5 steps to the perfect Movember moustache

The EDGAR guide to growing a masterful moustache this Movember.

Peter Iantorno October 29, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, that’s right, it is of course Movember, when men all over the world unleash their inner Ron Burgundy and put their all into growing a powerful moustache.

However, unfortunately moustache growing is something of a dark art that comes naturally to some and, well, not at all to others. So, if you’re struggling to master your ’tache this Movember, read on to find out how it’s done.

Shampoo and condition

Just like with the hair on your head, using a good shampoo and conditioner is great for your moustache. Apart from the obvious benefit of removing any dirt your mo has picked up during the day, the conditioner will also make your moustache much healthier and less prone to itchiness.

Keep it under control

Don’t be afraid to trim your moustache as often as needed – there’s no use in boasting of massive growth if it looks like a scraggy ferret is sitting on your top lip! A good marker that a trim is needed is usually when the hair starts to hit the line of your upper lip.

Trim it right

Cut your moustache when it's dry, because a wet moustache will look longer and may lead you to over-trim. Before trimming your ’tache, make sure to comb it in the direction of the hair growth, then cut small amounts of hair at a time with a pair of thin scissors, being careful to keep it even on both sides. 

Go easy on the wax

When applied properly, moustache wax can be a great tool to give your ’tache some extra definition. However, if over-applied, especially in the early stages of growth, it can stick your hairs together, leaving you looking like a teenager who got overzealous with the hair gel. Our advice: when it comes to moustache wax, less is more.

Do it for a cause

Let’s face it; if you’re not used to growing a moustache and you’re making a special effort just for Movemeber, it can be a bit of an inconvenience. So, don’t let your growth be in vain and make sure to get sponsored. The charity where it all started is the Prostate Cancer Foundation, but any good cause is better than none at all.