Dr. Carver's Shave Butter

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  1. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried this?

    Got a free sample in the mail and used it this morning. Kind of freaked me out because it doesn't lather up but seems to work OK. I can't say it works any better or worse than your average shaving cream.

    Any thoughts from Fanatics?
     
  2. BODWP

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    Anything is better than canned shaving cream.
     
  3. brianhos

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    A lot better than canned cream. I like those little samples they send you to pack for work trips.
     
  4. cyrocksmypants

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    I'd use a regular bar of soap before I used canned shaving cream. I'd use ACTUAL butter before I used canned shaving cream.
     
  5. cyinne

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    Why even shave? Just beard it up. A couple years ago I did "No Shave November" and I liked not shaving so much I have just kept it. Trim it up every 3-4 weeks and I am golden. Can't say I will ever go back to the baby face again.
     
  6. cyrocksmypants

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    I shave about once a week. I can't ever get past the scratchy stage. Too irritating. Plus, when I don't shave, I break out like crazy.
     
  7. SpokaneCY

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    Jack Black Supreme Creme Triple is my #1 choice. Just a tiny dab and it lubes better than anything and lasts forever. I'm rotating with Dermalogica Invigorating Shave gel which while I like, it dispenses too quickly so won't last.
     
  8. CyFan61

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    I have only ever used the cheap cans of Barbasol shaving cream. Never really had an issue although the responses here so far make me wonder if I am missing something.
     
  9. cyrocksmypants

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    I used to be the same way, but there really is a major difference.

    I use L'Occtaine shaving soap with a shaving brush. And I'm sure plenty of others here could give you tons of recommendations of what they use as well.
     
  10. Beyerball

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    What are you all talking about? Bar soap over can or gel shave cream? Strange. A good shave is about two other things anyway, 1- the razor, and 2- a warm face.
     
  11. cyclonedave25

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    I'm wondering that too. My whole life I have used Gillette Gel and nothing else. I also shave my head twice a week and it seems to work just fine without problems.
    Now I'm wondering if this shave butter is like shaving with a slice of Heaven?
    Also, what does this butter cost?
     
  12. Fishhead

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    Sportin the neck beard?
     
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    Never used it but quit using that canned goo 2 years ago. Use Primarily Proraso, C.O. Bigelow or Van Der Hagen shaving soap. Whip it up with a boar hair brush and you'll never use the canned goo again.
     
  14. besserheimerphat

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    #14 besserheimerphat, Jul 20, 2014
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    <---- Beard

    But my hair looks like crap cause I needed to get it cut and was trying to time it with a presentation I had to give at work. Now I'm rocking the sexy flowing locks on both ends of my head.
     
  15. packattack425

    packattack425 Well-Known Member

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    I shave every day. Shaving is a giant money pit. I will go cheap on shaving cream but not razors.
     
  16. Acylum

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    I'd be eternally grateful to anybody who can tell me how to consistently get a good lather with shaving soap and a brush. About one time out of 10 I get what I would consider a "lather". I'm about ready to give up.
     
  17. cyrocksmypants

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    I saturate my brush in water, let it briefly drip on the soap then, swirl the brush like crazy on the soap to get my lather?
     
  18. cyrocksmypants

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    I don't shave every day, but it takes me about a year or longer to go through one thing of shaving soap. It costs about 10-15 bucks. I don't know how much you spend a year in shaving cream, but I bet you lose money when comparing to other soaps or butters.
     
  19. cloneswereall

    cloneswereall Well-Known Member

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    I dunno. I shave every day and a can of cream can last between a month and a month and a half (or maybe it just seems that way because I always end up with a stockpile of about 3-4 cans of the stuff). A can of barbasol costs about $1.50.
     
  20. brianhos

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    I think it is like $8 a bottle, which last me 2-3 months.
     

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