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    Former MSE Lawrence
    'How many shaves per razor?'
    • #1
    • 26th Oct 09, 10:49 AM
    'How many shaves per razor?' 26th Oct 09 at 10:49 AM
    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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    Last edited by Former MSE Wendy; 03-11-2009 at 8:18 PM.
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  • vaporate
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    • 26th Oct 09, 3:08 PM
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    • 26th Oct 09, 3:08 PM
    its 1 razor a whole month for me. Any less and you're throwing money away.
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    • koexelek
    • By koexelek 26th Oct 09, 3:35 PM
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    • 26th Oct 09, 3:35 PM
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    • 26th Oct 09, 3:35 PM
    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....

    I am a Mortgage adviser
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  • Mozette
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    • 26th Oct 09, 6:27 PM
    • #4
    • 26th Oct 09, 6:27 PM
    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....

    Originally posted by koexelek


    • minerva_windsong
    • By minerva_windsong 27th Oct 09, 8:25 AM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 8:25 AM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 8:25 AM
    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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    • zygurat789
    • By zygurat789 27th Oct 09, 8:32 AM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 8:32 AM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 8:32 AM
    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.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 27th Oct 09, 8:41 AM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 8:41 AM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 8:41 AM
    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.
    Last edited by worried jim; 27-10-2009 at 8:39 PM.
    • DKLS
    • By DKLS 27th Oct 09, 1:02 PM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 1:02 PM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 1:02 PM
    3-5 shaves from each, any more than that I would shred my face.
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 27th Oct 09, 1:35 PM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 1:35 PM
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    • 27th Oct 09, 1:35 PM
    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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  • Sparkle101
    I'm really surprised some of you use a razor so many times.


    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!
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 27th Oct 09, 4:07 PM
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    Stompa
    You should easily get 50 shaves from a razor.
    Stompa
    • kai666
    • By kai666 27th Oct 09, 5:29 PM
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    kai666
    I can get about 5 shaves before it comes too painful, and thats with expensive blades.

    Cheap blades are a big no no on my face. I get ripped to shreds.
    • poppy10
    • By poppy10 27th Oct 09, 11:05 PM
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    poppy10
    Good idea for a poll!

    I used to only get 3-5 shaves from a razor, but since switching to the Wilkinson's Quattro Titanium the blades seem to last ages - at least a month of daily shaving. They are expensive but last so much longer than the crappy Mach 3 types.
    • kai666
    • By kai666 27th Oct 09, 11:32 PM
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    kai666
    You should easily get 50 shaves from a razor.
    Originally posted by Stompa
    I wish i could
  • Akom
    I use double edge safety blades with a Merkur Futur handle. The handle costs a bit but once you've bought that you can then buy top quality blades much cheaper than any branded stuff such as Gillette or Wilkinson, and with practice you can get just a good a shave if not better.

    Life of a blade depends on not only quality but also individuals hair. Some are thicker than others.
    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 28th Oct 09, 7:57 AM
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    Flickering Ember
    I'd say M. I epilate my legs so only shave underarms, so don't really need to replace the razor so often; I carry on using for as long as I can before it starts to snag.
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  • donna_beddows
    It depends, as a female, I use it maybe 5-6 times, then I get rid as it will start getting blunt.
  • DancingMatt
    2 times with each Bic Comfort 2 thing that unfortunately I don't think they make anymore

    2 or 3 times with each Bic 3 blade disposable thing.

    There's a lot of variables here - type of razor, how much you need to shave each time, skin sensitivity, what shaving cream/gel/oil you use... tbh not sure there's a useful consensus here, but it is interesting to see I'm not the only one who finds they last 2 or 3 goes because I have been wondering if it's just me. I've never bought any of the expensive "Gillette Super 100-blade VirginoPlatiMegaClosa better than the best thing you previously thought was the best thing ever" because they don't last either.

    Am considering getting an electric razor but that's a lot of money to try out and find I might not get on with...

    50 times with a disposable razor though? What are you, Desperate Dan??!
    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 28th Oct 09, 8:54 AM
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    paulfoel
    I;d say up to 10 times with Gillette Fusion ones (their the best). I find the cheap ones start out too sharp and blunt very quickly.

    Not sure someone uses a blade 50 times though. Must be very blunt by no 50. ???
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    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 28th Oct 09, 9:01 AM
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    paulfoel
    I insist on my bint using a fresh one each time she shaves her bush.
    Originally posted by !!!! here
    Do you share the razors then? LOL
    Cymru am Byth !!!
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