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What’s New With The Wax Reviews

Hello all!

Now I know I haven’t been very up to date on my reviews, and I know some of you have been itching for reviews. Well folks, I’m sorry I haven’t been positing reviews like I once was, Life has gotten in the way! It’s tough when you’re working sometimes 60 hours a week to then come home and sit and write a review on a wax, OR just a general blog posting. I have been continuing to try out new waxes and waxing options over the past months, but haven’t had the time to sit down and write. But I have finally found some time this weekend to write a little bit (mostly THIS post).. And the meaning for this post is to keep you updated with what’s to come for The ‘Stache Wax Review.


So, Whats next?

Well One of the most recent reasons I haven’t been reviewing, is because I’ve been letting my beard grow and my moustache rest. Keeping your hair healthy is a HUGE part of having a fantastic moustache/beard. One of the downsides to constantly waxing your Mo is that the wax doesn’t give the hair a chance to breathe. Since most waxes are petroleum and wax based, they can easily clog the pores and restrict the natural hair oils from keeping the hair naturally oiled and healthy. By restricting the oils, it is very easy to gain a dry, fragile, brittle ‘tache, and Recently, I’ve been noticing more and more split ends on my ‘stache, so I’ve been taking it easy on actually waxing my ‘tache to let the hair regain health!

Another major reason for not waxing/reviewing, is I’ve been “Training” for Beard Team USA’s National Beard and Moustache Competition. On the 11th of this month (November) Beard Team USA is holding the National B&M Competition in Los Vegas, and you guessed it, I’m COMPETING!! So I have been letting my Mo’ grow to gain a competitive length for my category (which I am not releasing until the comp)…

SO what happens after Nationals? Well I am trimming my moustache back to a respectable length, and will start reviewing waxes once again!! -I know, I’m excited too!

Which waxes do I have sitting in my basket waiting to be reviewed? Welll Wouldn’t you like to know!

Gentlemans Moustache Wax

Westberg’s Wonder Wax (Medium/Firm)

Foad’s Toad Satin Wax

Stache Bomb Stache Wax

Woodsman Moustache Wax

Mr. Kings Marvelous Moustache Wax

Saints & Sinners Moustache Wax 

Harry’s Best Formula 26

Sideshow Psycho Wax

Herban Lifestyle Moustache WAX


I know that’s a lot of waxes, but fear not, I will get it done!!! I am more than excited to start reviewing them again! It’s always great to find and try new products.

Also, as promised, I will be creating a Graphic for the waxes I’ve reviewed. It will be a chart organizing the waxes based on their hold, scent, applicability and so on.


FOR ALL YOU WAX MAKERS OUT THERE: I do thank you all for sending me tins of your wax. I apologize for the promised reviews taking so long. I have not forgotten about your wax, and I’m not the type to not follow through with a promise made, So please keep us in mind and as soon as I complete the review of your wax, you will be the first person I tell about its posting. Again, I am sorry for taking so long with the reviews.

Hope this updates you all! If you have any questions please feel free to ask!!

Until Next Time!

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Man’s Face Stuff

Now this review is LONG overdue and I apologize to the great guys at Man’s Face Stuff for the delayed review. It is hard to keep track of all the different waxes…

Alright lets get started…

The Haul from Man's Face Stuff

When my order arrived I received two tins of their wax. The tins they sent me were their best-selling scents, which when they arrived I could see why they were. Man’s Face Stuff is known for the various different scents that they have.  The scents of these waxes were very different from any of the other waxes I’ve reviewed.

The first wax that I tried was the “Gin & Tonic”. When you open the tin you see a light yellow wax, and the scent of the wax is what I would guess Gin & Tonic to smell like… I don’t drink, but I’m not sure Gin and or Tonic has much of a scent, BUT I know that usually you get a lime slice with your drink SO the scent that I get from this wax is Lime… The scent is somewhat overpowering at first but once in the ‘stache the scent dissipates throughout the day.

The Gin & Tonic

The second wax they sent me was their “All Nighter”. Opening this tin you see a light brownish wax (almost like Coffee). The smell of this wax is a little confusing to my nose. On their website they say “contains notes of fresh pipe tobacco, sweetened coffee, and just a hint of frankincense.”  Well I do get the coffee, and pipe tobacco… And what the hell is frankincense… Well I looked it up and the scent that it brings to the table is – balsamic-spicy, slightly lemon.. And if I try hard enough I can get a slight hint of it. Now the scent of this wax is like the other, a little overpowering. I find this wax to be a little bit more overpowering then the last, but like the other it wares off over the day.

