am applying some of what works there to the new territory.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: seahawk guy on February 11, 2012, 08:56:42 AM
I too use Nivea Sensitive Gel, for both face and head. Works a treat, and excellent value for money. Have tried other gels and foams but, for my skin, nothing beats Nivea. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on February 11, 2012, 10:45:26 AM
I am thinking of buying a shaving brush and also some of that classic shaving cream that comes in a tub from Taylor of Old Bond Street.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on February 11, 2012, 02:28:23 PM
I'm fixin' to grab my ol' shavin' mug and enjoy a shave right after the basketball game...nothin' like the feel of a soapy badger on the dome.

 O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on February 11, 2012, 04:57:29 PM
I've heard it's more economical as well. A small dab of good cream with a badger brush can get your entire head and face.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Slynito on February 12, 2012, 08:45:51 AM
I've heard it's more economical as well. A small dab of good cream with a badger brush can get your entire head and face.

Indeed it is. Cup soap lasts a long time and if you use it up you can grab a bar of soap to make due until you restock.

 8)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Markhornet on February 13, 2012, 02:43:18 PM
I just wanted to thank all the great responders in this thread. I'm a new member and got a lot of great information here today. I also wanted to check and see if the picture I used showed up. Now I have to go by a few things to make that dome look better. Thanks again.

Mark
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldBear on February 18, 2012, 10:46:36 AM
Bald Guyz Clear Gel wins hands down for me.

Same here! That's all I seem to be using these days.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on February 18, 2012, 11:16:02 AM
It's amazing how much a shaving brush can take a ordinary shave with the same cream and razor and make it a much better shave. I just bought some of the cream I talked about in a previous post and I can't wait until that arrives.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: mrzed on February 18, 2012, 12:17:06 PM
It's amazing how much a shaving brush can take a ordinary shave with the same cream and razor and make it a much better shave. I just bought some of the cream I talked about in a previous post and I can't wait until that arrives.

Agree, the shaving brush makes a world of difference. Nice lather. Nice re-lather. And feels good on the noggin. Next best thing to rubbing a smooth dome.

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on March 03, 2012, 08:00:22 AM
Just had my first shave using Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream. All I can say is WOW!

I intentionally used a dull razor to see what would happen. Because of the dullness of the razor, I still got shave bumps/irritation on my neck, but the closeness of the shave on my face and head are unbelievable compared to the Nivea shave gel. I'm betting I did a solid job of lathering the cream for my first time, as well. I can't wait to try a new, sharp cartridge tomorrow.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Baldstu on March 07, 2012, 10:50:34 AM
Gillette  gel  always  , gillete razor , hot water to shave with , rinse with fresh hot water  turkish style
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ZerroDefex on March 13, 2012, 07:12:48 PM
I've used the King of Shaves (www.shave.com (http://www.shave.com)) stuff before... both the alphagel (I'm the alpha dog... I'm the alpha dog) and the shaving oil.  Good stuff and you can pick it up at Target/Walmart/Walgreens, etc...

I've abandoned shaving cream for good after trying Alphagel, much closer shave and I can see what I'm doing at all times.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Derris The Barber on April 01, 2012, 09:51:09 AM
since I do wetshaving I prefer a shave gel because you can use any kind of shave gel and and make a fresh shaving lather using the wetshaving method but I use HeadSlick for my shave gel!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Baldstu on April 01, 2012, 11:12:00 AM
Knowwhatyou mean Derris with gel
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Derris The Barber on April 01, 2012, 11:26:52 AM
chav I mean I rather use a shave gel instead of shaving cream
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: antoniom on May 16, 2012, 09:03:10 PM
gel is the only way to go
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on May 17, 2012, 10:05:10 PM
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood scent. Old-fashioned scent and it lathers up like a charm with a badger hair brush.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Lynchy on May 18, 2012, 02:13:53 AM
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood scent. Old-fashioned scent and it lathers up like a charm with a badger hair brush.

I like your style sir! Just got my first tube tis week, so far am loving it!


Also I will throw a vote in for Cella, it lathers and fusions so good :D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xabydaddy on May 21, 2012, 08:15:17 PM
Barbasol Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: greatnessinc on May 28, 2012, 11:17:16 AM
I recently started using a new shave gel called Billy Jealousy it was voted an award winning shave gel by Esquire so I figured I'd try it out. Almost 2 weeks in, I quite like it.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: waine on June 18, 2012, 10:45:58 AM
Neither, good old  fashioned
shaving soap is without doubt the best!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: warhawk on June 18, 2012, 12:29:44 PM
I am currently rotating with TOBS Sandalwood Shaving Cream and Mike's Natural Soap (lemongrass scent).  Both are excellent products.  Of course: I use my brush to make it lather.

