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travel boy
05-17-2011, 12:41 PM
I am curious what other people use when they don't have time to use a brush? I have tried cremo, twinluxe, and keihls. The twinluxe is great- but pricey.

mandoman
05-17-2011, 12:43 PM
even in a hurry i still use a brush with my AOS cream then i break out with my gillette fusion

Ignatius
05-17-2011, 12:51 PM
I go with the 'designer' stubble look.


~Adam

OtherMoe
05-17-2011, 12:58 PM
None. I don't remember the last time I did not use a brush.

JCinPA
05-17-2011, 01:00 PM
Brush does not take that much time, but you could go with Kiss My Face (various flavors). It lathers great with a brush but works without it.

klm099
05-17-2011, 01:00 PM
I ALWAYS use a brush
ken

grogals
05-17-2011, 01:10 PM
I rarely go brush-less, but when I do, I use Clinique Cream Shave.

I've reviewed this product here if you're curious -

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?ltr=C&t=198380

chuckr9
05-17-2011, 01:14 PM
Cremo SC and a Mach 3 (but I try not to be so rushed that I cannot use my brush and a DE or STR8).

Blix
05-17-2011, 01:15 PM
If I don't have time to use the brush, I don't have time for a shave anyway, so then I don't shave.

ZJ68
05-17-2011, 01:21 PM
Jack Black Beard Lube.

aceofhearts
05-17-2011, 01:24 PM
I am curious what other people use when they don't have time to use a brush? I have tried cremo, twinluxe, and keihls. The twinluxe is great- but pricey.

I am never in that much of a hurry...Plan ahead enjoy the shave!

gaj90027
05-17-2011, 01:33 PM
I have used my girlfriends Cremo and/or her son's Proraso Canned Foam in a pinch (both were products I purchased for them :001_smile). This has thankfully only happened 2 or 3 times in the last 2 years though.

Dpflaum
05-17-2011, 02:03 PM
I always use a brush. Always. I don't understand the morning hurry anyway, just get up earlier.

jgkeegan
05-17-2011, 02:05 PM
I am curious what other people use when they don't have time to use a brush? I have tried cremo, twinluxe, and keihls. The twinluxe is great- but pricey.

skip shaving.

mftoms59
05-17-2011, 02:46 PM
Cremo-Cream :thumbup1:

orchestrion
05-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Ursa Major. I like the pine scent. :thumbup1:

noahpictures
05-17-2011, 02:50 PM
Kmf.

Go West Young Man
05-17-2011, 02:56 PM
Any regular cream can be used brushless.

texaninkc
05-17-2011, 03:06 PM
i skip the shave if i dont have time. i'm in graduate school, so there isn't a need for me to shave. if you're in a line of work that requires a shaved face, you're probably the type of person that makes time for a shave.

like others have mentioned, any cream you have can be used brushless. I've used my AOS brushless (even says it on the tub) and it works just as well.

fredo456
05-17-2011, 03:09 PM
If I don't have time to do it properly, I don't shave. I don't need to shave for my job anyway so I do it daily just for fun. And fun requires the brush.

Moe
05-17-2011, 03:18 PM
What does using a brush add to shaving time? A single minute? I always have time for a brush.

grouse79
05-17-2011, 03:21 PM
If I'm doing multiple passes then a brush will take about the same or less as using canned foam, in my experience. I can whip the brush over my face a lot faster than I can squeeze out some more foam and smear it on. I've done 2-3 passes in less than ten minutes if I miss the balm and aftershave. The foam is kept for emergency shaves in the shower when I could not get away with not shaving. One quick swipe with a mild DE gets the worst of the stubble off. I try to avoid this emergency routine as much as possible as I don't like to start the day with anything less than a nice smooth face. Or a racing pulse.

klassic1
05-17-2011, 03:47 PM
In a hurry?! pishaw.
I might go with a two pass instead of a three or four pass....to save time.

Actually....the Casswell Massey cream works well without a brush lather. even though its labelled as a lather cream. I used that without the brush today.

But only because it doesn't lather up...not because I'm in a hurry to get the shave done.....lets be clear on that.
(usually I use it as a pre-shave, like an oil) before lathering up with something else.

whavens
05-17-2011, 03:57 PM
I use the lather riser a friend gave me. His dad was a barber and it is the one from his barber shop. Nothing like a nice hot lather.

bananaman
05-17-2011, 04:03 PM
I just skip shaving. Has only happened once or twice in the past year though. I prefer a relaxed start to the day, so I get up early and take my time.

oc_in_fw
05-17-2011, 05:32 PM
When I am in a hurry- Speick or Arko stick and face lather. Works real fast, and both lather supremely. If I am really in a hurry, I don't shave- if I get cut I end up skipping a day to heal, so really no difference.

