Asda Palmolive shave stick - 49p
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Asda Palmolive shave stick - 49p

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Found 13th Jul 2013
Amazon £2.44
Tesco 50p
Asda 49p

I've noticed quite a few deals for double edged shaving and thought I'd add this for any newbies.

When you start double edge shaving you head over to Badger and Blade or some other forum for advice and soon you find the urge to buy really expensive shaving soap like Bluebeards Revenge etc etc.

Dont waste your time. I swapped to de shaving initially to save money - the fact the shave is excellent is a bonus- anyhow when I bought my first shave kit I bought one of these online. Paid over the odds!! never mind I bought 6 of these ages ago may need to buy some new ones soon- anyway been meaning to post for a while the soap is considered as an excellent option.

I know people say Arko is a good cheap option but this smells better and gives a really nice shave- I suspect cartridge shavers could use it too but I dont know.

For me this with a feather blade and a Merkur gives an amazing shave :o)

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depends how sensitive your skin is to a barrage of chems

49p in Morrisons too, at least it was last time I got some for boyf in March

While we're on the subject of budget shaving, I got him a Ri-Mei branded double edged razor for when he stays at mine (he uses an Edwin Jagger DE89LBL): ebay.co.uk/itm…e5a was at £1.88 last week! from DX.com; bought Dorco blades separately too.

Reviews: http://club.dx.com/reviews/text/116281

There are similar ones from HK but the Ri-Mei at least gets decent reviews. Would be useful for those starting DE shaving, maybe.

Edit: Here's a cheaper listing for the Ri-Mei: ebay.co.uk/itm…8e7 £1.76.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 19th Jul 2013

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louiselouise

While we're on the subject of budget shaving, I got him a Ri-Mei branded … While we're on the subject of budget shaving, I got him a Ri-Mei branded double edged razor for when he stays at mine (he uses an Edwin Jagger DE89LBL): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fashion-Men-Double-Edge-Blade-Antislip-Handle-Razor-Shaver-Silver-Tone-Blade-/360678379098?pt=UK_Health_HairRemoval_RL&hash=item53fa1b4e5a was at £1.88 last week! from DX.com; bought Dorco blades separately too.Reviews: http://club.dx.com/reviews/text/116281There are similar ones from HK but the Ri-Mei at least gets decent reviews. Would be useful for those starting DE shaving, maybe.


louiselouise

While we're on the subject of budget shaving, I got him a Ri-Mei branded … While we're on the subject of budget shaving, I got him a Ri-Mei branded double edged razor for when he stays at mine (he uses an Edwin Jagger DE89LBL): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fashion-Men-Double-Edge-Blade-Antislip-Handle-Razor-Shaver-Silver-Tone-Blade-/360678379098?pt=UK_Health_HairRemoval_RL&hash=item53fa1b4e5a was at £1.88 last week! from DX.com; bought Dorco blades separately too.Reviews: http://club.dx.com/reviews/text/116281There are similar ones from HK but the Ri-Mei at least gets decent reviews. Would be useful for those starting DE shaving, maybe.




Wow that is cheap reviews seem good too!!! Cant believe how much cheaper de shaving is compared to the mach 3's I used to used :o)

Here's another bargain buy (one reviewer says he's used it since the 1950s!) boots.com/en/…42/ 125ml £1.05. Just picked boyf this up today, for him to try. You also get a free sample Nivea For Men replenishing moisturiser when ordering online (think these Boots Shave Creams are online only anyway).

Edit: He said today he had the "best (DE) shave ever" using the aforementioned Boots Shave Cream and Nuage Shaving Oil (with menthol, from Morrisons, £1.01).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 19th Jul 2013

HotUKDeals has a brilliant DE Shaving Forum here.

The only contradiction I don't like with most shaving forums is: they announce DE shaving is cheaper. Then they mention £50 shaving brushes and such like.

I think a dedicated forum thread to genuinely bargainous DE shaving is in order, as this is Hotukdeals, after all.

49p is the usual price for this and has been for ages..... they sell it in most supermarkets and Wilkinsons.

louiselouise

The only contradiction I don't like with most shaving forums is: they … The only contradiction I don't like with most shaving forums is: they announce DE shaving is cheaper. Then they mention £50 shaving brushes and such like.I think a dedicated forum thread to genuinely bargainous DE shaving is in order, as this is Hotukdeals, after all.



Fair comment there I feel.

Tis good shave soap though, I've been using it for years. Its also ideal for travelling because of its small size..... I wouldn't dream of buying the ludicrously expensive shave soaps and creams when this works so well and I hate the toilet cleaner smell of Arco.
I still use shave gel though sometimes, for quickness, and to have a change occasionally.

As for DE blades..... well I've gone back to disposables. I get just as good a shave from them, and they last longer than a DE blade.

yes normal price I pay ...this beats the Wilkinsons sword soap, and the expensive foams and gel TRY IT and never go back. Also neat for traveling !! I bought 4 at 19p each when my local co-op pharmacy was having there refit.

