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    Hi I live in an area of England which has extremely hard water and would like to know what soaps/creams you guys
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    I live in an area with extremely hard water as well and I've found that creams seem to lather much better than hard soaps. Creams that I use most of the time include Taylor of Old Bond Street, Prorasso, Palmolive and Arko. Castle Forbes works wonderfully as well. Hard soaps can be a little tricky to get good lather with hard water. A couple of drops of glycerin added to the bowl usually helps to whip up a good lather when using most soaps. Hope this helps.
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    Mine's so hard, I have to chew it before swallowing.

    But " Fine accoutrements " is a great hard water, hard soap. Almost a top tier soap, so to say. I'd say it is, for a hard soap line-up. They also have matching aftershaves, to their soaps.

    And the abovementioned soaps, by Theseus, work great, too.
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    Take the easy way out and get some distilled or RO water. A gallon is cheap and will last a long time for shave use. Then you don't have to do this hard water dance with soaps.

    In these parts water runs around 12 grains of hardness and that's about as hard as it comes anywhere.
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    I know that Barrister Reserve soaps were specifically designed for hard water tolerance. However, I do not know the availability in England.
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