For the experienced and well-traveled man, the mustache and beard will most often lose some of its original sheen and luster when it comes to color. While it’s sometimes fashionable to sport a Naturelle color, many prefer to keep the gray at bay. This article covers how to trim and color your mustache for the best results.
Table of Contents
- 1 How to Color Mustache
- 2 How to Trim Your Mustache
How to Color Mustache
Step 1: Choosing a Coloring Product
These days when it comes to choosing a coloring product for your mustache, beard, or goatee Just for Men has the market pretty well dominated. It’s easy to see why; they have a wide selection of colors, the application is easy, and it’s widely available.
You may be thinking to use women’s hair color on my beard, but it will be dangerous to use it on your beard. Here are a few reasons:
- A woman’s hair color typically uses ammonia which is damaging, especially to your face! most of the beard dye does not use ammonia.
- Beard color are geared specifically to blend naturally with your facial hair, not completely change the color like most woman’s hair color does.
- This is your face man! Beard Dye is designed to be used on facial hair.
Step 2: Preparing The Mustache
Before coloring, be sure to give your beard or mustache a fresh trimming and combing. For information on trimming your mustache check out the bottom of this article. Once your mustache is dry, free of tangles, and well defined you can move on to applying the color.
Step 3: The Coloring Begins
Beard Dye usually comes with items in the box:
- Tube of color base
- Tube of the color developer
- Mixing tray
Here are the six steps to color your beard or mustache:
- Put on the gloves and squeeze a line from the color base tube onto one side of the raised line in the mixing tray.
- Squeeze the same amount of color developer on the other side of the line in the mixing tray.
- Use the plastic end of the brush to mix the two lines together until they’re well blended.
- Once combined, quickly and gently apply the mixture to your dry facial hair using the included brush. Be sure to brush up and down to cover the hair evenly.
- Set the timer for a maximum of five minutes (less if you want the color to be lighter).
- Once you left the color in for the desired amount of time step into the shower and rinse it out until the water runs clear. Then shampoo your beard or mustache, preferably with a shampoo made for color-treated hair.
Step 3: Continuing Care
Now with your mustache or beard looking great, you’ll probably want to keep it looking that way. Outside of your usual trimming and washing routine, you’ll want to check your roots regularly to know when it’s time to re-color. What’s great about Beard Dye is that each box is good for multiple applications so a pack of three should last you a while.
How to Trim Your Mustache
A mustache makes a difference! Mustaches are a great way to define your look, however, they are going to need a trimming every once in a while or that look of definition will quickly look, well, messy and unkempt.
What You’ll Need
- Fine Tooth Mustache Comb
- Small Grooming Scissors
- Electric Beard Trimmer
- Sink (which presumably has water)
Step 1: The Moistening
First things first; splash some water on your mustache to get it a little moist. You don’t want to wet it so much that it’s completely damp and dripping with water, just enough so that the piece is wet to the touch. If you have a thick mustache be sure to not only moisten the top layers of hair, but also the layers underneath.
Step 2: The Brushing
Once moistened, give your mustache a quick brushing in the natural direction of growth so that the hairs are generally all going in the same direction and any knots or tufts have been straightened out. Assuming that your mustache hair doesn’t grow up towards your nostrils the brushing direction will most likely be down toward your lip or slightly off to each side.
Step 3: The Trimming
Here comes the point of no return; the trimming. To start, carefully run your grooming scissors along the top of your upper lip to clear away any stray hairs that are dangling over. It’s good advice to trim a little at first and then check if more is needed. This saves your stache from catastrophic over trimming which could take a while to grow back and even prompt a dreaded ‘shave & regrow’!
Once your upper lip is well-defined move on to trimming the outline, or footprint, of the mustache. As mentioned above, conservative trimming is your friend. If this is the first time shaping your mustache you’ll need to decide on a style you want and that your growth patterns can support. See a list of different styles here. Once you know what style you’re going for here’s where the electric beard trimmer comes in handy. Use the trimmer to define your mustache style by removing all unwanted hairs around the mustache. This could also include some hairs below the nose but above the top line of the mustache if needed. Every macho man’s mustache is different so you’ll have to use your judgment on the more detailed trimming, depending on the style you’re going for.
Lastly comes trimming the body, or fullness, of the mustache. I’ve seen lots of trimming methods that say to use the scissors to trim the body but it’s very hard to get a uniform length this way unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time to trim it. The easiest way to get the hairs clean and uniform is to use the electric beard trimmer. Set the trimmer height to the desired length and run it over the mustache in a few directions to really get all those hairs.
Step 4: Clean Up & Show Off
Once trimmed up give your mustache a final brushing with the natural direction of growth. Give the rest of your face a nice clean shave and step outside to show the world your freshly groomed mustache. Don’t be afraid to accept compliments from strangers, you’ve deserved them.
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