Firehouse Moustache Wax “Wacky Tacky” Review

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Firehouse Moustache wax “Wacky Tacky” was created by a fireman whose name was Farrier John Pitts. Due to the fact that his favorite mustache wax had gone out of business, he decided to make his own wax that could resist to the heat, humidity, damp and cold weather conditions in his home state of Mississippi. So, that was how the Firehouse waxes were first created and have been quite popular up to now.

This wax is actually available in three versions. If you have gray or blonde hair, they have a “Light Wax”. For those with medium hair shade, they are making “Dark Wax” and the all time favorite “Wacky Tacky” which is ideal for brown or black hair.

The ingredients of this wax are a closely guarded secret. The basic ingredients of any wax is beeswax, petroleum jelly or both, so what the company adds to that is not clearly known.

With so many companies manufacturing mustache waxes, it´s no surprise that they would not want to disclose the full list of ingredients but looking at the customer reviews and the popularity of the product, I would say they are doing a great job.

Features At A Glance

Firehouse Mustache Wax Wacky Tacky

Firehouse Wacky Tacky mustache wax is a firm wax designed to give your stache that all day hold, even in hot weather. Just keep in mind that because this wax is handmade in small batches, the color may vary slightly.  So, let’s see some of its other features:

  • Appears Dark but goes on Lighter in color and just gives a neutral finish to your stache and whiskers.
  • Great for darker hair.
  • Easy application.
  • Superior hold in both hot, humid and cold conditions.
  • Hand made in the U.S. A.

How To Apply Wacky Tacky Mustache Wax

There is a number of ways you can apply the wax.

Wacky Tacky is a firm and tacky wax that can be difficult to get out of the can. Many people use hair driers to soften the wax and then immediately remove a small portion using their finger nail.

If the wax is in room temperature, you can push it up using your index finger and rubbing it with your thumb and index finger for a few times.

Running a little hot water on a closed tin will also soften it enough to start the application. Just make sure the wax is dry before you start applying it.

If you are applying the wax after warming the tin, it won´t be necessary to rub it with your fingers.

After you have applied the wax, use your mustache comb to run it through the hair a few times so it spreads evenly.

It should be noted, that if this wax was soft enough to remove from the tin easily, it would be unlikely to hold those stache hairs firmly in place. Still, it seems that the dark version of the Firehouse Mustache wax is slightly softer if you are interested to try out another version of the same wax.

What Do The Customers Say?

Reviews for Firehouse Moustache Wax “Wacky Tacky” are exceptionally good with most customers really liking this mustache wax and keeping it as a staple in their mustache and beard grooming routine.

Still, there were a couple of customers who found it a bit hard to get out of the tin but in this case we have explained above how you can make the best use of it.

Also, most users find it has a very nice manly scent. Other features of this product that people like include:

Long Lasting: Most men find that this wacky tacky mustache wax lasts throughout the day holding their moustache in place perfectly.

One user even stated that it kept his moustache looking great even after a bike ride in 80% humidity, and another said his moustache survived swimming!

Non Greasy: Users also like the fact that it doesn’t feel greasy. It leaves their mustache looking shiny and healthy while keeping that impeccable styling.

Washes Out Easily: They also like the fact that despite the tackiness and the superior hold this wax provides, it really washes out easily and cleanly.

Small Amount Goes a Long way: A small tin of this product can last for a couple of months or more, which makes it a very cost effective wax to use.


I have been a mustache lover for more years than I care to remember. During this period, I have used various types of waxes and Firehouse Moustache Wax Wacky Tacky is certainly one of the ones I would highly recommend.

I like the fact that it can withstand all weather conditions and it is ideal for all types of mustaches to make them hold firmly throughout the day.

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