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Shaving Soaps

When you think classic shaving, there's nothing more traditional than lathering up with a quality shaving soap. Shop our Top 10 and Newest Shaving soaps or browse our wide selection from traditional brands and small batch artisans. 

  • D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $19.50

    D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap Refill

    6 reviews

    D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap Refill allows you to get the most usage out of your grooming products. Grooming products are a mix of disposab...

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  • D.R. Harris Sandalwood Bowl Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $19.50

    D.R. Harris Sandalwood Bowl Refill

    6 reviews

    Sandalwood scented shaving soap from D.R. Harris Refill puck for mahogany, beech, or any favorite shaving bowl Triple-milled in England If you n...

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  • D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $17.55

    D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap Refill

    9 reviews

    If you have a good mug or bowl, this cake can last a very long time. With this D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap Refill, you can get the best usag...

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  • D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap in Beech Wood Bowl-West Coast Shaving
    $38.00

    D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap in Beech Wood Bowl

    3 Reviews

    If you're getting a lousy shave, it might be the products that you're using. Even a very good razor will underperform if you're not using the right...

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  • D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap in Mahogany Stained Wood Bowl-West Coast Shaving
    $40.00

    D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap in Mahogany Stained Wood Bowl

    9 Reviews

    Get yourself a good brush to go with this and you'll have everything you need for the most relaxing, refined shaving experience around. D.R. Harris...

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  • D.R. Harris Windsor Shaving Soap in Mahogany Stained Wood Bowl-West Coast Shaving
    $40.00

    D.R. Harris Windsor Shaving Soap in Mahogany Stained Wood Bowl

    7 Reviews

    For pure elegance, it's hard to outdo mahogany. The D.R. Harris Windsor Shaving Soap in a Mahogany Wood Bowl capitalizes on this, combining that r...

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  • D.R. Harris Almond Shaving Soap in Mahogany Stained Wood Bowl-West Coast Shaving
    $40.00

    D.R. Harris Almond Shaving Soap in Mahogany Stained Wood Bowl

    3 Reviews

    Triple milled hard, long lasting soap Luxurious almond scented lather Mahogany effect wooden bowl Thick lather, great lubrication, and a comfor...

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  • D.R. Harris Lavender Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $17.55

    D.R. Harris Lavender Shaving Soap Refill

    6 reviews

    Lavender might not be the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of manly scents, but this soap is very masculine. The product also help...

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  • D.R. Harris Windsor Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $19.50

    D.R. Harris Windsor Shaving Soap Refill

    14 reviews

    If you have any of the D.R. Harris bowls, this refill is something you'll want to try. The D.R. Harris Windsor Shaving Soap Refill fits in any of ...

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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.