Mustache facts...really?

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Mustache facts...really?

M'Bob
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M'Bob
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Joined: April 20th, 2018, 11:05 pm

June 10th, 2018, 2:45 pm #1

Just out of curiosity, I wondered: how many hairs in the average mustache? Not much info out there, as you would imagine. One site claimed that there about 600 hairs in the typical mustache. I segmented out about half my handlebar, and came up with about 150, and mine is not sparse. That would mean about 300 total. Half the claimed amount. Then, another site said there were 615 hairs per cubic centimeter of facial hair. I find that hard to believe. Finally, it is established that we lose about 10% of our hair per day, based on growth and rest phases that have been observed. Even at 300 total mustache hairs, this would mean a loss of about 30 hairs per day. What? Any thoughts?
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smedstad
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smedstad
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Joined: January 10th, 2012, 12:22 pm

June 12th, 2018, 9:19 am #2

That is an interesting question, M'Bob and I have no good answer for you. I can't imagine that I am losing 10% of my moustache hair per day. That seems a bit extreme. I saw the site saying that we have an average of 600 hairs in a moustache. That has to vary greatly considering that some guys have a much larger growing area between their nose and upper lip than others. I am impressed that you actually had the patience to count half of your moustache!!

Hopefully some others will chime in with their thoughts. For now though, you may enjoy this post: the-simplified-science-of-beard-growth-t51784.html. It is focused on beards, but there is a lot of interesting information there that applies to moustaches too :)
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M'Bob
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June 14th, 2018, 2:50 am #3

Many thanks for the response and informative link. There's some really interesting information there.
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