murray's beeswax

Murray's Beeswax Review

Murray's beeswax has been a staple product for many people with natural hair and dreadlocks for a long time. It's thick and has a solid consistency that gives you a stronghold when used on your hair.

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Detailed Murray's Beeswax Review

Murray’s Beeswax has been a staple product for many people with natural hair and dreadlocks for a long time. It’s thick and has a solid consistency that gives you a stronghold when used on your hair.

Murray’s does not have the worst ingredient list but there is room for improvement. For instance, it’s a beeswax product but the main ingredient is petrolatum. Petrolatum (or petroleum) can be extremely difficult to wash out of your dreadlocks and lead to loc buildup issues.

Because of the potential for extreme dreadlock build-up, if you’re going to use Murray’s beeswax, use as little as possible. The risk of using too much outweighs the downsides of using too little and having a weaker hold.

A lot of people also like the smell of Murray’s Beeswax. So, while the smell is subjective, that’s a plus.

And while there are some people on the internet that brag about its moisturizing properties, remember, water is the only thing that can moisturize (moisture = water) and there’s no water in Murray’s Beeswax ingredients.

So, the product doesn’t moisturize but it can be good for locking in moisture already in your hair.


Has a tight hold


Good for thick hair


Can cause build-up easily

The main ingredient is petroleum

Does not include water in the ingredients

Murray's Beeswax Directions

Step 1

Before using Murray’s Beeswax, you’re going to want to wash your dreadlocks. Washing your locs will help to prevent build-up by removing any pre-existing product and oil in your hair. This step is extremely important for a thick product such as Murray’s Beeswax. If you skip this step, you’ll likely have build-up.

Step 2

After washing your hair, lightly dry it by patting it down with a towel (don’t rub the towel against your head). Your hair should still be wet to the touch.

Step 3

Use your finger to dip out a very small amount of the product and apply it to your roots or new growth and start re-twisting and/or styling your dreadlocks. If you’re doing starter locs instead of retwisting, apply the gel to all of your sectioned hair instead of just the root.

Step 4

Dry your hair. This can be done by sitting under a hair dryer, using a handheld blow dryer, or by letting your hair air dry. However, make sure your hair is dry before going to bed. Wet hair can lead to mold and mildew issues down.

Murray's Beeswax Ingredients

Petrolatum, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Fragrance (Parfum) Linalool, Isoeugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Limonene, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Amyl Cinnamal

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Murray’s Beeswax cause build up in my hair?

Yes if too much is used. Usually products that provide a tight hold will also be prone to causing build-up if too much is used.

Is Murrays Beeswax only for people with dreadlocks?

No. Murray’s Beeswax can be used on different hairstyles but since we’re a dreadlock website, we focus on the locs. However, it’s not uncommon for females with dreadlocks to use a product like Murray’s Beeswax to help lay down their edges instead of using it directly on their dreadlocks.
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Overall Thoughts

Murray’s beeswax can be a decent product for dreadlocks if used correctly. It is not the best choice on the market but it is affordable and it will get the job done if needs be. Just be careful to not use too much as build-up is the enemy of dreadlocks.