How to Grow and Maintain the Perfect Beardstache

There are a few variations on the beardstache, but they all follow pretty much the same steps.

1. Let all your facial hair grow out.

This may seem a bit counterintuitive, but you should let all of your facial hair grow out while you grow your mustache. Otherwise you’ll end up with…well, just a mustache. A full mustache can be anywhere between a half to a full inch long, but be sure to use trimming scissors to keep it just at the lip line.

2. Take care of your skin.

While you grow out your stubble, your skin can become prone to itchiness and dandruff if you aren’t using a proper skincare routine. Wash your face daily with a beard wash that will cleanse without stripping away natural oils. Follow up with a moisturizer like this beard scruff tamer that will hydrate your skin and prevent itchiness.

3. Trim up your beard.

Once your facial hair has grown out to a length that you’d like to keep your mustache at, now you can trim back your beard hair to a desired length. You might choose to go just slightly shorter than your mustache, like the original take on the beardstache, or you can go all the way down to stubble. Your desired length will determine the size of guard you should use on your trimmer. 

4. Style your mustache how you like it.

If you want to add a little bit of flair to your beardstache, continue letting the ends of your mustache grow. Brush them down, or curl them up for a handlebar style. A grooming kit will have all the tools you need to style your mustache: trimming scissors, a comb, a shaping tool, and more.

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