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Moustache Wax Recipe

Moustache Wax Recipe
Mustache wax is a firm pomade applied on the mustache by men as a grooming aid to hold the hair in place. Know more about its benefits in this MenWit article.
Kanika Khara
Although very rarely, few fortunate men need not have to worry about their mustache shapes as it stays in shape on its own, without much of efforts. But for the majority, shaping or grooming their mustache can be a tedious and annoying task. Therefore, for such men, mustache wax is extremely useful as it helps them to hold the hair in place, especially at the extremities. This grooming product is primarily helpful for those men who like to have longer facial hair. The wax has restorative properties, i.e., only minimal amount of wax is required to maintain and keep the hair in shape. The wax comes in a stick or tube form that can be directly applied on the hair with the help of the fingers. But if you are searching for some natural ways, and don't want to spend a lot of money on different commercial beauty products available in the market, here are some recipes which are simple, and yet effective too.
Easy Recipes
Mustache Wax Ingredients
  • Beeswax
  • Castor oil
  • Double boiler
  • A low tub or jar
  • Grate or chop the beeswax into small fine pieces, and place them on to the upper part of a double boiler. You may also use a small saucepan inside a larger one, instead of double boiler.
  • Put the castor oil in to the beeswax in the ratio of 1:2, i.e., one part castor oil to two parts beeswax.
  • Pour little amount of water into the bottom of the double boiler, and transfer the pan over medium heat. Stir the wax and oil together, until the wax melts; and a smooth, evenly blended mixture is formed.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, and shift the melted wax to a clean, shallow bowl or jar with a lid. Keep the bowl/jar aside, remove the lid and let the contents cool.
  • Now the wax is ready to be applied on the mustache, or other unruly bits of hair. Make sure you cover the unused portions of wax and store at room temperature.
Other Recipes
Recipe #1
  • ½ pound gum-Arabic
  • ½ pound oil soap
  • 1 pint rose water
  • 1 pound white wax
  • 1 ounce attar bergamot
  • ½ drachm attar thyme

In a saucepan, melt gum-Arabic, oil soap, rose water, and white wax. Stir continuously until it forms a uniform consistency. Now add bergamot and thyme for fragrance.

Recipe #2
  • Beeswax
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Coconut oil/shea butter
  • Essential oils
Mix equal quantities of petroleum jelly and beeswax, and melt in a double boiler. Now add coconut oil or shea butter (half in quantity of petroleum jelly or beeswax) to the mixture and heat until it melts completely. For an appealing fragrance, add few drops of essential oil once the mixture cools.

The first step before applying the wax is to blow-dry the hair completely. After the wax has cooled down, rub your fingertips lightly over the surface of the coagulated wax. Don't dip your finger into the container, as excess of wax may result in a greasy mustache. When your fingertips are coated with wax, put them against the hair you want to shape. To spread the wax evenly, slightly run your fingers against the hair in the same direction as the hair grows naturally. After applying, shape and style the mustache with your fingers. Apply more wax if necessary, and to remove, wash the applied area with mild soap, and rinse well with lukewarm water.

Applying excess of wax may give a messy or greasy look to the mustache, therefore, be careful while applying, and remove the extras with cotton. The aforementioned recipes will not only tame the unruly facial hair, but also help to strengthen the hair by coating it with tough, shiny, and protective covering.