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.
As Mark Twain never said, “Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” What he really said was “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Of course he’s dead now so it’s all moot. I, on the other hand, am not dead…I think. Do zombies think? Let’s just agree that I’m ambulatory.
You may be wondering what has kept me from being here to astound and confuse you. Go ahead, wonder. Hmmm..what could it be? When you figure it out let me know what it was. I’ll bet it’s pretty interesting.
Today I’ve got a new moustache wax to tell you all about and it’s particularly fun for me because it’s handcrafted by a top-notch gentleman, Douglas Smythe. If you don’t know Mr. Smythe he is the brains behind the excellent blog, howtogrowamoustache.com. A great blog that covers facial hair, wet shaving, interviews, product reviews, fun articles and how-tos. All the stuff you need to know to look your finest. I would recommend bookmarking it. Ok, is it there on your bar now? Good. On with the show.
Douglas decided to branch out into grooming products. He’s presenting to us a trio of products on his etsy page:
‘Tache Wax – an organic moustache wax (which we’ll be looking at here)
Bay Rum Aftershave Butter – an aftershave balm, pre-shave oil, shaving oil and after sun rub (which we’ll be looking at soon)
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.