Styptic Bullet by The Stray Whisker
The styptic bullet by The Stray Whisker is made of powdered crystal from an alum block. It is combined with a waxy binder which is then pressed into a bullet shape. It is generally used to seal small cuts and nicks, especially from razors.
A common delivery system for this is a styptic or homeostatic pencil or bullet. This is a short stick of medication. Anhydrous aluminium sulfate is the main ingredient. This acts as a vasoconstrictor in order to disable blood flow. The stick is applied directly to the bleeding site.
Before the days of the safety razor the styptic bullet was a necessary part of a mans shaving kit and was used to seal cuts caused by improper shaving, although many people still continue to use safety razors and styptic pencils.
The styptic bullet is a great option if you ever cut yourself shaving. It will stop the bleeding immediately and work well on minor abrasions as well as shaving cuts.
How to use a Styptic Bullet by The Stray Whisker
Take the styptic pencil and apply it directly to a bleeding cut or nick. The astringent properties of the pencil will help stop the bleeding by causing blood vessels to contract at the site of the wound.
The styptic bullet by The Stray Whisker is used by applying it to a cut or nick which helps stops the bleeding by causing blood vessels to contract at the site of the wound. The bullet is a great size to take away with you if you travel as it is small and compact.
When applied to a cut it does burn slightly, but most cuts stop bleeding in minutes and heal by the end of the day. Great for beginner wet shavers and experienced shavers alike.