Post Shave Choices

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by fishcrow, Oct 9, 2017.


Do use after shave and a balm or?

  1. After Shave and balm

    16 vote(s)
  2. After Shave only

    13 vote(s)
  3. Balm only

    8 vote(s)
  1. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Curious about your post shave choices. Do use both an after shave and balm? Or just after shave or just a balm?
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  2. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I know I am no help, but I do all three of the choices or often nothing at all. It really depends on my mood and if I have products that compliment each other. Sometimes just a splash of water will do me.
  3. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    After shave most of the time, sometimes nothing.
  4. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Balm. I find they do a better job moisturizing your skin than splashes do.

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  5. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Depends on my mood. Never use both together, though.
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  6. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    Witch hazel first and then aftershave (either a splash or a balm).

    If I use a splash I generally use some lotion also since my skin tends to be dry.
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  7. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Mostly splash. I like balm in the winter when my skin is more dry.
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  8. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Hey there Brad. I am mostly a splash guy. Every once in a while I will use some Anherb Gel, but usually only after a [rare] rough shave.
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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Aftershave, with a moisturizer in it. If it doesn't have a moisturizer, I add some glycerin to the bottle.
  10. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I use a balm, but primarily because my wife purchased a nice sandalwood balm for me. Otherwise I wouldn't use anything.

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  11. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    My favorite finish to a great shave is witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, and aftershave.
  12. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    Always splash here. I do use Lucky Tiger vanishing cream before but it is nowhere close to a balm.
  13. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Almost always a splash. I will add a balm if I have some post shave irritation. I also add balms during cooler weather, which is a small fraction of the year here.

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  14. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Nivea sensitive post shave balm, followed by the splash of the day. I've followed this routine since I started "traditional" shaving and it has always worked well. :)
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  15. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    Actually, I enjoy Witch Hazel first, then Lucky Tiger, then a balm.
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  16. David W650

    David W650 Active Member

    Switched to balms about a year ago. Just better for my skin and balms (Nivea or Lucky Tiger) don't clash with my colognes.
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  17. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    Witch Hazel and then Aftershave. Usually a Splash, once in a while a Balm.
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  18. mikewood

    mikewood Well-Known Member

    Nothing. Unless I do something wrong. Soap and a complementary blade and DE razor is fine for me.

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  19. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    If Lucky Tiger Tonic counts as a balm (for me it's a literal balm), then I often use both.

    Sho nuff, that's the Tiger.
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  20. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Same here. I shave every other day most times and might throw on a splash of AS before I leave the house for an no-shave day.
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