several mustache styles

The mustache has been the most polarizing facial hairstyle for a long time. During the 70s and 80s, the mustache was a big deal but began taking a dip right after and the beard took over. 

During the time, the mustache was associated with adult film actors and used-up car salesmen. 

Fortunately, the style did not go away completely and eventually made a comeback. Today even celebrities can be seen rocking the mustache, although most of the time, it is paired with something else like a sole patch. 

It can also be modified into different shapes, which has paved the way for numerous mustache styles available today. 

When it comes to growing a mustache, several factors come into play, including genetics and face shape.  

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What Is a Mustache

A mustache is usually a facial hairstyle whereby the hair is allowed to grow on the upper lip and not on the cheeks and chin, like is the case with a beard. 

There are different types of mustaches, from the handlebar, pencil to toothbrush mustaches. Some mustaches tend to be bushy, while others are confined to an area not larger than the upper lip. 

There are, however, mustaches that extend down the sides of the mouth to the jawline. A majority of men who grow mustaches tend to curl the long hairs or straighten them. 

Throughout history, mustaches have had different levels of popularity. For a long time, it was believed that men wore mustaches for aesthetic reasons. Famous figures like Adolf Hitler paved the way for iconic mustache styles like the toothbrush mustache. 

Mustaches are removed by shaving, especially the small ones like toothbrush and pencil mustaches. Most mustaches are allowed to grow long and then mustache wax is used to style them. 

Benefits of Growing a Mustache

Benefits of Growing a Mustache

Decreases Cancer Risk

Covering your face with either a mustache or a beard helps protect your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, which helps lower your cancer risk. 

Foster Trust

According to various studies, men in commercials with some form of mustache tend to elicit more trust than those who are clean-shaven.

Fewer Cuts

A mustache requires you to allow the hair on your upper lip to grow without any interference. This means that you don’t get to shave as you would if you didn’t have a mustache which decreases your risk of cutting yourself when shaving.

Reduces Costs

When you have a mustache, you don’t get to shave as regularly as those without do. Without regular shaving, then less money goes into your grooming routine. 

Attractive Look

While this doesn’t directly link to many health benefits, it is one of the reasons you might want to consider growing a mustache. 

One of the criteria used to determine attractiveness is facial symmetry. Beard and mustache have for decades been used to disguise subtle facial symmetry, which increases attractiveness. 

Short History of Mustache

Throughout history, facial hair has come and gone. As such, the rise and the fall of the mustache have never been clear. 

Since the days of the caveman, men have shaped their facial hair growth. Over the years, the mustache has grown and dipped in popularity, but it has never gone away for good. 

The mustache can be traced back to England’s medieval days when knights would have their armors made so that they accommodated their mustaches. 

In fact, Prince Edward was commemorated with an effigy on his tomb that shows him in full battle gear, with chainmail encasing his face as well as the neck but leaving enough room for his long whiskers to flow over the top. 

However, the mustache worn as a fashioned symbol started in England following a very bearded Elizabethan era. 

When King James assumed the British throne, he would have his mustache immortalized in art. Later his son King Charles I would make the handlebar mustache and the goatee iconic.

During the 17th century. The beard fell out of fashion due to Tsar Peter the Great’s ‘beard tax,’ which resulted in the mustache flourishing.

By the early 1800s, mustaches were flamboyant and would often be sculpted to link up with the excessive sideburns that marked that period.

Then came the Byronic style characterized by a face free of hair except for a slender curling mustache, but that would change with the Crimean War in 1854, which saw a return of the massive beards.   

After the war ended in 1856, returning soldiers were hardly recognizable behind their massive facial hairs and beards became a symbol of heroes. As such, British men started growing massive beards and the mustache was once again lost. 

By the late 19th century, beards finally came out of fashion and were only worn by conservative men, mainly due to newspaper reports that linked beards to germs. 

New rules came to be throughout North America and Europe, whereby bearded men could not handle food and bearded patients in hospitals would be shaved. 

The comeback of the mustache would be aided by war whereby only certain people in the military were allowed to grow mustaches. When the war ended, the mustache became a thing once more. 

