Yes indeed. There is no cold water here, at least not by northern standards. I rinse with warm and then less warm water followed by an alum stick. It tightens my skin and shows me where I got too heavy handed. I also have a styptic pencil that I’ve had for at least 20 years. I’ve kept it in the tube and have only used it once since I started wet shaving. I used it all the time when I was shaving with cartridges.much more humid places, like Florida
Inexpensive?! I want some of what you're smokin'!
one-tenth the price, will last a decade or two.
Do you have a link for the styptic pencil? I can't find it on the Thayer's website.Styptic pencil is MUCH better at closing nicks, no comparison. Thayer’s Witch Hazel does basically the same thing the alum block does without the potential irritation.
Suggest you ditch the alum block entirely, get some Thayer’s Witch Hazel and a Styptic pencil. After the shave splash on the WH, let it dry. Then your favorite aftershave treatment. Styptic to close up nicks.