“ Brand: Naked / Type: Hair Shampoo „
Having recently read about shampoos containing SLS and any kind of silicone being a main culprit in hair feeling weighed down and becoming oily within a day, I made it my mission to find a suitable, natural alternative. I tried Purology, but it was very expensive, although very good! I have used lush shampoos in the past and although lovely, they are rather messy in their bar form. I then read a recommendation on someone's blog for the Naked range. And thank goodness I did!
When I bought the shampoo (and conditioner) it was 2 for £6 in boots, which I thought was pretty good! I first tried the one for coloured hair, which was lovely, but when I repurchased this time I decided to go for the hydrating rescue version, partly because my hair can become quite dry, and partly because the smell is divine!
I have now been using this shampoo for a week and my hair feels really soft and shiny. I definitely won't be going back to using shampoo with all kinds of rubbish in. Having looks this week at the 'premium brands' of haircare in Boots this week I am disgusted at the ingredients they use, which are frankly cheap and terrible for your hair. Never again, Naked all the way now!
When I do go home to stay at my Mum's house in Grimsby, I always get annoyed about shampoos and conditioners. As she has really short hair, she doesn't mind using the cheapest thing she can find but with me having really long hair, it can't handle cheap products. A while back she bought me Naked Repair products as she knows my hair gets damaged with colouring and straightening.
As my Mum bought this for me, I didn't know how much it cost but after looking on the Boots website, all Naked products are 2 for £6 or this Naked Rescue Intense Care Shampoo costs £4.19 on its own. This is quite expensive for my mum considering what she normally buys for herself but as I don't use it every day, I guess she didn't mind.
I hadn't even heard of this brand before but their website states that they are a company that takes all of the bad things out of products and their products are made from at least 97% natural products. The other 3% is made up of preservatives which stop the products going off and keeps them working properly. I think this is a great thing for a cosmetics company to do and it obviously shows that all of the chemicals aren't needed.
This shampoo comes in a clear plastic bottle which holds 250ml of shampoo. The bottle has on it the Naked Rescue logo and text which says it is 97% natural. The text on the bottle is dark red, white and burgundy. The bottle also states that this shampoo is for frizzy or damaged hair, which is probably why Mum bought it for me in the first place. The bottle has a grey cap, which when removed, shows another lid which you press down in order to dispense the shampoo.
The directions for use are the same as any other shampoo so I won't bore you all with long details and directions. This shampoo does come out of the bottle quite quickly so I have to be careful with how much I have out at any one time. The colour of the shampoo has a slight yellow tint to it but it is also see through at the same time. This did take quite a bit of work to get a rich lather going but I guess that's because of the lack of chemicals. With the right amount of shampoo, I was able to lather up all of my hair and begin to rinse it out. Some shampoos leave a residue on my hair even after rinsing for a long time but this one didn't. Even after just rinsing without any drying etc, my hair felt very soft and smooth.
After blowdrying my hair, the results were even better. My hair did look a lot healthier than normal and it also looked shiny and thicker. This shampoo also has a nice almond scent to it which is not too overpowering but nice at the same time. I am always extremely pleased with the results that this shampoo gives. However, I do wish it was a bit cheaper as I don't normally spend quite that much on shampoos and conditioners myself. When on offer I would buy more of this brand but not at full price.
My journey through the "Naked" shampoo's started about two years ago in Boots. I first brought one as it was on special offer. It was the "Hydrating" one with the blue writing, and i could remember how shiny, smooth and healthy it made my hair. Brilliant, 5 stars.
Shortly after that, i decided to have a bit of a change, i noticed there was a "Volumising" one, sounded tempting. So i tried that one...sadly it didn't deliver, it gave half the shine and no volume whatsoever. Disappointing, 2 stars.
So feeling like i needed to go for a moisturizing one again i decided to try a slightly different one - Intensive Care. It seemed to fit with what my hair needed at that moment in time too, my hair being very damaged from bleaching. Excited to try my next little gem, i took it home and used it the next morning.
Texture was the same as the rest, smooth with not too much lather, but this doesn't bother me as it simply means there's no horrible SLS. The smell is quite neutral like the rest - fine and the packaging is exactly the same also.
But anyway, to the stuff that matters. I washed my hair with this shampoo and a normal conditioner so's not to confuse the effects of the shampoo with potentially contributing factors.