ZJ68
05-17-2011, 05:45 PM
Being in a hurry doesn't necessarily mean being pressed for time. Say you're sick and can't stand the thought of either your face itching for another minute, or a 45 minute ritual to shave just so you're comfortable. You want to get it done as fast as possible and back to bed.

Skipping a shave isn't always a viable option. Everyone thinks a little stubble makes them look just like David Beckham. Unless you are David Beckham, it probably doesn't.

BarbaBowie
05-17-2011, 05:46 PM
If I am in a rush, I use Lucky Tiger Shaving Cream.

Castel33
05-17-2011, 06:25 PM
C.o. bigalow works really well with or without a brush

FL shaver
05-17-2011, 06:33 PM
Varvatos or one of the Lush samples I have left. The only time I use it is for an evening shave after I hear, "I'll be waiting in the car."

Ski-Patroller
05-17-2011, 06:58 PM
I used to use Edge when I was on vacation and didn't want to carry everything. Now it is Soap and a Brush or Nothing.

I could use an electric since I don't need a mirror to do that, but I get too much razor burn from my Norelco.

T-Dog
05-17-2011, 08:24 PM
No brush = no DE shave for me. If I am in that much of a hurry I will dig out my electric razor. You can't rush a good DE shave.

bkfist
05-17-2011, 08:34 PM
I go with the 'designer' stubble look.


~Adam

+1

If I can't lather/shave properly, I don't shave.

redrako
05-17-2011, 09:08 PM
My product(s) are Arko or Palmolive shave sticks face lathered with a 1-2 pass shave.

I've on occasion been in a hurry and forgotten to soak my brush. On that occasion I simply run a scrubby badger brush (the humble tweezerman is excellent) under tap water to sufficiently wet the bristles.

Because I've paid the price in razor bumps and ingrown hairs later, I'm extra diligent about technique, pressure and angle.

norton
05-17-2011, 09:26 PM
Kmf.

This. But really, mostly for OCD touch ups after the brush has been cleaned up and I find I missed a spot.

bvance554
05-17-2011, 09:29 PM
When traveling I use either Cremo or Kiss My Face.

dpm802
05-17-2011, 09:35 PM
I have used my girlfriends Cremo So what do you think of Lady Cremo? Is it similar in performance to regular Cremo, but with a different smell?

I've been thinking of getting some Lady Cremo to try out, since the citrus smell of CremoCream is the one thing that turns me off to anotherwise excellent product.

bjh618
05-18-2011, 03:16 AM
King of Shave menthol for me

gaj90027
05-18-2011, 08:53 AM
So what do you think of Lady Cremo? Is it similar in performance to regular Cremo, but with a different smell?

I've been thinking of getting some Lady Cremo to try out, since the citrus smell of CremoCream is the one thing that turns me off to anotherwise excellent product.

My girlfriend actually uses the original Cremo (we both love the orange citrus scent) and this is what she had on hand when I borrowed it. She tried a tube of the Lady Cremo when it first came out and according to her the performance was indentical but the smell was not as nice. I have smelled so many shaving creams since then but I want to say that the lady cremo smelled like sweet coconut. I also seem to recall comments that the lady cremo smelled like the original cremo before original cremo changed it scent to citrus (does that make sense?).

Dewaine
05-18-2011, 08:58 AM
It is a matter of prioritizing. What could possibly be so important that you would skip a good shave??

ZJ68
05-18-2011, 09:16 AM
It is a matter of prioritizing. What could possibly be so important that you would skip a good shave??
A good shave doesn't have to take an hour.

christhach
05-18-2011, 09:17 AM
Lucky Tiger Shaving Cream or Cremo Shaving Cream. But this almost never happens if I can help it.

mmack66
05-18-2011, 09:24 AM
Barbasol Yellow.

Go West Young Man
05-18-2011, 09:29 AM
It is a matter of prioritizing. What could possibly be so important that you would skip a good shave??

A good shave is easily achievable with or without a brush.

Deltaboy
05-18-2011, 10:14 AM
I am curious what other people use when they don't have time to use a brush? I have tried cremo, twinluxe, and keihls. The twinluxe is great- but pricey.

Classic Barbarsol in the Red and white can plus Shave Secret and a Bic twin blade for senstive skin disposable.

njpaddy
05-18-2011, 10:32 AM
I am curious what other people use when they don't have time to use a brush?
There are faster ways to use a brush. I can dip one of my smaller brushes into a very soft cream like Taylor Rose and whip up a great face lather quicker than shaking and applying a cream or gel from a can. There's really no excuse not to use a brush. I'd rather go without shaving.

manchambo
05-18-2011, 10:49 AM
I get pretty decent results using oil and a Mach III.

jeffpofutah
05-18-2011, 10:54 AM
I almost always use a brush. If I did have to shave-and-go, I would use my electric razor.

