08-15-2012, 09:08 AM
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Today I used VDH soap for the first time and went in with low expectations thinking this would be a subpar soap. I was wrong. The Semogue SOC quickly built up a nice luxurious slick lather and I had plenty left over after 3 passes. It has earned a spot in my rotation. And you can't beat the price.

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 08-15-2012, 09:30 AM
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  • Teiste
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Which VdH my friend,the one you can get at Walmart (Luxe) or at Rite Aid,or the new Luxury ones from Target?
I find the ones from Target very good melt and pour shaving soaps.I like the unscented better than the scented one,but both leaves my skin very nourished after the shave.
For their price,cant be beaten,specially if the options are Williams or Col Conk...

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 08-15-2012, 09:50 AM
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It came from Walgrrens. It was on clearance. They now carry the new Luxury ones also. I will have to try that one too.

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 08-15-2012, 11:01 AM
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For my first few weeks, I used VDH Deluxe. I'm always amazed at the performance vs. the price!

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 08-15-2012, 11:48 AM
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Target now sells the luxury VDH?!? Great news.

Dave

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 08-15-2012, 01:20 PM
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(08-15-2012, 11:48 AM)DavidB Wrote: Target now sells the luxury VDH?!? Great news.

Dave

The luxury shave set is what I started wet shaving with. I love the way the luxury VDH smells - almost like a cucumber/melon type of smell.

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 08-15-2012, 01:21 PM
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I mix aftershaves with a puck of VDH. I have one Old Spice scented one and one Kramperts Finest Scented one. It's nice.

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 08-15-2012, 01:22 PM
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I agree, VDH operates way above it's pay grade. It's not a luxury soap by any means, but if that's all I had, I could live with it very easily.

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 08-15-2012, 07:36 PM
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VdH Deluxe is a great soap, I started with it. I have a few I've mixed A/S's with and I love my VdH/Williams combo- VanderWilliams!

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 03-03-2014, 03:31 PM
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This is a pretty old thread but I just searched and found it.

As my first foray into wet shaving I'm using some VDH products. Like another member stated here, I bought their shave set that came with a ceramic bowl, a boar brush, and a puck of Deluxe soap. I have not used the brush but bought a $22.95 badger brush of theirs that I'm using.

I am just not able to whip up much of a lather with this stuff. I have tried lathering in the soap bowl, face lathering, and using a scuttle.

I don't think it's the soap because a guy on YouTube managed a Cool Whip consistency with whichever one of their soaps he used.

Maybe I have very hard water here, but I don't know. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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 03-03-2014, 03:46 PM
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At Walgreen's in San Francisco this week:
[Image: vdh_zpsb8c3889f.jpg?t=1393839841]

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 03-03-2014, 04:10 PM
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Nice! We have 2 Walgreen's here and I will check them. A stand didn't come with mine but that looks like the same badger brush. Plus I didn't get a mug but a bowl without a handle. I like the one you showed us much better.

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 03-03-2014, 04:10 PM
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(03-03-2014, 03:46 PM)Darkbulb Wrote: At Walgreen's in San Francisco this week:
[Image: vdh_zpsb8c3889f.jpg?t=1393839841]

On clearance what a great deal.

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 03-03-2014, 04:47 PM
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(03-03-2014, 04:10 PM)slantman Wrote: On clearance what a great deal.

Darn, maybe I should have picked one up Smile

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 03-03-2014, 04:57 PM
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The white luxury soap is a good soap for the price.

I use it as a testing soap for brushes because it performs well but is not obtrusive.

[Image: luxury_unscented.jpg]


http://vdhent.com/

http://vdhent.com/about.html

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 03-04-2014, 05:26 AM
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I was in both our Walgreens a few weeks ago. All they had was one variety of the regular shave soaps. But that was a pleasant surprise because anything wet shaving related is hard to find locally.

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 03-04-2014, 06:51 AM
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(03-03-2014, 03:31 PM)Musikmann Wrote: This is a pretty old thread but I just searched and found it.

As my first foray into wet shaving I'm using some VDH products. Like another member stated here, I bought their shave set that came with a ceramic bowl, a boar brush, and a puck of Deluxe soap. I have not used the brush but bought a $22.95 badger brush of theirs that I'm using.

I am just not able to whip up much of a lather with this stuff. I have tried lathering in the soap bowl, face lathering, and using a scuttle.

I don't think it's the soap because a guy on YouTube managed a Cool Whip consistency with whichever one of their soaps he used.

Maybe I have very hard water here, but I don't know. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Is your lather weak and bubbly or ??? Could be that the brush is either to wet or possibly not damp enough. Try checking that out first.

If you think it might be a hard water problem I would suggest getting some distilled water and try using it. Just heat the distilled water in the microwave or tea kettle and use it to later with. That should work well.

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 03-04-2014, 07:39 PM
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I really like the luxury soap. Great lather.


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 03-05-2014, 04:48 AM
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(03-04-2014, 06:51 AM)MichaelD Wrote: Is your lather weak and bubbly or ??? Could be that the brush is either to wet or possibly not damp enough. Try checking that out first.

If you think it might be a hard water problem I would suggest getting some distilled water and try using it. Just heat the distilled water in the microwave or tea kettle and use it to later with. That should work well.

Yes, I would describe it as weak and bubbly (sort of thin too) but it doesn't run off my face. I'll try playing around with the soap/water mixture to see of that helps.

I thought about distilled water but have never tried that = good idea! Plus, maybe if I call the water company they can give me some numbers. I have seen others mention their hardness with numbers from a hardness scale.

By the way, I ordered some of the luxury soap, scented and unscented, so I will try that too.

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 03-05-2014, 11:54 AM
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I actually prefer the scent of VDH Deluxe to that of the new Luxury line, which smells (to me) too much like a cheap drugstore cologne.

I don't use any of the VDH products anymore because I have decided to only use shave soaps that are truly soaps in the traditional sense of the word. VDH "soap" products first ingredient is polyethylene glycol. Also, they contain suffactants, which I am also avoiding.

They do form a pretty nice, smooth lather, though, and for me they were always easy to lather.

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