In the Victorian era, mustache grooming was an indulgence. Men cared for the facial hair that was in and around their columella nasi. Oiling, cleansing, conditioning, and styling was a norm. They even colored, highlighted and rolled their mustaches.
Wait. It did not stop there.
Men with long mustaches drank from special teacups. Those cups had an inbuilt barrier that acted as a guard. The guard prevented the contents of the cup from touching the well-kept mustaches.
How luxurious that sounds.
On the other hand, I know many men who struggle to grow a mustache.
My Quora feed has numerous questions related to tips for mustache growth.
Although I got a few hair on my upper lip. I am not interested in growing them further.
But I can share a few tips and tricks on how to grow a mustache thicker. If you are a man, and that interests you. Then, you can read further.
3 Tips for Mustache Growth
1. Castor Oil for Mustache Growth and Nourishment
If this is not your first visit to my blog. Then you must be aware of my love for castor oil.
I cannot do without this magic oil. It is a boon for the skin and hair. Its application on the skin beneath the mustache triggers hair growth.
If you are religious about applying castor oil daily on your beard. Then, you will see the growth of new hair follicles.
The oil is viscous. So, its application is a little tricky. But it absorbs well into the skin.
With its regular use, you will notice a bushy mustache with a healthy skin underneath it.
Castor oil is antimicrobial in nature. Thus, it keeps the mustache area free from infections. Apart from incorporating it into your everyday grooming regime. You can also use this oil as an aftershave/ trimming lotion.
In case you are suffering from male hormonal disbalance. Then, you can mix a little grapeseed oil with castor oil.
Grapeseed oil has DHT inhibiting properties. DHT, as you know is the hair growth inhibiting hormone. So, with the use of grapeseed oil, DHT faces resistance, thus leading to better mustache health.
You can mix both the oils in equal proportions to make a potent mustache thickener.
2. Mild, but Thorough Cleansing
You may never get to know, but a lot of bacteria resides in facial hair. The dense mustaches are more susceptible to grit, dirt, and dust. Thus, the more probability of catching an infection.
Germs if not washed off, may lead to complications. Apart from a poor mustache growth. An unchecked mustache infection can lead to the damaged skin as well.
So, a thorough cleansing ritual for the mustache is a must. That includes twice in a day mild cleansing. Plus, a scrubbing ritual per week.
For cleansing, you can try washing your face with castile soap. Castile soap is a mild cleanser made from pure oils. You must avoid the cleansers that have parabens and sulfates. Both these elements are not so good chemicals for the skin. Furthermore, they are harmful to the environment as well.
You can work up a small amount of castor soap on your mustache area. A little of this soap creates enough suds to wash off dirt and grime. Make sure to reach the skin underneath the mustache well.
For scrubbing, you can make a paste by adding sugar to grapeseed oil. Sugar acts as a sturdy scrub. While the oil acts as an emollient.
Work up as a scrub on the mustache region or about 5 minutes. Then, wash it off with plain water.
You will see a visible difference after using the scrub. In fact, the results will be evident after the first use itself.
This nonfancy scrub is simple to prepare and stands high on results. But if you need some processed cleansers and scrubs. Then, you can check out the resources section.
Exposure to the Sun and pollution damages the hair. Thus, your mustache requires a protective guard.
While driving a two-wheeler, you can wear a helmet. The helmet will create a barrier between your mustache and the foreign particles in the air. Plus, a helmet will protect your head from damages in case of an accident too.
A helmet is good while driving. You can also protect your mustache by using a serum.
For preparing a serum, you can use organic apple cider vinegar and green tea.
Mix the vinegar with brewed tea in equal proportions to get a protecting serum. This serum forms a protective layer on the mustache and the skin beneath it.
Acids in vinegar inhibit the growth of infection-causing bacteria. While the green tea refreshes and acts as a mild sunscreen. It also prevents the itch in facial hair.
You can put this liquid in a spray bottle. Or you can also apply the liquid with the help of a cotton ball on your mustache.
There are a few store-bought options for a protecting serum in the resources section of this article.
1. Castor Oil
5. Facial Scrub
If you are looking for an answer to “how to grow a mustache thicker”, then this article is for you.
I know many people have a thick beard, but their mustache does not grow much.
Though in most of the cases, it is the genes that decide the health of a mustache. But with a little effort from our end, even the barest of a mustache can grow thicker.
A simple routine of Nourishing, Cleansing and Protection is essential for mustache growth.
By sticking to this ritual, you can have a flourishing and thick mustache. Ensure to practice these simple tips for mustache growth each day. Then, within few months you will grow an envy-worthy mustache.
If you like this article, then do check the one on making mustache wax as well.
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