The All Nighter

Now the only thing different from the two waxes that I can tell were the scents, other than that, I could see no difference in the hold, how it is to warm and apply.

I would say that the waxes are a medium hold. Scraping it out of the tin is quite easy, and warming it between your fingers is again relatively easy. This is a wax that I didn’t need any extra help to warm up. Just a little bit of time in the fingers and it was warmed enough to spread into the ‘stache.  Since this is a medium hold wax I was still able to achieve the large curls that I like, but I did have to worry about droopage as the day went on.

Overall I would say Man’s Face Stuff has some unique waxes! The scents are great, and the hold is good for a sweeping ‘stache. If I were you I’d head over to their Etsy site and check them out and their various scents they have! They sell their 1oz tins of wax for $9 so this wax is right smack in the middle of the price range.

Thanks to the guys from Man’s Face Stuff for the support of the blog and sending me some great stuff!


I also ordered a tin of their Beard Balm, and this stuff is also a great product! The smell of this is Tea Tree Oil, which is a great healthy natural smell. This is a very light wax that spreads nicely through the beard and keeps stray hairs in place for a cleaner looking beard. At $18 for a 4oz tin, if you have a Beard and need to reign it in, then get yourself some!

The Beard Balm


Until Next Time Folks

Keep That Upper Lip Stiff

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Gravy Jay’s Moustache Wax

Well folks, time for another Wax Review. Now I know that I have been a little off with my weekly wax reviews, but I have been trying my best to get to them as much as possible… Work has been keeping me quite busy!!

Now Gravy Jay’s has been a wax that I have wanted to review for a long time, and when it finally showed up at my door I was more than stoked to give it a go. They make 3 different types of wax, their “Classic” (which I got), “Dark & Creamy” and their “Freedom Wax” which is free of any dyes and scents.

When I opened up my package I found not only a tin of wax but also a little spatula type thing for scraping out the wax. Is this wax THAT firm that you need a tool to get it out? I sure hope not!

My package from Gravy Jay's with the "Spatula" for wax scraping

Opening up the tin I saw a Light brownish wax, and the smell that hit me was quite hard for me to put a finger on, but it did remind me of something….Then it hit me, the smell of this wax reminds me of winter time as a kid…. Weird right? Well to explain that, my mom used to boil Cloves on the stove to make the house smell good, and this wax reminds me of that!!! So yea, I would say this wax has a spice/clove smell to it.

The light Brownish Wax

Now for the big question, Did I need the spatula?? Well, no, I didn’t use the spatula they gave me, but Yes this wax is real stiff. I must say I had some trouble warming this stuff up enough to where it was really workable into the ‘stache. I did notice that when I was trying to apply it, it mostly liked staying on my fingers and not actually spreading into my ‘tache. While warming the wax up I did need to grab the Hair dryer to actually warm the wax up enough to get it off my fingers and into the ‘stache, I feel that no matter how much time the wax spent in my pocket, it was still too hard to apply to the ‘stache. Working the it into curls was a little tricky because, even though the wax is stiff enough to need a hair dryer, it is soft enough to have trouble working into curls. Weird I know!! But once into curls, the ‘stache did stay in place for the most part. I did need to touch up the entire ‘stache as the day went on, and since I had trouble with warming the wax, I found this hard to do because I kept forgetting to bring my hair dryer with me where ever I went. <– That’s Sarcasm!! 🙂

Overall my Gravy Jay’s Experiment was great! I did have some trouble with warming the wax and getting it into my ‘stache. With that aside I would say Grave Jay’s has a great wax. The smell is quite nice, not overpowering in any way, and stays at a nice hint throughout the day. The hold of the wax is good, although I did need to do a couple of touch-up throughout the day, but overall it held great.

A huge thanks to Julie from Gravy Jay’s!!! If you want to get yourself a tin, then head over to their website and get yourself a tin or two! A 2oz tin of wax is $11 and international shipping is $6. For 20z of wax I would say this is a great deal! So go buy yourself some Gravy Jay’s!


That’s all for now!

Until Next Time

-Keep That Upper Lip Stiff

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Rex Wax (Revisited)

As many of you might have guessed I was not to keen on Rex Wax when I first did my review. Well I wasn’t to happy with my experience with it. The wax was too stiff, I could not get it to soften up enough to spread it through the ‘stache.

