Growing and Trimming A Moustache

At some stage in their lives, most men will have a try at growing a moustache. When they decide to do that, then of course they need to know how to be able to trim and look after, the hair just below the nose. In this article, we will look at some tips on how to grow a moustache, and then what you need to do, to keep it looking good.

Top Tips For Growing A Moustache

If you are young, free and single then you can skip my first tip. However if you are engaged, living with a partner or married, then please don’t. You may love the idea of growing a moustache, but your partner may not. It is always a good idea to get their buy in if you plan on doing something like growing a moustache or a beard, or both. Some partners will shudder at the idea and some will not mind at all, but here at the Emporium, we know that it is always best to get their approval, even if it you are going to do it anyway.

So, assuming that you are going ahead, here is how you go about achieving a good looking moustache.

Pick Your Moustache Style

You do need to think about the shape and size you will want this to be. Do you want a simple neat and tidy moustache, do you want a handlebar one, do you want one known as the toothbrush (think Hitler), perhaps a chevron style like Tom Selleck? There are plenty to pick from and you may even be brave enough to try a walrus like Jimmy Edwards or the classic pencil style like Clark Gable? There is also the Dali named after the eccentric Spanish artist and the “Wild West” the “Zapata” and the Imperial.

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The reason you need to pick this style, is that is what will determine where you allow the hair to grow. You will then need to shave off all other facial hair, and leave the area where you plan to grow your pride and glory untouched. Many people have asked us is it possible to speed up the growth and the honest answer is no. Facial hair will grow at its normal rate and there is really nothing you can do that will speed that process up. Many men are using Argan oil these days, but primarily it helps shine a beard, rather than stimulate growth.

Leave It Alone

The thicker and longer your moustache is, then the more you will be able to do with it.The most common mistake that most guys make is to try and trim and style it, before it has had a chance to thicken up. There is a really silly myth that if you cut hair, then it will grow quicker. This is just not true as the rate of your hair growth is controlled by your genes. That means that you inherit hair growth from the various genes that run through your family. If your Dad or Grandfather had hair that grew fast, then you will have as well. If they were bald, then chances are you will end up exactly the same way.

Our advice is to let it grow but just trim off any “shooters.” These are those very odd hairs that just seem to take on a life of their own and sprout into high growth. At the beginning and during this growth stage the moustache may start to look a little unsightly. Don’t however be tempted to trim and style at that stage. Let it grow to a nice thickness and length, and then you can style it and make it look the way you want it to.

How To Trim A Moustache Properly

The time has now come and you have a nice long and thick growth to work with. Leave the kitchen scissors where they belong and that is in the kitchen drawer. Please spend just a few pounds and buy yourself a pair of hair trimming scissors and a moustache comb. If you are serious about looking after your moustache, then these are the simple tools that you will need to make sure that happens.

Of course you can get away with an ordinary comb and a pair of ordinary scissors, but we would recommend making a small investment and getting the right tools for the job. For proper trimming you need a sharp straight blade for what we call precise trimming. Most men also have big hands, and these type of scissors have been designed with large finger loops to accommodate for that.

If you have picked out your style then you need to try and sculpt or shape it with a good wax. If it is a simple ordinary moustache, then it should be relatively easy to do this. If you have opted for one of the more complicated ones, then that needs a bit of expertise. If you have decided to do that though, we would recommend going to a high class barber, and allow them to do the first style and sculpt.

You want it to look right, and once you learn how to do that, then you will find it a great deal easier to just simply keep it in shape. For most men though, they will want a basic style and there are a couple of choices that you can make. Most men are happy enough to keep their moustache in shape with a fairly basic cut and trim using scissors and a comb. The majority of men though use a moustache trimmer. The moustache trimmers have exploded in to the market, and are now used by many thousands of men all over the world.

You know we like our top 10 lists and comparisons, so once again we have put together a list of the best rated moustache trimmers that are in the market today. Typically moustache and beard trimmers are sold as kits which allow you to trim both moustaches and beards.

Top Rated Moustache Trimmers

NameImageRatingDescriptionPrice Guide
Philips QG3332/23 7-in-1 Waterproof Basic Facial Trimming and Styling Multigroom Set4.0Beard & mustache comb (18 length settings)
32 mm beard trimmer
Stubble comb (12 length settings)
Rotary nose trimmer
Cordless use
Around £20
Wahl 9906-2017 Silver Groomsman Battery Hair, Beard and Moustache Trimmer Set3.8Versatile hair, moustache and beard trimmer
Battery-operated and cordless for freedom of movement
High-carbon steel blades are precision-ground to stay sharp for longer
Around £8
Wahl 9916-1117 Groomsman Rechargeable Hair, Beard, Moustache Trimmer Set3.8Rechargeable, cordless operation for freedom of movement
Ideal for facial hair, moustaches and sideburns
High-carbon steel blades are precision ground to stay sharp longer
Around £13
Remington PG340 All-in-One Kit4.4If you want to make a statement with your facial hair, channel the latest moustache and beard shapes and styles or simply want to keep eyebrows neatly trimmed the Remington Moustache and Beard Trimmer is here.Around £29
Wahl 9906-708 Battery Operated Beard and Moustache Trimmer4.0Beard and moustache trimmer with soft touch grip
Self-sharpening steel blade
Acculock 6 position adjustable beard trimming guide
Around £9

Please note prices are subject to change, which is why we have put in an average or expected price that you would be expected to pay. For years men simply used a comb and scissors and these still work perfectly fine today. As technology improves then along come these trimmers that have been designed to make the task easier and quicker. So whichever route you take, if you follow the tips above, you will be able to grow and maintain a great looking moustache.

Enda
 

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