I could care less what kind of razor I use. Seriously, I have shaved with everything from one of those fancy razors with the soap attachment to a cheap 99 cent razor. When it comes to things that are just tedious to do, shaving is near the top of that list. A replacement blade is sometimes just as much as buying a whole new razor, in some cases, and can cost you $6 or more depending on the type of razor you use. If you have to replace that razor just twice a month, you could be paying $144 a year just to shave!
Now I know some of you don’t spend nearly that much, or you’re like me and wait until your razor is practically begging to be thrown out before you switch razors. Oh and don’t forget all those necessary shaving supplies (shaving cream, aftershave, etc.) because you can’t very well shave without them. The bottom line is shaving is expensive! All of these products and razors are sometimes more painful than accidentally nicking yourself with the razor (guilty!) Here are a few tips and tricks to help cut the costs of shaving!
5 Ways to Save Money Shaving
Deburr Razors on Jeans
I’ve personally never tried this one, but many people swear by this! After shaving, push the razor along a pair of blue jeans for about 10 or 20 strokes in the reverse direction that you would shave. This method is meant to help your blade last longer and keep it sharp.
Make sure your Razor is Dry after Every Use
Water can cause your razor to rust and become dull. When you’re done using your razor, blot it dry with a towel. Check out this article on how to get 12 months out of a single disposable razor!
You can almost always find a coupon for razors, and not just the cheap disposable ones either. Sunday papers and coupon sites are filled with coupons for razors and sometimes even shaving products.
Join the Dollar Shave Club
I personally have never tried Dollar Shave Club, but I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. With this subscription, you can have razor blades delivered right to your doorstep! You pick one of three plans, each with a different razor and a different number of cartridges, at a set price every single month. The cheapest economical plan is just $3 for a month’s worth of two-bladed razors. While some of these plans are more expensive, they are more than likely cheaper than buying a new razor every month from the store. Do the math based on your personal usage to see if this will work for you.
Use Conditioner instead of Shaving Cream
Give your shaving cream a break, and use hair conditioner instead! It’s cheap, and probably something you are already using. I have not purchased shaving cream for myself in at least 6 years since I was introduced to this idea. In fact, even my fiance has used my conditioner as shaving cream a few times.
Something as small as shaving might seem like a silly saving endeavor, but it’s well worth the effort. The more you are able to cut your everyday expenses, the more money you have to put toward the things you want!