Read some of the amazing facts about shaving that will blow your mind

-Cave drawing from as early as 10,000 BC depict both men with clean-shaven faces and those with short beards.
-Ancient Egyptian barbers regularly shaved their clients with razors and pumice stones, as a beard was considered an indication of personal neglect.
-The straight cut-throat blade was introduced in the Middle Ages.
-Alexander the Great observed that beards could be easily grabbed by the enemy during battle and insisted his troops fight with clean-shaven faces.
-Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on beards, which was collected at every town gate.

-The average man spends about 13,350 hours of his life shaving.

-The first safety razor was patented in 1901 and more than 25 million blades are sold in the UK every year.

-The world’s oldest existing barber’s is Truefitt and Hill in St James’Street, London, which opened in 1805.

-Just 1 per cent of men enjoy their daily shave, with 99 per cent regarding it as an annoying chore.
-Wet shaving is still the most popular method of shaving in the UK.

-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.

-Black people have more body hair than asians, but whites have more than blacks.

-Men’s facial hair grows at a rate of approximately half an inch per month (6 inches per year).

-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.

-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.

-About 15% of men refuse to shave their faces due to the discomfort they experience from shaving.

-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.