Short History of Mustache

Fast forward to today. The mustache has become a symbol of today’s man. With trends like Movember, mustaches have continued to thrive and even celebrities seem to be rocking them.

Whether the mustache will disappear from the fashion world again remains to be seen. 

Pros and Cons of Growing a Mustache

Pros 

The first advantage of growing a big mustache is hiding facial disfigurements such as bad teeth or cleft pallets. 

The other pro to a mustache is an ice breaker with the feature promoting easy conversations. 

If you are the kind of person who doesn’t have a problem standing out in a crown, then the mustache could be your thing. Since there are not many men wearing mustaches, having one will help you stand out as long as it is properly groomed. 

Perhaps the biggest advantage of having a mustache is that it is a confidence booster. Since the mustache creates a shield you can hide behind, you are more open and relaxed even if you are shy. 

Another advantage of having a mustache is that it provides some warmth, especially during colder months. 

Cons

Regardless of the mustache style, a mustache requires you to invest your money in grooming products such as mustache wax and your time since you need to take time to comb and shape the mustache if you want to look good. 

Another con is that you always have to take care when trimming your mustache to ensure that you don’t damage any facial features. 

Depending on your mustache size, another disadvantage is that you might not elicit respect or authority from others which can lower your confidence. 

When you are seeking a new job, some employers don’t allow their employees to have excessive facial hair and as such, you may be forced to shave your mustache. 

Natural Mustache Styles

Natural mustaches are not only easy to grow but the fastest to grow as well. Such mustaches don’t require you to invest in grooming products like mustache wax. 

Lampshade Mustache

The lampshade mustache gets its name from its shape, which resembles a lampshade. This kind of mustache is labeled as the cop ‘stache mainly due to the grooming regulations for service members.

For most men in uniform, the only permitted facial hair is the mustache, which includes the military.

The mustache, however, should not go beyond the edge of the top lip, higher than the bottom of your nose, and shouldn’t touch your upper lip.  

Lampshade Mustache

Eddie Murphy and Sgt. Slaughter is among the well-known people to rock the lampshade mustache.

With this kind of mustache, you need to allow it to grow naturally with minimal grooming along the way. It should take at least a month or two to grow a full lampshade mustache.  

Parted Pencil Mustache

The parted pencil mustache is grown as well as groomed, just like a pencil mustache.

The difference, however, lies in the added hard line at the philtrum. You can use an electric trimmer to do this.

How wide you decide to go is a matter of personal preference, but it is recommended that you keep the mustache on the thinner side. 

Painter’s Brush Mustache

The painter’s brush has the same thickness as a chevron mustache except for the downward angle. Just like the lampshade mustache, the painter’s brush mustache should not extend wider than the nose. 

To grow such a mustache, allow the hair to grow naturally but keep it trimmed along the upper lip such that it forms a horizontal line. After that, you can trim a rounded edge along the edges of the mouth. 

Dallas Mustache

The Dallas mustache is what you get after you have clean-shaved your neck, cheeks, and chin with an electric razor or trimmer. 

Allow the mustache to grow but make sure that you trim any stray hairs along the top edge. You can then train the whiskers using a mustache comb or brush. 

Cowboy Mustache

The cowboy mustache can be traced back to way before Woody in Toy Story. It is a messier, longer as well as scragglier version of the Selleck mustache. 

You can tidy up this kind of mustache with scissors such that you don’t look over unkempt or too neat. 

Toothbrush Mustache

The toothbrush mustache is usually a stubby mustache that is shaved on both sides, with the hair remains of the same width as the nose. 

Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler are known to have rocked the toothbrush mustache with style being revered today. 

Wild West Mustache

The wild west mustache resembles a cowboy mustache but with a hint of the handlebar. 

Gunslinger

The gunslinger is a fuller mustache whose sides extend to the corners of the mouth before extending upward. 

The style is best suited for men with larger facial features, common in almost all Western movies. 

Super Mario

The Super Mario mustache combines two mustache styles; the Petit handlebar and the scalloped edged handlebar mustache. 