Is it possible to cut a bit off and lather it up in a bowl rather than rubbing it on your face?

1234orange

yes normal price I pay ...this beats the Wilkinsons sword soap, and the … yes normal price I pay ...this beats the Wilkinsons sword soap, and the expensive foams and gel TRY IT and never go back. Also neat for traveling !! I bought 4 at 19p each when my local co-op pharmacy was having there refit.



I tried the Wilkingson Sword soap that comes in a bowl once and found it abysmal.... no decent lather to it at all.... and its around 5 times the price of Palmolive.

louiselouise

The only contradiction I don't like with most shaving forums is: they … The only contradiction I don't like with most shaving forums is: they announce DE shaving is cheaper. Then they mention £50 shaving brushes and such like.I think a dedicated forum thread to genuinely bargainous DE shaving is in order, as this is Hotukdeals, after all.



It can get expensive but it depends on the person spending.
Personally I know what I like now and each year its going to cost me £6 for a tub of soap. Every two years I need to buy another 100 blades at £11. £11.50 for a years worth of shaving is a deal if you ask me

stonebear

Is it possible to cut a bit off and lather it up in a bowl rather than … Is it possible to cut a bit off and lather it up in a bowl rather than rubbing it on your face?


You can grate it - then press/mold the flakes into a container/bowl. Its easier to grate if you freeze it for 20 mins first (its not so soft then). There's some vids on youtube.

Use this stick virtually all the time and its as good as the £5 soaps.....but as others have said 49p is pretty much the standard price. If you prefer (budget) cream, try Supermax Ultimate shaving cream (about 89p from Boyes).
Edited by: "gari189" 19th Jul 2013

I havent started DE shaving yet im too scared.

Can you use this stick with a hydro 5?

tom6195

I havent started DE shaving yet im too scared.Can you use this stick with … I havent started DE shaving yet im too scared.Can you use this stick with a hydro 5?


Yes - you need a decent brush to lather it with though.......eg Vulfix 404 and thats about £12.....

Biker Jeff

I tried the Wilkingson Sword soap that comes in a bowl once and found it … I tried the Wilkingson Sword soap that comes in a bowl once and found it abysmal.... no decent lather to it at all.... and its around 5 times the price of Palmolive.



I depends how wet is your brush. Try to shake water off and mix for 15-20 sec on soap then transfer to the shaving bowl and keep adding water. After 2 min of mixing you will see result.

gari189

Yes - you need a decent brush to lather it with though.......eg Vulfix … Yes - you need a decent brush to lather it with though.......eg Vulfix 404 and thats about £12.....



I actually bought a brush, cream, and razor relief this week but for 49p i might as well try this too:)

So do I apply this to my face, and use the brush to lather up?

keefff

I depends how wet is your brush. Try to shake water off and mix for 15-20 … I depends how wet is your brush. Try to shake water off and mix for 15-20 sec on soap then transfer to the shaving bowl and keep adding water. After 2 min of mixing you will see result.



That's too long to faff about....... anyway, no point buying it again when Palmolive is far cheaper and works well.

tom6195

I actually bought a brush, cream, and razor relief this week but for 49p … I actually bought a brush, cream, and razor relief this week but for 49p i might as well try this too:)So do I apply this to my face, and use the brush to lather up?


wet face, rub stick around the shave area (I tend not to apply the soap to my upper lip) then lather with a wet brush. Once you have plenty of lather on your brush you can apply lather to your upper lip from the brush. Don't apply the soap too thickly or lather for too short a time otherwise solid soap clogs your razor. Several vids on youtube

Biker Jeff

I tried the Wilkingson Sword soap that comes in a bowl once and found it … I tried the Wilkingson Sword soap that comes in a bowl once and found it abysmal.... no decent lather to it at all.... and its around 5 times the price of Palmolive.


Me too found the same - Boots shaving soap in a bowl is equally bad.

Hate shaving, bought an electric shaver, problem solved, very quick ,easy and skin in better condition, BUT do not get a close a shave

Here's a money saving tip - grow a beard and buy a decent beard trimmer. :-)

I've found using normal soap with a brush seems to work ok (using normal catridge razors not DE); are the proper soaps much better?
So far only done it when travelling or run out of shaving gel, forgot it, etc.

_g_

I've found using normal soap with a brush seems to work ok (using normal … I've found using normal soap with a brush seems to work ok (using normal catridge razors not DE); are the proper soaps much better?So far only done it when travelling or run out of shaving gel, forgot it, etc.



Yes.... The lather a shaving soap makes is far superior to ordinary bath soap. It also stays a creamy lather throughout the shave, unlike bath soap lather that breaks down in a short while.

Banned

I don't like Palmolive shampoo, let alone a shave stick

heat added for the price

These are always this price. I get bad razor burn. I literally tried everything including safety razors. Then I tried the king of shaves razor, and it works really really well if you have sensitive skin.
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