I've been a slave to the badger brush for a while now... not nearly as long as many here, but I think that I can safely call myself a "life-er" now (that is to say, I won't be going back to the canned goo).
Despite being a self-proclaimed badger-slave today I found myself looking at the tube of Aveda brushless cream that SWMBO gave me a few months ago. I asked myself, "Should I try it again?" (I tried it once when SWMBO first gave it to me and it has been sitting in the back of my cupboard since then)... and I thought, "what the hell, why not?"
Well, as it turns out I still love the scent of this stuff; without any doubt in my mind, this smells better than most products I've encountered... but I just cannot enjoy my shave with this cream. The "non-lather" is slick, but I find that it tends to run/drip a little if my razor is too wet after I rinse it (and I rinse it very frequently - after almost every stroke) - and I find that this leads to an uneven distribution of "non-lather", which I find to be incredibly irksome.
The resulting shave was, well, OK. A year ago I didn't know that a shave this comfortable was possible - but right now, well, it doesn't compare to a really good shave (you know the kind I mean).
To those who use brushless creams on a regular or semi-regular basis, is this the normal experience with a brushless cream? If you have used Aveda as well as other brushless creams, how do they compare (this is the only brushless cream I've tried)? I'm just looking for a little insight here before I give up on this beautifully scented cream.
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