Eric writes: So I finally gave in and ordered a tube of Proraso cream on Amazon. However, while I was waiting for it to arrive, I sadly learned a couple days ago that I was just running out of the little travel-sized can of shaving gel that I was using. And worse, I found this out this mid-shave!
It was then that I had an idea to get me through that shave: I grabbed my squeeze-bottle of body wash from the shower, and added a drop of the stuff into the small amount of canned lather that I had in my cup. Then I mixed them together with my brush — and discovered an amazing super-lather!
The soap creates a real lather that retains a lot of water, and the canned shaving foam provides the conditioners and enough extra mass that will keep the lather from simply breaking up. Thus, each component is making up for what the other lacks. The result is both thick and watery– it goes onto the face and stays there, and provides plenty of moisture for both hair and skin.
I then discovered another can of Barbasol that was lying around, and I have since repeated the process: just a small clump of canned shaving foam, plus a drop of body wash, and mix with the brush. This stuff is incredible.
If you happen to have any canned stuff lying around your house, you might want to give this a try. At the very least, this idea certainly provides a great answer for people who are switching over to old shaving creams or soaps, but they also want to use up their canned products without wasting anything.
My Amazon just arrived today day, and I will certainly use the Proraso. But depending on how that works for me, in the future I might just also use the Barbasol+Body Wash super-lather. It certainly is cost-effective — and at the very least, I too should polish off that remaining Barbasol can.
If you have a can of canned shave cream still lying around give this idea a try and report back here!