Saving Money on Shaving

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December 10, 2013

Sharpen Razors with DenimRazors can be so expensive and only seem to be going up in price these days. You can extend the life of your razors by many months using this super easy and cost-free tip. Before and after shaving, take a pair of jeans and swipe the razor with some pressure against the denim 20 times in an upward fashion (opposite of the way you shave - you don't want to shave your jeans!). Then do it 20 times in the other direction. This helps clean, dry, straighten and fine tune the blades. You will be amazed at how many more uses you will get out of your razors.


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Sharpen Razors with Denim
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February 25, 2011

After showering, soak head of your razor in some baby oil to keep the blade rust free.

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April 23, 2005

Tips for saving money on shaving.

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March 21, 2012

A clean shave results in a great feeling, particularly considering the closeness allowed by multiple blade razors; however, the cost of replacement razor blade heads is steep, if not a bit galling.

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June 2, 2015

I'm a big fan of Kickstarter and I'm really jazzed about getting a denim razor strop designed especially for modern, multi-blade razors! The problem is, it won't come for another month or so.

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November 16, 2009

Did you know that razors don't wear down due to shaving. They wear down because of getting wet. If you dry your disposable razor after each use, you can keep it for 6 months!

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February 19, 2007

I remembered my father saving and placing the ends of soaps into a soap travel container. He had one of those barber shop shaving brushes and he would wet it and run it over the soap to use as shaving soap.

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November 20, 2017

This is a page about extending the life of razor blades. A well maintained razor will help reduce razor burn and give you a close shave.


If you want to get the most out your razor blades, you need to store and care for them properly.

Razor Blade

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April 21, 2016

This is a page about saving money using double edge safety razors. Sometimes old school ways are not obsolete, but rather a cost effective alternative to the current trend.

Saving Money Using Double Edge Safety Razors

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February 25, 2011

Someone wrote a tip about putting razor blades in alcohol to keep them sharp. I thought, what a good idea, so decided I would try it on my razor.

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July 14, 2004

The cost of getting blades for my husband's razor was getting exorbitant until I remembered a tip I read. After each use, store the razor head upside down in about 1/2 inch of alcohol, just enough to cover the razor edge thoroughly.

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April 1, 2010

It's shave and swimsuit season! Do you have problems with festered or ingrown hairs after shaving? Here is a way to reduce or eliminate the problem.

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