Arko Shaving Cream Soap Stick - 12 Pieces, £7.49 Delivered @ Amazon/Salon Time
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Arko Shaving Cream Soap Stick - 12 Pieces, £7.49 Delivered @ Amazon/Salon Time

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Found 27th Dec 2015
New link: amazon.co.uk/gp/…YQY

Arko Barber's Shaving Cream stick is the king of the inexpensive soaps. To use this stuff properly, thoroughly wet your face and rub the stick with a bit of pressure on the stubble until you can see a layer forming (you shouldn't use the stick to build lather). Then, take a wet brush and build the lather on your face. There's no need for a mug. Just keep in mind that this stuff requires a bit of water to get going properly. It has the most slippery, effective lather is one that is wet almost to the point of being runny. The scent is a classic barbershop note. This soap moisturizes well, lathers well, and provides enough lubrication that you can use it with any of your razors. It does require some fine-tuning as far as figuring out how much water to use when lathering. But it's fantastic stuff -- especially given its price -- once you make it work the way you want.

This soap lathers easily and quickly. It builds a very thick and lubricating lather
Fantastic, potent and longer lasting scent
Very traditional packaging, just for men who loves traditional shaving
Gives a close and smooth shave. Leaves the skin very smooth and supple
Comes in a box of 12 pcs of Arko shaving soap stick. Value for barbers!!!!

900 Grams.
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Even better, I managed to get an open/damaged box for £6.59 from Amazon Warehouse X)

Now at this link amazon.co.uk/gp/…YQY
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Edited by: "louiselouise" 5th Jan 2016
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I've never had much luck applying shaving sticks directly. I prefer using a double-boiler or microwave to melt the soap into a bowl and then applying using a brush in the normal way.

Good spot though and a box like this should last years.
Also worth considering Palmolive shave sticks available from Asda for about 60p each last time I got one.
Halloway

I've never had much luck applying shaving sticks directly. I prefer using … I've never had much luck applying shaving sticks directly. I prefer using a double-boiler or microwave to melt the soap into a bowl and then applying using a brush in the normal way. Good spot though and a box like this should last years.



That's a good idea, thanks!
I just use a wet brush - rub it on the soap then brush over face. Same tub of soap has lasted over a year; shaving approx every 5 days
Ross81

I just use a wet brush - rub it on the soap then brush over face. Same … I just use a wet brush - rub it on the soap then brush over face. Same tub of soap has lasted over a year; shaving approx every 5 days



Similar here, the tub I had for Christmas last year is probably about halfway through at most. I can't even imagine how long 12 sticks would last me, certainly decades rather than years.
£7.49 for a near-lifetimes supply is pretty great.
Don't buy this if you're a vegan. It's not a bad soap though if you're not. Then again it's kind of sick smelling but you get used to it.
Edited by: "definition" 27th Dec 2015
These lather up well. Not the greatest scent. A dozen will last eons. Bargain.
this is the best shaving stuff you can get !!!!!!!!!!!!!! destroys any gel foam that you can get
jools771

this is the best shaving stuff you can get !!!!!!!!!!!!!! destroys any … this is the best shaving stuff you can get !!!!!!!!!!!!!! destroys any gel foam that you can get



II have used these and they are ok but they are not even close to "the best you can get" X)

Maybe the best for someone who wants to spend the least possible on shaving!

Gel/Foams are nasty, Get yourself a decent cream like Taylors of old bond street, Then come back and tell me this is the best
HDUKBargainHunter

II have used these and they are ok but they are not even close to "the … II have used these and they are ok but they are not even close to "the best you can get" X)Maybe the best for someone who wants to spend the least possible on shaving!Gel/Foams are nasty, Get yourself a decent cream like Taylors of old bond street, Then come back and tell me this is the best



Yeah but...
do TOBS function well? I see people talking fragrance and 'rich creamy lather'. I'm currently going thru a tub of Proraso and I can get a rich creamy lather ok etc but I would not say it lubricates (main reason for using) so well certainly not as well as Truefitt & Hill. With T&H I really need to use dry hands or Ikon handle it is so slippery. Proraso - not so much at all.
Meathotukdeals

Yeah but...do TOBS function well? I see people talking fragrance and … Yeah but...do TOBS function well? I see people talking fragrance and 'rich creamy lather'. I'm currently going thru a tub of Proraso and I can get a rich creamy lather ok etc but I would not say it lubricates (main reason for using) so well certainly not as well as Truefitt & Hill. With T&H I really need to use dry hands or Ikon handle it is so slippery. Proraso - not so much at all.



It performs better than anything else I have tried by a long way! I had a tube of Proraso and it was so bad compared to TOBS I gave it away! I have found the Sandalwood variant of TOBS is the best (more ingredients/additives ect) and makes the face very slick!
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We've All got our favourites I use signature soaps. Lasts ages.
bought this deal few weeks ago ,very pleased with soap and scent,anyone know if theres some sort of caddy/holder for these sticks
thx
Got some the other week when they were 3 for £1.50 delivered on Amazon, havent used them yet but will take your tips on board !
Halloway

I've never had much luck applying shaving sticks directly. I prefer using … I've never had much luck applying shaving sticks directly. I prefer using a double-boiler or microwave to melt the soap into a bowl and then applying using a brush in the normal way. Good spot though and a box like this should last years.




Just take 3 or 4 sticks and press them firmly into a shaving bowl and you don't have to apply directly to your face with the stick, they are soft enough to do this easily.
TorqueOfTheDevil

These lather up well. Not the greatest scent. A dozen will last eons. … These lather up well. Not the greatest scent. A dozen will last eons. Bargain.



If you smell the stick directly it has a gents urinal aroma about it but it's nowhere near as bad once used as directed.
Hair conditioner. Wipe face with warm water. Spread on some hair conditioner and work into stubble. Leave for several minutes to soften the stubble. Shave.

definition

Don't buy this if you're a vegan. It's not a bad soap though if you're … Don't buy this if you're a vegan. It's not a bad soap though if you're not. Then again it's kind of sick smelling but you get used to it.



Is it due to animal testing or having animal products in it?
The Salon Time price has went up to £9.99 now
On a shaving related tip, here is an Edwin Jagger (lined) DE89L razor for £20.91, open box amazon.co.uk/gp/…sed
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood is nice stuff but a 150g tub is about £8.50... that's over TEN TIMES the price of one of these sticks! Seems a bit unfair to compare the Arko unfavourably.

Personally, I love these Arko sticks. The smell is like an old school barber shop to me and the lather is lovely.

I wish I'd discovered DE shaving years ago, but now I have I won't ever go back to cartridges. Yes, there are nice Merkur and Edwin Jagger razors and stuff, but to think you can basically shave for a year for under £20 is insane. Wilkinson Sword Classic, cheap brush and bowl, pack of 50 Astra blades and a few Arko sticks... done!
You swines. My post about a week ago mentioned these, I noticed they hadn't all sold, was trying to keep them quiet for future purchases.
I don't know why some people think they smell like toilet blocks, they smell of lemon and barber shops.
The three for £1.49 that was on HUKD the other week is just that bit better value-wise, I normally buy boyf the Palmolive sticks. Hopefully he'll like these Looks as though Salon Time change their prices reasonably regularly, so I'm sure it'll pop up again.

I nearly went for the 3 for £1.49 Derby sticks on Amazon (also on HUKD recently) but as Arko is mentioned so often on the DE shaving forums, I thought I'd go for an established and well-loved classic.
Seems to be another linky from Salon Time for some reason, still £7.49 amazon.co.uk/gp/…YQY
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