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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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Oregon Wild Hair

Now I know I am posting two reviews in one day but THIS one is a part of my weekly wax review! So on to OWH!!!

During my initial search for moustache wax I came across Oregon Wild Hair, I was very interested in this wax because of all the reviews and how popular this wax seemed to be. With a huge help from Mark and Susan I received a tin and travel tube of their OWH Moustache Wax. Since I had heard so much about OWH I was stoked to finally get to try it out!

The tin and travel tube of wax.

First off when you open the tin you see that it is a neutral “wax” color which means this stuff is natural! The smell of this wax is like most other basic beeswax, petroleum, and lanolin waxes which again means there is no extra BS in this wax. One thing this wax does have to set it aside from the others is, Musk. Now musk is a very distinct smell some people like it and other don’t, and if not used properly can be very overpowering. Luckily OWH has done it right, the scent of this wax is in no way over powering, just a light natural smelling wax. Personally I am not the biggest fan of the musk smell, but I got over that while using this wax. The smell of the wax is still noticeable throughout the day if your paying attention to it, and since I am not the biggest fan of musk I was noticing it more…

The wax is a very neutral color

As for the stiffness of the wax, I was excited to find that it was a medium stiffness; easy to scrape out, and fantastic to warm up in the fingers! -maybe a little bit too easy to warm up? would this effect the way it holds? Well fear not my fellow ‘stacher!! OWH is what I would call a medium hold. Once warmed up the wax is very easy to spread throughout the ‘stache, a once over with a comb and you should be good! As for the curls, I was in need of a little help when it came to keeping my long curls… long curled.. This is just because of how I like my curls, I like long stiff curls that stay where I put them. With OWH I was able to establish the curls I wanted, but because of the medium hold I had trouble keeping them there.  I “Cheated” a little bit and took a little bit of Rex Wax and used it on the ends of my curls to keep them in place… And Voilà! My curls were long curled! Throughout the day I did have to do some readjusting on the center of the ‘stache, but good thing I had my travel tube with me, just a little wax on the fingers, into the ‘stache, and BAM a fixed ‘stache! After I did some fixing I was able to forget out the ‘stache for the rest of the day, no more “fangs.”

Oregon Wild Hair is a great medium hold wax. I did enjoy my experience with this wax (other than the smell, sometimes) but I would definitely recommend OWH to the fellow ‘stacher who is looking for an overall good wax to have in their collection! For beginners I would say this is the perfect wax, as you wont have any trouble warming this stuff up and applying it to the ‘stache without ripping out any hairs. Another great thing about OWH is that it stays pliable throughout the day, so if it does need fixing you won’t have to go through much trouble to do so.

OWH is a great wax to add to your collection, and at $9.45 per tin with free shipping(In USA) it is a great deal! With very kind people and great customer service you can’t go wrong! Plus they also sell brushes, mugs, and apparel, so go give them a look and order some of their wax! Again I must send a HUGE thanks to Mark and Susan for their support for this blog!

Until Next Time

Keep that upper lip stiff!

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High Life Stache Wax (Bonus Review)

I first found out about the High Life products from a teacher at school (who used to have a handlebar but shaved it off ) He told me that this wax had a great smell and held great. I did some research online about the wax and found out that High Life is a pomade company and happens to make a mustache wax am luckily they were a company based out of Tempe Arizona, where I happened to be going to school. I made my short journey to the tattoo/barber shop Electric Haven Tattoo where it is sold/made, and was surprised to find out that a 1oz tin was only $4, which is one of the cheapest I have found!

When I got home and finally opened the tin and was pleasantly greeted by a coconut/piña colada smell. At first the smell was overpowering and VERY strong, Strong enough to fill he room with the smell of coconut (which the lady of the house was quite happy about)! Although the smell was very pleasant I was a little worried that when applied the only thing I would be able to smell for the day would be coconut. But thankfully after in the ‘stache the smell wore down to a slight whiff every once in a while.

You can see that this stuff just looks light. It also looks a little greasy (Like a pomade)

When I first tried to scrape out some “wax” I was surprised to find how soft it was, the only reason I put wax in “” is because this stuff is more like a pomade then a wax! this stuff is REALLY soft! (not soft like a lotion(CVS Brand) but nowhere near as solid as Bounder) This stuff is a pomade, and being made by a pomade company I am not the least bit surprised. Since this stuff is so soft there is no need to spend any time warming it up -which is good for a quick ‘stache. Spreading it through the ‘stache is very simple, no need to worry about clumps or uneven coverage, just apply to the center and comb it throughout. Since this stuff is so soft it is hard to form the large curls that I normally choose, so I had to settle for a more natural, flowing ‘stache. Throughout the day I had to keep an eye on the ‘stache so I was not a victim of DSS(Droopy ‘Stache Syndrome) – Which is easy with such a soft wax.

Overall I would say High Life Stache Wax Is a good wax if you are looking for a flowing ‘stache while still having the shine of being waxed. The smell of this stuff is FANTASTIC, so if you want a great smelling ‘stache which the ladies will love- this is the stuff! Since I was not able to get the full curls that I normally choose, I keep this stuff as a “Top Coat” for the smell.