WooPigSooie
05-18-2011, 11:40 AM
Always use a brush, but every now and then when I sleep in too late, I usually grab my King of Shaves Shave gel. Pretty quick and easy.

Bobtrumpet
05-18-2011, 12:08 PM
C. O. Bigelow. Brushless.

fine wine
05-18-2011, 12:18 PM
EVERYONE gets in a hurry at sometime or another! To say you don't, well you MUST live a charmed life. Anyway the go to cream in a hurry for me is "Neutrogena skin clearing shave cream". No real lather to mess with and makes my face as slick as grease....................GEE, hope I spelled everything ok.......................JR

eastomjac
05-18-2011, 12:29 PM
never ever shave w/o my brush its not that time consumeing to whip up a lather.guess im gettin old

hunter87597
05-18-2011, 12:33 PM
I try to avoid getting rushed through shaving. I would simply not shave, than rush through it and turn it into a chore.

oc_in_fw
05-18-2011, 02:10 PM
EVERYONE gets in a hurry at sometime or another! To say you don't, well you MUST live a charmed life. Anyway the go to cream in a hurry for me is "Neutrogena skin clearing shave cream". No real lather to mess with and makes my face as slick as grease....................GEE, hope I spelled everything ok.......................JR

Don't know what cracks you up about "if I don't have time to shave I don't do it". If I can't do a job right at work I don't do it, either.

bhorsoft
05-18-2011, 03:05 PM
I never shave without using the brush. It takes me more time to get the goo off of my hands than it does to whip up a good lather. If I haven't got time to whip up a lather, then I don't have time to shave.

Alraz
05-18-2011, 03:14 PM
I hardly ever find myself in that situation. Usually, when I am in a rush, I prefer not to shave. For me shaving is about relaxation.

Al raz.

djm2
05-18-2011, 03:30 PM
Braun electric or Edge shave gel

bro-ham
05-18-2011, 03:36 PM
I go brushless a few times a month. I never travel with my brush (afraid of losing one), and I don't fly with my DE (I don't check bags, and don't want my DE confiscated.) I usually pack a small container with my wife's Alba Botanica. I also have a tube of Crew Shave cream that I really like, it has a completely unique smell.

Kevan
05-18-2011, 03:44 PM
Noxzema Sensitive foam or Proraso foam with Proraso pre/post work very well in short order if you can't use a brush.

Metalman
05-19-2011, 06:12 PM
Cremo, or if I don't have any important meetings, I simply skip shaving that day. I tend to be an every other day shaver, especially in light of the closeness I get with a DE.

The Cremo doesn't offer the same satisfying experience as creating a nice lather, but I get very good results with it.

dpm802
05-19-2011, 06:40 PM
Lately, I've been getting some great brushless shaves with Musgo Real. In fact, MR seems to work better without a brush than it does with it.

But MR is my seasonal go-to for Spring. Ask me this same question in July, and I'll probably say Proraso.

Many times, even when I'm not pressed for time, I skip using a brush. There isn't a soap or cream out there that can't be lathered up by hand. Neither your whiskers nor your razor will know the difference.

Gabadab
05-19-2011, 10:59 PM
King of Shave menthol for me

KOS works wonders when I'm pressed for time.

DErminator
05-19-2011, 11:48 PM
Pure water.

elveeskee
05-20-2011, 05:13 AM
Interesting that most people would go to a cream in a rush...
I use a shave stick when I'm in a rush. Usually a QED shave stick. Add a 2 pass shave and I'm out the door.

BigRich
05-20-2011, 05:20 AM
I always make time for the brush. I'll take being 5 minutes late over a crappy shave any day.

kingfisher
05-20-2011, 06:37 AM
T&H WIL spread on the face and rubbed into the beard with my fingers. Second choice is KMF. Third choice used to be King of Shaves gel, but I don't have any of it anymore because I gave it to my son.

DE_Dude
06-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Pure water.

Best answer yet.

My "in a hurry" logic is backwards regarding hardware. If I suddenly need to shave, I'll just squeeze some cream from a tube onto a brush for a super fast face lather (doesn't have to be perfect). Barely takes longer than using fingers. Then instead of a DE, use a Trac II like I used to use carts back in the day--one pass of short, slightly overlapping strokes, followed by quick touch ups. For me, the cart instead of DE more than makes up for the brush time.

