Although most Native American men do not sport a mustache or a full beard, this does not mean that they are unable to grow facial hair. Most Native American men prefer to keep their faces clean shaven, although men from several tribes in, for example, the Northwest, do wear mustaches and even full beards.Continue Reading
The inability to grow facial hair is one of the most common misconceptions about Native Americans. It is also mistakenly thought that Native Americans tore out their beards regularly until the hair would no longer grow. This Native American stereotype is fueled by the numerous novels written by a German teacher named Karl May who, interestingly enough, never saw a Native American in his entire life.
During the Long Walk era, many Navajo leaders sported mustaches. Bearded Native Americans have also been documented in the past. The Dominguez-Escalante expedition met a subdivision of the Paiute Native American Indians from Utah who sported full beards.
It is also speculated that this subdivision of the Paiute tribe gave rise to rumors during that time that there had been Spaniards exploring the area. The sight of the Paiutes made some members of the Dominguez-Escalante expedition believe that they were meeting Jesuit priests because of the beards worn by the Native Americans.Learn more about Anthropology
The speed at which a man's facial hair grows is generally determined by genetics, with most men beginning to grow facial hair during puberty and continuing to grow it thicker and fuller as they age. Still, it is thought that getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly and eating a diet high in protein and certain vitamins may help facial hair grow more quickly.Full Answer >
The process of dying a moustache or beard is the same as dying any other sort of hair, simply apply the dye to the facial hair then rinse. Choose a dye that is appealing and does not irritate the skin. Other than the dye kit, no other materials are needed for this project.Full Answer >
There is no scientific proof that shaving makes facial hair either thicker or darker. This is a myth believed by many people, but there are some reasons why this belief is so pervasive.Full Answer >
A man can grow thicker facial hair by exercising, eating right, using supplements and using external skin products designed to make hair grow faster. Lowering stress and staying properly hydrated throughout the day may also help thicken facial hair.Full Answer >