When setting out to trim a mustache or beard, it’s crucially important to learn how to do it correctly. Many people start growing facial hair without thinking through what they’re trying to achieve, which is often quite problematic. The fact is, learning how to trim a moustache is actually rather easy. As long as you take the following tips into consideration, you can grow your moustache with the confidence of knowing how to properly maintain it.
One of the most common mistakes made by those who have just started growing a moustache is trimming it too early. In order for the moustache to grow evenly, it is important to allow your stubble to grow for at least two weeks before attempting to trim it. This will form the base of the moustache, and will allow you to shape it how you wish.
When it comes time to trim your moustache, the two tools you’ll need are a brush and a pair of scissors. Brush your moustache with as fine-toothed a comb you can find until it is straight. Shape the sides and bottom of the moustache by holding the scissors at an angle and carefully beginning to trim. Ensure that you only trim a very small amount of hair at a time, as it can be very difficult to fix any mistakes you make if you trim off too much at once.
Once your moustache is shaped the way you’d like it, it is important to maintain its volume on a regular basis. If you begin to feel as if your moustache is bushier than you’d like it to be, you can reduce its volume by trimming the top hairs down very carefully. Use your upper lip as a guide when attempting to reduce volume.