Grooming Tips by Schick Hydro® 

Author: Movember
Growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember is a commitment and some would say, an art form. Our partners at Schick Hydro® want to make sure you’re equipped for the grooming journey that lies ahead. Here you'll find a wealth of information on the Mo; some practical, some outlandish, some fashionable, all worth knowing.

 

HOW TO GROW A MO

1. Be prepared. Before your first follicle appears, choose the moustache that will grace your face by browsing the inspirational Movember Mo Style Guide. Then reach for a Schick Hydro 5 Sense® razor—it's the razor with unique Shock Absorb Technology that auto-adjusts to how you shave based on your pressure for a smoother shave with less irritation.
 
2. Be brave. The first few days, even weeks, can be a little awkward as your facial fuzz grows and your Mo takes shape.
 
3. Ignore the itching of your adolescent moustache as those first hairs break through, and maintain a smooth jawline through regular shaves. With 3 unique gel varieties and handle colors to choose from, the Schick Hydro 5 Sense razor hydrates throughout each shave and helps protect skin from irritation. Plus, non-foaming shaving creams add that ultimate protection.
 
4. Shape your moustache using proper grooming techniques. A great Mo comes down to grooming.
 
5. Nurture it and keep it clean. Look after your Mo, and your Mo will look after you.
 


#MOVEMBER

If you ever needed a reason to take a selfie, this is the time. We know you like showing off those moustaches, and we like seeing them. Use #Movember with all your pics and follow @Movember and @SchickHydro on Instagram.
 

 

Grooming

  1. Wash your moustache regularly-- as fetching as they are, moustaches collect all sorts of things. No matter how fine the food, it doesn’t belong in your Mo. Approach sticky, slimy and flaky foods with caution.
  2. Moustache hair is coarse and benefits from soothing, non-irritating shave creams and gels. Try the Hydro Sense® Comfort Shave Cream, formulated with Vitamin E to help protect sensitive skin from irritation while shaving.
  3. Wash your face with a hot towel to steam and cleanse the skin under your moustache as it can otherwise suffer from drying and itching. No one wants that.
 

Styling

  1. Dampen your moustache to trim. Wet hair is easier to cut but – be warned – will bounce up as it dries.
  2. Use a fine-toothed comb to gently rake the hairs so they run in one direction.
  3. With barber scissors, trim stray hairs on the outer edge and bottom line of your moustache. Your comb will come in handy to restrain your Mo while you snip away. Trim conservatively.
  4. Run clippers over the Mo for a consistent level of bush and bounce.
  5. Foam up, then run a sharp razor along the outer edge.
  6. For more outlandish styles, use moustache wax to shape the remaining hair into place.

Click here to purchase the Schick Hydro 5 Sense® razor and here for the Hydro Sense® Comfort Shave Cream. Check out some pictures below from  the Movember Schick Shave Down event in Times Square on October 27, 2018