Shaving Foam vs. Shaving Gel

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Jul 12, 2009.

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Shaving Foam vs. Shaving Gel

Poll closed Jul 22, 2009.
  1. Shaving Foam

    11 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Shaving Gel

    27 vote(s)
    49.1%
  3. Indifferent; gel also becomes foam as well

    17 vote(s)
    30.9%
  4. I don't shave; I clip and trim

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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    agkm800

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    colourfastt

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    I use actual shaving cream that one applies with a brush. NO aerosols for me!
     
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    iPhoneNYC

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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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    jknight8907

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    Dagless

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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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    Jaffa Cake

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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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    BoyBach

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    I use a Gillette gel that turns into a foam when applied. So, in answer to the question... yes.


    Real men don't shave! ;)
     
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    Unspoken Demise

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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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    steviem

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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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    puckhead193

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    :eek:



    I used the Gillette Fusion gel, works for me....:rolleyes:
     
  12. macrumors regular

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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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    spork183

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    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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    TwinCities Dan

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    Just a blade, no cream, gel, or water. :eek:

    No need for all that "foo foo" stuff! :p :)
     
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    Abstract

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    Me too. :)


    I want to nair my face though.
     
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    conch575

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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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    Melrose

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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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    Badandy

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    Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream w/ badger hair brush


    Heaven.
     
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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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    Melrose

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    OMG :eek: I thought that area was strictly wax-only...
     
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    Tomorrow

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    I thought the gels are simply pressurized - no aerosol.
     
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    creator2456

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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.
     
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    steve2112

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    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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