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    I could not understand why so many people hated Williams Mug Shaving Soap. I know now, I headed out on a week business trip with my trusty williams converted to a shave stick. Some of the hardest water I have shaved with. The lather disapeared in seconds. I just used more and shaved with the slime for 3 days till I got close to a bath and body works to grab a tube of C. O. Bigelow. It was ok, not wonderful, with the hard water.

    I want to keep a stick of shaving soap when I travel. What soaps work well with hard water for you guys?

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    i have not used them with hard water, but i think the classics like Arko, La Toja, and Palmolive. Good luck with the next trip.
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    Tabac Shave Stick, this soap lathers easily with any type of water.
    Tabacaholic since 1976

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    I suspect Arko or GZD would lather with hard water as they are easy lathering anyway. Tabac would also be a decent choice. All come in stick form and Arko/GZD will easily conform to whatever stick container you press it into (they come as a stick but without a container they are too soft to use in that form). Tabac comes in a stick container as well as the more famous puck.

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    Most soaps containing tetrasodium EDTA will do ok with hard water.
    I love the smell of Arko in the morning.

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    Palmolive, Tabac, Speick.
    Extra sebum nulla salus

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    Our water is pretty dang hard here and I have never had a problem with Cella.
    I will always have some..ALWAYS~

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    Quote Originally Posted by carldamnit View Post
    What soaps work well with hard water for you guys?
    I've never had problems with any of the soaps that I use with our hard water: MDC, DRH & AOS. Had no problems with Cella either. In many cases you just need to load more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celestino View Post
    i have not used them with hard water, but i think the classics like Arko, La Toja, and Palmolive. Good luck with the next trip.
    +1 Palmolive and La Toja are my go to travel soaps.

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    Buy some bottled water and use it to shave with.
    I'm a ole Minister who loves the Ole South. I am an Arko Acolyte.

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