Wax is finding its way into more styling products today because of its ability to hold a style and add shine. Removing this wax can take a little extra effort to prevent build-up. Oops! Get candle wax in your hair? We’ve got a solution for that as well.
Removing Styling Wax
You Will Need:
- Warm water
Steps to Wash Out the Wax:
- Begin by wetting the hair completely with warm water.
- Apply a quality conditioner and work it in with your hands. The conditioner will work to remove the wax.
- Rinse off the conditioner and apply a quality shampoo.
- Work the shampoo in with your fingers.
- Rinse and repeat if necessary.
Removing Candle Wax from Hair
You Will Need:
- Paper towels
- Hair dryer
Steps to Remove the Wax:
- If solid wax had gotten in your hair, it will need to be melted to be removed.
- Begin by wrapping the waxed section of the hair in paper towels.
- Use a hair dryer on high heat to heat the wax through the paper towel. As the wax melts, it will be absorbed by the paper towel.
- Remove the paper towel and replace with new, clean towels.
- Repeat until the wax is removed.
- If any wax remains, wet the hair with very warm water and apply a conditioner. The warm water will soften the wax, and the conditioner will lubricate the strands so it can be removed.
- Comb through the hair to remove the wax.
- Once removed, wash the hair with shampoo.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Some hair waxes, such as hair relaxers, will need to be removed professionally. Talk to your hairdresser for removal options.
- Some shampoos contain wax in them as well. Choose one that will remove the shampoo without adding more to your strands. Sunsilk is one brand that has been found to successfully remove wax for others.
- For regular build up, a clarifying shampoo should do the trick.
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