You know the term “mind your own beeswax”? Sometimes it’s good to mind your own — especially when you get it stuck in your hair! But just how do you do deal with this problem? NaturallyCurly has some tips on how to mind your own beeswax — in your hair, that is!

How to remove beeswax from your hair

First, let’s talk about beeswax and how it reacts with natural hair. Beeswax is pretty self explanatory — it’s a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. From lip balms and skin moisturizers to unsticking drawers and sealing envelopes, beeswax can be used for a variety of day-to-day activities. But what about beeswax and hair? The product can be used in products curly hair girls frequently use, such as gels and pomades, making it good forholding styles or laying down edges. But like any product, too much of it can lead to annoying buildup that can leave your hair feeling heavy and gunky.

Cleanse, Cleanse, Cleanse!

Sometimes when dealing with a buildup of beeswax, it’s good to go back to the basics and give your hair a good, deep clean. Be sure to use a clarifying yet moisturizing shampoo when getting beeswax out. Try out CURLS Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo or Inahsi Soothing Mint Sulfate Free Gentle Cleansing Shampoo to get your curls nice and clean!

Co-wash Your Locks

If you haven’t already, try co-washing your locks to deal with the product buildup. Co-washing is using conditioner or a conditioner-like, cream-based product to cleanse the hair, as an alternative to shampooing. Depending on your hair type and how much moisture you may need, try co-washing 1-2 times a week with your favorite conditioner. We recommend Creme of Nature Creamy Hydration Co-Wash!

Do a Low-Poo

Yes, the name sounds a little odd, but it can do some good for your locks! Cleansing your hair is essential to healthy hair, but if you’re looking to remove beeswax buildup without harsh sulfates, silicones, and lather, try using a gentle cleanser. Check out our Top 15 Low-Poo and No-Poo Cleansers if you’re looking to protect your hair from harsh chemicals.

Apple Cider Vinegar

How to remove beeswax from your hair

Like beeswax, apple cider vinegar, or ACV, has many uses from cooking to skincare — but it can also be used on your hair! ACV has clarifying properties that can help strip beeswax from your hair. We recommend trying our ACV Hair Rinse recipe, which will help balance the PH levels of your hair and kill bacteria that may be caused from buildup left behind by the beeswax. The good thing about an ACV rinse is that you can find most of the ingredients in your kitchen, making it easy and accessible to put together.

Dishwashing Soap

I know we’re ending on a weird note, but hear us out! Shampooing with dish soap can get rid of heavy build-up, along with adding body to your hair. After shampooing with the dish soap, follow with your regular conditioner and leave the conditioner on for an extra 5-10 minutes. This idea may not be good for all curl types, so test out the dish soap method on a small section of your hair to see if this is for you.

These treatments will help get that stubborn beeswax buildup out your hair and leave your curls looking more healthier and feeling much cleaner. Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Instagram with what your favorite treatments are for getting rid of beeswax buildup!

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