8 Tips for Caring for Your Razor

Quality razors need quality care. But before you think razor care is too time-consuming, try these tried and proven ways to keep your razors and blades in top condition.
Here are eight ways to clean your blades perfectly, get rid of stubborn hairs and prolong your razor’s life.

1. Always, Always Rinse

After two or three strokes when shaving, rinse it with water. Don’t wait too long, as hair and bacteria will build up during usage and start to clog the blades.

2. Use Steaming Hot Water

When rinsing, always run blades under hot water. Reheating them gets rid of unwanted bacteria and gunk. Make sure that the blade heats up before applying it to your skin, as a hot blade will cut your hairs more efficiently. Rinse the backside of your razor as well, rotating the razor head when rinsing it out. This helps the water to flow through every part of the razor, getting the hairs to drain easily. When you are rinsing it after a shave, check that all the excess cream is flushed out as well.

3. Try an Alcohol Soak

If you find hairs and bits stuck in your razors, you might need to try a deep cleanse. Rinsing your razor blades with alcohol can also help to sterilise and clean them, getting those tiny, gritty hairs out. Simply put some rubbing alcohol into a small cup, then place the head end of your razor and soak it for a few minutes. Then, slosh it around in a sink full of hot, bubbly water.

4. Brush It Clean

Another easy way to clean your favourite razor and rid it of unwanted hair is to use some basic soap and a nylon-bristled brush. If you don’t have one, use an old toothbrush to get into the cracks and eliminate bacteria build-up.

5. Use Your Dishwasher

Here’s a hack that may surprise you. Place your razor directly in the rack for silverware and let the dishwashing machine do the work of cleaning your razor thoroughly! If you find yourself worrying about bacteria, dirt and grime, the dishwasher can take care of any sanitary issues.

6. Use Clean Paper Towels to Pat — Not Rub — Your Razor Blade Dry

Keeping your razor blades dry after use and washing helps to keep them clean. Also, make sure they have no chance to breed bacteria in wet and warm spaces.

7. Run Your Razor Along Your Jeans

Everyone has a pair of denims in their wardrobe, but not everyone knows this little trick to care for razors. Slide your razor along the diagonal threads of your jeans about 10-15 times, first one way, and then in the opposite direction. Folks who use this method say they can keep a single razor sharp for up to half a year!

8. Use Your Forearm

This old-fashioned trick is one that many people swear by. At the time that you feel it may be getting dull, here’s a trick that needs nothing but your own arm: To prolong the life of your razor, slide it backward for about 10 strokes along your forearm. The bit of natural body grease actually helps smooth out your razor blades, making them stay sharper and last a lot longer.

So now that you found the perfect razors, you can take your grooming routine to the next level. By keeping them clean and gunk-free, you extend their life, save costs and even save time.

Let us know which of the above hacks you’ve been using in your daily shaving routines or how you best care for your razors. Check out our community pages, plus the wide range of razors, blades and special offers for smarter shaving at DORCO.

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Well-Groomed Wimbledon Winners of the Last 10 Years

Well-Groomed Wimbledon Winners of the Last 10 Years

Being a world-class tennis player takes dedication and devotion, but somehow these gorgeous Wimbledon winners find the time to keep themselves well-groomed. They’re all stars on the tennis pitch, but which one would be the best model for the Dorco Men’s Shaver? Let’s take a look at how these winners of the Wimbledon men’s singles event stack up against each other, both on and off the court.

1. Novak Djokovic

Serbian sports star Novak Djokovic first picked up a Tennis racket at the tender age of 4 years old. Coach Jelena Gencic immediately noticed his focus and talent and predicted that he would grow up to be a champion. Novak played tennis throughout his childhood and attended the German Niki Pilic Tennis Academy when he was just 13, before he had even experienced his first shave. Since those early years, Djokovic has won dozens of prestigious tennis championships, including the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Many people consider him to be the best tennis player in the world, but does Novak Djokovic have what it takes to be the perfectly groomed model that Dorco needs for the Men’s Shaver?

2. Andy Murray

There’s nothing like home-grown sporting talent to unite the British public. He may have healed some long-standing sporting rifts between the English and Scots, but could Andy Murray convince British men to start taking care of their facial hair? With his smooth-shaven baby face, this popular Wimbledon champ could be an asset to any razor marketing campaign. Would it match up to the glory of winning the Wimbledon men’s singles in 2013? no-oneknows, but one thing is for sure: without votes from the Great British public, Andy Murray is doomed to settle for second place once again.

