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10 Best Mustache Wax For Men In 2017


Every man who wears his mustache with pride probably used some mustache wax before. But in the vast majority of brands and types of waxes, a man and his mustache can get lost.

Finding the best wax for your mustache can be a challenge, you must consider multiple different factors to make a choice. What you choose will depend on firmness or softness of your facial hair, the style, type, or even the climate of the environment in which you live.

It may take some trial and error in finding what wax suits your mustache the best, but to help you focus down the list of countless waxes that can be found online, we will give you a short introduction and a short synopsis of the best mustache waxes available on the market.

1. The Gentlemen’s Premium Mustache Wax

The Gentlemen's Premium Mustache Wax - Double The Normal Size - 2 OZ - Fragrance Free - For A Strong All-Day Hold Without Stiffness Or Greasiness - Dries Invisible -
  • ALL-DAY HOLD: This wax has a strong hold that will keep your mustache in place for the entire day and evening, without feeling greasy or stiff. Tame your unruly mustache hair and say goodbye to flyaway and stray hairs forever.
  • COMPLETELY INVISIBLE: Imagine going to the bathroom to fix your mustache and coming back with it coated in white residue. It's a bad look, right? Luckily, this natural wax rubs in completely transparent into black, brown, blonde or red hair, so you won't have to worry about furtive whispers.
  • FRAGRANCE FREE: There's nothing worse than being followed around by a medicinal odor under your nose all day or, even worse, smelling floral and feminine. That's why we've made this mustache grooming wax reassuringly fragrance free.
  • LASTS FOR MONTHS: A little goes a long way. Whether you've got handlebars, a sleek little pencil mustache or a massive Victorian-style behemoth lurking on your upper lip, you'll get the hold that you need from a miniscule amount of product.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you aren't completely satisfied with this wax, we'll give you every penny of your money back. Try it today at our risk, and not yours.

That is a first class mustache wax that offers a strong hold which holds your facial hair in a still position for the full day and evening. It doesn’t make your mustache greasy or stiff, making it comfortable to wear throughout the day. If you are not fond of the scent that most of the waxes have, this will be your go to wax as it is fragrance-free. If you are looking for a relatively strong hold that applies easily and has no scent, you will be satisfied with The Gentlemen’s Premium Mustache Wax.

Features and Specifications:

All Day Hold –  With this wax, you won’t need to worry if it holds or for how long, the hold is strong and will endure throughout the day.

Completely Invisible –  No matter what color of facial hair you have, this wax rubs in completely transparent, you will never have problems with white marks again.

Fragrance Free – There’s nothing worse than smelling something under your nose all day, that’s why this wax is completely fragrance-free, you won’t notice it, but it will be right under your nose.

Lasts for Months – Although this wax in the upper scale regarding price, it will last you quite some time. The packaging is larger than in most waxes, and you need to use minuscule amounts of product to get the hold you desire.


Holds all day
It has almost no scent
Packaging is well adjusted for the price


Doesn’t work well for the handlebar mustache


2. Fisticuffs Mustache Wax 15g Tin

Fisticuffs Mustache Wax 15g Tin
  • hand poured
  • Keeps Mustache out of your mouth
  • Pleasant citrus/rosemary aroma
  • convenient pocket size tin
  • Great for Handlebar curls

If you are looking for a tin that you can carry anywhere in your pocket, this is your best choice. The hold is medium strong and will not last you through the day, but it’s easy to apply, and you can carry it in your pocket anywhere you like. That is maybe the best wax for the owners of the handlebar mustache because it keeps the hair out of your mouth.

Features and Specifications:

Hand Poured – This wax is hand poured into the tin. It’s made in old fashion, to maximize your nostalgia for the older times.

Citrus/Rosemary Aroma – The scent is noticeable, but not overpowering, it won’t disarrange your sense of smell, but you will always notice the pleasant scent of citrus and rosemary under your nose.

Easy to Use – To use this, you just put some on your fingers and apply it to your mustache. It does not require heating and is extremely easy to wash off.

Great for Handlebars – This is maybe the best wax if you have a handlebar mustache, it doesn’t allow hair to go into your mouth, and has hard enough hold to keep your mustache steady.


