Entries in mustache (3)
I have come to the end of the mustachioed road, friends. After giving it 30 days, I have acquiesced to my girlfriend's wishes and extinguished the bristly flame that used to burn 'neath my nose. Here are its final moments for posterity.
To refresh your memory, my old face:
And here is my sweet, sweet face after a 30-day mustache march:
A bit more close up. Gasping is fine.
The still-sparse side that never grew in completely:
And the impossibly more burly side that I refer to as "The Grotto."
It was a hoot. I like the color of it and it was fascinating to watch it fill out. However, it totally made me look way old. I'm not quite ready for that mess. Thanks for your support, my dearest Mustache Militia. Perhaps we'll play this game again in November when it's trendy to do so.
No idea. But I'm trying anyway.
I did a few searches to see what sorts of things would quicken my mustache pace (B vitamins, getting lots of sleep, buying more socks), and one of the articles mentioned that eucalyptus oil (if applied to your face) would make it grow faster, bigger, better, stronger.
I put some on last night before bed and awoke to... nothing. And upon application, I recoiled from the smell (which is a rare blend of smelly feet and yummy mint). I figure I'll keep putting it on each night for a week and see if growth hastens on the sides of my mouth (where I'm patchier).
I should also point out that I picked Pharmaca's version without consulting the internets. It was $4, dude.
I have spent the last two weeks growing a mustache. I've never grown one before. Here's my normal face:
My beard grows in pretty nicely. I've never given my mustache region the chance to shine, so I decided to take advantage of a recent bout of influenza to try it out. Thirteen days later, here's the progress:
This part on the side is pretty sparse. I am calling it the Dead Zone:
This side is a bit better. I am calling it the Grotto:
My plan is to give it a full month before determining if I was meant to rock a 'stache. Please make fun of me in the comments.