06-29-2016, 10:45 AM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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Not counting the Gillette Mach 3 and 5 carts that I used for about 20 years, my longest time using a single product on a day to day basis was 1 1/2 years.  I bought 250 Feather DE razor blades on Ebay and used them every single day. 

I still love Feathers, but also like to mix it up now with Voskhods, Personna Med Preps, Iridium Supers, GSB, etc. 

What's the longest time you've used a single product?

Eric

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 06-29-2016, 11:21 AM
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It's up there with the cartridges, but I used Kiehl's White Eagle brushless shave cream for well over a decade. It was the first answer to the irritation and burning I would get from canned goo. Once I learned about using a good quality soap and brush, I never looked back. I still have about half a tube of it sitting somewhere around here.

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 06-29-2016, 12:06 PM
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  • Coyote
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I have had Old Spice aftershave on hand for 50 years. I don't use it daily, but is stays in the rotation.

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 06-29-2016, 12:29 PM
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I've been in this hobby two years now, and though I haven't run amuck getting things, I've gotten enough of the various products that a small rotation has turned out to be my approach.
I've never done the 3017 treatment.

However, after my wife brought me back a bottle of Valcan aftershave from Japan last summer, I used it daily for probably several weeks in a row.

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 06-29-2016, 12:53 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(06-29-2016, 10:45 AM)EricM Wrote: Not counting the Gillette Mach 3 and 5 carts that I used for about 20 years, my longest time using a single product on a day to day basis was 1 1/2 years.  I bought 250 Feather DE razor blades on Ebay and used them every single day. 

I still love Feathers, but also like to mix it up now with Voskhods, Personna Med Preps, Iridium Supers, GSB, etc. 

What's the longest time you've used a single product?

A virtual tie between a Vulfix 2234S super badger brush (never lost a hair that I was aware of!) and Col. Ichabod Conk Amber shaving soap:  for about a quarter-century those two were my daily companions.

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 06-29-2016, 01:23 PM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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(06-29-2016, 12:53 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(06-29-2016, 10:45 AM)EricM Wrote: Not counting the Gillette Mach 3 and 5 carts that I used for about 20 years, my longest time using a single product on a day to day basis was 1 1/2 years.  I bought 250 Feather DE razor blades on Ebay and used them every single day. 

I still love Feathers, but also like to mix it up now with Voskhods, Personna Med Preps, Iridium Supers, GSB, etc. 

What's the longest time you've used a single product?

A virtual tie between a Vulfix 2234S super badger brush (never lost a hair that I was aware of!) and Col. Ichabod Conk Amber shaving soap:  for about a quarter-century those two were my daily companions.

Wow, that has to be a record!

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 06-29-2016, 01:49 PM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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When I first started wet shaving, and for the many years before this actually became a hobby, I used Proraso green cream in a tube exclusively for at least 2 years, then I switched to Tabac soap and used that for probably 3.5 years...again, exclusively.  I believe I then rotated between those two for another 2 years or so before I picked up MWF which took the spot for about another year. During those years I also used Astra XPs exclusively, and I started with a 34c then used a EJ89 razor for a few more years.  I was wet shaving for probably 11 years or so before it became a hobby, and during that time my entire "den" fit in a corner on my bathroom counter. 

During those "dark ages" I really had no desire to try other products...the DE was just a good and cheap substitute for carts.  Of course, somewhere along the line I got "curious" and so it went--now it would be very ambitious of me if I can manage to use the same product for a week straight  Blush

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 06-29-2016, 02:54 PM
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I have been using unrefined shea butter for the past 16 years, or so! Other than that, focusing on my wet-shaving journey for the past six years, it would have to be my main set up: Biggrin
Weber DLC
Iridium Super
Mystic Water

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 06-29-2016, 03:56 PM
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  • evnpar
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I used two Gillette razors, a slim and a Fat Boy, for nearly 50 years, and one soap, Old Spice, for much of that time.

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 06-29-2016, 04:31 PM
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When I first began wet shaving I used AOS Sandalwood shave cream and balm for 2.5 years everyday.

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 06-29-2016, 05:14 PM
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Nancy Boy Signature Shave Cream for about 2 years now.  I mix in a few others now and then and mixed in Proraso Blue for a while but Nancy Boy Signature is my favorite.

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 06-29-2016, 05:22 PM
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I used Arko for over 2 years straight before finding shaving forums. 
That along with a VDH boar and a 50's SS with Feathers gave me great shaves for a good while but now it is a little more fun and interesting.

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 06-29-2016, 05:30 PM
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I used a Simpsons PJ-1 in Best for about 5 or 6 years.
My first nice badger brush. Still have it. Still use it just not exclusively any more.

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 06-29-2016, 06:04 PM
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The only aftershave I have used for the last 6 years has been Superior 70.

I don't use it daily, but it is the only one I use.

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 06-29-2016, 08:36 PM
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I have a burmashave boar brush I have used for 20+ years and wouldn't trade for anything. It was my first ever shaving brush.

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 06-29-2016, 09:01 PM
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In my early shaving days before I regressed into the use of Cartridge Razors , I used Wilkinson Sword Blades and Yardleys Black label shaving Stick. Must have used them for approximately 15 years. Fortunately , I gave up Carts over 2 Years ago and use mainly SE/ Injector blades and miscellaneous soaps .

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 06-29-2016, 09:40 PM
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I only owned one brush and one safety razor for about 3 years, so that's the longest for hardware.
The longest I used a soap was a Palmolive stick: 39 days without a break, and then another 81 days to finish it after a 2 month break.

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 06-30-2016, 01:21 AM
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Since I took up DE, maybe my 10065 omega boar. Just 3 months cause I wanted to break it in and at the time I didn't have much in my rotation.

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 06-30-2016, 09:38 AM
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  • chazt
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LPL Unscented. March Madness, 2016.

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 06-30-2016, 09:44 AM
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  • kav
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Merkur razors, MWF, Polsilvers and Alt Innsbruk. If Phil wasn't such an enabler I would have been content to use these 4. As it is; two are my daily
users and two need replacing.

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