As Movember kicks off, we've compiled the BEST guide for all the amazing men growing & grooming their illustrious moustaches for charity this month!
Movember is an annual charity event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. In 2021, the suicide ASMR for males in England and Wales was 16.0 deaths per 100,000, so charities such as Movember are crucial to ensuring this rate only goes down.
It's never to late to join in & start growing your tash, so follow our guide for the best kept grooming tips that will give you a fierce bit of facial hair by Nov 30th!
Growing your tash takes a lot of time, patience and TLC. The number 1 key factor is having enough facial hair in the first place so that the moustache isn't patchy or thin! If you've made it that far, follow these steps below to have the best 'stache in the city!
1. Trim Weekly
Make sure you trim your moustache weekly (even it it hasn't reached the desired length you'd like it!). This guarantees no fly-away hairs or a messy, out-of-control 'tash. To trim evenly, comb through your moustache dry, with a fine-toothed comb (we recommend the Truefitt & Hill Moustache comb).
PRO-TIP: don't cut your moustache wet, as it can lead you to trim more than you desire - becoming too short when it dries!
2. Invest in your equipment
An age-old piece of wisdom, and integral to any moustache grower's routine: INVEST IN YOUR EQUIPMENT. A good-quality, electric beard trimmer will not just last you years, but also provide neat, fresh trims.
PRO-TIP: trim your moustache for shape first, and then trim for length. If you’re using an electric trimmer, start with a longer razor length and move to a shorter one. We recommend investing in the Wahl 5 Star Cordless Magic Clip for a seamless and suave trim!
3. Know your skin
Moustaches grow on a delicate area of the face, so it is important to nourish your skin & maintain a healthy moisture barrier, which in turn will reduce the risk of ingrown hairs & acne. Make sure to wash your face + beard everyday - dirt, oils, germs, pollution, and dead skin cells can build up on your beard and skin, clogging pores and irritating your skin if not washed away! Possessing a good quality moisturiser is also key to reducing inflammation, as it helps soften the skin and beard hairs. Without moisturiser, the skin beneath your beard can become dry, flaky, and itchy.
Styling is perhaps the most important aspect in perfecting the 'tash! Though it isn't essential, styling your facial hair can help elevate your look and reflect your personality! If you want to give your moustache some definition, use gels or waxes made specifically for facial hair - in particular a styling wax, such as the Acqua di Parma Fixing Wax Strong Hold.
PRO-TIP: to make styling your facial hair as easy as possible, we recommend using the Daily Beard Ritual Set from Hawkins and Brimble. This set is great for maintaining and growing a healthy beard and contains beard shampoo, oil and a walnut beard brush to help stimulate hair growth!
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