A Beginner’s Guide to Growing a Mustache From Seed on a Bare Upper Lip

Growing a mustache from seed on a bare upper lip can be intimidating for those who have never tried it before. It’s not as easy as it seems, and if you’re doing it wrong, you’ll end up with some strange-looking mustache and a lot of pain.

This is a list of essential things to consider before you even attempt growing your very first mustache. If you’re new to the mustache game, I highly recommend reading this list carefully before beginning your endeavor or consulting with an expert to help get you started. Who knows, by the time you’re all done with this, you could have a beautiful Jeffrey Dahmer mustache.

Getting Started

Before you even think about planting your seeds, you should make sure you’re in the right frame of mind. Having false expectations will just set you up for failure, so be honest with yourself.

Many beginners think that once they get a mustache, they’ll start dating gorgeous women and become popular in school, so everyone will know who you are, but that won’t happen. This is one of the reasons why most people have failed to grow a mustache from seed so far.

Just remember – you are doing this because it’s cool. You are doing this because it’s fun. You are doing this because it will impress your friends and family, who will be in awe of the fact that you grew one from scratch. That’s it, so keep this in mind to avoid being disappointed later on.

Picking a Strain

The first thing you must do is pick a strain and stick with it. Many beginners skip this step because they don’t know what to pick, but you must choose one proven to work for someone with your hair type. You can’t just pick a random strain off the internet because these strains are not meant for you.

Making It Grow

Once you have your seed, you need to make it grow. But, how do you do that?

First, you need to take it outside, but not too close to the sun. This is because once it gets too much sunlight, it can basically fry itself. So, stick it near a window, but not too close.

Next, you must make sure your upper lip is damp but not wet. The seeds can’t grow if the upper lip is too wet, but they also can’t grow if the lip is too dry. The perfect amount of wetness is somewhere in the middle, and you’ll know when you’ve found it. It’s crucial to figure out this balance early in the process because it can’t be changed once the seeds have germinated.

Lastly, you must water your seeds every day. This will help them grow, but they will begin to wilt and die if you don’t do it. Remember that the upper lip is a delicate area that needs proper care for the seeds to grow properly.


Once your mustache begins to grow, you’ll want to start trimming the stray hairs around the edges. This is to make it look like a mustache and not just an odd-looking lip.

The hairs around the edges will need to be trimmed every couple of days, so it’s essential to be an expert with scissors before you begin. If you trim the hair long, it will start dangling down your lips, and it won’t look good.

I’d recommend starting with the edges first because they are harder to trim. As you continue to trim more hair, it will taper away into the mustache.

This is where patience comes into play. You must be patient because this process can take up to two months before it looks perfect.


Only you will know when you’re done with growing your mustache. I would assume that you’ll be able to tell after it has grown for at least six months. When your mustache reaches this length, it will begin shedding, and you will need to trim it completely.

After shedding, you will need to re-trim the hair around the edges. This time, basically everything except the center will need to be trimmed. After this happens, you’ll have a nice clean, trimmed mustache that is ready for you to wear.


You’ll need to apply mustache wax to keep it in place when it comes to daily wear. This is necessary for many reasons, but the most important one is that the hairs will stick together and form a ball if you don’t do it. This ball will then fall off your face, and you won’t be able to wear it anywhere.

I hope you enjoyed this article. If you have anything to add or questions to ask, I would love to hear from you. Just comment below!

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