Website: The Moustache Wax is available here
Price when purchased: £4.50
This wax came in a bundle of products very well packaged. I have also had a great conversation with Evan, a very nice chap indeed with a great skills set as proved by the Shaving Soap and this wax.
Container type/size: 1 oz screw cap tin
This product is un-scented but that does not mean it does not have a scent, of course there is a leading Beeswax aroma which is a great but the cocoa butter means there is a nice subtle sweetness to it too. Once under your nose its not too strong and so allows you to go about your business without distraction.
This is a very solid and firm wax in the tin due to it containing pine resin and so its very important to take your time with it and learn the feel of it in your fingers before you get it near your face. It will help to warm the wax so get the scraping you need by pushing your thumbnail forward across the surface. I found that once rolled into a ball it softens with your finger heat but to be on the safe side I used the hairdryer to warm the wax ball further and it definitely made a difference to the feel. The wax works well into the hairs by crayoning in the centre and then at the curl base a sort of pinch and drag will help apply the wax evenly. If you are going for curls I advise heating the wax covered hairs gently and running a comb through to ensure even covering and then pull everything back together with your fingers and shape the bull horns. The wax wasn’t sticky and so I found the shaping very easy actually and with a quick cold air blast from the hairdryer my moustache was in fine form. As you can see from the pictures the wax worked the curls well and so I thought I would challenge its capabilities with the English style. To achieve this look I tend not to wax the centre and but concentrate on applying more wax to the curl base and then out towards the tips adding a touch more wax as is needed. I found the Craftsman Soap Co wax very easy to work with as long as it warm and the English style was easy for me to achieve. I did apply gentle heat to get the hairs in place and once straight set with the cold air and it set firm and true. I noticed no greasiness or residue on either my fingers or in the hairs.
A very firm hold for this product and so it makes the Wing Walker category. You can see its gravity defying properties in the pictures below and it upheld this all day even when it was crazy windy and long into the evening when I came to wash it out. I didn’t notice I had the wax on though during the day as the hold is so strong that I didn’t need a lot of it on my face, this meant I had a light feeling moustache that stayed exactly how I styled it. Its truly impressive and will suit the guys out there that like to create a bit of drama with their moustache.
I have to say I am really impressed with this moustache wax and I was surprised at how well it functioned in both application and wearing. It was also pretty easy to wash out considering the level of hold it has, my hairs felt good after too. It seems that the jolly public were impressed as I had two people stop in their tracks to celebrate the joyous display on my face, “I just cannot walk past without saying how wonderful your moustache is” In summary this is a very capable wax though it may not suit the beginner as it does require a bit of know how in application, should you want to try it for yourself then visit the website above. Take a look around the well designed webstore store and you will see that Craftsman Soap Co care about sourcing high grade local ingredients to bring you the best quality products.