Have you ever wondered what alternatives there are to classic shaving foam or gel?
We will show you why shaving soap is a great and sustainable option and how it can become an integral part of your shaving routine with just a little practice.
Tips and tricks for correct use are therefore included😉!
What is shaving soap?
Shaving soap is an alternative to conventional shaving foam or shaving gel. It consists of saponified fats, oils, kaolin and water and is often enriched with natural essential oils. The shaving soap comes in two different consistencies: hard and soft. The hard version looks like a bar of soap, the soft version comes in jars or tubes and is creamy. The hard variant is certainly more common. This is reminiscent of the traditional barber shops and spreads such a pleasant nostalgic feeling 😊.
For centuries, shaving soap has been used to achieve a smooth shave. Enriched with nourishing ingredients, it offers the skin the necessary support. For a thorough cleansing of combination or impure skin, the use of activated charcoal shaving soap is recommended, while almond shaving soap, for example, is pleasant for sensitive skin.
What are the benefits of shaving soap at a glance?
- Compared to canned shaving cream, shaving soap offers the best shaving cream. It not only gives the hair a softer texture, but also better stability so that the razor blade can catch it better. This not only makes shaving easier, but also achieves a smooth and clean result. Thanks to the pore-deep effect of shaving soap, hair can also be removed directly at the roots. In contrast, conventional shaving foam from a can quickly collapses and after a short time there is often only a thin film left
- Shaving soap is more ecological! Traditional shaving cream, which is often packaged in aerosol cans, contains fuels such as butane, propane, or dimethyl ether. Although ozone-depleting CFC fuels are now banned, canned shaving cream remains more of a burden on the environment because the cans used are made of aluminum, an alloy of iron, or tinplate.
To use the shaving soap, mix a small piece of it with warm water in a shaving bowl. A shaving brush is then used to lather the soap to a foamy state. Ideally, the soap is frothed up in a small stainless steel bowl so that it can be held comfortably in the hand.