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View Poll Results: Shaving Foam vs. Shaving Gel
Shaving Foam 11 20.00%
Shaving Gel 27 49.09%
Indifferent; gel also becomes foam as well 17 30.91%
I don't shave; I clip and trim 0 0%
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 03:58 PM   #1
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Shaving Foam vs. Shaving Gel

Foam or Gel

What do you prefer?
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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Foam or Gel

What do you prefer?
I use actual shaving cream that one applies with a brush. NO aerosols for me!
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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I use a gel that's made from Oatmeal and seems to work best on sensitive skin - I got a ton of nicks and bumps from the more commercial stuff.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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Shaving soap with a brush.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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Meh, I just use some Gilette (sp?) something or other foam. Or some kind of lemony foam. I've tried gels in the past but I've always gone back to foam.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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Am I the only one who sees no discernible difference between gel and foam?

Either/or, I'm not fussed.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:27 PM   #7
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Real men shave with Vodka and an Axe Head.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:28 PM   #8
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I use a Gillette gel that turns into a foam when applied. So, in answer to the question... yes.


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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:30 PM   #9
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I can't wait to hear what some of the women of MacRumors prefer. This thread would certainly become interesting. Lol.

Anyway, I prefer gel. Followed by a nice after shave to make sure I stay nice and smooth. Gotta stay my best.

Now when it comes to my face...
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:30 PM   #10
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The gel I use is more like a lubricant that just lets the razor go along smoothly.

Although I don't really see any difference between the shaving gels and foams that come in aerosol cans.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:32 PM   #11
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Now when it comes to my face...




I used the Gillette Fusion gel, works for me....
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:59 PM   #12
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actually , i dont use either.... or anything rather.

just hot water and a razor blade, always done it that way, and always will.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 05:06 PM   #13
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actually , i dont use either.... or anything rather.

just hot water and a razor blade, always done it that way, and always will.
The hot water is the key. Get the face moist and the pores opened, then either gel or cream will work.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 05:18 PM   #14
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Just a blade, no cream, gel, or water.

No need for all that "foo foo" stuff!
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 06:11 PM   #15
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just hot water and a razor blade, always done it that way, and always will.
Me too.


I want to nair my face though.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 06:45 PM   #16
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I shave my legs with shaving gel because it's so cool how it becomes a foam! I obviously don't have facial hair to shave.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 07:18 PM   #17
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Shaving foam. Barbasol, in the green can. I used to use the stuff in the grey can, but they stopped making that. That, in combination with my deodorant, was 'my smell.'
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 07:43 PM   #18
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 07:51 PM   #19
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I'm a woman, so I only shave my legs and underarms. I prefer foam...because I just do.
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Gel on the legs, pits and...no-no zone.

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Gel on the legs, pits and...no-no zone.

OMG I thought that area was strictly wax-only...
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OMG I thought that area was strictly wax-only...
It would seem not. For women OR men. Check out this video. (NSFW? Maybe?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TiJNewpCnY
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I use actual shaving cream that one applies with a brush. NO aerosols for me!
I thought the gels are simply pressurized - no aerosol.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 09:32 PM   #24
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just hot water and a razor blade, always done it that way, and always will.
Ditto. Never had any problems of bumps nicks or anything doing it this way. No need to spend more money on something I probably would end up not using.



That video is...I don't know and I don't ever want to know.
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Ditto. Never had any problems of bumps nicks or anything doing it this way. No need to spend more money on something I probably would end up not using.



That video is...I don't know and I don't ever want to know.
It's a cartoonish video from Gillette. It shouldn't really be NSFW, since they use every euphemism in the book for the genital areas. I should have said it's not safe if the thought of putting a razor blade near your uhh, sensitive area, disturbs you.
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