Shro wrote:Question for the Boy Thread about something you may not have thought of: Since mustaches are usually the first facial hair to come in, when you're trying to grow beard, does the rate of the mustache growth and rest of the beard growth differ? Does this vary during certain ages, as beard growth seems to have a propensity to grow in faster as males age?
Please limit respondents to those with first hand knowledge of beard vs. mustache growth. Thank you.
I'm not entirely certain I understand precisely what you're saying, so I'm just going to answer all the interpretations I can come up with for it.
On my face, at least, facial hair is facial hair. It all seems to grow at the same rate. That said, the mustache tends to look better and more "done" earlier, even though the individual hairs are the same length. I am.. not entirely certain if my beard has a longer length than my mustache, as I often trim my mustache (particularly directly above my upper lip) so I don't basically eat my mustache/pinch the fuck out of myself while eating. That's.. pretty much how I know it's past time to trim - when my mustache catches on something and it feels like I damn near rip my face off. I still have no idea how the hell something like, say, bread and my facial hair can have so much friction. It's probably hilarious to watch.
Now, as for the beginnings of ST's face fuzz... From what I recall of my teen years, throughout puberty and post-puberty, it started mostly towards the outside ends of the mustache and filled inward towards .. I forget what that dip right under the nose is... as well as random bits on the chin and the sideburn area extending down to the end of the jawline in random bits.
The lower jawline and cheek area filled in mostly randomly, with the concentration being on the lower jawline to where it was finished at roughly 19-20, and I wouldn't say my cheeks were done until.. 24? 26? Somewhere in there.
As a result, I could grow a goatee and long sideburns before I could grow any sort of beard, and a relatively thin box beard
before a full one
Basically, the top images on this image
from right to left, over the span of about .. 7ish years (17-18 to 24-26?). I also had a gap between my cheeks and my mouth (Kinda illustrated by David Beckham here
) that's gotten smaller and smaller and is now almost completely gone. The gap in the middle of my mustache, however, refuses to fill in much more than it has.
I really need to scan in some of those images of me from late High School/Early Post High School era so I can basically make a Facial Hair Timeline.
Anyway, I think I answered your question somewhere in there.