Ask Aaron Q/A: How many times can you use a razor blade to shave?

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Andrew McKean, from the UK, asks:

“How often should you change your blades if you shave 2 times a week?”

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“Mr. McKean,
Thank you for your question! Changing your blade should happen once it begins to feel dull, regardless of how often you shave. Blades are to be a sharp instrument to reduce the beard growth we have, and when the blade becomes dull it ceases to be useful and should be replaced. Signs of a dull blade can be redness, razor burn, pulling, skipping, and an uncomfortable shave experience. Should you experience this exchange or replace the blade to see if that is the problem. (Most likely, it is!)

Happy Shaving!


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