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3 Methods To Get Beeswax Out Of Your Hair

Beeswax is a beneficial ingredient to your hair. It helps lock moisture, smooth flyaway strands, promote hair growth, and especially good for styling hair.   

However, if beeswax accidentally left residue in your hair, it will require a bit of effort and technique to remove.

Because beeswax is waterproof, you cannot just wash it out with regular shampoo and water.

This article will provide you with useful information about how to get rid of beeswax residue on hair without shaving your head off.

Does beeswax make your hair fall out?

No, beeswax won’t make your hair fall out on its own. However, in fact, people with beeswax residue on their hair are prone to have breakage or hair loss.

The reason beeswax is sticky and makes your fingers stuck when running through your hair, thereby, it will place more tension on the root and pull out hair easier.

How do you remove beeswax from hair?

Beeswax removal is a difficult process because this substance is waterproof (same as eyebrow wax). You will need something to break down beeswax, then the removing step will be easier.

Using natural oil, hair dryer, or apple cider vinegar are three typical ways to get beeswax out of your hair. Now let’s dig deeper in each method.

Method 1: Using natural oil 

Things you’ll need:

  • Olive oil or any kind of natural oil
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (It’s better to use a Deep conditioner)


  1. Pour some oil in your palm and use your fingers to apply oil to the beeswax
  2. Massage your hair with oil until you feel the beeswax is softened and starts to crumble
  3. Pull the beeswax out of your hair.
  4. Wash your hair with shampoo under hot water and condition with conditioner.

Oil can make your hair very greasy after this process, therefore, after removing beeswax, you should also get rid of greasy hair by using a grease-cutting agent, such as dishwashing liquid before washing with regular shampoo.

Method 2: Using hairdryer

Things you’ll need:

  • A hairdryer
  • Paper towels
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  1. Wrap the hair sections which have beeswax on them with paper towels
  2. Turn the hairdryer at high heat and heat your hair through the paper
  3. Press down the beeswax and pull out it out when it starts to melt and crumble until beeswax is completely removed from your hair (keep heating if it’s still hard to pull the beeswax out)
  4. Wash your hair with regular shampoo under hot water and condition with conditioner

In this method, you should be careful to not burn yourself or damage your hair with the heat from the hairdryer. Keep the hairdryer at least 6 inches away from your hair.

Method 3: Using apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is great to break down beeswax, and also detox hair, kill bacteria and make your hair shiny.

(Read more: What Happens If You Put Vinegar In Your Hair?)

Things you’ll need:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Water
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • A bowl
  • A spray bottle


  1. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water in a bowl
  2. Transfer to a spray bottle and pray the mixture to the hair with beeswax
  3. Let it sit for a few minutes to break down beeswax
  4. Wash your hair with regular shampoo
  5. Rinse with the rest apple cider vinegar

Do you know? You can also use apple cider vinegar to lighten hair or get rid of fleas in human hair.

The bottom line

Beeswax is good for your hair, but if it leaves residue on your hair, it will be a trick to remove and can damage your hair if improperly removed.

Natural oil is common to break down beeswax and helps the removal process easier. However, you have other options like using hairdryer or apple cider vinegar to get rid of beeswax.

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