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How Long Does It Take To Grow A Mustache?

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If you have ever wondered, “how long does it take to grow a mustache?” I can assure you that you’re not alone. I, and many other people have had the same question, prompting a long afternoon of research. Armed with ample information about growing mustaches, how long does it take to grow a mustache exactly?

Most men grow out their mustaches fully in three to five months after a trim, but the exact timeframe for growing a mustache depends on a variety of factors. However, it’s essential to note that this timeframe only applies when you trim a full mustache in the first place.

On the other hand, boys who haven’t started growing mustaches will likely start growing hair around their mouth and chin area around 16 to 25 years old, depending on a variety of factors. Surprisingly, some men will never grow mustaches, and this article will also explore that.

How Long Does It Take To Grow A Mustache

Why Can’t I Grow A Mustache?

If you’re between the ages of 16 and 25 with no mustache, you may feel compelled to ask: why can’t I grow a mustache?

As niche as the problem might feel, it’s not as rare as you think. There are tons of people like you unable to grow out their mustache, and it’s not necessarily because they’re doing or eating something wrong.

The two primary reasons why men may experience difficulties growing mustaches include genetics and ‘baby face’ syndrome. If most of your immediate family members have no mustaches, you’ll likely not grow one either, and it’s not because of anything wrong with you.

But before we proceed, you may want to check out these tips to make your beard grow faster.

With that out of the way, here are the two primary reasons you may experience difficulties growing a mustache:

Genetics / Hereditary

Beards and mustaches are heritable, i.e., can be passed on from parents to their offspring. Similarly, their absence can also be passed from parents to their offspring, partially explaining why some men may never be able to grow mustaches.

“Genetic factors are responsible for the density, length, color, and texture of hair.”- NCBI.

So, if you have a dad without a mustache, you shouldn’t be worried if you’re also not growing one by age 20. You should also note that the length, volume, and texture of your mustache can also depend on genetic factors.

Baby-Face Syndrome

Have you ever noticed that a good percentage of Asia or Chinese men don’t grow mustaches or beards?

Well, some people fail to understand that a baby face isn’t just a high raised eyebrow, a round face with big eyes, a narrow chin, and a small nose. In many cases, lack of facial hair is the reason why that full-grown adult keeps looking like a baby to you.

It’s also crucial to note that using beard growth products and relaxers to stimulate beard and mustache growth would barely make a difference, according to dermatologists that have spent considerable time studying facial hair growth.

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi (Pediatric Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon with nine years experience overall) said.

“If there are no hair roots, how do you think putting oil or creams or changing diet will suddenly start growing hairs in areas where there are no hair roots.”

The dermatologist here has done a great job identifying the root cause, making any efforts to chemically manipulate your hairless face for a mustache unnecessary.

How Do I Grow My Mustache For The First Time?

If you don’t have a mustache between the ages of 18 and 25, you might as well embrace your reality and forget about ever having one, based on the reasons we’ve explained earlier.

On the other hand, young teenagers already experiencing facial hair roots can enhance and speed up its growth using a variety of natural and artificial methods. Here are some recommendations to help you grow your mustache longer and quicker for the first time:

  1. Leave the mustache to grow naturally in its early stages.
  2. Don’t shave your mustache to let it regrow. The idea that a shaven mustache will grow back thicker and longer is a myth that will only impede your facial hair growth.
  3. Beware of overusing facial hair products. Using too many products will barely help; some of them may even hurt your mustache growth efforts.
  4. If budget is not a hindrance and you need a mustache so badly, consider a hair transplant. However, it’s not a recommended way to grow your mustache for the first time, as it will likely hinder future facial hair growth.
  5. Wearing a fake mustache is another option, depending on your needs. They’re not very natural-looking, but if you’re only posing for a picture, why not?
  6. Ignore any overnight mustache growth product recommendations or advice. Most of them simply don’t work, unless you’re physically transplanting a mustache.

At What Age Do You Get a Full Mustache?

Like most questions related to body development, there’s no set answer to this question. While some people grow full mustaches as early as 15, it may take as late as 23 to start noticing considerable mustache growth.

Mustaches typically start growing on the sides of your mouth and slowly spread to form a full mustache. If you haven’t noticed anything by age 25, you should probably give up on trying to get a mustache.

Also, your mustache should start growing before or simultaneously with your beard. Once you have a full beard and your mustache still isn’t noticeable, you’ll probably never notice it.

Now I would like to hear from you:

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I am Stanley. A Unisex Hairstylist, Writer, and book lover. After 12 months of the apprenticeship program as a stylist, I started working with my boss for an extra one year. This time frame made me accumulate knowledge and experience in the hair industry, of which I will love to share with friends all over the world through my blog.

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