The style is best suited for men who have oval or round faces. The style got its name from the Super Mario brothers Luigi and Mario.  

Handlebar Mustache Styles

Handlebar Mustache Styles

Its upward curls identify the handlebar mustache. It is a centuries-old mustache style that has resurfaced in recent years. This is mainly because of hipsters and their ironic fashion statements.

If you are considering trying a handlebar mustache, you are better off keeping it subtle. Even in its mildest form, the handlebar mustache is bold; hence, keep the tip curling and length to a minimum. 

Whether or not to use mustache wax with mustaches is personal preference but not with the handlebar mustache. 

Using mustache wax is the best way to maintain the curls of the handlebar mustache otherwise, beard oil alone will not cut it. 

Petite Handlebar Mustache

The petite handlebar mustache is a smaller version of the standard handlebar mustache. It is shorter in length and the handles don’t extend past the corners of your mouth. 

It is ideal for men whose terminal length makes it impossible to grow a full handlebar mustache. This kind of mustache is grown just like a standard handlebar, with the only difference being keeping everything short and compact. 

The petite handlebar mustache requires a lot of grooming. You need to keep the hairs short and the center trimmed above the upper lip for a clean look. You will also be required to shave the hairs beneath the handles at the mouth’s outer edges and shave a hard part of the philtrum. 

English Mustache

The English mustache is as distinguished as it is aristocratic. It resembles a standard handlebar mustache, but the handles are not curled. Rather they are waxed horizontally and shaped to a certain point. 

When growing an English mustache, allow the handles to grow from the edges while the center remains neatly trimmed. 

The last thing you want is the hair covering the lips. For an even more distinguished look, you need to create a hard part at the philtrum. 

The English mustache requires a lot of grooming to maintain the look. You need to keep the center trimmed above the upper lip, for instance.

You also need to shave the hair beneath the handles frequently and keep the hairs off the upper lip. As such, you can trim the hair or use a blow-dryer to push them horizontally from the philtrum and off the lip. 

Hungarian Mustache

The Hungarian mustache is a combination of a handlebar mustache and a walrus. It is a big mustache that sits lower on the cheeks. Franz Ferdinand, Greg Berzinsky, Eric Bandholz, Wyatt Earp, Jeffrey Buoncristiano, Doc Holliday, Rich Uncle Pennybags, and Seth Bullock are known to rock the Hungarian mustache. 

This kind of mustache is grown the same as a walrus and then shaped to have long and swooping handles. It could take up to a year to get the desired length, so you need to be very patient. 

The mustache, however, requires less grooming compared to the standard handlebar. Most of your grooming will require you to comb or brush the hair to keep the mustache clean and neat while training the hairs to curl naturally. 

You will also need to shave any hair beneath the handles from time to time. Since the Hungarian mustache has natural curling handlebars, you will need to train the hairs to curl in the direction you want them. You can use your index finger and thumb to curl the edges of the mustache. 

Hybrid Mustache Styles

Hybrid Mustache Styles

Horseshoe Mustache

This is the American muscle car of all mustaches. It is big, loud and very popular, especially in the south. It is often confused with the Fu Manchu, but the two are completely different.

For one, the horseshoe mustache is a thick and full mustache that connects to two vertical hair strips growing parallel to the mouth and extending to the jawline. 

The horseshoe mustache can be achieved by growing a circle beard and then shaving the chin. Some people confuse long walrus with horseshoe mustaches, but there is a difference.

The walrus is a mustache that has grown long enough to hang low next to the mouth resembling a horseshoe mustache. 

Hulk Hogan, Danny Espinosa, Aaron Rodgers, Sam Elliott, Jared Allen, and John Lennon are among celebrities who have rocked a horseshoe mustache at some point. 

The fastest and easiest way to grow this kind of mustache is to grow a full beard or a circle beard, which should take at least six months to get the required thickness before shaving off the goatee, mutton chops, and the soul patch. 

Zappa

When it comes to the Zappa mustache, there is so much that goes on with it. There is stubble on the cheeks and a bushy mustache curve downward but not like a horseshoe mustache. The mustache is then completed with a square-shaped soul patch. 

