Saturday, 9 November 2013


As chiclets we don't have the awesome pleasure of having extensive fury facial furniture though I'm sure we know at least a gent or two who do!
As November comes around once again we're reminded of "Movember". Well I'm partial to a bearded male so I quite like that so many men folk take up the challenge to grow a tasche in the name of charity.
So if you have a mustachioed dude in your life here's a simple recipe for a moustache pomade which if you're lucky he'll keep over the holidays so will also make a brilliant customisable X-mas gift!

The king of tasches Salvador Dali!

Moustache Pomade/ Wax
Petroleum jelly
Coconut oil/shea butter
Essential oils -I quite like Rosemary or Bergamot but be kind...don't over do it with the scent as it will sit under the chaps nose all day!


Mix equal quantities of petroleum jelly and beeswax and melt in a double boiler. Now add coconut oil or shea butter (half in quantity of petroleum jelly or beeswax) to the mixture and heat until it melts completely. For an appealing fragrance, add few drops of essential oil once the mixture cools.
Top tip: Pour the wax in nice containers and for a personolised touch print your own labels.
I quite like these labels pictured below and something along similar vintage lines will do perfectly!
Image courtesy of RexOrganics. Please do not copy, we are only showing you an example of a label which we like the look of. Be inspired but don't copy!!!

How to Use Moustache Wax?

The first step before applying the wax is to blow-dry the hair completely. After the moustache wax has cooled down, rub your fingertips lightly over the surface of the coagulated wax. Don't dip your finger into the wax container, as excess of wax may result in a greasy moustache. When your fingertips are lightly coated with wax, put them against the hair you want to shape. To spread the wax evenly, slightly run your fingers against the hair in the same direction as the hair grows naturally. After applying, shape and style the moustache with your fingers. Apply more wax if necessary, and to remove, wash the applied area with mild soap and rinse well with lukewarm water.

Applying excess of wax may give a messy or greasy look to the moustache, therefore, be careful while applying and remove the extras with cotton. The aforementioned moustache wax recipes will not only shape or tame an unruly moustache, eyebrows or other facial hair, but they also help to strengthen the hair by coating it with tough, shiny and protective covering.
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Of course there's a reference to facial hair... Cream Swlabr!

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