Movember is officially upon us, meaning a whole host of fashionable, crazy and sometimes embarrassing moustaches will be grown in support of the Movember Foundation – helping to fight male cancers and improve mental health. Naturally, we want to help make your moustache better than all the rest, so take a look at our handy tips below!
Make your moustache the centre of attention
Movember is the perfect time to wave goodbye to your beloved beard, as when sporting a quirky moustache, you don’t want any distractions.
Trim your moustache
In order to ensure that your moustache looks its best, you’ll want to give it a good trim. Start by trimming any unwanted hair down to a manageable length to avoid clogging your razor blade. But first, you’ll need to decide on what sort of look you’re going for as this will have a bearing on how short you want to go.
Once you’ve committed yourself to a length, dampen your moustache with a little water and run a moustache comb through it to remove tangles. Then, holding a pair of moustache scissors parallel to the ends of the hairs, trim your moustache to the desired shape. Make sure you leave a little extra length than desired as the hairs will appear shorter once dry.
Now’s the time to slather on a generous layer of The Bluebeards Revenge Pre-Shave Oil (R305.00) and leave it to soak for a few minutes. This will soften the hairs and prepare them for your shave, as well as enhancing razor glide and preventing nasty nicks and cuts.
Whip The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Cream (R325.00) into a lather and apply with a shaving brush, coating and lifting each individual hair, before going in with your chosen razor.
When you’re satisfied with the length, shape the top and sides of your moustache as desired with a razor. A cut-throat razor is always a good option as it allows for a greater level of accuracy and is easier to wield when there’s limited space to work with (if you haven’t mastered a cut-throat razor yet, then pop down to the barbershop!).
Finally, follow up with a good post-shave balm like The Bluebeards Revenge Post-Shave Balm (R325.00) to calm, soothe and moisturise the skin.
Create your own style
Movember is all about individuality, so use a moustache wax that’s up to the challenge. Warm a small amount of The Bluebeards Revenge Classic Blend Moustache Wax (R215.00) between your fingertips. Then, apply to your facial fuzz and shape accordingly – try twisting the ends outwards and upwards to create a slick style.
Moustache maintenance after Movember
Movember has been and gone for another year, but you’ve grown rather fond of your hairy upper lip! Now that you’ve got the moustache of your dreams, it’s all down to regular maintenance. The odd trim every week or so should see you through, but if you’re struggling to do this at home, pop and see your barber. Consider investing in beard oils too, as these will help to leave your moustache looking clean, shiny and smelling incredible.
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