When it comes to grooming, especially with facial hair some things are simply out of your control.
This is especially the case if your mustache not growing in the middle.
In this article, you’ll understand why and ( I’ll give you some tips on what you can do to change this).
With that said, let’s get into it.
Mustache not growing in the middle
If you’ve got a gap in the middle of your mustache, you should be too stressed about it.
Hair grows randomly and you cannot really control it.
Don’t suffer from an inferiority complex over your mustache, sometimes it truly is out and we’ll get to why this is the case later on.
Just keep growing and don’t shave it off thinking they’ll be changed, it’s not true.
If you keep up with the practices I mention later, one day you may wake up to see your mustache growing bigger and thicker in that area.
But it can be random and there’s no way to guarantee growth.
So why does hair struggle to grow in the middle of your mustache?
Why doesn’t my mustache grow in the middle?
The mustache gap takes place in an area of the face called the “philtrum” also known as the Cupid bow.
Simple genetics may mean you have a large Cupid bow making the gap seem more noticeable.
(See how genetics play a large role in all of this, from hair to facial features)
Hair already struggles to grow on this part of your face too.
The philtrum generally has fewer hair follicles than other parts of your face (it’s certainly not just you that’s struggling)
Overall the hair in this area:
- Grows at a slower frequency
- Grows at a lower density
Hair is just simply less likely to grow in these anatomical folds, it’s just the way things are and that’s why you shouldn’t feel as though something is abnormal.
Also, if you have lighter hair, or the hair on your Philrum point away, then this can make this area look larger again.
Shock, another genetic reason.
I’ve had friends who’ve had a gap in their mustache then a few years later it’s full and grown out.
Unless you analyze your body composition daily, there’s no switch you can flick to get hair growing to a specific part of your body.
However, if it’s something you truly want to change, next we’ll go through some tricks you could put in place to help you get some hair in this area.
How to grow a mustache on the philtrum
Instead of trying a thick mustache look, why don’t you try and change the style a little?
Worth what you’ve got and try something that fits with what you’re working with.
Here are some options:
- The Fu Manchu
- The pencil
- The Dali
These styles help with hair that missing in the middle of your mustache, test them out and see which one fits you the best.
Grow it out
If you got solid hair on either side of your philtrum, I’m certain your start growing hair there too, it just playing catch up.
From when you start growing your tache out properly, it can take 2-3 minimum to start seeing growth there and this is for fully mature men 30+.
If you are in your early 20 or a teen, you really shouldn’t be stressing it’s normal not to have fully grown hair in this area.
You probably only just started to grow hair, expecting to have a thick mustache at this age is unlikely and you really will have to leverage patience with this one.
Brush it with beard balm to also help to keep the hair in place.
Then in your want to go one extra apply some wax, just to stick it in place.
Keep consistent with this and you may come to find in a couple of months, you would have trained your hair to grow back toward the philtrum which in turn, will give you that full look you’ve been after.
Make sure your body is right
Your health matters.
If your body is in chaos you Simply can’t expect hair to grow in one of the most difficult parts of your body.
It may use valuable nutrients, hormones, and chemicals to be keeping you alive.
So, you should look to be healthy and pick up those testosterone levels.
Exercise. get fit. run. lift heavy.
A fit body helps to improve your metabolism and gives suit good hormonal balance.
Get some weights on yourself!
Lifting heavily promotes testosterone release responsible for the majority of hair growth.
Sleep. 7 – 8 hours regularly.
Allow your body to recover, also, when you sleep is where most hair growth is done.
Eat right. Take the fat and sugars out of your diet. Get in more protein into your diet too.
Now if you’ve taken in all I have said so far, you should set the right foundation to grow hair or minimize the look of lack of hair.
At the very least, you’ll have a better lifestyle and you’ll be less stressed about this problem.
But for those of you who are impatient here are some possible methods you could use to help with growth
I do advocate for patience, however, if you’re looking to stimulate hair growth, you can do this:
can help stimulate growth
It’s normally used to help grow hair on the scalp and beard.
Also, there are many testimonials online of cater oil dramatically helping to beard and facial hair growth.
If it works on the hair on those parts of the body, I’m sure it’ll work on your philtrum.
Try to use a light carrier oil because castor oil in itself Can be quite dense.
Massage in circular motions to get the product deep into the follicles, and leave for a few hours(5-7 hours).
start doing this 3 times a week for 3 months and then check for growth.
Medical treatment? Don’t do it.
You’ll end up with more side effects that may not be worth a little bit of hair.
Playing with testosterone levels or getting surgery isn’t something I would recommend especially when there are more natural alternatives available.
Minoxidil mustache gap
This is a follicle stimulant and just like caster oil, it has helped people to grow hair.
Some people use minoxidil 5% to grow a thicker mustache.
However, minoxidil doesn’t just stimulate the production of hair in the area but can also thicken it which takes hair growth problems on the philtrum.
If you are to use it, only use minoxidil until all the vellus hair turns to terminal hair.
But in my opinion, over everything, just be patient
In this article, we went over why your mustache not growing in the middle and how you should tackle your mustache gap.
First, you must understand that the mustache gap is normal as that area struggles to grow hair in general.
You need or look to be patient and realize age has a factor to play in how quickly and thick hair grows on your body.
- Eat and train we’ll
- Brush your hair to fill the gap
- Try and new style
- Apply caster oil
These can help with hair growth you should try to do these before attempting anything medical as a gap in your mustache is completely normal.
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