Blade longevity is dependent on beard type. Super coarse beard, heavy beard, medium beard, light beard & in the case of Jill as well as shavebusta peach fuzz.
Gillette has always made similar claims.So how come all the cartridge blades like gillette makes say it lasts up to 25 shaves?
I aim for 20, minimum.I read many people throw out their de blade after maybe 2-10 shaves on average, right? That is reached its lifespan.
YesAre we throwing out de blades way too soon?
Yes, if talking about carts and disposables.Or is gillette's definition of lifespan grossly exaggerated by them?
Okay, so he got five weeks from a Fusion cartridge. That's one week per cutting edge. A platinum Gillette-branded double edge blade (new PPI GSBs or GPs, or US or Brazilian GPPs) might give me two weeks, that is, ten shaves, before I'm done with it and throw it out. So I call that close enough to even.
That's the whole thing right there. I once tried getting a month out of blade. Let's just say I'm not repeating that experiment. After a few shaves I have to start using more pressure with the razor to get it to cut. That's a Bad Thing, because not only does that add irritation but when the blade finally gets thrown out, using the same pressure with a new sharp blade turns that shave into a blood spiller. I just don't need that in my life. Blades are cheap and they make new ones all the time. The most expensive ones I have cost me fifty cents apiece and most of the others were a third of that or less. Not enough to create myself any misery trying to overcome muscle memory by changing my technique. If it doesn't glide around my face and give me a fast and easy BBS, it's gone.Looking back, I used my carts far beyond their useful life (weeks or more). This led me to develop bad habits: using pressure
It is a learning process. It's not a "magic" recipe or trick. Beard and face prep, combined with consistent and effective technique, combined with proper and consistent blade care, combined with the right razor head geometry, will result in the longest blade life for you.@dionesius3 interesting info.
I must be born on backwards day. The alcohol trick hasn't extended blade life, and going shallow (riding the cap) if anything lowers the number of shaves per blade for me.
People don't do anything special to blades yet get 10+ shaves per blade. Some go shallow yet still get 10+. Not sure what to think.