by Tim Kramer
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.
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.
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:
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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