SIDE NOTE- Lately since my beard has been getting a little long I have been using this stuff in my beard to keep it nice and neat throughout the day. Just spread a little bit in the beard and comb it through, Gives me a fantastic smelling face and a nice and shiny neat beard.

If you want to get yourself a tin of High Life Stache Wax head on over to their site! Or you can order it from The Grease ShopI guess they no longer carry it.

For European orders shoot them an email: info@pomadeshop.de

Happy staching everyone

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Vacation time!

Alrighty! I have taken a week off to head home(Boulder, CO), a beautiful place with fantastic people and an amazing atmosphere! My time in Boulder will be spent drinking Ozo Coffee, seeing old friends, and spending time out in the beautiful mountain air.

Isn't it just BEAUTIFUL!

I have brought along my entire wax collection with me to test each one of them out while being here in this lovely town. I will be trying each one of my waxes for one day while being here to see how they hold up to the Colorado climate and the lack of oxygen (Being at 5430Ft.) The forecast calls for beautiful weather in the low 80’s to high 70’s, so I don’t believe I will have to worry about the wax melting.

The Collection has grown!

As for my week-long reviews I will pick back up with them when I return to California on Saturday (Oct. 1st), as to keep the consistency of my reviews. I was in the process of reviewing Oregon Wild Hair which is quite a fine wax, a little on the softer side but still a very fine wax(make sure you look out for the review of OWH).

If anyone in Colorado wants to get in contact with me and talk Moustaches please feel free to shoot me a line on here or find me on Facebook!

Also my search for moustache wax will continue here as I am ALWAYS looking for new brands of wax to find and review! – If you know any brands in CO that I should look for let me know!!!

Until Then

-Stay Waxy

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Bounder Extra Firm Moustache Wax

Bounder is another one of the top known brands of moustache wax. I have read countless reviews on Bounder and other Wax Industries products. I was very interested in trying bounder ever since I first began growing a handlebar! After emailing back and forth with Mr. Wax himself we were finally able to work out the exchange rate (him being in London, and me being in the US) and were able to get me some of his fine moustache wax.

Reading about Bounder online you learn that it is made with Pure British Beeswax and Fine Caribbean Rum – Think about that… Fine Caribbean Rum.. Now that is something I think every man would have no problem with smelling throughout the day!!

The nice classic looking package that it came in

Upon receiving my Bounder I read everything that was written on the envelope/package that the wax came in. I saw in the ingredients that it also contained Vanilla Extract. This made me even MORE excited to get this stuff open and have a whiff! Upon opening it I was a little bit shocked with the color and consistency of the wax. When people say wax my mind goes to the “Clear” shiny wax (like Firehouse, Rex Wax and many others.) But when I opened up my first tin of wax I saw a creamy off white colored wax. – This does keep the ‘stache looking more natural throughout the day without the high sheen of other waxes.

I don't know if off white is the right explanation for the color, but you get the idea!

Ok Ok, on to the smell!! The smell is what I was most excited about with this wax. The fact that it has Rum in it, I mean come on!! The first whiff of this stuff what a bit over powering to me and I couldn’t make sense of what it exactly smelt like, But I think that was just the fact that it had been sealed up for while! After airing it out real quick I started getting everything that was in this stuff! At first I just got the vanilla and it almost smelt like, And I know this is going to sound weird but… Vanilla cake frosting. You know like Betty Crocker… Yea, then I started to take my time and I could really get the rum and a hint of the Glycerin soap (I feel that it has a hint of a soapy smell, but hey soap is clean! And it’s good to be clean!!!) Overall I really like the smell of it! Its vanilla frosting with rum, and you can’t be mad at that! – Unless your more of a chocolate frosting guy… Ok enough with the frosting talk!

On the inside of the package it says to keep the lid on tight or the wax will dry out, I read somewhere from Mr. Wax that the way the wax gets its firmness is by drying into a firm hold. This is a fantastic idea, because this stuff dries STIFF! It will hold all day even in the hottest of places (I lived in Phoenix AZ during the summer, and it got HOT. I’m talking like 118 degrees hot!) The fact that it dries out is also what I think makes this wax one of the more difficult to get a hang of. While applying it to my ‘stache I  could feel my fingers and my ‘stache getting really sticky as the wax was starting to dry out. This would cause me to pull a hair or two out if I wasn’t careful! The way I got around that was by heating up the wax with a blow dryer (for about 10 sec), applying it to the ‘stache and working it through until I felt my fingers getting sticky then washing off of my hands (this stuff comes really easy with warm water) and grabbing a little bit more wax and finishing off the curls. It did take me a couple of days and multiple tries to get this right. To tell you the truth I still have not perfected application process, and have yet to get a hang of the wax. – Although the wax does come with some sort of disclaimer stating “Bounder is an old-fashioned product and behaves in an old-fashioned way.” So this might be Mr. Wax’s way of saying it is tricky to get the hang of!!

