09-04-2019, 01:46 PM
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I have five DE razors, all of which I really like, that I rotate. For a long time, I used each razor for about five days, then changed the blade and used another razor for five days, and so on. I've decided to start using a different razor each day and change all the blades once a month. Other rotation methods? I'm not sure what I would do if I had ten or more razors.

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 09-04-2019, 02:42 PM
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or 14 brushes, 50 soaps...

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 09-04-2019, 03:01 PM
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(09-04-2019, 02:42 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: or 14 brushes, 50 soaps...

Do you use them all?

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 09-04-2019, 03:47 PM
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I have 11 double edge razor heads, of varying aggressiveness and materials, and 21 razor handles, so I mix and match to get a different combination and shaving experience each day.

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 09-04-2019, 04:59 PM
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  • chazt
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I use an active rotation of 5 - 6 different razors. Nine shaves out of ten are rarely with the same razor twice consecutively. Call me crazy, but my skin seems to react better to this, rather than using the same razor every day. I do move the blade from razor to razor for two to three shaves per blade and then it gets tossed. Once a week or so I bring a former active duty razor into the current rotation for a cameo.

Hijack alert: Tangentially related, for approximately the last year I have been gravitating to the modern razors WAY more than the vintage. The modern razors seem to hold the blade more stable which leads to a smoother shave. It wasn’t until using modern stainless and brass machined razors, after a number of years of using only vintage, that I understood the phenomenon of blade chatter. I’m not saying I can’t get a great smooth and close shave with a vintage Gillette, but having now experienced both, imo modern razors may be “better” shavers.

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 09-04-2019, 05:08 PM
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(09-04-2019, 03:01 PM)Ilnones Wrote:
(09-04-2019, 02:42 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: or 14 brushes, 50 soaps...

Do you use them all?


as a matter of fact yes...had to offload 70% of soaps to ward off divorce...brushes stayed

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 09-04-2019, 05:19 PM
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28 DE’s and 24 brushes, I rarely use the same razor 2 days in a row. I shave daily so I usually alternate a mild then an aggressive. I store my blades on a magnet strip and usually get 3-4 shaves out of one.

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 09-04-2019, 06:08 PM
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I rotate through my razors, brushes and soaps randomly, but overall everything gets approximately equal use.  I only use DE blades once.

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 09-04-2019, 07:45 PM
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  • SCOV
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I follow @Ilnones.  5 razors, aggressive/mild mix, daily shaver, daily rotation.  Monthly cleaning after 5 shaves.  For special occasions, I will use my favorite or 2nd favorite razor.

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 09-04-2019, 10:29 PM
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Fourteen razors in a fixed rotation (plus one kept at work, and two for travel), use each for one week before moving on to the next one.

Seven brushes in rotation (plus one at work, one for travel, and one I made myself and use every once in a while). Each brush used once and allowed to rest for the next six shaves.

Soaps and aftershave I just pick what tickles my fancy at any given day.

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 09-05-2019, 01:52 AM
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  • Puma
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I rotate everything.  I buy the stuff to use it. I have the razor rotation down to four: ATT SE2, Blackland Vector, Timeless .95 OC, and ATT R2. I always use the razor that is up for a week or two, usually two. Blades get used for a week and I change the razor when it is time to change the blade. I don't have a system for brushes and software, it is just "what do I feel like using today."

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 09-05-2019, 02:52 PM
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  • Keto
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(09-04-2019, 05:08 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(09-04-2019, 03:01 PM)Ilnones Wrote:
(09-04-2019, 02:42 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: or 14 brushes, 50 soaps...

Do you use them all?


as a matter of fact yes...had to offload 70% of soaps to ward off divorce...brushes stayed

Well, bye bye soaps.  Thanks for the warning us others, sort of. Most of us want to live in peace, way to go.

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 09-07-2019, 02:32 AM
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Soaps are a lot cheaper than divorce,

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 09-07-2019, 04:17 AM
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(09-07-2019, 02:32 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Soaps are a lot cheaper than divorce,

Depends on the pre-nup, and how many soaps we're talking Wink

Thankfully I got a wife who supports and encourages this hobby, and if she ever raises questions I can point to her hundreds of jigsaw puzzles...

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 09-07-2019, 06:15 AM
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Her shoe collection seems to be out of scope in this discussion...

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