Ways To Make Your Disposal Razor Last Longer

Ways To Make Your Disposal Razor Last Longer

Store your razor blades in rubbing alcohol. Make sure that it is NOT the 70% rubbing alcohol you normally have. The water content will actually make your blade rust faster!
Sharpen your razor using blue jeans:
  • Run the razor (away from you), the length of a pair of old jeans, about 10-20 times
  • Not much pressure is needed
  • Turn the razor and push the razor toward you another 10-20 times

Shake it up:

With a loose wrist, shake the razor vigorously for several seconds to dislodge water droplets from blades. Or tap the razor handle on the edge of the sink.

Towel it off. Blot, don’t rub, the blade cartridge on a towel or dry washcloth.

Blow it dry. Use a hair dryer or fan to dry blades of the razor. Don’t blow dry razors too long or you might end up spending more on electricity than you save on razor blades. About 10 seconds should suffice.

Put it away. Store your razor outside the bathroom to avoid steam and humidity from showers getting to blades. Or store the dry razor in a resealable plastic bag.

Soften hair. To the extent that wear results from contact with whiskers instead of oxidation, shave only after softening hair with a moisturizing soap. After applying shave cream or gel, don’t shave right away. Allow time for hair to soften further.