TGP approved styptic pencils?

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  1. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Member

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    When I first started shaving my dad had these styptic pencils that stung like a mother but could cogulate a jugular - now all I can find stings hardly at all and does nothing and I end up resorting to the old scrap of toilet paper trick.

    My 15 year old has begun shaving and I want to be ready when the need arises as, unlike his old man, he will not be caught dead walking around with toilet paper stuck to his face - and so:

    What and where is the good stuff?
     
  2. Campfired

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    Local pharmacy in the shaving needs section. Same area you'll find circular bar soap and shaving brushes. IIRC, Kingsman or something close to that is the brand name. Find the ones that are the diameter of a magic marker, not the cheesy thin ones that break too easily.
     
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    Start him off right with using a blowtorch. Styptik is for wussies.
     
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  4. Blue410

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    Skip the razor as well. He needs to toughen his skin first, recommend teaching the kid to shave with a serrated kitchen knife from Walmart, preferably the least expensive one hanging on a shelf. In fact you should dull it first by scraping the edge on the sidewalk 15 or 20 times. He'll thank you when he achieves his manhood!
     
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  5. Fantom1

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    False. Since 2014 no one shaves.
     
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  6. mattamatta

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    At least not their face.
     
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    Are you sure all of you guys didn't audition for the Farmer's Insurance spelling bee commercial?
     
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    Get some alum stone.
    All the sting you need.
     
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  9. shane8

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    er maybe you could learn not to cut yourself????
     
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    I suspect (but don't know for certain) that it might be cheaper to get the stuff used for pets. Usually comes in powder form in a little jar, sold near the nail clippers. Should sting a bit less too. [​IMG]
     
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    I wish. Can't shave everyday because my skin needs at least one day to regenerate skin cells that were shaved off along with the beard. Shaving everyday would generally cause bleeding, even though one might think that you could toughen up your skin by shaving everyday. Not so in my instance.

    This is the stuff. Clubman. The Jumbo 1 oz. size.

     
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    That looks like the the ticket - the Amazon reviews with the repeated references to "it burns!" is music to my ears - thanks! :bonk:roll
     
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    Are you raising a man or a little boy? Get that kid some kerosene and have him wipe his face down like a real man, with a kerosene soaked rag. That'll toughen him up...
     
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    You'll likely find these (hopefully) at your local pharmacy for about $5.99. The trip to the pharmacy will save the cost of shipping from amazon.
     
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    When I was a little boy, I used to lather up alongside my Dad in the morning, and ask Dad what he was doing. Dad would say, "What does it look like?" Then he'd say, "That's my shaving soap you've got there." And he'd spend a minute or 2 helping me remove the lather from my little boy face.

    (Dad was somewhat amused but non-plussed that I'd use his shaving soap without his permission, even though all I was doing was wanting to be like Dad...)
     
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    Flesh colored spackle. You can sand the build up.
     
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    It fills in acne scars too! :banana
     
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    Man, that takes me back a few years...I thank God for letting me live a comparatively zit-free post-teenage life...first rule about zits was to keep your hands away from your face...when I was a teen, sitting in class with your hand propped up on your cheek while taking notes was the bane of my existence...didn't learn this until I moved onto college...and Benzoyl De-Oxit was always a mainstay in my medicine cabinet...:idea
     

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