04-09-2012, 12:51 PM
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  • Johnny
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Wasn't sure where to post this so chose here.

Does anyone use talc after they shave? If so, what brand/type?

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 04-09-2012, 12:58 PM
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Freddy turned me on to using talc for a little while. I finally decided that I prefer aftershaves, but I still have some Floris Jasmine and Woods of Windsor Lavender, which I use occasionally.

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 04-09-2012, 01:03 PM
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Wish I could find the stuff my barber used when I was young. But I have no clue as to what that was.

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 04-09-2012, 02:18 PM
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Wasn't the Clubman talc was it?

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 04-09-2012, 02:38 PM
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What exactly is the talc supposed to do for you?

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 04-09-2012, 02:55 PM
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(04-09-2012, 02:38 PM)5Savages Wrote: What exactly is the talc supposed to do for you?

Well, it soothes and blots the "shine" of freshly shaved skin, and it provides a light, short-acting scent. And for the barber, it helps his whisk brush pick up the cut hairs from your neck.

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 04-09-2012, 03:18 PM
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(04-09-2012, 12:58 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Freddy turned me on to using talc for a little while. I finally decided that I prefer aftershaves, but I still have some Floris Jasmine and Woods of Windsor Lavender, which I use occasionally.

John, I'm so bad that I usually use talc AND aftershave or EdT. Rolleyes

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 04-09-2012, 04:08 PM
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Well I'll be...not sure if I've ever tried talc, post-shave. Assuming you need the healing power of an AS, would you use it after the AS? I can certainly vouch for the benefits of talc on your skin during the Texas summers!

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 04-09-2012, 06:28 PM
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Are you using a talc instead of an AS?

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 04-09-2012, 07:59 PM
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I use Clubman Talc after I shave but only on the back of my neck and on my shoulders. It feels good on the skin and it smells wonderful. It's a nice light smell that goes with any aftershave in my opinion and gives you that classic baby powder/barbershop smell.

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 04-09-2012, 09:23 PM
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Colgate-Palmolive was a big talc in the 60's

My dad used shave talc. Reduced shine, evened out the skin tone and protected the neck when wearing collared shirts. He used to use a dry towel to apply it most of the time

I tried it a few times, was okay. Used it most when I wore a tie every day to work. YMMV

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 04-09-2012, 09:31 PM
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Well, I ordered some Clubman Shave Talc from Appleton Barber Supply so we will see how it goes.

My wife told me to just use baby powder and I told her I thought it was meant for baby butts. She just smiled and said, there you go.

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 04-10-2012, 05:46 AM
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(04-09-2012, 09:31 PM)Johnny Wrote: My wife told me to just use baby powder and I told her I thought it was meant for baby butts. She just smiled and said, there you go.

I guess it's appropriate for those days you get a BBS

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 04-10-2012, 07:10 AM
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I have been thinking about getting some talc too. Does anyone know how it does when you put it on your head? Summer is coming, and I am starting to phase out the balms on the dome.

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 04-10-2012, 02:28 PM
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(04-09-2012, 09:31 PM)Johnny Wrote: Well, I ordered some Clubman Shave Talc from Appleton Barber Supply so we will see how it goes.

My wife told me to just use baby powder and I told her I thought it was meant for baby butts. She just smiled and said, there you go.

Johnny, I think you made a wise decision in not getting baby powder. Baby powder is almost invariably cornstarch not talc. It simply doesn't feel the same in my opinion.

I use talc every day as part of my shave routine and enjoy it. After shaving and rinsing my face, I go over the shaved area with a witch hazel impregnated cotton ball. (For me, the witch hazel takes the place of a scented aftershave splash.) Once the witch hazel has dried I apply talc. It makes the face feel nice and smooth and because the scent doesn't last long, it won't clash with an EdT.

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 04-10-2012, 02:35 PM
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(04-10-2012, 05:46 AM)SteelTown Wrote:
(04-09-2012, 09:31 PM)Johnny Wrote: My wife told me to just use baby powder and I told her I thought it was meant for baby butts. She just smiled and said, there you go.

I guess it's appropriate for those days you get a BBS

Ouch. I saw that line coming.... Wink

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 04-10-2012, 03:11 PM
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(04-10-2012, 02:28 PM)freddy Wrote:
(04-09-2012, 09:31 PM)Johnny Wrote: Well, I ordered some Clubman Shave Talc from Appleton Barber Supply so we will see how it goes.

My wife told me to just use baby powder and I told her I thought it was meant for baby butts. She just smiled and said, there you go.

Johnny, I think you made a wise decision in not getting baby powder. Baby powder is almost invariably cornstarch not talc. It simply doesn't feel the same in my opinion.

I use talc every day as part of my shave routine and enjoy it. After shaving and rinsing my face, I go over the shaved area with a witch hazel impregnated cotton ball. (For me, the witch hazel takes the place of a scented aftershave splash.) Once the witch hazel has dried I apply talc. It makes the face feel nice and smooth and because the scent doesn't last long, it won't clash with an EdT.

Freddy,

What method do you use to apply the talc?

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 04-11-2012, 12:48 PM
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(04-10-2012, 03:11 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-10-2012, 02:28 PM)freddy Wrote:
(04-09-2012, 09:31 PM)Johnny Wrote: Well, I ordered some Clubman Shave Talc from Appleton Barber Supply so we will see how it goes.

My wife told me to just use baby powder and I told her I thought it was meant for baby butts. She just smiled and said, there you go.

Johnny, I think you made a wise decision in not getting baby powder. Baby powder is almost invariably cornstarch not talc. It simply doesn't feel the same in my opinion.

I use talc every day as part of my shave routine and enjoy it. After shaving and rinsing my face, I go over the shaved area with a witch hazel impregnated cotton ball. (For me, the witch hazel takes the place of a scented aftershave splash.) Once the witch hazel has dried I apply talc. It makes the face feel nice and smooth and because the scent doesn't last long, it won't clash with an EdT.

Freddy,

What method do you use to apply the talc?

I saw an interesting post on another formum where a member suggested putting the talc in a unused sock, tying it off and then patting it on your face. I'm not sure if it's a sock of course, but my barber uses it in a similar fashion.

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 04-11-2012, 07:07 PM
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(04-10-2012, 03:11 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-10-2012, 02:28 PM)freddy Wrote:
(04-09-2012, 09:31 PM)Johnny Wrote: Well, I ordered some Clubman Shave Talc from Appleton Barber Supply so we will see how it goes.

My wife told me to just use baby powder and I told her I thought it was meant for baby butts. She just smiled and said, there you go.

Johnny, I think you made a wise decision in not getting baby powder. Baby powder is almost invariably cornstarch not talc. It simply doesn't feel the same in my opinion.

I use talc every day as part of my shave routine and enjoy it. After shaving and rinsing my face, I go over the shaved area with a witch hazel impregnated cotton ball. (For me, the witch hazel takes the place of a scented aftershave splash.) Once the witch hazel has dried I apply talc. It makes the face feel nice and smooth and because the scent doesn't last long, it won't clash with an EdT.

Freddy,

What method do you use to apply the talc?

I just put a small amount in the palm of one hand, gently rub my hands together, and apply the talc to the shaved area of my face, easing it in until it is absorbed so there is no "white powder" look. It takes just a few seconds to do that.

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 04-13-2012, 06:52 AM
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I use the Clubman Fine Talc after I shower. I apply it with my hands over the sink. I thought about using an old sock but I don't want to cause too much of a mess in the shave den.

Clayton

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