What a man's mustache has not endured in its history: it became the object of contempt and bad taste (and even prohibited by law), then, on the contrary, turned into a fetish. For example, British writer William Graham wrote in his 1932 book How to Find a Job During a Crisis: “If you are looking for a job, shave off your mustache. A mustache suits a gigolo or a sheikh, but in times of crisis there are not enough such vacancies.
Today, growing or not growing a mustache is everyone's business. However, you must remember that they require careful care and adherence to certain rules. The choice of shape is influenced by the type of face, and where exactly the hairline is thicker and more intense. The process of acquiring a mustache will look more aesthetically pleasing if you first grow a beard, and only then trim it into a mustache. And this takes time - on average, the process will take about six to seven weeks.
There are three main types of whiskers: curled, straight and downward-directed.
The mustache twisted upside down - they are also called handlebar, or, translated from English, "bicycle handlebar" - were worn by Hercule Poirot and Salvador Dali. Their popularity peaked during the First World War. In 1947, British actor Jimmy Edwards founded the Mustache Club, which still exists today. As you might guess, those wishing to get membership must be the owners of such antennae.
In our time, this form is a favorite among fashionable youth. The thickness and length of these mustaches depend on the quality of the hair. The curl at the ends requires special attention. Wax or hair paste will help to make it, which must first be warmed up with your fingers. You can apply wax in different ways: starting from the ends, twisting them and moving to the middle - then the fixation will be negligible, or evenly spreading over all the hair. For owners of obedient hair, a tool such as mousse is also suitable, which will leave the mustache soft, but at the same time fix its shape.
To make the mustache easily curl, it is necessary to curl them daily with styling products, train them to disperse to the sides and be sure to trim the tips, otherwise the regrown hairs will give a sloppy look. You can also trim your mustache to the level of your upper lip without affecting the volume of the middle part.
This shape is suitable for owners of square faces, as it will help smooth out the shapes.
From Nikita Mikhalkov and Mikhail Boyarsky to the character of the animated series "The Simpsons" Ned Flanders - the majority of owners of straight mustaches today. The most popular forms are a chevron (a wide solid mustache that completely covers the upper lip), an artist's brush (surrounding the entire upper lip), a toothbrush (dense vegetation located right under the nose, in the 1920s – 1930s, half of the world's men wore this) …
In the case of a straight mustache, it is important to trim it exactly above the lip so that hair does not get into your mouth while eating. But if this does not bother you and you want to be like Mark Twain and Friedrich Nietzsche, choose the "walrus" style - a fluffy mustache hanging over your lips.
Such forms are perfect for chubby and owners of straight and thick hair.
Down-pointing mustaches include Fu Manchu and a horseshoe shape. The first is named after the literary character Sachs Romer and is a long, thin antennae, drooping downward, with shaved areas above the corners of the mouth. But the shape, reminiscent of an inverted horseshoe, is distinguished by splendor, density, mustaches of the same width, growing up to the jaw line. The area above the corners of the mouth is not shaved, everything is close to the face. Hulk Hogan is worth remembering here. This mustache is very popular with bikers.
Have you grown a mustache? Fine! And now do not forget to wash, comb, lubricate with wax and paste. It is necessary to trim the mustache with scissors or a special trimmer once or twice a week, starting with a thorough combing of the hair from roots to ends. But this does not negate daily brushing. Such manipulation is the key to growth and how the mustache will lie. After showering, do not dry or pat them with a towel. On damp hair, apply a little wax - starting from the middle of the mustache towards the ends. Then comb again. If you want your mustache to curl, daily, or better hourly, curl the curl yourself with your fingers or, for example, with a pencil.
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Things to remember
Often, mustache owners are unhappy with their color, which is influenced by three factors at once: age, season and smoking. Let's not forget that mustache hair turns gray. If you decide to dye them, remember that the color of the mustache should not differ by more than one tone in the dark side from the color of your hair. Smoking, especially pipes, not only causes the whiskers to turn yellow, but also leaves an odor that can be difficult to remove over time.>