The Zappa mustache works best for men who have square faces and it gets its name from the legendary guitarist and songwriter Frank Zappa. 

Imperial Mustache

The imperial mustache is often confused with the Hungarian and standard handlebar mustache. It is, however, different in that it incorporates upper cheek hair that creates a thicker handlebar. 

The hair connects with the cheek hair before curling straight up. It also differs from the two in that the ends are not shaped to a point; rather, they are more natural, creating a fuller shape.  

Since cheek hair is needed when growing an imperial mustache, it would be easier to start growing the mustache and the beard simultaneously. 

Once the hair is long enough for the handles, shave off the beard leaving only a small amount of cheek hair at the moth edges to incorporate it into the base of your handlebars. 

You also need to train the handlebars to curve upwards by combing or brushing the hair daily. Apply mustache wax for hold but avoid shaping the handlebars to a point.

In terms of grooming, you will need to trim the mustache daily to keep it clean and free of stray hairs. You also need to maintain the cheek hair by maintaining the length and shape.   

Beardstache

Beardstache

A beard stache is a combination of a thick mustache and a stubble, an attractive look that is bound to turn a few heads. 

This facial hairstyle has been trending for quite some time for good reasons. If you have always thought about growing a mustache but have never dared do it because you were unsure if you could pull off the look, the beard stache is a good place to start.

While the beard stache may seem like a low-maintenance style at first, careful grooming goes into maintaining the look.

One of the things that you must have in your grooming kit is a quality beard trimmer. Every few days, go over the cheeks, jaw, and neck to maintain a stubble that sits somewhere between a full beard and a five o’clock shadow. 

For the upper lip, ensure that you keep the hair trimmed and use a beard comb and beard oil to keep the hair nourished and neat

Cantinflas

To pull off this look, shave off all your facial hair except the hair above the corners of the mouth. Keep those patches trimmed thin while making sure that they curve slightly downwards. This mustache style is best suited for gentlemen who have triangle faces. 

While the style is not as common today, Mario Moreno, the Mexican actor and comedian, made it famous. 

A La Souvarov

This is usually a combination of a mustache and sideburns. It is made up of sideburns that extend beneath the corners of the mouth before they connect with the mustache. 

Since a lot is going on with the A La Souvarov, it is best suited for men who have larger facial features. The A La Souvarov is named after the Russian general Alexander Suvorov, who popularized the mustache style. 

Freestyle

According to the World Beard and Mustache Championships rules, the freestyle is usually any type of mustache that does not fit into the standard mustache category. 

This means that you can shape your mustache to resemble anything, including a fish and it would be classified as a freestyle mustache. 

7 Most Popular Mustache Styles

Chevron

The chevron was made famous throughout the seventies by many actors.

Worn by legendary TV private investigator Magnum P.I, it is the mustache for you if you’re into all things vintage. We think it’s past time for this one to come back into style.

the chevron mustache style

You’ll love how easy this mustache is to grow and maintain. Just grow it out for a week or so. Keep it trimmed fairly short.

And make sure that neither side extends past the lips. Follow these grooming tips, and in no time, you’ll be sporting this retro comeback.

Fu Manchu

We’ve all seen this style worn in our favorite kung fu movies.

During the eighties, they passed from Asian movies into the American mainstream, eventually becoming the go-to mustache for pro-wrestlers and Harley Davidson enthusiasts alike.

The “Manchu” can be grown two different ways. For those with thick facial hair, let the Manchu grow in as thick as you like. It should grow down the face in parallel lines from the edges of the mouth to the jawline.

Those of us with thinner facial hair can grow a thin mustache keeping it trimmed at the edges of the lips. Keep the rest of your face shaved clean.

Now just grow the ends of the mustache long until they reach your jawline.

If you’re a real kung fu artist, throw a couple of braids in there, and you’ll have a movie deal before you know it.

Handlebar Mustache

A favorite of 1800’s cowboys and 21st-century hipsters alike. If you want a mustache that people will notice, the handlebar is the ‘stache for you.

