Running for the past 15 years, Movember inspires men all over the world to grow and nurture mustaches for a worthy cause. An annual event that aims to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, and men’s mental health issues and suicide, Movember takes place every November and lasts the whole month. It got its start in Australia with just thirty men, also known as Mo Bros, and over the years has grown into a global event, with thousands of men growing mustaches each year to raise money for Movember’s charity partners. Whether you’re growing your Mo‘ for charity, fashion, or competitive sport, Pall Mall Barbers have some Movember tips from our barbers to help you along with the process. Movember styles.
Growing a Moustache? Make a Plan!
No two mustaches are the same. If you are thinking big and adventurous, like growing a chevron or Dali mustache, you will need to be mindful of the style when you start growing and shaping it, planning the products you’ll need to keep it well-groomed and in style, you’re going for. If you’re not sure what kind of mustache to go for, choose your style over on the Movember website, which has a handy guide to inspire you. If you’d rather have a more traditional style, you could consider growing a Mo that conforms to the official judging categories in the World Beard and Moustache Championships.
Start Strong with a Clean Shave
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The rules of Movember state that you must start the month with a clean-shaved face. If you want to undertake the challenge at home, you’ll need a good razor, plus a Shave Cream and Post Shave Balm. If you have more sensitive skin, we suggest using Shave Oil to help soften the stubble and defend skin and reduce the impact of irritation from shaving with a Cooling Gel.
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But since you’re probably undertaking this for yourself as much as for charity, why not treat yourself to a Luxury Wet Shave at Pall Mall Barbers? We’re known for the best shaves in the business, and our customers share their delight in our thousands of reviews. This is also a brilliant way to learn how to give yourself a great wet shave at home, every time.
First: Our barber starts the treatment with Pre-Shave Scrub, the Amazonian guarana seeds will prepare the skin for shaving by opening pores, lifting hairs away from the face, and removing any dead skin cells or flakiness on the top layer of skin.
Next: Our Shave Cream is whipped into a luxurious lather, using a shaving brush, to visibly raise the hairs away from the skin and help identify the direction of the grain. It’s suitable for all skin types, even those of you with the most sensitive skin.
Finally: Once we’ve removed every last trace of hair, the treatment is finished with a facial massage using our professional Post-Shave Balm to smooth any rough skin and help the skin repair itself after shaving.
We will often finish a Wet Shave with our rich Beard Oil for extra moisture and help skin recover – a blend of jojoba and sweet almond oils with skin-softening vitamin E, which is perfect for restoring the skin but also moisturizing any facial hair, keeping it looking and smelling great.
Maintain, Maintain, Maintain
Another essential part of growing a mustache is maintenance and grooming. You’ll want to get yourself tooled up – so some electric clippers, a razor, a fine-toothed comb, and barber’s scissors are a must – as well as an excellent Shave Cream. If you’re also hoping to grow a more surrealist mustache, like a Dali, you’ll also need a tin of mustache wax to tame and shape it.
Growing out a mustache
Depending on the speed of hair growth, you can probably cheat the first week and let it just grow. But after that, you’ll need to keep an eye on growth and shape, before it starts to become unruly. Shape the mustache every day, combing it in the direction of growth. Next, either with clippers or the scissors, cut any stray hairs down. Style it out using mustache wax to keep it under control. Use your grooming products for any itches and irritation – massaging in some moisturizing cream or oil will help with the itchy stage.
One thing you may not have considered is now any other facial hair you’ve gotten rid of to show off your mustache is gone from cheeks and chin, you’ll need to pay extra attention to the skin there to make sure it is well cared. Make sure you moisturize daily.
Designed for you by our Pall Mall Barbers experts, both our beard oil and mustache wax were naturally found in essentials oils. Providing you with a pure and natural feeling on the skin, beard, and mustache.
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As Movember Ends
At the end of the month, you’ll want to assess your achievement and results! If you’ve had nothing but admiration for your mo over the month, you’ll want to keep your new friend. If you’ve started to look like that creepy teacher that everyone avoided, you might want to call in the professionals and get a luxury wet shave with one of our expert barbers to get rid. Either way, you’ve earned it.
If you’re growing a Mo for Movember, you don’t have to completely ignore it and let it run riot over your face. And if you’re not feeling confident in grooming it yourself, let Pall Mall Barbers take over for you. We’ll include a free mustache trim with every hair cut service throughout November.
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