02-05-2015, 08:54 PM
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I got a straight razor for Christmas. I have found the learning curve to be pretty steep.

Consequently, my face can feel beat up when my technique is bad.

Do you have a favorite post shave product or combination of products for those days?

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 02-05-2015, 09:02 PM
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I haven't found a be all end all product to conquer a bad shave.  The only thing that works for me is Rest and No-Shaves for a few days.

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 02-06-2015, 07:23 PM
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Bruce is right - a day off never hurt anybody.

I like to use alum. I'll apply once after my shave, and then again later on in the day if I had a rough shave. Also my top three aftershaves are 1.) L'Occitane Baux aftershave balm, 2.) Catie's Bubbles LPV post shave toner, 3.) RazoRock Evil Eye aftershave splash

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 02-06-2015, 07:32 PM
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(02-05-2015, 09:02 PM)Bruce Wrote: I haven't found a be all end all product to conquer a bad shave.  The only thing that works for me is Rest and No-Shaves for a few days.

Agreed.

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 02-07-2015, 06:08 AM
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I haven't found and end-all-be-all fix to the irritation of a truly bad shave.  When they do happen though, I tend to find myself reaching for aftershave milk or 100% witch hazel so as to avoid even the slightest inkling of alcohol burn.

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 02-07-2015, 06:26 AM
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i would say the terrible smelling anchor aftershave from brooklyn grooming will do the trick!

http://www.brooklyngrooming.com/products...ic-4-fl-oz

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 02-07-2015, 03:52 PM
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A day or two off is always a good idea. Smile. I 'm not expecting a miracle cure for a rough shave. I was wondering if there is product w two that you reach for on thus if days. So far W.M. Neumann's AS balm works well. I have also been trying Nivea Cream in the blue tub.

For me, I have found that the alum block dries my face far too much.

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 02-07-2015, 03:54 PM
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(02-06-2015, 07:23 PM)NSmalls Wrote: Bruce is right - a day off never hurt anybody.

I like to use alum. I'll apply once after my shave, and then again later on in the day if I had a rough shave. Also my top three aftershaves are 1.) L'Occitane Baux aftershave balm, 2.) Catie's Bubbles LPV post shave toner, 3.) RazoRock Evil Eye aftershave splash
I had a sample of the L'Occitane AS balm and it was wonderful. I may have to pick up a tube.

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 02-07-2015, 04:31 PM
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After a harsh shave I reach for one of two products, neither of which is talked about much here. 

Clinique Post Shave Healer and Origins Firefighter.   Both are fantastic products to use to jump start the healing process. 

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 02-07-2015, 06:10 PM
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Unrefined Shea Butter and a day off.

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 02-07-2015, 06:16 PM
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guess I am not the only origins fire fighter user.  good stuff

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 02-07-2015, 06:31 PM
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I've used both Proraso Green and white  pre/post with success. 
Shea Moisture Anti-Aging Balm is loaded with shea butter and tea tree, it works great for me and reduces redness, too. 

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 02-10-2015, 07:32 PM
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I agree with resting your face for a day.  As far as products....my best "bad shave" products have been Village Barber oil and aftershave balm (Yes...I use the oil sometimes post shave and it works great).

And Simpson's skin food.  Excellent product.

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 02-16-2015, 07:09 AM
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Rest -days off
Witch hazel & shea butter

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