Unless you shave with a double-edge safety or straight razor, we all know that replacing commercial blade cartridges can be costly over the years. Most guys replace their Fusion or Mach3 blades every week or two. The truth is you can get more life out from your razor blades if you just follow some simple cleansing tips post-shave.
The major cause of cartridge razor blades turning dull is because of oxidation and microscopic rusting. These blades are not made from the highest quality stainless steel. After finishing a close shave with the TwinLuxe Smooth Shave Cream, most men usually just rinse their blade hastily under water and set their razor to air-dry somewhere. This is what causes the damage.
Dry your blade after every shave to expand its lifetime. Some people have boasted that doing this extends blade lifetime by up to 6 months!
Wipe your blade with a soft dry towel after every use or use the “blue jean method.” This is when you glide your razor along the entire length of your old blue jeans ten to twenty times and preferably alternating directions between strokes. Not only do you dry and sharpen the blade, this process removes any tiny particles that may have adhered to it. If you want to go even further, the most effective way to prolong your razor blade life is to simply use a hair drier to evaporate all the water from it.
Dull blades are mainly caused by oxidation of the blade. Extending the life of your razor blade is simple as just drying it after every shave.