With two sample sized packets of Brave Soldiers Brave Shave Ultimate Shave Cream and a tube of Code Blue Aftershave and Waxing Gel in hand, I decided to shave a very sensitive place. I had been shaving this area from quite some time, since June 18th 2002, to be exact. That area would be my bald pate, my head... This first time I shaved my head I did so with a bit of trepidation. Having never done so before was cause for concern. After more then 5 years, I've come to enjoy it. But, now I felt my self having that concerned feeling once again. Trying a new shaving product on such a sensitive area? I truly am a brave soul, rock climbing with no ropes, white water rafting over waterfalls, riding a bicycle in Nassau County... and still a little concern knotted up before my attempt to use a new shave cream on my head. I tread on...
Tearing open the packet, I was greeted with a very light, lime and sandalwood scent that was pleasant and masculine. The cream itself was a thin creamy foam that was slick to the touch. It felt soothing as I slathered it on my scalp and as I did such, concern for damaging my cranial epidermis slowly drifted away. From my medicine cabinet I plucked a fresh Mach 3 razor and carefully slid it across my scalp, cleanly exorcising the first swipe of three-day growth. No burn, no scrape, only comfort. My confidence in the shave cream grew, I quickly took several more swathes of bristle from my scalp. Soon, my head was nothing but acres of smooth pink skin, shorn cleanly and comfortably. No irritation and no razor burn existed.
After washing up, there was no need for the Code Blue because my skin felt great. But, in the name of science, I squeezed a small dab of the gel into my hand. The blue goo had a faint scent almost indiscernible but again pleasant. With a few quick strokes I worked the gel over my dome. It went on almost dry and indeed was cooling. It lacked the greasiness that some other creams have. It gave my skin a nice soft texture to be enjoyed for the rest of the day.
All in all, a perfect shave. It was clean, smooth, simple and left my skin feeling great. The secondary gel gave my globe a cool gleam that I am certain passersby will notice. For regular shaving needs, I'd say that Brave Soldier is perfect. For those of you lycra clad, pro-race hopefuls, I would definitely think that It would do a nice job on your stubbly crank pistons.
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