Handmade in the USA by artisan soap makers to provide an amazing lather, protects your skin while shaving, and lubrication to gently glide your favorite razor for the best shave you have ever experienced. Old school shaving soap with a variety of scents to provide a nice fragrance after your shave. All you need is a shave soap, shaving brush to lather up and get your shave on.
Sir Hare Artisan Shaving Soap smells amazing and provides a great shave making it excellent for those with sensitive skin and prone to razor burn. Both Men and Women have told us that we have some of the best artisan shave soaps on the market. We have shipped our shaving soap to the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, India, Singapore, and many other places around the world. In fact we are rated in the top 10 shaving soaps on Amazon with over 1,000 top Sir Hare Shaving Soap reviews. Your bathroom routine will change from a chore to an enjoyable experience guaranteed.
Shaving soaps comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and not all are created equal just like most grooming products. Everything from sticks, pucks, bars, refills, some even come in their own bowl like Sir Hare Shaving Soap. We create the very best shaving soaps and our customer reviews speak volumes.
Here is a quick video for you to learn a more about our great shaving soap.
An Artisan is defined as a worker in a skilled trade, especially those made by hand. Everything about our brand is Artisan. Amazing artists transformed our idea of the Hare into a beautiful logo. Our soap recipe went through countless iterations until reaching the best handmade shaving soap.
We also believe in Quality and use only the Best all natural ingredients when making our products. Each batch is made by people and not machines. This means each container is filled by hand, each lid labeled and tightened by a person, and of course each package sent with care.
You might call it old fashioned or vintage and that makes us proud.
There is something about hand made that creates character and has soul. It's something that a machine just cannot reproduce. That's us, we are artisan's...
In order to shave with it you'll need to follow a few simple steps. All you really need is a good quality shave soap and a shaving brush. Many of our customers prefer using a safety razor or a straight razor in their shaving routing. Shaving mugs and shaving bowls are optional and not really needed.
The process is quite simple as long as you understand three basic steps. Soak, Load, and Lather shaving soap with a shaving brush. Don't worry, we are going to break down the process and you'll learn some lathering techniques to get a thick lather out of your favorite shaving soap before you know it.
There is much debate about using hot water or cold water when shaving. My personal preference is to use warm water when lathering. The warm water will help soften the soap and also open your pores.
Cold water on the other hand is used at the end of your shaving routine when you are trying to close your pores and tighten up your skin.
The best lather will come from using warm to hot water.
Let's start by explaining what great shaving soap lather is and what makes it good or bad. According to the dictionary Lather is defined as the foam produced by a soap or detergent when agitating with water.
There is a significant difference between regular soap and shaving soap and the lather that they produce. Regular soap produces bubbles that are very thin and airy and make lather dissipate quickly. Shaving Soap is more of a whipped cream like consistency that remains on your face during the shave.
In the case of shaving soaps when combining the brush, water, and soap we will produce a great lather to use with your favorite razor.
The goal is to create a creamy lather to provide a layer of skin protection while shaving. If you end up with a sudsy, bubbly lather that disappears quickly you need to try using a different technique.
Go and grab your favorite shaving soap so we can get started. I'm biased so I'lll be using Sir Hare products.
The shave soap is probably dry and so is the shave brush, so our first step is to get it hydrated. Everything we do with water will be done using warm water. Fill up your sink or a bowl with the warm water and drop your brush in it.
Showering also helps to soften your hair and give you a better shaving experience. The reason we soak the brush is to hydrate the badger hair on the brush. The water on the top of the soap will also soften it up and prep it for loading the brush.
More recently we switched to synthetic shaving brushes. The brush bristles don't hydrate the same as a badger brush, but the process followed is the same.
Now it's time to start loading the brush. Pull the brush out of the water and squeeze any excess water from the bristles. You want it moist and hydrated and not a soaking wet brush. When you load the brush you are trying to get a thick layer of soap on the brush. We are NOT trying to lather at this time.
Hold the shaving soap with one hand and the shaving brush in the other.
Take about 1 minute to circle around the soap and fill the shaving brush with a good amount of soap. There isn't a perfect way to do this so change direction, go up down, left right, applying light pressure, but get the soap on and into the brush. When it is ready the bristles of your brush will matte together.
It's lather time, are you ready?
Some people lather straight on their face, others use their hands, a shaving bowl, or mug is another popular option to build up a good lather. We are using a shaving bowl in this example.
I actually prefer lathering directly on my face, but it's easier to show the shaving bowl so we will use it.
Take your loaded brush and sprinkle a few drops of water on the bristles. All of that soap you loaded into the brush now needs to be extracted from the brush, mixed with water, and whipped up into a creamy lather. By using a circular motion circle around the bowl with the brush like you are painting with it. The soap and water will start mixing and you will see a rich lather beginning to take form.
Keep circling and trying to mix it up as much as possible, adding a few drops of water at a time to get the right consistency. Be careful because too much water will turn it into a thin mess and not enough will prevent the lather from reaching the full potential.
The perfect combination of mixing like a mad man, water, and soap will provide you a good lather. 1-2 minutes will be plenty of time to get a good lather that is sufficient for shaving.
Now it's time to break out your favorite razor, we happen to like the Sir Hare Safety Razor.
It's an art and science experiment all in one, but with a little practice on your technique and you'll be whipping up barbershop quality lather in no time. Now pick out a good shave soap and give it a try. Let us know if this helps you out.
Shaving soap works by creating a lather that provides a layer of protection between your skin and the razor blade. The lubrication assists in gliding across your face, and the tallow based soap provides some of the moisturizing properties to soften your hair allowing them to be cut easily with a sharp razor. All in all a good shaving soap will provide you a very high quality and close shave.
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