How to apply mustache wax

—Eric Bandholz
How to apply mustache wax

As you grow your beard out, you’ll notice that your mustache starts to become a bit of a headache. Eating bigger foods like hamburgers and loaded hot dogs become a mess. Well, what you need to do to help with these issues is apply mustache wax. The wax will help train the hairs to part away from your mouth and can also give a more fashionable appearance.

As someone who just came back with a 1st place finish at the Bearded Civil War for freestyle mustache over 8″ I feel I can speak confidently on this subject.

What you’ll need

The Process

If you have never used a hard wax before, then the first thing you’ll wonder is how the hell to get the product to your fingers. It’s not like a typical cream/fiber that you can dip your finger into; you actually need to use your nail to scrape off some wax.

To aid in this process, you can also use a hair dryer to heat up the wax and make it more manageable. Once on your fingers, rub the wax together to warm up the wax. Then start to apply it from the center of your mustache to the edges. It helps me if I make funny noises while applying the wax.

If you want a more natural look, simply work a moderate amount of wax into your mustache and don’t twist the ends. You can also use a mustache comb to work it in. I will also blow dry my mustache on a high heat, low speed to blend the wax in so it looks more natural. Lock in the shape with a blast of cold hair from the dryer.

If you want a handlebar look, you’ll need to apply more product and twist the edge hairs into a point. Depending on the length of your stache, you may want to grab the hair at the base as you twist so you don’t rip out any mustache hairs. I’ve found that blow drying will soften the hold and make it harder to hold a handlebar. So if you want this style – no need to work the hair dryer in. Once a good amount of product is in, start working the tips into a curl, or whatever style you want.

After a bit of work, you can now use your mirror to admire your fresh new look. We’d recommend taking a selfie and submitting it to our tumblr page to share with the world.

Video Instructions

If none of the above made any sense, then just watch this video I put together.


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