It truly is beginning to feel like winter, and we hope that wherever you are, you are keeping your beard and mustache healthy and well-groomed.
If you’ve turned to the internet for advice on beard care, you have probably noticed a tremendous amount of information on beard grooming but not as much on mustaches. We are dedicating this article to mustache wax - how to use mustache wax and how to remove it without harming your lip bristle.
What Is Mustache Wax and What’s In It?
Mustache wax is basically a strong pomade that you apply to your mustache to help keep the hairs in place. Mustache wax is only as good as its ingredients. A quality mustache wax:
- Carries the best ingredients
- Performs consistently at keeping your mustache in place throughout the day
- Does not leave any sticky residue
The Bossman Mustache Wax is for the boys ready to take their mustache styling game to the next level. Our unique water-based training wax rubs on easy and is lightweight enough that it won’t weigh you down. Moreover, this wax packs a serious blow when it comes to hold as it is designed to give you an around the clock mustache lock.
Why Not Just Use a Hair Gel Instead?
Unlike your hair on your head, mustaches come into contact with a lot of stuff during the day that usually leaves them looking untidy. Eating, drinking, and even just having a chat with someone can have your mustache looking like you've forgotten all about it. For this reason, the formula for mustache waxes has to be stiffer to endure a day's worth of eating, drinking, blabbering.
Moreover, some hair products are made with substances that are not beneficial to your body if consumed accidentally. Using a regular gel on your mustache might lead to this inadvertently happening when eating or drinking.
Heating the Wax
If you are familiar with mustache waxes, you know they have a very hard consistency. Without the correct know-how, this can make applying it quite difficult. One way to do it is to simply warm the wax before using it. By warming the wax, it becomes flexible, causing the ingredients within the blend to activate.
Preparing the Wax
After warming the wax, use the back of your finger to scoop some out. Don't overdo it; a small half-pea-sized quantity should be more than enough to start. You can always apply more if you need to, so start small. How much you need will depend on the size of your mustache. Next, simply rub the wax between your thumb and finger to soften it further. Once it has spread evenly on the pads of your fingers, you are ready to apply.
NOTE: When spreading the wax between your fingers, make sure to rub out any lumps of wax there may be - the smoother the texture of the wax, the cleaner the final result will be.
How to Apply Mustache Wax
Working from the center outwards, work your index finger and thumb to apply the wax evenly to your mustache. By starting in the middle and working your way out, you will have more control as you will be going with the natural direction of growth.
If you want, you can use both hands to apply the wax evenly to both sides of the mustache simultaneously - that is up to you.
For men going for the traditional handlebar style, work the hairs towards the ends of your mustache and then lightly twist them upwards and curl them at the ends.
Mustache grooming is something that may take a lot of time and effort to master, but with persistence, the world is yours.
Generally, most men find one application at the beginning of the day enough to keep the hair tamed, but If you have a bushier mustache, it will need a little more attention. Our Mustache Wax comes in a pocket-sized container for this exact reason - in case you need a little tune-up in the middle of the day. Doing so is especially helpful for tidying up your ‘stache after eating out.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
Lubricating Your Mustache Before Applying Wax
Wax is soluble in oils. Oiling your mustache before applying some can have the opposite effect and break down the wax as you rub it on your mustache.
Being Too Rough
This may sound obvious, but you can accidentally pull out several mustache hairs trying to get them to stay into shape if you're not careful. So, be gentle with your mustache.
Not Being Patient
Knowing how to style your mustache properly can take a lot of time. Give yourself time to get better. Practice what you preach!
Not Being With the Wax
If you're new to mustache waxing, take the time to become familiar with the wax you just bought and why you need mustache wax. Mustache waxes can come in several different consistencies. So it is helpful to know how pliable your new wax can become and how much you will need for your particular mustache.
This is it, fellas! Learning to wax and style your mustache takes patience, persistence, and of course, practice. Don’t be too hard on yourself if it doesn’t come out perfectly the first time around - you will nail the next time. Even the world-class full-beard champions had to prepare and practice their waxing, and look at their mustaches now.