Luckily I haven't had to do this too many times--if I have to get up early, shaving the night before works fine.

the gato
06-25-2011, 09:31 PM
I keep a can of barbasol around for various uses. This being one of them.

dpm802
06-25-2011, 09:32 PM
I'll use almost anything brushless ... today it was Williams. I've also been enjoying JASON Skin and Beard Therapy ... hard to find, but a terrific product for travel or a quickie shave.

KM-instructor
06-26-2011, 05:30 AM
Have always used a brush, for me it's not a shave without it.

BBrad
06-26-2011, 06:54 AM
If I have a need to save time shaving (self employed, so that doesn't happen often) I do it by skipping passes, not by skipping the brush!!

My alternative need is not in the interest of time, but for travel. I can not, will not, and must not (a little OCD?) put a wet brush in my shave kit or suitcase. So, when traveling, I simply use a wet hand to face lather some RSC cream and I'm good! Not my choice for everyday use, but works acceptably when on the go.

miamimoe
06-26-2011, 09:17 AM
If I am in a big hurry, Noxzema Sensitive cream in the can with the slant and an Israeli red. I can get a great 2 pass shave in 5 minutes.

david1987
06-26-2011, 10:35 AM
I use King of Shaves if I am in a hurry. I love all of the products but if you give a few minutes and work the gel and hydrate your face well, it works good enough for me!

Sterling Cooper
06-26-2011, 11:38 AM
I haven't shaved without a brush in over five years. If I'm in a real hurry, my go to option is a palmolive shave stick and a quick face lathering. If I'm really, really in a hurry. I skip my shave for the day.

Alacrity59
06-26-2011, 02:14 PM
Why not work on not getting up late?

StylinLA
06-26-2011, 02:28 PM
I never get in that much of a hurry. Might do one pass only.

Naw, I'd still do two at least.

buddydog
06-26-2011, 03:00 PM
I never shave without a brush.

Jorocom
06-26-2011, 07:12 PM
I keep a can of barbasol around for various uses. This being one of them.

+1

rockviper
06-26-2011, 07:14 PM
When you're in a hurry and need to shave, my advice is ..... don't! A rushed shave is a bad shave. The 2-3 minutes to whip up a lather shouldn't be a game changer.

Deltaboy
06-26-2011, 07:16 PM
I am curious what other people use when they don't have time to use a brush? I have tried cremo, twinluxe, and keihls. The twinluxe is great- but pricey.

Classic ole Barbarsol!

bamabubba
06-26-2011, 08:44 PM
If I'm in a hurry, it means a shower shave. I haven't gotten my straights restored yet and haven't had the $$$ to buy the new Dovo I want, so I'm still using a Gilette Fusion. Of all of the canned stuff, I like their Comfort Advantage Sensitive. It's uber slick and actually doesn't dry my skin like most all of the other foams and gels do. I prefer the brush, though I just started using one again. My beard absolutely will NOT cooperate with an electric, no matter how super powerful it's supposed to be. One will shave my upper cheeks but that's it. Anywhere else, it just pulls. That said, I've been a wet shaver since my 12th birthday...oh lord, that means I've been shaving for over 25 years. Ugh!!!!

Jimbo
06-26-2011, 09:09 PM
Cremo

Alraz
06-26-2011, 09:14 PM
I learned that shaving in a hurry can be disastrous.

Al raz.

lancj1
06-26-2011, 10:54 PM
I am curious what other people use when they don't have time to use a brush? I have tried cremo, twinluxe, and keihls. The twinluxe is great- but pricey.

Fusion gel and a Hydro 3 in the shower as this am

PaqDan
06-26-2011, 11:09 PM
I'd skip shaving. I used to use the Kiehl's shave cream before I got into the brush. At $35 it's pretty pricey stuff. I still use one of their moisturizers though.

Legion
06-27-2011, 12:49 AM
http://badgerandblade.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=131954&title=milk26amp-3b-co-moisturising-shave-milk&cat=41

sas71
06-27-2011, 08:31 AM
if i cant use a brush i wouldnt be shaving that day

phillylion
06-28-2011, 11:08 AM
I always use a brush, except when I shave in the shower. In that case I use a block of oatmeal shave soap.

TZee
06-28-2011, 04:55 PM
Proraso/Omega tube or Clinique Cream Shave.

Jimbo
06-29-2011, 07:25 AM
I just automatically said Cremo but now that I thought about it, years ago, I used Edge Gel and it did a pretty fair job for me before I switched to the mug and brush.

mantic
06-29-2011, 07:35 AM
I usually skip shaving if I can. If I can't I've used Cremo-Cream, Sharps Kid Glove, KMF, and King Of Shaves with reasonable success.