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Liquid Alum Spray, Im the only one?

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by FaTist, Feb 14, 2018 at 2:47 AM.

  1. FaTist

    FaTist Regular Member

    hey all
    recently started watching shave videos, and joining ATG, and have yet to see anyone use Alum in a spray bottle.
    Im a shower shaver and a couple dropped and shattered alum blocks got me thinking so I break out the hack saw and chop up my block into little cubes, then drop one in a little wal-mart spritzer bottle and let it dissolve in distilled water. problem solved.

    But Ive yet to see anyone else use Alum like this. Am I the only one? Anyone else?

    Does this change the composition and everyone else knows this but Im slowly killing myself and no one will tell me?
  2. mike_the_kraken

    mike_the_kraken Señor member

    If I want liquid alum, I just use witch hazel ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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  3. olie29

    olie29 Über Member

    Pit Rok do a liquid alum you can get it in boots
  4. Shaverrific666

    Shaverrific666 Chairman of the Bored

    Witch Hazel for me..only use Alum if I've had a nightmare shave. Mind you a lot of the decent aftershave splashes contain some alum I would have thought.
    That said, your method might work great.
  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guru

    Alum spray? No danger of inhaling it?

    Pitralon forever - Real pens have a nib - If it doesn't tick, it's not a watch.
  6. halvor

    halvor Forum GOD!

    I have a styptic stick for stopping bleeding, but beyond that I’ve never understood how alum does any favour to the skin whatsoever. YMMV clearly. If you do use it, I’m sure a homemade spray should work. (Could even try to add some glycerine to counteract the drying effect, unless that’s what you’re after.)
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  7. I bought an alum block when I first started wet shaving. I only used it once. As soon as your technique kicks in, you won't need stick, spray, or block.
  8. Conservator

    Conservator Senior Member

    I haven't seen alum spray except for deodorant. I'm not a fan and prefer WH, too.
  9. Dodgy vu

    Dodgy vu Über Member


    What work best for me is stuff called 'My Nik is Sealed', which is a roll on. Works well but sadly it's clear and doesn't leave a nice white powdery residue when the bleeding stops like the pencils do. Aww shucks. However the liquid stings as much or more, which is a plus for those who like a burn....heh.

    Under $10 and lasts a along time.