Interesting Facts About Shaving & More Reasons to Shave in the Shower!

I shortened up the list and highlighted the stuff about why you should shave in the shower. Hope you learn something cool! Here is the original: 75 Fun Facts and Myths About Shaving

Did you know…

 

  • 0.35 millimeters a day or 1 centimeter per month is the rate at which human hair grows.
  • It is estimated that 90% of all adult males shave at least once a day.
  • It is also estimated that a man will shave at least 20,000 times in his lifetime.
  • Shaving, tweezing or waxing does not cause hair to grow back thicker or fuller.
  • Religious convictions account for 7% of all men who don’t shave.
  • Your hair grows in response to individual biochemistry and hormones. Heredity, genes, race, medications taken, physical and mental stress, and diet influence these hormones.
  • Your skin is subject to changes in its resiliency and thickness because of temperature, humidity, diet and stress. This can affect shaving.
  • A person’s face is composed of an outermost layer of skin that is primarily made up of dead skin cell.
  • While shaving, a person removes about as much skin as hair.
  • In general a person produces new skin cells every 10 to 20 days.
  • When saturated with water, the strength of a single strand of hair is approximately one third to one half less than the strength of dry hair, making it much easier to shave.
  • The average person has about 615 hairs per square centimeter..
  • The average man’s face contains anywhere from 5,000 to 25,000 whiskers.
  • Most shaving accidents are caused by using dull and/or dirty razor blades, insufficient preparation of the skin and hair before shaving, and using inappropriate equipment and products
  • Facial hair growth rate varies with each man and it even differs with each area on a man’s face.
  • The average man will spend 60 hours shaving each year. Save time shaving in the shower!
  • On average it takes a man between 100 and 600 strokes to shave his entire face.
  • Men spend an average of 5 moths of their lives shaving.
  • For men, it would take roughly 16 years of shaving to collect together one pound of hair clippings.
  • In general, a man removes over 27 feet of hair in his lifetime through shaving alone.
  • Due to a decrease in body fluids in the morning, you should try to avoid shaving first thing when you wake-up.
  • On average 75% men shave their face every day
  • Only 3% of all men who abstain from shaving do so because they simply do not care to do so.
  • It is estimated that 85% of men who shave, prefer to wet shave.
  • 94 million men in the U.S. alone (90 percent of America’s male population) and about 1.6 billion men worldwide age 15 years and older remove hair.
  • 1.3 billion of the men in the world shave with a blade and razor.
  • When a person shaves while his or her skin is wet, these dead skin cells are removed.
  • Cave drawing from as early as 10,000 BC depict both men with clean-shaven faces and those with short beards.
  • Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on beards, which was collected at every town gate.
  • The first safety razor was patented in 1901 and more than 25 million blades are sold in the UK every year.
  • Wet shaving is still the most popular method of shaving in the UK.
  • Hair grows faster during the day than at night.
  • Hair on the neck grows parallel to the skin.
  • Shaving cream was only made for men until the industry specifically targeted women in 1986 by manufacturing the whipped magic specifically for women!
  • 42% of men report that they have no facial hair.
  • The majority of men, 84%, shave at the sink. Another 15% of men shave in the shower.
  • Men between the ages of 18 and 24 shave an average of four times a week.
  • Men over the age of 35 shave an average of six times a week.
  • The average man begins to shave regularly when he begins to work regularly.
  • The average man spends 10-15 hours a year shaving.
  • 1680 is the year in which the first narrow-bladed folding straight razor was introduced.
  • The average shave lasts 3.5 minutes.
  • The average shave will trim away somewhere between 20,000-25,000 hairs from a man’s face.
  • There are about 30,000 beard hairs on the face of the average man—the greatest concentration on the chin and upper lip.
  • About 30% of men who shave use an electric device to shave.
  • When a man wet shaves, it’s as good as using an exfoliating product because the process removes dead skin cells promoting healthier skin.
  • Archeologists believe that caveman used clams and shark teeth to shave with, 20,000 years ago-in the Stone Age!
  • Nearly 70% of American women prefer a clean-shaven man.
  • The Reason Fidel Castro originally grew his beard is because his supply of Gillette Blades was cut off.
  • 10 feet the length of the longest mustache on record grown by Birger Pellas of Sweden.
  • 17.5 feet the length of the longest beard on record grown by Hans Langseth of Norway.
  • Old Spice is the bestselling after-shave in the United States.
  • Shave gels weren’t even thought of until the 1970’s.
  • 5 million is the number of hair follicles covering the human body.

 

 

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