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How To Comb Your Moustache

by Tim Kramer

Why Comb?

There is a lot of talk currently about the all-natural moustache look. It’s a great compromise between the heavily manicured look of a handlebar and the rough “do-nothing” approach. That said, many do not realize the amount of time and training that is needed to accomplish the look, and knowing how to comb your moustache is an integral part of the training. The truth is your moustache has a natural growth pattern and without combing and training it can leave you looking like a bit of a ruffian. Combing daily will help immensely.

Type of Comb

You may be tempted to save money by using a regular hairbrush or by snagging the cheapest moustache comb you can find online. I highly recommend not doing either of these, a little bit of consideration and investment will pay off tremendously. If you’re serious about growing and caring for your moustache, you’ll want a dedicated comb for your moustache. From my five years of experience, you can’t beat the Kent 81 T

How To Comb

When combing your moustache there are typically two goals: 1. Training your moustache to lay the way you want and 2. Keeping those fly-away whiskers out of your nose and mouth. To accomplish both, here is a quick guide as to how to properly comb your moustache:

  1. Start with a clean dry moustache that has no wax in it.
  2. Using your dedicated moustache comb, start on the top of one side of your moustache and make small gentle strokes from the top to the bottom. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Once this is done, start at the middle of your moustache and comb out to one side using the same small gentle strokes. Repeat on the other side.
  4. Feel free to repeat these steps a few times a day to keep your moustache growing the way you want it to. Combing this way can be really handy before eating meals as it keeps your moustache out of your mouth.

After combing with the above method you’ll be ready to style your moustache with moustache wax or go enjoy your day. Even if you choose not to wax, repeated and regular combing will allow you to maintain some control over your natural growth pattern as you train the hairs to lay correctly. As always, if you feel we missed anything or you have any questions about combing your moustache, leave us a comment below.

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Tim Kramer
Tim Kramer

May 03, 2017

Hey Pierino!

Tim here. Great question. What type of comb are you using? And is your moustache clean and dry when you comb?
One or two here or there is normal but if you are seeing one or two every time you comb something is amiss. I’d say I lose maybe 3-4 a month and most of those happen when apply moustache wax that isn’t warmed up quite enough.

We recommend combing when your moustache is clean and dry. If you comb with wax in that can lead to hair loss.



April 26, 2017

How many moustache hairs should you loose in a day, I comb regularly and most times I do this the odd hair or two comes out. I am scared my moustache is going to go thin and sparse. Any help in keeping a thick moustache. Cheers!!

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