#1

Newbie
I'm 39 years old and have used an electric shaver my whole life. I briefly tried disposable razors in high school but would get terrible razor burn and ingrown hairs. I purchased a couple of safety razors the other day and Henry Cavendish shaving soap which seems pretty nice. Forums like this one have been incredibly helpful. I tried them for the first time tonight and I can tell that I am going to need a good shave balm. I have a couple that I have been looking at on Amazon and think I will probably need a non-alcohol one because I do have fairly sensitive skin. Fragrances don't seem to bother. What are your thoughts on these? The Truman's one is where I'm leaning.

Truman's

Proraso

Any other suggestions would also be helpful. I am looking for a razor burn cream as well.

Thanks.
#2

Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Haven't tried trumans but I like Proraso. Nivea sensitive is a good choice and available at your local box store. I generally just use unrefined Shea butter.
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#3
Can't go wrong with Soap Commander balms.
#4

Member
Indiana
(01-11-2018, 05:05 AM)Hobbyist Wrote: Can't go wrong with Soap Commander balms.


...unless you want something with a scent & no menthol (the scented ones are pretty heavily mentholated).

+1 for Nivea, or if you want something thicker for winter Stirling Soap balms are good.
#5

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Hi, and welcome to Damn Fine Shave. Smile

Many of the merchants you will see here on DFS make superb aftershave balms and lotions.  The ones that I have tried and really like are, in no particular order:

Chatillon Lux Toners (various scents) chatillonlux.com
Stirling Soap Co. Aftershave Balms (various scents and unscented) stirlingsoap.com
Black Tie Razor Post-Shave Balm (various scents and unscented) blacktierazorcompany.com
RazoRock Aftershave Wax italianbarber.com

The last one does contain alcohol but I have never had a problem with it.  Also, for all of these, a little goes a long way so just a small dab's worth spread across your shaved face should be all you need and they will leave your face feeling moisturized but not greasy.

Some of our other merchants, such as Wholly Kaw and Declaration Grooming, and others, also sell aftershave products that you might want to check out.

There are also good over the counter products such as the already mentioned Nivea.  Proraso is a well known and generally liked brand and Italian Barber (see above) seems to sell it for less than Amazon so you might want to look into that.  I know nothing about Truman's.

Whatever you choose, have fun in the search and good luck and don't hesitate to ask more questions as well as let us know if you have any success in the hunt. Happy2
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#6

Member
Peachtree City, GA
Super sensitive skin here:

Try a soothing routine:
Alum rub and leave on 1 min cold rinse after
Spritz Witch Hazel
AS Splash
AS Balm

Of balms:
ABC
Proraso White or Blue
GFT Skin Food
Institut Karite
Best in that order but ABC crazy expensive and worth every penny
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#7
Another vote here for the balms from Stirling & Soap Commander if you're going that route.
#8
(01-11-2018, 08:24 PM)jimofthecorn Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 05:05 AM)Hobbyist Wrote: Can't go wrong with Soap Commander balms.


...unless you want something with a scent & no menthol (the scented ones are pretty heavily mentholated).

+1 for Nivea, or if you want something thicker for winter Stirling Soap balms are good.

I guess it depends on what you consider heavily mentholated. I find SC to be very light on the menthol. For those who don't prefer menthol free they offer Integrity.

Nivea and Stirling are both excellent. I finished off a bottle Nivea and plan to buy another one. Stirling is also a staple in my den.
#9
(This post was last modified: 01-12-2018, 08:15 AM by gLet.)
Naprodis aftershave conditioner


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#10

Merchant
St. Louis, MO
Thanks for the mention Freddy. All of our products, 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
Www.blacktierazorcompany.com


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Control Your Scent, Control Your Shave.
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