There is no doubt this wax is a strong one. My 'stache usually fights against wax, the hairs are think and striaght. This wax however does a good job. I don't go mad with Dali's or really upturned twisty tails. So cannot comment on that. This does however keep a long, thick moustache parted up away from my lips / mouth and keeps the tails nice and flared out. The only negative, and this will be based purely on the type of wax for the hold. It take a real effort to get the wax out of the tin and break it down in your fingers to apply. A blast with a hot hairdryer does help.