Here are the tools you will need to grow a mustache

December 27, 2015

Here are the tools you will need to grow a mustache

So you want to know how to grow a mustache? Well you’ve come to the right place. When it comes to growing facial hair a mustache is the one style that takes the most maintenance. This is because you have to take the time to maintain and style your mustache AND shave to keep your 5 o’clock shadow at bay. That being said, with the right tools it will be a cinch to grow a mustache and keep it looking great. The tools you will need are:

  1. Mustache Comb
  2. Mustache Wax
  3. Unscented Beard Oil to remove mustache wax
  4. Beard Wash
  5. Beard Conditioner Balm


  1. A mustache comb might seem like a silly piece of equipment because it is truly a tiny comb. However, that’s precisely what makes it the right tool for mustache maintenance. The Kent Mustache Comb is designed to allow you to easily maneuver around your nose and get all those hairs in place without catching the comb teeth on your nostrils.
  2. Mustache Wax is essential for styling your facial hair to keep unruly hairs in place. There are different levels of “hold” to consider when buying mustache wax. Soft to medium hold is going to add some control to your mustache and is a good choice if you want to go with a more natural looking mustache. If you are wanting to maintain a handlebar mustache you’re going to need a wax that has a medium to strong hold. You might be able to get your ‘stache into a handlebar using a soft wax but your mustache will inevitably deflate during the day. My top choice for a handlebar mustache is Chuckanut Botanicals medium hold vegan mustache wax. With medium and strong hold mustache waxes you need to soften them before use. You can do this by placing the tin in your pocket, or by using a blow torch (just kidding, although, a culinary torch or blow dryer are fine choices) to lightly melt the top of your wax. You should work the wax in from the center of your moustache out to the ends. Then comb it through and style before it hardens again.
  3. Before you go to bed you’re going to want to clean up your mustache so that you are not getting wax on your pillowcase or the rest of your face. The best way to remove mustache wax is with a small amount of beard oil. I prefer to use unscented for this purpose but any scent will do. Lightly apply the oil to the areas of your mustache that are covered in mustache wax. Wait a few minutes and gently brush through your mustache with your mustache comb. The wax should come right out. 

  4. The next step is to wash your beard with specially formulated beard wash. This is important because it will clean your facial hair and skin underneath without stripping it of oils. Depending on which mustache wax you use, daily waxing can be drying to your facial hair. Don’t do it harm by using harsh shampoos or worse, dish soap, to try and clean it up. 

  5. The last step is to use a small amount of a beard conditioning balm to keep your mustache hair soft and healthy. This step is important because it is adding back moisture you may have lost due to wearing wax all day or cleaning it out afterwards. You want to make sure to use a beard conditioner balm and not a beard wax. Rub the conditioner balm between your fingers to melt and then apply it to your mustache. You’ll want to get out that mustache comb again and comb your mustache. This is important so that the conditioners are evenly distributed throughout your hair.