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 isn't 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 the Herbal Essences Aloe & Bamboo collection helps moisturise and strengthen your hair, for beautiful, healthy locks.

In Chinese culture, bamboo has been 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 also known as the ‘king of forest vegetables’ in Japan. With all the luck and goodness that bamboo is said to bring, we're sure our natural-origin 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 bamboo and pandas go hand-in-hand – but did you know that it makes up 99% of the panda's diet?

Bamboo is believed to be beneficial for hair as it contains natural antioxidants. Taking inspiration from the benefits of bamboo for hair, the Herbal Essences Aloe & Bamboo formula is designed to strengthen and hydrate your hair, resulting in luscious 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.