WARHAWK O0
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Post by: xabydaddy on June 18, 2012, 02:03:23 PM
Just switched to Edge Gel  from Barbasol cream and not really seeing a noticeable different though to be honest
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Harleyman on June 18, 2012, 02:08:32 PM
Edge shave gel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Bucksfan on July 04, 2012, 01:57:08 PM
Im new at this, but the first 4 shaves were done using Proraso with a badger brush (that's what I use on my face with my DE razor). Hard to imagine a better feeling...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: devster on July 07, 2012, 08:18:34 PM
I switch around between BaldGuyz gel, Billy Jealousy Hydroplane and HeadSlick. I also occasionally use Shave Secret oil or KOS Kinexium in combination with the above. Always on the lookout for something new and better and constantly experimenting.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: mahaw90 on July 08, 2012, 02:44:23 AM
HeadSlick menthol for me. Honestly can't beat it.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: waine on July 09, 2012, 09:40:49 AM
Here is a nice take,  the old clich:  "Variety is the spice of life..."

But only after you have decided if you are a "Wet" shaver or a ......what's the other appropriate word? guys, help...please...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: mav6996 on July 12, 2012, 03:06:59 PM
I picked up a tube of Cremo Shaving Creme the other day and have had great results with it.  I wasn't expecting much and picked it up primarily because it was sold with a rebate that makes it effectively free.  But, I have completed two complete head/face shaves with it with nearly no nicks and a really slick finish at the end.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: antoniom on August 10, 2012, 08:39:43 PM
I use schick hydro gel skin protect their newest one works great this is like my 3rd can i've used so far have not looked back
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xabydaddy on August 11, 2012, 06:36:55 PM
Over the past week or so I have been using shaving soap with Shave Secret underneath. Shaving ATG for a quicker more efficient shave...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: phantom1984 on August 17, 2012, 12:38:28 AM
I just started using hair conditioner . I seems to work for me better than shaving cream and my skalp feels so much better.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: waine on August 17, 2012, 01:30:15 AM
Hi there Phantom

I tried hair conditioner as a shaving cream before.  I was rather impressed at how effective it is.  However I would only use it as an alternative if I ever ran out of shaving soap and was unable to get any.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Razorhead on October 15, 2012, 06:34:43 PM
I just tried nivea's 3-in-one. Hair, body, shaving. I gotta say it worked pretty well. The spots that are pretty tough to shave came out really smooth. It smells good. A little runny but it did a good job overall. I Typically use gels like edge, schick hydro, Aveeno. I thinks gels work best in the shower --they dont run into your eyes. But also like headblade or bald guys products. One thing I never skip out on is the first application of a shave oil followed by a shaving cream on top of that.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: antoniom on October 18, 2012, 06:16:21 PM
just got my bump defense in the mail yesterday and used it today works like a charm just like the bald guyz products you can order it from their site
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: clarinetguy on October 30, 2012, 12:04:06 PM
Still swear by HB Headslick here.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: isleepinthebuff on November 19, 2012, 03:25:50 PM
Here's what I use ;D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldBear on November 19, 2012, 06:36:25 PM
Here's what I use ;D

WOOOF!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: bbcguytom on December 24, 2012, 09:17:40 PM
I've used both gels & creams, and have a preference for the creams.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Sir Harry on December 25, 2012, 07:15:46 AM
Headslick has worked so well for me (mixed in with Shave Secret) I gave away an unopened can of Edge Gel to a co-worker...Shaving soaps are also good, but I think my cream and gel days are over...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Falcon43 on December 25, 2012, 07:21:35 AM
I've been using a shave brush and soap for years.  I have found that this just gives me a better shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: gardner179 on January 05, 2013, 04:24:02 PM
its gell all the way for me, and has been dfor the last 10 years or so, i use the gells that come in a tube, they are very low foam but slick ase as a racing snake, use one of these products over kos kinetic shaving oil and you will not get any slicker. O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: prixmo93 on January 05, 2013, 04:56:04 PM
Trying both but leaning to the cream.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: VoodooSyxx on January 05, 2013, 04:57:48 PM
Head Slick over baby oil for me. I've tried foam and gels, but I can't seem to get as close and end up with razor burn too.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: mahaw90 on January 05, 2013, 05:07:57 PM
Headslick and shave secret for me, great shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: xabydaddy on January 13, 2013, 09:46:26 AM
Going back and forth trying to decide between Edge Gel and Shaving Soap/Brush. Always with Shave Secret underneath either though...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: OzSly on January 13, 2013, 02:30:05 PM
Headslick for the old scone for me. Top Stuff!
Bluebeards Revenge for the old mug. Awesome Stuff!!
Also Proraso for emergencies...in case I run out of Bluebeards Revenge  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Gary~ on January 13, 2013, 04:15:15 PM
Headslick for the old scone for me. Top Stuff!
Bluebeards Revenge for the old mug. Awesome Stuff!!
Also Proraso for emergencies...in case I run out of Bluebeards Revenge  O0