3. Roger Federer

Swiss, suave and 17 times Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer is a great candidate to be the face of any marketing campaign. The last time he won the Wimbledon men’s singles title was in 2012, followed by narrowly losing out to Novak Djokovic in 2014 and 2015. Roger Federer may be out of luck at Wimbledon in recent years, but could he be fortunate enough to win recognition from fans of Dorco razors?

4. Rafael Nadal

Over the last decade, the Wimbledon men’s singles competition has been dominated by just four men. The final man to make the winner’s list in the past decade is Rafael Nadal, who claimed the first place spot in 2008 and 2010. Along with his incredible skills on the tennis court, Rafael Nadal is also known for his beautiful wavy hair, which is perfectly accentuated by his clean-shaven face. Could this winner of 14 Grand Slam titles be the winner among Dorco fans?

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All tennis fans have a player that they love to cheer on during the heady days of the Wimbledon men’s singles battle, which in 2016 will begin on Monday 27 June. The finals are expected to take place on 8 July on Center Court, after which one man will be crowned champion over all others. Before speculating about who will clinch the title this year, there’s a more pressing question to answer: who would be the best model for Men’s Shaver? Vote now to help your favourite tennis star win.

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Top 5 Must-Have Items for Summer Festival Fun

Festival season is upon us and it’s time to pack your favorite backpack with those essential items for summer festival fun. Whether you are taking a tour of summer festivals or planning a fun weekend holiday, you want to be sure to have our top 5 must have items for maximum summer festival fun. Not sure what your summer festival plans are? Visit The Festival Calendar website for all of the information you need about UK summer festival events, locations, maps, directions and ticket information. There’s a tremendous amount of festivals across the UK throughout the summer and all of them celebrate a variety of music and dance. In addition to a plethora of music festivals, the list of UK summer festivals also includes food festivals, art festivals and religious festivals. Celebration, recreation and artistic expression are at the heart of the UK festival experience, and you’ll always leave with more than you arrived with — renewed energy, creative spirit and memories that last a lifetime.

1. Your Dorco Razor

Don’t forget to put Dorco on your list of Must-Have Items for this year’s summer music festivals! Our Dorco Razor with self-lubricating strip is perfect for summer festival legs that are confident enough to dance the nights and days away. The specially designed blade gives the closest, safest shave, and is perfect for mid-festival touch-ups. Dorco’s lubricating strip with healing moisturizer will leave your legs feeling silky and nourished.

 

2. Bold Summer Hat

Bring your largest and boldest summer hat and you’ll fit right in at any of this year’s UK summer festivals. You’ll want protection from the sun even on cloudy days, so wide brims and beautiful scarves for securing your hat from the wind are on our must-have list.

 

3. Faux-fur Accents

This season’s festival style accents include all that is faux fur. From faux fur stoles and shawls, to faux fur hats, and even dazzling light-up faux fur boot covers for that extra dance bling. Faux fur jackets and faux fur blankets are also popular and fun festival items that add some cozy to festival evening celebrations.

4. Your Most Body-Con Maxi Dress

Be bold and bring that body-con maxi dress for dancing! Show off your moves and your curves in a figure-hugging floor-length gown that stretches as you move for Maximum comfort and maximum sexiness. Summer festivals are sensual celebrations, so show your sensual side and your smooth moves in a dress made to impress. This season many of our maxi-length dresses are made of Lycra-based swimwear material — they are perfect for seaside or riverfront festival fun.

5. Sportswear

Both Vogue and Glamour agree that UK festival weather needs to be practical as well as stylish. Trending this year are smart layers of sporty tees and sweatshirts, and comfortable tearaway athletic pants. Making sure you have a sturdy pair of runners and your sharpest looking sunglasses Will help you to maximise your time at outdoor events. Travelling comfortably and even walking long distances between events is all part of the festival season fun. Summer weather across the UK is always variable and unpredictable. While the fog rolling in time to the music can be beautiful and dancing in the rain is a lovely concept, the reality is that having a warm sports outfit to suit the weather is both brilliant and beautiful.

 

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The 3 Components That Make the Perfect Razor

Let’s face it — women have a lot of surface area to cover when it comes to shaving. While men only have to worry about their faces, women shave their legs, underarms and bikini area, which means they need a tough razor that will stand the test of time while giving a close yet gentle shave. But where do you start in choosing the best razor for your needs? Get ready to learn the basics of a good razor and the three crucial elements your shaver should have.

High-Quality Blade

Chances are you haven’t touched a single-blade razor in years or possibly ever. But even double-blade razors are becoming a thing of the past, with three blades being the standard, and four, five and even six blades coming into vogue. So which blade count should you use? While generally a higher count will give you a closer shave, women with very sensitive skin may want to opt for a lower count, as more blades may actually get too close to the skin and cause irritation.

