Scumbag & Gentleman

Alum Block - Nature's Shaving Soother - 80grams

$10.95
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  • Alum Block - Nature's Shaving Soother - 80grams

Scumbag & Gentleman

Alum Block - Nature's Shaving Soother - 80grams

$10.95
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History of the Alum Block

The Alum block dates back to Ancient Egyptians who used the block some 4000 years ago, the crystal-like stone was being used as an antiseptic and anti-bacterial.

This is a somewhat forgotten implement in today's shaving cabinet, largely driven by the surge in the disposable razor with everything from aloe vera strips to teflon coatings. If you are a true wet shaver and use a double edge or straight razor then you will need one of these in your kit.

How does an Alum Block work

It soothes shaving irritation and also stops bleeding from shaving nicks by tightening pores. Leaving a cooling and soothing effect on the face

How do you use an Alum Block

Simply wet it (if your face is not wet), and slide across your face and neck. Your face will usually dry within seconds or you can pat your face dry when finished. That's it! It will leave your face feeling tight so if you do not like that feeling you can rinse your face afterwards. We personally leave it on.

Tip: If you used a blunt blade or were too rough in your shaving then you will feel more of a sting from the block, so use the block as a sign for when you should swap out your blade or slow down on your next shave

How do I store an Alum Block

Rinse it off when finished, pat it dry and leave it somewhere where it can dry and air circulates. Never leave it wet as it will just dissolve. These blocks last for years if looked after properly.

Also avoid placing it on marble or granite vanity tops.

Uses of the Alum Block

Can be used as an anti-perspirant, although we would suggest you don't use the same one you use on your face.

Caution Do not use if you have sensitive or dry skin as the alum block may cause further irritation given its astringent properties.

History of the Alum Block

The Alum block dates back to Ancient Egyptians who used the block some 4000 years ago, the crystal-like stone was being used as an antiseptic and anti-bacterial.

This is a somewhat forgotten implement in today's shaving cabinet, largely driven by the surge in the disposable razor with everything from aloe vera strips to teflon coatings. If you are a true wet shaver and use a double edge or straight razor then you will need one of these in your kit.

How does an Alum Block work

It soothes shaving irritation and also stops bleeding from shaving nicks by tightening pores. Leaving a cooling and soothing effect on the face

How do you use an Alum Block

Simply wet it (if your face is not wet), and slide across your face and neck. Your face will usually dry within seconds or you can pat your face dry when finished. That's it! It will leave your face feeling tight so if you do not like that feeling you can rinse your face afterwards. We personally leave it on.

Tip: If you used a blunt blade or were too rough in your shaving then you will feel more of a sting from the block, so use the block as a sign for when you should swap out your blade or slow down on your next shave

How do I store an Alum Block

Rinse it off when finished, pat it dry and leave it somewhere where it can dry and air circulates. Never leave it wet as it will just dissolve. These blocks last for years if looked after properly.

Also avoid placing it on marble or granite vanity tops.

Uses of the Alum Block

Can be used as an anti-perspirant, although we would suggest you don't use the same one you use on your face.

Caution Do not use if you have sensitive or dry skin as the alum block may cause further irritation given its astringent properties.