As Movember is upon us, we want to help you get prepped so you can raise as much money as possible for this very worthy cause which raises awareness and funds for all kinds of issues to do with men’s health.
There’s several ways to get involved, the most recognisable of which is getting sponsored to grow a tache. They suggest starting from scratch so you can really see your progress, which is a good way of wiping the slate clean if you’ve grown tired of your beard shape or it’s become uneven. If you’re brave enough to get rid of the entire thing, start by mowing it with a beard trimmer or clippers to remove most of the volume. Ideally, you then want to shave down to the skin after a warm shower when the hair will be soft and your pores will be open. Use a fresh razor, which will give you a close shave and avoid tugging or nicking the skin. You might even want to take this opportunity to treat yourself to a professional shave – you can find which barbers stock us here.
Next, our article on growing a moustache for the first time will come in handy. You’ll need to invest in a comb or brush if you don’t already have one to encourage growth and detangle. You might also want to get a pair of moustache scissors, which are typically smaller and slimmer than paper scissors, allowing you greater control over shaping.
Finally, choose the tache for you. If you have thick hair, you could go for a full Tom Sellick upper lip, or if your hair grows through patchy in places, try a pencil style. You’ll probably need to shave daily to keep the contrast in length hair, so make sure your face is well lubricated with foam or gel, you always use a sharp razor and don’t forget to moisturise after. Finish your look with a little Jevington Jigg’s Moustache Wax - which comes in two levels of hold - to sculpt and tame, and voila!
Take photos throughout so you can keep track of your progress and share them with us using #TBBCmovember or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured as our Beard Of The Month.