The Men's Room

Many barbers and shaving enthusiasts alike, are pretty familiar with the Alum Block. It seems to come in very handy for the man who’s always in a rush, or the unfortunate easy bleeder.

Commonly referred to as Potassium Alum, in the science world,  it is a chemical compound that acts as an antiseptic and also as a blood coagulant (stops bleeding, by thickening the blood).

The general practice is to rub the block (preferably “chilled”) over a freshly shaved face, to stop any potential bleeding or irritation.

Quick caution: For some men it may deliver a brief sting. But believe me, whether it stings or not… it’s working!

Give it a try!

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