For men, facial hair adds contrast to one’s features.
I remember when I was on the verge of adulthood, I asked myself why men of similar age like I was, had moustache and beard. I had a few stubble of what looked like renegade hairs that persisted to grow longer.
Once, there was a Chinese trader who offered me what he called hair grower. He insisted that it was too potent that even a bald man would experience growth after a few weeks of application.
Well, I was not bald though I told him, the product was supposed to be used by a friend. A white lie was in order to protect myself from answering his numerous questions.
I applied the lotion to my chin and on the skin over the upper lip. I believed that if my moustache and beard grew I would be more mature looking. (Don’t laugh! Locally, girls like older boys.)
A few weeks later, nothing happened. I began to wonder if I was a victim of a scam or my facial hairs were too lazy to show themselves off. Or, they would eventually grow when it was time.
Suddenly, I remembered the trader was bald while his face was unmarked by shaving.