Dried my hair... meh. It was okay, no shine, but my hair did feel a bit stronger which was quite pleasing. I thought that this might be the sort of shampoo that really shows its true effects after a number of weeks...but no my hair stayed the same. Just "okay" and i don't want "okay" when i could have had the "Hydrating" one in the range. This ones supposed to be the more healing, repairing one too!
Basically what i'm trying to say is, i think this range is good. But i don't think you should pay attention to the "sub-headings" if you like, of the shampoo's. Cos they do nothing that they say they're going to. And if your going to go for one (which i think you should) I would go for the "Hydrating" one with the blue writing as it delivers the best effects :)
Having really long hair I get through a rather alot of shampoos and conditioners in a week. I'm fussy about the cleanliness of hair and so wash it every day but to do that and not upset the natural oils in my hair I go for gentle and intensive products whenever I can.
I spotted this in Boots costing £3.99 a bottle (and it was on buy one get one free at the time) and after a quick sniff test I grabbed a bottle to try out as I thought it smelt absolutely beautiful and I was really impressed!
250ml see-through plastic cylinder bottle with a beige plastic top to it which is flip-top in style. On the front of the bottle and in brown and white writing I am told that it is 97% Natural, Naked Rescue, Sweet Almond & Sunflower, Intensive Care Shampoo, there is a picture scribbled on in style of an almond and I'm told that it is suitable for frizzy, damaged hair. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients and someone writing into the manufacturer saying how fabulous it is is also stated as is the size and being told that it is not tested on animals and that the bottle is recyclable and contact details for Naked Bodycare are listed. Nice, classy looking unisex bottle this is and of course it is informative as it needs to be and that information is well laid out.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information on The Back Of The Bottle:
Hair in distress from daily styling abuse needs all the help it can get. So we use sweet almond seed and sunflower extracts which work really hard to help improve the appearance of split, snapped or frizzy hair. Because your hair deserves the kindest treatment of all, we don't use hard detergents - only gentle plant based cleansing ingredients, so you can embark on a mission (not impossible) to rescue those tresses in distress.
Naked Truth: Made with lots of naturally derived ingredients without sulphates, parabens or petrochemicals, this is goodness in a bottle.
To use this all you need (even on very long hair like mine) is a rather small blob of the silky soft clear and transparent liquid. it smells simply amazing and of almond oil and that smell is really natural, sweet and fresh.
I simply with this lather, rinse and repeat every wash and it lathers up into big soapy white lather and rinses out with real ease. Of course I always use a separate conditioner on my hair after every shampoo however with this I can get away with not doing so as it is gently hydrating and my hair feels clean and soft after using it.
This detangles the hair...you can feel that as you rinse the shampoo out after using it, it leaves hair smelling gorgeous for hours (I've had comments about the wonderful aroma my hair sports after using this) and my hair is left feeling clean, supple and strong and it really does make a remarkable difference on the frizz levels when I style my hair too. It seems to help my split ends blend in with my do and lets not forget the gorgeous healthy sheen this gives to my hair as well shall we. Its satin smooth in style and satin soft to the touch without being flyaway and it really does shine beautifully!
All in all this for me is a fabulous shampoo. Use it very day for glamour-puss hair or use it occasionally as a hydrating shampoo but make sure if you have tired out, lack lustre tresses you try this as its simply amazing and my hair has never looked (or felt so nice) in years!
This is available in all good chemists supermarkets etc and usually retails at about £3.99 a bottle.
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I had the Naked range recommended to me by my mother who swears by it for sorting out her thick, dry hair like nothing else could. So off I popped to Boots and after looking at all the options I decided that the Rescue intensive shampoo (and conditioner) would be the best one for trying to repair my chemically abused hair.
I have fine straight shoulder length hair that has been coloured 100's of times in the last 15 years, and along with being blow-dried on a daily basis it has been left in pretty bad shape. Annoying combination of greasy roots, and really dry ends. Nightmare!!! Initially I thought that this shampoo and conditioner combo may be too much for my fine hair, but thought they were worth a go to see if they could indeed rescue my bonce.
