Locs – What first comes to mind when thinking of beeswax is probably caring for locs and starting locs. It is one of the few products with enough hold to keep them in place, especially in the beginning stages when you are still trying to get them to lock and stay the way you want them to.
Regardless of what style you choose, short or long, beeswax is one of the staple products those sporting locs cant go without. However, it can also serve some purpose for those sporting other styles too, especially when it comes to all natural divas.
Heat protectant(affiliate link) – Some women have used a minimal amount of beeswax before heat styling and have shiny, beautiful results, but this should not be one of the first products you reach for to do so.
There are lots of great heat protectants and oils(affiliate link) that will do the same job without such a high risk for buildup, plus even though it might work in that capacity is isn’t made to be used as a heat protectant(affiliate link).
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The reality for those of us with relaxed or fine hair is that we suffer a greater risk of buildup when using beeswax and it probably won’t be a beneficial product choice.
Another advantage of beeswax is its ability to mix with other ingredients, making it a hair product chameleon of sorts. Like coconut oil(affiliate link), it melts when heated (rubbed in between your hands).
This is probably where the similarities end as this is not a product to melt down and add to your scalp because it would clog your pores. However, when applying to hair it can be mixed with some of your other favorite oils(affiliate link) for great results. The key is working with damp hair as beeswax is more conducive to moisture, trust me, dry hair and beeswax don’t really gel (no pun intended).
All in all beeswax(affiliate link) can indeed be a product of worth for your hair regimen, however it is not something that should be at the top of your list for products if you’re looking to try something new.
I suggest this for twist and braid wearers if you’re looking for a product with hold and have not been able to find your staples yet. If you have something that works for you already you probably aren’t missing out.
If you do decide to try it out remember to use it in moderation as it can cause buildup which would defeat the purpose of what you probably are using it for. Also a clarifying shampoo(affiliate link) might be a good investment if you plan to use beeswax often Ijs.
Do you use Beeswax as part of your daily or weekly regimen?
Originally posted 2014-06-12 15:00:17.