If you have a mustache, it will be important for you to keep it groomed with a mustache comb. You can both brush and comb your mustache, especially if you want the best results. The comb will do well to untangle and style your mustache, while a brush will keep it moisturized and clean.
Another means of grooming your mustache is the use of wax to keep the hairs in place. But if you do not want to keep your mustache, you can remove it by waxing.
You can remove a mustache using wax at any age, including those who are 13 years old. Waxing is a common means of hair removal for both men and women. It is loved for its long-lasting effects and the fact that it removes hair from the root. But for our purposes, we are focused on maintaining a mustache.
Grooming your mustache with a wax made specifically for that purpose can provide a stronger looking mustache. It adds more weight and volume to the hairs, providing a fuller looking mustache. There is the added benefit of styling the hair to your preference or shaping your mustache using a molding wax.
When to Start Using a Wax in Your Mustache
If you are new to facial hair, you may have a lot of questions regarding waxing and the overall grooming of your mustache. Many men find it hard to grow a mustache and a beard. With the proper tools and methods, you can grow your mustache. Let’s get into the steps to get you started on your journey for a nice looking and healthy mustache.
Commit to allowing your hair to grow naturally for 1 to 3 months when first starting out. This will allow you to see how your natural hair will grow in and how your natural shape will look. You will find some of your mustache hairs at this stage, in the process come around into the corners of your mouth.
When you are out of this phase, you can now start training your mustache. You’ll need a good mustache comb, some wax, your fingers, and you are good to go. You can add some natural beard oil to your mustache at this stage of the process to help with growth.
Training Your Mustache
First, comb through your mustache to detangle the hair. Start with enough wax to give you some hold. Apply the wax to your hands and work it into the hair with your fingers. You can also use the comb to help.
Your mustache may not look very natural at first, and this is okay. With a little time, your mustache hairs will be more willing to take the shape and form you are trying to get them into. This is of course, as long as you don’t give up. Once your hairs have started to retain the shape you have been placing them into, you will notice your need for wax diminishes. The timeline for reaching this point is different from one person to the next, so do not be disheartened if it doesn’t happen quickly for you.
During the training stage, you may find you will have to reapply wax after a meal. Also, if you are looking for a more traditional or more whimsical-lookingwhimsical looking mustache, you should opt for one of the stronger waxes on the market.
Styling: Look and Hold
Now that your mustache is at the length you want, you can create your styling routine with the right products to meet your needs. If you don’t have a lot of time in the mornings to groom yourself, you may want to look into choosing a medium hold wax.
For a perfect mustache, you can choose a strong hold wax or a commercial grade wax for the best sculpted mustache appearancelook. The latter will give you all day perfection if this is your goalaim.
Maintain and Protect
Your mustache is not a set it and forget it type of thing. Now that you have achieved the length and style you wanted, you have to continue to take care of your mustache hairs so they can continue to perform well. Be sure to only use non-chemical base waxes like those found at Badger Creek. This will help prevent some amount of damage from occurring. Also remember to use the right grooming tools, such as a mustache comb, to properly detangle and distribute product throughout your beard. Shop our collection of combs and brushes.
What is the right age to wax facial hair?
There is no industry standard regarding the correct age to start waxing. The consensus seems to be around the 13–15 years old
As Good A Time As Any
This is a pivotal time for most mustache wearers– what do I do now that my mustache has become a nuisance? Trim it? Shave it? I used to think these were the only options, and I trimmed my mustache for over a year because of it. There is another option– tame and train your hairs. All you need is your favorite mustache wax, at least two fingers, and patience.
Train Your Moustache
You don’t need as much wax as you would if you were styling your mustache, but you will need enough to garner a hold. Working in mostly the same ways you would for styling, apply the wax and gently work it in. It’s okay if your mustache doesn’t look natural at first, either from a bit more wax than was needed, or because you’re forcing your hairs to lay in a formation that isn’t natural to them yet. It will take time, but the hairs will start to accept this new order, and as they do, you’ll notice the amount of wax it takes you to get them where you want starts to shrink. You’ll also note that the hairs are even lying differently than when you started. There isn’t a time frame for when this will be finished, and it will vary from mustache to mustache, so don’t get discouraged if the results don’t come as quickly as you would like.
Step 1: Start Growing It
If you haven’t already started, go ahead and let those whiskers start shining through the follicles. During this early short stage, you can help promote healthier and fuller growth by rubbing on a drop or two of natural beard oil on your short lip hair.
Step 2: Train the Hair
Once your mustache starts to grow over the lip, it will be time to begin training the hairs in the direction you want them to grow. Once the mustache hairs start getting over into your mouth, you will want to ensure you reapply wax before and after lunch, meetings, etc. to prevent the temptation of chewing or biting off those fragile new mustache hairs.
Step 3: Style Up for Look and Hold
Now that your mustache has started to grow to a manageable length, you will need to decide the look and style you are trying to achieve. Some guys are busy with work and do not have much time to style in the mornings. We would recommend an easy grooming, medium hold wax and/or a travel size tube, to take care of those whiskers on the fly.
If you are looking for that traditional perfection, then you may want to consider going with a stronger hold. To keep the mustache hairs from moving, you may consider a normal strong hold wax. Then if you need handlebar, all-day perfection, you may want to consider a natural competition- grade mustache wax that will keep your hairs on-point.
Final Step: Maintain & Protect
Just because you have achieved the proper length doesn’t mean that you can simply set and forget. Always use non-chemical base waxes to ensure you are not damaging your hairs, and condition the stache and follicles underneath at least once per week with condition oils or balms. Wash out the mustache using natural soap and warm water to prevent unneeded damage.
Lastly, don’t forget to use a mustache comb to help you trim split ends, damaged hair, and the long fly-aways to keep it shaped up to your liking.