'Flavour savers', 'caterpillars', 'tummy tickler' - whatever you want to call them, the Ned Flanders look is back this month. And for a good cause, mind you.
If you decide to cultivate a hairy upper lip there are a few rules that should be adhered to so your Mo' doesn’t resemble Merv Hughes’s. Growing pains.
If your idea of a mo’ is a few sparse whiskers jutting out above your lip, you might not have the genetic code to grow a proper moustache. After all, if you’re going to commit, commit hard. Your fully grown mo’ should resemble a loading bar at 100 percent, not 45 percent. Both are frustrating to look at. A moustache is a prominent feature on your face so you’re going to want to look like you’ve got the impetus to carry it off which means a strong follicular foundation is necessary to begin with. Trim not twirl.
You know your mo’ is outgrowing you when you can take your thumb and finger and give that 'tache a twirl at the end. However, you’re not Disney’s Captain Hook and therefore you should strive to keep your lady tickler short and neatly trimmed. Women don’t want hair to invade their own nostrils when you’re going in for a kiss. The tidier it is, the cleaner it will be. I know they call it a ‘flavour saver’ but there is no need to take this literally. If you can fish out remnants of your breakfast then trim it. ASAP.Right face, Right facial hair
Even though the mo’ is not my cup of tea, if you want to grow it, then take a look at your chops because it will determine what type of soup strainer you can carry off. You’ll need to consider the following:
-Your hair growth density
-Width of your cheeks
-Size of your nose
-The width of your mouth
-The size of your upper lip area
Compare it to growing a garden; you can’t expect to create a lush jungle if you’ve only got a small patch of lawn to work with. A small upper lip isn’t going to carry the weight of a bushy Tom Selleck
number as it will overtake your face.
Lastly, if in doubt, it’s probably best to ask your family and friends, and most importantly your girlfriend or wife if they are going to like seeing you with a crumb catcher. You might find yourself without company (and sex) if you don’t listen to their opinions Then it might be the case of Mo’ mo (ney)’, mo problems for you.
Check out this gallery of the top 20 celebrity moustaches
to give you some motivation/inspiration to keep it growing. We’ve included some milk mo’s, too – you’ll see what we actually mean, soon enough!