HOW TO STYLE A MOUSTACHE FOR MOVEMBER

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.

Start by trimming any unwanted hair down to a manageable length to avoid clogging your razor blade. Then slather on a generous layer of The Bluebeards Revenge Pre-Shave Oil (R350.00) and leave it to soak for a few minutes. This will soften the hairs up and prepare them for your shave, as well as enhancing razor glide and preventing nasty nicks and cuts.

Whip The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Cream (R350.00) into a lather and apply with a shaving brush, coating and lifting each individual hair, before going in with your chosen razor. Follow up with a good post-shave balm to calm, soothe and moisturise the skin.

Bluebeard shaving kit

Trim your moustache

In order to ensure that your moustache looks its best, you’ll want to give it a good trim. 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.

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 weild when there’s limited space to work with. If you haven’t mastered a cut-throat razor yet, then pop down to the barbershop!

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 (R224.00) between your fingertips. Then, apply to your facial fuzz and shape accordingly – try twisting the ends outwards and upwards to create a slick style.

Bluebeards moustache wax

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.

 Bluebeard oil

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