Fu Manchu mustache was derived from fictional Chinese villain, Fu Manchu. However, the style has gained popularity across the world, particularly with bikers and other groups of people who feel like bad boys.
The mustache bear a resemblance to the traditional biker mustache fashion, but the biker mustache is trimmed from the whiskers on the chin and cheek where as the Fu Manchu is allowed to grow exclusively from the upper lip without attachment to the face or any other place.
The hair on the upper lip is shaved relatively short except at the ends. The excluded ends are permitted to grow out extensively and trained to hang perfectly downwards. You require the mustache wax (recommended by beard institute), which is a crucial weapon in grooming this style. The hair is then trained down into a preferred shape, then waxed and pulled down again. This process is repeated until hair hang straight down to the chin or below.
How to Grow Fu Manchu
To achieve Fu Manchu mustache takes time and therefore, you have to be patient to achieve your desired mustache. Follow the steps below to grow your Fu Manchu:
1. Grow out your beard first
The hair on the upper lip can look thin and frail at first, but that should not worry you. Grow out all your facial air to avoid initial awkwardness, and then trim the rest of the beard when mustache has grown out fully.
Continue to groom mustache 2-3 times a week to ensure that only hair at the ends are allowed to grow. Shave the rest of the face after a day or two.
2. Trim to shape the mustache
A good trimmer (askman.com best choice) is recommended to shape the Mustache to a required style and also to prevent the undesired hair from growing long and bushy. Shave the beard completely to allow the mustache to hang straight down physically without attachment to the rest of the face.
3. Train the hair to hang straight down
To do this you require mustache wax. Train the hair down into desired shape and apply wax as you pull down. Repeat this procedure until hair hangs down naturally to the chin.
When mustache has fully grown out and can hang down properly without the extension of the beard hair then you would have achieved your desired Fu Manchu mustache.
While this mustache style has been associated with villain reputation, several men out there have worn it despite the criticism. You don’t have to have bad reputation to pull out a Fu Manchu.
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