Patience is key when it comes to?growing a walrus?moustache –?it’s a facial hair style that?isn’t exactly easy to hide.
The walrus moustache can be easily mistaken?for?the?classic?chevron moustache, but?this thick?moustache?style?typically suits an?older gentleman,?with a rounded face?shape.
However, if you like?the sound of the?challenge of growing a long, thick moustache?–?and have the patience?for it –?the walrus moustache?is a great look to try out.
Be the best version of yourself with?the Gillette?guide to growing, styling and maintaining a?walrus moustache.
What is a Walrus Moustache?
This style?is?first?thought to have been?adopted by the?Celts and?Gauls,?and?enjoyed?another surge of?popularity among men in?the 19th?and?early 20th centuries.
Earning?its name from the?distinctive?whiskers of a walrus, this style is?anything but?discreet, requiring a certain personality to pull it off.
If you decide to go for it, you’ll need to prepare yourself for a thick, bushy,?overgrown moustache that?nicely hangs?itself over your top lip.
This look?is?favoured by top?actor Sam Elliott, who sported it?in?the?recent?big-screen?remake of the?musical A Star is Born,?bringing it back in style?for the 21st?century.
Growing a Walrus Moustache: Step-by-Step
Growing a walrus moustache?won’t happen overnight –?you’ll need to be prepared to wait a few weeks?to achieve a strong walrus ‘tache.
Top?tip: This style?comes into its own when you have?thick,?coarse facial hair, so if your?beard?growth tends to be fair and thin, this style might not be?the best?one?for you.?However, we have?lots of?other?moustache?style?inspiration?for you to follow.
1. Let it grow:?A?walrus moustache can take up to three?or?four months to be?in a place where you can?style?it, as it needs to?be the right length to?look a little?overgrown and comb over?your?top lip?slightly.
2. Trim: With all focus?needing to be?on?your?bold moustache,?we recommend shaving?or?trimming the rest of?your facial hair?to keep?it looking?as?sharp?as possible.
3.?Comb it: Volume?and?length?are?essential?to this?moustache?style, so once?yours?has reached its full potential,?you’ll need?to comb it daily to?encourage?it into the?exact?shape you?desire.
4. Tidy up:?To keep this?moustache?style looking?neat?and defined,?trim the length?regularly?to tidy up any?unkempt?bits of hair.
How to Style a Walrus Moustache
Once?you’ve achieved the perfect overgrown walrus look, we recommend?carefully?trimming?around?the edges of?your?moustache?at least?every?week, but more often if you need to,?with the help of?the?Gillette?All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer.