A Simple Trick: Extend the Life of Your Disposable Razor

Here's a simple trick to extend the life of your disposable razor and save money.

Simply drying the razor after use, and storing it in a dry area will lengthen its life. According an article in the Chicago Tribune, the concept is this: Razor blade dullness stems more from oxidation, microscopic rusting, than from contact with whiskers. Water that sits on blades between shaves causes the oxidation.

According to the Chicago Tribune:
If water causes rusting, and rusting is the main culprit of blade dullness, then, presumably, drying your razor blades could increase the life of blades. A high-profile test of this happened when consumer-advocate radio host Clark Howard of Atlanta used a 17-cent disposable razor for an entire year. He said he extended blade life by blotting his razor dry with a towel after use.
Storing the razor outside of the tub and shower area will also help keep the blade dry between uses.

Try this simple trick to reduce waste and save money.

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