Klorane was founded in 1965 in the south west of France by Pierre Fabre, whose passion for botanicals inspired him to uncover natural health benefits; this prompted major strides in the hair care industry, which are still apparent to this day.
Pierre Fabre used natural active ingredients to create innovative shampoos and conditioners, focusing on the core principle: one concern, one plant, one benefit.
56 years later, Klorane has become the #1 haircare brand in European pharmacies. With a pharmaceutical background at its core, Klorane takes safety and efficiency very seriously; this is seen through the fact that all of their products are SLS-free and dermatologist-tested, which is just one of the many reasons why I love them so much! Plus, Klorane’s natural formulas contain sustainably grown extracts grown by their very own farmers so they can guarantee 100% traceability.
And if I had to choose just one favourite thing about Klorane? Well, I’ll admit that it would be really difficult to pick as there are so many reasons to adore this brand, but if forced, I would have to say that I love their commitment to environmental responsibility; from biodegradable formulas and eco-designed packaging to developing the Klorane Botanical Foundation, Klorane is committed to preserving and promoting plant heritage.
The Klorane Botanical Foundation has three essential missions:
• Protect plant species under threat.
• Explore the treasures of the plant world to better understand and protect them.
• Share botanical knowledge with everyone, particularly children.
So, now we know a bit more about the history of Klorane, let’s dive into their products! Following Pierre Fabre’s rule of one plant extract = one specific concern, I’m going to explore Klorane’s best-selling collections so you can find the perfect products – and trust me, if the clever blend between science and nature isn’t enough of a reason to fall for these Klorane formulations, then the addictive aromas and soft, sensorial textures will hook you in.
1. Chamomile: For Blond Highlights
It only feels right to start with Klorane’s founding range: the brightening Chamomile collection for blond hair. Each golden elixir is like bottled sunshine – and the entire range is as good as it looks. Chamomile’s natural brightening action is ideal for any blond bombshell; whether you have natural, coloured or bleached locks, this shampoo and conditioner pairing will effortlessly enhance and illuminate your highlights.
Created in 1966, this staple hair range harnesses Egyptian chamomile flowers as their yellow pigment gently brightens hair without the need for dyes. After you step out of the shower, unwanted knots are easy to detangle and tresses are brighter, softer and silky smooth, making Klorane’s chamomile duo perfect for blond hair that’s been damaged by excess dying. If you’re looking to give your blond locks a little boost in between trips to the salon, the Klorane chamomile range is the one for you!
2. Mango: For Dry, Dehydrated Hair
Even if you consider yourself new to Klorane, the chances are that you probably still recognise the nourishing Mango range – it’s that popular! Loved by influencers and journalists, the nourishing collection is the perfect remedy for dry, dehydrated locks.
Klorane’s much-loved Mango hair care collection releases the mouthwatering scent of fresh, juicy and tropical mangos, which cocoon your locks in an all-day sweet scent while the ingredients work hard behind the scene. The deeply moisturising lineup contains rich mango butter for its natural fatty acids; the buttery texture coats each individual strand to leave your locks both nourished and protected – all without weighing them down. As if it couldn’t get any better, the formulas are also biodegradable and vegan too, so you can enjoy glossy, supple hair while being kind to the planet. It’s a win-win!
3. Peony: For Sensitive Scalps
As someone who suffers from a sensitive and easily irritated scalp, I know the struggle of finding a hair wash that’s effective and works with your skin. My personal favourite is Klorane’s Peony collection because the dermatologist-approved shampoo and conditioner are ideal for sensitive or irritated scalps. Free-from silicones and parabens, you can rest assured knowing that both peony-infused formulas will bring comfort to your locks!
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, peony’s soothing properties have been utilised since the 10th century. And now, Klorane’s hydrating and protecting lineup contains sustainably sourced peonies for their anti-irritating, calming and antioxidant molecules. The powerhouse shampoo has been proven to soothe your scalp from the very first use, while both this hair wash and the conditioner will provide up to 24 hours’ comfort – if that isn’t impressive, I don’t know what is!
4. Aquatic Mint: For Polluted Locks
When you’re regularly exposed to the damaging effects of pollution, it’s normal to experience scalp dryness, greasiness, itchiness or even hair thinning. But Klorane are here to help with their Aquatic Mint hair care collection; the detoxifying range has a unique cooling effect that refreshes your hair for a light, airy feel.
