To prolong the life of your safety razor you need to ensure you keep it in tip top condition.
This means you need to keep it clean.
Always rinse your razor after your shave and occassionally take the razor apart to remove any grim build up that can’t be removed with a simple rinse.
Take Your Razor Apart
The first step to caring for your razor is to give it a deep cleaning now and then.
A heavy duty cleaning will keep the razor in good working condition, sanitized and free of all of the built up grossness that lurks in the dark recesses of your razor.
Take your razor apart completely…
Break it down until it is in pieces that cannot function independently.
You will now be able to see for yourself how giving your razor a quick rinse after shaving helps reduce the amount of build up left behind after each shave.
Next on the list is the sanitation phase and you’ll remember why once you finish taking your safety razor apart.
Grab a vegetable steamer from your kitchen cabinet and set it on the stove with all of the razor components in it.
Add some water to the pot and crank it up to a boil.
We want to stress how important it is to use a vegetable pot or a similar style pot that has a colander or basket insert.
The reason this is so important is because you really don’t want your safety razor sitting on the very bottom of that pot because that much contact with direct heat is not a good thing at all.
Set your kitchen timer for 25 to 30 minutes and let the boiling water do its thing.
Go have a coffee or something whilst your safety razor has a steam.
We suggest giving your shaving brush a good cleaning to fill the time.
Killing two birds with one stone is always ideal in our book.
When the timer goes off, make sure that you turn off the burner and move the pot to one that isn’t hot.
It’s totally ok to let it sit and cool off for a bit so that you are able to grab the safety razor pieces out with your hands.
Don’t add cold water to the piping hot water though because your razor won’t like that one bit and will probably damage your safety razor.
Put your safety razor back together again
Once you’ve retrieved the razor pieces out of the pot, it’s time for a quick dry.
You can pat your safety razor dry with a lint free cloth and you’re good to go.
Put the whole thing back together again and place it in your safety razor stand and you’re ready for your next shave with a super clean and sanitized tool.
If you do use a stand to store your razor, make sure you keep it in a dry place where it won’t get super dusty.