The secrets to an expertly styled moustache lie not only in knowing how to prepare moustache wax for use, but also in properly setting your moustache once it's styled. Whereas the secret to preparing your moustache is warmth, the secret to setting it is cold. This is especially important in the warmer months of the year as the outside environment is constantly fighting to undo your hard work.
Once you've styled your moustache to your liking, applying a cooling element to the wax will harden the wax and ensure that your style stays put. This can be accomplished in a number of ways:
Turn your hairdryer to its cool setting and gently pass the hairdryer in front of your moustache at a distance that will cool it but not unsettle it;
Place your face in front of the air conditioning vent in a car or other location and allow the cool air to set your moustache;
Open the freezer door and stick your face in for thirty seconds to a minute - it may sound silly, but the quick change from a warmer environment to a much cooler one will set your moustache, and the lack of moving air will keep your moustache in place while the wax sets;
In the cold months, simply step outside and let the cool environment set the wax.
The cooling process may take anywhere from thirty seconds to a few minutes, but this is an imperative step in the process. Allowing your wax to fully set will help make sure that your hard work and efforts to style your moustache aren't undone once you step out the door. Happy waxing, everyone!
(Update June 2018) Our new video “How to Use Moustache Wax” shows you how to warm and apply moustache wax. You can view the video below or enjoy the same 'how to' guide in a blog post format with easily-followed GIFs and some additional information. Feel free to read along here.
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