Col. Conk Worlds Famous Shaving Soap, Bay Rum (Net Weight 2.25 Oz)
- Bay Rum Scent
- Contains: Contains: Avocado Oil and Vitamin E
- Net Weight 2.25 oz.
- 2 1/2" Diameter by 1" Tall
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Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, the soap.
I have tried many Soaps and Creams for shaving and Col. Conk is as great a soap as any of the other 40$ brands. I have a wooden container of Truefitt and Hill soap in my bathroom and I haven't used it in weeks due to this little 3.00$ miracle.
My Taylor of Old Bond Street creams have been sitting in my medicine cabinet because the Col. whipped them into shape.
The bay rum soap is Glycerin based, so you may have to adjust your lathering a little bit, if you are used to triple milled hard soaps like T&H.
Make sure you get A LOT of the soap from the puck into your brush.
To build a lather, Whip it HARD and fast for a good minute in your bowel. Make sure to add little drops of water every 15 seconds or so.
Keep Whipping it good, Grandpa!
you should get one of the best lathers for a shave you ever had!
SLES (a variation of sodium Laureth Sulfite)
Edit: I stopped using the soap after a couple uses because my face would break out in a rash. Here's the ingredients, you can make your own decisions.
First off it takes time and patience to create the perfect lather also practice. I've been getting that down and it can be fun creating your own lather and brushing it on your face. There is a distinctive feeling of class shaving the old fashioned way but at the same time it can be considered a chore and time consuming when running late for an important meeting. When not in a rush it can be a relaxing and pleasurable process. A good badger hair brush can make a difference in the lather process.
The soap cakes are small about half the size of a jello cup and come in a thin plastic case suitable for travel. It's not water tight but as long as you wash the soap before storing it, it should be fine. I believe these should be small enough for airplane travel since the limit is 3 Oz and these are 2.25 Oz.
Second and my biggest concern about this soap, specifically the Bay Rum soap is the scent. Some say it has the scent of an old fashioned barbershop. That may be true but when I first received the soap I found it to be very masculine in scent but at the same time it reminds me of an old man. The Old Spice products have a scent that is distinctive to being used by older men and so does Col. Conk's Bay Rum Shaving Soap. At least this is my take on it. It smells like an old man and since I am not an old man I was not too fond of it's scent.Read more ›
You can certainly use it right out of the simple package, although it may not be something you want to leave out on the counter. I pop the puck into an small, inexpensive bowl (from the local Chinese market!)and heat it in the microwave for about 15 seconds. It quickly melts into the form of the bowl, and cools right back down in a few minutes.
It's simply and effectively packaged in thin plastic; if you're worried about how sleek your bathroom looks, you'll want to drop it into a separate tub of some sort.
The soap works up a pretty good lather reasonably easily. While this is my first Cake o' Shaving Soap, I am happy with it, and would recommend it to others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
while it isnt a terrible soap, it isnt something id buy again. It has a great smell, but thats all it has going for it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ray
This soap works as advertised but there are a lot of better alternatives out there. A lot.Published 11 days ago by Raymond Thomas
Smells fantastic, does need quite a bit of brush work to get a heavy lather, but leaves skin feeling soft and clean after a shavePublished 13 days ago by J
I've never used shaving soap until I purchased Col. Conks, but I'll never go back to cream. Using this shave soap with a nice safety razor gives me a close shave and I don't have... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Dave Snow
The soap is very nice. The scent is a quite a bit better than the last cake that I had which was very 'flowery' in contrast.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
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