Bamboo (bambusa vulgaris)
Herbal Essences aloe and bamboo shampoos and conditioners include 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?
Bamboo, sometimes called ‘miracle grass’ is an evergreen grass. Yes, bamboo is a grass, not a tree! Can you believe it? In China and Japan, bamboo has been used for centuries for its medical benefits – and even as an aphrodisiac! Herbal Essences Aloe & Bamboo formula strengthens and hydrates your hair, for beautiful, healthy locks.
You might have heard bamboo called ‘lucky bamboo’, because in Chinese culture, bamboo is believed to bring good fortune. In Chinese culture bamboo also symbolises virtue, positivity and grace. In Japan, bamboo is known as the ‘king of forest vegetables’ because of its nutritional value. We know that our bamboo shampoos and conditioners will make you feel lucky for your luscious locks.
Bamboo is a versatile, organic and renewable raw material. It’s even one of the strongest materials on Earth and certain species of bamboo can grow up to a metre per day! Did you know? Bamboo is the main food of the giant panda. Is makes up 99% of its diet!
Bamboo is believed to be great for your hair, as it contains natural antioxidants. Herbal Essences Aloe & Bamboo formula strengthens and hydrates your hair, for beautiful, healthy locks.
Where does bamboo come from?
The most common place to find bamboo is in South East Asia. You can also find it in tropical, sub-tropical or temperate zones, such as the Amazon rainforest. Some species of bamboo have been known to grow well indoors in less temperate parts of the world. There are as many as 1,500 species of bamboo throughout the world.