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OUR PLANTS Flax

Known for its volumising power.

Everything you need to know about our flaxseeds

We have selected flaxseed for its rich mucilage, a true reinforcement that naturally lifts the hair.
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NAME  Flax

PART USED  Seed

BOTANICAL NAME  Linum usitatissimum l.

FORM  Hydroglycolic extract

INCI NAME Linum usitatissimum l. seed

ORIGIN  France

HARVEST August

SECTOR Internal and HEV (High Environmental Value) organic farming

FEATURES

What does it look like?

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Linum usitatissimum l. comes from the Latin " usitatus " meaning " very useful ". The flax plant can grow up to 1 metre and has a single stem, spiral leaves and 5-petalled cyme-shaped flowers ranging from blue to a pinkish white.
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Each flower produces a fruit, a small dried capsule containing smooth, brown, curved seeds. The oil constitutes up to half of the seed's mass and is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (linolenic acid).
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Flax is an ancient crop that dates back to the beginnings of agriculture. Together with hemp, it was the second most widely used textile plant known for making clothes, sails, ropes and cloth.

PROPERTIES OF FLAX

How does flax help hair that lacks volume?

In cosmetics, the volumising properties of the mucilage in flax has proven its effectiveness in hair care products. As guardians of the hair, these fibres, called mucilage, bond in contact with water and expand, providing a volumising effect 

Klorane has proven the effectiveness of flax fibres and their benefits on hair volume through biometrological tests on hair strands: the mucilage envelopes the hair and provides volume from roots 

We harvest flax seeds in the southwest of France, in compliance with organic farming standards.

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A few words from our expert

It is with the combination of our botanical and pharmaceutical science that we extract the volumising and texturising properties of flax.

Alexandre Panel
Alexandre PanelKlorane Botanist

AND FOR THE PLANET?

Our commitment

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Klorane has set up local agronomic and phytochemical partnerships to optimise the cultivation of flax in the Southwest of France.
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Respect for the environment

Using sustainable, no-waste farming methods, Klorane's flax preserves the balance of our ecosystem due to its low maintenance needs. In fact, Flax doesn’t even need irrigation, just rainfall! It doesn’t deplete the soil but regenerates it thanks to crop rotation. With 100% of the plant’s components used, nothing is wasted or thrown away. It is grown according to organic farming methods, so therefore does not release harmful pollutants into the environment.

An eco-design approach

As part of an eco-design approach, Klorane protects the environment at each stage of the product's life.

When extracting our raw materials, we use the whole plant with our patented extraction method based on green chemistry. 

Towards a societal and united approach with local agronomic and phytochemical partnerships to optimise flax cultivation in the South West France. 

With biodegradable formulas to reduce damage to the environment. Manufactured and packaged in recycled and recyclable bottles.

Botanical illustration Pack Flaxseed

Did you know?

The flax flower is ephemeral: it only blooms for one day. The flowering period lasts for a fortnight, and each dawn sees a new flower bloom. Every afternoon the petals fall. Every day, a new flower will appear. The ground is then adorned with blue petals.

Discover the Flax range for fine hair

Discover the Flax range for fine hair

Flax is an essential ally of fine hair! A complete range of products available for hair that lacks volume and lift.
 

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