Bamboo (bambusa vulgaris)
Herbal Essences Aloe & Bamboo Shampoos and Conditioners use real aloe vera and bamboo, as certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Bamboo is sometimes called ‘miracle grass’ and ‘king of the forest vegetables
What is bamboo?
Also known as ‘miracle grass’, bamboo is an evergreen grass. Yes, you read that right, bamboo is not a tree, it's a grass! For years, people from China and Japan have been using it for its medical benefits – and even as an aphrodisiac! The specially crafted formula in Herbal Essences Aloe & Bamboo collection helps moisturise and strengthen your hair, for beautiful, healthy locks.
In Chinese culture, the bamboo is traditionally called ‘lucky bamboo’, because it is believed to bring good fortune. It also symbolises virtue, positivity, and grace. Due to its nutritional value, bamboo is known as the ‘king of forest vegetables’ In Japan. With all the luck and goodness that the bamboo is touted to bring, we're sure our bamboo shampoos and conditioners will make you feel lucky for your luscious locks.
Bamboo is one of the strongest materials on Earth with certain species growing up to a metre per day! It is also a versatile, organic, and renewable raw material. We're all aware that bamboos and panda go hand-in-hand but did you know that it makes up 99% of the panda's diet!
It is beilieved that bamboo is beneficial for hair as it includes natural antioxidants. Taking inspiration from the benefits of bamboo for hair, Herbal Essences Aloe & Bamboo formula is designed to strengthen and hydrate your hair, resulting in luscious and lush locks.
Where does bamboo come from?
Bamboo is grown in abundance in South East Asia. It is also grown in tropical, sub-tropical or temperate zones, such as the Amazon rainforest.
There are a mind-boggling 1,500 species of bamboo throughout the world, and vertain species are known to thrive indoors in less temperate regions across the globe.