How to Grow and Maintain the Perfect Military Mustache Shape
The military mustache will put you in command at any event you attend. Here is how to grow one out.
1. Grow Out The Mustache
The first thing you must do is grow out a decently-sized mustache. Typically this style is kept short, so you only need to grow it to about an inch or less. We recommend growing it a little longer than you want it to be so that all of the hairs are even when you trim it. As it grows out, you can use a beard scruff tamer to keep it feeling smooth and soft.
2. Trim And Style
Next, you will want to trim and style the military mustache. Generally speaking, they are a little wider than some mustaches. The hair should start at the bottom of your top lip and extend upwards to the bottom of the nose. Hair on either side of the mouth usually does not pass the middle line of the lips. Grab yourself a grooming kit and use the scissors and comb that is included to cut away unwanted hair. Pass the hair through the comb and use the scissors to snip off the ends. Then cut straight lines at the lips and sides of the mustache to clean it up.
3. Shave Unwanted Hair
Finally, you will need to shave off the rest of the facial hair on your face. The mustache is the centerpiece, so you shouldn’t have a beard. Use the razor you got from the grooming kit and quality shave lube. Wet your face with warm water, lather it up with the lube, shave around the mustache, and then finish with cold water or an aftershave.
Here are some of our favorite product recommendations to help you get the perfect military mustache:
- Beard Scruff Tamer: Great for keeping your short hair nourished and feeling soft as it begins to grow out.
- The Expert Grooming Kit: Contains everything you need to groom and style your mustache, including scissors, a razor, a comb, a brush, and a beard-shaping tool.
- Shave Lube: Professional-grade shaving lube designed to keep your skin healthy and smooth.