09-03-2012, 03:26 AM
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  • Teiste
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This is how I use the alum stone or alum stick as an after shave.Hope this makes clear that is very easy to use.
The alum block is the 444 and the stick can be founded in most of health food stores.

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 09-03-2012, 03:29 AM
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  • Dave
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Excellent video as always Teiste.

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 09-03-2012, 07:09 AM
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Thanks for the video. I recall reading some place that the alum should be rinsed off as it will dry the skin if left on. Do you rinse it off prior to applying an after shave lotion or balm?

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 09-03-2012, 07:39 AM
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  • Andrew
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Thanks Teiste. That's what I do after every shave.
-Rinse leftover soap/cream off with warm water
-Rinse with cold water
-While face is still wet, rub alum stone over shaved area
-Rinse my brush and razor (takes a minute or two)
-Rinse alum off face with cold water and wash cloth
-Dry off with towel
-Apply aftershave

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 09-03-2012, 09:16 AM
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So, before the first one asks: "Do I have to use the stick right after the block or can I first apply the stick and then finish with the block?"

NO. Use either the block or the stick.Wink

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 09-03-2012, 10:11 AM
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  • Teiste
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(09-03-2012, 09:16 AM)infabo Wrote: So, before the first one asks: "Do I have to use the stick right after the block or can I first apply the stick and then finish with the block?"

NO. Use either the block or the stick.Wink

There you go ! Rolleyes

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 09-03-2012, 12:36 PM
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  • Howler
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Great video tutorial.
For those not use alum you missing out on a great addition to your post shave routine.

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 09-03-2012, 12:40 PM
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Does that mean you replaced your video camera?

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 09-03-2012, 01:13 PM
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  • Teiste
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(09-03-2012, 12:40 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Does that mean you replaced your video camera?

This is an old video I did made for foroafeitado.com over a year ago...I need a new cam still (if I wanna make videos... Angry )

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 09-03-2012, 01:57 PM
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Really appreciate the video! And glad for the included tutorial! Was going to ask why use a alum block but that question was answered!

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 09-03-2012, 04:07 PM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks Teiste for another great video. I've never used alum before so I've never had that experience.

Only one thing wrong with all your shaving videos, you keep missing that little patch of hair on your chin.Smile

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 09-03-2012, 04:14 PM
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  • syngent
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where do you get your goodlookin models for the videos Teiste, lol

fantastic as always

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 09-03-2012, 06:45 PM
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Excellent video, Teiste!

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 09-06-2012, 03:11 PM
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(09-03-2012, 07:09 AM)ackwired Wrote: Thanks for the video. I recall reading some place that the alum should be rinsed off as it will dry the skin if left on. Do you rinse it off prior to applying an after shave lotion or balm?

That's personal. Most people rinse it off. I rinse it off.
You can leave it, especially after applying something after it like witch hazel, but do a little test.
Apply it and let it sit for a full minute. It will probably start to itch.
Most likely, you will want to rinse it off. It only needs to disinfect and tighten the skin and after a minute it did that.
Follow up with a good aftershave or witch hazel and you're good to go.

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