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How to Clean a Disposable Razor

by
author image Jonae Fredericks
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.
How to Clean a Disposable Razor
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The cost of personal hygiene products, such as disposable razors, can leave you searching for ways to save money. How much you pay for disposable razors varies depending on the manufacturer and how many blades the razor head contains. Learn how to clean and store your disposable razors properly so they last longer and give you a close shave every time.

Step 1

How to Clean a Disposable Razor
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Rinse your disposable razor after every two or three strokes. Rinsing in between razor strokes helps remove a build-up of cut hairs and shaving cream.

Step 2

How to Clean a Disposable Razor
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Perform a final rinse when your shave is complete. Place the disposable razor under the water, rotating it as you rinse to remove hair and shaving cream from between the blades and around the head of the razor.

Step 3

How to Clean a Disposable Razor
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Pour an inch or two of isopropyl alcohol into a paper cup. Dip the head of your disposable razor into the isopropyl alcohol to sanitize the blades for your next use.

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Step 4

How to Clean a Disposable Razor
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Pat the disposable razor and blade dry with a clean paper towel--do not rub. Alternatively, let the razor air dry with the blades facing up to avoid dulling.

Step 5

How to Clean a Disposable Razor
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Snap the plastic blade protector provided by the manufacturer back on the razor head. Store the disposable razor blade in a dry area until the next use.

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