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 Post subject: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 11:44 on Friday June 28th 2013 
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Can't find the old thread that talks about this stuff...

It's my first morning waking up with the 'stache in lanolin. All I can say is OMG WOW!!

It has a different texture, better body, popped right into place, shines like a mirror...And the thing I had read but thought was meant sarcastically...the color is brighter/sharper.

I ended up getting Lansinoh brand at WalMart in the baby dept, the other they carried (which was labeled nipple cream, was not 100% lanolin). Yes it was pricier than I had thought it would be, $9.95 for a 1.4 oz/40gram tube....but well worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 7:57 on Saturday June 29th 2013 
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I've got a thread in the making showing the stuff off, I will up it tonight. I have had a few days without the stuff and I found myself really missing it

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 20:04 on Saturday June 29th 2013 
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Nate the Great wrote:
Lastly, choose your mustache products wisely. I love my mustache. I really do. I have turned down jobs because I would rather enjoy my mustache than an increase in wage. I try to take care of my mustache. I have spent more money than I care to admit on mustache grooming products. Combs, brushes, shampoos, conditioners, oils, balms, waxes, more combs because combs grow legs and frequently run away, and gels all purchased in an attempt to have an awesome mustache.
And here's a fact. What you need is drastically less than what you think you need. Now I don't want to get into all the pros and cons of shampoos and conditioners here. But, if you shampoo your mustache it dries it out. It makes it more unruly and more difficult to manage. And 15 seconds of conditioning in the shower is not gonna do all that much. If you use wax, it's gonna build up and you need to get it out, or you're gonna lose mustache hairs quicker than you want. You don't want to lose mustache hairs. I know from experience that wax negatively affects my mustache. You might be different. I also suffered from a chronic need to pull all of the leftover wax out of my mustache while I sat and watched TV or did homework. I pulled a radical amount of hair out of my mustache. It became an obsession. Anyways, the point of all this is that you want your mustache to be conditioned and you want to avoid things that dry it out. This makes it softer and more pliable. And out all the products I've tried, two years later I use a total of 5 things and none of them are marketed for mustaches.
Once a week I scrub the stache and skin underneath with pine tar soap (Grandpa's Soap Co.), and water.
I put a tiny amount of beard balm in it every morning (Honest Amish Beard Balm, protects the hair from the heat).
I blow-dry it to shape (5 minutes max, if your cheeks start cooking you're doing it to long).
I finish with a tiny amount of lanolin as a top coat. This binds all the stray hairs together (Pharmaceutical Grade Australian Golden Lanolin).
Everything in this list is multifunctional. I use the soap for body and hair. I use the blow dryer for my hair. The beard balm and lanolin are SUPERB moisturizers for hands, face, hair, etc.


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This is where I first heard of it, and have pretty much stopped using wax except for when I'm in the car and need a quick touch-up. I love it for everything you have said already, and that it doesn't rip any hairs out and really leaves my hairs looking healthy.

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http://www.amazon.com/Lanolin-Anhydrous ... ds=lanolin

That is what I bought.

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 7:45 on Sunday June 30th 2013 
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Coincidently I used lanolin today for the first time.

Moustache feels super soft and has a good shine. Unfortunately just not enough hold for me ATM.

I try and have 1 wax free day a week, usually weekends. But GTBglued is starting to make a comeback in my rotation.

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 11:45 on Sunday June 30th 2013 
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try working in a very small bit at night, just before bed, as a leave in conditioner...

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 9:26 on Monday July 1st 2013 
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try working in a very small bit at night, just before bed, as a leave in conditioner...


Will do,

I don't usually wash the wax out at night but will give it a go.

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 10:14 on Monday July 1st 2013 
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I'm happy with my pure lanolin, dotted onto the mo and brushed in using a hairdryer on low.
It's not a wax substitute (for me anyway), but just feels great and gives a nice healthy natural shape and shine.
I also leave it on overnight.

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 20:49 on Wednesday July 3rd 2013 
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I agree, lanolin is a great conditioner and does give a little hold but not much. I prefer my hb to be natural, that moves and bends as I talk and waves gently in the wind. I hate having a rigid moustache, I feel like I cant talk smile or eat for fear of my face cracking

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 22:54 on Wednesday July 3rd 2013 
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I can't find lanolin anywhere here in Montreal.
Been all over the pharmacies...
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PostPosted: 4:46 on Thursday July 4th 2013 
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I use lansinoh nipple cream, it's often used in baby ointments as it's great for dry skin or nappy rash

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 15:08 on Thursday July 4th 2013 
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OK, I tried this first and with great success because it was all the local chemists had.
It's called Flexitol Hand Balm, and is made in Australia, where they know a thing or two about sheep!!

http://www.flexitol.com/products/hand-care/hand-balm

The third ingredient is lanolin, and the other stuff looks harmless, but it is very effective!
Hopefully you can get it locally, Good Luck!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 15:39 on Thursday July 4th 2013 
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I can't find lanolin anywhere here in Montreal.
Been all over the pharmacies...
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PJ have you checked the link I posted above?

http://www.amazon.com/Lanolin-Anhydrous ... ds=lanolin

A bit expensive but I've been using it nearly every day since I've received it and I have made just a dent in the surface. It is very thick until warmed with a dryer and combed into your stache. But feels amazing and looks so healthy when its in. Definitely must try!

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you could also try a haberdashery as lanolin is used to keep woolen clothes in good order

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PostPosted: 0:18 on Friday July 5th 2013 
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For those not yet using it, lanolin has virtually no hold like a wax would. I have the pure pharm grade and it won't hold hairs together at all. It goes on sort of sticky, but after a bit that goes away. I would use it for a natural, unwaxed style only, and as a conditioner.

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 Post subject: Re: Lanolin...
PostPosted: 21:08 on Friday July 5th 2013 
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I totally agree Eric, and I wouldnt be without it

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