Is there anything more satisfying than feeling how smooth your legs are after shaving? This silky smooth sensation, however, comes at a price. And a high one at that. Shaving takes a lot of time and prep, as well as sharp razors. Sadly, after a few good shaves the razors usually start to lose their effectiveness. But buying new razors month after month can quickly add up. Not only is it bad for your budget, but their disposable nature also makes them terrible for the environment. On the bright side, both of these issues have a solution. Today we will show you how to make your shaving razors last longer and keep them sharp. This way you will be able to cut down on costs, but not on quality!
After a few good shaves the razors usually start to lose their effectiveness
How To Make Your Shaving Razors Last Longer
Disposable razors are super convenient. And as their name suggests not made for long-term use. Which is why many of simply buy a new one after a couple of shaves and toss out the old one. However, this is quite damaging to our planet and our pocket. The good news is that you easily reduce the negative impact disposable razors have on the environment and your budget by making sure they last as long as possible and then recycle them properly.
Disposable razors are super convenient
#Prep the skin beforehand
The easiest way to help your razor stay sharper for longer is to prep the skin before shaving. If it has been a while since you have shaved and the hairs have grown a bit longer, it is a good idea to give them a good trim with some scissors or a trimmer. This will ensure the razor doesn’t get clogged, or at least not as easily. It’s also a good idea to exfoliate the skin before you start shaving, as the dead skin cells can also clog up the razor and lead to razor burn. Make sure to use warm water when saving as well in order to open the up the pores, soften the hairs, as it will make it easier for the blade to do its job.
The easiest way to help your razor stay sharper for longer is to prep the skin before shaving
#Rinse the blades well
All those soapy products you use to lather up your body before shaving are dulling your razors. That’s right. Most blades are coated with teflon. The residue from products, like shaving cream, can cause the blades to rust and weaken over time. And a dull, rusty razor should not be going on your skin. That’s why it is super important to rise out the blades thoroughly after you are done shaving. This will ensure that no residue that can ruin them is left on the blades.
It is super important to rise out the blades thoroughly after you are done shaving
#Keep the razors in a dry spot
Humidity is another big enemy for razors. We often store our razors in the shower for convenience. However, that is the worst thing you can do for them. Keeping your razor in a warm, moist place, mushed right into a pool of soapy water is a sure way to rust the blades and ruin the razors. Not only that but it also increases your risk of bacterial and fungal infections. Yikes! So, after you wash your razors, try to keep them in a spot outside of the shower, somewhere dry and not pooling in water.
Humidity is another big enemy for razors
#Protect the blades from friction
The more friction and trauma your razor is exposed to the faster it will dull. This means that if you have the bad habit of letting it bang around in your travel bag loosely, or keeping it in a drawer that has a lot of loose items in it. If this is the case, it is very likely your razor will be less effective when it comes time to shave. So, make sure you wrap it in something like a paper towel when traveling and keep in a dry place where it’s not getting hit by stuff.
The more friction and trauma your razor is exposed to the faster it will dull
These are some of the most effective methods that will help you make your shaving razors last longer. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can be more sustainably friendly and save some money while still having sharp and effective razors.
These are some of the most effective methods that will help you make your shaving razors last longer