You’ve probably heard it before, moustache wax. But, do you really need it? And what do you use it for? It is actually one of the many beard care products that have been created to help beard growth in a healthy way and also achieve as many beard styles as you want.
Moustache wax is like wax you can apply on your hair to help style it, but the difference is that since the hair of your head is not the same as the hair on your face, it has different ingredients. It provides a thick and pliable consistency that helps control the shape of the mustache and it is ESSENTIAL if you want to style your stache.
If you want your mustache hair to grow a certain direction, you need to apply mustache wax to train your hair. In time, you will be able to maintain the look you want and be as creative as possible.
What is in mustache wax?
The ingredients that are typically found in mustache wax are beeswax as the main ingredient, petroleum jelly, shea butter and plant-based oils. Many people even attempt with DIY mustache wax and add fragrances too.
Easy DIY mustache wax recipe
If you want to try and make your own mustache wax, that is great! Here is a recipe from Apothecary’s Garden you can test. Take note of the ingredients you will be needing:
- 1-one pound brick of natural unbleached beeswax.
- 50 to 75 grams of cocoa or shea butter
- 100 grams of raw spruce, pine or balsam fir sap
- 100-150 ml of extra virgin and cold-pressed olive oil
- 5-10 ml of essential oils
Make a Bain Marie, or a water bath, and place the pot on the stove. Find the container you want to use to make the mustache wax. It can be glass or metal, although a Mason jar works just fine.
Then, fill one jar with the beeswax. If you need to grate, chop or break it for it to fit, do it. Clean your collected sap and remove as much of the bark as you can. Put it in one of the jars then add your olive oil to the sap.
In another jar put chunks or grated cocoa or shea butter and then place both jars in the cold water of your Bain Marie. You will see that when the water gets warm the contents of the jars will start to melt. When the water starts to boil, use a stick or spoon to mix the oil and sap and then filter into a jar of the same size, separating the undissolved particles.
Next, pour half your beeswax into your other mixture and reserve the rest for adjusting later. Add the cocoa butter and keep stirring until everything is completely blended. You can test your DIY mustache wax by putting a few drops of your mixture on a plate at room temperature. Once they cool you can see if you need to add more beeswax to the mix to make it harder or perhaps add more cocoa butter to make it softer.
What is the difference between wax, balm and oil?
Before addressing their differences, they have similarities, and it is that they all are beard care products essential for a healthy beard and mustache. As for their differences, the three of them have different purposes and one cannot substitute the other.
Moustache wax, as we already explained, is used to mold and shape your stache and also help to keep it healthy and moisturized. Balm and wax are very similar in texture, but they are not used for the same purposes.
Beard balm provides more oil than mustache wax but is not as strong to help shape your hair and style it. They are perfect for providing moisture since they do not dry up.
As for beard oil, it is not a styling product, it is used for providing moisturization and shine and helps the facial skin stay moisturized as well. In fact, if you use this beard care product in combination with beard wax, it will be easier to tame your hair into the style you want.
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What are the benefits of using mustache wax?
The most important benefit is that it allows you to style your facial hair easily. It also helps train the hair to move in the direction and shape you want and also protects your mustache from dirt and bacteria while keeping it moisturized.
You will be surprised to know that this is not at all a new product on the market. Moustache wax has been used for centuries for styling. And how do you use it? Just spread a little bit of wax across the tips of your fingers and rub it in. The wax should melt from the heat of your hand. Spread it on your hands and gently massage the wax into the mustache.
A mustache comb will be very, very helpful when you apply your wax for taming uneven hairs. Also, remember to apply the wax after you have washed your mustache and beard with special soap or shampoo.
Don’t forget to read about some benefits of having a beard, which are the same of rocking a great mustache too.