“ Brand: Naked / Type: Hair Shampoo „
Earlier this year my then seven year old daughter began taking showers. Not that she was a filthy little monkey who never washed, but until then she had been very nervous about water splashing her face and would only bathe. Hair washing had been a bit of a nightmare and props such as dry flannels and towels were always on hand at bath time, along with some Olympic back-bending and cautious jug pouring to shield her eyes when rinsing shampoo. Usually ending up with me getting a good soaking too.
But then suddenly she overcame this fear and finally took to the shower, particularly enjoying standing under the head and letting the water flow over face. Finally, washing her hair wasn't the palaver it had been. But at the very same time, she got a nasty case of eczema on her face. She had suffered the odd patch on her body when she was younger, but nothing like this before. It could've been coincidental, but I put it down to the adult shampoo of mine rinsing over her face in the shower.
Deciding to look for something more natural and kinder I discovered Naked. With a range of products for bath, body and hair for adult's and children alike and claiming to be 97% natural. I'm not going to pretend I know anything about chemicals and their effects on the body, but the fact it doesn't contain sulphates, parabens, petrochemicals or silicone sounded good to me. The packaging certainly made the products look honest and caring and I decided to give their kids 2 in 1 Jam Sandwich shampoo a go. At the time of purchase in my local Boots, it cost around £3 but was also on a buy one get one half price deal, and so i also purchased a body wash as well. Even so, this was a little on the pricey side and not what I'd usually fork out for shampoo, but I was willing to give it a go.
We put the Jam Sandwich shampoo to the test that night. My daughter was pretty impressed by the child friendly packaging and the thought of having her own shampoo. The bottle has a flip lid and she did find it difficult to both open and dispense the shampoo, so I had to help her out. As soon as you begin squeezing you can smell the beautiful aroma this shampoo has! It reminded me of strawberry laces; a sweet, fruity, candy smell which certainly appealed to little miss too.
Squeezing the product out is a little difficult due to the very small opening in the flip lid and the thickness of the product. This perhaps could be seen as a good thing where kids are concerned, it would be impossible to pour out half a bottle in one go. The product itself is a glossy transparent red, almost jelly like both in looks and consistency. If I'm honest, I found the consistency a little strange. It felt gloopy and heavy...not something I can say I've experienced with shampoo before.
As I began massaging it into Daughter's hair I also found it difficult to work up a lather. Again, I thought the consistency of the product felt strange and didn't lend itself to easy washing. For best results I had to use more product than I usually would, not easy to stomach given the price! The gorgeous smell however had by this time filled the entire bathroom and hall! Rinsing this shampoo seemed to take a little more effort than usual as it seemed to stick to the hair, but it lived up to it's claims of no tears and was very gentle on madams face.
Once out of the shower and with hair drying naturally I found Daughter's hair to be a little tangled and dry, which was a bit of a disappointment considering this is advertised as a shampoo/conditioner in one. I did think it looked very squeaky clean however, after a brush through with a bit of conditioning spray, and looked really shiny. The best part however was that lovely smell, which I could smell on my daughter's head as she cuddled in for her bedtime story.
Her eczema died down and faded completely within 10 days, whether this naked shampoo had anything to do with it or the prescribed medication from her doctor would have seen to it anyway I don't know. It certainly didn't do any harm. Thankfully we've had no flare ups since and have gone on to use other shampoos. I did really like Naked's Jam Sandwich shampoo, it smells great and makes my daughters hair look clean and healthy. However I do find the price and amount of product needed to lather well off putting. I would buy it again, and would recommend it to others (especially with sensitive skins), but I'd probably wait until it was on offer to stock up.
Up until quite recently I would only really buy Johnson's baby shampoo for my son's hair and a bottle would last us a long time. We've also used the L'Oreal and Tesco kids shampoos and so when I saw a bottle of naked for kids two in one shampoo on the shelf in boots it grabbed my attention straight away and this is my review of the product.
Naked for kids two in one shampoo really stands out on the shelf as it just looks really fun in my opinion. It comes in a plastic bottle which is made from 50% recycled materials and, as you would expect from an environmentally considerate company such as naked, it is recyclable once empty. The bottle features the naked for kids name in colourful letters and there is a picture of a fun looking strawberry with a face and hair drawn on so it does look an appealing product and one which is particularly orientated at children.
This shampoo does come in a few flavours but I opted for the "jam sandwiches" fragrance as I thought it sounded the best. I think the fun looking bottle combined with the fragrances would encourage even a reluctant child to wash their hair. The product has a "no tears" formula and is 97% natural so you can feel secure knowing you aren't popping any unnecessary things on your child's hair.
On the back of the bottle there is a little quote from a four year olds named Stella sent via her mummy's email and it states "it was soft and good" and so I have to say I was looking forward to seeing what my son made of it!
My son's hair is really short so to wash his hair we only need a blob around the size of a five pence piece. As such a 250ml bottle is likely to last us a long time even if I use it occasionally too. The red coloured shampoo is of a standard consistency and smells of sweet strawberries and is quite authentic I think. It lathers really well on my son's wet hair and when it dries it does still smell lovely and feels nice and soft-in fact I would say at the moment it goes quite fluffy as it is so short! I have used this shampoo on my own hair and I have to say it doesn't do anything special for me and whilst it cleans my hair nicely I do prefer to stick to adult shampoo as I get better results from them.
A 250ml bottle of this shampoo costs £2.99 and whilst it isn't the cheapest option out there for a children's shampoo I do think that it is a really good offering and so as a bottle will last me a long time I am happy to pay this price and can recommend it.
Thank you for reading my review!
I had previously used the Toffee Apple shampoo for my daughter. After that run out I decided to try this scent. The shampoo is available from Boots where it costs £3.05 for a 250ml bottle.
The bottle is transparent and inside you can see the shampoo which is red in colour. The bottle has a picture of a strawberry on thr front with a smiley face drawn on it in crayon. The cap is red and thre shampoo is dispensed by depressing the one side of the lid, the other side then pops up for you to squeeze the product through.
The shampoo is a 2 in 1 so it also contains conditioner. The shampoo is free from parabens and is also tear free. It has a gentle formula to cleanse your little ones hair gently.
To use the shampoo you simply wet your childs hair lather then rinse. The shampoo has a jelly like consistency when you squeeze it out. My daughter has a lot of hair for an 8 month old and I only need a small amount to get a decent lather. When the shampoo is lathered up it has a really 'fluffy' like texture. It also smells delicious, it smells like strawberry jam, very sweet and appealling to kids. The shampoo also rinses really well, one thing I have noticed about the shampoo is that for some odd reason when it's rinsed out it leaves a funny white reside floating in the bath, it also makes any bubbles in the bath rapidly disappear. I have wondered if this is due to the lack of certain chemicals in the shampoo.
After using this my daughters hair felt really soft, the conditioning element of the shampoo isn't great my daughters hair is long at the back and it often gets tangled where she moves around a lot in her cot at night. I struggled to get the knots out at the back so I also had to buy the detangling spray in the range and also a separate conditioner.
I would recommend this but you may need to use a separate conditioner. The best thing about the shampoo is the smel, everyone comments on how nice my daughters hair smells even the day after it is washed. I would give this 4 out of 5 stars.