Hair wax

Hair wax

Hair wax is a thick hairstyling product containing wax, used to assist with holding the hair. It does not harden like products such as hair gel, but remains pliable. Hair wax has been used for many years. In fact, a waxy soap-like substance was invented by the ancient Gauls as a hair styling agent and was not used as a cleaning agent until many years later. Hair wax is currently experiencing an increase in popularity, with many manufacturers releasing versions, referred to as pomade, putty, glue, whip, and styling paste.


The following are some of the ingredients typically found in commercial hair wax products.
* beeswax
* candelilla wax
* carnauba wax
* castor wax
* emulsifying wax
* japan wax
* lanolin
* ozokerite


Some stylists prefer making their own blends of hair wax customized for their clientele. Various recipes exist, including some with "secret" ingredients. Many recipes contain the following core ingredients:

* 1 part beeswax
* 1 part aloe juice
* 2 parts extra virgin coconut oil

Ingredients can be blended together in a double boiler and brought to a boil.

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