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Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) for Hair


Herbal Essences coconut shampoos, conditioners, masks and oils include real coconut, as certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The Palm Tree is called the Tree of Life in the Philippines

What is Coconut Milk?

Coconut Milk is extracted from the meat of the Coconut. Coconut is the fruit of the Palm Tree, or as some call it: “The Tree of Life”. Polynesian women attribute their hair’s incredible shine to the power of coconut milk to give hair sheen, strength and health. By using this real botanical in our hair products we’re making formulas that can make you hair smell good and feel good.

Coconut has so many benefits for your beauty and hair routine! Coconut milk is believed to moisturize and hydrate your skin, scalp and hair. It’s even known to soothe sunburns. What more could you ask for?

At Herbal Essences we know that all of our lives are dependent on plants and the “Tree of Life” is a perfect example of that. Around the world different parts of the palm tree are used in ways that impact our daily lives from building houses to feeding our families.

Even the water you’ll find inside the coconut is useful! Many athletes drink coconut water for a boost of energy and hydration. Drink it fresh at home—or even better—straight from the shell on the beach!

Where does Coconut Milk come from?

The coconut is the fruit of the palm tree, also called the “Tree of Life” in some countries. The palm tree grows throughout the Tropics, and mostly in the Philippines and in Indonesia.

The meat of the coconut can be either dried or pressed to produce coconut oil and coconut milk. Coconut has so many uses that we couldn’t possibly list them all! But among the primary uses, coconut is known to revitalize your skin and hair with moisture and hydration.

What is Coconut Water and what is it good for?

Unlike coconut milk, which is extracted from coconut meat, coconut water occurs naturally within the fruit of a specific species of a palm tree and is also a source of beneficial ingredients for your hair and skin! Free of added ingredients, the clear liquid inside the coconut is rich in vitamin K and iron which makes it a natural source of that good stuff your hair needs to be healthy and beautiful.

Vitamin K is one of the main components our body needs to keep the hair healthy and strong. Your scalp and hair will love the added vitamin K and iron from coconut water.

Pamper your hair with the Herbal Essences Coconut Water and Jasmine Flower collection! Allow your natural, curly, frizzy, and dull hair types to benefit from the vitamins and nutrients provided by natural botanicals.

Natural ingredients are a source of remedies for centuries, we are keen on listening to nature. Be one with it and try the healing and strengthening benefits of coconut water which will help you to nail that perfect hair look you are looking for.

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!