Well my friends, I just needed more time with this wax. If I actually took some time to get it spread through my fingers and really worked it into my ‘stache. I found that if I had another wax in my ‘stache, almost like a base wax, I was able to work it into the ‘stache a lot easier then without any sort of base wax.

I found out that because Rex Wax is so stiff I could use it whenever I was having a “Bad ‘Stache” day, when my whiskers are really unruly and I need some serious help I will always go for my tin of Rex Wax to stiffen things up… I’ll stay away from the innuendos… I feel that Rex Wax is best for the ends of the ‘stache, because I have so much trouble spreading it into the center I feel that it works best on the ends for some real stiff curls and a serious hold.

So if you are in need of some serious ‘stache control I will now say that Rex Wax is the wax you should grab! It’s stiffness is what I need for those days when my ‘tache needs to be tamed! -And I know every one of you have those days when your ‘stache just won’t do what you want-

Thanks again to Paul and Rex Wax!

Until Next Time

-Keep That ‘Stache Stiff

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Foad Wax

European (I now stand corrected about my Geography) British waxes have seemed to always have an advantage over the American made waxes. Could that be because the facial hair epidemic has only just become such a huge thing over here in the US? Well I can’t answer you that, but I can tell you that the Britt’s make some of the best waxes out on the market today!

Foad Wax is one of the 3 European (Again my ignorant USA world geography comes into play haha) British waxes I have so far, and let me tell you, It does not disappoint!

My tin arrived while I was on vacation back home in Boulder, CO and I couldn’t wait to get back home and open up my package. When I got home the first thing I did was open up my package from Mr. Foad himself. What I found inside was a .5oz tin of wax with a cartoon drawing of Mr. Foad’s face on it.

The cartoon drawing of Mr. Foad

Opening the tin you find a dark yellow/greenish wax and you get the scent of the Essential Oils Mr. Foad uses. The scent of this wax is fantastic, yet not overpowering at all. There is really no other way to explain the smell other than the Essential Oils, it smells like…well…Essential Oils…

A dark yellowish/greenish wax

As for the wax I would say it is a firm wax.
I must say I did have some trouble warming this wax up, it seems as if the normal warming it in your pocket just doesn’t cut it. I tried using the blow dryer one or twice and it did seem to help. But most days I just kept it in my pocket(I always seemed to run out of time in the morning to use the blow dryer). Because I had some trouble warming it up applying it to the ‘stache was a little tricky. I had trouble spreading it evenly throughout the ‘tache. I think the reason for this is because the wax has Gum Arabic in it, which it seems like it makes it “gummy” and harder to get off your fingers and into the ‘stache.
Once I got the wax into the ‘stache I was set for most of the day, unless I had myself a cup or two of coffee. Gum Arabic is water-soluble which is good when trying to wash the wax out of the ‘stache but not too good while trying to keep it in the ‘stache. Other then having some minor droopage if I had a hot drink. I didn’t have to worry about the dreaded DSS or the Fangs.

Overall Foad wax is great, although I had a little bit of a tricky time warming it up, I would say this is another fantastic wax for the British! The scent of this wax is awesome, it smells natural so it is something I had no problem putting so close to my mouth. The hold of this wax is great, and you won’t really have to worry about having to do too much readjusting throughout the day.

Mr. Foad is a great guy so head on over to his site and get yourself some of his wax. He sells his wax in .5oz tins for what equals out in US Dollars to be around $7.96 and $3 for shipping to the US.

Until Next Time

-Keep That Wax In The ‘Stache

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Count Justinian Moustache Wax (Classic, It’s Sticky As Hell)

My apologies for taking so long on writing this review! I have been very busy this past week  and this is the only time I have found to actually sit down and write this review.

Count Justinian Moustache Wax, was the first wax that I came across. The Count himself contacted me when I first began growing a ‘stache…. It’s like he knew………. I must say I was a little reluctant to try it, since it was a new product and there were no reviews on it. Well here one is!

I was wrong by second guessing The Count and his wax! both of these waxes are great! After I had done some experimentation with waxes I was finally willing and actually very excited to try the Classic wax, but when the Count told me that he was going to be releasing a stiffer I was even more interested in trying his waxes. When he finally released the It’s Sticky As Hell I think I was one of the first people to purchase it, because I was so eager to get a hold of his waxes.

