A moustache is a great way to express yourself. It's also a popular trend at the moment, so if you're looking to grow one, it can be easy to feel like you're living in style. However, there are some things you need to know about growing and maintaining a moustache. Here are some tips from us on how best to do just that:
Don't trim your moustache during the initial grow-in stage.
As you're growing your moustache, don't trim it at all. It will be a bit unruly and perhaps even scraggly for the first few weeks. That's okay. You are not yet ready to trim your moustache, because trimming can cause hair breakage and uneven growth. If you do decide to trim before it is fully grown in, avoid using electric clippers with guards as they can break off the ends of your hairs very easily.
Rather than using scissors or electric razors when you need to tidy up after growing in your facial hair, use good old fashioned scissors (or nail scissors if they're sharp enough) instead! Trimming regularly will ensure that the end result is even and neat once all is said and done; however, be careful with how much length you remove while keeping in mind that longer whiskers look better than shorter ones when styled properly over time throughout their life cycle so don't go crazy cutting them down too much either!
Take care not to grow your moustache too long or wide.
While it is important to let your moustache grow as long and wide as possible, you should never overdo it. A good rule of thumb is that the moustache should not extend past the corners of your mouth or down your cheeks. When you are just starting to grow a moustache, it may be tempting to try to make it extremely thick and bushy right away, but that's not really necessary. The best thing is simply to start with a small patch of hair on either side of your upper lip and let nature take its course from there.
In addition to being neat and tidy, make sure that your mustache doesn't get too big for its britches—that is, don't let yourself become vain over how well-groomed and handsomely bushy your facial hair looks (or how many compliments from strangers about how manly/sexy/handsome/etc., etc., etc.).
Always use a moustache comb.
Use a moustache comb. This is one of the most important tips for growing your stache, and it's also the easiest to implement. A good moustache comb will help you keep your moustache neat and tidy while it's in progress, taking care of any stray hairs that don't want to lie down and be lazy (or just look messy). If you have a handlebar stache, use a boar bristle brush instead—these brushes are designed specifically for this type of facial hair and can help train your 'stach into shape faster than other types of combs or brushes.
Consider using moustache wax.
Moustache wax can be used to help keep your moustache in place. It also holds the hair together, so it's perfect for styling your 'stache. Most importantly, moustache wax helps with flyaway hairs that tend to stick out at odd angles when you're not paying attention (or if you have very curly or thick facial hair).
You can use moustache wax to achieve a variety of looks. For example, you might choose to style your 'stache with a handlebar or goatee shape; these styles tend to require more product than a simple mustache that hangs over your lip area. A handlebar requires pulling down on the ends of each individual strand while wrapping them around each other. Then, apply some more wax along the length of these strands so that they stay in place once you've finished styling them!
If you want an even fuller look for your beard and mustache combo but aren't sure where to begin then read on for some tips on how best grow those facial follicles into something spectacular!
Use a high quality shampoo.
Use a high quality shampoo.
Make sure to use a shampoo that is designed for your hair type, and that has the right pH level of 5.5-6.5.
The best shampoos will be free of sulfates, parabens and phthalates.
Use a conditioning treatment.
A conditioning treatment is a must for any man with a moustache. Conditioning your moustache will not only help keep it healthy and shiny, but it also provides a base for styling products to adhere to, meaning your hair will be easier to style. You can apply the treatment after shampooing or as a leave-in conditioner after washing.
If you want to use a styling product, rub some into your moustache before applying wax or balm. This will help nourish the hairs and make them more flexible so they can hold shape better than if they were dry.
Make sure you use a moisturiser.
Moisturisers are one of the most important things you can use to maintain healthy hair. They contain a variety of ingredients, including oil and water, which help keep the hair looking shiny and soft. Moisturisers can be used on the face, body and hair—they're an all-round product that will make sure your skin is healthy too!
There are two main types of moisturiser: natural or chemical based. Natural products tend to go for organic ingredients like coconut oil or shea butter; chemical ones may include paraffin waxes and petroleum jelly as their main "moisturiser" ingredient. Natural moisturisers tend to be more expensive but they give you better value for money because they last longer than chemical ones (which usually dry out after just a few uses).
Grow to your natural limitations, don't go crazy over it and apply the right products for your hair type
You've probably seen beardsmen with moustaches that take up their entire face. They're impressive, but it's not necessary to go that big. You'll want to grow your moustache out until it reaches its natural limitations—the point at which it looks good and feels comfortable on your face.
If the wax you're using is too high-hold or contains a lot of alcohol, this can damage the hairs in your moustache and cause them to break off at the root. Similarly, if your hair type is fine or thinning (which happens as we age), then gel can weigh down those sparsely-placed hairs causing them to fall out shortly after applying it.
Mousse works well when used sparingly; too much will cause an unnatural stiffness that doesn't feel natural or flattering for most faces. In addition, many people have sensitive skin around their mouth area so make sure any products are labeled "sensitive skin" before putting anything near there!
If you’re looking to grow a moustache, then we hope that our tips have helped you out. Growing a moustache can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be! With these tips and tricks under your belt, we're sure that whatever challenge you face will be easily overcome.
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