Movember – Caring for your moustache

So by now you have hopefully gotten past the itchy stage and have got a good growth on your moustache. So how do you keep it looking good so people don’t start handing you warm drinks and pocket change in the street….

Did you know… the average moustache can soak up to 20% of the liquid it’s owner consumes. Therefore unless you are drinking soapy water, the chances are your moustache is going to get pretty gross, pretty quickly and that’s without the additional food you are keeping in there for later. Therefore cleanliness is important, or you may be prone to some pretty icky infections and start to smell a bit like cheese.

milk moustache

Foods to particularly avoid:

  • Milk based drinks.
  • Fairground food like Toffee apples, donuts and candyfloss… Sticky!
  • Chilli… It burns!

Shampoo and condition your facial hair as you would (well should!) with the rest of your hair. Keeping your tache clean will not just be hygienic, but will also help ease the itchys.

shampoo

Don’t use styling products or you will be sniffing on the chemicals all day and will probably end up with a headache pretty sharpish. Stick to natural substances and vegetable based oils to tame any frizz. but don’t overdo it or you will end up with something resembling a slug crawling over your top lip.

Invest in either a proper moustache comb or a children’s toothbrush to tame those ends and don’t be tempted to using hair straighteners to give you a bit of a style… You’ll burn your face and we’ll have no sympathy for you.

longest moustache

Fast fact: The longest moustache measures 4.29 m (14 ft) and belongs to Ram Singh Chauhan (India). It was measured in Rome, Italy, on 4 March 2010.

This champion moustachioed fellow regularly massages his moustache with mustard and coconut oil to keep it healthy…. Coconut Oil is a great product which will keep your growth soft, shiny and smelling awesome…. frankly we’re not too sure about the mustard though, so we don’t recommend you start slapping Colmans on your face!