A couple months ago, a friend told me how he makes his blade (throw
away) razors last a long time. I tried it, and it really works,
plus costs next to nothing.
He said that after shaving and water rinsing your razor, to dip it
in alcohol. That is supposed to dispel the water and clean the
razor, making it last. He said that he had been using the same
blade for over four months.
I bought a small bottle of rubbing alcohol (store brand). I found a
small jar of old peanut butter in the cabinet and had my wife clean
it out and wash the jar.
Poured about 1 1/2 inches of the alcohol in the jar and put the lid
After shaving, I swish my razor in the alcohol (replace the lid),
let the razor air dry for a couple minutes and put it back in its
I was buying very cheap razors, two blade throw aways, and could get
an average of three shaves out of one. Since trying the alcohol
cleaning method, I have used one razor for five weeks but it is just
about time to toss it. Normally, I would have used about ten or
more razors in this time.
Next time I buy razors, I'm going for a better quality since I know
how to take care of them now.
Just thought I'd pass this on in case anyone is interested. It sure
doesn't cost much to try - probably under a buck. It won't save you
enough to buy a new car, but what the heck.
If you try it, let us know your experience.