OK, I have to admit that I am an Alum junkie of sorts. Most days my shave doesn't feel complete unless I use my alum bar. However, I almost always use WH after the alum and before I apply my balm/mpisturizer... and there are certain balms that I make sure to use some extra WH and wait extra long (namely T&H ultimate comfort) as it appears to react negatively to the alum. That said, I still love the alum.
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