So you’ve decided to grow out your mustache. Mustaches are a great way to keep your face warm add some individual flair to your style, but they do require some maintenance and styling. If you’re going to rock a mustache every day, it’s a good idea to invest in a mustache wax. Otherwise, you’ll soon find that your stylish facial hairs aren’t looking quite the way you imagined.
Mustache wax is a stiff substance that’s used to hold the hairs in a specific position throughout the day. Different mustache waxes have different stiffness levels: some are stiff enough to create an ambitious handlebar, while others are just enough to keep your hairs away from your mouth.
Other factors to consider when choosing a mustache wax include the size, formula, and packaging style.
Most modern mustache waxes contain beeswax as the foundational ingredient. Most have a subtle scent such as pinewood, and many also include conditioning ingredients like coconut oil. Other nourishing ingredients to look for include shea butter, jojoba oil, cocoa butter or vitamin E. We recommend steering away from products that contain petroleum jelly, since it’s not the best for your skin or hair and there are many great waxes without it.
Based on the above criteria, here are 10 of the most awesome mustache waxes.
This all-natural mustache wax comes in an easily portable tube, similar to chapstick. That makes it extremely easy to apply without getting too much wax all over your hands. We love this wax because it has an incredibly simple ingredients list, featuring beeswax, jojoba oil and tea tree oil. It’s moisturizing and nourishing.
This wax has a medium hold, so it’s great for those who are just training their hairs to go in a specific direction. It has a strong, refreshing smell, although if tea tree oil’s scent is too astringent for you, you’re better off with another wax. Users say the size is on the small side, but the formula and packaging are great.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
The premium mustache wax from the Gentleman’s Beard comes in a classy black tin. It has 2 ounces of wax, which is a generous amount of product. It contains multiple conditioning ingredients including coconut oil, vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil. Unlike the vast majority of mustache waxes, this one is fragrance free — a godsend for those who don’t like strong scents right under their nose.
This wax is easy to use by simply rubbing it between the hands and then applying it to your hairs. It’s a good shaping product for training hairs or keeping them out of the way. It won’t work as well for handlebar styles, since it has a light hold. It’s perfectly lightweight and clear, and the hold lasts all day.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Mountaineer Brand’s mustache wax comes in a comparatively large size, with 2 ounces of wax in every round tin. It’s made with simple, fragrant ingredients: beeswax, coconut oil, and cedar and fir essential oils. The coconut oil softens and nourishes your mustache, and the beeswax holds it in place.
Users say this wax should be considered a light- to medium-hold wax. It’s easy to use by simply taking a bit from the tin and warming it in your hands, and it’ll keep your hairs off of your lip. However, the hold does not last very long, so depending on your mustache and lifestyle you may find yourself touching up throughout the day.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Unlike most of the other waxes on this list, this one comes in a squeezeable tube with a mustache comb included. Consider this a great budget option. It’s versatile enough to use on your beard, eyebrows and sideburns in addition to your mustache, and it contains nourishing ingredients like vitamin E.
This mustache wax comes in a clear color as well as tinted colors, so if you’re trying to mask or blend gray hairs, this product is a two-in-one solution. The consistency of this product is a somewhat thick cream, rather than a traditional wax. In a way, this is easier to use.
Note that this wax can dry flaky or white if you don’t take the time to comb it through very, very thoroughly. It has a light to medium hold.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Stache Bomb’s mustache wax comes in a kitschy red tin with 1 ounce of product. It has a mild pine scent and a beeswax color. The wax comes with a guitar pick, which you’re supposed to use to scrape out the wax from the tin.
This wax is relatively soft, so it’s easy to use with just a bit of warm-up. Users say it conditions their beard in addition to providing a light hold. It’s great for those who are not attempting to achieve gravity-defying styles like handlebars. If you simply need to keep unruly hairs in place, this low-maintenance wax is ideal. It dries clear and smells like a forest.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Wild Willie’s mustache wax comes in a relatively small tin with just 0.5 ounces of product. The upside to this is that it’s small enough to easily carry anywhere you go. It has a subtle pine aroma, and features shea butter to condition your hairs as well as your skin.
This wax has a pliable consistency. It’s easy to remove and apply, though the result is that its hold is not as strong as stiffer waxes. It’s great for those who are new to mustache waxes and simply want to train their hairs to go in a specific direction, while also improving the quality of their mustache hairs.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
This Woodsman mustache wax from the Bearded Bastard comes in an attractive, simple round 1 ounce tin. It features masculine and refreshing scents like cedarwood and pine needles, and it has cocoa butter and jojoba oil for keeping your mustache soft and healthy.
This wax has a moderately stiff consistency and can be warmed in the hands. It dries clear, without any tackiness. It has a medium to strong hold, depending on your hair and style. Some users say it doesn’t hold long while others find it to last all day.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Firehouse mustache wax comes in a round 1 ounce tin. The ingredients are apparently top-secret, so those with allergies may want to steer away, but whatever is in there works really well. It has a strong hold that’s designed to last all day, perfect for handlebar styles.
This wax is wonderful in pretty much every way. It dries clear, has an strong hold that allows for a range of styles, and will tame even the wildest of hairs. However, it has a thick consistency that can be difficult to work with. It may not be ideal for those looking for something easy and low-maintenance, but it’s perfect for those who want something lasting and firm.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Fisticuffs mustache wax comes in a small, unassuming rectangular tin. It has a nice floral aroma, with ingredients like tea tree oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil that are healthy for your mustache. The wax has a consistency that’s easy to use; it’s not too hard, not too soft. Just take a small amount and comb it throughout your mustache for the style of your choice.
This wax leaves no tackiness or residue. It has a pretty strong hold, lasting for several hours throughout the day, though it may not be strong enough for those who have stubborn hairs or are trying ambitious styles; for that, you’ll want to use our #1 pick.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
CanYouHandlebar’s mustache wax is a secondary wax, meant to be applied for extra-strong hold for styles such as handlebars or a subtle curl to keep your hairs away from your mouth. The formula consists of all natural ingredients, including beeswax, castor oil, coconut oil and shea butter. It doesn’t dry out your hair or lip but still maintains an impressive hold.
This product comes in a tin, so you must warm it up and then scoop some of the wax onto a finger. Different users have different tricks for this, from carrying it in their pocket throughout the day to using a hair dryer to quickly warm the wax. That’s the only slight downside to this wax — its hard texture isn’t the easiest to apply — but the long-lasting hold is worth it.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON