Mastering Movember: Your Must-Have Moustache Care guide

Nov 22, 2023

Mastering Movember: Your Must-Have Moustache Care guide

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It’s that time of year when upper lips steal the spotlight. It's Movember, the month when men proudly grow their moustaches to raise awareness about men's health issues. At ARKIVE, we believe your moustache isn't just facial hair; it's a statement. This is your comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to rock your moustache for Movember.

The Movember Moustache: A Global Movement

Movember is not merely about moustaches; it's a global movement that advocates for men's health. A small tuft of hair under your nose becomes the banner of support. Your moustache can spark conversations, inspire donations, and ultimately change lives. So, what's the deal with this furry phenomenon? Each moustache tells a story, a commitment to the cause. Movember stats reveal that this annual event has funded over 1,250 men's health projects, addressing critical issues such as mental health and suicide prevention.

Understanding Your Moustache and Face Shape

Before you embark on your moustache journey, it's essential to understand your facial canvas. Different face shapes and hair types will affect the style and growth of your moustache. From the dapper handlebar to the classic chevron, there's a style for everyone. The key is to know which style suits your unique features. One size doesn't fit all in the world of moustaches, and that's the beauty of it.

We understand that your upper lip's best friend deserves nothing but the best. We’re about to share our moustache care arsenal and explore the benefits of incorporating these products into your daily routine. Let’s dive in…

Mustache Grooming Tips: The 4 Pillars of Moustache Care

Your journey to a fantastic Movember moustache begins here. Washing, conditioning, shaping, and styling – these are the core pillars of moustache care. Let's break down the fundamentals of grooming your moustache and delve into the specifics required for each step.

Washing: The Foundation of Mustache Care

Your moustache deserves the same love and attention as the hair on your head. That's why we recommend starting your Movember journey with a clean slate. Reach for the ARKIVE ALL DAY EVERYDAY Shampoo, crafted with the utmost care and designed to be the perfect partner for your moustache.

Movember is all about flaunting your moustache with pride. The last thing you want is to deal with itchiness or discomfort. Our shampoo is your frontline defence against itchy, irritated skin. By maintaining the right balance of moisture and oils, it keeps your skin beneath the moustache hydrated and itch-free.

Boasting a gentle yet effective cleansing formula, we understand that the skin beneath your moustache is sensitive and delicate. By ensuring a thorough yet gentle cleanse, it rids your moustache of the day's dirt, pollutants, and any residual product buildup. The result? A clean, healthy canvas ready for whatever styling masterpiece you envision.

Start your daily moustache-care ritual by wetting your moustache thoroughly. This allows the shampoo to lather up nicely. Pour a small amount of ARKIVE ALL DAY EVERYDAY Shampoo into your palm. The exact amount will depend on the size of your moustache, but a little goes a long way. Apply the lathered shampoo to your moustache. Gently massage it in, ensuring it reaches the roots and covers the entire area. This gentle massage not only cleanses but also stimulates the hair follicles for healthier growth. Rinse your moustache thoroughly, making sure there is no shampoo residue left. Pat it dry with a soft, clean towel.

The result? A moustache that's fresh, clean, and well-prepared for styling. With ARKIVE ALL DAY EVERYDAY Shampoo as the first step in your Movember journey, you're setting a solid foundation for a well-groomed, healthy moustache.

Conditioning: The Silky Solution

Once your moustache is fresh and clean, it's time to take it to the next level. Achieving that silky, soft texture and a well-maintained appearance isn't a challenge when you have the ARKIVE ALL DAY EVERYDAY Conditioner in your arsenal. We understand that moustache hair needs proper hydration. Without it, your moustache can become coarse, unruly, and hard to manage. That's where our conditioner comes in. Enriched with natural ingredients, the ARKIVE ALL DAY EVERYDAY Conditioner ensures that every hair on your moustache gets the right amount of moisture. This not only softens the hair but also reduces frizz, making styling a breeze. Whether you're aiming for a classic look or a modern twist, you'll find that your moustache is much more cooperative. No more unruly hairs sticking out in every direction!

To make the most of your conditioning step, here's a simple guide:

  • Take a small amount of product in your hand. The exact quantity will depend on your moustache's size and thickness, but in our experience a grape-sized amount is perfect.
  •  Apply to your moustache, ensuring every hair is coated. Let it sit for a minute to allow it to work its magic.
  • Rinse thoroughly. You'll immediately feel the softness and smoothness in your moustache.

With ARKIVE ALL DAY EVERYDAY Conditioner, your Movember moustache will not only look fantastic but also feel amazing. Win, win!

Shaping: Crafting Your Look.

Creating a well-shaped moustache is a lot like crafting a work of art; it takes patience, precision, and the right tools. To elevate your moustache to its full potential, you need more than just grooming; you need a reliable shaping product.

After all, it’s a meticulous task. Every curve and contour matters, and even the slightest detail can make a significant difference to the overall look. The key to shaping a moustache is having full control over your styling. ARKIVE's THE SCENE SETTER HYBRID POMADE is meticulously crafted to provide you with the tools you need for precise shaping. Whether you're going for a bold, statement-making moustache or a subtle, refined look, this pomade has you covered.

It combines the best of water-based and oil-based pomades to give you a product that holds your moustache in place while still being easy to wash out. You get the firm hold you need without the hassles of residue that traditional oil-based pomades may leave behind.

Using ARKIVE THE SCENE SETTER HYBRID POMADE is as easy as one, two, three:

  • Take a small amount of pomade, rub it between your fingers, and then apply. This warms the pomade and makes it easier to apply.
  • Comb or brush through your moustache after applying to distribute the pomade evenly. This helps you shape and style your moustache with precision.
  • Start from the centre of your moustache and work your way outwards. Shape your moustache according to your desired style.

Setting: Embracing The Power Of Hold

When it comes to creating a moustache style that stands out during Movember, achieving the perfect shape is just the beginning. Keeping that style locked in place is equally important. This is where the ARKIVE THE MASTERY LIQUID HAIRSPRAY comes into play.

Your meticulously styled moustache deserves the best when it comes to hold and longevity. ARKIVE's Liquid Hairspray is not only designed for hair but is a versatile product that works wonders for your moustache. It delivers a firm, flexible hold that ensures your moustache remains exactly as you've styled it throughout the day.

We get it. A common complaint with hairsprays is that they can make your moustache feel stiff and unnatural. With THE MASTERY, you get the best of both worlds: a hold that keeps your moustache style in place while remaining flexible. You won't feel like your moustache is encased in a shell; it moves with you.

After shaping your moustache, apply THE MASTERY into your palms and smooth over the top of your style. At the end of the day, when you're ready to let your moustache go au naturel, THE MASTERY doesn't create any buildup or residue. It washes out effortlessly, leaving your moustache clean and ready for a new style the next day.

The Bottom Line…

Beyond the aesthetics, your moustache for Movember is more than just a growth of facial hair. It's a symbol of your support for men's health issues and a powerful conversation starter. When it comes to nurturing your moustache, ARKIVE has you covered. Your journey to a remarkable Movember moustache begins with us. Wear it with pride and use it as a symbol of your commitment to improving men's health.

With love and support for your Movember journey, we're here for you every step of the way.

Until next time,

ARKIVE Headcare.