Closed Barbicide. What is it? Do I need it? Where to buy it?

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One issue that comes up with razor pass arounds is the disinfecting of razors. Wether you want to take part in pass arounds or wether you want to buy second face razors, you should consider getting a product called Barbicide. Have a look at the Wikipedia article on Barbicide

What is Barbicide?
Barbicide is a translucent blue disinfectant solution.It is a germicide, pseudomonacide, fungicide, and a viricide, which is effective against the HIV-1 virus (AIDS virus), Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. It is sold as a concentrated solution. 60ml in 1 litre of water makes a hospital strength disinfectant solution. If you immerse a cleaned razor for 10 minutes in this solution it will be disinfected. It couldn’t be simpler. That’s 10 minutes. Not overnight.

Do I need it?
Yes. Probably.

Where to buy it?
Barbicide is widely available. You can buy it on Amazon or on ebay.
This is not a recommendation for any seller showing up in the above searches. Use your common sense.
Another possible source are Sally Salon Services. Check their store locator to see if they have a shop near you that sells to the general public (a lot of them only sell to the beauty trade).
You could also have a word with your barbers. They might be willing to sell you some or oder it for you.

If you know any other good sources of Barbicide, please reply to this thread.
 
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Yes, you need it. And Hydocide is cheaper and does the same thing. If not eBay then a Beauty Supply Store.
16oz at Sally's <5$


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I bought a Barbicide jar (medium) as it looked so "Barbershop" and it sits on my windowsill in the bathroom. The fact that I soak my razors in it was a bonus. I have a baseplate out on loan at the moment and the fact I scrubbed it up then soaked it in Barbicide prior to sending made me feel I'd done my bit.
If you talk to your Barber shop you will probably get it at their cost with no postage so cheaper than Amazon or the Bay of Fleas.
 
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I just use isopropanol alcohol. Cheap as chips but I get it from work tbh.
technically isopropanol alcohol does not kill bacteria

2;45 on wards

so looking for the ultimate sterilizer, google this VIDENE, dilute at 100 to 1(we use it at 1000 to 1 ) in wine making about £15 per litre available on request from any pharmacy , i get mine from the corner one near me.

also google raw food diet preparation, they are extremely hung up on Hydrogen peroxide in there washing water
 
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technically isopropanol alcohol does not kill bacteria

2;45 on wards

so looking for the ultimate sterilizer, google this VIDENE, dilute at 100 to 1(we use it at 1000 to 1 ) in wine making about £15 per litre available on request from any pharmacy , i get mine from the corner one near me.

also google raw food diet preparation, they are extremely hung up on Hydrogen peroxide in there washing water
I'd have thought 90 odd percent alcohol would kill most things. Quick google and it seems it does.
What do you mean by technically?
http://www.livestrong.com/article/255616-effects-of-rubbing-alcohol/

I dont have any knowledge on this and the extent of my research was a quick google, could you explain what you mean by technically?
 
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