“ Brand: Naked / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Protects, „
I bought the Naked shampoo and conditioner as they were on offer in Boots and I'm always looking for more natural products to use. After reading the description and review (on the bottle) I was really keen to use it after the promise of a drastic improvement to my coloured hair. The first thing I noticed was the frangrance, I loved the cinnamon tones. The biggest downfall of this product for me is that using the amount of shampoo I normally would I do not get a good lather, which makes me feel as though my hair is not being cleaned properly. I will say that once my hair is dried it feels completely clean.
As for the difference it has made to my coloured hair I can't say I've noticed a difference at all. I have had better results with other shampoos. Perhaps it is to do with my hair colour (very dark brown) but I would not recommend this product
REASONS FOR PURCHASE
As someone who suffers from problem skin (allergies, eczema and blemishes. How lucky am I!?) I have come to the conclusion that natural products work best for me. Mainly, products that do not contain laurel sulphate (the stuff that makes shampoos and body / face washes lather up).
It's surprisingly difficult to find shampoo without these nasties in it, especially on the high street. I ended up bulk ordering shampoo and conditioner from Liz Earle, which was a bit of a pain because it runs out so quickly when used every day!
So when I discovered the Naked hair care range at my nearest branch of Boots I figured I'd give them a try. I originally used the sensitive / gentle shampoo and conditioner, but moved to this one when I had my hair coloured!
ABOUT THE BRAND AND ABOUT THE PRODUCT!
The company claim that all their products are 97% natural, and they pride themselves on taking out all the baddies and providing their customers with products that are effective, yet as natural as possible. The 3% 'unnatural' ingredients are the preservatives that would be necessary to stop the products going bad, separating, etc. So they're as natural as possible without compromising on quality basically! They're packaging is also natural - they apparently use as much recycled packaging as possible. Even better!
To sum them up, they do hair products, as well as all other types of beauty products. I'll focus on the shampoo that I'm reviewing though!
Naked Colour Protection Shampoo: "We use Sunflower extract, proven to reduce the harmful effects of the sun, to protect your hair. Cinnamon extract helps enhance all shades of hair colour to help prevent your hi-lights becoming low-life. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Apply to thoroughly wet hair for a feather soft lather. Rinse really well and repeat if necessary (you will achieve a better foam second time around). For best results finish with Naked Colour Protection Conditioner."
PRICE / AVAILABILITY / APPEARANCE
So I seem to be paying a little more than the RRP when I'm buying this shampoo in my Central London branch of Boots! I've discovered that the actual RRP of this is £3.99 for the standard 250ml bottle, but I've been paying £4 something. Note to self: buy locally, not near work!
You can buy these shampoos directly from the website for £3.99 each, from Boots online or in store for £4.07. Or for a little bit more if like me, your Boots branch is in Central London! (They usually add 50p extra to the price of each item in inner city branches).
The tubes are fairly simple, and may not look as 'flashy' as some beauty products because of the use of recycled plastic. This can be a bit duller / inconsistent at times. The packaging does reflect the product and brand though: all nice and natural!
The product information is nice and clear, and the shampoo comes out nice and neatly from the top lid. You press part of it down and the applicator pops up. No messing around with screwing and unscrewing lids!
USING THE SHAMPOO
I squeezed the usual amount of shampoo into the palm of my hand and lathered up my wet hair. The liquid was clear and smelled pleasant enough, not as delicious as some of the brand's other shampoos, more of a subtle scent with a whiff of ginger (though on reading the bottle I realised this scent is probably the cinnamon!).
I'd read that I may need to wash my hair twice with this to get a descent lather. That did seem excessive to me, but on first application, I really couldn't get it to lather up nicely. The lack of chemical nasties causes the lack of lather, but some other natural brand shampoos have overcome this issue. Liz Earle for example. I'm sure my hair would still be clean with the one wash, but out of curiosity I gave it another go, and this time got a full on foamy lather. I don't know why it works better second time round, but it really does!
When I've just had my hair coloured, I'll notice some pinkiness in the water when I rinse my shampoo away. My hair is dyed a very dark plummy red and this always happens for the first 5 or so washes after a colour. I can say that with this shampoo, I still lose the colour a bit and notice the pinky water, although ever so slightly less than usual. I'm hoping this will mean my colour lasts longer!
After using this shampoo for a while, I can say that I'm having far less breakage with my hair, and that it does feel more shiny and healthy. My colour hasn't faded yet, but it has only been a couple of months. So far so good though, and fingers crossed it lasts well!
I like this shampoo and it seems to be working well so far on my coloured hair. For a natural product, it is very reasonably priced, and it's great that Boots are stocking the brand.
I would highly recommend the Naked shampoos and conditioners in general. If you haven't got coloured hair, have a look at what else they have available. They're all the same price. The sensitive scalp shampoo and conditioner smell delicious too!
The Naked range of hair products appealed to me because they are made from 97% natural ingredients. I was also keen to try the product because their website indicated that the shampoo and conditioner were free from a chemical called SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) which is used in lots of products to make them foam. Since finding out that SLS in my toothpaste was causing me to suffer from painful, recurrent mouth ulcers, I have been trying to eliminate it from my world...o.k. so I know that shampoo is not going to irritate my mouth, but I don't believe that SLS in any product can be that good for me!
I have to say that the first time I used the product, I was pleased with the outcome. My hair felt really clean and the smell was, at best, not offensive or overpowering. This was not to last!
