The switch to a stainless steel safety razor from a plastic one can be intimidating. Believe me, I know. But once you do it, I can almost guarantee you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
Check out my video on my first experience with a safety razor to see just how excited I was once I finally made the transition.
Once you’ve got a safety razor, though, how do you care for it? Their sturdy metal body means they can be by your side for your lifetime. But just like any quality product, sometimes they need a little TLC.
Here are some super low-effort ways to keep your safety razor gliding smoothly for life.
Keep It Dry
The first and most important tip is to store your razor outside of the shower. Give it room to breathe. If it sits in water or in a damp area for too long, it will start to rust, and no one wants that.
I keep mine on my sink. I have a mason jar with some pebbles in the bottom, and I store my bamboo toothbrush and safety razor in it. Specifically, I hang the razor on the edge of the jar.
This is a great tip for both of these zero waste personal care items, because it not only keeps them dry, but looks super stylish. The pebbles give the water somewhere to go without the toothbrush and razor sitting in it (that would be bad news for both).
Clean It When It Needs It
Despite our best efforts, your razor may start to develop a bit of rust at some point. But have no fear - it’s an easy fix!
- Take apart the razor.
- Place the pieces in a shallow dish.
- Pour some white vinegar into the dish, just enough to cover the pieces.
- Sprinkle some baking soda into the vinegar, so it fizzes and bubbles.
- Let sit for 30 minutes or so (but not much longer).
- Rinse the pieces, wipe down with a cloth, and dry.
That’s it! Your razor is now as good as new.
If you haven’t yet made the switch to a safety razor, we’ll be stocking them here when the store launches on February 25. Subscribe for exclusive access to the pre-launch sale.