You've probably noticed that when cleaning your ears, the colors on the cotton buds aren't always the same. Some days your earwax will be a dark shade of yellow, and other days it will be mixed with a different color.
First and foremost, when you're cleaning your ears, you should avoid shoving the Q-Tip or cotton bud deep into your ear canal. Instead, move the cotton bud along the external ear.
There are answers to why your wax changes color, and these changes may indicate something about your health.
Here are the 6 most common earwax colors and textures.