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    Default Where to find a styptic pencil at CVS or Rite Aid?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm thinking I should buy a styptic pencil in case I get a nick or cut. I was in a hurry this morning so I went to a CVS and, without looking for it myself, asked the store clerk where styptic pencils would be in. Of course she had no idea what I was talking about.

    Are they usually with shaving supplies at the pharmacy or near the first-aid section?

    Thanks for the input.

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    same section with all the razors and shaving stuff. usually on the bottom shelf. if you have a walmart close by, they can be had there for a dollar or so.
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    Baby Powder could be the cheaper "alternative" though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrcrow79 View Post
    Baby Powder could be the cheaper "alternative" though
    To stop bleeding?
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    I was at a CVS last night. They had the styptic pencils on the second shelf up right above the Aqua Velva. They were a bit pricey, I thought, at $4.50 or so. They were the big, fat sidewalk chalk looking kind.
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    Clubman pencil at Walmart's by shaving supplies. I paid $.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyfox View Post
    Clubman pencil at Walmart's by shaving supplies. I paid $.99.
    +1 All day long! I saw them in the shaving section at CVS and Walgreens as well

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    Default Try an alum block

    Alum blocks are available from many sources, Art of Shaving, Em's Place and others. Expect to spend about 9 or 10 bucks for a block that'll last a liftime or until you drop it a few times on a hard floor. You can use the block to stop bleeding, or as I do, to rub over your face post shave to close pores. I then rinse and go to a balm or aftershave.
    Another benefit of the block is that it stings a little if you've been harsh on an area. In that sense it provides great feedback on your shave technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyfox View Post
    Clubman pencil at Walmart's by shaving supplies. I paid $.99.
    Just grabbed 3 at Walmart for $0.94 each, lowest price I've found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I'm thinking I should buy a styptic pencil in case I get a nick or cut. I was in a hurry this morning so I went to a CVS and, without looking for it myself, asked the store clerk where styptic pencils would be in.
    +1, and Congrats on thinking ahead. Styptic pencils are one of those little details that a lot of shavers overlook in their quest to find the perfect set-up. IMHO, No shave den should be without one.

    While you're in the process of setting up, get yourself one of those flip-around mirrors with 1x/3x magnification. They are incredibly useful, especially the magnified side if you like to shave without prescription lenses on.
    Of course she had no idea what I was talking about.
    Get used to that blank stare. You'll run into that a lot as you shop for wet-shaving supplies in brick-n-mortar stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I'm thinking I should buy a styptic pencil in case I get a nick or cut. I was in a hurry this morning so I went to a CVS and, without looking for it myself, asked the store clerk where styptic pencils would be in. Of course she had no idea what I was talking about.

    Are they usually with shaving supplies at the pharmacy or near the first-aid section?

    Thanks for the input.
    Shaving section. If you travel, some outdoors stores sell styptic(NOT caustic) matches. Same stuff, only smaller sized and on a flushable paper match stick.
    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbya View Post
    Shaving section. If you travel, some outdoors stores sell styptic(NOT caustic) matches. Same stuff, only smaller sized and on a flushable paper match stick.
    Styptic matches? The pyro in me wants to play with my pencil now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jleeg View Post
    Alum blocks are available from many sources... You can use the block to stop bleeding, or as I do, to rub over your face post shave to close pores...Another benefit of the block is that it stings a little if you've been harsh on an area. In that sense it provides great feedback on your shave technique.

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    +1 on the Alum block.

    I'll never go back to using a styptic pencil again.

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    Thanks for the help everyone; you guys are great. I found the styptic pencil (buried on the last shelf in the shaving section).

    Guess how much I paid for a Clubman styptic pencil? $4.89. There's no Wal-Mart where I live, so I had to settle for CVS.

    Thanks again for the help.
    Bradley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Thanks for the help everyone; you guys are great. I found the styptic pencil (buried on the last shelf in the shaving section).

    Guess how much I paid for a Clubman styptic pencil? $4.89. There's no Wal-Mart where I live, so I had to settle for CVS.

    Thanks again for the help.
    Bradley
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyfox View Post
    Clubman pencil at Walmart's by shaving supplies. I paid $.99.
    Check it at my Walmart too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAK View Post
    Check it at my Walmart too.
    You want me to check it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyfox View Post
    Clubman pencil at Walmart's by shaving supplies. I paid $.99.
    Crap, I paid $3.09 today at Walgreens!!
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    Default I snagged a couple at my Walmart

    There were only a few there to begin with. I may follow the advice on alum (more stuff to accumulate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrooveking View Post
    Just grabbed 3 at Walmart for $0.94 each, lowest price I've found.
    Why three?

    I think that I've had the same styptic for years.

    Is the general thought thought that it should be discarded after a while?

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