Birch Bark (Betula prendula) for Hair


Herbal Essences birch bark extracts shampoos and conditioners include real birch bark, as identified and certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The Birch Tree is also called the Lady of the Woods

What is Birch Bark Extract?

Birch bark extracts are derived from the tree of the same name. The birch tree is quite significant in Chinese culture as it is believed to strengthen communication, protection, and rejuvenation. In fact, birch was believed to possess the ability to improve immunity, digestion, and the quality of your hair and skin. Birch bark is quite powerful and is known as the ‘tree of enchantment’ and ‘lady of the woods’ in certain northwestern cultures.

Birch bark extracts are rich in vitamin C that promotes collagen and makes your hair thick and strong by strengthening your hair fibers. Herbal Essences Birch Bark extract shampoos and conditioners gently cleanse your hair, leaving it fresh and smooth.

Where does Birch Bark Come From?

Birch trees are native to North American forests but grow well in any temperate climate. The word ‘birch bark’ might conjure up an image of coarse, rough tree bark. However, birch trees have a distinct papery, white bark that peels away from the tree trunk naturally.

Did you know that these trees can grow as tall as 50 feet? This is no easy task as birch trees need plenty of water and sunlight to scale such heights. This is why you will find them near rivers, lakes, or streams. You can even craft durable items such as canoes or houses with the wood of a birch tree. They are incredibly strong!