Generally, I wash my mid length highlighted, fine hair about three times a week. By the end of the first week of use, my hair had become tangled and static. After washing it, my hair seemed to form tangled clumps that were hard to comb out. I was not impressed. I also found that the smell of ginger had started to irritate me somewhat. I stopped using it straight away. The worst part is, the shampoo and conditioner cost me £8.00 together and they have both been a total waste of money for me! I wish a sample sized bottle had been on offer to try first.
My advice would be to avoid this product if you have a similar hair type to mine. It certainly did me no favours!
Always eager to try out different products, I thought I would give this a go after seeing it on offer in Boots. Because I have quite sensitive skin, I was happy to see that this product was actually 97% natural. I was never really aware that natural shampoos existed, but I do know that I am prone to rashes if I use certain shower gels and shampoos. As I have highlighted hair, I opted for this product which was the colour protection shampoo. Excellent! Well no actually! I'm disappointed to say that this shampoo did absolutely nothing for my hair! I've actually made my husband use it up, as after 4 or 5 uses I was finding that my hair was lank and felt really unconditioned. Don't get me wrong some people are going to use this product and never buy any other shampoo again, but for my hair it just didn't happen.
Naked products are free from sodium laureth sulfate, parabens and petrochemicals. These chemicals are highly effective foaming agents but can also be highly irritating and can permanatly damage hair follicles and skin, give permanent eye damage to children and even liver toxicity. Nice! I never knew any of that until I just looked it up! So basically this shampoo is the good guy, if only it worked for my hair! My hair was left feeling like I had washed it with a bar of soap and was really knotty even after using the conditioner.
The shampoo contains sunflower extract which is proven to reduce the harmful effects of the sun, which can cause colour to fade. Cinammon is also added which helps enhance hair colour. They also don't believe in testing on Bambi, Skippy or Lassie.
The bottle is also recyclable, so anybody worried about the chemicals going down the drain once we have rinsed our hair and the effects of non recyclable products, this is one to try. Although the product didn't work for me, it may not be the case for you. Wait till its on offer and give it a try.
Individual price £3.99.
Because I have sensitive skin I'm always on the lookout for natural alternatives to regular cosmetics and body care products. I noticed Naked shampoo and conditioner in a buy one get one free offer in boots and decided to try it out. At 97% natural I couldn't not try it!
Naked products are sodium laureth sulfate and paraben free. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether these are bad or not, I don't like them personally because they irritate my skin. SLS makes the lather more bubbly, parabens are preservatives. Both of these are highly controversial, and I can live without either of them regardless of whether or not they are damaging.
It comes in a cylindrical bottle with a push down lid. The bottle is recyclable and the plastic is clear so you can see the product inside. The shampoo is mostly clear with a slight colour tint. Since it contains no colourants, this is probably from the cinnamon and sunflower. The scent of the shampoo is slightly sweet, cinnamon and something I can't name. It is a pleasant scent.
On application, the shampoo doesn't lather very much. You might be tempted to put on loads but actually only a small drop is needed for shoulder length hair, maybe 10p coin size. It rinses out to squeeky clean. Even without following with conditioner, my hair was shiny and soft and very clean without drying out. There was no build up left on my hair and drying was easy and fast.
I totally recommend this, at only £4 a bottle, and often on offer in Boots, it's cheap enough to use on the whole family.
© L Wade 2009 - submitted only on dooyoo.
I would recommend Naked Colour Protection Shampoo for absolutely everyone! The best thing about it is the fact is contains lots of natural products - in fact 97% of the ingredients are natural. I am not usually a hippy when it comes to hair care products - after all, you need a few chemicals to clean out all the environmental chemicals that get in there on a daily basis! However, this is natural and it works so I like it for being natural! It does not strip your hair of its own oils, which means that hair stays healthier. This is especially important for long hair, which dries and splits at the ends because the natural oils produced by the head are stripped away by repeated washing.
The only downside for me is that it does not lather very well and so I do not feel that it is getting my hair as clean. However, my hair IS clean after using it. It smells nice and it glows. It also feels lovely and soft. It's just not that satisfying while you are using it.
The fragrance is quite spicy and Christmassy - a little like cinnamon.
And a major bonus is that it is not tested on animals.
It costs about £4 for a 250ml bottle which is very expensive so I don't use it that often. It is lovely though. Just be careful not to use too much to compensate for the lack of lather.
I have always been on the lookout for a natural shampoo that did not cost a fortune. I spotted Naked Shampoo while shopping in Boots one day and since then I've become a fan. I have been using Naked Colour Protection shampoo for about 6 months now and I still love it.
First off all Naked products are 97% natural and their products are not tested on animals. Naked products are also free from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is the ingredient in most shampoos that strips the color and natural oils out of hair. There are also no parabens or petrochemicals contained in the products.
Naked shampoo comes in a recyclable 250ml-sized bottle with a easy to use push top. Now, because the shampoo is natural it will not foam as much as other shampoos. However, I do not find that a problem I just squirt a bit in my hand, add a little water, and lather with my hands before applying to my head, and that gets the lather going nicely.
Besides being 97% natural, this shampoo has a lovely scent of cinnamon that stays on hair long after washing. Every time I have washed my hair my husband says it smells like dessert!
I purchase this shampoo from Boots where it is usually on sale for £3.99, however Boots always has 2 for 3 deals or buy one get one free which you can use for Naked products so they are very reasonably priced. A 250ml bottle of shampoo lasts me about 2 months, which is good value for money. I find that Naked Colour really does preserve my hair color for longer and keeps my hair shiny and soft.
Keep your hi-lights high! Colour protection shampoo shields your hair colour from fading /