I hope that you're shaving your face with a sabre when you're using that -- it's the only authentic way.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: OzSly on January 13, 2013, 04:52:09 PM
Actually it's official name is The Bluebeards Revenge Double Edge Scimitar Razor  :)
.....and no I haven't.....but it's on it's way  O0
I currently use the Edwin Jagger DE89bl when I am on a shaving hot streak and use my Edwin Jagger Mach 3 most days when I don't feel like slashing my face  g@@4
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Gary~ on January 13, 2013, 06:54:40 PM
Actually it's official name is The Bluebeards Revenge Double Edge Scimitar Razor  :)
.....and no I haven't.....but it's on it's way  O0
I currently use the Edwin Jagger DE89bl when I am on a shaving hot streak and use on itmy Edwin Jagger Mach 3 most days when I don't feel like slashing my face  g@@4

That sounds positively dangerous. When Bluebeard seeks revenge I can only imagine that it is a pretty bloody process. I hope that when it comes to shaving they can put the nasty, revengeful Bluebeard to sleep and allow the caring, nurturing Bluebeard to come forth.

Seriously though, 'bespoke German engineering' with the Bluebeard logo laser etched into it -- looks seriously good -- and it's on it's way you lucky bloke.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: slyjoe on January 18, 2013, 06:58:41 PM
Gillette Utraglide shaving Gel
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: bella on January 28, 2013, 09:30:29 AM
Right now I'm using the barbasol we already had.  When I run out I might go back to girl shaving cream just for the scents  ;D


For me as someone 9 days in it's really important I can see the cream on my head so I initially know where I've shaved and where I haven't.  After the first pass I touch up by feel but using a less visibly prominent head soap or headslick would be really difficult for me right now.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Switchy on January 28, 2013, 07:04:52 PM
Right now I'm using the barbasol we already had.  When I run out I might go back to girl shaving cream just for the scents  ;D


For me as someone 9 days in it's really important I can see the cream on my head so I initially know where I've shaved and where I haven't.  After the first pass I touch up by feel but using a less visibly prominent head soap or headslick would be really difficult for me right now.
bella , you said you like that  boar brush , trust me they are nice.  Love mine.   O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: eric79 on February 07, 2013, 07:34:10 PM
I go back and forth between Bigalow shaving cream and Williams shaving soap. I have tried a bunch of stuff and still don' know what I like the best yet. I also used AOS creams and other soaps. I go to creams with a badger and soaps with a boar. depends on my mood in the morning most the time. I havn't used shaving gels in 3 months.

Eric
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: bbcguytom on April 02, 2013, 06:19:54 PM
Hi,

I've been using Bald Guyz Clear Shaving Gel, I got it at online retailer as it was 'on sale'. A little goes a long way, I would highly recommend it for those serious about shaving -it's good for the face, too. I wags using Noxzema for Sensitive Skin (which is far cheaper & you get more) before. Actually, I use anything 'fragrance free'.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Crowbar on April 12, 2013, 08:48:30 AM
I used Nivea gel for years thinking it was great. Then when I got my ATX they sent a sample of Headslick. I put Headslick on one side of my head and the Gel on the other and couldn't believe how good Headslick was in comparison. I was saying to myself "what have I been doing all these years! using cheap twin blades and crappy gel"
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Sandy28 on April 16, 2013, 05:33:25 AM
id take the cream
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TV guy on April 16, 2013, 09:03:33 AM
Proraso CAKE (in a tub) soap and a brush; cheaper and way better
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: geeman on April 23, 2013, 02:37:53 PM
i ran out of my usual shaving gel, L'Oreal men expert....panic!...then I remembered I had a tin of shaving gel in one of my wash bags...I bought it a year or so ago, before I went sly, for facial shaving, it was from a 1 shop!..guess what...it gave an amazing shave! so close! no rash and my head felt great!! 1 a can! going to keep at it, and report back, been 5 days so far, no rash, no irritation, it appears to be grat quality, feels looks and smells like shaving gel....works like shaving gel....must be shaving gel!!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Johnny_T on May 11, 2013, 05:55:20 AM
 On work days I am rushed so I use King of Shaves Shave Gel on my head. I shave in the shower, no mirror and that stuff works great. I use a Fusion.   On my days off when I have more time to shave I use a cheap VDH Boar brush and at the moment Kiss My Face shave cream. Before that it was headslick and sometimes I use Bigelow.

