I have totally enjoyed using Proraso, Truefitt & Hill, and Taylors of Old Bond Street - all creams! As well as some other creams. For me, its been cream all the way.
Well... recently, I have run low on my blessed creams. At the moment all I have left is half a tub of Taylor's Lavender, and tiny amounts of other creams.
But I have had a stockpile of some soap. And I have been looking to save some money so I thought "why not try some soap?"
So I put two cakes of Williams Shaving Soap into an old Old Spice Shaving mug and that was it.
Recently, I read here that adding a bit of Glycerin to the soap was a good idea. And having had great experiences with Glycerin the past I did this without hestiation.
And then the shave... I did my best to lather up, rubbing it into my well prepped beard...
Well... it was okay. Not great. Not like a fine English crream. But still pretty good. What I do like about this soap is that its a total icon among the world war II generation. That's pretty cool. And its also really, really cheap. That's nice.
I got a good shave from this and followed up with a good splash of another old Williams product - Aqua Velva. It felt great.
Again, this was not a great shave. Not the shave that I have had with other products. But one thing that I have learned in this whole journey of wet shaving is that its not all about the product, but also about technique! Great technique even with less than great products can produce an excellent shave.
Does anyone else here use Williams soap? Do you like it? Do you think its good value for the money?