The mustache is one of the most iconic styles of facial hair in the world. Though it’s now more popular than ever, it has a history that’s rich in facts most people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about the mustache. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: A Mustache Doesn’t Always Match the Hair on Your Head
Though many men’s mustaches do match their hair color, this isn’t always the case. Many mustaches have hairs that differ in pigmentation from the hair on your head.
Number Fourteen: Mustaches Grow 0.4 Millimeters Every Day
It might not seem like much, but if you’ve ever had to keep your face clean-shaven, then you understand the struggle. Just one month of growth will result in a mustache that’s half an inch long.
Number Thirteen: MLB Players With Mustaches Do Better Than Players Without Them
It’s true! One study found that, in the finals of the MLB World Series, the team with more overall facial hair usually wins. So if you’re pursuing a career in professional baseball, try growing a mustache first.
Number Twelve: The Average Man Touches His ‘Stache More Than 700 Times a Day
Research has shown that in a 24 hour period, the average man touches his own mustache a staggering 760 times! Many men stroke their ‘stache while they think or out of habit.
Number Eleven: Use an Alum Block on Your ‘Stache to Get Rid of Nicks
Alum is a European mineral that’s been used by ancient Egyptians and facial hair aficionados alike. The Art of Shaving sells an alum block designed to help with razor nicks, and it will set you back just 20 dollars.
Number Ten: Mustaches Can Offset a Full Head of Hair
While balding is an issue that many aging men face, a man with a clean shave and a full head of hair can look a little silly. If you’re in that kind of situation, try growing a subtle ‘stache to really bring balance to your look.
Number Nine: Grow Your ‘Stache Faster With the Right Diet
When it comes to the world of mustaches, you really are what you eat. Foods rich in Biotin – such as eggs, nuts, and bananas – are great for hair growth. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about the mustache, coming soon!