What do we feel about beeswax?

Another natural gave me a jar of this product that has pretty good ingredients but the main one is beeswax. If I use it will I experience build-up and can it be taken off without shampoo? Will it dry out my hair or is a sealer? She achieves awesome twist-outs with it but I may just stick mostly with my gel if it's not CG.
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ive only had one experience with beeswax and it was a bad one. i used it on two strand twists and when all was said and done, it literally would not come out of my hair. i washed it several times and even used a sulfate shampoo and the beeswax wouldnt budge.

ive heard others have great experiences with it, but i learned my lesson. no beeswax for me.
Well I don't really use beeswax anymore, but when I did, it was only to slick down the edges when it was wet, when I was bunning it. I would start with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Add oils.pomade. Then use some beeswax around the edges and brush it all back and secure it with one of those twisty ball barette things. Then I would tie it down with a bandanna, and then another one over that to flatten it out and make it lay down at the top, sides and crown. Sounds like a lot, I know, but I achieved nice, slicked down buns with the aid of beeswax and oils. Maybe the trick is to put in oils first, or not use too much wax. If there is buildup, I believe you could get it out with vinegar, straight undiluted vinegar.
ive only had one experience with beeswax and it was a bad one. i used it on two strand twists and when all was said and done, it literally would not come out of my hair. i washed it several times and even used a sulfate shampoo and the beeswax wouldnt budge.

ive heard others have great experiences with it, but i learned my lesson. no beeswax for me.
Originally Posted by subbrock
Sub, I had a similar experience back during relaxer days. I used a curling wax that contained beeswax. Think I went into my hairdresser the next week. That stuff almost wouldn't come out. I swear she must have lathered my hair at least five times before it budged. Needless to say, I never used that product, again.
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I know of some people who has success with it. I was not one of those people. I suggest placing it on one or two twist to see what happens. That's what I do when I'm experimenting. That way I don't have to wash my hair again-only two twists.
When I had locs, I used beeswax products. I didn't have any problems but then again my goal was different. Since it's the main ingredient in your product, or at least one of the main ingredients, you may have issues washing it out and/or wearing it in your natural hair.
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Thank goodness for this thread.

I was looking at waxes: bees, candelilla, and carnauba as maybe a substitute for oils, but I suppose that it makes sense that it may be difficult to get out of hair.
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I use 2 Carol's Daughter products that contain beeswax and I have no problem with buildup or sticky feeling. It doesn't have a negative affect on me. I shampoo once a week and my hair gets clean.

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I use 2 Carol's Daughter products that contain beeswax and I have no problem with buildup or sticky feeling. It doesn't have a negative affect on me. I shampoo once a week and my hair gets clean.
Originally Posted by curlykye
I second this, I use CD's pomade and I never had a build up problem AND i shampoo once a week to once every two weeks


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I thought i was the only one who shampoos once a week. I used to co-wash only, but my hair has a tendency to ahem, stink if i don't wash it on a regular weekly basis. It's the buildup of natural scalp oils, product and just every day sweat that does that. Hope I didn't gross anyone out, or make you think I'm a dirty girl.
stay away! you'll suffocate your hair. use shea butter mix with a little aloe gel or olive oil for the same effect!


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Th only time I can use products with beeswax is when I straighten.
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Thanks alot guys! I think I'll take greatcurls' advice and just put it on a couple twists and see where it takes me. I've had great results with shea butter and shealoe so it's not a big deal if the beeswax doesn't work for me... I wonder who I can give it away to though XD
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Th only time I can use products with beeswax is when I straighten.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen

Hi queen,

What type and what are your results? Are they better than when you straighten with other products?
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my hair doesnt like any kind of wax, actually

it's WIGGITY WIGGITY WAX (whack)

ooooh i reek of cheese.

no, but really...my hair doesnt take too well to products with waxes in them. they buildup on me quickly.
I was looking for information about beeswax and came across this thread. I had to resurrect this thread.

The first time I went natural years ago I used to get the hairdreser to twist my hair and she would use beeswax. It was really greasy. I looked back at the photos showing that stage of my life and found out that I had incredibly horrible acne on my cheeks because of the beeswax. I am now natural again and will never use the stuff. My hair loved it but its not worth clogging up my pores for a few slicked back look.

I found something even better. Conditioner.
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I thought i was the only one who shampoos once a week. I used to co-wash only, but my hair has a tendency to ahem, stink if i don't wash it on a regular weekly basis. It's the buildup of natural scalp oils, product and just every day sweat that does that. Hope I didn't gross anyone out, or make you think I'm a dirty girl.
Originally Posted by Hakim Nuraldin

Nope, you are not alone! I shampoo a minimum of once a week if I've had twists or a twist out in... and twice a week If I was doing wash n go's
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I thought i was the only one who shampoos once a week. I used to co-wash only, but my hair has a tendency to ahem, stink if i don't wash it on a regular weekly basis. It's the buildup of natural scalp oils, product and just every day sweat that does that. Hope I didn't gross anyone out, or make you think I'm a dirty girl.
Originally Posted by Hakim Nuraldin

Nope, you are not alone! I shampoo a minimum of once a week if I've had twists or a twist out in... and twice a week If I was doing wash n go's
Originally Posted by Msladii
I poo once a week as well... otherwise my scalp itchiness gets out of control
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I thought i was the only one who shampoos once a week. I used to co-wash only, but my hair has a tendency to ahem, stink if i don't wash it on a regular weekly basis. It's the buildup of natural scalp oils, product and just every day sweat that does that. Hope I didn't gross anyone out, or make you think I'm a dirty girl.
Originally Posted by Hakim Nuraldin

Nope, you are not alone! I shampoo a minimum of once a week if I've had twists or a twist out in... and twice a week If I was doing wash n go's
Originally Posted by Msladii
I poo once a week as well... otherwise my scalp itchiness gets out of control
Originally Posted by 4aspiral

I also shampoo once a week. Or, my scalp gets angry

I would be concerned with beeswax as a main ingredient. I'm fine with it as a minor one (Devacurl Set It Free, Hairveda Whipped Cream)
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