Is it just us or is November creeping up on us like a monster at Halloween!
It’s time to prepare that upper lip for Movember 2023. Whether you’re a seasoned stache aficionado, venturing into the world of Mo’s for the first time, or are simply supporting the noble cause of Movember, we have the guide that will help you navigate your moustache growing journey.
Step 1: Sign up
It should go without saying, but the first and most important step is to get yourself registered for Movember.
If you haven’t already register here.
Growing a Mo not your thing? Check out Movember’s website for other ways you and your mates can get involved.
Step 2: Start with a Clean Slate
No cheating, start off Movember with a clean slate, shave your entire face and prepare your upper lip for some serious moustache growing. Starting fresh also helps ensure even, consistent growth and allows you to shape your moustache in whichever style you choose.
Step 3: Choosing a Style
Speaking of styles, picking that perfect mo style is no mean feat. It’s got to match your mood, and make a statement.
A good place to start is to consider your face shape. For example, if you have a more square face, a thicker, wider moustache with the ends extending longer than the corners of your mouth, or if it’s oval try going for a pyramid, or simple handlebar moustache.
There is also plenty of inspiration online, or look to masters of moustaches like Tom Selleck or Hulk Hogan.
Step 4: Time, Patience and TLC
Growing a moustache is like growing a garden, it takes time, care and patience (and perhaps a few choice words whispered under your breath).
Here’s how to approach the growth:
- Patience: Growing a moustache takes time. Embrace the awkward early-stage scruffiness (and itchiness) – and remember that even the grandest of moustaches came from humble beginnings.
- Regular Grooming: Regular grooming and trimming will promote healthy moustache growth. Use the smaller toothed end of your handy Beardbrand Pocket Beard Comb and carefully comb the hairs in the direction you want them to grow in. And watch those rebellious stray hairs. Using Beardbrand's Beard Trimming Scissors you can carefully trim any stray hairs that deviate from your chosen style.
- Keep it Clean: Keep your moustache clean and debris free by maintaining a regular wash routine (once every two to three days should do it). For the best results, get yourself some of our award-winning Beard Shampoo and Conditioner for a clean, hydrated moustache.
- Moisturise & Shape: Invest in some great quality Beard Oil and apply it daily to keep your skin and moustache healthy and flake free. It will also help keep that pesky early-stache itch at bay.
Achieving that desired moustache shape takes effort and the right styling products. Moustache Wax will allow you to tame and shape your moustache into compliance. Not all mo waxes are created equal - we stock a range of mo wax all with different levels of hold, so check out the range and choose the right wax for you.
Now that you’ve registered and you have the Mo-how, it’s time to get growing! Make sure you have all the right products to get you through, if not it is time to stock up on some quality products from www.bearded.co.nz.
If you have any questions or need some extra moustache growing advice, don’t hesitate to reach out.
We’re all in this together folks so strap in for a hairy month, and wear that moustache with pride!
Until next time, happy growing!