I do like the tins a lot! Very simple and clean

When my package came in the mail I found my individually wrapped 1oz tins of wax, I almost didn’t want to take them out of their little bags! -But then how could I have reviewed them…

I started out with the Classic wax, since it was the original and “Classic” hold and I would have something to compare to it later.

The smell is the first thing that hits you when you first open the tin, I was very taken back by the smell!! I don’t think I can put it any other way then “It grabs you by the boo boo…”(Cheech & Chong Reference there) I have no Idea what to compare this scent to, so I can’t tell you what it smells like (It’s almost “Clinical”), I can just tell you that it is a very strong. Is it a good smell you ask? Well to tell you the truth, I don’t like it. The scent does dissipate when out of the tin and it  wares off throughout the day, so I got over the fact that it was so strong while in the tin. I am not sure what is giving this wax such a strong smell, it could be any of the ingredients really. But since it only has the normal 3 (beeswax, petroleum jelly, lanolin) ingredients nothing stuck out to me more then the others.

The Classic wax. It's a classic beeswax color

As for the wax itself, I would say that it is a medium/firm hold, and the color is a dark yellowy beeswax. It is very easy to soften up between your fingers by rubbing some wax in between them. I would say this is one of the easiest waxes to warm up! Spreading it through the ‘stache is very easy once the wax is warmed up. I did notice that I needed to add a bit more to the ends of my ‘tache to keep it in curls. (I also fixed this problem by adding some of the Sticky As Hell.) With that problem solved I was met with infamous “fangs” as the day went on. -They were not serious fangs, just a little droopage in the center of the ‘tache throughout the day. But fear not, I was able to fix them by readjusting the ‘stache, and sometimes adding a little bit more wax.

As for the It’s Sticky As Hell:

When I spoke with The Count about this wax, I asked him how much stiffer it was going to be than his Classic wax. “This new wax will be very stiff.

Oh no, I hope its not as stiff and tricky as Rex Wax.

Well, good news! It’s not! It’s Sticky As Hell is exactly what it should be, a firmer version of the Classic! Which is a good thing!!

Actually the only bad thing about It’s Sticky As Hell being the firmer version of the Classic, is the fact that it has the same smell. Although the scent is not as strong as the Classic, it still has the same smell… Which is something that I eventually got used to after using the wax every day. The color was a little bit lighter then the classic, which actually surprised me considering it is the firmer wax. But hey color doesn’t really matter when it turns out clear in the ‘stache. EDIT FROM THE COUNT ABOUT COLOR: 

The slight difference in color between your two tins is unrelated to the different styles of wax. It is due to the very nature of beeswax. We use only 100% natural beeswax with no dyes or other additives, and so far we have been able to source all of our beeswax from the same bee farm. The bee farmer explained to us that the wax changes in shade from season to season based on the pollen the bees are working on at the time.

It's Sticky As Hell. As you can see it's a little lighter then the Classic

Warming this stuff up was almost the same as before, it did take a little bit longer because this is definitely a firmer wax. But once it was warmed up it was easy to apply to the ‘stache. If I were to compare this stuff to any other wax I would have to say it is most like Firehouse (WT), It has none of the Tackyness that Firehouse has, But the firmness is close.

As for the hold, It’s Sticky As Hell is more of what I needed to hold the big curls that I like in my ‘tache. I did not have to do too much adjusting throughout the day, but a few little things here and there (mainly because I am quite picky about how my ‘stache looks). Thankfully I did not have to worry about the dreaded “fangs” when I used It’s Sticky As Hell, because of the firmness it has.

Overall my experience with Count Justinian’s waxes was very pleasant!! I love how easy the Classic is to warm up and apply to the ‘tache, and I love the firmness that It’s Sticky As Hell has to offer! The one and only downside this wax has is definitely the scent, but like I said before I’m sure The Count could easily fix that. The color of the wax is neutral so you don’t have to worry about it changing the color of your ‘tache, unless you have a DARK DARK colored ‘stache.

I Highly suggest you go check out The Count and his waxes! The price for his wax is what I would say on the cheaper side, at $8 a tin and $2 for shipping and $.50 for the second tin. I got myself both tins of 1oz wax for $18.50!! Definitely one you should all add to your collection!

BONUS PIC. It's Sticky As Hell on the left, Classic on the right. As you can see It's Sticky As Hell is a tad bit lighter color then the Classic

Until Then

-Keep That Upper Lip Waxed

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