Dollar Shave Club is a razor and grooming supplies subscription service that allows you to choose the frequency of your deliveries and cancel at any time. They promote themselves with high-quality products at affordable prices.
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This is a review of the Women's 4x, $6 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Dollar Shave Club
The Cost: Pricing varies by which plan you choose. There are three plans: The Humble Twin ($1), The 4X ($6), and The Executive ($9)
The Products: Razors and Grooming Supplies: Shave, Shower, Hair and Skin Products. You decide which products are in every shipment.
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and Australia
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Dollar Shave Club has their own little newspaper called "The Bathroom Minutes" and it's actually pretty fun. Their September issue talks about getting back to the grind, whether that's work or school.
The first couple of pages has a reoccurring section "Ask Mike" where people ask the Dollar Shave Club's Chairman, Michael Dubin. Plus a "FAQ" of grooming questions. I like that they have a sense of humor that you see throughout.
Next, they have a bunch of fun facts about sleep.
And then they explore the different way the word "grind" is used.
There's even a short article about how if you're going to eat meat, doing it in the morning isn't the worst idea you've had (very relevant to my interests). Plus there is a member spotlight!
They finish out with a puzzle and how to fill out some questions to get paired up with the perfect grooming products.
Hehehe. Zombie comic.
Ok- let's get into the goodies!
Dollar Shave Club started out simply selling a razor that you could get auto shipped to you each month. That makes one less thing to think about it in your busy life, right?
I chose the middle of the road "4X" razor, which has four blades, as you may have guessed. You're basically paying for the set of four disposable blade heads and get the handle for free the first time you order.
The first thing I liked about this was the crisp white color, but then I noticed the nice weight it has as well. I'm used to buying fully disposable razors from Target that are plastic and marketed specifically to women, so they come in yellows, oranges, and pinks. This one is rubber, plastic, and metal, so it feels substantial.
The blade head itself has the four blades I mentioned before, plus that little strip that helps it glide against your skin. My normal razors have three blades, so I wasn't quite prepared for how freaking smooth my legs would be after running this quad jobby over them! There wasn't any tugging or snags which can happen when your razor isn't working hard enough.
When you get your delivery, the handle comes alone, and you snap it into one of the blade heads in the tray. There's a little button on the top of the handle that allows you to detach the used blade head once you're done.
The four blade heads come in this smart little container. Love the simple design.
There's more of that Dollar Shave Club humor. They also remind you to change your blade each week. Personally, I don't shave every day, or sometimes even weekly, but the surface area I shave is much larger than a face. I wonder if this is a guide for the average dude who shaves their face daily.
Pull the little tray out and expose your new blades!
Dr. Carver's Easy Shave Butter, 6 oz. - Cost to Add $8
I decided to go further than just ordering a razor and got the Easy Shave Butter as an add on. Dr. Carver is DSC's own brand for anything shave-related. Again, they have stellar packaging and I really love the deep blue color that all of the Dr. Carver products are packaged in.
The shave butter itself smells wonderful and allows the razor to glide effortlessly along my legs. It has the perfect consistency that's in between a cream and a gel. I'm not a fan of foams either, so this shave butter is the perfect product for me. I also noticed how incredibly moisturized my legs felt after I got out of the shower as well. This stuff really conditions while helping shave.
DSC also has a full line of hair and shower products, so I thought "why not try those too?".
Wanderer Body Cleanser in Awakening Mint Cedarwood, 12 fl. oz. - Cost to Add $9.50
I was about to run out of body wash, so I ordered a bottle of the body cleanser they offer. There are two kinds, and since I'm a morning showerer, I went with the "Awakening" Mint Cedarwood (as opposed to the "Calming" version that smells like Amber & Lavender which sounds equally amazing). At first, I thought that it smelled more "masculine", but then I remembered that even as a woman, I'm allowed to like smelling like a minty tree instead of flowers and candy. I LOVE IT.
Also- let's talk about more super cool packaging with really gorgeous deep colors. I know it's dorky to be into body wash packaging, but did you get a glimpse of that meerkat?
This body cleanser made me feel so incredibly clean. I'm not sure if it's the scent or what, but I felt like I was in a commercial, stepping out of my bathtub and sniffing in the freshness. It is also insanely moisturizing, like their shave butter. I kept petting and sniffing myself all day. Don't judge me.
Wanderer Hydrating Hair and Scalp Shampoo in Sage Black Pepper, 8 fl. oz. - Cost to Add $9.50
Maaaaan, I love anything that smells remotely like black pepper, and I also love sage, so this is a dreamy smelling shampoo. If you've read other reviews I've done on hair products, I'm always complaining about my thin limp hair and how it's greasy or stringy or blah blah blah. I recently found a fancy expensive product that I like, but it's a treatment that I can't use daily, so I was looking for something to use in between. This shampoo totally fits the bill! It's not heavy so it doesn't weigh my hair down. This gets just lathery enough to feel like it's really getting the grime out.
Wanderer Hydrating Hair and Scalp Conditioner in Sage Black Pepper, 8 fl. oz. - Cost to Add $9.50
The conditioner smells just as nice and does a great job of keeping my hair silky and light. I only use just a tiny amount since I never want to overdo it with conditioner. My hair is super soft and easy to comb once I get out of the shower.
The best part is that you save 20% when you buy these two together! They are $9.50 each but only $15 as a set.
Verdict: Um, Dollar Shave Club is my new jam. I had no idea they offered so many products! I'm super geeked on how nice their packaging is, and how well the products actually work. It's also refreshing to not have all of my shower goods drenched in pink pastel colors and the like. I am down to live that unisex grooming product lifestyle, and Dollar Shave Club is doing a great job helping me find the way. Plus, if you want to try some of these, but don't want to spring for the full size, they have new Trial Kits you can order, as well as Starter Sets!
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