There are plenty of treasures for our hair right in our own backyard and one such treasure is candelilla wax. Candelilla is an upright, leafless growing succulent about two feet tall that spreads slowly by suckering from the base to form large clumps.
Benefits of candelilla wax for hair
This vegetable wax is often used as a viable substitution for beeswax, which is great for vegan lifestyles. Candelilla wax is rich in nutrients and easily absorbed into the scalp and hair while creating an instant barrier to prevent moisture loss in the scalp and hair. It adds gloss and lubricity to hair.
It is also a natural thickener and emulsifier that adds texture to a formula and prevents oils and liquids from separating, which is great for lip balms and body balms. The creamy consistency of candelilla wax makes for smooth applications in depilatories and can be found in several hair products from hair conditioners to scalp treatments.