I normally try to do a little shtick here in the beginning of a post but I wanted to cut right to the chase.
Mr King’s Marvellous Moustache Wax is, unequivocally, the best moustache wax that I’ve used. I have a couple of waxes in my moustache drawer that are permanent residents and Mr King’s is the one I grab the most.
I could easily end the post there and be satisfied that I got the message out but I’m guessing you’ll want to know why I like it so much. So I’ll go through my usual moustache wax review thing.
Greetings my furry followers! Long time no see. I’ve taken a long hiatus but thanks to the all the fan mail (none) and carefully crafted tales of how my blog has improved your lives (none) I’ve decided to make my triumphant return to entertain (torture) you.
Recently, on the twitters, @edypiro asked me what my top 3 moustache waxes are. Before I do this you need to know that my moustache has gotten pretty long and has always been hard to control. Most of the traditional waxes I’ve used don’t hold it very well any longer but that’s not to say they aren’t great for people with less schnauzer-esque faces.
Last month I had the good fortune to be contacted by Mr Bear of Mr Bear Mustaschvax. He asked if I’d be interested in reviewing his moustache wax and beard oil. Never one to say no to free goodies I took him up on his generous offer. Coming from Sweden, the package took some time to get to me but when it did it contained more than just moustache wax and beard oil, it had the Swedish newspaper comics! I tore into my tin of wax, styled my moustache, grabbed the funnies and headed to the cafe to Google Translate some laughs.
Mr Bear is located in Sweden and is a one man show. He hand makes the moustache wax using all natural ingredients and no “yaky” stuff so it’s petroleum free. The ingredients are very easy to wrap your head around: Beeswax, Lanolin, Shea Butter, Lemon Oil. That’s it. Very cool. The lanolin and shea butter will offer you some conditioning as well.
Moustache Waxes are not a mainstream consumable and so it’s practically impossible to get anything but Clubman Moustache Wax on store shelves. This is why etsy.com has become an effective money sink. There are a lot of talented people out there tweaking the classic moustache wax recipe based on their personal needs and sharing it with anyone with a few bucks. It’s a “buyer beware” environment but moustache wax is cheap and, at least for me, it’s fun to take the chance. Hell, I’ll spend 5 bucks on mediocre corporate coffee; why not spend that money on something that might be magnificent?
Purple and yellow stripes are an indicator of quality
I’ve picked up a few moustache waxes from etsy but the one that got me started there is Dubs Stache Cream. I’ll tell you why: Purple and yellow stripes. Yea, I bought it because of the purple and yellow background on the label. Maybe not the most most effective basis for decision making but it seemed to work because Dubs Stache Cream is an interesting and very effective moustache wax.
Not long ago I went to the mailbox to discover a singularly unremarkable brown mailer addressed to yours truly. On the back was a large wax seal with the initials C.F. elegantly emblazoned upon it. My curiosity was piqued and I attacked the envelope with a wanton disregard for personal safety. A floor full of shredded envelope, a few paper cuts and one hang nail later I held aloft my prize. I small tin of wax with the Captain Fawcett logo upon it! Hurray for me!
When you need that firmer hold required for the tropics
This was a sample of Captain Fawcett’s Moustache Wax in a firm variety. I really like the original formula of Captain’s Fawcett and my waxes are all on the medium side of the medium to firm scale. Yes, sometimes my death defyingly dense moustache will droop after a busy day but that’s fine with me. I was excited to dry a firm wax from a name I trust to see if there was anything to a stronger holding wax.
Enough about pomades. Let’s have a look at a great moustache wax, “Foad Moustache Wax” by Patt Foad.
You’ll want it just for the picture
Foad Moustache Wax comes in .5 oz screw top tin. There’s a label on the top with a fun, stylized drawing of Patt Foad on it. It’s very groovy. The bottom has the ingredients and some other stuff. I like the material of the tin because it’s a thin metal and that makes pocket warming pretty easy.