'How many shaves per razor?'

edited 3 November 2009 at 10:18PM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 3 November 2009 at 10:18PM in Money Saving Polls
Poll between 26 October - 2 November 2009:

How many shaves per razor?

If you use a disposable razor – roughly how many times do you shave with it before you throw it away and use a new one?

A. Don’t use them. - 13% (2062 votes)
B. Men: 1 - 3% (440 votes)
C. Men: 2 - 4% (678 votes)
D. Men: 3-5 - 13% (2157 votes)
E. Men: 6-10 - 13% (2042 votes)
F. Men: 11-20 - 12% (1870 votes)
G. Men: 21-50 - 11% (1707 votes)
H. Men: over 50 - 4% (688 votes)
I. Women: 1 - 1% (237 votes)
J. Women: 2 - 3% (460 votes)
K. Women: 3-5 - 8% (1238 votes)
L. Women: 6-10 - 6% (983 votes)
M. Women: 11-20 - 4% (684 votes)
N. Women: 21-50 - 4% (654 votes)
O. Women: over 50 - 2% (351 votes)

Total Votes: 16251

This vote has now closed, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks :)

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  • its 1 razor a whole month for me. Any less and you're throwing money away.
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  • koexelekkoexelek Forumite
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    I'm a self employed mortgage broker, working from home.

    These days, I only shave when I have a customer to go and see.

    Here is a recent photo of me....

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  • MozetteMozette Forumite
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    koexelek wrote: »
    I'm a self employed mortgage broker, working from home.

    These days, I only shave when I have a customer to go and see.

    Here is a recent photo of me....

    b20275.jpg



    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
  • minerva_windsongminerva_windsong Forumite
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    Until the moisturising stuff around the edge runs out, so normally about 10 times based on doing it twice a week.
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  • zygurat789zygurat789 Forumite
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    Long ago one of my children bought me an electric (battery) shaver as a present and this has similarly been replaced with a rechargeable. Surely this has to be cheaper than using disposables?

    My OH uses one which means there are always blades about which has got to be dangerous with young children around.

    On priciple I am against anything disposable - it just has to be a waste of everything to throw something away unless you can sell them on ebay or dispose of the on freecycle.
    The only thing that is constant is change.
  • edited 27 October 2009 at 10:39PM
    worried_jimworried_jim
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    edited 27 October 2009 at 10:39PM
    I shave every other day- just to keep the cost down. Apparently according to Kelvin Mckenzie a pack of mach 10's cost 9p to produce.
  • DKLSDKLS Forumite
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    3-5 shaves from each, any more than that I would shred my face.
  • SailorSamSailorSam Forumite
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    I think i use them more when i'm only staying in the house.
    If i'm going out, you want a cleaner shave whereas while at home it's just to make you feel fresher.
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  • I'm really surprised some of you use a razor so many times.:eek:


    In my experience 2 or 3 times tops is all any razor can take.

    Anyone using a razor 10 times must have pretty sore skin toward the end, not to mention an awful shave.

    Ouch!
  • StompaStompa Forumite
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    You should easily get 50 shaves from a razor.
    Stompa
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