Be fair warned, though; this mustache required a little more grooming and patience than your typical one.

the handlebar mustache style

To start your handlebar off, you’re going to want to keep everything but your upper lip cleanly shaved. Don’t ever trim your new handlebar mustache. You’re going to need that length later.

Once you have the length, you simply need to wax it up and get to twisting. Before long, you’ll have the most iconic ‘stache in the office.

Pencil Mustache

This pencil mustache is so thin that it looks as if it might be drawn on. First made popular by famous actors of the silver screen Clarke Gable and Vincent Price.

These days it is most notably worn by Hollywood director John Waters.

This mustache requires more of the face to be shaved than most others. To get the perfect pencil-thin look, you’ll need to shave from the bottom of the nose to nearly the top of the lip.

The “pencil” should be kept neatly trimmed and will rarely be longer than the edge of your mouth. The intricate shaving involved with this one may have those who suffer razor burn shy away from it.

If you just follow the advice from Groom Culture on how to avoid razor burn, you can be sporting your new look fear-free.

Pancho Villa

You’ll recognize this one as being worn by villains in nearly every “spaghetti western” ever filmed. If you’re going for the slightly unkempt look for your new ‘stache, then “Pancho” is for you.

It will look great whether the rest of your face is clean-shaven or not.

The basic grooming is going to be very similar to the handlebar mustache described earlier. The major difference is that no wax will be applied and no twisting and training is needed.

Your new Pancho Villa should grow in bushy and natural, giving you that “bad guy in the cowboy movie” look.

Dali

Show everyone your love of art and style by sporting a Dali. This mustache is named after the famous early 20th-century Spanish artist Salvador Dali.

The guy who demands sophistication in all things should consider growing in a Dali.

Think of the Dali as a cross between the pencil and handlebar mustaches previously discussed. You will need to keep it thin between the nose and upper lip.

You’ll also need to make sure to keep everything from the edge of your mouth outward and downward shaved clean.

Once you start to grow some length at the ends, simply use the best mustache wax to wax it and pull it upwards toward the ears.

Walrus

The aptly named walrus mustache has been worn throughout history by great thinkers, writers, and presidents alike.

The unique design, when grown correctly, completely hides the mouth. This makes it the perfect mustache for any guy who isn’t exactly thrilled with the size or shape of his lips.

walrus mustache style

When you grow your new walrus mustache out, keep the length just barely past the edges of your mouth and keep the rest of your face shaved.

Now you just need to work on the length. Once it starts growing out, just keep combing it downward with a mustache comb until your lips are no longer visible.

Natural

By far the most popular mustache, the natural is what most guys decide to go with. You’ll find it’s the easiest one to grow and takes less time to maintain.

The natural can be grown into any shape and can be as long or short as you like. The natural is also the mustache that most others will be groomed.

Once you grow the natural in, you can start to decide from there if you’re going to keep it looking natural or groom it into one of the many mentioned previously.

Best yet, should you screw up grooming your natural into a different mustache, it can be shaved right off and grown back with little effort.

Mustache Styles and Different Face Shapes

Round Face

Wide jawline and cheekbones are best suited for styles that tend to add length to your face. As such, avoid thick and bushy mustaches that only sit on the lip but rather opt for a style that stretches lower down around the mouth. 

The horseshoe mustache is a good choice if you are bold enough or a beard and mustache combo like the Van Dyke. 

Square Face

If you have a strong and masculine jaw with angular features, only a few mustache styles will not suit you. 

With that in mind, you are better off going for a strong and classic option like the bushy chevron or the beard stache. 

Oval Face

If you have an oval face, then the only problem is deciding on what mustache style to pick. 

To make things easier, you need to consider your hair growth. If, for instance, the hair on your upper lip is thicker and fuller, then there should be nothing holding your back. 

However, if you suffer from patchy growth, you might want to consider styles that hide the patchy spots, like the pencil mustache. 

Mustache Styles and Different Face Shapes

How to Grow a Mustache 

Step 1 – Preparation

Before you begin growing a mustache, then you need to prepare for the process. Look for tools and products that you might need to make growing and grooming easier. 