Good aroma (citrus and rosemary)
Easily usable
Maybe the best option for your handlebar curls


Has pine resin and scent
You will need to reapply it after some time


3. Stache Bomb Stache Wax

Stache Bomb Stache Wax Mustache Wax Made In Maine
  • Mustache wax handmade especially for handlebar moustaches
  • Works great on beards, goatees and sideburns
  • Comes in a manly pine scent
  • Handmade in Maine
  • Includes a Stache Bomb logo guitar pick as a mustache wax scraper, or just use it to make some epic metal! \m/

That is a handmade mustache wax made in the Portland, USA. It was made especially for handlebar mustaches, but it also works great with beards and goatees. This wax was made specifically for aviators, so if you don’t want your mustache to decompose after a bike ride, you may want to consider the Stache Bomb as your wax. The packaging includes a guitar pick with Stache Bomb logo to use as a wax scraper.

Features and Specifications:

Good Scent – Most waxes come in pine scent, but this one has the most unbelievably unique and natural pine scents your mustache will ever have.

Made for Handlebars – It can be used for other styles, but this wax is best for handlebar mustaches.

Once Applied Stays Soft – This wax stays soft, it has a mildly oily feel and makes your mustache soft and conditioned.


Unique scent
Best for handlebar mustache


Little difficult to use, but you get a pick to assist you in scrapping the wax


4. CanYouHandlebar All-Natural Primary Moustache Wax

CanYouHandlebar brand has two types of mustache wax, primary and secondary mustache wax. The primary mustache wax is easier to use, it smells great and contains no artificial dyes or fragrances. That is a medium hold wax, perfect for daily use and it is made from quality ingredients that maintain your mustaches health. The ingredients: Local wax (from Michigan bees), USP Lanolin, Castor oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter and Vitamin E. The labels are also both waterproof and oil-proof. If you are a laid back gentleman who doesn’t like to use force when forming his mustache, this is a wax for you.

Features and Specifications:

Every Day Strength – This wax is easy to use, but is still strong enough to hold your mustache firm and steady. It has a medium hold, but you can touch it up on the go.

Premium Ingredients – One of the main advantages of this wax is that it is completely natural, it is made in the USA and has no petroleum in it.

Well-Designed – Labels are oil-proof and waterproof so they won’t dissolve in your pocket and the casing is made of stainless steel, so you can even go swimming with it.

Healthy – It doesn’t damage your facial hair, or irritate your skin at all, thanks to natural ingredients.


Easy to use
Can handle humid climate pretty well


Not strong enough hold for very thick facial hair


5. CanYouHandlebar All-Natural Secondary Moustache Wax

Can You Handlebar All-Natural Secondary Moustache Wax : Extra Strength, Firm Hold
  • EXTRA STRENGTH: Our firm hold is strong enough to hold up to anything you can throw at it.
  • PREMIUM INGREDIENTS: Safe, natural, nothing hidden, no petroleum. Ingredients listed below.
  • MADE IN THE USA: Proudly made in Mt. Clemens, MI allowing full oversight and quality control
  • DESIGNED FOR REAL LIFE: Oil and waterproof labels, sturdy crush-proof stainless steel tin.
  • PROFESSIONAL APPROACH: Trusted by salons and barbers worldwide to deliver a superior product

The secondary wax from CanYouHandlebar brand is a stronger counterpart of their primary wax. If your mustache requires strong force and a hard hold this is the wax that will put all those soft and weak waxes to shame; this wax is for experienced and hardcore mustache growers out there. This wax is smelling great, and it has no artificial fragrances and colors in its content. You can use this wax every day, but you should consider to use it only when a maximum hold is required.

Features and Specifications:

Extra Strength – This wax is very firm and stiff, you may have some problems applying it, but once you do your worries will be gone.

Premium Ingredients – Same as in the Primary mustache wax of this brand, this wax is completely natural, and the ingredients were carefully picked to please you and your mustache.

Packaging – Each batch of this USA made wax is made, inspected and packaged by hand. The labels are both waterproof and oil-proof, and the casing is made of stainless steel.