On my face I am using Mikes Natural shaving soap. I use a Semogue 620 boar. I've used VDH soap as well as Mama Bear but find Mikes to be outstanding.   As for Gels that King of Shaves is great stuff in my book. Slick as ice and great protection.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: geeman on May 11, 2013, 06:20:31 AM
since buying a DE for my face, I have been using taylors sandalwood shaving cream, with a brush, I used it on my head, using a fusion pro, and the shave was better than with any gel or foam I have used so far...so I'm sticking to that!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: howieLookAlike? on June 17, 2013, 10:58:16 AM
Has anyone ever tried using Magic Razorless Cream? If so, like it or hate it?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TheWickerMan on June 24, 2013, 09:44:47 PM
since buying a DE for my face, I have been using taylors sandalwood shaving cream, with a brush, I used it on my head, using a fusion pro, and the shave was better than with any gel or foam I have used so far...so I'm sticking to that!

I really hope more people stop using the mass-produced goop that's on store shelves and seek out quality shaving cremes and soaps. Same goes for razors, but that's another story.

Anyway, there are a lot of high quality products that offer a great value and give a superior performance. If they sell it at Walmart, Target, K-Mart, etc. Just say no!!!!

Find a reputable retailer, like Amazon, and buy some quality stuff like Proraso, Pacific Shaving Co, Taylors, etc. You won't regret it!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tartanraven on September 22, 2013, 04:57:59 PM
I use Mitchell's Wool Fat shaving soap exclusively for head and face.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MarshalArtist on September 22, 2013, 05:20:58 PM
I use Mitchell's Wool Fat shaving soap exclusively for head and face.
I wish I could but allergic to lanolin. :(
Title: Re: Re: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: tartanraven on September 22, 2013, 05:23:11 PM
what about a tallow based soap?  I can recommend Strop Shoppe's line
Title: Re: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: MarshalArtist on September 22, 2013, 05:37:19 PM
Maybe that might work. I am also sensitive to a great many fragrances, so that limits my choices as well.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Indell on September 23, 2013, 11:42:49 PM
It's been since October 2012 since I have shaved my grape and coming back after so long and reading everyone's posts is making me think I should again...

Shucks, I still have my HB Sport!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Boogie Clean on November 20, 2013, 06:58:27 PM
What's up everyone I'm new to the site and I been shaving for 2 years. I've used both razors and I like then both. Right now I'm sticking to the 5 because of price. I've also used a lot of different gels and creams and what I find that works the best is hair conditioner. I know it sounds weird, but I get the smoothest shaves ever!! I wet my head first and then run some conditioner in and go to work. Comes out clean every time!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tracer on November 20, 2013, 07:56:05 PM
Foam, the cheapest no name brand on the shelf  O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: mahaw90 on December 04, 2013, 08:14:50 PM
Currently using (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F12%2F05%2Fdyvedyby.jpg&hash=ef4da298af3f73bb5f34b94bcea7debf) with a brush and a splash of (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F12%2F05%2Fedydera9.jpg&hash=3d3115fc35ac48f27df56bf5862916bd) afterwards. Both very good.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: wutwutman on December 07, 2013, 01:08:56 PM
When I decided to go shaved, I initially used Magic Shave as I was afraid that a blade would cause me to "bump up".  It actually worked very well and as advertised.  Although it can be used by anyone of course, it is specifically formulated for kinkier hair so your results may vary ;)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: -Doug- on December 07, 2013, 07:57:35 PM
C. O. Bigelow is good on the face and the head. It's a cream that comes in a tube. Just squeeze a little on a brush and lather up. I've found it at Bath and Body Works.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Aussie Sly Guy on December 09, 2013, 10:03:18 AM
Baby oil and some Shaving Gel works best for me
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: waine on December 09, 2013, 10:47:16 AM
I used Tabac soap in the porcelain tub.  It lasted me a year.  Excellent stuff, but it smells a bit like grandpas favorite.  Instead of buying a new puc, I bought a Williams shaving stick, cleaned out the empty Tabac bowl, crushed the shaving stick into small pieces and compressed it into a tight fit.  My badger whips up a nice thick froth giving me a great shave.  Williams is popular here in SA, but its by no means near top quality.

The last product I use is PalmShave shaving cream, Lime scent -- also with the brush.  Not bad at all.

I have said similar words before: Once you have mastered wet shaving with a Badger brush and shaving soap, you will never go back to shaving goo found in the can.

Nice thread, especially the pics.  I wish I had access to all the awesome products in the USA and other countries.

