How to grow the perfect mo this Movember

November 16, 2014
So gents, how are those mos coming along? We’re just over halfway through Movember and there should be a decent layer of fuzz on that top lip. If you don’t understand why, read this. But now we’re in the third week, it’s probably a good time to learn how to tame that ‘tasche and shape it into something admirable.
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We quizzed Mohamed Mahmoud Ijbarah, a barber at one of Dubai’s 1847 male grooming salons, on how to get your mo looking manlier than James Dean smoking a cigarette. Here's what he had to say: · If you have sensitive skin, start growing your Mo in the winter months as you sweat less and your skin is less irritated/itchy. · Fight through the itch. Wash your beard with an anti dandruff shampoo to avoid irritation. · A healthy well-balanced diet and dietary supplements such as Biotin helps as your external hair growth is influenced by your intake. · Wait for a few months before trying to shape your Mo as trimming or shaping it too early will not give you the clean, well-groomed look. best movember moustaches. If however your mo feels lonely without a beard to accompany it - or you're just not brave enough to go full top lip - we also got some tips from celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo on how to maintain a face full of ruggedness: Timing is Key There is a time when you first start to grow your beard where the hairs are emerging rather unevenly and you are not left with the most attractive of looks. The best option would be to use an electric shaver to trim the longer patches so you are left with an even length across your face. While this will slow down its growth it will improve overall appearance throughout the first few weeks. Style Make sure your facial hair compliments the shape of your face before styling it - not everyone can pull off the rugged ‘Tom Hardy’ bearded look. For example, men with square faces should opt for styles that make their faces appear less box-like and more slender. This will mean you are constantly trimming your beard with your electric shaver to ensure it stays a suitable length. best movember moustaches. Maintenance For those of you that have never grown a beard or moustache, it is vital to remember to keep it clean. Use a fine-toothed comb to keep your face hair smooth and free from tangles. Don’t forget to use shampoo and conditioner as its length increases, this will keep it clean and stop it from smelling like damp hair. One of the most beneficial products that you should invest in is clear shaving oil, this will allow you to see what you are shaving and will ensure clean lines around your stubble. This will also sooth your skin in the early stages of growth, which will help with itchiness through the first few weeks. Trimming To neaten your look further, it is important to trim your neckline and upper cheeks. Men will usually trim their face hair too much; this will lead to mistakes being made and shaving off the whole beard. Wait at least a month before you begin trimming as you are simply trying to shape the beard, not remove it. Details: visit and