Moustache wax is a stiff pomade applied to a moustache ('tache) as a grooming aid to hold the hairs in place throughout the day, especially at the extremities. Our tache waxes come in two different stiffnesses, medium and strong hold, to suit different whisker lengths, thicknesses and to help create the desired style.
Talk about having a stiff upper lip!
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We also offer a pigmented wax to create darker shades of your upper lip caterpillar, especially useful if you want it to match the rest of your beard.
Scoop out a small amount using the back of your thumb nail. Don't use too much as a little goes a long way (about half a pea size is enough, as you can always add more).
Rub the wax between your thumb and forefinger to warm and soften it. It's ready to apply once it has evenly coated the fingertips and it's smooth without any lumps.
Working from the centre of your tache outwards, use your thumb and forefinger to apply the wax evenly to those upper lip follicles. This way you'll have more control over your hairs because you'll be working with their natural direction.
For the famous handlebar moustache, work the hairs toward the end of your moustache and then gently twist them up and round - but remember this takes effort, practice and patience.
Some common mistakes when applying tache wax:
Don't use oils on your moustache before applying the wax. Wax is not water soluble, but it is soluble in oil. So having a freshly oiled moustache can break down the wax as you are applying it.
Don't be ruff and gruff, be gentle. I have a bushy moustache and have been known to be a little too over zealous when trying to shape it, and have accidentally pulled out several moustache hairs. So, don't be like me! BE GENTLE.
Don't rush! Styling your moustache will take time, longer then you probably think. Looking dapper doesn't always come naturally, so put in the effort and be patient, it will pay off.
If it’s your first time using moustache wax, then take it easy and get to understand the wax. Moustache wax comes in different consistencies, so it is helpful to know how malleable the wax becomes, how much you will need, and if it is heat activated.
Practice make perfect. To get better at something you need to practice it. You won't get a handlebar overnight, trust me!
Learning to wax your tache takes time, patience, and practice. Don’t get down on yourself if it doesn’t come out perfectly symmetrical, you will get better.