I’ve sported a moustache for 31 years now. I have used waxes off and on during that time. The problem I ran into was that twice I found a wax I liked, only to find out they no longer were available. I experimented in making my own wax but always would give up and let the idea rest. This last time I was bound and determined to make a product I could use, so I brought my ingredients to the fire station when I was off to experiment more. The men at the station got right in the middle of it, often offering ideas, help and even some referrals. Thus the name for the wax was created. So on days off at the station for the next month I added and took away ingredients and came up with today’s product.
My goal was to make a wax that had all the good features of a fine wax. To me this meant having a wax that would have a good hold but be workable and easy to apply. Since I work outdoors as a fireman and a farrier in Mississippi where the year round humidity and summer heat wreak havoc on moustaches, I had a challenge ahead of me.
When I first contemplated the idea of marketing a wax, I had an additional thought. One, I wanted to give something back to organizations who help others and two, why not let the consumer be involved by letting 25 cents per tin go to a different charity each year. Thus came the idea of having a counter on my website that is updated each month to let the consumer know how much has been donated so far in that year.
I hope I have created a wax that can be enjoyed by most. This wax is suitable for a wide variety of moustache styles. Whether you are trying to hold a certain shape or control unruly hairs, this wax is easy to apply and will not run. Our waxes are made to get better with each use. They may be a little soft at first, but will get stiffer the more you open and shut the tin, which traps air in. Each small batch of wax is personally handmade and tested by me. When I'm not on shift at the fire station or shoeing horses, I'm making wax at our home in Mississippi. I've created the wax to have superior hold to moisture/humidity, heat, wind or any weather condition. We hope you'll enjoy it!
TO APPLY, simply push some up onto your index finger letting it curl up on your fingernail. Then wipe it on your thumb of the same hand. Rub the wax between your fingers for just a second and apply to your moustache with index finger, applying a little at a time using the wax off of your thumb. Some people may find it better to lightly run a comb or brush through the moustache once applied. Firehouse Wax is offered in a Light or Dark color as well as our unique "Wacky Tacky."
I hope you’ll find this wax satisfying and enjoyable!
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We are pleased to announce that our 2018 Charity of the Year will be Shriners Hospitals for Children. What wonderful things they do to help children in need! My wife's grandfather ("Pop-pop") was a Shriner when he was still living, and she remembers going to many of the fun events they had for children when she was growing up. Thanks for purchasing our product and further helping their worthy cause.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 non-profit medical facilities across North America. Children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.
Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:
*Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
*Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
*Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.
Become the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research, in a patient and family-centered environment.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Their 22 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
As a 501(c)3 organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children relies on generous donations from Shriners, corporations and the general public. Individuals can help support our work in many different ways. To learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, visit www.donate2shc.org.