Extremely strong
Holds tight all day even in the most humid climates


You may have some difficulties getting it out of the can, use a guitar pick or warm it up for easier use


6. Wild Willie’s Mustache Wax

Wild Willie's Mustache Wax Cool Mint-The Only Hard Wax with 7 Natural Organic Ingredients for All Day Hold While Treating Your Mustache at the Same Time. Handmade in the USA. .5 Ounce.
  • 1/2 oz. tin. Easily Transportable and accessible whenever you need it. We do NOT use Chemicals, Preservatives, Fragrances, or Colorants in any of our products.
  • *We recommend to use the "Wild Willies Wax Remover" in combination of this product. Ingredients & Some Benefits:
  • Shea Butter: Wrinkles and fine lines repairing, Anti-inflammatory, Deeply Moisturizing, UV protecting, Collagen production Stimulating.
  • Wild Willie's Stache Wax is created with the finest Organic Natural ingredients on the market. We blend 7 of the most powerful butters, carrier oils, vitamins and essential oils to give you the best Wax you could ask for. Our wax not only gives you a firmly held mustache, but also treats it at the same time. All our products are Hand Made (just like in the old days) in Georgia-USA.

Maybe even the best wax for The Fu Manchu mustache, it holds the other types quite well also, The Tom Selleck mustache and the Lampshade come to mind. This wax can help you create a work of art under your nose, and it is firm enough to hold but soft enough that you can maximize your creativity. It contains Shea butter, an intense concentration of vitamins and fatty acids that moisturize the skin and prevent the loss of natural oils as well as nurturing your facial hair.

Features and Specifications:

Natural Ingredients – This wax does not have any chemicals, preservatives, fragrances or colorants. It has vitamins and natural oil that shield the hair from split closures and getting dry. Sweet almond oil gives Magnesium and Zinc as well as vitamins A, B and E. The Tea Tree oil has a fresh aroma that mitigates your skin and eliminates dead cells.

Easy to Apply – Simple and very easy to put it, gives a solid hold that will not last you through the day, but you should be fine for the day if you re-apply it once.


Solid hold
Only natural ingredients
Good for any mustache style


A little sticky one you apply it, but the stickiness wears off after an hour


7. Mustache Wax by Mountaineer Brand

Mustache Wax by Mountaineer Brand - All-Natural, No Residue, Clear and Easy to Use, 2 oz Tin (Original)
  • LARGE 2 OUNCE TIN: Compare sizes when you are shopping; although a few have caught on, most companies are still offering their wax in smaller tins. TWICE AS MUCH means it lasts TWICE AS LONG.
  • ALL-NATURAL MATTERS WHEN IT'S THAT CLOSE! Even the most careful among us get a mouthful of mustache once in a while. Many waxes on the market are petroleum based-that's oil and gas! Don't risk getting that inside your body. All natural beeswax is a safe alternative to harmful chemicals found in some mustache waxes on the market.
  • ORIGINAL MOUSTACHE WAX HAS A MILD SCENT OF CEDAR AND FIR NEEDLE WITH A MILD SCENT that doesn't cling all day so it doesn't interfere with whatever else passes under your nose on a daily basis.
  • NEUTRAL/CLEAR TINT doesn't get in the way of your natural hair color. It lets the real you show through.
  • HANDMADE IN WV, USA. Each batch is handcrafted with the end use in mind. If you're not satisfied, just let us know and we'll refund your money. No questions asked.

Mountaineer Brand mustache wax is 100% natural and chemical free. It is made from coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils. The tin is around 2 OZ, which is pretty good compared to other brands. The combination of coconut oil and the beeswax give control to your mustache without leaving an unsettling fragrance. This wax provides excellent hold for any style, the scent is from cedar and fir needle, so it doesn’t cling all day, and it will not interfere with whatever else you desire to smell.

Features and Specifications:

Large 2oz Tin – You will be surprised at how long this one tin will last, most of the other brands package the wax in twice as small tins compared to this one.

Clear Tint – Once you apply the wax, it won’t get in the way of your natural hair color.

Solid Hold – The usability and the holding power of the mustache waxes are almost always inversely proportional, and this wax is a school example of this rule. This wax is extremely easy to use, so the holding power won’t be on par, but with re-applying it once or twice, you should be fine.


