The Simple Solution to Make Your Shaving Razor Last Longer
I’m not writing this to tell you which razor you should and shouldn’t buy.
When it comes to getting a close shave (Good shave), razors with more blades will typically do a better job.
This is why the Gillette company saw its sales SOAR after their Superbowl commercial.
They had released the Fusion Razor that included 5 blades.
But the reality is that everyone is different and some people will get a great shave with a standard razor (2-3 blades) and some will need something like the Fusion.
No one can tell you which razor is best because that’s something only you can figure out through trial and error.
However, once you do find the perfect blade for you, you’ll want to have it last as long as possible to avoid spending more money than necessary.
I’m going to share with you a simple trick to do just that.
Shave, Rinse, and Blow
The strategy is simple.
Shave, rinse your razor with hot water, and blow on it.
Why do you blow?
Because this ensures that the blades are fully dried and prevents rusting.
The common mistake men make after shaving is rinsing their blade and storing it wet.
You can make a blade last you a LONG time by following this incredibly simple method.
You’ll want to be careful not to bring the razor too close to your lips to avoid cutting yourself as you blow.
Just simply hold the blade in front of your face and blow as your making the motion you’d make with your head when saying no. (Side to side)
Blow on it a good 5 seconds and then shake the razor side to side with the hand motion you’d make when waving to someone.
This will ensure that you get all the water out and prevent any of it from sneaking its way back into the blades.
I’ve heard some people say they like to dry their razor with tissue paper or a towel.
I’m against this advice as pieces of tissue or the towel can get caught and stuck in the blades.
Stick to shaving, rinsing with hot water, and blowing.
Important: Whatever you do, do NOT bang your razor on your bathroom sink in order to get hair out of it as you shave.
Let the hot water run over it as long as necessary to clean it.
Banging the blades on your sink will do nothing but ruin their quality.
It’s best to rinse your razor after each stroke in order to get a great shave.
Storing Your Razor
Once you’ve properly dried your razor, you’ll want to store in a safe place.
The best place is somewhere where it won’t get wet or accumulate dust.
I recommend putting the plastic cover that comes with it back over the blades and putting the razor away in your cabinet or in some sort of storage box.
A properly rinsed and dried razor stored in a safe place with a cover on the blades will last you months!
You can thank me later.