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Learning to shave

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I’ve learned so much since I returned to wet shaving that I occasionally think, “Why didn’t my dad teach me this?” But of course, my son could ask the same question. My dad, like me, just didn’t know.

One of the things the Internet and the Web have brought is an easy way to pool the accumulated knowledge that’s spread across many persons and a wide area. Indeed, the pool becomes, for us, the entire English-speaking world, which spans the globe.

So day by day, I learn more—and as I do, I update and revise my shaving guide for the novice. Today I learned about the alum block. As someone said in this thread:

I use an alum block every day regardless of whether I’ve nicked myself. The alum block is an antiseptic, reduces razor burn, stops minor bleeds, and tells you how well you’ve shaved: the more it stings the harsher your shave. My shave isn’t complete without one.

Use: after finishing your shave and rinsing your face—first with warm water, then with cold—wet the alum block and rub it over your face, before applying aftershave.

Written by Leisureguy

22 July 2006 at 9:23 am

Posted in Shaving, Toys

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  1. Well, you’ll have a chance to teach your grandsons… 🙂

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    The Eldest

    24 July 2006 at 6:11 am

  2. Shavex is the world’s largest global suppliers of Alum Blocks. You can check out http://www.shavex.com. Interesting and highly affordable alum blocks there, bought atleast 18 till now and happy with them! Cheers!

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    Alax

    26 July 2006 at 9:22 am

  3. Many thanks for the pointer. I’ve added them to the blogroll and modified my big shave post accordingly.

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    leisureguy

    26 July 2006 at 9:42 am


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