Experts discuss the cheapest men's shaving options.
If you like the clean-shaven look, chances are you're buying plenty of shaving products. The cost of razors, however, can really add up. So, how do you cut the cost of your shave?
The highly rated Gillette Fusion, for instance, costs around $10, but if you use an average of one cartridge per week, replacement blades can total to $173 per year. Over time, that really adds up.
For a real bargain on your shave, use safety razors. You'll get the same results, but the blades will last longer and cost much less. Safety razors often come in multi-packs, and will cost you less than $1 per blade.
To get the most out of your safety razors, take proper care of them. Use 99 percent isopropyl alcohol to disinfect the blade and prevent rust. Carefully wipe the item with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball and let it air dry, which shouldn't take long since alcohol evaporates quickly. For faster results, give the blade a quick shot with a blowdryer. This simple move will help your razors last longer, thereby saving you more money in the long run.
So, when it comes to looking fresh and clean, forget the expensive razors and refill cartridges. Play it safe with safety razors and you'll end up saving big on your shave.