Razors 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.
Source: My husband
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