I started wetshaving roughly a month ago. Things are going well and I'm going to stick with it.
I bought a GEM Clog-Pruf Micromatic and an old badger brush from an antique store to start with. I cleaned, sanitized, and refurbished them before starting to use them. No complaints about either. I bought an inexpensive Gilette aftershave balm, the VdH deluxe soap, and a package of GEM blades as the rest of my starter kit. I got in cheap just in case I didn't like the wetshaving routine.
I don't have anything against the VdH soap, but I don't have anything to compare it to either. I'm thinking I might like to try something else. I'm very happy with the razor, the brush, and the blades, but I think I might like another soap better after some of the comments I've read here.
What should I try? I don't have any use for a massive collection of shaving soaps. I'll probably sample a few until I connect with one and that's all I'll use for a very long time. I'm on a bit of a budget, so please keep that in mind. I have no experience with shaving soap past the VdH.
Thanks for your help,