As mentioned before, some hairs that grow out as cats get old can become slightly thickened due to repeated waxing or grooming. This is not a concern unless you want your cat’s fur to be thin!
If this happens, try using a soft brush or comb and work from outside in. Also make sure to never pull on the hair when it comes away- you may break it!
Some people believe that leaving the skin alone will help promote growth of new layers which are elastic like leather so if your furry friend seems nervous, maybe suggest trying that next time they go for a bath or groom them less frequently?
Removing too much of the protective layer can lead to dry, cracked skin though, so do only that if you really wanted to take things further.
- 1 Use a damp cloth to wipe down your cat
- 2 Use a hair dryer to heat up the wax
- 3 Use oil-based products to remove the wax
- 4 Use an alcohol-based product to remove the wax
- 5 Use a vacuum to remove the wax
- 6 Use a soap and water wash to remove the wax
- 7 Use a the oil to remove the wax
- 8 Use a the alcohol to remove the wax
Use a damp cloth to wipe down your cat
After you wash your cat, it is important to get all of his or her hair off for several reasons. First, when they dry, some hairs will stick together, creating what seems like one long coat. This is called fluffering, and not only does it look weird, it can be uncomfortable for your pet.
Second, wet fur may cause skin problems such as dermatitis or eczema. If your furry friend has these symptoms after washing, do not use soap to remove their hair- instead, try using a paper towel or cotton ball to clean them.
Third, if your dog or cat has dried wax in its fur, then trying to remove it with shampoo could hurt the animal. The shampoo could strip away too much of the protective layer that covers the undercoat. Leftover gel and alcohol from the shampoos might also irritate the skin.
So how to get rid of old candle wax out of your cat’s fur? There are two easy ways to do this.
Use a hair dryer to heat up the wax
When your cat comes in all warm and wet, have ready some paper towels or use a good washcloth to get their fur off.
Next, take a close look at their coat for any stray pieces of melted wax. You may need to pull apart clumps with your fingers or use a comb or brush to get them out.
Once you’ve removed as much of the wax as possible, run a cool hairdryer over your kitty to see if that removes the rest. If it does not, try using very hot air instead which can sometimes pop off the last bits of hardened wax.
Never scrape off the wax! That could hurt your cat or even spread infectious agents like when grooming dogs where people must be careful about getting rid of all traces of skin cream or medicine they use.
Use oil-based products to remove the wax
Many people get their first experience with cat fur removal using water! While some may consider it a cheap way to go, this can actually do more harm than good.
Cat hair grows rapidly, which is why there are so many furry creatures around us. This also makes them protective of their own coats in terms of keeping other animals away.
When an animal is threatened or scared, they grow thick coats to keep protected. Unfortunately for these homeless shelters, volunteers, and owners, this extra coat comes with a cost: expensive washing and grooming fees.
Thicker hairs need longer time to wash off under regular conditions, leaving lots of dried up fur that must be removed properly. Technically speaking, this is called overprocessing, and it costs money!
Luckily, there are better ways to remove the soft, fluffy undercoat. Two of the most effective methods use oil and alcohol as your cleaning agent. Let’s take a look at those.
Use an alcohol-based product to remove the wax
Most people realize that getting cat fur off can be tricky, but they never seem to tell you how to actually get rid of it. Fortunately, we have some tips here for you!
One of the most common ways to get rid of tangling is by using natural oils or products that contain oil. Using an alcohol-based product such as alcohol, olive oil, or vegetable oil will work best.
Once the fur is wet, apply the oil (or use the liquid itself) and rub in with your hands or a brush. Let sit for several minutes until the oil washes away the excess hair.
Repeat this process until no more oily drops remain and there are no longer any streaks of white fat in the fur. Then rinse thoroughly under running water to eliminate all traces of the oil.
Use a vacuum to remove the wax
Using a hand-held or wand type vacuum can help you get rid of most of the leftover melted wax. Make sure to test the suction in your device before using it on the cat’s fur!
Once you have removed as much of the excess wax as possible, use a fluff brush to gently roll up the hair so that some of the softening effect has been transferred onto the next layer of hair.
Repeat this process until all the exposed skin is completely dried out and fluffy.
Use a soap and water wash to remove the wax
The easiest way to get rid of cat fur is by using a good quality shampoo or conditioner and washing it with hot, boiling water.
This will melt some of the oils in the fur which can then be washed down the drain where they will solidify, leaving no trace of the original fur!
For more stubborn hairs that like to hold onto their stick-on glue, use a slightly heavier shampoo or conditioner so that they are easier to rinse off.
Cat owners sometimes add fake long hair to their cats as pets to cuddle and hang out with them, this could also contain some of the gel used to keep the fur glued together.
Use a the oil to remove the wax
One of the most common things that people get stuck with is trying to remove wax from cat fur. Many times, owners try using oils or hairsprays as a way to do this, but many of these products contain silicone or other chemicals which can glue the wax into the fur longer.
That would not work in trying to eventually wash off the wax! If you are ever confronted with some really thick hair and skin that contains a lot of wax, there are several ways to get it out.
The best thing to do is use an alcohol-based cleaner. These will usually work by stripping away the outer layers of the skin and then washes all of the underlying materials down your hands or clothes.
Another solution is to use petroleum-base gel or cream to melt the wax. Once it’s gone, apply some of the oil to wipe off the excess.
Use a the alcohol to remove the wax
The best way to get rid of cat fur is by using products that contain ethanol, which you can easily find at most drugstores or online shopping sites.
Most people use 70% alcohol as their solvent, because it is more effective than other types of alcohol.
Once the alcohol touches the fur, it will begin to dissolve the lipids in the fur (the oily part of the hair). Then, the water layer of the hair absorbs the excess liquid, leaving your cat with very dry fur!
Caution: Make sure you never mix regular soap with an alcohol-based cleaner, because this could cause your kitty’s coat to become even stickier.