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A well-kept mustache has always helped men look good, you know. Even though the trends about facial hair have changed over time, the mustache has been a constant.

Here is the thing, though. Keeping a mustache also means you have to trim it regularly. However, going to a salon every time you want to trim the mustache may seem overkill. You would not want to spend a lot of money in the first place.

Even if you could, today’s social distancing policies may ask you to stay at home. Therefore, the better option is to learn how to trim a mustache all by yourself. The last time we checked, most people are not confident about trimming their mustache at home.

Even those who shave and trim their beard are a little skeptical when it comes to trimming their mustache. There is also confusion over the equipment they should use and how to care for the mustache properly.

In this article, we have answered all these questions and more. We will start with a question that may bother everyone with a mustache. After that, we will recommend some of the best methods, equipment, and tips you should use to trim your mustache regularly.

Why Is Mustache So Difficult to Trim?

Why Is Mustache So Difficult to Trim

As we mentioned earlier, the style of your mustache can change the way you look. Like other parts of facial hair on a human body, the mustache also impacts the overall look.

However, unlike your beard, you cannot go all messy about trimming the mustache. Instead, you will have to be more careful about where you start trimming and where you end.

It is worth noting that a simple mistake can ruin the entire style, often forcing you to get a clean-shaven look. Therefore, before you decide on the mustache style you need, you must have a clear idea of trimming the mustache.

You will be wrong if you think a pair of simple scissors and the beard trimmer alone would help you get the perfect mustache style. To begin with, you cannot control your mustache hairs with the same ease of managing your beard or hair. As a result, you may have to use some mustache care materials, such as mustache wax and a specific trimmer. Do not worry; we will talk about these in detail later.

Long story short, the mustache is difficult to trim because people always use the wrong steps and equipment. We do not mean to say that you need an expensive set of tools to get the perfect mustache style.

But, if you want to rely on your regular shaving equipment, you need to take extra care. Now that you know the main reason behind the issue, shall we check out how to overcome the situation?

Can I use my regular shaving equipment?

Scissors and trimmers

Many of us wonder whether we need a separate set of equipment for mustache trimming.

More importantly, the question is whether we can use the standard shaving equipment to trim the mustache. Like many other questions, the answer is that it depends. Among other things, it depends on the shaving equipment you have at your disposal. Let us take a few examples.

Suppose you have a premium set of shaving equipment with you. It should contain a high-quality trimmer, a shaving system that uses comfortable blades, and other materials to smoothen your skin before and after the shaving process.

Of course, you may find a couple of scissors and tweezers in the package. Depending on the budget you had and the brand you have chosen, these features may vary. If you have such shaving equipment at home, you can use it for mustache trimming.

You will be able to achieve super nice mustache styles without much problem. You should also check if the package contains mustache wax, which may not be the case. If you do not find the mustache wax, you may have to get it separately.

On the other hand, suppose you have a pair of standard shaving equipment. You may not be able to find a lot of options in these packages. There could be a trimmer with adjustable height and options, but that will be it. You might not find many haircare or beard care products in the package that you can salvage. So, in that case, you will have to get more equipment from outside the package.

Shall we now check out the ways to trim the mustache?

How to Trim Mustache?

Moustache trimming steps

Before we tell you the steps you need to follow for mustache trimming, we will look at the materials you need for a good trim.

We recommend having all these materials and tools for the best experience. Of course, you can manage the process without a thing or two, but you may have to give up precision or convenience.

  • Trimmer: It does not matter the thickness and style of the mustache you have in mind. You will need a powerful trimmer that does not let you down. The trimmer must have height adjustment options and quick controls.
  • Comb: It is essential to comb your mustache before you trim it. Therefore, you should get one of the best combs from the market. Please get a comb with fine teeth. Only then will the comb be able to handle the individual mustache hair with precision.
  • Scissors: Whether you really need a pair of scissors depends on the style you want to achieve. If you like a shorter-length mustache, you can skip this tool. On the other hand, if you wish to have the best thickness and length, a good pair of scissors is mandatory.
  • Mustache Wax: As we said earlier, you cannot manage your mustache hair easily. So, it makes sense to use a mustache wax that does the job. It will help you control all the hair on your mustache and let you trim them without an issue. You can use the same wax to do the grooming part once you have finished trimming.

In addition to these, you should have a considerable amount of time. Rushing is the worst way to trim the mustache — or anything else, for that matter.

Therefore, you have to take a slow-and-steady method. Now, shall we move to the steps?

Step #1

Before we start with anything, you should apply the mustache wax on your mustache. It will tame the hair on your mustache and provide you with a solid ground to work with. You do not have to add too much wax, though. We are going to comb the mustache later.

Step #2

Now, you can take the comb with the fine tooth and comb your mustache. The idea is to bring all the hair to a single position. Make sure that there are not any protruding hair strands. Such strands will cause a problem in the end.

Step #3

electric trimmer

In this step, you can start trimming the mustache. If you have a short-length mustache style, you can use the trimmers.

However, you have to ensure that you have maximum control over the machine. If you feel less confident at any point, you should swap the trimmer with a pair of precision scissors.

Step #4

Even if you have achieved the main style with the trimmers, you can use the scissors for a better precision cut.

You may have to smoothen the sides until you look as much similar to the style you had in mind. Once that step is done, you can try combing the mustache to see how it looks.

Step #5

In this step, you have to think about grooming, and the mustache wax will come in handy. Once you have washed your face, you can apply some more mustache wax to your mustache. It will bring all the strands to a single direction and make things easy.

Well, that’s it. You can finish trimming your mustache in just five steps if you have the right set of tools. On the other hand, you may have to spend more time with some steps if you miss some of these materials.

For instance, we can take the case of the mustache wax. The lack of a mustache wax may want you to spend a lot more time on the first two steps.

Care Products for Mustache

As you probably know, it is important to care for your mustache if you want to retain the style.

Therefore, it is recommended to use a few mustache care products for the best results. Some of them are:

  • Mustache wax that will make it easy to manage your mustache hair
  • Beard oil that would increase the growth of your mustache as well
  • A facial hair grooming kit, which would come with a better set of combs and other tools
  • A beard shampoo that can remove contaminants from your face
  • Mustache-taming scissors that come in unique designs and sizes


We hope we have answered at least some of the questions you had about mustache trimming.

Everything we have recommended is based on the expert advice of professionals who have been in the grooming field for decades. Therefore, you can count on them when you want to provide the best care for your mustache.

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