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: antoniom on December 09, 2013, 07:20:32 PM
I got a quick in shower shave with my shampoo ( I can apply extra to wash my dome) if needed when out the shower a touch up with some shave gel if I want some proper shave lubricant.
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Post by: Slyest on December 10, 2013, 07:01:42 AM
I tended to use my local supermarkets gel from a can till recently. Although I wasnt overly impressed with headblade I do like head slick and will continue to use it despite going back to hydro
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Jay on December 13, 2013, 09:46:01 AM
Bigelow is re-packaged Proraso, in the event that you can't find CO Bigelow.

Proraso from tub or tube is great stuff. They also have a nice menthol which has a nice cooling effect in the warmer months.

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Feelinsofly on December 14, 2013, 05:12:33 PM
Have always used shave oils. Currently using "Cromwell & Cruthers." Works great, close shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Fsteve65 on December 25, 2013, 10:13:52 PM
Headblade Head slick I use to use edge gel but once you use headslick you will never use anything else
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DOC_OSMC on December 27, 2013, 02:28:41 PM
I've been using AVEENO POSITIVELY SMOOTH Shave Gel since forever on my face.  I've started using it on my head now that I'm shaving it and it works great! It gives a nice smooth shave.  Afterwards I apply AVEENO Men's After Shave Lotion all over the head for that nice cooling sensation.  My head feels nice and smooth!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: wutwutman on January 14, 2014, 10:31:58 AM
I also use Aveeno on the dome!  Love the smoothness and the way it smells...
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: antoniom on January 21, 2014, 07:20:17 PM
I use the bump defense product line I am the ambasador for them

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs9.postimg.org%2F3py32nbm3%2FPic_01212014_003.jpg&hash=3ccd91985ae70eeff9e527ce2a70884f) (http://postimg.org/image/3py32nbm3/)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: greatnessinc on February 19, 2014, 06:46:53 PM
I'm a recent convert to Taylor of Oldbond street. I'm cursed with sensitive skin and this seems to work best for me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Goatee on February 20, 2014, 12:58:55 PM
Wilkinson Sword Shaving soap is the one i use when wet shaving
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Thebaldnation on February 25, 2014, 04:34:11 PM
Headslick with shave oil underneath, headslick on my face as well, works great.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: -Doug- on February 25, 2014, 08:04:43 PM
I've been using C.O. Bigelow cream for a while now. It's good stuff. I apply it with a brush.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Goatee on February 27, 2014, 10:48:04 AM
Ordered some head slick to use with my Braun
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: shootinfool73 on June 17, 2014, 10:42:05 PM
I'm new, and still trying to find my 'groove', but I've been using headslick since I started shaving a few weeks ago.  First run was actually with Gillette Edge gel...because I had a lot and didnt want to use my 'good stuff' for the face (Taylor of Old Bond Street cream).   

Headslick is good stuff....  compliments the headblade for sure, but is great even if you stay with a standard razor like Mach 3 or fusion.

Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Goatee on June 18, 2014, 02:30:20 AM
TOBS Sensitive is a lovely shaving cream. Been using that for a while and def best i have ever tried. So far!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: traveller on June 26, 2014, 12:03:51 PM
I use Gillette tough beard gel.  No razer burn
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Mjm1996 on August 11, 2014, 02:57:22 PM
My husband prefers shaving oil over any other type of products!

He has tried many things over the years but oil seems to work best for him.  He also has sensitive skin but no problems with the oil.  He shaves his head in the shower with water and oil.


--Mindy
A loving wife of a bald man   :@`
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: baldlyshine on August 18, 2014, 04:33:46 PM
Head Blade Head Slick for me O0
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: smoothhead on October 21, 2014, 04:25:22 PM
Actually I find sorbolene by Redwin for sensitive skin very good when using the razor and the result is as smooth as a baby's bum lol!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: njbill on October 22, 2014, 11:58:39 AM
Barbasol.  Shrug
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Goatee on October 23, 2014, 10:37:37 AM
TOBS Sensitive is a great cream! Nice smell and a great lather
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SlickChromeDome on November 23, 2014, 12:35:04 PM
Best shave ever today! I used a pre-shave oil (which I made at home) then used cremo cream on my face and headstick on my head. First time that I didn't get razor burn on my neck and really smooth shave on my head...I'm sold on this process!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AJ Q-Ball on November 24, 2014, 03:39:04 PM
I can't speak for Headslick but I've used Cremo to shave my head.  It made my head very SLICK! I also like the citrus smell.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SlickChromeDome on November 25, 2014, 07:45:14 PM
Cremo is definitely good stuff!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: awkm4 on December 22, 2014, 07:51:32 PM
I stumbled across a tube of Proraso Italian shaving soap. It lathers nicely wit ha shaving brush. At first I was a bit leary because it's more of a soap, not a cream. I gave it a try and I was amazed how my razor would just glide through this stuff.

