Monday, 28 October 2013

Tips on growing your Mo

Movember is nearly here,, the month to grow a Mo in the name of charity, there's never been a better time to cultivate a caterpillar or give a Mo a go. Here are a few tips to get your started...

 Choose your Mo
When growing the Mo, many men fall at the 'messy' stage - usually a week or so in when the Mo is at its most unsightly. It's something that you just have to tolerate, safe in the knowledge that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Using a weekend to get a head start is a good idea, or even better a week's holiday - that way by the time you return, you'll be over the unsightly, itchy stage.

 Decide and define
Finding a style that suits you will probably take a few attempts so play around with your Mo's length and thickness. Always shave just outside the line of your moustache - that will leave you room to tidy it up properly with a the edging blade of razor, if you're planning anything remotely intricate, use a magnifying shaving mirror so you get pinpoint accuracy.

 Keep it neat
An unkempt Mo is the facial equivalent of dirty fingernails. So keep yours nearly trimmed and even in length.

The skin under facial hair can become especially dry, partly because hair tends to wick moisture away from the skin allowing it to evaporate. The result can be itchy skin and dry flakes. This is not a good look so, when moisturising, pay particular attention to the skin under your facial hair, massaging your regular moisturiser in thoroughly with your fingertips.

 Give it a comb-over
In the same way that your hair benefits from a brushing, your Mo can too, especially if you're going for a bushy 'walrus' look.

Keep it clean
Moustaches are magnets for stray bits of food and because of hair's porous nature also have a bad habit of absorbing nasty niffs. So wash thoroughly with you regular facial wash and always rinse with warm water after eating. You can keep it soft and silky by slapping a little hair conditioner on it each time you wash your hair.

 Wax lyrical
In the same way that your hair benefits from a touch of wax, gel or putty, your Mo will look miles better with a little waxing too.

 Shower before shaving
When shaving around your Mo, use a transparent shave gel or shave oil, which allow you to see where're you're going with the razor, and shave after a shower. This way, the water and steam will have softened the hairs, making them easier to cut.

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