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Thread: Pre-soaked alum
03-17-2017, 05:44 AM #1
I had an enjoyable experience with last two shaves. I started wetting my alum with hot water and let it sit while I shave. The idea was to get more alum action for close shaves. Before I would have to re-wet alum a time or two during application to keep it sliding on skin. It did sting more so I think I got a more concentrated alum application. Now here what took me by surprise was the wet alum was cold wet. It felt so good after a hot water rinsing off shave soap the feel of cold wet alum block. I realize running cold water on the alum will produce same results. I have only used hot water. Don't know why. Har!
Anybody do anything like this?Shave the Lather...
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03-17-2017, 05:47 AM #2
I keep the cold water to a slight flow as I dip the alum bar under it for each swipe on the face.
03-17-2017, 06:08 AM #3
i started setting my alum on a wet washcloth while i shower in the hopes that i would get more alum on my skin.
Not sure if it makes much of a difference but little extra effort required.
I do love my alum.S.L.A.M.,.......SHAVE LIKE A MAN!!!
Not like a G.I.R.L. (Gentleman In Razor Limbo)
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03-17-2017, 11:12 AM #4
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03-17-2017, 04:35 PM #5
03-17-2017, 06:27 PM #6
Hmm, I've never had this issue! I just rinse my face after the shave, and while my hands and face are still wet, I rub the alum block all over... Never had any issues with it not sliding on my skin during application.
Do you guys apply it to dry skin?
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03-17-2017, 07:27 PM #7
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I place a whole block of Alum in a 1 liter (quart) lidded container and fill it up with distilled water. Depending on the size of the block, the entire thing might dissolve. I pour some of that water into a small spray bottle and use it as an underarm deodorant (also available from RazoRock premixed with Aloe and I think you can get lavender scented?) and for after shaving. I had a bottle of the RazoRock stuff and I liked it a lot, but it ran out in the middle of the Canadian winter... not the best time for shipping water based stuff, so I made my own and it works just as well.
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