Throughout the day Bounder really stays where you put it! If it doesn’t you can wet your fingers and fix it up and the wax will reset itself to the new position. When Mr. Wax says “Extra Firm” he means EXTRA FIRM! This stuff is AWESOME when it comes to its strength and holding power! A little of this stuff goes a long way so like it says on the package use sparingly!

Overall I am very happy with Bounder Extra Firm Moustache Wax. It has a fantastic scent which is not overpowering one bit and wares off throughout the day. The holding power is top-notch while still being (hot) water-soluble, and again because I’m not a fan of yesterdays wax in today’s ‘stache that is a good thing, but if you were to leave it in for a second or third day all you would need is a little touch up with some wet fingers. The one thing that gets me every time is the trickiness of the wax when trying to  apply it. This may just be my own experience with the wax but it is something that I still need to figure out.

Bounder Extra Firm Moustache Wax is definitely another wax that every ‘stacher should have in their collection!

Go check them out and order some wax! It comes in a 3 tin package Each of the tins is 10g so in total it equals out to be about 1oz of wax. But you have 3 little tins, one for your pocket, bathroom, and anywhere else you need to stash some ‘stache wax!

Until next time

-Keep that upper lip stiff!

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What’s New?

Hello again!

Currently I am on my search to find the top moustache wax brands. I have already emailed a few brands and am waiting for replies about their wax. So far on the list I have:

Sideshow Psycho

Foad Wax

Gravy Jay’s

and Mr. Natty Twizzle

Already I have had contact with Rex Wax from Oregon and am now waiting to my tin of wax to arrive!

I am in the process of reviewing Bounder Extra Firm Moustache Wax and should have the review up in a couple of days. – So make sure you keep checking back for the review.

The Wax collection so far! Just recieved the Rex Wax today! Can't wait to try it out and review it.

If any of you have a wax which you would like to see reviewed PLEASE let me know so I can start the process of contacting them!!!


-Until then


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Firehouse Moustache Wax (Wacky Tacky)

Firehouse Moustache Wax is a pretty well-known brand, I’ve already found tons of reviews on this wax (as it seems EVERYONE recommends it). Firehouse makes three different waxes; Light, Dark, and Wacky Tacky.

their light wax is made for more of a blonde/gray/white hair (my ‘tache is more of a reddish/brownish so this wax is a no go for me)

The Dark wax is supposedly a little bit lighter color wax then the Wacky Tacky. Also I have read that the wax itself its a softer wax then the WT as well*. (*Have not tried it so don’t hold me to that)

And last but not least, the Wacky Tacky!! This is their darkest and firmest* (*Just what I’ve been told) wax.

OK enough with the other waxes, let’s get to the review of the Wacky Tacky

When you first open the tin you see that this wax is pretty dark, Not black by any means but it is a dark chocolate color. After holding it up and taking a nice big smell you get a natural sent(Hard for me to put a finger on what the exact smell is but it is quite pleasant) -although some have said they don’t like the smell I don’t mind it to much- and by no means is this smell overpowering. Just a slight hint which you’ll catch a whiff of every once in a while throughout the day.

As you can see I have used quite a lot so far! It is my everyday wax so I have used it for a while. The color almost matches the dark brown table. So yes this stuff is real dark!

Let me tell you this stuff is flipping stiff! the first time I used it I didn’t heat it up in any sort of way (which is recommended by their website,) I had a real tough time trying to get it into the ‘tache! So I would indeed say warm it up first, throw it in your pocket for a couple of minutes or give it a quick blast with a hair dryer (only about 30 sec but probably a little less.) After heating it up a little bit this wax becomes easier to work into your ‘stache.

Styling it into curls(or whatever you may choose) is quite simple with this stuff when it is softened up a bit. Just a quick twist of the fingers and it should stay almost exactly where you put it for most of the day!-The only reason I say most of the day is because throughout the day the center of my ‘stache falls into “fangs” and the curls sag a little -This may be because I am not using enough or I am just not combing it through well enough. Or because of the 115 degree heat during the Arizona summer… But a quick touch up on the center and reshaping the curls fixes that! Plus it only happens about once a day. And there is no need for me to reapply any wax, just fix it with the wax that is already there! This wax stays stiff but not rock solid, it is still workable while in the ‘stache. Washing this stuff out is relatively easy, it comes out when I wash my face in the shower each morning (which is fine by me because I’m not sure I want yesterdays wax on today’s ‘stache).

Overall I would say that Firehouse Wacky Tacky is a fantastic wax! it has become my day-to-day wax, (so I have been using it for longer than a week already) and it has yet to disappoint me.  I think everyone should have a tin of WT in their wax collection, and at $8.00 a tin and $2.00 for US shipping it is reasonably priced!

To order Firehouse Moustache Wax go check out their website

–I’ll upload pictures of the wax soon–

-Until Next Time

-Keep A Stiff Upper Lip

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Update on Wax Reviews

Good Day Everyone!
I am currently in the process of reviewing Firehouse Wacky Tacky, this has been my everyday wax so this should be a quick and simple one to review.
Keep checking back as it should be up later today!

-Until Then
-Stay Waxy

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