Palmolive soap sticks problem

#1
Hi all,
I’m experimenting Palmolive soap sticks. I’ve seen a few people on YouTube say how fantastic they are for the price.
I love the smell, it reminds me of how men’s shaving smelt in the 1970s.

My problem is no mater how I make the lather I can’t get enough moisture in it. I find it dries slightly on my face or clogs the razor and is difficult to rinse clear.

Any ideas other than binning it?
 
#2
Hi all,
I’m experimenting Palmolive soap sticks. I’ve seen a few people on YouTube say how fantastic they are for the price.
I love the smell, it reminds me of how men’s shaving smelt in the 1970s.

My problem is no mater how I make the lather I can’t get enough moisture in it. I find it dries slightly on my face or clogs the razor and is difficult to rinse clear.

Any ideas other than binning it?
More water is needed, you will know when you have it right, just keep practising .....it's cheap enough! :) P.
 
#4
Hi all,
I’m experimenting Palmolive soap sticks. I’ve seen a few people on YouTube say how fantastic they are for the price.
I love the smell, it reminds me of how men’s shaving smelt in the 1970s.

My problem is no mater how I make the lather I can’t get enough moisture in it. I find it dries slightly on my face or clogs the razor and is difficult to rinse clear.

Any ideas other than binning it?
Don't give up on the humble Palmolive stick, once you've got the right consitantcy you'll be rewarded with a excellent lather, it's my favourite inexpensive shave stick...It is a thirsty stick. Regards.:)
 
#5
I presume you rub the stick on your face and then build the lather? You could try to load the brush by rubbing it against the stick and building a lather in a bowl or palm lathering it as that would allow you to see/feel the lather before it's on your face. Some people (like myself) cut the sticks into slices then mould into a bowl and brush load it which works very well.
 
#6
The humble Palmolive stick performs way above its price point. I love it.
<-- Just experiment. if its drying on your face that is a sure sign of a dry lather.
when i first started using MWF i had a problem of it drying on my face. a couple of days with more water and i had it sussed.
You cant go wrong with a Palmolive stick. :) ( or maybe at first) :D
 
#11
...Any ideas other than binning it?
That would be a mistake, since the soap is indeed fantastic. Not just about the best value as a shaving soap, but it is a solid performer.

If using it as a stick doesn't work for you, just grate it in a bowl and use it that way. It is much easier to load and you can tune the lather the way you like it.
 
#14
My problem is no mater how I make the lather I can’t get enough moisture in it. I find it dries slightly on my face or clogs the razor and is difficult to rinse clear.
Another solution: I would grate the stick (usually a peeler is more than enough) in order to put it in a container (like a mug or a cup) so that you could generously load the brush and add some water in the process as well.
 
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#17
I think that from the ten or so sticks I tried with intended use ie rub on face and lather, the humble Palmolive is the least suitable due to how concentrated it is.

Rubbing on the brush is in my experience perfect for Palmolive as it's picking less soap so you do not need to add so much water and the lather stay firm.

The blue Wilkinson stick is also one I would avoid rubbing directly on my face for similar reasons.

The best one for face rubbing is Tabac closly followed by Arko imho.
 
#18
Hi all,
I’m experimenting Palmolive soap sticks. I’ve seen a few people on YouTube say how fantastic they are for the price.
I love the smell, it reminds me of how men’s shaving smelt in the 1970s.

My problem is no mater how I make the lather I can’t get enough moisture in it. I find it dries slightly on my face or clogs the razor and is difficult to rinse clear.

Any ideas other than binning it?
Needs more water. Keep adding small amounts of water until the lather becomes heavy and yoghurty. The brush will get noticeably heavier.
 
#20
Treat it like a hard soap.

Until you are used to it, just really load it up on either a damp brush or your face. Then either using the bowl or your face, keep working it and dipping the tips of your brush in water regularly. You will soon find the hot spot (which is quite wide with palmolive). You will get a thick and lovely lather.

A marvellous soap.
 
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