Paul D
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Mike E. P. on December 22, 2014, 08:00:31 PM
I like Proraso, too. It always provides me with a nice lather and a nice shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Thebaldnation on January 15, 2015, 03:09:33 PM

Best shave ever today! I used a pre-shave oil (which I made at home) then used cremo cream on my face and headstick on my head. First time that I didn't get razor burn on my neck and really smooth shave on my head...I'm sold on this process!
Yea, I use shaving oil consistently under all my shaving soaps and creams, it works the best I think.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: joandcruz on March 07, 2015, 12:28:13 AM

I use any old shaving gel, but first rub my head with some shaving oil, King of Shaves is good then apply the gel on top. seems to keep the shaving  rash at bay
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Titus on May 23, 2015, 12:15:20 AM
I've tried a few times without anything, just in the shower...And while I don't get any visible bumps, it does feel pretty irritated for a while.

I've been using Barbasol's Soothing Aloe lately, and it does the trick nicely. It also leaves my head feeling very "refreshed" and smooth, and I think it smells pretty nice. It's also only about a buck a can.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Mr Jules on May 23, 2015, 08:52:45 AM
I'm a Headblade slave ! So it's always their Head shed scrub followed by Head slick.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldTonyUK on June 03, 2015, 02:14:58 PM
I must admit to using whatever the retail outlet has on best offer so have tried many brands - some good, some mediocre, and some poor. My most recent choice has been King of Shaves Alphagel and although it doesn't produce lather it does lubricate really well and has given me my closest and smoothest shaves for months.
I'll be getting some more of this one! :-)

Tony
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: baldear on June 25, 2015, 11:23:04 AM
I just use normal shower gel for Men and shave with a headblade Sport every second day under the shower.

Perfect solution for me :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AJ Q-Ball on June 25, 2015, 09:08:51 PM
I just use normal shower gel for Men and shave with a headblade Sport every second day under the shower.

Perfect solution for me :)

Wow Balderr! Do you not get any razor burn? That is impressive!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: baldear on June 26, 2015, 03:31:06 AM
When I  use the shower gel at first,  it would burn like hell  ;D

First i wash my head with warm water,  then put on the shower gel and then shave. Works good and fast :)

3 blades Are on the razor and a gel line at the top. But i cant shave it EVERY day like that. Still looking for a way to shave every day perfectly.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Quiet_Dan on June 26, 2015, 03:38:13 AM
I just use normal shower gel for Men and shave with a headblade Sport every second day under the shower.

Perfect solution for me :)

Wow Balderr! Do you not get any razor burn? That is impressive!

Well that's all I use either shower gel or normal soap in the shower, and just normal Mach3 never get any razor burn but just the sides and back of my head have any hair worth shaving
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: reddog on June 26, 2015, 05:06:54 AM
balderr, take a look at the thread on safety razors. I haven't had razor burn since I switched to my safety razor. It does take longer, but I find it quite enjoyable.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AJ Q-Ball on June 26, 2015, 08:47:40 PM
When I  use the shower gel at first,  it would burn like hell  ;D

First i wash my head with warm water,  then put on the shower gel and then shave. Works good and fast :)

3 blades Are on the razor and a gel line at the top. But i cant shave it EVERY day like that. Still looking for a way to shave every day perfectly.

I shave in the shower too after washing my head. I put baby oil on first as a pre-shave and then use Barbasol Soothing Aloe shave cream. Then I'm ready to shave. I do that daily and have no razor burn. Keep us posted and let us know if we can help anymore.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AJ Q-Ball on June 26, 2015, 08:57:07 PM
Wow Quiet_Dan! I wish I could do that. More power to you. I used Fusion Proglide clear shave gel in a tube (which is now Gillette Body razor shave gel) several days in a row last year and I got razor burn. Once I stopped using it, no more razor burn.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Thebaldnation on July 20, 2015, 10:17:06 PM

