Birch (Betula prendula)

Only real birch certified by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew makes it into our Herbal Essences gently moisturizing formulas.

From magnificent trees native to the cold North American forests.

Real Birch

Step into the shaded, temperate North American forests, and you’ll spot birch trees with their characteristic horizontal markings. Young saplings root themselves deep into the forest floor and grow to tower up to 50 feet tall.

From these impressive, wild trees, we hand-pick birch leaves that are certified-real by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, one of the world’s leading plant experts. The leaves are cleaned, then dried and filtered to be used in their purest form, through drop-by-drop distillation.

Inspired by the delicate attributes of birch, this nature-powered process makes for a soft and smooth formula. Our formulas contain real birch bark extract and a gently moisturizing blend that cleans, smooths and protects your hair while immersing you in reinvigorating scents inspired by the Northern forests.

Free from our No, no, no ingredients

Our shampoo and conditioner contain birch bark extract and are a 90% natural-origin formula,* free from sulfates, parabens and synthetic dyes, and PETA cruelty-free endorsed. You can trust our formulas to nurture your hair to its natural best.

*Our 90% natural origin ingredients include water and any ingredient either unchanged from its natural state or which has undergone processing but maintains more than 50% of its original structure.