Facial Hair Styles

How to Grow a Moustache

How to Grow a Moustache

Growing a moustache is a great way to show a little of your personality via your face. It’s also easier to maintain than a full beard, making it a good option if you’re short on time in your morning routine.

Whether you’re a moustache virgin, or yours is starting to get out of hand, this back-to-basics guide on growing, trimming and styling a moustache is for you.

How to Grow a Moustache

If you’re going for a new look, it’s always best to start with a clean shave along your upper lip, then all of your moustache hairs will be starting off from the same point.

Use the Gillette All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer for this, attaching the Fusion5 ProGlide Razor Blade that it comes with to give the area above your lip a close, comfortable shave.

The Styler is the ideal tool if you have a ‘tache, as you can also use its three interchangeable combs (2mm, 4mm and 6mm) to trim your moustache when it’s long enough.

How Long Does It Take to Grow a Moustache?

Sadly, there’s no set answer to this question, but the average time is two to four weeks; two weeks if you have fast-growing facial hair, and around four weeks if you’re not quite so lucky.

There are loads of shaving myths out there about how to make your facial hair grow faster, but the only thing you really need is patience – your moustache will grow eventually, so hang in there.

How to Trim a Moustache

To trim your ‘tache into a classic moustache style, you need to make sure it’s dry before you go in with your trimmer. Wet hair gives the illusion that it’s longer than it really is, so you need to be careful.

Steady care is so important for trimming a moustache. Use your Gillette Styler to trim just a little bit at a time.

Trim just a little bit of your moustache at a time for the best results.

You need to strike the right balance between preventing your moustache from drooping over your top lip and not leaving a noticeable gap between the top of your lip and the bottom of your ‘tache. Taking off a small amount at a time is also the best way to get a straight line – keep checking the symmetry as you go.

Find out how to create more moustache styles, including the coveted handlebar moustache, over on our blog.

Styling your Moustache

When your moustache is at a point that you’re happy with, washing and styling it regularly will help to keep it looking its best.

Every time you wash and shampoo the hair on your head, do your moustache too to keep it in the best shape. You might also want to run a styling wax through it to nourish and condition it.

Make sure all eyes are drawn to the ‘tache you’ve worked so hard to grow and look after your beard and the skin underneath it as well. You can do this by using sharp, fresh blades for shaving – sign up to Gillette’s shave club if you’re always forgetting to stock up at the shops – and by following a post-shave routine.

Our aftershave products are designed to soothe your skin after shaving to leave you feeling fresh and ready to take on the day.

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2019-08-30 08:27:07By Gillette Editor

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