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#1
Is using cold water after a shave sufficient enough to end the shave or do you need to use some kind of aftershave? I tend to use alum or alcohol aftershaves for disinfectant purposes but i'm curious if cold water (and maybe a balm afterwards) is enough?
#2
The answer is yes. When I use a splash after shaving it's always cold water rinse then aftershave. Same with balms. In the colder months I tend to do this more often as the skin dries out. If u want some alcohol buy some dickensons witch hazel and splash it on after the cold water rinse. Then the balm. Hope this helps.


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#3
I actually like to just rub in the lather that remains after my final pass, and then follow up with a moisturizer. Works for me, and makes my face feel great.

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#4
I'm the opposite. I use cold water before & during the shave then use the hottest water comfortable to rinse off with. I then finish with either an alcohol or aloe based splash.

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#5

Soap Slinger
Burnsville, MN
It's really down to your comfort. If it's comfortable enough for you and your face feels good, you're golden.

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#6
Cold water after the shave helps close pores and nicks. Followed by witch hazel which is an astrengent, helps heal up razor birn and disinfects cuts , and then balm for moisturizing, and end it with the aftershave or cologne thats how how I roll !

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#7

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-23-2015, 04:51 AM)thebluesbox Wrote: Cold water after the shave helps close pores and nicks. Followed by witch hazel which is an astrengent, helps heal up razor birn and disinfects cuts , and then balm for moisturizing, and end it with the aftershave or cologne thats how how I roll !

This is my procedure, as well. Smile

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#8
I generally use a warm water rinse, sometimes followed by a splash or balm depending on my mood.

In a couple of weeks we'll be spending Independence Day with relatives in their cabin in northern Vermont. The water comes from a 300 ft. deep well and is ice cold. It's incredibly refreshing to splash ice-cold water on your face at the end of your shave. I've thought of putting a towel in the freezer, but haven't followed through.
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#9

Member
California
This is a touchy subject to most of my wet shaver friends, but it works for me. I have sensitive skin and it make a difference for me , don't get me wrong it is a bit rougher of a shave but good none the less. Will cold water shave only in the summer months, too hot!


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#10

Shaven in the Past
(This post was last modified: 11-25-2015, 10:33 PM by preidy.)
I recently switched to an all cold water shave to help with irritation. I found that it really minimized my occasional razor burn (when I got sloppy) and has really paid dividends for me in after shave comfort since I recently aquired an R41. However. It did take about a week to get used to the cold slap in the morning.


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