For centuries, mint has been used across the globe for its invigorating and refreshing properties – and now, Klorane has used their botanical expertise to bottle mint’s proven anti-pollution and antioxidant powers to create an eco-friendly, vegan haircare range. Created in partnership with the School of Environment at the University of Tsinghua, this efficient lineup utilises the purifying properties of aquatic mint for healthy and revived locks that are free from damaging pollution particles.
And although I could talk about the formula all day long, I have to mention the minty aroma; it works alongside the scent of zesty lemon and refreshing tea for an invigorating shower experience.
5. Quinine: For Tired, Thin Hair
It’s easy to forget that sometimes your hair needs a little bit of extra TLC, especially when your tresses are tired and thinning. If this is something you struggle with, then you’re going to want to try the Klorane Quinine collection; the strengthening formulas provide your roots with the nutrients they need for healthier, stronger and thicker-looking locks.
The fortifying range is enriched with sustainably-sourced bark that’s rich in quinine; the hand-harvested active has powerful revitalising properties and is packed with vitamins to restore the hair’s vigour. The routine not only strengthens your hair, but it also detangles it to reduce loss when brushing.
I just had to give a special shout out to Klorane’s hair strengthening serum! A perfect example of Klorane’s pharmaceutical background, the dermatologist-approved formula has been clinically proven to strengthen the hair and reduce loss in just one month, while three months’ use increases the hair’s resilience and density. But don’t just take my word for it; the complex has been tested more than 1,200 times. True to Klorane’s sustainable roots, an added bonus is the 100% recycled and recyclable bottle, which is super easy to use for mess-free application.
6. Centaury: For Silver Foxes
As we get older, our hair follicles produce less colour, so we start to see grey hairs appear. Of course, this is a natural and normal part of life and isn’t something that needs to be fixed, but if you would like to keep your locks looking fresh and radiant, then, I’d like to introduce you to the secret to a beautiful silvery shine: the Klorane Anti-Yellowing range!
Klorane have utilised their botanical expertise to develop this cleansing hair care collection; spotlighting the natural centaury flower for its anti-yellowing plant-based pigment, the range will revive your silver highlights and neutralise yellow shades. Plus, the glistening purple formula is made using 86% natural-origin ingredients, including carefully selected centaury flowers that are hand-picked and dried away from the sun, ensuring each brightness-restoring shampoo is of the highest quality.
7. Dry Shampoo: For A Quick Refresh
Did you know: replacing one regular shampoo with dry shampoo weekly saves 500L of water per person, per year? If you’re looking to be more sustainable with your beauty habits, adopting a dry shampoo into your routine could be an easy switch. Of course, with 50 years of experience, the Klorane dry shampoo collection is a great place to start.
Since Klorane launched the first-ever dry shampoo to help new mothers in hospital back in 1971, one is now sold every 10 seconds around the world – and this range has become the most awarded dry shampoo collection to date. The hypoallergenic and vegan lineup showcases weightless textures that don’t leave behind any unwanted white residue, for instant freshness that lasts all day long.
And with so many dry shampoo variations, you’re bound to find your perfect match. But if you’re struggling to know which one is best for you, you can use our quick guide:
• Dry shampoo spray with oat milk: ultra-gentle formula for all hair types.
• Dry shampoo powder: ultra-gentle formula for all hair types.
• Dry shampoo spray with nettle: oil-control dry shampoo for oily hair.
• Dry shampoo spray with aquatic mint: detoxifying dry shampoo for pollution-exposed hair.
8. Cornflower: For Sensitive Eyes
Inspired by the soothing benefits of the cornflower, Klorane expanded into skincare with their makeup removers for sensitive eyes, which first launched in 1967. For over 50 years, Klorane has grown cornflower organically on their land in Tarn, so they can guarantee the highest quality, pure floral water. As someone with reactive skin, I can find it difficult to find a makeup remover that doesn’t cause redness around my eyes, but these minimal, plant-based formulas were an absolute delight!
The dermatologist-approved complexes lean on Klorane’s scientific expertise to soften and decongest delicate eyes and skin. Each time you use the calming solutions, they effortlessly remove excess makeup leaving skin fresh, bright and clean without an oily residue. Plus, there’s even a waterproof dual-action lotion for stubborn makeup looks, so you can cover all bases.