Coconut (Cocos Nucifera)

Only real coconut, certified by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, goes into our Herbal Essences hydrating formulas.

The refreshing fruit from the Tropics.

Real Coconut

In lush and steamy tropics, the coconut fruit grows on palm trees. A water-packed and thirst-quenching fruit, the coconut holds the treasured ingredient of coconut milk.

At Herbal Essences, we work with our partners to select ripe coconuts, clean them, and chop them up to extract and bottle the milk from the fresh pulp. We only use coconut extract that is certified real by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, one of the world’s leading plant experts. Then, we blend it into the quenching formulas of our shampoo and conditioner tailor-made for beautifully hydrated hair.

Smooth. Silky. Luscious. Coconut milk evokes the senses for an enlivening shower. Inspired by sunny beaches, with a fruity fragrance, our formulas are soft and smooth, just like this coconut milk. Discover a tropical getaway in a bottle as you experience this hydrating formula.

Free from our No, no, no ingredients

What’s good for your hair is good for the planet: our shampoo and conditioner contain real coconut and are a 90% natural-origin formula*, free from parabens, synthetic dyes and mineral oil, and PETA cruelty-free endorsed.

*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.

Where do coconuts come from?

While coconuts come from certain types of palm trees, not all palm trees make coconuts. Coconut palms are the most widely grown palm tree in the world and require subtropical or tropical humidity to thrive. Throughout history, certain cultures would rely heavily on the husked fruit utilizing the meat, water, oil, and shell in their day-to-day lives. Indonesian cultures even claimed that coconuts have as many uses as there are days per year!

While they likely originated in the Indo-Malaya region, palm trees and the cultivation of this Swiss Army knife crop have spread the globe to those locations with the humid climate required to grow them. Their culinary and cosmetic benefits are now world-renowned!