In 2003, a group of friends from Melbourne, Australia decided to each grow a moustache to start an open discussion about men’s health. This is now an annual event known as Movember where people brave the shave and rock a moustache to promote open discussion and raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health, and suicide. It's a wonderful way to get involved in something so important while also having fun! Simply begin the month with a clean shave, then grow and groom your upper lip whiskers whilst keeping a clean, shaven face. So… will you be participating this year? If so, keep reading to find out how you can make the most impact this year with the most fan-tache-tic moustache!
HOW CAN I STYLE MY MOUSTACHE?
It can be daunting if this is your fist time growing out your tache. Letting it grow may not be a problem, but styling it is a whole different ball game. If it’s staying around for the month (or longer if you grow fond of the fuzz) you don’t want it to look and feel wiry or irritate you all the time. And you certainly want it to look good! But don’t worry, we have some top tips on how you can make the most out of your moustache this month.
STEP 1 – LET IT GROW!
Allow your beard to grow out a little before committing to the moustache. This will provide you with more options when deciding on a tache style.
STEP 2 – FIND A STYLE FOR YOU
There are numerous styles to choose from... chevron, lampshade, walrus, pencil, handlebar, and so forth. The list goes on and on!
Find the style that you think would suit you best. Don’t worry if you’re unsure, you can always speak to your barber!
STEP 3 – KEEP IT NEAT AND TIDY
If you want to keep your look neat, comb out your moustache from the centre and trim the ends so they don't overhang and tickle your upper lip!
STEP 4 – USING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS!
Investing in products designed specifically for facial hair will help you maintain the condition of your tache and will enable you to style it better. Here are some must-have products to help you care for those handsome whiskers!
MURDOCK LONDON SHAVE GEL
If you're going for a full, clean shave, this gel turns blue when applied, giving you a clear visual guide when cutting around the tache.
To make a light foam, combine 2 pumps with a splash of hot water and rub between your hands, then lather onto the face to get started!
MURDOCK LONDON BEARD OIL
If your moustache is looking and feeling quite dry and brittle, a good beard oil can help.
This will not only help to smooth down fly aways, keeping it looking neat and trim, but it will also nourish your skin and facial hair, keeping it healthy, shiny, and soft.
Apply 2-3 drops when freshly washed to allow the oil to absorb easily.
MURDOCK LONDON BEARD MOISTURISER
Beard oil and moisturiser are the perfect combination for a thicker, softer tache that will also be easier to style!
This will not only soften your tache, but it will also help soothe any irritation or redness when it’s time to shave your beard for Movember!
Apply 2 pumps daily through the hair and closely to the skin.
Visit https://uk.movember.com/ for more information on Movember and to learn how you can get involved (other than rocking a tache!).
If you’re participating this month, make sure to tag us @RegisUK so we can see what styles you opt for this month!