The shampoo comes in a transparent 250ml plastic bottle with browny/red text on it stating the Naked brand, that it's 97% natural, (as are all Naked products) it contains sweet almond and sunflower extract and is an intensive shampoo designed for frizzy/damaged hair. It has not been tested on any animals which i love to see, is made from 50% recycled plastic and can be recycled again. The bottle features an easy to use push down lid which when pushed reveals a small spout from which you can dispense as much or as little shampoo as you like. It cost me £3.99 from Boots, although you can often find the range on offer usually two products for £6
The first time I used this shampoo, I couldn't help but take in the heavenly scent of the sweet almond oil as I squeezed a 20p sized dollop of the clear liquid into my hand. It has a relatively thick consistancy and I have found that trying to lather it a bit in my hands before applying it to my wet hair seems to make it easier to distribute. Due to the fact that it doesn't contain any sulphates it won't lather as well as most shampoos, but don't worry this doesn't mean it isn't cleaning your hair, far from it in fact. Although this seems a bit strange at first as most other shampoos deliver loads of suds, you will get used to it and realise that they aren't needed. If you really can't live without the bubbles then you can always wash it again, they claim that it will lather better the second time. Personally I haven't felt the need to do this as my hair feels clean after washing once. The smell is gorgeous, and although it's sweet I wouldn't describe it as sickly and it seems to linger even after drying which I like.
After washing with this shampoo, I have to say that my hair does feel extremely clean but a tad dry. After blow-drying it is full of volume which was a big bonus because I thought if anything it would weigh my hair down seen as it's intensive. Just goes to show what those chemicals in other shampoos do to your hair, yep coat it in rubbish that just masks the damage underneath without actually improving the condition and weigh it down to boot. I've only used the shampoo alone once just to try it, and although my roots were lovely and soft and shiny, the ends were still dry. Since then I have only ever used it in conjunction with the intensive rescue conditioner and I have found that they work extremely well together. Over the course of a fortnight my hair has more bounce, shine, feels soft to touch and the ends don't look half as damaged as they were. I've also found that I only need to wash my hair every other day now, as it stays grease free for longer. This in turn saves me blow-drying it every day and causing even more heat damage. Consequently if it initially seems a bit pricey it may work out more economic than cheaper brands in the long run, it certainly has for me. Win, win situation in my book.
Overall I'd say that this is a fantastic product, from a great brand. Use it in conjunction with the conditioner if you have badly damaged hair like mine, don't expect miracles overnight but persevere and i'm sure it'll be worth the wait. Don't get me wrong it's not like it's a chore to use, more of a dream if you ask me.
Try it for yourself, and if you're like me you won't use anything else. I'm a convert to the Naked way of beauty.
The Naked brand of products are available from Boots stores nationwide, (smaller stores may not stock all lines) wwyw.boots.com and www.nakedbodycare.co.uk. and reatils for £3.99 for a 250ml bottle
I'm always on the lookout for products that contain as little toxins and pollutants as possible, and so picked up this shampoo form Boots some time ago.
The shampoo comes packaged in a 250 ml see-through, cylender shaped, off-white plastic bottle with a press-open cork. The back of the bottle advises: "Naked ingredient lists are free from Sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and petrochemicals." This is great, Sodium lauryl sulfate being an industrial stripping chemical, which is known to be very drying on the skin. The back of the bottle also states that Naked products aren't tested on animals.
The bottle also reads that the product is "97% natural", and uses "Sweet Almond Seed extract along with natural proteins to repair weakened hair and improve the appearance of dry, damaged locks" and that "Sunflower Seed extract provides armour to protect hair from the harmful effects of the sun". It would be interesting to know what the word "natural" actually implies here, as it's quite liberally thrown around in the beauty industry to describe anything with even a very faint connection to something occurring in nature - it certainly doesn't mean 'organic' in this case.
The product itself is very very light yellow in colour, and see-through. It smells divine, probably due to the sweet almond in it.
As you apply it to hair, it doesn't get distributed all over the hair very easily, so you need quite a bit of it to be able to cover your whole head with it. It basically doesn't lather very much. It feels quite simple, and, well, a bit cheap on the hair, in the sense that it doesn't have that soft, sliding, moisturising feel many shampoos do, but feels a little harsh on the hair. The result feels like you've washed your hair with a cheap shampoo, as the hair feels dry and a bit difficult to brush through.
