Mustache Trimming Guide
Need help with getting that mustache in line? Is it a wiry mess? Clean it up easily with the mustache trimming guide right here!
So what’s the goal?
The goal here today for trimming is to maintain the bulk of the mustache. We want a natural but clean looking mustache that looks awesome. The first step?
Grow out your mustache
I know, I know. A mustache trimming guide, and you’re telling me to grow it out!? Well, there’s a good reason.
The journey to a fantastic mustache starts with growth. Even if you’ve trimmed too much the first time and need to regrow it, no big deal. Just give it time.
I recommend you give your mustache a few months to grow out before you do anything with it. After that time many of us will have enough thickness and shape to our mustache to know where we want to go with it. Keep in mind some of us need more time to grow.
Each mustache is unique and it’s important to know what you’ve got and how to use that to your advantage.
Brush out the mustache
Brushing out the mustache is one of the most important things you can do for grooming and maintaining its shape. It helps out a lot with pulling on your mustache too. Instead of pulling, get out your mustache comb and brush it.
Once you’ve brushed it out, you’ll be able to see exactly where you need to trim.
Combing or brushing with a mustache comb should definitely help with getting the shape right. That, along with wax should help to keep it out of your mouth.
If you’re still having trouble keeping the beard out of your mouth. Make very small adjustments with your scissors. It’s pretty common for men to trim a little upside down v right above the center of your lip. This can help give your mustache a little shape and separate the right and left side a little better.
You should definitely be careful when trimming that part though. It’s really easy to mess up.
Mustache trimming guide – Use scissors
Make sure you start out with a dry mustache before trimming. When it’s wet, your mustache will seem a little bit longer. We want to avoid any mistakes.
Why use scissors over a trimmer? Scissors are going to give you the precision you want to avoid any mistakes. Now if your goal is to keep your mustache really short, trimmers will work well for you. It’ll be fast and convenient. Just make sure to start with the longest guard and move down.
I recommend using a quality pair of scissors. Yes, they are going to be a little bit more pricey. But, that $5 pair of scissors just ain’t gonna cut it, as they say.
And trust me when I say there are some expensive scissors out there.
Scissors will let us cut the hairs that are out of place. The ones that are separate from the main bulk of our mustache. But, be careful not to go overboard. Brushing out the mustache will help us make sure we are only cutting the out of place hairs. Use a comb to grab the mustache hairs you want to trim just like you see your barber do for a haircut.
How do I avoid eating my mustache?
The best way to do this is to brush, use mustache wax, and a hairdryer. Yes, hair dryers are bad for your beard but, using a wax or oil to protect your mustache beforehand is wise. Most men will be able to get away with using a hair dryer as long as you’re not keeping it on there for a long period of time.
Another thing that helps with keeping your mustache out of your mouth is time. After you’ve had time to grow it out, the length should help to keep it out of your mouth.
Eating won’t be the same with a mustache. You’ll have to take smaller bites and open your mouth wider. But, the sacrifice is worth it to look awesome.
It’s difficult to see where to trim the stache
Sometimes the mustache can blend in with the rest of your beard. The easiest way to fix this is to take a white sheet of paper and put it right behind your mustache on the sides. This will separate it out from any beard on your cheeks so it’s easier to see what you’re doing. Please note, this is really only necessary for the biggest of mustaches. It’ll help you with defining a shape to the ends of your stache.