Van Der Hagen Shave Set, for an Exceptional Shaving Experience
Have you been eyeing a Van Der Hagen shave set but just not sure which one to get? Below I will discuss the 3 most popular Van Der Hagen shave set’s to help you choose the best one for your particular needs and budget.
Van Der Hagen is a company well known for making quality shave soap and shaving accessories. They make fine badger shaving brushes as well as boar hair brushes, scented and unscented shaving soaps, soothing after shave balm and lotion, and of course a combination of products combined into a shave set.
The first shave set we will look at is the men’s luxury shave set. Don’t let the word luxury fool you, it is reasonably priced for a premium and sophisticated product.
Van Der Hagen Men’s Luxury Shave Set Review
The Van Der Hagen Men’s Luxury Shave Set comes with a brush, a mug, shave soap, and a brush and razor stand. The brush and mug have an elegant monogram of the Van Der Hagen old style Dutch windmill. The set doesn’t come with a safety razor though, so you might need to buy one separately but this is a great choice for a lot of guys who already have a razor.
While materials vary as do opinions on what makes a fine shaving brush, most would agree that badger hair makes for one of the finest of brushes. The brush included in this Van Der Hagen shave set is made of 100% badger hair.
Badger hair is soft enough that it won’t irritate the skin, yet thick enough to apply a nice frothy lather. Cleaning the brush is as simple as rinsing under warm water after use and placing the brush on the stand to air dry.
For those who are new to wet shaving, soap is placed into a mug which is included. You then wet the brush using warm water and use a circular motion over the soap with the brush to produce the desired lather. Lather is then applied using the badger brush.
The soap included in this Van Der Hagen shave set is hypoallergenic. If you’ve never used shave soap before this is a great soap to start with as it won’t irritate the skin. Personally, I have sensitive skin, though I use lightly scented soaps and have yet to have any issues. The important thing is to use a quality post shave lotion or balm.
The included brush and razor stand is made of a clear plastic. Personally I’m a fan of vintage stands but the stand included is sleek and won’t take up a lot of space.
The Van Der Hagen Men’s Luxury Shave set received an average 4.0 out of a possible 5 star rating out of over 1700 customer reviews. Most guys are extremely satisfied with this shave set and made comments such as:
“A badger brush, very nice shave soap, a mug that fits easily in hand, and an attractive and sturdy clear plastic brush and razor stand make this a great value” as well as, “The soap is good-lathers well and smells good.”
Personally, I’m a big fan of Van Der Hagen soaps and post shave products. I think this is a great shaving set for guys just starting out, who are on a budget, or for those who appreciate a quality product that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Final Thoughts on Van Der Hagen Shave Sets
Thank you for taking the time to read through my review. I hope the information was helpful and you found the best shave set to fit your needs. Should you require additional information on shave sets or wet shaving in general, please feel free to contact me using the contact form.