Shaving

redcard

Über Member
Location
Paisley
How often do you change your blade?

I wet shave 4-5 times a week, and used to replace the blade every week. I got sick of paying about £12 for 4 blades so I just stopped buying them.

So I've been using the same Gillette blade for about 6 months and I'm still getting a decent, smooth shave out of it.

And that rubbish about getting more cuts from dull blades? Load of tosh.
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
Leccy one here. Philips job. Changed the heads a couple of years ago. They last a long time. Shave isnt as good as manual, but lot less messing.
 

Berties

Fast and careful!
what ever is on offer in Tescos never get the cheap ones,unless i have meetings i shave when i look like a hobo,but my beard is getting more salt than pepper,as i am not going grey or bald its a small price to pay for getting older
 

NotthatJasonKenny

Faster on HFLC
Location
Bolton
I shave in the shower, makes it easier and a single blade usually feels ok for six months. Gillette should be ashamed of themselves though, the powered version of the blades are exactly the same as the standard ones and cost loads more! Thieving buggers! Just buy the std ones!
 

Mad Doug Biker

Bikeoholics Anonymous
Location
Craggy Island
Gillette Mach III here, used daily on face only. A ruinously expensive pack of eight blades lasts at least a year. I really resent buying them.
I only ever shave when I really need too, so I have razors that have lasted for years!
 

slowmotion

Quite dreadful
Location
lost somewhere
I only ever shave when I really need too, so I have razors that have lasted for years!
I simply loathe the daily chore of shaving. Quite how the razor people try and sell it as an enjoyable experience is quite beyond me. It's just boring, boring, boring.
The trouble is that I detest the feeling of my stubble even more...:cry:
 

Mad Doug Biker

Bikeoholics Anonymous
Location
Craggy Island
Yes I just cannot be bothered with it. It isn't that its boring a such, I just would prefer doing other things instead. I have to look on in complete awe at people who shave every day, really, I do!

Buying razors is a novelty I have to endure 2 or 3 times every decade, and even then, I seem be given them every so often by people, so I genuinely have absolutely no idea when I last lined the coffers of Gillette et al.
 

ushills

Senior Member
Old fashioned safety razor, cheap blades, badger brush ans soap. Stopped using/paying Gillette about 10 years ago and never looked back, turned shaving into a joy.
 
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