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Should you try to grow facial hair if you can’t grow a mustache? Craig Barber says yes
This is a great question and one that I get quite often. Wearing facial hair can be pretty tricky to begin with because you have to always consider your face shape, and whether or not it fits your hair style – not to mention those pesky dress codes for some jobs that always seem to throw a monkey wrench into your plans. But with all that to keep in mind, whether or not a full mustache can be grown shouldn't stop anyone from trying to sport facial hair.
So, sure why not? What’s the worst that can happen? If you don’t like the results you can just shave it off. Besides, you certainly wouldn’t be the first to try!
A style that immediately comes to my mind is beard scruff. If a light shadow of a mustache can be grown, it can easily blend with a scruffy beard. Chin straps is another option to try. I’ve seen many of them go without mustaches all of the time. And, if you have the confidence to pull it off, just wearing a soul patch with chin hair makes for a style that works for many!
Beard scruff, being the least challenging to grow, can be easily accomplished by starting with a cleanly shaven face. Next, allow for all facial hair to grow in at the same time while paying attention to how dark the mustache grows in. Once the mustache has reached a length to where it can no longer grow in completely, trim the facial hair to match. This will be the benchmark in establishing the longest length in which the beard scruff should grow without looking uneven.
The soul patch is also pretty easy to achieve, since essentially all facial hair is removed minus the hairy patch under the lip. The biggest challenge with this style is in making sure that there is enough facial hair growth in order to create this unique look. The chinstrap can be a tough one, but it can definitely be accomplished by the help of your barber, or from these shaveyourstyle.com tips.
Whichever look you choose, the main ingredients in this style is knowing your face shape and confidence level, which are both key factors in determining which look is best for you.
So here's the bottom line. Don't let the lack of mustache growth stop you from finding your own style, because there are many options to consider, and certainly more to create.