Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Alum Block

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Alum Block

    Afternoon.

    I've just taken delivery of an alum block and used it this morning for the first time.

    I finished my shave then rinsed with cold water then ran the block under the cold tap and gently rubbed all over my face and chin. It stung a little but my face is still quite tight and sore now (6 hours on).

    Couple of questions:

    How long do you rub the block on your face for and once on do you just leave it to dry before putting on aftershave balm (or Trumpers skin food in my case) or do you rinse with cold water again to get the alum off then balm?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chandler, AZ
    Posts
    31,215
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Images
    27

    Default

    The wiki on this subject will tell you all you need to know. Just go here.

    I no longer use an alum block (it dried out my skin too much.) When I did use it I wet my face and the block and rubbed the block on my face and neck. I would wait one minute and then rinse off with cold water. Then I would apply an ASB. Now I use Thayers WH in place of the alum.
    Jim P. - Chandler, Arizona

    ackvil
    (at) badgerandblade.com

    Arizona Retro Shave Enthusiast.
    Any questions? Just ask! Since I may not read all of the posts feel free to PM or Email me.

    "Winning is like shaving - do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum." Jack Kemp.
    "Be a gentleman at all times. Shine your shoes, shave every day, be considerate of others, and don't chew with your mouth open." Words of advice from my late mother.

    Check Out the B&B YouTube Channel and the B&B Video Library for some great information.




  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Raymond, MS
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Images
    3

    Default

    My method is to rub it on a wet face, then leave it there while I put up my soap and rinse out my razor. That seems just about right to let it work without causing irritation.
    Robert

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Le Boréon France and USA.
    Posts
    3,032
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    yrros ti desu reveN B&B ot emoclew

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    St. Pete, FL
    Posts
    1,070
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Images
    2

    Default

    I rub mine on, then usually proceed with a quick 15-30 facial massage. I usually then put my soap and razor away, and then do a cold water rinse.
    -- Eric --
    "I'm afraid the lemur got into the pudding cups."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    derbyshire. U.K
    Posts
    138
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    mine came in the post today, just wish I had a razor to try it out with

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    That bit of England where it rains a lot
    Posts
    3,134
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Images
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGravedigger View Post
    My method is to rub it on a wet face, then leave it there while I put up my soap and rinse out my razor. That seems just about right to let it work without causing irritation.
    ^^ This

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    865
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by KM-instructor View Post
    yrros ti desu reveN B&B ot emoclew
    We're writing backwards now?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Thanks chaps. Will do as suggested and also check out the wiki.

    Thanks

Similar Threads

  1. Alum block vs. Alum deodorant...
    By elsmooth in forum Aftershaves
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-23-2013, 12:06 PM
  2. Alum powder into alum block?
    By Nahkyla in forum General Shaving Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-03-2011, 11:42 AM
  3. Alum Block
    By BruceK in forum Shave Clinic & Newbie Check-In
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 11-10-2009, 10:01 AM
  4. Alum Block
    By lamontqsanford in forum Aftershaves
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-11-2008, 02:49 AM
  5. Alum block?
    By cptseagull in forum Shave Clinic & Newbie Check-In
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-24-2007, 01:07 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.