by Cody Wiley
At The Beard Mentor we have several articles on waxing your moustache; from basic training and styling tips to champion-winning methods, and we hope you’ve found those informative (have a look at some of our most popular ones below). That said, we found we were lacking in the “DON’T DO THAT!” category. So here’s a few mistakes that myself and the majority of us who have waxed our moustaches have made and have had to learn the hard way.
Oiling Your Moustache Before Applying Wax: Wax is not water soluble. However, wax is soluble in oils, and having a freshly oiled moustache can break down the wax as you are applying it.
Not Being Gentle: This may seem like a no-brainer, but I have accidentally pulled out several moustache hairs trying to get them to into shape. So be gentle, err on the side of caution.
Not Giving Yourself Time: Styling a moustache will take time, longer than you would think. Give yourself a good cushion of time for styling your moustache to not feel rushed or pressured during the process.
Not Knowing Your Wax: If it’s your first time using moustache wax, become familiar with it. There are several different consistencies that moustache wax can come in, it is helpful to know how malleable the wax becomes, how much you will need, and if it is heat activated.
Not Practicing: Too obvious? Regardless, it was one that had to get driven home to me. Like anything else, to get better at something you should practice it.
Don’t Get Discouraged
Learning to wax your moustache takes time, patience, and practice. Don’t get down on yourself if it doesn’t come out perfectly symmetrical, you will get better. Even the world champions of the full-beard with styled-moustache categories had to practice their waxing, and look at them now.
If you're looking for some more help, be sure to check out these articles:
How To Wax Your Moustache [VIDEO]
How To Properly Prepare Moustache Wax For Use
How To Set Your Wax Up For Success
How To Train Your Moustache
This post is part of an ongoing Can You Handlebar series designed to help our customers. Please visit our full library of articles at TheBeardMentor.com.
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