how to get beeswax out of one's hair?

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  1. jobberd

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    More specifically, Murray's Beeswax, with ingredients containing Petrolatum, australian beeswax, and fragrance? I've tried washing it in hot water and with shampoo, but theres still plenty left in there
     
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    umm...how did you....nevermind.

    Heat it up.. heat lamp or candle or something...
     
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    Do you remember that episode of the Simpsons...

    ...where Lisa gets gum in her hair and everyone puts in their 2 cents as to how to remove it? She ends up with peanut butter, mayonaise, etc. in her hair. Good family fun.

    Is cutting your hair an option? :D

    -geoff
     
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    I guess an explanation is in order :) I was attempting to make dreadlocks, and beeswax is used in order to keep the hair together and help it lock together. I used Murray's, but the petrolatum in it achieves the opposite for my hair, so I need to get rid of it before I try to make dreads again.
    Heating it to that temperature is probably not that good of an idea...maybe a last ditch thing or something. Thanks for the response though, any others?
     
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    Use an iron and a paper towel.
     
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    Don't heat it; freeze it.

    It'll become brittle and you'll be able to flake it off.

    Either that, or find a razor. :)
     
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    That should do it all right, if not then prepare for the shearing.

     
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    just curious, but what iron? 9, 8 iron? :confused:

     
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    :) I hope to hell it doesnt come down to that
    Id prefer not to, it took quite a while to get it this long..
    um....Ill put that under the last ditch category :)
    Again, a last ditch thing :) Keep 'em coming though!

    A friend of mine said baby oil does the trick. What do you people think?
     
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    Try turpentine or kerosene, that'll probably get it out.
     
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    How about goo gone.

     
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    don't get dreadlocks. Especially if you are white - you gonna be a fool.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I'll take it under consideration :p

     
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    or alcohol.
     
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    jobberd - multiple shampooings and conditioner and time are the only way to get it out. Pomade has a heavy percentage of beeswax and I used probably more than what was recommended a couple weeks ago. I literally shampooed my hair about 15 times (not including the times I used only conditioner) and there was still trace amounts of it left. It'll take another 2-3 days and shampooings to get it all out.