Whether you choose a high or low count for your blade, quality is the main characteristic your blade should have. A cheap disposable razor will rust more quickly and be more difficult to clean, making it prone to attracting old hair and bacteria. Invest in a reusable razor handle with disposable blades, as you’ll get more use out of the superior blades and also obtain a closer, cleaner shave.

Moisturisers

Those moisturising strips on the end of your blade aren’t just for show. As you shave, the blades are being drawn right across your skin, essentially exfoliating the top layer. The lubricating strip is there to follow close behind the blades to give your skin a moisture boost and keep your skin from irritation. This is why choosing a blade that has a lubricating strip is critical to getting a smooth, inflammation-free shave. As a side note, this strip often shows signs of wear before the blades give out, but you can keep the lubricant fresher by adding a touch of shaving oil to your razor after you use and clean it.

Resilient Handle

If you, like most women, do your shaving in the shower, you need to be extra careful to avoid losing your grip on a slippery, water-soaked razor. Thankfully, you can find many high-quality razor handles that are ergonomic so that they conform to your hand and have non-slip texture for easy grasping. An exceptional razor handle will also have an easy-to-use latching mechanism so that the blades snap on and remove easily, and will allow the blade to pivot and closely follow your curves as you shave.

 

Keeping these three elements in mind makes it easy to choose which razor is right for you. But don’t forget that even the best-quality razor needs proper care to give you the best shave. Always use a decent shaving cream and shave after you’ve soaked in the bath or shower for a while to soften the hair. This keeps your blade from becoming dull too quickly. Give your razor a deep clean after each use, store it in a dry place, and then step out in your sleek skin and get ready to take on the world.

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7 Shaving Hacks for Busy Men

Shaving seems simple enough, but the best-groomed men know that perfect results come from using the right tools and techniques and having a good routine down.
There is such a thing as smarter shaving. and knowing a few easy tricks can keep you looking your best in the shortest time possible. Here are seven great shaving hacks that will save time plus do the job well.

1. Use Hair Conditioner Even for Facial Hair

This one is for men who have very coarse hair and need a quicker way to get it soft pre-shave. A good hair conditioner can help soften and prep your hair and surrounding skin. Wet your facial hair, and then apply a small amount of conditioner to your palm, massaging it into your facial hair gently. Let it soak in for a minute before getting on with the shave. This makes the shaving process swift and more effective.

2. Apply Hot Water First, Cold Water After

Before shaving, rinse your face with hot water to push the pores open. To close them back up after you shave, douse with cold water. That said, use cold water only after you’ve shaved, and not before. This is an important step in your shaving routine!

3. Try a Bit of Moisturiser Post-Shave

During the hot summer months, moisturising can help keep your skin supple and less likely to be affected by harsh sun rays or stark temperatures. But in reality, who has time for that? Our PACE4 signature razor is great for men who need extra-special care. It is designed with an upgraded moisturising strip that contains chamomile and olive oil, two of the best natural moisturisers for sensitive skin.

4. Use a Super-Sharp Shaver With a Pivoting Head

If you’ve experienced annoying ingrown hairs or zit-like bumps on your face and skin, it could be that you’re using a shaver that’s too dull. Instead, use the sharpest blade possible for the smartest shave. The Dorco PACE6 Plus razor is ideal because, in addition to six narrow blades, it features a pivoting head, allowing you to get the closest shave possible.

5. Apply Lip Balm for Cuts

Lip balm is not just for the girls! If your partner has a tube of lip balm lying around, you can apply it to accidental cuts or nicks to immediately stop bleeding.

6. Exfoliate

To remove some of the dead skin from your face, take the time to exfoliate once or twice a week. It might seem like a chore, but it saves time and gives you a smoother shave in the long run. Exfoliating helps with eliminating breakouts as well. You can buy made-for-men exfoliating packs online or in most stores, but if you want a quick DIY exfoliation trick, try some brown sugar mixed with a dash of olive oil.

7. Change Your Blade Often

To guarantee a good shaving experience, even the best blades need to be changed on a regular basis. Having a value pack on hand means you can still use your favorite handle and just exchange the razor tips for a perfect shave every time.

For more options and the best value razors, check out the wide range of razors, blades and value pack available from Dorco. Plus, learn more grooming tips and tricks from other Dorco users or share your own hacks and razor reviews on our community pages.

