How to Clean a Safety Razor

If you're like most people, you probably don't think about cleaning your safety razor very often. Maybe you give it a quick rinse after each use, but that's usually about it. However, if you want your razor to last as long as possible, you need to clean it more thoroughly. Read more to learn how to clean a safety razor like a pro!

Simple Razor Cleaning Methods

Cleaning your safety razor is actually pretty simple. All you need is a little soap and water. Start by taking the razor apart and rinsing all of the parts in warm water. Then, add a drop or two of dish soap on to a old toothbrush and clean away. This is a simple method but will make your safety razor look like new. Rinse everything off and dry it with a clean towel.

Safety Razor Cleaning Soap

If you see someone trying to sell you Safety Razor Cleaning soap, just walk the other way.  There is no special soap, and The Classic Edge would NEVER sell something so dishonest and just not needed.  Dawn dish soap will do a great job, and the only thing better is sending your razor for professional polishing.  Don't fall for it.

Clean Safety Razor Benefits

Cleaning your razor every so often is just common sense, will it extend the life of the razor? Hmmm maybe a little.  But most safety razors are made with either Non-Ferrous metals like brass or copper, or better yet Stainless Steel. So they will not rust.  But with all the new Safety Razor gimmicks some shaving stores are selling that are made in China for a buck, unless you buy from a vendor that cares about the quality of products they sell, you never know what you'll get.  If you decided to give The Classic Edge Shaving Store a chance, please know we have never sold out to these cheap gimmicks and never will!  We do not lure you in with Brand named razors and try to point you to our custom brand Safety Razors from China for $6.  We will only sell you products that we have personally tested and stand behind. This is not some sales pitch, for any of you that know Phil, you get it.  He is not shy about telling people the hard truth.

How Often Should I Clean My Razor?

For a Straight Razor, you should clean it after every shave, and make sure to oil it!  For a Safety razors lets be honest here, we know how busy life can be, so if you clean it once a month you're doing great.  Twice a year, not bad.  If you don't what will happen?  Pretty much nothing, it's life... But when you look at yourself in the mirror and think "What happened to me, when did I become such a slob"?  Well we can't help you there! lol  Good luck and enjoy this new world of Wet Shaving, it truly is wonderful and worth the effort.