Are you ready to join the #Staches4Life squad? Learn how to grow and maintain the ultimate nose neighbor in 6 easy steps!
1. Select a Shape
You can’t have a wide ‘stache on a narrow face, man. Do your research and ask around. Choose the right ‘stache shape for your face.
2. The Waiting Game
This is the growth period of your ‘stache. Don’t shave any part of your face! After 2 weeks, when the hair above your lip starts to resemble a ‘stache, start shaving your beard again. In total, it’s best to wait 4-5 weeks for your ‘stache to reach its full potential.
3. Eliminate the Itch
Growing hair on your face can be itchy. It’s best to use beard oil or beard balm to soothe your skin and keep redness and breakouts to a minimum.
4. Trim or Shave
Trimming or shaving to shape your ‘stache can be tricky, so it might be best to visit a barber for your first proper trim. After your initial trim, maintain it at home with mustache scissors or a beard trimmer–follow the lines and keep it clean!
Pro Tip: If your ‘stache is on the thin side, make sure to trim or shave other areas of your face. A full beard makes a thin ‘stache look even more flimsy, and we know that’s not the look you’re going for.
5. Clean it
Wash your stache at least twice a week. It’s best to use beard washes but using your day-to-day facial cleanser works too. (Just skip the soaps that dry out your skin and/or hair.) After cleansing, condition and moisturize! Use facial moisturizers and beard conditioner because regular lotions are too thick and will gunk up your ‘stache.
- Nivea Men Sensitive Face Wash
- Gentlemen’s Tonic Exfoliating Facial Scrub
- Taylor of Old Bond Street Moustache & Beard Conditioner
How often should you wash your beard? Find out now!
6. Finishing Touches
Put some wax on that ‘stache! Even if you’re looking for a more natural rugged look, you will likely need some wax on your ‘stache in order for it to keep it in good shape throughout the day. To apply wax, start with way less than what you think you’ll need. It’s hard to get out once you put it in but you can always add more. Scrape a little on your finger and rub it between your forefinger and thumb until it’s soft, and use both fingers to spread the wax from the center of your stache and out toward the edges.
- Mr. Natty Moustache Twizzle Wax
- Captain Fawcett Expedition Strength Moustache Wax
- Taylor of Old Bond Street Moustache Wax