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Old 10-22-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
 
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Does anyone know of a good subsitution for beeswax?
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How are you using it and what does it do for you?
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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At a candle shop near me they sell soy wax as a substitute for beeswax. It can be used on the skin, but I don't know about hair. It didn't have much of a scent, and came in these little pellets.
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How are you using it and what does it do for you?
I am trying to make my own hair pomad and the recipe calls for beeswax. Beeswax..I remember reading somewhere that beewax was hard to rinse out of the hair...So I thought I would ask for any recommendations...
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I'd imagine that the beeswax is to thicken up the pomade. Cocoa butter as an alternative maybe? It's cheap and easily available, but it might not be thickening enough. Could be worth a shot.
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candelillia wax? Don't ask me what it does, I just read it off the ingredients of a product I like (Curls Euphoria elixir)
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candelillia wax? Don't ask me what it does, I just read it off the ingredients of a product I like (Curls Euphoria elixir)
I will definitely look into this wax..
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How are you using it and what does it do for you?
I am trying to make my own hair pomad and the recipe calls for beeswax. Beeswax..I remember reading somewhere that beewax was hard to rinse out of the hair...So I thought I would ask for any recommendations...
i don't see why it would be hard to rinse out unless there was a whole lot in the recipe...... the people who said that perhaps were using it straight?
it would be better if you posted the entire recipe for people to suggest something
what is proportion beeswax in the finished product
you could also make the recipe (a small amount) and test it
beeswax is an emulsifier and can supply hold etc etc so really depends
i did find a recipe here that i would like to try
http://www.makeyourcosmetics.com/rec...id=165&cat=hfh
except using different oils
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There are two waxes I use that do very well. Jojoba Esters and Emulsifying Wax. Neither one is hard to rinse out.
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It's the sugar in Coke that may give some hold.... I still wouldn't use it though.... probably waaaaaaay too acidic.
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It's the sugar in Coke that may give some hold.... I still wouldn't use it though.... probably waaaaaaay too acidic.
Coke?
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Yes.... Coke as in Cola....

The sugars and molasses in it can give some hair a nice hold. It's basically like putting sugar water and or honey into your hair. Both can give hold.
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