View Full Version : I can scarcely believe it
05-30-2011, 10:19 PM
After many, many attempts at using Ogallala bay rum shaving soap and getting a terrible lather that disappeared in less than a minute, this morning I finally got a decent shave from it. Not a decent shave actually, probably the best shave I have gotten since I started wet shaving about a year ago. I barely added any water - I flicked my brush dry, loaded for about a minute, and then face lathered with just the water I had wet my face with and a tiny, tiny bit extra. I got the thick paste consistency people have spoken about, and my shave was irritation free. Not even any redness.
All I can say is, the fails and waiting for a good shave from it were worth it.
05-31-2011, 04:00 AM
Congrats on a great shave.
Some products can be tricky sometimes... Good work!
05-31-2011, 06:00 AM
05-31-2011, 07:19 AM
My experience (and I have heard this echoed here) is that Ogallala lathers differently from other soaps. It seems to me to be a more dry lather, yet still very workable if you keep at it. Not sure the difference, but it's still a nice shave for me when I do use it.
05-31-2011, 07:46 AM
This soap is bizarre for me, not the same lather qualities I get from other soaps, but the quality if the shave is top notch, and the scent is outstanding, I want to eat it. I'm hoping to get some Ogallala stuff for Father's day, as I'm pretty much out of everything. (the aftershave is my favourite)
05-31-2011, 06:11 PM
I get great lather from the Ogallala soaps. And yes, it is a bit different lather. If you try to turn it into what you are used to from other soaps, it may not work as well.
The biggest problem I have w/ Ogallala soaps is deciding which is my favorite scent. I used the Sage&Cedar today and now I'm undecided again.
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