Five Things You Didn’t Know About Shaving

Jack Kemp had it just right, Winning is like shaving-you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum. Shaving is a part of our daily routine and most men have been doing it for so long that they begin to do it just that way..… as a routine. It not only becomes boring but ultimately downright difficult if you don’t find it refreshing.

Think of shaving as an experience that has the ability to alter your mindset; you shave and feel refreshed on the outside which in turn will make you feel better about yourself thus you end up feeling good on the inside as well.

If you think you are the shave guru and have been doing it long enough to know all about it, we have a few surprises in store for you. Here are a few things about shaving that will surprise you.

1. Pogonophobia

As weird as it may sound, there are people around the world who are afraid of beards and the medical science has termed it pogonophobia. It does say something about shaving though. So if you want to ensure that you are always admired by the ladies, don’t skip that razor.

2. Professional Barbers are indeed better

The professional grooming persons are trained and adept at their job. They recognize the fact that the direction of hair growth is not consistent all over the face. Thus using their years of practice and expertise, they effectively shave so that the razor is aligned with the direction of facial hair growth and thus give you a better and smoother shave.

3. No beard Rule in Army

So have you ever wondered about the daily shave ritual in the United States army? Are you curious about the logic behind it? Well you are in for a shock. The ritual dates back to the days of Alexander the Great. As great a warrior and strategist as he was, Alexander figured out that the opposing army soldiers who forgo shaving could be held onto with their beards. Thus he issued the orders for his army to shave and the ritual was born.

4. Six Months

An average human spends about six months of his life in shaving. Now we know why men create such a fuss over it.

5. Only 1%

No matter how alluring do the shaved men seem to the women, men in general, still regard it as a dull and monotonous activity that needs to be done. In fact the research shows that more than 99% of the men hate to pick the razor in the morning and do it just as an obligation. Only 1% claimed to enjoy their time with the razor.