Thursday, July 8, 2010

Frugal Friday: Razors

Today's frugal tip is one I learned from my very intelligent & handsome husband. He has very coarse facial hair and can go through razors faster than Speedy Gonzales can run. Seriously, because of the type of hair he has, only the more expensive brands will do a good job without tearing up his face. So one day, he tells me about his experiment which will make his razors last longer. He took a regular pint jar and filled it with rubbing alcohol and set it on the counter next to the sink. When he is done shaving, he swishes the razor around in the alcohol, then dries it with a towel. Apparently what dulls the blade is rust caused by water on the blade that you can get off by just wiping with a towel. The alcohol evaporates the water, therefore the blades will last longer. For instance, a razor used to last him about a week. YIKES! I know! Expensive!!! Now, they last between 3 to 4 weeks. Isn't that awesome!!!


  1. Wow! That is a really great tip! Does he ever notice any sensitivity on skin because of the rubbing alcohol?

  2. Thanks Ashleigh! He has been using alcohol for 2 or 3 years and has never said anything about it being too harsh on his skin.