Waxy substance in hair
11 November, 2015
I am supposed to go to the mikveh in two days, and have noticed a waxy substance in my hair. I have shampooed vigorously many times to get rid of it but nothing seems to be working, I have tried now for a few days. Does this pose a chatzitzah problem for me? It really won't come out as hard as I try.
You can try shampooing your hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove waxy residue, or you can try using a homemade vinegar rinse. Another possibility would be to use a fine tooth comb (such as a lice comb) to try to remove the waxy substance. Any residue that remains after such efforts would not be considered a chatzitzah. B'dieved, even if you only shampooed regularly and were unable to try any additional treatments, any residue that remained would not invalidate tevilah.
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