ARE YOU A "SHOWER GEL" DUDE??

  • HndsmKansan

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    May 30, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    OK so there I am in Dillons (our local grocery store chain in Kansas) looking at all the shower gels. I've bought them before, mostly Gillette, but never really looked at the huge variety.... I guess I had always equated them with the "liquid soaps" in bottles, usually antibacterial soaps.

    I had a $1.50 coupon for a product named "AXE". I knew they made anti-persperants, but the shower gel thing was really an interesting wake up call.

    They had "Snake skin" (interesting smell), something like "Lava mud" and a couple other scents... "Phoenix" for one... I got one called "Touch".
    That Snake Skin one was enough to to make me gag. I wonder that would smell like with a cologne put on over it!

    So.. are you a bar soap dude or a "shower gell" or other?
  • JohnG16775

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    May 30, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    Love axe, its really nice smelling afterwards, use the deod, gel, etc, thier products seems to be great, love the hair cream also, cool packaging to.
  • Timbales

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    May 30, 2009 10:32 PM GMT
    I manly use shower gel at the gym, sometimes at home. I usually buy whatever is on sale at Target, sometimes Axe, sometimes Suave for Men.
  • rnch

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    May 30, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    axe products are favored by teenagers and 20-something breeders. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Little_Spoon

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    May 30, 2009 11:57 PM GMT
    I use Touch and Phoenix.

    Depends on which they have in stock on my arrival.
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    May 31, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    I hate the film that bar soap leaves on my skin, I always go for the shower gels and typically whatever is on sale or whatever I have a coupon for.
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    May 31, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    I used snake skin before. It was okay but, I am not really into axe. All of their products smell the same to me. I usually just get whatever soap that will clean me well and then put a scented lotion on.I remember i got this cranberry soap that costed me like $5 and it was such a waste! icon_mad.gif
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    May 31, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
    One of my best friend's 15 year old son and the kid's posse of high school buddies all use AXE. icon_confused.gif Not that there's anything wrong with that.... icon_biggrin.gif
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    May 31, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    I use Caress Body Wash, Cashmere Luxury I think. It smells ok. Bar soaps cause me to break out with the dreaded, "back-ne". icon_cry.gif
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    May 31, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    Adidas shower gel at home and at Adidas Hair and Body Gel at the gym...so much easier to use then the crap they call "soap" and no dishes to have to carry around.
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    May 31, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    I use Dove lol..it makes my skin soft. Anything else really makes my skin rough haha. It doesn't really have a smell, or maybe I just don't smell it but I like it.

    Personally I hate axe, my brother uses it. He uses everything axe so I've just taken a hating for anything axe.
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    May 31, 2009 12:20 AM GMT
    We call AXE Lynx here and I use the roll-on deodourant. The spray on gives me a rash after one use. I like the smell. For the shower gel, I use Radox shower gel. It's cheap, big, in a pump pack and smells good enough.
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    May 31, 2009 12:28 AM GMT
    shower gel at the gym and bar soap at home.

    the shower gel has laurel sulfate stuff in it, which I've read is bad (it may not be, but I read it somewhere so I'm going with that until someone tells me I'm being a pussy)...but bar soap doesn't, plus I can use the bar as a microphone when I'm singing in there.
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    May 31, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    I actually really like AXE. It doesn't leave much of a smell after you rinse it off. I use Essence, and it matches well with Polo Black, the only colonge I wear regularly enough to worry how it smells with my bathwash.
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    May 31, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    rnch saidaxe products are favored by teenagers and 20-something breeders. icon_rolleyes.gif



    right, because Axe markets to this demographic group. In fact, they market only towards 20-somethings but have seen their products be popular amongst teens because of several social factors according to some study i read a while back.

    doesn't mean older guys can't use em icon_smile.gif
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    May 31, 2009 12:44 AM GMT
    Shower gel for me. Depending on the time of the year -it's Dove, Lever 2000 or St. Ives
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    May 31, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidshower gel at the gym and bar soap at home.

    the shower gel has laurel sulfate stuff in it, which I've read is bad (it may not be, but I read it somewhere so I'm going with that until someone tells me I'm being a pussy)...but bar soap doesn't, plus I can use the bar as a microphone when I'm singing in there.




    LOL that's cute. shower bars, i believe, are made with strong bases which tend to over-dry the skin and can also be bad for you if you already have dry skin.

    i like to use body wash as opposed to bar soap in part cuz it lathers a lot faster
  • scothman

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    May 31, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    I only use the shower gels. It feels more moisturizing and I am not going to be rubbing it over my body constantly. I feel like bar soap is just dirty even if it is anti-bacterial. Liquid soap is just easier to use.
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    May 31, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidshower gel at the gym and bar soap at home.

    the shower gel has laurel sulfate stuff in it, which I've read is bad (it may not be, but I read it somewhere so I'm going with that until someone tells me I'm being a pussy)...but bar soap doesn't, plus I can use the bar as a microphone when I'm singing in there.


    Body wash bottle works as a microphone too. Trust me! icon_cool.gif
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    May 31, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    I buy really good natural soap, and use a washcloth. Make a really nice lather and feels good!
  • EricLA

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    May 31, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    I've never used Axe, but yes I prefer liquid soap. Don't rob you of moisture like soap does. And good for other things, too.
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    May 31, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    axe rules spray and underarm as well
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 31, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    Axe is a bit strong and can actually cause an asthma attack in those so afflicted. Try the Adidas brand. Hot spicy manly scents but not so offensive
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    May 31, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    I don't use perfume.

    The mildest scented shampoo I can find works as all over wash -
    even the parts of me that are not covered in hair
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 31, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    Well I tried some of the Axe "Touch" that I bought. I was out there cleaning out my landscape pond until dark and I smelled since I was in there scrubbing away. The "Touch" is pretty good stuff... but anything would do after that pond....

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