Hey you guys with tough beards....what kind of razor blades do you use?

  • silverfox

    Posts: 3178

    Mar 29, 2009 4:45 PM GMT
    Talking about for your face guys!

    I have the toughest beard known to mankind and I have always had the best success with Mach 3 cartridges. But basically I have to use a new blade every time I shave. This makes it so damn expensive.

    Do you have a tough beard? Is there an alternative to the multi-blade cartridges that might not cost as much? Is there anything you do to preserve the life of the blade?

    Thanks,for the suggestions.... icon_biggrin.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

    Posts: 4357

    Mar 29, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    I use Mach 3. Best blade I have ever used, but one lasts me months. It must be costing you a fortune if the price here in Ireland is anything to go by.

    I think you need to invest in a lawn mower icon_lol.gif

    When do you shave? Before or after a shower? Just after is the best time as your beard is much softer. That may help a bit. I think you can still get the razor where you can replace the individual blades. That should be cheaper if one blade lasts for one shave.
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    Mar 29, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    Buy Mach3 refills at Costco. They're so much cheaper. I've tried the Fusion blades and wasn't too satisfied.. The shaving head is so huge, it's hard to get a good shave around the chin and under the nose. I'd recommend it for shaving legs/body.

    Blades get dull from regular usage. But they also get dull from being exposed to water/moisture (oxidation). I've read somewhere that some guys keep their Mach3 or whatever submersed in some alcohol. Not sure if that really works, but it might be worth a try.
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    Mar 29, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    Mach 3 for me! Electric? Won't even go there....