The Lifespan Of Mach 3 Razor Blades

There’s a blue strip at the top of the Mach 3 razor blade that disappears/ wears off after several uses indicating that it’s time to change your blade, but it can’t be too accurate, right? It seems to wear down so quickly that I’m convinced it’s a scheme by Gillette to get Mach 3 users to buy more blades. I’ve been using the same blade for well over a month now. It’s a little dull, but it’s not like I’m shaving with a butter knife either. How long can you stretch the lifespan of a Mach 3 razor blade?

Advertisements
View All

9 Comments

  1. I might be remembering wrong, but I swear I once stretched one to about six months. Mostly out of boredom.

    Like

    Reply

  2. I’m pushing 3 months out of laziness. Of course, one look at my face and you’ll quickly notice I cannot be bothered to shave more than twice a week.

    Like

    Reply

  3. I’d say 2-3 weeks depending on shave frequency. Or my lack of motivation to go to Target and fork out $30 for some more.

    Like

    Reply

  4. This sounds a lot like “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Roll pop? Just don’t mix the 2 questions up.

    Like

    Reply

  5. Anyone see that new Derek Jeter commercial? Hysterical

    Like

    Reply

  6. six months…three months, there’s no way I’m changing blades anytime soon.

    Like

    Reply

  7. I’m almost at 7 months on the current blade. I used to change them every week because I thought you were “supposed” to. I decided to experiment and see how long it would take until the blade either started to nick me, or wouldn’t give a satisfactory shave. Used with Edge gel, and I apply moisture cream after each shave. Still plenty sharp enough to shave close.

    Like

    Reply

    1. Keep fighting the good fight, Bruce! I think 7 months makes you the current record. I wish a rep for Gillette would read this post and chime in on the discussion…

      Like

      Reply

  8. 8 months! 🙂

    Like

    Reply

Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s