Mustache Doesn’t Connect To Your Beard? (Grooming & Styling Fixes!)

If you have a mustache that doesn’t connect to your beard, then you may be wondering why that is. The space between your beard and mustache is usually due to genetics or possibly a lack of key beard nutrients in your system. The gap may be wider or smaller depending on several factors we will go over in this article.

If hair does not grow between your mustache and your beard, your genetics are probably to blame. Most men’s beards are still developing until they hit 30, so it’s possible the hair will still grow in. To hide the gap, you can encourage thickness, style your existing hair carefully, take a daily vitamin supplement, or rock a non-connecting style.

Keep reading to learn more about why your mustache and beard aren’t connected. I’ll also get into what you can do to grow hair in the gap, and offer some tips for concealing any patches in the meantime.

Why is your beard not connected to your mustache?

If there’s a gap between your beard and your mustache, then it may look a bit off when you look in the mirror. This small gap between your beard and mustache is possibly due to several different factors and there may be a solution.

Your beard not connecting to your mustache is usually due to genetics, but it may also be that your beard has not grown out enough. You may also be deficient in key beard nutrients that promote hair growth in the areas around your mustache. 

You may want to try growing a beard and mustache out as long as possible to get a better idea of how big the gap is when you have a full beard.

There are also certain nutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin D, zinc, and B7 that may help your beard growth tremendously. I’ve personally seen a huge difference in how healthy my beard looks and how dense the hair is since I’ve been taking these vitamins daily. 

Can minoxidil help connect your mustache to your beard?

Minoxidil is a great product to apply in areas where you’d like hair to grow back. There are studies that show this to be true, even for facial hair areas. However, if you decide to use minoxidil in your beard area, it’s important to proceed with caution

Using a 5% minoxidil in the bald areas 1-2 times per day and keeping it on there for about 4 hours may provide the best results. It’s important to be careful with applying minoxidil in these areas as your skin may react negatively. 

While Rogaine is the most well-known brand for minoxidil, the Kirkland Signature and Equate versions contain the same basic ingredients and will function similarly.

How to connect your mustache to your beard

If you aren’t happy with your mustache not connecting to your beard, then there may be some grooming and styling fixes you can try. Pairing this with a beard nutrient supplement may help greatly in growing a longer and denser beard. 

If you have a gap between your mustache and beard, then you can try some methods of hiding or covering it up:

  • Don’t hide it – rock it!
  • Encourage beard and mustache thickness
  • Comb your mustache towards your beard
  • Use a wax, pomade, or balm to style it
  • Try a non-connecting beard style

Don’t hide it – rock it!

Having a gap between your beard and mustache is nothing to be ashamed of and can be quite stylish. There are many styles of beards that have the same feature.

The important thing is to let it grow out naturally for as long as possible without trimming it or doing anything other than maybe using a pair of beard scissors to clip scraggly hairs.

This allows ample time for you to see what it truly looks like when grown out. 

Encourage beard and mustache thickness

A simple way to start encouraging mustache thickness is to not trim your beard at all to bring it to a strong base. You can also try using beard oil that is suitable for your skin.

This will help encourage the healthy growth of facial hair and possibly make it thicker. 

Comb your mustache toward your beard

Combing or brushing your mustache straight down every day is also a simple way of encouraging mustache thickness because it helps the hair pattern grow properly by getting rid of weird bends or curves that will happen naturally without daily combing or brushing. 

Use a wax, pomade, or balm to style it

If you want to grow a true long mustache, then getting some mustache wax, pomade, or balm is a great tool to start with.

Pairing these with a new foundation of daily combing or brushing downwards will help train your mustache to grow thicker and look healthier. 

Try a non-connecting beard style

Lastly, if you want to try rocking it, then you can choose from some of the non-connecting beard styles below.

Look at some celebrities and such to find some styles that look good to you. You can use these styles as inspiration to figure out a look that you’re happy with. 

Non-connecting beard styles

There are some amazing beard styles of people who have a gap between their mustache and beard no matter how prominent it is. In this section, we will look at some celebrities and famous people who are rocking the mustache and beard gap.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp does an amazing job of pulling off the mustache and beard gap, and it is quite large. This is called the ‘Van Dyke’ style and I think it looks quite nice.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu’s mustache and beard gap is a bit smaller compared to others, but his hair is quite thin in the area as well. It still looks great!

LeBron James

LeBron takes the Van Dyke style to a whole new level and keeps the mustache thin and defined while the beard is bushy and prominent. 


Ludacris looks awesome with a very large gap between his mustache and beard. It looks like he decided to shave the whole gap. 

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is known for wearing this type of beard style. He keeps it clean and well-defined. 

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom adopts the Van Dyke style with his look. This is my favorite look for someone who has a gap between their mustache and beard no matter how large it is. 

Zac Efron

I like this one because Zac Efron isn’t necessarily adopting the Van Dyke style and is keeping the whole beard except for the gap. I think many men who have the gap would be able to pull off this style.