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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Get More Out of Your Disposable Razor

Denim and disposable razors?  One of these things is not like the other.  That is because an old pair of jeans can be used to extend the life of your disposable razors!

Normally, when you shave, you do so in a downward motion, pulling the razor across your skin, and the hair is shaved off at the skin surface.  This works great for a close shave, but eventually your razor begins to do more harm than good, and it gets tossed.  The reason is tiny burs and nicks form on the edge of the razor blades, and eventually they will not cut as closely and sometimes won't cut at all. 

There is a method that can extend the life of your razor for quite a long period of time.  Once your razor is starting to lose its ability to provide a close shave, then you can use this method to restore its sharpness. 


You will need an old pair of jeans or a length of denim.  It doesn't have to be fancy.  We like Gillette Razors Gillette Custom Plus Disposable Razor - 52 ct. - Shaving & Hair (Google Affiliate Ad)  and Bic Soleil Razors. 

Use this method:  You will PUSH the razor up the leg of the pant about 10 times, and then turn your hand around and PUSH the razor down the leg of the jeans 10 times.  This is the exact opposite motion you normally do when you shave.  Apply just enough pressure to have the blades touch the surface firmly but not enough that the center of the blades bend.   

You may repeat this process any time you need a sharp edge for your razor.  This even works for the razors with the smoothing strip across the top.

We've been able to extend the life of our razors 3 months.  This is particularly true for the disposable cartridge type razors such as the Mach 3 and Fusion types.  Even if you choose to not take this to the extreme of 3 months, it will get you a close enough shave until you can purchase more razors!

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