As part of our participation in Movember, the Mo Bro’s and Mo Sista’s at Lily Jackson Hair and Makeup explore the power of upper lip facial hair.
Love them or hate them, Tom Sellek and Freddie Mercury just aren’t the same without it!
What is a moustache?
Moustache is a French word for facial hair that is grown on the upper-lip. Moustaches can be groomed by trimming and styling with a type of pomade called moustache wax.
Things to be aware of when growing a mo.
As your whiskers start to grow, your upper lip is likely to feel a bit itchy and dry. Facial hair is course in texture and you are growing hair in an area that has been previously kept hairless, so the skin is undergoing a change and adapting to having the course hairs break through.
Moisturising regularly will help to keep this at bay and make the growth process a lot easier to handle, especially during that first initial phase of growth as it can be a bit unruly.
Don’t let this put you off though!
It is normal to be somewhat unsure of this new extension and expression of your manhood. The moustache has always been used and seen as a representation of a man’s virility by our ancestors. In a couple of weeks with regular trimming and training of your hair to grow in the right direction, you too will begin to feel the power within.
Train your mo to grow
Training the hair direction from the get go is key to achieving the best end result for your own personal design. Periodic trimming is a necessary daily or weekly practice you will need to embrace if you want to look all dapper. This can be done with a pair of sharp scissors or buzzed to the desired length with beard clippers.
The rest of your beard should be cleaned up with your usual shaving regime so that the focus is only on your ‘tache. The shape of your moustache is all dependent on your own natural growth pattern.
Throughout the month of November, $5 from every men’s haircut we do at Lily Jackson Hair & Make Up is being donated to Movember. Have a free mo-scaping session with your haircut too to have your mo’ looking its best.