How Often Should You Change Your Razor Blades?

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How Often Should You Change Your Razor Blades?

Are you changing your blade weekly? Daily? Once in a blue moon-ly? It’s one of our most commonly asked questions, and we’re here with an answer.

There’s nothing worse than getting all geared up to shave, looking down at your trusty razor, and realizing that it’s long overdue for a blade change. (Where are those replacement blades anyway?) Changing your blade is important, and we should know, we do this for a living. Shaving with an old, yucky blade can cause irritation, ingrown hairs, even infection in the gnarliest cases. 

So what’s a guy to do? The answer to the age old blade changing question really lies in your shaving habits and preferences. 

Daily Shaver? Change 'em once a week.

Daily shavers: you should be swapping out those blades once a week. Think of it like changing your underwear – necessary for maintaining hygiene and avoiding any unwanted surprises. Especially if you have sensitive skin, changing those blades weekly is a good idea.

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Every-other-day, or a-few-times-a-week Shaver? Change 'em once every two weeks.

Now, let's talk about the occasional shavers – the shave-for-a-hot-date, shave-for-a-big-meeting, shave-when-mom’s-in-town shavers.  If you fall into this category, fear not. You can stretch out the lifespan of your razor blades a bit longer, aiming for a change every two weeks to once a week.

But why the discrepancy? It all boils down to usage. The more you use your blades, the faster they’ll need changing.

When in doubt, we recommend changing your blades each week.

So there you have it, folks. The scoop on why changing your razor blades is the secret MVP of your grooming routine.