Nowadays people seek out to use more and more natural products in their daily life. Natural products will have way less risk, depending on what you use them for. You can do everything you want at home with organic, natural ingredients without the added chemicals you might find in a lot of products. You can make homemade lipstick, homemade mascara, you name it and there is a way to it. And if you want an organic product to add to your everyday life, beeswax is a perfect choice to incorporate it into your routine.
Bees products are known for their benefits in home remedies, beauty products, skin care, and in foods as well. Beeswax is known as “Cera alba” and it is made by Apis Bees. The wax is practically their swear and it is moisturizing, nourishing and healthy. Let’s take, for example, beeswax for hair.
You can use beeswax on any type of hair, straight, fuzzy, curly, or dreadlocks. Its properties are there to protect and make your hair soft. However, there are a few things you might want to know before you start incorporating beeswax in your hair routine. And this is what we are going to talk about in this article.
- The antioxidants in beeswax will protect the hair from the pollution and/or the heat from the straighteners or any other gadgets you use.
- It is vegetarian-friendly.
- It prevents dryness and frizziness.
- While we have mentioned that beeswax is very hydrating when you use it, it will allow the scalp to be able to breathe and it won’t clog any opened pores.
- Switching up to beeswax is a great alternative instead of using creams and styling products which have an abundance amount of chemicals in it.
- It has a natural, very light and almost non-noticeable scent.
- When you are using any beeswax based creams, you should be aware that a little goes a long way. Try starting off with a light layer at first (depending on what you are using it for) and then build it up slowly.
- If your hair is drier and coarse make sure you use more beeswax than someone who has a finer hair type
- Be careful if you are using way too much. Beeswax won’t dissolve when you wash your hair with water. So, if you go overboard with the wax and you want to take it off it won’t be easy but it’s doable. Wash your hair with a strong natural shampoo, you do the same with a conditioner until you get the wanted outcome.
- Beeswax is also known to have properties that promote hair growth.
- It works perfectly as a gel or hairspray to help tame unruly hair.
Precautions you should take when you are buying beeswax
Many of the beeswax creams out there have other added chemicals in it. They mostly contain different substances in it and only a little percent of beeswax. If you are going to use beeswax make sure it is 100% pure. If by any chance you are using beeswax for hair don’t use it for anything else. You shouldn’t be using the same beeswax to make food or use the same beeswax you use for candles and use it for your hair.
Goodhealthacademy recommends stopping beeswax use if you are experiencing any rash or itching when applying. When you are making any beeswax creams for your hair you can add any oils you want and mix them together. Don’t forget beeswax takes a lot of time to melt. Adding oils such as olive oil, coconut oil can help the boost the effect of the beeswax.