The first thing you need to do is to ditch the soap. Soap tends to dry the face, which causes beard itch. Rather invest in a good soap-free natural cleanser that can remove excess oils and impurities from the skin.

You also need to buy pre-shave oil that you will use on the clean-shaven parts of the face.  Pre-shave oil is used underneath shaving cream to soften the stubble and soothe and protect the skin while providing an extra moisture barrier. 

You will also need to invest in good beard oil to protect and nourish the skin as the hair grows. Additionally, you need to buy beard balm and moisturizer because once your mustache has grown, it will need you to be moisturized to maintain the pristine look.

Lastly, you need a beard comb or brush to tame your mustache to grow the way you want it to and a trimmer or scissors to sculpt or cut the hairs to the desired length. 

Step 2 – Allow the mustache to grow

This stage requires patience and perseverance. Facial hair tends to grow at a rate of 0.4mm per day and unless you have very good genes, beard and mustaches tend to grow patchy.

As such, you need to let the hair grow for about two weeks to mask the patches and give you an idea of the sort of growth you can achieve. 

Step 3 – Prevent itching

Beard itch, especially when you are starting, is common and it can make you rethink growing a beard or a mustache. However, it doesn’t have to come to this. 

You can reduce the itching by using a good quality beard oil. Apply the oil to the hair as it grows to moisturize the skin, nourish the roots, and reduce irritation. 

While at it, ensure that you don’t use soap, shampoo or shower gel to wash your mustache since these will dry out the skin adding to the itching. Rather use beard soap instead. 

Step 4 – Decide on a mustache style

When you are growing a mustache, you need to go for a style that best suits you. The best way to decide on this is to consider your face shape and hair type. 

Stronger jaws and thicker hair can do well with a full handlebar or a chevron mustache. For this, you need to grow your mustache to a length of about 10mm and make sure that it has good density. Use a beard trimmer, comb, and beard balm to shape the mustache. 

If you have an oval shape and wispier hair, then an English-style parted mustache or a pencil mustache would do. Use a trimmer to shave around a thin line above the lip. 

On the other hand, curved and upward edges are great for long faces, in which case you will need beard balm and wax to style the ends. 

Step 5 – Craft the mustache

Once you have decided on the style, the next step is to groom and shape the mustache using scissors, a razor, or a beard clipper. If you are worried about messing things up, there is no harm in having that done at a grooming salon.

Step 6 – Commit fully to the mustache

When it comes to growing a mustache, you need to commit to the process fully. As such, you need to invest in the best grooming products and take time to trim and style the mustache. You can also switch between different styles from time to time as long as you choose a style that suits your face shape.  

How to Maintain a Mustache 

Step 1 – Trim once a week

Facial hair grows at an average rate of 0.27mm per day. While this might not seem much, your mustache hair might grow too much that it overwhelms your face. As such, you need to target at least a once-in-a-week trimming. 

Step 2 – Trim less at the beginning

You should remember that you can always go back and trim more if required, but the same cannot be said for the other way. 

When you begin trimming, avoid trimming too much at once, rather trim a little and then go back and check if you need to trim more. 

Step 3 – Modify the mustache with clippers

While using grooming scissors is cheaper, ensure that you use clippers to get the job done well. Use a clipper guard to trim down the mustache length, starting with a higher guard to ensure that you don’t cut it too short before you remove the guard and trim the hairs along the lip.

Step 4 – Take care of the skin

If you allow the mustache to take center stage of the face, you need to pay the same attention to your skin.

To ensure that your skin is always looking its best, get on a regular care routine that fits your schedule. 

Step 5 – Be cautious when choosing mustache wax

If you have sensitive skin, you need to be very careful when choosing mustache wax. Most mustache and beard wax contain ingredients that clog the pores, the primary cause of breakouts. 

If you have already tried mustache wax and keep breaking out with acne around the mouth, then you might want to consider using beard oil only or try another brand of mustache wax. 