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How To Get Your Skin Bikini-Ready for Summer Holidays

How To Get Your Skin Bikini-Ready for Summer Holidays

Before going on holiday, we all plan the necessities for our trip: what to wear, what sights to see, and what we’ll eat and drink. But for an excellent holiday, there’s something just as important as picking out a great bikini to wear to the beach: making your skin look great with your bikini. There’s no point in having a sexy new bathing suit without smooth, sexy legs to match. Here’s how to get your skin bikini-ready for summer holiday.

1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin will give you a better, smoother shave and allow moisturiser to sink in more deeply to your skin. There are several ways to exfoliate. One way is to manually exfoliate your skin with a loofah, which uses rough natural fibers to brush away dead skin. Loofahs can be picked up at most drug stores; you can find it located near the body wash and other bath supplies. You can also use a salt or sugar scrub to exfoliate. Salt and sugar scrubs work by scrubbing away dead and tired skin with salt or sugar grains, and they may contain some moisturising properties as well. These are also available at drug stores and beauty shops. Pick the exfoliating method of your choice and, after undressing, use it to scrub away all the rough skin on legs and body. You are now ready to move on to the next step, which is shaving.

2. Shave

Apply a good, moisturising shaving cream to your legs before starting to shave. And most importantly, use a sharp, good-quality razor: Razors that are dull or poor quality will make shaving harder and more painful, and the results will be not be as smooth. Shave in the direction that hair is going to avoid irritation, and keep a firm hand so that you cut the hair away at the skin. Make sure to get those hard-to-reach places like the backs of the legs and bikini area. Take care on the knees and other areas not to nick your skin. When you’ve completed your shaving and all the hair is removed, rinse off in the shower. Make sure to rinse away all the shaving cream from your body.

3. Moisturise

While your skin is still wet and warm from the shower, apply a rich lotion to your skin to lock in moisture and leave the skin feeling fresh and smooth. Coconut oil and similar oils make great moisturisers for beach-ready skin. You can also use a moisturising lotion. Some lotions come infused with scents: Pick one that puts you in the mood to relax and enjoy your holiday. Good scent options for the beach are sandalwood, coconut and vanilla. Rub lotion into the skin to allow it to really penetrate and deliver smooth, lasting moisture.

4. Tan and Shine (optional!)

If you like the sexy, tanned look, apply a self-tanning lotion to the skin or Visit a spray tanning parlour. After a few hours, your skin will be not just smooth, but glowing and bronze.

5. Head to the Beach!

You are now smooth, moisturised and ready for a brilliant day at the beach. Before you head to the sand, throw a Bottle of moisturiser in your beach bag to bring with you so you Can stay moisturised in the sun. And don’t forget sunscreen — all that freshly shaved skin can be slightly sensitive, and you want to avoid getting a sunburn. Add a hat, some sunglasses, a bottle of water and a good book. You are now fully prepared to have a fantastic holiday. Time to hit the sand!

 

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T’IS THE SEASON TO BARE WITH DORCO EVE

Get Party-ready legs with no fuss this Christmas

Let’s be honest ladies; the path to ‘Christmas party-ready’ is a chore. Gone are the myths of fitting perfectly in your LBD, finding more than five minutes to Franticlly paint your nails and having time to sit around in your towel, shaving your legs seductively on the edge of a bubble bath. Enter, the Dorco EVE razor for women.

A new girl on the block, Dorco EVE isn’t afraid to take on the challenge of getting you smooth legs, quickly, even if there is a fallen bottle of conditioner and a dribble of shampoo in the eye along the way. Glamour in shaving there is not, but with six blades split into a unique ‘double 3 blade’ format contour to your body shape, there is. The double 3 blade has a bendable cartridge, so makes those hard to shave places a thing of the past – no more annoying cuts or nicks on those kneecaps, ladies.

Dorco EVE has an innovative brush finger to massage the body and raise hair follicles for a closer, smoother shave.  moisturizing band with Aloe, Vitamin E and Lavender calms and protects even the most sensitive skin, so you don’t have to worry about doing the End-of-party lift to ‘The Time of My Life’.

To make life easier, so you can concentrate on finding the right dress and shoes to accompany those legs, you can purchase the Dorco EVE razor either as a one-off purchase from as little as £4.55*, or as a subscription for £5.45*.

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Notes to editors:

* One off purchase prices start from RRP £4.55 for 1 handle and 1 blade.  Subscription prices start from RRP £5.45 for 1 handle and 4 blades. Refer to https://www.razorsbydorco.co.uk/women website for pricing structure should further handles and blades be required.

