How Often Should I Change my Razor Blades?
Can’t remember the last time you changed your razor blades? Well, no shame there. There are people who change it too often and people who don’t switch razors until it actually stops working.
But how long blades last, will depend on different factors:
- Speed of hair growth
- Hair thickness/texture
- Times you shave a week
- Proper shaving technique
- Quality of razor
The sharpness of the blade makes all the difference in how smooth your skin is after finishing shaving. How quickly your hair grows depends on the kind of hair, thickness, and overall health, but also the area of the body. For example, armpit hair tends to grow way faster than leg hair.
If you shave daily, Gillette recommends changing blades every 1-2 weeks. If it’s every other day, then you can keep the same blades for up to 3 weeks. But if you shave like once or twice a week, your blades will be good for a month or 6 weeks. Just keep in mind you should change your razor blades often.
In terms of the quality of the razor, since all skins and hairs are different, the best razor for you is the one that you feel comfortable with and works better for you. Nonetheless, we did a blog post with a list of the 5 Best Razors for Women. You’re welcome! 😉
Generally, the thicker and denser your hair, the faster your blade will wear out and need replacing. So how do you know it’s time to replace? The best indicator it’s time for a new blade is dullness. Remember, your razor should glide effortlessly If your razor blade pulls at your hair, feels rough on your skin, or you notice more skin irritation than normal, then its time has come.
Good razors are relatively expensive. Even more, if you must buy new ones every other week. We have a few tips that will help you extends your razor’s life.
- Make sure skin is well-hydrated so the razor can slide easily with less friction. Friction dulls down the blade quicker, forcing you to change your blades more often than you should.
- Rinse off your razor after each stroke. Likewise, clean off your razor and let it dry thoroughly after you finish shaving. This reduces the amount of hair, soap, and dead skin in between blades. This will also increase the efficiency of every stroke.
- Be generous with the amount of shaving foam you applied. The better lubricated the surface of the skin, the less resistance there is as the blade passes over.
Changing your razors blades as needed will help you achieve the perfect shave!
Written by VIBLOK® Creative Team