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Control oil and naturally regulate the production of sebum- for oily hair

Everything you need to know about nettle

Nettle was used in traditional medicine for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. The roots of the nettle contain an abundance of natural sebum-regulating active ingredients.
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NAME  Nettle


BOTANICAL NAME  Urtica dioica

FORM  Ethanolic extract

INCI NAME Urtica dioica extract

ORIGIN   Poland

COLLECTION Autumn-Winter

SECTOR Organic farming


What does it look like?

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White nettle is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Urticaceae family. Native to Europe and Western Asia, it can adapt to all types of habitats preferring humid areas.
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Nettle is a major plant in phytotherapy, traditionally used for its many medicinal properties. Prehistoric people ate nettles as part of their diet.
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Nettle grows from 20 to 200 cm in height and forms colonies with its rhizomes. Nettle is covered with 2 kind of “hairs”-long stinging hairs (trichomes) and small soft hairs. It can be picked with bare hands without getting stung by pinching the stem while moving your fingers upwards. Nettle has been traditionally used – perhaps in grandmother's recipes, for its astringent, cleansing and purifying properties. Nettle has also been found to benefit the skin as well! Nettle root makes an excellent tonic for the scalp.


Why is it so effective for oily hair?

Oily hair is often the result of an overproduction of oil by your sebaceous glands. The problem begins at the scalp. 

Nettle rebalances the scalp’s oil production for a natural " blotting effect " without drying or stripping. Cultivated using traditional methods without the use of phytosanitary products to protect the plants ecosystem (home to120 living species); nettle was selected for the abundance of natural sebum-regulating active ingredients found in the roots. This active helps to gradually reduce excess sebum production to help keep oily hair cleaner for longer!

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A few words from our expert

" One magical active ingredient for oily hair: Nettle. For the light, freshly washed feeling for longer, nettle is proven to reduce excess sebum production with every use."

Alexandre Panel
Alexandre PanelKlorane Botanist


Our commitment

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Social Commitment

Our nettle is currently grown in Europe, but we are working on bringing production back to Anjou, in France, for a " farm to hair " supply chain that is as short as possible.
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Respect for the environment

The nettle in our range for oily hair is organically grown. The production process is well-supervised and under tight control to guarantee the quality of the raw material, without using pesticides and other nasties that impact the environment.

Organic farming

Our nettle is organically grown

Certified by COSMOS. Grown without herbicides, insecticides or fungicides. Our organic nettle require a very specific climate. Our nettle is currently grown in Europe, but we are working on bringing production back to Anjou, in France, for a " farm to hair " supply chain that is as short as possible.

An eco-friendly range

Organically grown, 100% traceability, biodegradable and, eco-friendly... Our range scores well

The nettle shampoo bottle is made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic. The packaging and sachet of the 2-in-1 Mask Shampoo Powder are 100% recyclable. Furthering our eco-responsible #savewater approach by reducing the water used for production by 40%! 


Did you know?

If you are stung by a nettle, nature can soothe the sting: Rubbing leaves of the Common Plantain, mint, elder, parsley, ground ivy, sorrel or mallow on the skin can help! No need to be afraid of encountering this incredibly useful stinging plant.

Discover the Organic Nettle Range

A complete product range with Organic Nettle, to cleans and degrease oily scalps and reduce excess sebum.

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