I use Thayer's products, but not as an aftershave. Most of the a/s I use contain witch hazel anyway.
What I do is rinse well with warm water after my shave, then rub my face with an alum block. Then, I clean my brush and bowl, etc., rinse again with cooler water, finish cleaning up, THEN apply aftershave. I've never had any trouble with residue.
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