7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Beeswax
“Wax on, wax off.” - Mr Miyagi
While there are a host of different men’s hairstyling products out there, in addition to different types of pomade, there are certainly some better, and more natural than others - like ours for instance.
Three of our products from the CON MOTO range contain beeswax, something we consider to be nature’s gold: not only does it taste and smell darn good, but it’s also incredible for your hair.
A decent dose of beeswax not only moisturizes and smoothes the hair, but it also keeps moisture from escaping. Moreover, beeswax is used to stimulate hair growth naturally; it also comes with a bumper load of other hair-based health benefits.
Sounds good, right? Well, fellas, we know you're busy bees, but to give you the lowdown on this wonderful stuff and its magical properties real quick, here are seven things you probably didn't know about beeswax.
As it comes from the honeycomb of the honeybee, beeswax is an entirely all-natural substance, delivered directly from Mother Nature. Honeybees consume honey and pollen to allow them to produce the wax. And, it takes around eight pounds of honey to produce a single pound of beeswax.
From bees, to us
A little biological bee-based fact for your reading pleasure: bees produce beeswax from the wax glands located on the underside of their abdomens.
Antibacterial and antifungal
Much like honey, beeswax boasts antibacterial properties that help to keep things clean and reduce the risk of contamination. This property makes it a popular ingredient in skin treatments, hair treatments, and more.
Throughout history, people have used beeswax as a sealant and waterproofing agent for items including belts, tents and shoes. By rubbing beeswax onto a surface, liberally, and heating it up, the wax meshes with the materials’ fibres and blocks any water from passing through - a magic property when it comes to styling men’s hair.
Friendly to the environment
As bees literally produce beeswax, it's completely non-toxic and eco-friendly. It's an essential ingredient in a range of eco-friendly products from hair pomades to skin serums, and beyond.
Unlike candles made from other forms of wax, beeswax candles burn brighter and cleaner as they emit negative ions that are renowned for their hair purifying qualities. Beeswax also smells excellent when burned without the addition of artificial chemicals or scents, as it’s naturally aromatic from the honey and flower nectar that’s present in the honeycomb - pretty impressive stuff.
Doesn’t go bad
Now, beeswax contains a natural, powerful protective property called propolis, something that shields beeswax from ever going off. Made by the bees from a combination of tree resin and wax flakes and pollen, propolis plays a pivotal role in fixing and strengthening the beehive while protecting it with an antiseptic barrier. These protective characteristics are so useful that pure beeswax has been discovered in ancient tombs. Of course, beeswax can't prevent other products from going bad, but it's quite amazing that on its own, this magical substance just doesn’t go bad - wow.
Bonus fact: The name propolis originates from the Greek meaning ' defence of the city.'
It’s plain to see that beeswax is an incredible substance and concerning styling men’s hair, and keeping it healthy, there’s not many natural products that come remotely close.
As we mentioned earlier, most of our pomades contain beeswax as well as a host of other ingredients to make your hair look and feel great. To find your perfect pomade, check out the full CON MOTO range and choose your weapon of choice.