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« on: March 28, 2017, 12:21:29 pm »

Since 25 December last year I have been growing a goatee and moustache. I have never done this before and I was wondering what advice those who are experienced in such matters would have on waxing the moustache so I can straighten the tips. I hate adding stuff to my hair so I would want to apply the minimum possible.

Can I just add the wax to the tips?
Do you trim the tips often?
Are they easy to curl or straighten or does that depend on the hair?
If I temporarily colour the hair, will that hamper the waxing?
How do you remove the wax?
When do you remove the wax?
Where do you buy wax from? Pharmacists? Barbers? Online?

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 11:23:49 pm »

When I have my 'stache (generally a winter project for me) I use a homebrewed 50/50 blend of beeswax and Vaseline, applied generously to the tips each morning. The mixture is somewhat water-repellent, so that once a base coat is built up, subsequent applications can be more sparing, but it does shampoo out easily. I also found that, although the first few days require vigourous massaging-in, my moustache quickly becomes trained to hold the desired shape.

As for trimming, that's entirely at your own discretion.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 08:14:44 pm »

I use 'Bounder', from Wax Industries. It's incredible stuff, and washes out easily with soap and water.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 10:29:01 pm »

Never been able to get mine straight regardless of what I put on it (unless it's absolutely plastered on, with multiple applications), so I've settled for Captain Fawcetts & a gentle upward curve.  The curve seems to get tighter the longer I leave the ends, so maybe the length dictates the curvature.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 05:15:56 pm »

A tube of Clubman from Sally Beauty Supplies lasts me three months. I do not care for the over-groomed look and only use enough wax to keep the shape. I have naturally wavy hair and so the tips only need a little encouragement to curl up properly.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 06:37:39 am »

I have purchased some Captain Fawcetts from a nearby shaving shop and am trying that. I too suspect that I will have to go with the curve. I guess we will see. Thanks for your advice everyone.

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 09:51:53 pm »

I too suspect that I will have to go with the curve. I guess we will see. Thanks for your advice everyone.

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Not necessarily - one winter I managed a pair of almost-perfectly-straight spikes at approx. 30° above horizontal. I don't recall what I did, but I suspect it was merely a matter of training and frequent reapplication. (I have a 55g honey jar of my beeswax mixture for carrying about.)
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 11:24:42 pm »

A tube of Clubman from Sally Beauty Supplies lasts me three months. I do not care for the over-groomed look and only use enough wax to keep the shape. I have naturally wavy hair and so the tips only need a little encouragement to curl up properly.




I also use Clubman, but I get it from the local CVS. I maintain a curled wire twist (and it's getting relatively long)

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