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Old 06-27-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Galloway, NJ
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I did do a search for this topic and was a little surprised no one asked about this before. How long do you use your razor blades? I used the razor that has 4 blades on the razor head to shave my face and tend to use them at least a month, if not several months before replacing them. I figure so long as the razor isn't damaged, they are fine. I do have to use more pressure to get the same results, but overall I'm satisfied with the results. When I do break down and replace my razor blade, I have to be very careful not to cut myself with the new sharp blades. How long do you use your razors for?
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I did do a search for this topic and was a little surprised no one asked about this before. How long do you use your razor blades? I used the razor that has 4 blades on the razor head to shave my face and tend to use them at least a month, if not several months before replacing them. I figure so long as the razor isn't damaged, they are fine. I do have to use more pressure to get the same results, but overall I'm satisfied with the results. When I do break down and replace my razor blade, I have to be very careful not to cut myself with the new sharp blades. How long do you use your razors for?
Is this the Fusion? That's what I use, I usually go six months or so before changing and I shave at least every other day. I've had a couple where the cartridge actually broke before the blades wore out. They're pretty expensive up front but it's well worth it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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I use a disposable Shick Xtreme 3 razor (best disposable razor i've ever used) and I give myself 3 shaves (head and face) before discarding. A pack of 8 cost me around $12.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: MS
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I use a disposable Shick Xtreme 3 razor (best disposable razor i've ever used) and I give myself 3 shaves (head and face) before discarding. A pack of 8 cost me around $12.
I use the same razor as ^ ...but a 8 pack will last me anywhere from 8 months to a year. And I am a female that shaves 6 out of 7 days a week (Legs, underarm, and unmentionables). I don't buy the 'female specific' razors since I feel like razor companies make them less durable since they get more coverage use. The average day I will use a month or older razor. I wait until rust starts to build up on the edges of the razor before I throw them away (which takes a while)!

On special occasions (Which don't happen all that often in my loving marriage) I break out a new razor...and then put that once or twice used razor in roation for my daily razor
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Dr Oz showed that if you clean and dry your razor between uses, you can go months on the same blade.

I have been doing that - it is totally true. Because mine lives in the shower, though, it only goes a few weeks...humidity, I guess.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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I use the same one for at least a couple of months, and I shave my legs every day. My daughter drives me crazy because she changes her disposable razor once if not twice a week and she thinks it's ridiculous that I use mine for so long.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:50 AM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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At least a month, sometimes 6 weeks, and I use it everyday.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Dr. Oz is correct.

I will typically use a single cartridge (Mach 3 or Quattro) for several months until it feels like it is becoming difficult to use.

I do rinse it clean between uses, but let it air dry.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:03 AM
 
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Id say one blade Probably lasts about 8 shaves in two months (once a week before the start of the work week).I use an electric shaver the other four days before work and when I'm off I dont shave. My skin needs a rest!
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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In 1977 [maybe 78, I remember the duty station, I was there for two years and do not recall which year I did this] I bought a straight razor set. I paid around $6 for the razor, and $10 for a marble cup, a camel hair brush and a leather strop.

In 1992 I bought a replacement strop.

Maybe once a year I would need fresh soap for my cup. The cup is small and will not hold a full bar of soap, so I cut a bar of soap in half. So I guess I would go through one bar of soap every two years maybe.

In 2001 my razor was dropped on a hard marble floor and it shattered. I was given a new strop for it when I retired. Once retired I stopped shaving. I still have the marble cup and brush, and the new strop that has never been used.

To answer the OP, my last razor lasted 24~ years and cost me $6.
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