If you plan to grow a mustache, you have to be prepared to groom that bad boy to avoid looking like this guy! Thick handlebar mustache.
If you really want to style you stache or even just want to make sure it stays under control, then investing in a good mustache wax is a very good idea. Sure there are all sorts of sprays and hair gels that might be an option, but personally I believe a manly mustache can only truelly be achieved using mustach wax. So what is the best mustache wax?
My 5 Top Choices For Best Mustache Wax
Below I look at 5 of the best mustache wax options you could find. Are there other good options out there that will work you? Yes, more than likely! There are a lot of different waxes and you might have to try a few out to really decide which wax is the best mustache wax for you.
Wild Willie’s Mustache Wax
Formulated with all-natural, organic ingredients, Wild Willie’s Mustache Wax is the best mustache wax of choice for those who are ingredient-conscious. The 7 carefully picked butters, essential oils, and vitamins combine to form a hard wax hold with significant mustache growth benefits. I think this is the best mustache wax for somebody who is trying to grow out their mustache and wants to give it maximum growth benefits while providing a medium hold.
Comes with small scraper to remove product from tin
100% natural ingredients
Masculine cedar and pine scent
Mustache-conditioning ingredients keep mustache healthy and growing
Small amount of product (container is about the size of a nickle)
Doesn’t hold up in extreme heat or humidity
Waxy, glossy appearance when applied too heavily
Medium hold is not enough for very long or thick handlebar mustaches
Premium Beardsmen Spirit Mustache Wax
This medium-hold mustache wax gives a pliable but strong hold. The formula is easy to work with and the wax warms up quickly between the fingers. It claims to have a “subtle, woodsy smell that is not overpowering.” This is another wax that might work well for somebody who is growing out their mustache, but probably not the best mustache wax for somebody with a long handlebar mustache that has a lot of curl and requires a firm hold.
100% natural ingredients
Yellow/amber color dissolves completely and leaves no visible residue on mustache
Conditioning ingredients soften and condition mustache hairs over time
Won’t hold up in extreme humidity or heat
Scent is somewhat overpowering
Formulated with petroleum jelly, which has a strong scent and can cause breakouts
Fisticuffs Mustache Wax
Fisticuffs Mustache Wax starts out soft and becomes stiffer as it dries. This formula is ideal for handlebar mustaches, as it is pliable and easy to work with but dries to a firmer hold. The scent is different than most other beard waxes I have tried, with a subtle citrus scent and a hint of beeswax. Beeswax is its primary ingredient, giving it good hold, with added jojoba and coconut oil to condition hair and encourage growth. This is another good option for somebody looking for growth and a medium-firm hold. Its tacky finish adds extra hold versus its medium counterparts. For new mustache growers, this is a contender for the best mustache wax for a somewhat more natural handlebar mustache.
Pocket-size tin for easy travel
Won’t discolor mustache or leave chalky residue
Tacky finish adds extra hold
Tends to flake towards the end of the day
Won’t hold up in extreme humidity or heat
Not substantial enough hold for very long handlebar mustaches
Firehouse Moustache Wax Wacky Tacky
Firehouse Moustache Wax was founded by a fireman in Mississippi who couldn’t find a wax to replace his favorite discontinued formula. He decided to create his own wax to combat the heat and humidity of Mississippi, and has been making this wax ever since. For mustache enthusiasts everywhere, Firehouse Moustache Wax is renowned as the best mustache wax on the market, known for its maximum hold even on long or thick mustaches.
The Firehouse Moustache Wax is versatile enough for all hair colors. It comes in three different colors (Light, which is suitable for blonde or light hair; Dark, which is for medium reddish-brown hair; and Wacky Tacky, which is a black-brown for the darkest hair colors). The formula is hand-made from scratch from the company’s “secret recipe,” which I’m guessing contains a significant amount of beeswax along with some petroleum-based ingredients.
Of the contendors on this list, I consider this to be the best mustache wax due to the virtually weatherproof maximum hold, versatility in color, and pleasant scent.
Different colors for all hair types
Does not contain dyes or fragrances
Made to withstand extreme heat and humidity
Takes a while to warm up to pliability – the maker recommends carrying it in your pocket to let your body heat soften the wax
Somewhat more expensive than other brands, although it is significantly less expensive if purchased directly from the seller
Stache Bomb Stache Wax
Although it is formulated specially for handlebar mustaches, the USA-made Stache Bomb Stache Wax can also be used on sideburns, eyebrows, and goatees. The formula is a medium hold. I found that this is the best mustache wax for creating a “natural” handlebar mustache or holding a few unruly hairs in place, rather than holding a sharp handlebar mustache in place all day. If you’re looking for the best mustache wax for a very defined or curled handlebar mustache, you’ll want to stick to something with a stiffer formula.
Soft, pliable formula is easy to work with
Very pleasant, subtle pine and citrus scent
Doesn’t leave white or colored residue
Ingredients condition mustache hair for softness and manageability
Softer hold is not ideal for serious handlebar curls
Top ten moustaches
Contains petrol, which is noticeable in its scent and can cause breakouts
Somewhat wet or greasy appearance if too much is applied
Wrapping Things Up
Above I only looked at 5 mustache wax options, but there are of course a bunch of different waxes out there. I suggest you try a few out until you find the best mustache wax to suit your needs.
If there is a mustache wax out there that you think deserves to be considered as one of the best mustache wax options out there, but that isn’t on my list, please share your thoughts in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you!
Remember, if you look good you will feel good!
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