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Hard Creams (Croaps)

If you've whipped up a lather on a puck of soap and a bowl of cream, you might find the best of both worlds with a croap. This hybrid between a soap and a cream is common with many of today's artisans.

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Finding the exact definition of "croap" is the debate of blogs, chat rooms, and forums, for our purposes, a croap is a soft soap/hard cream that you start (proto-lather) in the container and finish in a bowl or mug (or even face/palm). Many of our artisan soap makers fall into the croap camp. You might love Chiseled Face, Al's Shaving Cream, or Taconic. They often whip up frothy mounds of lather in a quick hurry. No Frankenstein this - just a wonderful amalgam of soap and cream.

Hard Creams (Croaps) Reviews
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My favorite
5/22/2017
RazoRock Zi' Peppino Shaving Soap, 125ml "This soap in my opinion has it all, a great scent ,slickness, and easy to lather up ,at a nice price. I have been straight shaving for about three yrs now and I have tried a lot of soaps but this one still stands out among the top three that I love to use. I also use the Zi Peppino after shave that goes with this soap . You won't be disappointed. Very nice.
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Scent
5/16/2017
Chiseled Face Shaving Soap, Ghost Town Barber, 4oz "I've used a lot of soaps. There are a lot of great soaps out there that lather well and perform well. Some not so much. This soap lathers and performs with the best of them however the scent is what keeps me coming back. Be warned, it's a strong one but has a great scent that favors men's hygiene. Unlike some that smell like breakfast cereals and bubble gum.
Rating:
A Well-kept Secret
5/14/2017
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop "This is arguably one of the best shaving soaps I have used in my 50 plus years of wet shaving. Its consistency, lubrication and fragrance all make for a most pleasant shaving experience. The fragrance and after shave "feel" are reminiscent of the old-time barbershops of my youth.
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Fantastic Shaving Soap
5/14/2017
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man "All of Stirling Soaps lather great and this soap is one of their best scents.
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Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop
5/14/2017
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop "I would put this soap in my top 3. Great lather and awesome smell. Produces a vary slick moisturizing feel for the straight razor. I have used a lot of different soaps and this one is a must try and is a great value.
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Love It
5/8/2017
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holy foam
5/8/2017
Cella Shave Soap Cream "I bought the sample with 6 in it, a new blade each day for six days so each sample gets a fair deal. i got to the cella last and was at first put off that it wasn't as creamy and fragrant as the other samples. but wow the shave was closer than any other sample and the least amount of irritation. My big test for skin irritation is I shower after I shave in the evenings and simple ivory soap to wash and i can tell from that how much shaving irritation I really have. with the cella, zero irritation, zip, nada. Now I know that shaving is subjective and everyone has different results. I'm going to go through the samples again in a blind test and see what I think then. I'll let you know, my wife will load up the brush and apply so all I'll do is shave.
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Great soap. Likes more water
5/8/2017
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Sharp Dressed Man "Great soap. Likes more water than expected, but the feel, function and scent are all top notch.
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