One of the vintage facial hair styles that made a big comeback is the handlebar mustache. You’ve probably seen it around and thought about what it would be like to have one yourself. It has some charisma to it, so it’s only natural to want to find out how to grow a handlebar mustache. The best thing is that it’s very easy to grow and once it gets to a certain point, it’ even easier to keep in shape.
In this guide we’re going to take you on a journey of learning how to grow a handlebar mustache, in 3 steps. After finding out about the guidelines that you have to apply, you will be amazed how easy you can grow one of your own.
Step 1: Let Your Mustache Grow!
So, you decided to grow a handlebar mustache. You probably can’t wait to see how it will look. Well, the best thing you can do at this first stage is to calm your enthusiasm. The first step is the same for anyone who ever had a handlebar mustache: just let it grow. There’s not much you can do at this point, so, especially for all of you who are very pro-active, time will be your best friend. You would just have to let it grow. If you want to hide your intentions, you can grow a full beard until it’s the right length to shape. The time it takes until it reaches the proper length will vary from one person to the other, but it’s generally accepted that in about 90 days, you’ll be ready for the second step.
Important Notice: Avoid trimming your mustache. It’s very important to let your hair grow to be able to shape a proper handlebar mustache. Don’t even trim the hairs above your lip. Waxing will take care of this aspect.
Step 2: Apply some Wax!
After letting time do its part, at this stage your getting involved in the evolution of your mustache. The single most important product that you need, if you want to grow a handlebar mustache, is mustache wax. The main idea behind using the wax is to encourage your hair to grow in the right direction. As it’s the only specific product that this style demands, you will want to do some research on the best mustache waxes, and always have some around.
Finding a wax that fits your taste and lifestyle will be absolutely no problem, with the pretty wide range. The best thing you can do is to look for something that’s made only from organic ingredients, especially if you have sensitive skin. But generally speaking, these all-natural products are most healthy for your hair and skin.
Step 3: Shape Your Mustache!
After finding a great mustache wax, you’re going to use it to shape your mustache in that classical handlebar fashion. You will have to get a bit of wax on your fingertips and roll the ends of your mustache upward: your right end counter-clockwise, and your left end clockwise. Keep your wax close because you will have to re-apply, especially in the beginning when your hairs start growing in the shape you want to. Once you waxed your mustache, keep the wax in. You will not have to wash it out every day, because your hair will need to get used to the shape. Only wash the wax out when it’s necessary. You can also use a comb, but make sure to get a distinct one, to avoid getting wax anywhere else.
Now that you know the exact steps you need to take to grow a handlebar mustache, all you need to do is go back to step 1 and start your journey.
Other Helpful Resources:
- The Handlebar Club | FAQ
- How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache | The Art of Manliness
- Here We Grow Again! – How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache | MustacheStuff.com
- How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache | wikiHow.com