How To Clean Electric Razor.
Now that you have decided to upgrade to an electric razor, you might have found yourself with a dirty razor more often than not. Electric razors are quite expensive, and taking care of them will certainly save you a few bucks in the long terms and also allow you to have a much smoother shaving experience.
We have set out to look at electric razors and how easy it actually is to maintain them. If your razor is battery powered, you might need to ensure that it is fully charged or powered, but that is not the only way to get the best use out of your electric razor. Here are a few tips that will help you maintain your electric razor for a longer life, and get the best value for your money.
Cleaning the razor
A dirty or clogged razor can be a pain to shave with, and it might also cause more friction on the skin that could be harmful to you. People with sensitive skin will generally need to keep the razor cleaner to help avoid bacteria that could possibly build up, and also keep the razor as sharp as possible while shaving. Using these methods, you will easily be able to clean your razor for the next shave.
Start the cleaning process immediately after you are done
A lot of times you might find yourself being a little lazy to clean the razor after you have shaved, and this could allow the hair to dry up and get stuck in those smaller and unreachable holes. Yes, it is easier to brush out dry hair and the hair will be less likely to stick to the razor, but if those smaller hairs are stuck in the minor openings, bacteria will grow, and this will be bad for you and your next shave.
Dry the razor with a towel or hair dryer
Instead of waiting for the razor to dry out naturally, you might consider manually speeding up this process. A small towel will be perfect for drying the razor, but we personally recommend a hair dryer. A hair dryer will keep the hair from sticking and the blown air will combine with the hot air to remove many of those smaller hairs that you might not be able to reach.
Hot air is not essential, and anything that can blow at a faster speed will be great for getting rid of stubborn hair lodged in those hard-to-reach areas. We also recommend doing this immediately after each shave to stop bacterial growth, and because you might be more inclined to forget when postponing the process.
Invest in a small battery-powered brush
The normal old toothbrush might also suffice, but an electric brush will better sweep up the dirt and the hair. Many people resort to the old toothbrush and they might sometimes apply too much force and this could potentially damage the razor’s blades. Too much force might also make the blades blunt a little faster, and this will cause pain while shaving.
We recommend investing in an electrically powered brush for the best results and to ensure that you are optimally able to clean the razor after each shave.
Maintaining your electric razor
Much like any electrical item, electric razors must be maintained to give them a longer life and to ensure that they optimally work. Here are a few tips to help you keep up the maintenance on your electric razor.
Clean often and correctly store
The electric razor picks up dust if it is not stored correctly. Many people shave in the bathroom and therefore, they leave the razor in the bathroom after every shave. The bathroom is not ideal for storing your razor unless you can keep it closed up. Studies have shown that sneezing and flushing the toilet without closing it, will fling bacteria around the bathroom and on your razor.
Since the bathroom is also moist most of the time, water or moisture will eventually reach your razor and this will dampen it and cause dust particle to stick to the blades; this will cause the razor to be less effective. We recommend storing it somewhere dark and dry.
Use a performance-enhancing oil
A performance enhancing oil is not designed for you to have a faster shave, but rather a more comfortable and smoother shave. Many of these oils are alcohol based, but there are also a few available for people with sensitive skin and these will keep the razor clean and kill any built-up bacteria.
Know when to replace your blades
While the razor itself might be timeless, the blades will get blunt and deteriorate over time. No matter how careful you are and how much care you take, you will eventually need to replace the blades. Blunt blades are painful to shave with and they will pull the hair, causing irritation and possible skin infections.
We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to maintain and keep your razor clean. If your razor is completely lost in terms of dirt, you can try our cleaning tips, but buying a new razor and keeping it clean will be a smarter and easier option. Remember that it is always easier to keep something clean than to clean out built-up dirt.