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Thread: Learning to use a styptic pencil on the fly

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    Default Learning to use a styptic pencil on the fly

    So it's the missions conference tonight at church and so I wanted to get a real good shave; So I go through a hot shower, hot towel, lather. Also I happened to change blades right before shaving.

    Im going through buffing my mustache and Im not sure if I moved my head or put pressure on the razor for half a second on the down stroke, but you know those razor cuts you get where you feel that stinging sensation and think "This is going to be a bad shave.", It was one of those. Took about five seconds to see any blood and then it started gushing. So I press my hot towel to my face (in retrospect a bad move because now Im minus a hot towel. and dive into my toiletry kit to find my styptic pencil. I can't find it for twenty seconds and by this point my towel is saturated. I tried to put the skin back in its original position but I was bleeding too much. I applied some toilet paper and then was using the pencil wrong.

    I finally got it stopped once I held the pencil on top of the cut for about ten seconds. And where I was trying to swipe at it to stop it I have a giant coagulation mustache. So I scrubbed off the dried blood and reapplied the pencil while trying to put the skin back together the right way this time. it went in at a 45 degree angle and I think its going to scar but at least I know how to use the typtic right now lol.

    so a reminder to de shaving noobs (myself included) when you start using a buffing technique apply NO pressure.
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    Sounds like pictures are needed for the Cut of the Day thread.

    I always pull my pencil out if I don't I will inevitably need it.

    The scar or lack thereof may surprise you; I have had a few I knew would scar that did not.

    High hopes for a better shave for you on the next go round.
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    well it was a pretty good shave besides that. Once I got the blood under control i did have to form another lather because what i had had gone dry. The new blade did pretty good but I did get some razor burn. (Im chalking it up to my skin not rebounding from the dull blade that I was too dumb to notice yesterday that I did four passes with.
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    i agree on pics ..lol..
    anymore i just use super cold water on the cut and then a dab of ointment , the ointment kinda keeps it from bleeding all over so you can finish the shave .. i dont like the pencil also burns and i can never get it to work for me .. on the other hand usually if i get cut ITS A GOOD ONE ...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooser View Post
    on the other hand usually if i get cut ITS A GOOD ONE ...lol
    If you are going to do it DO IT RIGHT!!!!
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    Why would you want to put it on the fly. Just swat it with a towel.

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