balderr, take a look at the thread on safety razors. I haven't had razor burn since I switched to my safety razor. It does take longer, but I find it quite enjoyable.
I've been using a DE for head shaving for a while as well, I have a difficult time with shaving against the grain I usually go back to my Schick for against the grain, do you shave against the grain Red? And if you do do you use a heavy DE razor or light? I've tried both but no luck, maybe it's my technique that needs to change.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Nikki on July 21, 2015, 09:55:09 PM
I prefer creams...gel is too sticky for me,and I always make sure that what I use to shave is cruelty free and organic...or both. :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: AJ Q-Ball on July 21, 2015, 10:56:41 PM
I've gone back and forth between cream and gel lately. I can now use the Gillette clear shave gel on a regular basis and every time I use it to shave, my head is super SLICK! What an awesome feeling!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Aussie Sly Guy on July 22, 2015, 04:16:10 AM
I prefer shave soap then cream. Never will I ever use canned goo.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Aussie Sly Guy on July 22, 2015, 04:16:16 AM
I prefer shave soap then cream. Never will I ever use canned goo.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Quiet_Dan on July 22, 2015, 05:01:38 AM
I just use shower gel, but I can't grow that much hair and not so thick so it works well for me
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: reddog on July 22, 2015, 07:14:42 AM
Sorry nation, just saw your question.

I use a 1954 Gillette razor, not sure if it is heavy or light. I shave against the grain. Lately, I have had trouble on the sides and back when shaving every day. I even use an electric shaver sometimes on the sides and back, before using the razor. I use shaving soap and brush. I wish I could wait 2 or 3 days, but I'm hooked on the smooth feel.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: fjc on August 05, 2015, 06:21:25 AM
All my life I've mostly just shaved with an electric, due to blade costs and irritation.  Recently I started shaving my head.  Just used some old Gillette shave gel I had in the cupboard, probably many years old.  Since I'm shaving my head, I might as well do the face the same way - my electric razor hasn't been used in weeks now.

Picked up some Headslick and that does a great job.  As I'm on a shave-with-a-razor kick, I decided for the first time in my life to get a cheap badger brush.  Based on stuff I've read on this site, I also picked up a tub of the Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood shave cream.

Wow.  What an amazing feeling to lather up with that brush!  Got a great shave this morning using that.  Used way too much of the cream, but I'll learn.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Bilko1 on August 06, 2015, 05:40:57 AM
I tend to use shaving creams mostly. I used to use (& sometimes do for a change) shaving foam. I have recently started using gels and I think they are pretty good as you can kind of see any stubble that you have missed. I don't know, but it seems to me that I still get a closer shave using cream. Is this anybody elses experience, too? :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: SlickChromeDome on August 22, 2015, 08:28:46 AM
I've been using headblade's products for a while now but recently wanted to try beebald's stuff...awesome products!!! Might be making the switch. I also switch back and forth between the good ol Mach 3 and a DE. I only use the DE when time allows for it (which isn't too often)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: K5mow on August 22, 2015, 09:59:42 AM
Shaving cream works better for me.

Roger

 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: jbrit25 on September 29, 2015, 08:25:47 PM
I have a friend that uses baby shampoo to shave his head. He swears by it. Anyone here ever used that to shave your head?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: BaldBassMan on November 30, 2015, 04:47:29 AM
I'm still in my 30 day trial period, started off using edge gel and it seemed to work ok, but didn't really seem to give me the shave i wanted and had to keep reapplying. I then switched to a bar soap that was supposed to be specifically for shaving, but found it dried out my head too much. I just bought some Cremo shaving cream and love it. Apply it to the dome once and it just keeps lathering up no matter how many passes over an area I have to make and I have cut myself a lot less since switching to Cremo.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: edsly46 on November 30, 2015, 08:36:44 AM
Have you ever tried shave secret oil , it great stuff and cheap at walmart
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Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Wicked_Ripper on October 24, 2016, 12:04:50 PM
I hope I'm not digging out old topics..

I am using the Gillette shaving gel. No actual reason, I just find it easyer to use, and I like the way that with just a bit, you can cover the whole head :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: TheRedChile on November 20, 2016, 01:07:12 AM
Welcome Baldego!!

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I have been shaving my head for Ten Years and i mainly shave my head while in the shower...... with no cream or gel just water...

WOW!  No razor burn?

sounds brutal to me but I also have super hard water and dry skin. maybe some day I can pull that off....
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: ThePangolin on November 20, 2016, 07:56:08 AM
I use Shave Secret shave oil on occasion... works well. Not so well in the shower though which is where I prefer to shave and with Barbasol :)
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Conservator on November 29, 2016, 04:23:13 PM
I use either a shaving cream or soap that is meant to be used for your face.  I apply it with a shaving brush. 
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: DC on December 20, 2016, 09:47:09 AM
I've been using shaving soap by Van Yulay called WhatTZzzup with good results. It had a nice scent and is from an independent company.

