Beards have been the "It" thing for quite some time now, and it doesn't look like they are going anywhere anytime soon. For those of us that go against the grain (or the stubble in this case) and shave, taking good care of our razors is a must. Whether you choose a single blade or go with disposables, the cost of razors can really stack up, so you want to make sure you get the most out of your blade. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your razor, if you have a long beard or cool mustache style, be sure to check out our beard conditioner.
Water is your best friend when it comes to taking care of your razor. You should clean your razor while you shave. Make sure you run your razor over some hot water after one or two swipes. Be sure to rinse the shaving cream, as well as your shaving brush if you want to achieve the ultimate shave. The more you rinse your razor, the better it will shave. When your hair is caught in the razor, it can cause friction which will make your blade dull.
It is important to clean your razor after you shave. Your dad has probably taught you some techniques on how to clean your razor when you are done. One of the best ways to clean your razor is too use hot water to wipe off the backside of the razor for five to ten seconds. If you have a hard time getting your hair out of the razor, you should move the blade to a forty-five degree angle to remove all of the hair from the blade.
As I mentioned water is your best friend when it comes to cleaning a blade, but it can also be harmful if it sticks around. Water can cause rust and lockjaw on a razor. It is important to dry your razor with a towel after you finish shaving. If you want to speed up the process, you can also use a dryer to make the process go faster. You don't want to deal with a cut from shaving. Check out how to deal with nicks and cuts from shaving and the guide to the perfect shave. Be sure to look into our premium grooming products.
Keep it clean
Keeping your razor in a plastic bag can also keep your razor protected from bacteria. When a razor is out in the open, there can be a lot of splashes and drips from the sink. You don’t want your razor to be filled with germs. It is best to find a plastic zipper bag to store your razor in.
There are some essential oils out there on the market that are made to clean your razor. All you have to do is put a few drops of oil on a clean razor, and it creates a barrier against dirt and bacteria. Essential oils are also good for your skin, so that is an added bonus.
It is important to know that razors sometimes have to save goodbye. If you notice that your razor is getting worn out or is old, you should go buy a new one. How often you use your razor should determine when you should get a new one. These tips though will help you increase the longevity of your razor. Keeping your razor clean and sharp can help your razor last longer. Following these tips will keep your razor in good condition.