Mach 3 Turbo refill, 8 cartridges… $22.99
Schick Quattro Titanium Razor refill, 8 cartridges… $21.99
Facial razors have become extremely expensive. It seems like every year they are either increasing the amount of blades or adding some other feature like batteries. With names like Fusion, Power, and Mach3, you would think you were buying a machine a member of the Ax Men cast would use to chop down trees.
These are definitely not your daddy’s razors. He only had to pay $5.00 for the most up-to-date facial hair trimming apparatus.
Sure you can still get the 2-blade disposable razors from the early 90s on the cheap, but who wants to do that after experiencing the POWER of four blades. Not this guy.
If only there were a way to prolong the life of my expensive razors.
So what are we to do? Should the purchase of a set of razors require us working a new line item into our fiscal plan? Should you not get that dessert your significant other always craves at your favorite restaurant because you need to shave next week?
NO! Thus, I give to you two tips on how to increase the life of your razor:
- Keep your razor dry after use. Water dulls the blade over time. I use a bath towel, but you can also use a blow dryer if you have one handy. You can also just try flinging it like a can of Skoal.
- Ehow suggests storing your completely dry razor in a plastic bag and then putting it in the freezer. To me, tis is going a little bit overboard (I would forget where I left it), but hey if it works, then why not.
Due to there being moisture in the air, especially in a humid bathroom, unless you go to the extreme like following step two, you razor will eventual dull.
Whatever you decide to do, don’t shave with a dull razor. This act in itself is not only counter-productive, but potentially bloody.
[UPDATE from Josh Gibbs] I recently became aware of the Dollar Shave Club from this YouTube Video. According to the site, you will get the best quality razors (or as the ad said the best f****** razors) for as little as $1.00 a month.