About Dorco EVE

  • Double 3 blades with bendable cartridge follows body contours for the perfect shave
  • Innovative brush finger for body massage and raising hair for a closer shave
  • Moisturising band with Aloe, Vitamin E and Lavender calms and protects even the most sensitive skin
  • Multi-flex pivoting head for every contour of your body
  • Non-slip ergonomic rubber handle to provide excellent control
  • Moisturising band containing:

Vitamin E: Anti-aging and anti-oxidant moisturisesfor more vibrant skin

Aloe Vera: Moisturises and soothes sensitive skin, calms allergies and skin irritation

Lavender Extract: Rejuvenates collagen to reveal younger looking skin, relieves any possible skin irritation

 About DORCO

DORCO is an expert in razor innovation, providing millions of customers in over 130 countries worldwide with premium shaving products. Razors by DORCO is proud to introduce its shaving innovation to the UK market, including an ultra-sharp 6-six blade shaving system, as well as DORCO’s innovative and patented common docking system.  With over 60 years of expertise in offering advanced blade technology, DORCO offers a flexible subscription service on their superior quality razors and replacement blades.

Learn more at www.razorsbydorco.co.uk

For more information please contact:

Rupert Esdaile – resdaile@golin.com, 020 7027 0288

Toyin Peters – tpeters@golin.com, 020 7067 068

 

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BE THE TOUR DE FORCE WITH YOUR CLOSEST SHAVE YET

The Tour de France is in fast approach, get set with Dorco’s Pace 6 Plus

 

This July will see the start of the infamous Tour de France; the world’s most notorious cycling competition. With teams rallied around and the spirit of competition in the air, no doubt many of you will want to take to the road and try your luck at a spot of cycling.

Just as the pros do, you’ll want to have your leg hair in check, to ensure nothing stops you hitting those high speeds! Dorco don’t want you to feel anything less than a champion of the track. So we’ve pulled together some top tips on keeping your leg hairs trim, so All you have to worry about is pedalling as fast as you can up those hills!

Here Dorco suggests some pointers on achieving cycle-ready legs:

  1. Make sure you have a great razor. Try to use a product that has a high number of blades, the Pace 6 Plus is perfect for this with its six ultra-sharp blades
  2. When? We recommend shaving after a hot shower, this way your hair is nice and soft, avoiding any tug on the blades. The steam while showering also causes skin pores to relax and open up. This results in much closer shaves
  3. Where to start? Make sure you begin shaving from your feet upwards; being careful around those hard-to-shave areas like kneecaps
  4. Get moisturised. Be sure to use shaving foam that includes an intensive moisturiser, Aloe Vera is a great ingredient for combatting dryness after shaving
  5. Benefits? Top cyclists suggest that having hair-free skin allows any cuts and bruises from the ride to heal better, removal of dirt easier and ensures your post-cycle massage is as smooth as possible! In addition, specialists also say you can save around 70 seconds on average over 40km by shaving your legs!

 

By using Dorco’s Pace 6 Plus razor you’ll be sure to achieve the closest of shaves for any sporting occasion. The Pace 6 Plus by Dorco has six ultra-sharp blades, promising to achieve a great shave!

To order the PACE 6 Plus from DORCO’s UK online shop www.razorsbydorco.co.uk or on Amazon UK.

Also available via a flexible online subscription service – delivered straight to his door for minimum fuss.

About DORCO

DORCO is an expert in razor innovation, providing millions of customers in over 130 countries worldwide with premium shaving products. Razors by DORCO is proud to introduce its shaving innovation to the UK market, including an ultra-sharp 6-blade shaving system, as well as DORCO’s innovative and patented common docking system.  With over 60 years of expertise in offering advanced blade technology, DORCO offers a flexible subscription service on their superior quality razors and replacement blades.

 

 

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You can shape and style beards and sideburns using its trimmer blade, or use the wide guard bar to prepare hair for a deep shave. I have been trialling this for a few weeks now and it does give a nice close shave.”

PACE EVENT

The month of May saw razor brand Dorco invite people to enjoy a free shave at pop-up events across the UK. The one-day events ran from 12th-14th May in London, Manchester and Birmingham, offering people the chance to receive a spot of grooming from Dorco’s team of professional barbers. Over the course of three days, the Dorco Campervan toured the Westfield London shopping centre, Manchester Trafford Centre and Birmingham Bullring– giving people all over the country a chance to achieve their smoothest shave yet!   

During the event, visitors had the opportunity to receive a shave using the new Dorco Pace 6 Plus, the ultra-sharp 6-blade razor. As well as feeling perfectly groomed after their shave, they were gifted a FREE Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor to ensure they could maintain their premium shaving routine for weeks to come!

For more information about Dorco razors visit www.razorsbydorco.co.uk 

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