How to Make Your Razor Blades Last Longer

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Extend the life of your razor blade.
Extend the life of your razor blade. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Razor blades are so expensive that many stores keep them behind locked glass. But you can make blades last longer by shaving correctly, then taking a moment to dry them before storing. The biggest reason blades become dull is oxidation, because water causes corrosion. The metal starts to flake off, which makes the edge of the blade become jagged -- meaning the razor won't cut as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Washcloth
  • Shaving cream
  • Razor
  • Towel
  • Plastic baggie

Wash and rinse your face with hot water. Saturate a washcloth with hot water and place it on your face for about two minutes. This softens your beard so the blade won't dull as quickly.

Use quality shaving cream and shave in the direction that your hair grows.

Rinse the blade when you're done and dry it with a towel, wiping in the same direction that the blade is pointing.

Store your razor in a plastic baggie so it won't become damp from moisture in the bathroom.

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