However, when I have to get my son to school-and I  to work- I use Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Organic Shaving Soap. You can get it at most health and beauty places for less than  $10. It's easy to use and gives me a good shave.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Conservator on December 22, 2016, 11:28:53 AM
I am clean shaven on my face so whatever soap or cream I use on my face goes on my dome.  Today it was Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood shaving cream.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Acmboarder on November 19, 2017, 07:34:56 PM
Hey Tyler, Im new but thought Id reply I use cheap conditioner (V05) to shave and then I just found a new little trick Im in love with (Vicks vapor rub) apply to head after shave... no burn needed!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on November 20, 2017, 04:43:26 PM
@Acmboarder seems like Vicks wouldn't give off the best odor though.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Acmboarder on November 20, 2017, 04:55:36 PM
@Tyler you cant even smell it....
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: kaberaglobal78 on July 25, 2018, 05:14:00 AM
Nice content published. I think Shaving cream or gel is the best solution for beard and unique hairstyles. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Wiremu on August 02, 2018, 08:21:51 PM
I've been using Gillette canned cream with the Mach 3 for over 8 yrs. Don't like the shaving gels in the can as the consistency and texture just doesn't feel right.

With the DE razor, I use Proraso Red shaving cream (haven't yet graduated to a puck of soap, bowl and brush). The Proraso cream is very good and a little goes a long way. Stays slick with a little bit of water added every now and then. The razor does gunk up very quickly though but I'm not sure if that's because of the cream or something else.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: HANDSHAVED on July 09, 2019, 10:15:01 PM
Is HeadBlade's "SLICK" cream really good??? What's the positive aspects of it specifically?
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Tyler on July 12, 2019, 06:02:22 PM
Is 's "SLICK" cream really good??? What's the positive aspects of it specifically?

Like the name says, it's really slick so the blade glides across the head really easily. It also doesn't clog the blades like thicker creams.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: HANDSHAVED on July 12, 2019, 06:06:28 PM
Is 's "SLICK" cream really good??? What's the positive aspects of it specifically?

Like the name says, it's really slick so the blade glides across the head really easily. It also doesn't clog the blades like thicker creams.
Cool. Just ordered some so we shall experience it soon. Thank you!
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Magoo on July 12, 2019, 07:24:01 PM
Is 's "SLICK" cream really good??? What's the positive aspects of it specifically?
As Tyler said its very slick and only a small amount is needed. Dont over apply the product.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: RyanJP on August 11, 2019, 03:01:02 PM
I don't think you can go wrong either way in the matter of gel or cream. Ultimately, I think the prep is just as imperative if not more than the actual shave.

With that being said, I'm a big fan of Jack Black supreme cream, the Grooming Lounge beard destroyer and Billy Jealousy hydroplane. For gel it's gotta be Baxter of CA.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Blagadan on September 12, 2019, 09:46:19 AM
I use gel generally. Or sometimes have a dry shave believe it or not. Sometimes I use 2-3 drops of "Total Shave Solution" which does a great job of minimising any burn.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: leibows on September 13, 2019, 07:28:41 AM
I have been using Gillette Fusion 5 Gel with my Mach 3 razor and get a nice smooth/clean result.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Baldjaume on March 20, 2020, 02:52:16 AM
Shaving Cream and brush.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Semi-Sly on March 20, 2020, 11:05:58 PM
first 3 to 5 drops of either shave secret or some other quality shave oil and then Gillette foamy on top of that.  I havent found a gel that I like it all as much as a cream
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Razorhead on March 24, 2020, 03:20:45 PM
first 3 to 5 drops of either shave secret or some other quality shave oil and then  foamy on top of that.

I also apply shaving oil first and then I use Aveeno shaving gel. The shaving oil helps to reduce razor burn and irritation.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
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Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: clint902 on September 08, 2020, 04:01:42 AM
I've used Headslick and it was the best I've experienced but now I don't have any on hand so I just lather up Ivory soap with a brush and that works for me.
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: Semi-Sly on November 30, 2020, 05:50:59 PM
 I used some great stuff tonight !   It is a mango peach cream shave lotion that I bought at Trader Joes of all places !

 I always first wet my head and then put a few drops of some sort of a shaving oil on before I use any kind of shave cream but this stuff was also kind of an oily consistency more like the consistency of hair conditioner .   Oh man is my head beautifully smooth now !   The stuff also has aloe and vitamin E in it so thats a plus as well .
Title: Re: Shaving Cream or Gel?
Post by: clint902 on December 01, 2020, 01:13:18 PM
I figured I'd try something different today and I've been reading quite a bit about using olive oil so I said, "why not!"  so today I washed my head as usual then applied a few drops of olive oil to my scalp then I applied my usual shaving gel.  I honestly didn't expect much of a difference but to my surprise, I got a really smooth shave and my scalp feels fine.  I did get one cut on the back of my head but it was my fault.  I'm embarassed to admit I went sideways with the de but the rest of my head is fine.  How after all this time could I not know about olive oil?