Worthwhile the money
Easy to use
Good scent


Maybe not strong enough for every desire
Fades rapidly


8. Woodsman Mustache Wax

Woodsman Mustache Wax by The Bearded Bastard
  • The BEST natural ingredients
  • Subtle but noticeable woodsy scent of Texas Cedar and Pine
  • Amazing hold that lasts
  • Handsome laser-etched wooden label
  • Made by hand in Austin, TX

This mustache wax contains all organic and natural ingredients that help the growth of the mustache and strengthens your facial hair for a long period. Upon opening the tin you can feel the woodsy scent of Texas Cedar and Pine, the wax is made of all natural ingredients: Beeswax, Lanolin, Cocoa Butter and Jojoba oil. The tin contains one ounce of wax, topped with real cedar wood label.

Features and Specifications:

Pleasant Smell – The scent of this wax is amazing, you can almost feel the clean mountain air and the smell of cedar forest.

Easy to Use – This wax is quite easy to use, and it works well with almost all types of mustaches, even with the trimmed mustache, it keeps mustache clean and strong for future years to come.


Works well on all skin types
Good hold that lasts long
Great mustache wax for your money spent


This wax is not good for the handlebar mustache, the container doesn’t have the best design so you may have some difficulties with opening the container


9. Beardbrand Tree Ranger Mustache Wax

Beardbrand Tree Ranger Mustache Wax
  • Bring the woodsman to your upper lip with Tree Ranger mustache wax.
  • Our pocketable tube is filled with only all natural awesome ingredients, and you know that mustache wax is good for nothing unless you have easy access to it
  • Y'all know what beeswax and jojoba oil is, but for those who don't know what lanolin is - it's pretty much wool juice.
  • They squeeze the shaven hair from sheep and out comes this magical waxy substance called lanolin
  • Our mustache wax is a medium hold and is perfect for a natural style.

The Beardbrand Tree Ranger mustache wax doesn’t come in the tin container like the rest of waxes we reviewed here; this one comes in a tube. First of all, that putting mustache wax in basically a lipstick tube is a genius move, the tube is not round it has a fairly flat oval shape which when carried in a pocket warms up and softens nicely. It’s extremely easy to apply and doesn’t mess up your fingers.

Features and Specifications:

Good for Natural Use – This mustache wax is medium hold, and it is made from natural ingredients, so it is perfect for natural mustache style.

Casing – The lipstick casing style, it is perfect for pocket size, and it is extremely easy to apply the wax on your mustache.

Good for Your Skin – The mix of natural ingredients makes this wax work well on all skin types.


Great hold with medium lasting
Easy to apply
Practical container


Doesn’t smell as good


10. Clubman Pinaud Moustache Wax

Clubman Pinaud Moustache Wax with Free Brush/Comb Applicator, Neutral, 0.5-Ounce (Pack of 3)
  • Beeswax makes for easy application
  • Application lasts all day, but easily washes out
  • Each tube comes with a moustache comb/brush applicator
  • Covers or blends gray without the hassels
  • Safe to use on sideburns, beards and eyebrows

The last but not the least, Clubman Pinaud mustache wax, it comes in a tube and with a brush. That is the cheapest quality wax available on the market, and some even say that it is better than the most expensive ones. The hold is strong and will last you the whole day. The only downside is that it is not completely natural and in humid climates the wax may melt a little from your mustache.

Features and Specifications:

Affordability – This is the most affordable wax you can find on the market.

Usage – The wax is packed in a tube, so it is pretty easy to use, the hold is excellent, and it lasts longer. Also, you get a little brush with the packaging.


Strong hold
Cost effective to buy
Comes with a brush


It leaves some spots of white residue
Made with some artificially created ingredients


How to Make Mustache Wax

You can find various recipes for mustache wax online, that’s because this wax has been made for centuries, and recipes differ one from another depending on the cultures and periods in which the waxes were made.

The mustache wax can be classified into three types of harnesses, those made with carrier oils (soft-medium), those made with petroleum (medium-hard) and those made with resins (hardest). The main ingredient of every mustache wax is beeswax as the primary waxy base.

Carrier oils – for soft/medium hold mustache wax

These oils are used in vast majority of beard and mustache grooming products, they give mustache wax a unique texture and help to spread the wax evenly through the whole substance. The two most common carrier oils that mustache wax brands use are coconut oil and almond oil, they nurture your skin, and they have moisturizing properties.

