Growing a Handlebar Moustache

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I Have a Moustache, Therefore I AmI’ve been growing a over recent months…  Additionally, I’ve not shaved my either.  My intent’s to keep growing my and ‘stache.  Ultimately, the pinnacle will be a rather distinguished “handlebar”.

Thus far, it’s coming along quite nicely.  My is about ready to start waxing…  I’m, currently, filtering my drink/food.  Over the next few weeks, at some point, I’ll pick-up some wax.  While I’d prefer somewhere local to walk-out with it in-hand, I may just order from Amazon.  Realistically, I’d more than likely get a better quality product and at a cheaper price than locally anyhow.

The is characterised by long and upward-curving ends (i.e. extremities).  The name, handlebar, is derived from the resemblance of the to the handles found on the bicycles.  s are sometimes referred to as spaghetti s.  The name, spaghetti , is due to its association — stereotypically — with Italian men.

s are made possible by the use of wax, making the extremities of the — the greater the dramatic appearance that’s achieved, the better.

The majority of handlebar experts would say that you’d need a bare minimum of, at least, 1½ months of growth before your ‘stache is long enough to be styled into the correct handlebar shape.  However, you’ll need to start training your now though, in order to achieve that most glorious of forms.  Personally, I’ve been training it by ing it several times throughout the day — getting it wanting to grow in a certain way.

Step #1 — Don’t Trim It

Don't Trim

Don’t trim it!  No matter how tempting it is, don’t trim your — ever.

Step #2 — It


When your ’s long enough to , it once per day.  Create a part by ing the hair, out from under the nose to the left and to the right, respectively.  This will train your ‘stache to grow-out in the traditional handlebar fashion.  A simple will do the trick.  If you want to get fancy, go with a wooden .

Step #3 — Wax It


After getting out of the shower, leave your damp.  Starting in the middle of your , apply a small dab of wax with your fingertip to the upper edge, and use a to spread it down throughout the hair.  Work your way out to each end, applying more wax, as needed.  If your happens to be somewhat wiry, use more wax.

Twist and Shape

To add that distinctive handlebar curl, apply some wax to the ends, twisting the hairs together with your fingers.  Then curl the twisted hair up and in.  You can also create a curl by winding the ends as tightly as possible around a writing pen.

Step #5 — Maintain It


Owning a ’s a commitment…  You have to wash it, it, wax it, and curl it — every day.  However, should the day arrive that you have to take part in a match, the investment will be well worth it.

Works Cited

“How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache.” The Art of liness. . (2012): . Web.

“The .” Madness. . (2013): . Web.

James Stewart

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