How often are you supposed to change the heads of razors?

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  1. StephenA

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    I recently got a Mach 3 and some cartridge replacements, and don't know how often I have to change the razors heads. What's the average amount of uses a razor head should get before it gets replaced? Thanks.
     
  2. Lee L

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    I usually go 9 or 10 shaves beofore I feel the need to replace my Mach 3 cartridges. When I forgot to change them I have gone longer 15 or more and it is not too bad really.
     
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    I go months before I change out disposable razors.
     
  4. Tony Whalen

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    I use a Mach 3 as well. I just change it when it starts feeling cruddy. [​IMG]
     
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    It varies for everyone depending on the thickness of your beard and how often you shave. When I used Mach 3's, I found I usually had to change about every two weeks (about 12 shaves). I believe my step-father changes his weekly.

    Depends on personal experience and preference however. When you feel it's become less effective, or are getting more cuts, it's probably time to change.
     
  6. Kevin Leonard

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    The razor heads should come with a small blue strip at the top. Usually you should change heads when the strip's color is almost completely faded.
     
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    Has anybody tried the Mach3 "turbo"?
    I "had" to because the store was out of the original and it seems like I have to go over everything twice. Sucks and they're more money!
    Speaking of, what the hell is with $8.00 for only four damn blades? I can't afford to shave!
     
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    My face is pretty sensitive. When I start to nick (usually after a week), I crack open a new one.

    Thos.
     
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    'bout a week for me. (Mach 3)

    No, I can't tell the difference betwixt regular and turbo.
     
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    Jeez, I have a beard and thus only shave the cheeks and throat, but I only get about a week's worth of good out of a blade. Sometimes I'll try and stretch it 2 weeks (especially if I opted not to shave on a weekend) but usually I'm bleeding by that point. [​IMG] Must have tough beard hairs or something.
     
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    Gillette sent me a Free Mach 3 Shaver in the mail ... for no reason other than to hook me [​IMG] .. becuase they are damn good!

    For me ... about 10-12 shaves per blade on my old Schick.

    Looks like this Mach 3 might average more as they seem like better blades.

    And yes, replacement blades are damn expensive!
     
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    Thanks for the responses.
     
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    When do you shave?

    Before I get in the shower.
    In the shower.
    After I get done showing.

    If not during the shower, do you put a hot washcloth on your face piror to shaving to soften things up?
     
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    I usually get a week out of my Mach-III...
     
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    I shave in the shower, at the end.

    Also, part of what causes the blade to get dull is the cutting of hairs, but also, there is some build up and slight corrosion at the cutting edge as well. Because of this someone using the blade for just the beard might get the same use as someone shaving their whole face since it was still exposed to water and drying just as often and for about the same amount of time.
     
  17. Eric Kahn

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    I went from july to oct on one head on my mach 3, I shave on the shower
    went that long because of the price of replacements, I finally bought the disposable version of it because they were cheaper than the blade cartridges for the mach 3
     
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    How often do I change blades? Well, if I buy a fresh 4-pack, I use the first two blades for maybe two weeks each. The third usually a bit longer (3-4 weeks). The last blade will stay with me for months, until I've spent every morning for a week screaming pain. The throbbing hurt in my face then convinces me that the money for a new pack of blades just might be worth it. [​IMG]

    On a side note, how the hell can anyone shave in the shower? I always need to use a mirror, and that won't really work in the shower.

    --Anders
     
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    Electic shavers are where it's at. I have a Panasonic Sonic Shaver... works like a charm [​IMG]
     

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