Wild Bill’s XXX Moustache Wax

Wild Bill’s XXX Moustache Wax is a wax that I found while searching the wonderful website of Etsy. Etsy is a fantastic website for people to sell their handmade items, and what a better place for people to sell their own concoction of moustache wax!

Upon receiving my package from Wild Bill’s I was happy to see that they had sent me a tin of their Stiff wax, as well as a tube of their Soft wax. The tin I received is one of the .5oz tins, and the tube is a normal Chapstick tube size (about .15oz)

"It Tickles The Ladies Fancy" what it says on the band around the cap of the tube and on the back of the tin.

The color of the wax is not surprising to say the least, it is a lightish yellow wax color. (I would be a little worried if I found a tin of a brightly colored wax, I like natural colors for a wax that will be so close to my mouth :) ) The smell of this is a very light lanolin smell. Now I know when people hear the word Lanolin they get a little worried because, Lanolin smells like an old man. Well fear not, although this does smell like lanolin, it almost reminds me of being a Cowboy… Out in the wilderness, rough and tough, horses, dirt, campfire cooked food, all around being a Man. and by no means is this smell harsh or over powering, it is a very light sent that disappears soon after being in the ‘stache.

The Natural colored wax

Now getting the Stiff wax into the stash is where I had a little trouble. Scraping this stuff out is TUFF! I though Queen City wax was a gummy wax, boy was I wrong! Scraping this wax out of the tin without warming it up is like… Scraping old gum off of your shoe… Very stiff and sticky…. BUT ALL of that changes as soon as you warm it up. I found that using the “warm it up in your pocket” technique would take a little bit longer that I had in the mornings to get ready. So what I did was use the trusty old hair dryer. I did need to take a little bit longer with the heat, but once this stuff is soft it is very easily worked into the ‘stache.

As for the Soft wax, It is still a very sticky, gummy wax, it just is nowhere near as stiff as the Stiff wax. With the Soft wax I did not need to use the hair dryer, just warming it up in the fingers worked fine. Applying the Soft wax was just as easy as the Stiff once warmed up.

Now for the hold:

Once in the ‘Stache, the Stiff wax did what I like waxes to do, it stiffened back up to what it was while in the tin. You will not need to worry about anything when this stuff is in the ‘stache! you can forget about DSS. I had no problems with fangs or droopy curls, this wax stiffened up almost as much as Bounder, but was still pliable to be able to reshape it.

The Soft wax did what you would expect from a softer wax, while it held its shape and for the most part stayed in place, I would say this would be a great wax for the center of the stache, if you are not wanting a “Slick” look for your entire ‘tache or you are just going for a more of a natural flowing look.

 

Now I wish I could say I had absolutely no problems with this wax, but I did. Washing this wax out was a little difficult for me. Yes this wax is what I would call a water-soluble wax, but it’s not at the same time. When washing out, the wax almost turns greasy and slippery, and does not want to quite come off. Although it was a little tricky to wash out, when I washed my face with face wash (like I do every morning) it all came out and I didn’t notice any greasiness. So maybe you just need to use soap to wash this out.. I’ll have to give it a try!

 

Overall I would say I am very happy with my experience with Wild Bill’s XXX, Yes this stuff is STIFF, so you WILL need to use something to warm it up before applying it to the ‘stache or you will lose a hair or two, but once warmed up, this wax is very easily applied and it stays exactly where you put it. Definitely a wax that everyone should have in their collection for those “Unruly” ‘stache days. So head on over to their Etsy shop and buy yourself a tin or two of Wild Bill’s XXX Moustache Wax.

 

Until Next Time

-Keep That Upper Lip Stiff

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6 thoughts on “Wild Bill’s XXX Moustache Wax

  1. Wild Bill says:

    Thanks for the kind words! My wax is definitely water soluble, but regular soap and water washes it right out. It needs to old up in the great outdoors, so rain, snow, sleet, or hail doesn’t do a thing…

    -Wild Bill

  2. Brian Mendoza says:

    Hey! First off, I have to say that I’ve been really psyched and appreciative of this blog site that you’ve created! I’ve read every single review you’ve written and enjoyed everyone.

    I have to ask though, because I bought Wild Bill’s wax after reading this review because of how you commented it to be a stiff wax. I also ordered Firehouse Wacky Tacky, Rex Wax, and Bounders. I haven’t received the Rex Wax or Bounders yet, but I did receive Firehouse’s Wacky Tacky wax.

    I used wacky tacky first, because it was the wax that I kept hearing about and it thought it was pretty good. I was hoping it would be a bit stiffer, but from what I read here and on other forums, it was known to be pretty stiff, but not very stiff, so I didn’t expect it to be rock hard. The only problem I had was when I compared it to WIld Bill’s, I felt like WIld Bill’s was just as stiff if not as stiff as Wacky Tacky. From what I read, I assumed that Wild Bill’s would’ve been noticeably stiffer, but it doesn’t seem to be so far…

    I don’t know if I got a weird batch, or for some reason (got the soft wax poured into the wrong tin) but it doesn’t seem as stiff as how I read it to be. Getting it out of the tin was no big deal, similar to Wacky Tacky, and when I spread it between the thumb and forefinger it got really greasy. It did dry up fairly stiff, but definitely not as stiff as I expected it to be.

