Could someone really have finally found a way to help us save a few bucks when it comes to shaving? The answer is: YES!
Thanks to Google I found a tip that actually works. It's not in form of a new gadget and there's no out-of-pocket costs associated with prolonging the life of an ordinary disposable razor blade for months and months. All you need is a strop that according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is a leather strap or an abrasive strip for sharpening razors.
What's that? You don't have a leather strap lying around? No worries ... just grab a pair of jeans or even a rough towel works for stropping -- the act of polishing by slowing down the dulling process.
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Being a bit skeptical and realizing this tip sounded too good to be true, I decided my husband and I would give it a try ourselves.
We tested this technique each using our own brand of razor. Then, I used jeans for a strop while he used a rough towel. As of this writing, we have both been using the same razor for more than a month with the same smooth finish as the first shave -- unbelievable! The tips we follow take just a matter of seconds, but will save quite a bit of money in the long run:
- Give the razor a quick puff of air after shaving by blowing on it or hitting it quickly with a blow dryer
- Give it 10-15 quick strokes in each direction on your "strop" before storing it in a dry place
- Give it 10-15 quick strokes before using it to shave again
If you give this money saving tip a try, I'd love to hear how it works for you!