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It's a commonly held belief that putting beeswax into newly forming dreadlocks will help them "mature" faster. It's very controversial though, as MANY people say this ruins the hair and MANY people say it doesn't. The beeswax is supposed to just rinse out with a hot shower, but I find this unlikely since bees is not soluble in water and it's melting point it somewhat high.. But it is soluble in ether, chloroform, and carbon tetrachloride. So the reason I'm asking this question is.. Would it be safe to put these chemicals in ones hair as a means of effectively removing the beeswax?
Re: Would either: Ether, Chloroform, or Carbon Tetrachloride do damage to hair?
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