Petroleum jelly – for medium/hard hold mustache wax

That is probably the most popular ingredient for mustache wax, it melts at low temperatures, so it is easy to apply, and it mixes well with beeswax. The problem with this ingredient is that it doesn’t nurture your skin and can be a little greasy.

Resins – for hard stiff hold mustache wax

Resins are made from trees and bushy plants. When extracted they start first as saps and then harden to form crystals. If you want to use resins in your mustache wax, you need to melt them first, but that is a complicated process. For that reason, every experienced wax maker will recommend you not to use them.


This recipe will be with coconut oil as the most modern day waxes have this oil as its main secondary ingredient.

– One portion of beeswax
– One portion of coconut oil
– A shallow tin can as a container

Steps for Making Mustache Wax

1. Stack up two boilers by putting a metal pot on top of a container of boiling water. Once the water is boiling, add ½ cup of beeswax and a cup coconut oil.
2. Start stirring the beeswax and coconut oil until it melts completely.
3. When you are sure that the beeswax and coconut oil has melted, reduce the heat to low/medium but don’t turn it off.
4. When you are ready to pour it, turn off the heat and pour all the beeswax and coconut oil to a heat resistant container (preferably glass).
5. Now when the wax cooled a little, pour it in your shallow tin can.
6. Color will first be yellow, but once the wax hardens it will turn to white.

The Most Used Ingredients in Mustache Wax Industry

Most used ingredients in mustache wax.

Beeswax – This is the primary ingredient used in all mustache waxes. It gives the wax that characteristic holding power so naturally the more beeswax you put in your mustache was the hold will be stronger. Beeswax comes in bars or as pellets, pellets are better for using when you are making small batches of mustache wax, and the bars are more appropriate for larger scale way production. It comes in yellow and white color.

Men with a white or gray beard should use white beeswax because the yellow beeswax leaves yellow spots of residue. For men with darker facial hair both the yellow and white beeswax can shift the color of the mustache and for that reason, the color of wax can be changed by adding dark essential oils like licorice.

Essential Oils – Essential oils are used because they give the mustache wax its scent. You need to be careful when using essential oils, as some of them, like tea tree oil, can irritate your skin if they are used in large quantities. Masculine smelling waxes will probably have pine, cedar or sandalwood essential oils. Oils like the tea tree oil can have medical or nurturing benefits when used in right amounts.

Another common ingredient in mustache wax is butter like shea butter and cacao oil. Butter is also used to make mustache wax more spreadable, and to give the wax healthful properties. When making your mustache wax, you should try to use only a little bit of butter, just enough to give your mustache wax the consistency you want.

How to Apply Mustache Wax

If buying your first mustache wax and you never used it before first thing you will ask yourself is how to get the product on your fingers. Mustache wax is not like typical cream or lotion that you can dip your finger into. You will probably need to use your nail or a guitar pick to scrape off some wax.

To get the wax softer, you can use a hair dryer to heat it up and make it more manageable. Once you get the wax on your fingers, rub the wax together to warm it up. After that start applying it from the center to the edges of your mustache.

If you are going for a more natural look of your mustache take a moderate amount of wax and apply it to your mustache but don’t twist the ends. You can also blow dry your mustache on medium heat to blend the wax better with you mustache.

If you want a handlebar mustache, you’ll need to apply more of the product and twist the edge hairs of your facial hair. Depending on the length of your mustache, you want to take hold of your facial hair at the base as you warp, so you don’t damage any mustache hairs. Blow-drying may soften the hold, and your mustache will lose the stiffness.

Once a decent amount of wax is on your mustache, start working the tips into a curl or whatever style you want.


Here you have all the information needed for picking the best mustache wax for yourself.

Man have used mustache wax for decades, as the time progressed people found new ways to make mustache wax better and specialized for different mustache types.

The introduction of coconut and almond oil was crucial for mustache wax industry. The main ingredient used in mustache wax, as we mentioned throughout the article, is beeswax.

To choose what mustache wax is best for you, you need to find the wax with enough beeswax and carrier oils to fit your facial hair perfectly.

After that, it is simply a process of trial and error in picking the perfect mustache wax, but we hope that this guide has helped you at least narrow down your search.

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