Shaving soap or shaving cream? As professional barbers we choose hard shaving soap over shaving cream. Why? In our experience the best shaving soaps are usually the hard soaps and they do cost more. Hard shaving soaps last longer, produce a higher quality lather and a better shaving experience. Even though hard soap is generally more expensive than shaving cream, it provides better value for money.
A good shaving soap should contain a high level of fat and glycerin. A high percentage of fat is necessary to provide good lubrication and skin protection during a shaving session. At Cutthroat New Zealand® we make a traditional hard soap shaving product and we add bentonite clay in to the mix! Why bentonite clay?bentonite clay adds yet another layer of protection between the skin and the razor blade. Working with the fats and oils the clay creates an even better slick which enables the razor blade to glide even easier across your skin - there's nothing quite like it!
How to lather shaving soap in a mug
If you want to know how to lather shaving soap in a mug just follow these tips.The more you perform this traditional ritual the better you'll get at lathering up!
Rinse your shaving brush in hot water
With a flick of the wrist flick the brush once to rid of excess water
To load the brush with soap swirl it several times in the shaving soap jar
Work the shaving brush in the mug to create a thick lather
Add more soap or water as required and keep working the brush in the mug until you achieve the perfect lather
Spread the lather across your face and begin shaving!
Cutthroat New Zealand® sandalwood shaving soap is scented using real sandalwood essential oil. Sandalwood is soothing and calming and exudes a very masculine woody scent. Our peppermint shaving soap on the other hand is also made using real peppermint essential oil, not only does it smell amazing.. it's cooling and refreshing!. If you have difficulty choosing.. try flipping a coin!