    If it isn’t a mistake, or bad batch, I really hope that Rex Wax and Bounder’s is stiffer because the impression I got was that these two are considerably stiffer than Wacky Tacky. But that’s how I felt about WIld Bill’s, and I definitely can’t say it’s much stiffer, if stiffer at all.

    I hope this doesn’t sound like I’m bashing, because I’m not at all! I really can’t explain how stoked I was that I found your blog on all these different waxes. I’m just worried I may have gotten a funny batch, or just read your review wrong by thinking Wild Bill’s would be much stiffer than Firehouse’s Wacky Tacky.

    Thanks! – Brian

    • Brian,
      Glad to hear that you like what I’ve been doing!

      First, Where do you live? I know that’s a weird question to start off with, but I live in LA and the climate here has been relatively cold lately, also I work in a audio studio so because of all the gear we need to keep the studio between 60-70 degrees so again it is not hot by any means. The reason I ask where you live is because I did notice that (and I should update the post) on warmer days Wild Bill’s had a little bit of trouble holding it’s own because the wax itself is very easily warmed up. While in the studio and on cooler days Wild bill’s is stiff as a rock!

      As far as a bad batch, I would say no, probably just the weather being warm and making your ‘stache droop (which everybody hates a droopy ‘stache!)

      I do highly recommend Wacky Tacky as it is an all around great wax! It can hold up to the heat (I lived in AZ for the summer so I tested it against the 115 degree weather) and can be easily warmed up to apply to the ‘stache. I will always keep an extra tin of this stuff laying around.
      As far as Bounder and Rex Wax, I do like both of those waxes very much. Bounder is a water based wax which it’s purpose is to “dry out” to become stiff which once it does it will stay exactly where you put it. But Bounder is not stiff in the tin, which is why I like it so much, you don’t have to spend 15 minutes warming it up to apply it. Now Rex Wax, if you didn’t get from my reviews I had a little bit of trouble with this wax because it is SO stiff in the tin!! Rex Wax is VERY stiff in the tin which means it needs some special attention to get it warmed and ready to apply, but once in and set this stuff is perfect for the wild and crazy ‘staches!

      Overall I would say keep the Wild Bill’s for the cooler days or when you’ll be inside more, as it is easily warmed up in the sun. Firehouse is perfect for ALL types of weather, on really hot days, this is usually my go to wax. Bounder is an overall great wax, but being water soluble you’ll have to be weary of coffee and other beverages coming in contact with your ‘stache. Rex Wax, (and I still have somewhat of a grudge because I lost a couple hairs in the learning process) is one that I will be keeping for the days that I want to go over the top with my ‘stache, but it is a good stiff wax!

      Sorry for the lengthy reply, I just wanted to explain where I was coming from

      Hope this helps!! Let me know how you work out with Bounder and Rex Wax
      Stay Waxy
      -Lucas

      • Brian Mendoza says:

        I’m actually not too far from you. I’m just out here in San Diego.

        I left the Wild Bill’s in throughout the night and it really did stiffen up with temperature lowering. I wish it would stay this way the whole day!

        I’m really looking forward to Rex Wax. Hopefully Rex Wax will be able to hold like Wild Bill’s does, but all day. Hopefully you’ll reply with, “Yeah! That’s exactly what it’s like!”. If so, it’ll be my go-to wax.

        I’m a bit worried about Bounder’s being water soluble because that’s usually my reason for a touch up, is eating/drinking. I might have to mix and match with waxes in the middle and ends of my stache. By the way, how quickly did you receive your Bounder’s order from Mr Wax? I know it’s based out of England, so I was curious about that wait time.

        I was also interested in trying out some Brother’s Love moustache wax. They’ve got some at an online store right in between the both of us in Orange County. It’s called, Royal Shave. I haven’t called to see if they do on-site pickups instead of having it shipped. This wax, in particular, caught my attention because like Bounder’s, it is soft and very spreadable at first, and then stiffens up. But apparently, this stuff stiffens up very very hard.

        I guess I’m more into the stiff waxes at the moment because I just started regrowing my stache again and I’m only two months in, so it might just be that I need the stiffer waxes to keep the stache curled.

      • I’m sure you’ll like Rex Wax! Just a warning it might take a little to get used to it but it should work just fine!

        I think it took a little over a week for my Bounder to arrive to me, but since it was coming from England I was ok with how long it took.

        I have heard many things about Brother’s Love, I have not had a chance to get my hands on some quite yet but as soon as I do I’m going to grab it right up!

        Keep that ‘stache curled!
        -Lucas

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