St. Botanica Activated Charcoal Hair Shampoo Review

St. Botanica Activated Charcoal Hair Shampoo Review

St. Botanica Activated Charcoal Hair Shampoo is sulphate free shampoo with activated charcoal, that claims to detoxify your hair. However, we could not find any scientific evidence to support this claim.


OUR RECOMMENDATION: St. Botanica Activated Charcoal Hair Shampoo can be used for dry to normal hair for nourishing the strands.



  • St. Botanica Activated Charcoal Hair Shampoo might nourish and moisturise your hair with the help of aloe vera, oat extract, olive oil, and almond oil.
  • It claims to help in hair regrowth with the help of aloe vera, green tea extracts, eucalyptus oil, and spearmint oil. However, this effect might be too less to notice, as discussed in this video; Best shampoo for hair fall.
  • It might make your hair softer, silkier and shinier with the help of Pro-vitamin B5, silk protein, Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, glycerine.
  • St. Botanica Activated Charcoal Hair Shampoo is free from Parabens, Phthalates, and Formaldehyde releasers.



  • St. Botanica Activated Charcoal Hair Shampoo might not remove oils from oily hair. 
  • It has charcoal that claims to detoxify and remove impurities from your hair. But we could not find any scientific evidence to support detoxification action of charcoal on hair that too in a contact time of 2-5 minutes.


Ingredient Type: Has both synthetic and natural ingredients.
Harmful Ing.: None (Parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde releasers, SLS, BHT free).
Comedogenic Ing.: None
Irritating Ing.: None
Fragrances: Yes
Active Ing.:

1. Purified water - as a base

2. Decyl glucoside - surfactant

3. Cocoamidopropyl betaine - surfactant

4. Sodium Cocoyl isethionate - surfactant

5. Glycerin - it works as a good conditioner for the hair &  makes hairs softer

6. Coco Glucoside & glyceryl oleate - used as an emulsifier and non-ionic cosurfactant

7. Propanediol - emollient, solubilizer and viscosity improving agent

8. Cocodiethanolamide (derived from coconut) - it is a viscous liquid & used as a foaming agent in shampoo

9. Ethylene glycol distearate - used as an opacifier, emulsifiers & emollient

10. Coconut activated charcoal powder - there no scientific evidence that activated charcoal might help in hair growth or detoxification

11. Sweet almond (prunus dulcis) cold pressed oil - rich in most potent antioxidant vit-E, improves hair texture, reduces scalp inflammations, restores the radiance

12. Silk protein - improves hair elasticity against breakage, hydrate, and repair hair

13. Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride - as a conditioning agent

14. D Panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5) - it is used in hair care products because its humectant properties help increase elasticity

15. Disodium EDTA - as a preservative, chelator, and stabilizer

16. Polyquaternium-10 - can reduce static electricity, improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment

17. Organic extra virgin olive oil - regrow hair naturally, stimulates hair growth

18. Oat extract - moisturizes, helps treat a dry & itchy scalp, improves hair elasticity against breakage

19. Green tea extract- helps to stimulate hair growth and soften the hair

20. Citric acid - as a preservative

21. Vitamin E – may help support a healthy scalp & hair as it has natural antioxidant effects that could assist with maintaining hair growth

22. Aloe Vera extract- It acts as a conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair

23. Eucalyptus oil - helps to stimulate your hair follicles and promotes hair growth

24. Spearmint oil - helps to stimulate hair follicle and also promotes hair growth

Base Ing.: Water and moisturizing base
Ingredient list: Same as active ingredients