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Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set (2.5 oz. Soap, Bowl, Brush)

4.3 out of 5 stars 2,265 ratings

Item Dimensions LxWxH 6 x 5 x 4 inches
Brand Van Der Hagen
Number of Pieces 3

About this item

  • Hypo-allergenic shave soap contains 40% humectants moisturizers to help soften even the toughest beard
  • Ceramic bowl designed to make lathering easier by holding the shave cake in place and fitting comfortably in the shaver's hand
  • Handmade shaving brushes using the world's finest quality 100% natural boar bristle
  • Shallow bowl reduces mess and prevent tipping
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Product description

Premium Shave Set includes a hypo-allergenic Deluxe Shave Soap, a hand-dipped two toned ceramic shaving bowl and a 100 percent natural boar bristle shave brush.

Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 5 x 4 inches; 14.72 Ounces
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ 400065
  • UPC ‏ : ‎ 077025399990 794628178837 893164000654
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Van Der Hagen
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B001A3HPT0
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 2,265 ratings

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Directions

Wash your new shaving brush with soap and warm water before using for the first time.
When you're ready to shave, wet the bristles with warm or hot tap water and gently shake off the excess.
Move the brush in a circular motion over the shaving soap until the desired lather is achieved. A thicker or thinner lather is achieved by the amount of water used on the shaving brush according to preference. Keep in mind that only a thin layer of lather is needed for a close, comfortable shave.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for a beginner to get into wetshaving
By Sean D. on January 10, 2018
This is a really value, I looked around at brushes and ended up going for this due to the reviews and price. There are a few other boar brushes for around $10 but I figured for a few more bucks the soap and bowl might be nice. The soap works just fine, it's nothing fancy and doesn't have much scent but it gets the job done. I ended up buying some Proraso green which smells amazing and lathers very well but for the price it was nice to just order this and have everything I needed for cheap before I decided if I really liked shaving with a safety razor. Now I'm kind of addicted to wetshaving and can't stop buying new products to try! If you're on the fence if it's right for you and just want a good value intro set this is a great choice.

The handle of the brush feels like ceramic which is nice, I assumed it was gonna be plastic but it feels pretty good quality. I've never used a shaving brush before this so I have nothing to compare it to but it works great and feels like it will last. I may upgrade to a fancier badger brush later on but for now this boar brush is great for me. The bristles are a bit stiff at first which is common for boar brushes until they break in but I used a tip I read and let it sit over night soaking in hair conditioner and that softened it a bit. Some people also said to let it sit overnight with your shaving soap lather to help break it in a bit also, so I've done that one night as well. I've only used it maybe 5 times but it's already breaking in nicely. It builds a great lather, if you have any issues just watch some tutorials on YouTube it really helped me get the technique down. In some videos I saw brushes that were quite large and I may get a larger one next but they get pricey, for a beginner this is just fine and I have no complaints. The first couple times expect to lose a few hairs, this is normal and it stopped for me after a couple uses.

The bowl is just a simple ceramic bowl but it looks nice on my counter and matches the brush well. Something about having your shaving stuff set up nicely just feels classy. I will say though the bowl is a bit small, it works okay but when whipping up the lather I tend to hit the sides with the brush handle so if you are trying to whip it up vigorously it can get annoying hearing it clank against the side over and over. No big deal, I mainly bought this for the brush so I treat the bowl as just a little bonus. I may end up using a larger bowl and retiring this one as a snack bowl or something. At the end of the day a bowl is a bowl, it doesn't have to be a "shaving bowl" hah. I am intrigued by the "scuttles" that have a reservoir for hot water to warm your lather and may get one of those at some point.

The soap as mentioned works just fine, it's just a basic shaving soap with a mild pleasant smell. You're gonna want to use some witch hazel and/or an aftershave to moisturize afterwards as soaps in general tend to dry out the skin. All in all it works well but after trying Proraso I will be sticking to "fancier" soaps. You really barely use any soap per shave so spending a bit more isn't that big of a deal as it lasts so long. This stuff is just fine and super cheap so I'd still rate it a 5 star value for what it is, but the Proraso stuff is just amazing. I may try some smaller "artisan" shaving soap companies as well, it's just fun to try different stuff and I'm a big fan of interesting smelling stuff. Little tip also, the soap comes in a little plastic container but it's just basically a disposable cover and though it will work fine to reseal it I ended up transferring mine into a ceramic container with a lid. All you have to do is pop it out of the plastic and put it in the container of your choice, then microwave it 15 seconds at a time until it's melted down. Now just let it cool and solidify again and you have a nice dish of soap! The larger surface area of the dish I used also helps load the brush quicker, and just looks nicer on the counter than the cheap plastic it comes in. Also if you want to try out the Proraso Green and don't want to wait for shipping, the Bigelow shaving cream at Bath and Bodyworks is just relabled Proraso green. You can see the tube in my pictures, it smells soooo good and feels more moisturizing . Much more hydrating than the more basic VDH soap.

Overall this is a great way to get started for cheap to see if you like wetshaving, then if you end up liking it you can branch out and try new products. I view it as I just bought the brush and the soap and bowl was a free bonus, I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to spend a bunch of money but still wants a good quality brush to get started.
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