Ok, be honest. When was the last time you changed your razor head? Did you know that using the same razor blades for too long impacts the quality of your shave?
So, how often should you really change your razors?
Follow our expert advice to help keep your blades as sharp as possible for as long as possible, and discover how frequently you need to switch your replacement razor heads.
How Often Should You Change Razor Blades?
While a razor handle that’s well taken care of can last up to 5 years, a razor blade doesn’t last quite as long. Overtime, razor blades start to lose their sharpness which can negatively impact the shaving experience.
The duller the blades, the likelier you are to miss hairs, cut yourself and cause unwanted irritation.
When to Change Razor Blades
This really depends on what sort of razor you’re using. The more blades a razor has, the less work each blade has to do, helping each one to retain its sharpness. Typically, a 3-blade razor needs replacing more often than a 5-blade razor.
- 5-Blade Razors: For a comfortable shave, we recommend replacing the blades used in our 5-blade razors (such as our Fusion5 and ProGlide ranges) after 20 shaves.
- 3-Blade Razors: For our 3-blade razors (such as our Mach3 range), we recommend changing your razor blade heads after around 15 shaves.
But don’t worry, you don’t need to keep a tally of how many times you’ve shaved. Each of our razors are fitted with a coloured lubricating strip that’s designed to fade with each shave. Once the strip’s colour has completely gone, you’ll know it’s time to replace your razor blade.