Do’s and Don’ts When Growing a Mustache

Do’s

  • Allow the mustache to grow and gain the right length for the best result when you trim it. 
  • Condition and hydrate the mustache since hair draw moisture from the skin as it grows, leading to itchiness and irritation. 
  • Do invest in a good-quality mustache comb or brush to tame the hairs in the direction you want them to grow. 
  • Use a mustache cleanser that doesn’t contain abrasive ingredients since the last thing you want is your mustache feeling stiff and looking light.  

Don’ts 

  • Don’t use electric razors when trimming your mustache but opt for scissors or clippers to avoid trimming too much. 
  • Don’t keep on touching your mustache since you can transfer bacteria into the pores, which could lead to ingrown hairs and the mustache looking and feeling too oily. 

Best Products to Style Your Mustache

Beard Balm

Beard balm is an important product to have when you start growing a mustache. The product doubles as a hydrating lotion and not to mention has an amazing smell.

Beard balm helps to tame unruly hairs while ensuring that your mustache looks as natural as possible. 

Beard Scissors

Trimming mustaches is way easier with scissors since sometimes you only need to trim a few hairs, which is impossible with electric clippers. 

Boar’s Hair Beard Brush

Stiff boar’s brush is preferred for beard combs and brushes because it exfoliates the skin and distributes oil evenly throughout the hairs. Boar’s hair also works to train hairs to grow in the direction that you want them to. 

If you are growing a Hungarian or a chevron mustache, then a boar’s hair brush will help get you there way quicker.   

Pocket Mustache Comb

Combing your mustache is important in keeping it clean. If you are growing a mustache, one thing you need to invest in is a mustache comb. 

Mustache Wax

If you are growing a handlebar mustache, then you must invest in mustache wax. Mustache wax contains ingredients that not only nourish the mustache but provide a hold.

Depending on the company, different mustache waxes have different strengths, so you will need to experiment with a few at first to find the one that suits you. 

Mustache vs Moustache

Mustache Vs Moustache

The two words are used interchangeably to refer to the same thing. The word mustache is used mostly in American English, while mustache is used in more traditional Queen’s English.  

Most Common Mustache Mistakes

Expecting the Impossible

According to research, facial hair grows at an average rate of half an inch per month. Your mustache is not going to resemble Tom Selleck’s right away.

For a mustache to grow to the right size, you will have to wait for two to three months. It will be weird when you start, but you can always grow it with a beard and then lose it when the mustache has grown to the right size. 

Trimming the Mustache Wrong

A full mustache consists of hairs of different lengths. When you start growing the mustache, you will trim the hairs closest to the lip line and allow the hairs closest to the nose to continue growing. 

Not Using Grooming Products

The mustache should be treated the same way you treat your beard, which means investing in grooming products meant to hydrate and nourish the hairs and the skin underneath. 

Beard balm and beard oil, for instance, are important in maintaining a healthy-looking mustache. 

FAQ About Mustache Styles

Are mustaches in style?

There is no denying the mustaches have already made a comeback. Today the classical facial hair has once again become popular among stylish gentlemen across the world. 

How do you shape your mustache?

How you shape your mustache will depend on the mustache style that you are going for. However, the mustache should cover the upper lip partially and should not get into your mouth at the end of the day. 

Should your mustache cover your lip?

Growing a mustache should only partially cover the upper lip and should not get into your mouth when you are growing a mustache. As such, you need to trim the mustache edges such that they don’t extend lower than the corners of the mouth. 

Do ladies like mustaches?

When it comes to facial hair, research has shown that women are attracted to men who have facial hair than those who don’t. Women are even more attracted to a man who can grow a mustache for several reasons. Men who have mustaches look rough yet royal, older, and more mature. A mustache also gives a man the kind of badass look that women find attractive. 

Conclusion

If you have been thinking about growing a mustache but can’t bring yourself to do it because you are unsure if it will look good on you, maybe it’s about time you set those fears aside.

There are so many mustache styles out there that you won’t have difficulty finding a style that suits your facial structure. And if you do begin growing a mustache, ensure that you put in the effort by investing in mustache grooming products like beard balm, oil, and wax.

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