Alrighty folks, it’s time again to get back on the reviewing train and make some progress through these waxes I’ve had sitting around for a while.
Firehouse Wacky Tacky was one of the first waxes I tried and I instantly fell in love with it so I was more than excited to have the chance to review another one of their products. When I contacted them about ordering a new tin of the Wacky Tacky they were kind enough to include a tin of their Dark wax so I could give it a review.
Like I said in my first review of Firehouse, they have three different waxes; Light, Dark, and Wacky Tacky.. When I received my tin of Dark I wasn’t expecting much different from the WT based on the pictures off the website.
WELL I was right, when I opened the tin of Dark I saw a familiar color wax and got a whiff of what I feel is the exact same natural scent. I know I was very vague in my WT review about the scent, but now that I’ve had more time with the waxes, I would say the scent of this stuff is a wood, fire, toasty scent. Now it’s not over powering, but It smells quite nice!
When I said I was right about the waxes being not too different I was almost completely right. When you think of Wacky Tacky you think of a sticky, tackier wax, and that’s what you get with WT. With the Dark, I was expecting almost the same wax, just without the stickiness of the WT… AND I was right! The Dark wax is a lighter, less sticky version of the Wacky Tacky.
Scraping this stuff out of the tin is quite easy, and warming this stuff up is quite easy as well.. You don’t need to grab the hair dryer to heat this stuff up, BUT I have a thing about heating Beeswax based waxes up with the hair dryer… SO I usually did. Applying this wax to the ‘stache is easy as well, because it is less sticky than the WT you don’t need to worry about pulling hairs out.
As for the hold, I will reaffirm that this stuff is a lighter/less sticky version of the WT. It held my curls well throughout the day, but I did notice that when I was out in the hot car I started to get a little droopage, but with a little blast of the A/C I was able to adjust the curls back into place and set things up a bit.
Now I know this is a short review, but I think I’ve said all I need to say about this… It’s lighter and less sticky than Wacky Tacky. Almost the same color (WT is darker) and the exact same scent.
Overall I think Firehouse has another great wax on their hands, I think I will use this one more during the winter when it cools off, or for days when I want to loosen things up in my ‘stache. I think this wax would be good for those of you who are just starting to experiment with waxes, It’s got a good amount of hold, but it’s very easy to work with. At the same price of the WT (and ALL Firehouse waxes) a 1oz tin of this stuff goes for $8, and with shipping to the U.S for $3 (which went up from when I reviewed WT) I would say head over to their site and pick yourself up a tin or two of ALL Firehouse waxes!
Thanks again to John and Kristine from Firehouse for their fantastic Customer Service!
Until Next Time-
Keep That Upper Lip Stiff