While shaving for most is a necessity, razors can be one of the most expensive tools for personal care that you buy on a normal basis. So it makes sense that the best way to save money on razors (apart from not shaving at all) is to make yours last as long as possible. Take a look at some tricks for doing just that from Wise Bread:

Drying the Razor

Since water sitting on razor blades lowers the quality of the blades, one of the best things you can do to make razors last longer is to completely dry them after each use. First, shake off any excess water. Then, you can either blot the razor dry with a towel (be careful of cutting the towel and your hands!) or quickly use a blow dryer to get those blades, and the spaces between those blades, dry.

Coating the Razor

You can actually protect your blades further from water, oxygen and corrosion by coating your razor in addition to drying it thoroughly. Here are some things you can coat your blades with:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Mineral oil
  • Grape seed/Almond oil
  • Baby oil
  • Barbicide
  • Vinegar
  • Alcohol and oil

Use an Old Pair of Jeans

Try this technique to help dry and sharpen your blades at the same time:

For more tips, head over to Wise Bread’s Save Money on Shaving With These Razor Tricks for more tips and tricks!