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Postby bennay » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:01 am

Forgot to mention I changed blades! Used an Astra for the first time. Seemed pretty sharp (definitely more compared to the Derbys). Sliced through my growth with no problem.

But I did try using an Alum block for the first time after the shave... WOOooo it stung in certain places but subdued relatively quickly. It felt like a good sting but not sure if that's normal yet.
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Postby jww » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:14 pm

Well done -- you are making good progress ---- you may still want to give yourself a day off before your next shave to give your skin a break. Shaving is hard on the skin - no matter how you slice it (pun intended :wink: ).
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Postby Squire » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:39 am

Well done indeed, if I can give any advice it's my first rule is an irritation free shave.
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Postby brothers » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:28 am

bennay, the sting of the alum is of value, to me, by showing me the areas where I've been more prone to using a bit too much pressure or maybe going over an area a little too often, and when it tends to sting, I know it's doing what it was made for. Wendell's got a good point about taking a day off once in a while to allow the skin to adjust itself to the changing shaving conditions.
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Postby jww » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:45 am

I am an alum user - although I have been without stock since just before Christmas and haven't gotten around to getting more yet, I like its astringent properties.
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