Because my hair has been coloured several times, and is quite dry at the ends, I normally use an intensely moisturising TIGI shampoo and conditioner on it, but occasionally try other shampoos like this one (while using the same intense conditioner). Maybe this is why the contrast between my usual shampoo and this one is so obvious. It could be that the Naked shampoos would work better on very healthy, non-processed hair.
I'm all for what the company are trying to do here by producing something free of some harmful ingredients, but as it's compromising on the quality this much, it's not something I can keep on using. I'm also more concerned about the harmful ingredients in products that actually stay on your body, and can get absorbed into it (moisturisers and sunblock, mainly). Then again, wherever you can reduce the toxic load on your body, can't hurt.
The shampoo is currently priced at £3.99 in Boots, but you can regularly pick it up on a 2 for 1 deal for the same price.
I have a bit of a thing for trying lots of different shampoos...consequently I have a shelf in my bathroom full of half full bottles and I quickly get bored! The other day I was browsing Boots for a few bits to treat myself with and spotted these on the shelf, with a 25% off offer, making it even more attractive to me! There were a few different types to choose from, so I stood for a while sniffing them and reading which one did what, and eventually decided on this one.
This shampoo is by a new company called "Naked", who produce 97% natural products, from haircare to face products to shower products. They have taken out all the chemical bits in products which are bad for us, and the remaining 3% of chemicals are preservatives and emulsifying agents to keep the products functioning properly. This sounded good to me, so I had a little look at the range on offer in the haircare section of my local Boots.
There were 5 different shampoos on the shelf; colour-protection, volume boosting, Shiny Hydrating, Deep Cleansing, and this one, Intense Care. Each had a very distinctive smell, some gorgeous (this one and the Shiny shampoo) and some not (Deep Cleansing), but I felt that what this shampoo is meant to do is more relevant to me so I headed off to the checkout with my bottle.
The shampoo comes in a clear plastic bottle, with burgundy and red writing on with the logo "Naked Rescue" and Intense Care, as well as 97% natural at the top of it. There is a grey-ish cap, which you remove to find a pop-top. Simply press down on one side and the top opens to show a slot where the shampoo is poured out of. Another thing to mention is that the company are aiming to make all of their plastic bottles and containers recyclable by the autumn, another great thing for the environment!
This shampoo apparently is for dry and damaged hair, with Sweet Almond Oil to help repair weakened hair and Sunflower Seed extract helps provide an armour to protect your hair from the sun and its harmful rays. My hair is quite dry and weak so I hoped this could help it become a bit stronger and in better condition. The sweet almond oil is the most pungent smell in the shampoo, and is really gorgeous! My hair really smells of it afterwards as well, lovely!
With using the shampoo, it's the same as any other. I did find that the shampoo is quite runny and pours out of the bottle really quickly, so you have to be quite careful when you pour it not to let too much out! The shampoo is a light yellow colour, but almost see-through. Because it contains no chemicals, you have to really rub and add water to create a lather, but remember this doesn't mean it isn't cleaning your hair. Just make sure you distribute it thoroughly, which I found easy to do because of its runny texture. Rinsing it out was also easy, it didn't cling to my hair too much and left no residue either so I was pretty happy.
So did it work? Well, I was really impressed actually! When I had dried my hair, it felt really thick and was so shiny in the mirror, I couldn't quite believe that the shampoo had done this. It was the thickness of my hair which astounded me, it really hung on my shoulders and looked so healthy and shiny, it was lovely! I have used this a few times since, and the result just gets better, my hair is in better condition than ever. My hair also has a lovely almond oil smell, quite sweet and very pleasant, even my partner commented on it!
I usually find that when a shampoo claims to be for dry or damaged hair, it leaves my roots really greasy and my hair quite greasy feeling in general. This one just left it feeling light and bouncy and so glossy. I didn't use the conditioner which you can buy also, so I know it was just the shampoo which did this. I am really impressed and will definitely be buying this again. I am quite tempted to try some others in the range as well.
As mentioned, I purchased mine in Boots on an offer price of £2.66 for a 250ml bottle which I imagine will last me quite a while. The usual retail price is £3.99, so if you are interested pop down to Boots and get a bottle while it's a bit cheaper! I would even pay the full price for this because it really does what it says it should do, superb stuff.
You can find out more about the Naked company and the other product ranges they offer on their website, www.nakedbodycare.com.
Thank you for reading!
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