How To Take Care Of Your Shaving Razor

Given that the razor is the most crucial and integral part of your male grooming experience, it never ceases to amaze me how some razors are being treated. Even though our razors are made mostly of aluminium which does not rust in moist conditions, there are still some steps that you can take in order to keep your razor looking fresh.

Over time there will be a build-up of soap, lime scale and watermarks if the razor is not properly cared for, this will lead to it looking rather dull and worn out.

Double edge safety razor resting on the sink

Here are some quick steps that you can take to look after your razor to make sure it remains fresh and shiny:

Clean after the shave

What is the best way of quickly cleaning your razor? It’s just the traditional method your dad and grandparents used. Dismantling the razor then using hot pressured water to flush out the back and sides of the razor head. It is recommended that you take the razor blades out beforehand so that the water can rinse everything out.

Dry after every shave

Although our razors are mostly made out of Aluminium which does not rust, there are still some steel parts which need to be looked out after. Even though water is crucial to every shaving experience it can be deadly if it sticks around on steel. As soon as you finished your shave and rinsed the razor clean, you should dry your razor on a towel and take apart the blades. You can go the extra mile and use a hair dryer to speed up the process and make sure that every inch of the razor is dried.

Storage between every shave

It is important that you do not leave your razor in a humid environment and that you detach the razor blade from the razor after every use (after all the razor blades & razor head are the most humid part). You should also try to store it in a air locked plastic bag or little box in order to protect it from unwanted drips and splashes.

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