How To Clean A Razor With Hot Water

You’ll need this trick for the next time you get a new razor.

You will have to use your hands a good bit more often once you get a new razor, especially if it’s a straight razor. And after every shave, your hands get messy. We learned a trick to get it cleaned up without touching too much: hot water. If you don’t have a hot water bottle lying around, you can also try taking a shower — just remember to let it run dry and then towel off. The hot water will be able to get a little dirt and grime off too. After a shave, use a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol on it to gently clean the razors. After rinsing it out clean with more rubbing alcohol, dry it with a clean towel.

You might have noticed the “How To Clean Shaving Brushes” article I mentioned in the introduction of this article was called “How To Clean The Handle”. So, in this case, I’ll just use the handle of the razor. I know, I know, we shave with the handle down, but it’s not hard to accidentally “dirt it up” when shaving with it open. So with the tip I wrote down for the tutorial, this should be easy. (Of course, it is difficult at other times as well, and that’s a point of the tutorial.)

What You Do Need To Clean:

-Scrubbing Alcohol

You do not need a bottle of rubbing alcohol. You can use anything that gives you the same results. If you are at a bar, use anything from “Boutique Brands” to “Old Spice” — anything you can find will work.

I would also suggest if you are on the road often, get a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and put it in a ziploc (or zipper) bag to use at any time you need a cleaner.

The first step? Get a paper towel and rub the razor handle clean with rubbing alcohol before your next shave. Make sure it is dry, and then let it dry. I will explain why in a few minutes.

Step 2: Using a Paper Towel

What if the paper towel is soiled/yellow from soap? It doesn’t matter, as long as you use a paper towel. You do not need to scrub the razor handle with the paper towel. If it has soiled areas, just rub it with rubbing alcohol, let it all dry, and wipe it down with another clean paper towel after you are done. Make sure you dry both sides, just in case.

Let the soap/water rinse and wipe down the razors. Let it run until dry (usually about 10s). You can use your fingers, if needed. Rinse them off in hot water.

Step 3: Hot Water, Then The Razor Handle:

Now, it is time to get a new razor. I like to take my favorite razor (the one I normally use in training), dry it with its handle off, and place it on a clean towel to dry. Now, if your razor is a straight razor, I will be using a new blade. You do not need a new blade, even a new razor handle. That means the new blade, with the safety guard in. The safety guard is there so you can remove and put back on the razor, even without first dry brushing the handle.

Step 4: The Handle:

The handle will probably not get dirty. It might, of course, so make sure you have a towel for it if you need to dry it off later. But there will be no dirt/soil stuck to it. So, let him dry.

Step 5: Rinse

If you can see it, you will notice that your razor should be shiny and clean. Clean it up with rubbing alcohol, and then wipe it dry with some fresh paper towel.

After each run, make sure it is dry.