View Full Version : How Many Shaves Can I Expect?
05-11-2012, 01:42 PM
Ordered some samples from our friend Gary (TOBS Avacado, MWF and Proraso Red) and I was wondering...
How many shaves can I expect to get out of the 1/4 ounce samples?
05-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Hope you don't mind if I answer you directly and I'm sure some of my other customers will chime in as well if they agree or disagree.
The shaving cream samples are 1/4oz and should last from 2 to 6 shaves depending on the cream itself, your brush, lathering skills and lathering technique. If you do 6 pass shaves using a massively dense large simpsons brush then you are looking at 2 shaves max. If you only do 2 passes with a normal size, normal density, edwin jagger or TGN knot brush then 4 to 6 shaves shouldn't be beyond the realm of possibility.
The shaving soap samples are 1/2oz and should last from 5 to 14 shaves depending on the soap itself and your brush, etc. It also makes a difference with the soap samples if you form the soap flakes into a puck or stick and rub it on your face or force/mold the shavings into a container/bowl and lather up. The puck/stick method should result in less flakes coming off on your face where as if you mold the soap flakes into a container and use too much pressure with the brush while loading you may end up breaking up the soap sample and not getting as many uses.
Please let me know if you have any other questions, I am always happy to help.
05-12-2012, 04:44 AM
05-13-2012, 04:10 AM
I've gotten 6 shaves from a sample.
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