I was outraged today after doing some more research on ingredients used in black hair care products when I found that this ingredient, beeswax also known as paraffin is a common ingredient in black hair products. Why does the hair care industry insist on making sure black women don’t have hair on their heads?!
Answer this question for me if you would:
Would you put melted candle wax in your hair?
Heck no, would be your answer right? Wax wouldn’t absorb into the hair, neither will it moisturize the hair or be beneficial in anyway. Instead it would do nothing but cause buildup, breakage and seal the hair preventing any absorption of moisture. Beeswax is just as bad as using products with mineral oil and/or petroleum.
Ladies please stir clear of any product containing this ingredient. If you are a natural sister there are other alternatives to holding your twists and locks. Beeswax will be harmful in the long run if you decide to use it. If you are currently using this product or products containing this ingredient, stop now and find a good clarifying shampoo to try to remove the beeswax from your hair which is also going to be struggle. This stuff is very difficult to remove from the hair when it’s applied. It’s almost like glue!
Beeswax A.K.A Paraffin is bad and it’s an absolute no no for black hair! Do not use products containing this ingredient.
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