Are you stuck with skimpy facial hair growth and are finding it hard to grow a thick moustache?
We’ll then you don’t have to worry, there are millions of men around the world who have a hard time growing their moustache but the good news is that there are a number of methods you can follow to successfully grow a thick moustache.
So, how do you grow a thick moustache?
By using a combination of vitamin C, hair protein and organic hair products you will be able to grow a thick moustache. This is because hair requires protein to grow and by keeping your moustache nourished and by using the right products, you end up improving your facial hair growth.
Today I’m going to take you through everything you need to know on how to grow a thick moustache. These growth tips and methods will help you develop a nice thick moustache in no time.
What are the causes of patchy facial hair and a thin moustache?
You will experience thin facial hair or patchy hair on your face when your hormones are off balance, when you’re young and if you’re stressed out. But one of the leading causes of patchy hair is your genetics.
Yup, if your father or grandfather had a tough time growing a thick beard or moustache, then chances are that you will probably have a hard time growing one for yourself. Another cause behind a thin moustache is regularly shaving it.
Contrary to popular belief, regularly shaving your moustache especially when it hasn’t fully developed will not promote thick hair growth. You will have to wait for up to a month between shaves to notice any difference in the thickness of your new moustache.
What should you use to grow a thick moustache?
There are a number of products that you can use to boost the volume of your moustache. These will help promote thicker growth and in turn let you style your moustache the way you like.
- Moustache/Beard Shampoo – A good quality all-natural shampoo and conditioner to wash your beard. You can also use a nice beard wash for the same effects.
- Moustache Oil – Helps moisturize your moustache and will keep it soft and healthy.
- Moustache Wax – Used to style your moustache. For thick moustaches it’s best to use a wax that has a thick and sticky consistency.
- Derma Roller – Tools used to untangle your hair and exfoliate your skin by unclogging your facial pores.
- Health Supplements – OTC vitamin and mineral supplements to balance your nutrient intake. Ideal for thick and coarse hair growth.
- Hair Growth Formula – Enhanced formula that boosts hair growth.
- Moustache Comb – Comb to style and direct your moustache.
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How to Grow a Thick Moustache
Let it Grow Out
The first step to successfully sport a nice thick stache is to be patient with it and let it grow naturally. As i’ve highlighted earlier, if you keep shaving your moustache before it’s fully developed then chances are that you will end up with a patchy moustache that will take ages to fully mature.
Patience is key here as the only thing you will have to do for the first month is to let the moustache grow evenly on your upper lip. Sure, it’s going to look horrible because you’re not styling it. But you can always apply some moustache oil or wax to keep it styled and promote even hair growth.
Regularly comb your moustache so it does not grow wild and won’t get tangled.
Based on our estimates, to get a fully grown moustache, it will take roughly 4-6 months. During this time, you have to make sure to maintain it, keep it nourished and ensure that your moustache is receiving the right amount of proteins.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Growing a thick moustache is not an easy process and requires regular maintenance and you will have to ensure that your diet consists of the right nutrients and minerals to boost hair growth. Your body burns calories while growing hair so you need to compensate for the loss of calories at the same time.
Studies have shown that if you reduce your calorie count or drop your intake of essential nutrients in your daily meals then you will find it hard to grow thick hair, not only on your moustache but also your beard and hair will suffer the consequences.
It’s important that you maintain a balanced diet with the appropriate amount of calories for your BMI. You will also have to ensure that the food you prepare and consume contains vitamin A, E, D, K2, zinc, iodine, copper, magnesium and selenium. You will also have to drink copious amounts of water daily to keep your body hydrated.
Regularly exercising helps boost testosterone which will help prepare your facial hair follicles for better and thicker hair growth. It also helps you sweat which in turn opens clogged pores and washes away any dirt that is preventing your hair from growing.
Exercising also helps boost blood flow throughout your body and if you have maintained a balanced diet then the blood will carry the required nutrients that will in turn help nourish your facial hair follicles.
Shampoo and Condition your Moustache
In order for your moustache to develop fully and for you to have a thick but soft moustache, it’s imperative that you wash your moustache and beard on a regular basis with some beard shampoo and conditioner.
Apart from helping your moustache grow, using a good shampoo and conditioner will help reduce itchiness when your moustache grows out, will give it a good smell and remove any dirt or dust that has collected on your skin and it makes it easier for you to groom your moustache.
Make sure you choose a shampoo for your moustache that has been formulated using natural ingredients as this can help protect your skin and hair from damage. Also, make sure you wash your moustache once in two days and use a good conditioner at the end.
