The claim was this; if you keep a razor clean and dry between uses it will last indefinitely. The claim went on to explain its the constant exposure to water that ruins the razor in the first place. I thought about this and yes indeed most all of us leave them in the shower or near the tub often setting in a damp area.
The water causes the metal to break down and rust. This is also a health hazard as mold and such begins to grow on the constantly damp surface of the razor. The solution he offered is one I've put to the test. I've selected both cheap razors and expensive razors.
To date I have not purchased any more razors and this was back oh about six months ago. I've been alternating from the cheap razor to the expensive razor and while following the guidelines, I too am experiencing the original quality and performance of the razor as on the day I first bought it.
Extend the use of any disposable razor for as long as you like by following these simple steps. First off disposable razors are all far better than we think. The manufacturers continue improving on a product that needs no improvement. We, the consumer, only need to use and care for them differently. I feel good about the amount of plastic I'm no longer contributing to our land fills.
Caring for Disposable Razors
- One, each time you use the razor be sure to gently tap the razor on a flat surface to dislodge any hair from the blades. Continue doing this as you use it so's not to clog the blade.
- Second, Remove the razor from the shower or tub when you get out, placing it on a dry neatly folded wash cloth. I set it just outside my shower beside the counter.
- Third, once a week clean the dry razor with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol, gently wiping the blades side to side, never up and down. Return the razor to its dry resting place and repeat each time you use it.
Now imagine the money you will save and all the while doing your part for the planet.