Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
Like Tree10Likes

Thread: Does anyone else have trouble getting bbs with aos sandalwood?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    boise, idaho
    Posts
    14
    Thanked: 0

    Default Does anyone else have trouble getting bbs with aos sandalwood?

    First off I would like to say I have been wetshaving with a de for about 6 months and I dont think its my technique. I use to get bbs quite easily with van der hagen soap, but the aos sandalwood is kinda like barbasol because it lets you shave close but never bbs. My setup is a lord l6 with derby blades (they worked for me before). Am I just using the aos cream wrong or what is it?

  2. #2
    Senior Member ecormier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Wolfville, NS Canada
    Posts
    435
    Thanked: 41

    Default

    I think you may be overstating the influence of your cream/soap in regards to closeness of shave.... for me the closeness has more to do with the razor, and how many passes maybe, but not the cream or soap.... AOS Sandalwood is one of the best I have.... all I could think is that maybe you're not using the right water/soap ratio.... all soaps are not the same... some I have to use far more water with... (I find I need to use more water with creams than soaps)
    earcutter, BobH and kwlfca like this.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to ecormier For This Useful Post:

    cjw208 (01-18-2014)

  4. #3
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    16,025
    Thanked: 3012

    Default

    Sorry, no idea what the problem may be, all I can say is the AOS lavender cream works for me to get a BBS with a DE or straight.

    Bob
    Life is a terminal illness in the end

  5. #4
    The Hurdy Gurdy Man thebigspendur's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    30,400
    Thanked: 4884
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quite honestly I don't think any shave cream will make the difference between BBS or not. You can shave with water only and get great shaves. In your case you say you get BBS with VDH which is one of the lowest performing soaps out there.
    No matter how many men you kill you can't kill your successor-Emperor Nero

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to thebigspendur For This Useful Post:

    cjw208 (01-18-2014)

  7. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    boise, idaho
    Posts
    14
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    I guess ill try to tweak my water/cream ratio and see what happens. Do you guys face lather or bowl?

  8. #6
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    16,025
    Thanked: 3012

    Default

    Face lather and I guess all you can really do is play around with more or less water like ecomier said. It should work with a little tuning.

    Bob
    Life is a terminal illness in the end

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to BobH For This Useful Post:

    cjw208 (01-18-2014)

  10. #7
    Senior Member ecormier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Wolfville, NS Canada
    Posts
    435
    Thanked: 41

    Default

    I'm not good enough for face lathering yet.... it still takes me 20-25 for a shave, so I generally use a scuttle (heated bowl), and lather a 'section' of my face to shave so that I can take my time (no nicks in a long time). I see a lot of 'experienced' guys on here sing the virtues of face lathering (exfoliation, making the hairs stand out better, shorter prep time) but I'm just not there yet

  11. #8
    barba crescit caput nescit Phrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,566
    Thanked: 2658

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ecormier View Post
    I'm not good enough for face lathering yet.... it still takes me 20-25 for a shave, so I generally use a scuttle (heated bowl), and lather a 'section' of my face to shave so that I can take my time (no nicks in a long time). I see a lot of 'experienced' guys on here sing the virtues of face lathering (exfoliation, making the hairs stand out better, shorter prep time) but I'm just not there yet
    Geez - guess I never gave this much thought...I've always "face lathered", whether it was with the old cartridge razors and canned goo, or when I got into straights. Started simply swirling the brush in a tub of Proraso until it looked right, then lathered it on my face, no problem.

    Scuttle is nice for some nice warm/hot lather once in awhile....
    ecormier likes this.

  12. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    boise, idaho
    Posts
    14
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    Hmm I see im thinking my lather is just bad

  13. #10
    Senior Member thehattr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    108
    Thanked: 18

    Default

    I lather in a bowl, but I also agree that it is not your soap.* I recently switched soaps and did not put enough water in so when I took my second pass it came off sorta powdery, however I still got just as good of a shave as I did with my other soap.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •