Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Keeping a Razor Sharp

This post is not something I have tried, but instead something that has worked great for my husband. Although I am thinking now that maybe I do need to try it.

My husband was listening to Clark Howard when he heard that it is bad for a razor to dry by air because this causes it to dull faster. Clark was talking about a device that actually does the drying in a way that keeps the air from it. But who needs to buy a device when there is a solution around your house?

My husband was then in a conversation with a friend about this when he learned about oil. Yep. Oil. All he had to do was find a small empty jar (or cup or container or whatever you might have and be ok with not using again), put some oil in the bottom (enough to cover the blades when you put the razor in, don't think it really matter what kind), and then store the razor in this new spot after shaving.

He has been doing this for a while now and says he can definitely tell that it is helping. And my husband would know. He would need to shave a few times a day if he always wanted that close-shave feeling...yes, he's that hairy, so he would know about razors going dull.

It works for him. And maybe soon it will work for me. For other great posts and ideas, head on over to We Are THAT Family.


  1. I'm assuming olive oil would work? I think this is an idea worth trying, since razor refills are RIDICULOUSLY expensive. Great tip...Thanks!

  2. yes, i think olive oil is the kind we used, though whatever you have should work

  3. Hey Angela.....my name is Chris Skinneer (www.chrisskinner.org)...i saw you left a message on one of my wifes blogs (consider it pure joy....suzie jefferis skinner)....anyway i am speaking at liberty univ. for boys state on june 24th at 8:30pm if you are intrrested....u live nearby and seemed nice....again if your bored come check me out! god bless