How to Stimulate Mustache Growth

by Lindsay Pietroluongo

Stimulate mustache growth by eating a healthy diet.

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While some men have no problem growing a full, thick mustache in what seems like no time at all, other men face specific problems when it comes to growing in their facial hair. They may not be able to grow a mustache as quickly as they would like, or they may notice patchy or bald spots in their mustache as it’s growing. In order to grow a mustache quickly, the hair follicles need strong blood circulation, which stimulates growth. There are different ways to stimulate hair growth, including changing your day-to-day routine. You can also create a herbal mixture at home that stimulates hair growth.

Items you will need

  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Jojoba oil
  • Aloe vera gel

Lifestyle

Step 1

Wash your face in the morning and before bed and exfoliate one to two times per week. Moisturize your face regularly by using facial cream in the morning, at night and after showering. Following a good skincare regime will keep your pores clear, remove dead skin and keep your hair follicles healthy. Dry skin can stunt hair growth and cause ingrown hairs.

Step 2

Eat a healthy diet to get plenty of vitamins every day. Take B3 niacin and B2 riboflavin vitamins, which promote hair growth. These vitamins can also be found in broccoli, chicken breast, spinach and low-fat milk.

Step 3

Ease the stress in your life, which can slow your facial hair growth. Natural stress cures include yoga, mediation and exercise. Incorporate magnesium and potassium into your diet, which calm nerves and decrease anxiety.

Step 4

Sleep for seven to nine hours every night. During sleep, the body is repaired and rejuvenated, including the tissues and cells that are responsible for hair growth.

Herbal Recipe

Step 1

Mix 50 drops of rosemary essential oil with 1 tbsp. each of apple cider vinegar and jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel.

Step 2

Rub this mixture on your skin where you want your mustache to grow. Be sure to rub it on the roots of the hair that is already grown in.

Step 3

Rinse the mixture off completely after 10 minutes.

Tips

  • As your mustache is growing in, resist the urge to trim. If you notice bald spots initially, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have patchy spots once your hair has grown in fully. After time, if you still notice bald spots, you can choose a mustache shape that works around those spots.

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About the Author

As a full-time writer in New York's Hudson Valley, Lindsay Pietroluongo's nightlife column and photos have appeared regularly in the "Poughkeepsie Journal" since 2007. Additional publications include "Chronogram," the "New Paltz Sojourn," "About Town" newspaper and "Outsider" magazine. Pietroluongo graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in English.