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Old 10-14-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Just curious, I always have wondered how long you can use one for. No one has given me a definitive answer.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Instead of shaving creme, I hold a washcloth soaked in steaming hot water on my face to soften my beard. I shave my face only every other day and store my razor under a pyramid when it's not in use. I put a new blade in every 4 months. The razor blade companies don't don't think too highly of my strategy.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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I use the disposable ones and only use them twice...then throw it away and get a new one.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: southern california
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not often its seems everytime i do a crazy man attacks me in the bathroom with a razor, blood everywhere. fortunately so far i have been able to disarm him, stop the bleeding and escape.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there...
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I use a new disposable every time. It seems like they make them so cheap that if I try to use it twice I end up with stubble.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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Just curious, I always have wondered how long you can use one for. No one has given me a definitive answer.
I use mine until it hurts to shave. Meaning it is pulling the hair out instead of shaving it. Maybe a month.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: U.S.
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Probably about a month or so
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Some stay sharper longer than others--even of the same brand! I keep mine until it stops doing the job, then I change it! There are factors involved in how long it lasts--if your hair is coarser than normal, if your skin is dirty, the water, the soap/lubricant....
Sometimes a cartidge will last 3 weeks, other times, I'll use it three times, and it's done!
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Clinton, NC
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Just started using a shave cream made with maca root or something. Makes beard very soft. Most comfortable shave I've ever had! Closer too. Before just used regular shave gel. I think this will make razors last longer. But I digress. Usually about 6 weeks. (if you get the expensive ones)
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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When you replace it depends on brand, type and your hair/use.

I clean (baby toothbrush)and oil (buzzer's oil for blades) my and my s.o. Mach3s. Doing that we can make one razor last 6 months or a longer if shave quality is not taken into consideration. I need to get new ones myself and I think I have had this blade for almost a year. I swear they seem to make the men's blades stronger or longer lasting.
Some disposables I cant even use. They just cut me me so for that one ZERO days. LOL
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