Then you've been ripped off. My CP soap cured 4-6 weeks will last 3-4 weeks for my husband. Just because you can use it doesn't mean you should. HP sometimes requires a longer cure than CP due to the amount of liquid needed to keep it workable. I can use my CP after a few days but don't. There's more than just water leaving the soap with cure. There are structural changes too I think that happen behind the scenes. Also, make sure you are keeping it well drained.