Are you tired of using your nice razor for 2 weeks only to have it dull out and stop working? New blades are not cheap and can go for over 20$ for a 4 pack!
Today I will be showing you how to stretch the life of those blades to double and sometimes triple the normal life!
First things first. What exactly is a dull blade?
A dull blade is one that is no longer flat and smooth. A dull blade has little splinters of metal popping up and out making it hard to achieve a smooth shave.
You will also notice more razor burn when your blade is dull and more cuts because these little splinters get bigger and dig deeper into your skin pulling it up causing your blade to dig into the skin.
When you pass your dry blade on a pair of jeans backwards the little ripples in the tough jeans rip out these splinters leaving your blade much much smoother and sharper!
So finally lets get down to the steps.
What you will need
1. A pair of old jeans
2. A razor that is dulling.
1: Take your pair of jeans and place it on the counter (Or wear them at the time)
2: Take the razor and run it along your jeans using long strokes. Remember to stroke away from the handle. you do not want to cut your jeans!
3: after 10 backward strokes blow on the blade to remove any metal splinters or run it under water for 10 seconds.
Store and enjoy saving money!
This worked on all manual razors but I only recommend doing it 2 or 3 times per razor. As you strip off more metal your blade will become more and more serrated and you could end up with a bad cut if you are not careful.