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Barbershop

Don't you love the nostalgia of a childhood scent? Does it bring you back to "that" moment? If "that" moment includes a striped pole, plate glass window, newspaper strewn leather chairs, the quiet snip of a scissors, and combs suspended in a jar of translucent liquid. 
  • Proraso Shaving Cream, Menthol and Eucalyptus, 150ml-West Coast Shaving
    $10.00

    Proraso Shaving Cream, Menthol and Eucalyptus, 150ml

    71 reviews

    Best-selling, traditional shaving cream loaded with menthol & eucalyptus Moisturizing and soothing Proraso has been a best seller in Italy f...

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  • Proraso Shaving Cream Soap, Menthol and Eucalyptus, 150g Tub-West Coast Shaving
    $10.00

    Proraso Shaving Cream Soap, Menthol and Eucalyptus, 150g Tub

    73 reviews

    Proraso Shaving Cream Soap is everything you think an old world barbershop should be. It works great, smells classic, and is one of the best values...

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  • Proraso Shaving Cream, Sandalwood, 150ml-West Coast Shaving
    $10.00

    Proraso Shaving Cream, Sandalwood, 150ml

    60 reviews

    Shaving cream from Italian classic, Proraso Loaded with coconut oil, and nourishing ingredients With a masculine, sandalwood aroma Looking for a ...

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  • Proraso Sandalwood with Shea Butter Cream Soap, 150ml Tub-West Coast Shaving
    $10.00

    Proraso Sandalwood with Shea Butter Cream Soap, 150ml Tub

    69 reviews

    Soft shaving soap from Proraso Part of the red line for coarse beards Contains shea butter and sandalwood oil Since its founding in 1908, Proras...

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  • Proraso Professional Shaving Cream Tube, 500ml, Barber Supply-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Proraso Professional Shaving Cream Tube, 500ml, Barber Supply

    8 reviews

    All-natural Proraso shaving cream in economical 500ml size No mineral oils, parabens, or silicone Intended for Barber Supply Do away with those ...

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  • Proraso Shave Foam, Menthol & Eucalyptus, small-West Coast Shaving
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    $7.99

    Proraso Shave Foam, Menthol & Eucalyptus, small

    3 Reviews

    Shaving foam with natural ingredients Eucalyptus purifies and tones and menthol refreshes and revitalizes Part of the Proraso Green Line with a cl...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.