I was just wondering why is it that experienced shaving hobbyists consider shaving soaps and creams to be better than gels?
Your average man on the street is using a shave gel from a can (typically Gillette) and wouldn't even think of buying a bowl of soap and a brush. On the flip side, anyone who's anyone in the world of shaving uses either a solid soap or a cream from a tube. I have watched hundreds of videos on YouTube and not a single shaving enthusiast ever uses a shave gel.
I was just wondering why is this? Are gels that bad? Why is a traditional soap or cream better?
Don't get me wrong, since discovering the traditional soaps I now enjoy using them. But why are gels taboo in the world of de and straight razor shaving?
Sorry if that seems like a dumb question, but I'm a noob and I need educating :)