Use a High Quality Beard Roller on your Moustache
Beard rollers are essential tools required to keep your beard in check and they’re great devices to fill in a patchy moustache. These grooming tools for men are equipped with hundreds of tiny needles that will exfoliate your skin and promote collagen production which is essential for hair growth.
Derma rollers or beard rollers are available in multiple sizes and can be used on your facial hair at least thrice a week. It’s not recommended to use it on a daily basis as not many studies have been conducted on the benefits and drawbacks of using a beard roller.
Apply a Hair Growth Formula on your Moustache
If you have been suffering from thinning facial hair even after trying all the above mentioned steps then it’s time you try out a good quality hair growth formula such as Minoxidil. This is an OTC hair growth medication that has shown some promising results.
Hair growth formulas like Minoxidil are designed for your hair, but can be used on your beard and moustache since they essentially have the same type of hair follicles. Though this product does come with its fair share of side-effects, using it in the right manner will help boost your moustache growth and in time you will notice a thicker and more fuller moustache.
However, since hair growth formulas have a few side effects for men with sensitive skin, it’s best to first consult a dermatologist to check whether the product is safe to use on your skin type.
Apply Moustache Wax or Moustache Hair Oil
Moustache wax and hair oil will help give your moustache the bloody it needs. It can give off the illusion that your mustache is nice and thick when you’re growing it out.
- When you use mustache wax on your upper lip, it helps thicken and gather together the stray strands of hair. This makes your moustache appear thicker and fuller.
- It’s also recommended that you use a moustache wax that is thick in consistency as this will add more weight to your moustache and improve its volume.
Remember, moustache wax can be used as a cosmetic effect and it doesn’t actually help promote thick hair growth.
Choose the Right Moustache Style
In order for your moustache to take shape and become thicker, you need to choose the right style and work with it. There are many styles you can choose from, it all depends on your face shape and how you want to look.
Here are a couple of fine examples of styles of thick moustaches along with how difficult they are to style.
The Chevron Moustache
This is a particularly thick and full moustache style that generally covers the entire upper lip. It’s a style that’s been worn by Tom Selleck over the years and it’s an easy style to pull off. All it requires is a light trim and a regular brushing to set.
A handlebar moustache is generally thick and curled upward at the ends with the help of moustache wax. It’s a sleek and sophisticated look for men that can only be achieved by those with time to spare on styling. It’s an advanced moustache style and will look good only when your moustache has reached a nice bushy stage.
The Walrus Moustache
The Walrus Moustache is a style that resembles the moustache of a Walrus, hence the name. It’s a coarse style of moustache that is quite similar to the Chevron in terms of styling but it’s thicker and should cover both lips. The Walrus is not a difficult style to pull off, bit it does require you to have a thick moustache to work.
Moustache with Mutton Chops
Mutton chops is an old school look that makes you look rugged and well built. Add in a thick moustache connected to your sideburns and you’re good to go. This style is easy to perform and doesn’t require much work or care. All you’d have to do is grow out your moustache and beard, then shave the beard from your chin and leave the moustache connected to your mutton chops.
The cowboy moustache popularly styled by Sam Elliot is a longer and thicker variant of the Walrus. Here you would need at least 2-3 months to set your moustache in this style. It’s perfect for men with slightly triangular faces and is the one to go for if you’re looking for the all-American western look.
How to grow a moustache faster for teenagers?
It takes a long time for teenagers to grow a full sized moustache mainly because their hormones have just started kicking in. To boost the speed at which your moustache grows, maintain a balanced diet, exfoliate your skin and use a good moisturizer that has eucalyptus infused in it.
Do moustaches grow faster than beards?
Moustaches take a long time to grow and for a full length moustache it will take up to 4-6 months of continuous growth. In order for your moustache to grow nice and thick, make sure you don’t shave or trim your moustache frequently.
How can I make my moustache stand out more?
Use a high quality moustache wax and oil to style your moustache. The thicker the wax, the fuller the moustache will appear and your new look will easily make you stand out from the rest. Another thing you can do is try styling your moustache differently. This will change your whole look and if you do it well, chances are that people will not be able to recognize you.
Darnell Jackson is a grooming enthusiast. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and has always been passionate about men’s fashion and grooming. Darbell started his career as a freelance writer, contributing to various men’s lifestyle magazines and blogs. He has since become a published author, with his book “The Art of Man Grooming” receiving critical acclaim.