The shaving myth you never thought about.

I have told you why federal deficits are necessary to grow the economy and why they don’t cause inflation. I have told you why interest rate increases are counterproductive in fighting against the shortages that do cause inflation.

And all of the information is completely useless to you because you have no control.

So here is something you can control: Getting the smoothest shave you ever had.

Being closer to 88 than 87 years old, I probably have shaved longer than you have. I began using a shaving brush and soap cup, which generated a nice thick lather but was somewhat of a waste of time.

I graduated to spray cans of Gillette shaving cream, which also generated a thick lather and came in a variety of “flavors” like mint and regular. And there I stayed for decades, until . . . .

. . . . until I thought about it.

The fundamental purpose of shave cream is to lubricate your skin. Sure, it does other things like cooling and “softening” (doubtful), but the primary effect is to make your skin slippery, so the razor will not drag.

Shave cream is the WD-40 of shaving. But WD-40 is not foamy. In fact, I know of no lubricating oil that is foamy.

When I want to lubricate gears, a saw blade, or a screw, I don’t use foam. The only lubrication I’m interested in touches the item itself. But foam is 3-dimensional.

The vast majority of a foam is above the surface. Only a tiny amount actually touches a surface.

So, when you use foam to lubricate your skin, very little of the foam actually touches your skin.

So, it’s lubricating nothing.

As you shave, nearly all of the foam is pushed away and washed away, while clogging the spaces between your razor’s blades.

All of this brings me to a product called, “CREMO SHAVE CREAM.”

Full disclosure. I have no relationship, financial or otherwise to this product.

Let me read from sections of the label:

Many save “creams” and gels are foamy formulas full of air — not the best lubricant. Cremo requires one unusually thin foam-free layer. It’s concentrated against your skin, not in a cloud that gets scraped down the drain.

Cremo Shave Cream is water-activated. Massge an almond-sized dollop onto your wet skin. Less often is the best shave. Add water as needed to keep it slippery.

It works.

It’s fast, smooth, slippery and it leaves my skin as soft as an elderly man’s could be. One hundred percent of that almond-sized dollop lays on your skin, rather than puffing up uselessly.

CREMO itself is inexpensive and because you will use so little, the cost will be negligible.

That is the useful information. Now you can return to the useless economics info, that you probably will doubt anyway. Enjoy.



Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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5 thoughts on “The shaving myth you never thought about.

  1. Wow.. its £11 for 6 fl oz.

    A bottle of Scotch is 24 fl oz.

    So its as expensive as a £44 bottle of Scotch.

    That’s kinda pricey.

    How many shaves do you get from 6 fl oz do you think?

    I normally use an electric but wet shave maybe twice a week.

    If 6 fl oz lasts you a month, I might be interested!

    Thanks for carrying on the fight for monetary sense.

    You opened my eyes and in a poll I noticed a lot of people saying you were their starting point in monetary economics.


    Wilson Logan.


  2. Oh those shave cream producers won’t like that. But I agree great advice. Less is more. I learned something, too. All this time I was clogging my drain and sending money (and Drano) down with it. Also, you don’t mention if you’re applying HOT Creamo. I thought hot applications like the old fashioned hot-towel in the barber chair was a bit much, but luxurious and more effective in softening. I think my next experiment will compare hot and cold soap’s drag coefficient 🙂

    BTW, does anyone know why hair growth stops everywhere on the body, except the face? What’s up w/that? How does it know where it is?


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