I tend to find that if I keep using the same shampoo and conditioner for too long, my hair stops getting the benefit from it and I need to change to a different product. My hair is prone to being dry, and I was looking for a new, intensive conditioner to get it back into condition. I've had previous good experience with the Naked brand, although I tend to prefer their hand/body creams to their hair products, but decided to give Naked Rescue conditioner a try.
Rescue, as the name suggests, is aimed at those whose hair is already dry or damaged. It's a very thick, white conditioner which looks like it would possibly be difficult to rinse back off, but this hasn't been my experience at all - I just give my hair the normal length of time under the shower and I haven't had any problems rinsing it out.
The conditioner has a very subtle, barely-there fragrance - this isn't one of those products you're going to go on smelling in your hair for the rest of the day. I know some people like their hair products to have a distinctive scent, but I prefer more natural-smelling products and the scent of this one is so delicate it's difficult even to classify it.
Like all products in the Naked range, Rescue conditioner is based on natural ingredients. This conditioner contains olive oil and shea nut butter, which explains why it's an intensive moisturiser - these heavy-duty ingredients would probably be far too much for anyone whose hair was in a normal or oily condition, but as a 'rescue' product they work very well. Naked products don't contain any parabens or SLS, and this conditioner like others in the range is marked '97 per cent natural'.
So does it work? Well, it has done a decent job of taming my very thick hair, which can take a fair bit of conditioning. It hasn't taken a lot of effort either - I'm fairly impatient with hair care and tend to rinse products straight back out, and this hasn't stopped Rescue from working. I like the fact that it conditions without leaving obvious traces in the hair. Naked Rescue conditioner retails for around 4GBP and is sometimes on special offer in Boots. For a nearly all natural, effective conditioner, I feel this is good value.
Of all the conditioners in the range (and believe me, I've tried nearly all of them!), this one is my absolute favourite.
I originally turned to the Naked brand when I started looking into more gentle haircare and wanted to go SLS and silicone free. It doesn't have a strong smell, in fact I don't really notice the smell although it does smell fresh and natural.
It's incredibly thick but goes on well and it does seem to disappear into the hair when using it. Before the naked range, no conditioners ever did that. It washes off easily but afterwards your hair is amazing.
It does exactly what it says on the bottle. It rescues hair from the brink and transforms it into luscious locks.
When I had short hair, this conditioner wasn't necessary although
It's probably best for longer hair or hair that needs rescuing. If you have short hair that's well conditioned, the other conditioners in the range will suit you fine and you won't need to hunt this one down specifically. But if you need deep conditioning, your answer is in this bottle.
I have been highlighting my brunette hair for around 8 months now and it's made me realise why in the past when I had dyed blonde hair I always went back to brunette; my hair damages easy and feels dry. My hair colour wise looks a lovely light brown colour with blonde highlights however is extremely dry. My hairdresser is very helpful when suggesting products but he is also quite mindful that salon products (and prices) can mean hair care can work out very expensive. So he suggested I try the Naked range from Boots if I am looking to find a more economical yet effective hair care range, which is why I purchased Naked Rescue Intensive Care Conditioner.
***Naked Rescue Intensive Care Conditioner***
The claims on the packaging state that "Hair in distress from styling and colouring abuse needs all the help it can get. So we use shea nut butter (such a smooth operator ) which, together with olive and brassicacae oil extracts, works really hard to help repair and improve the appearance of split, snapped or frizzy hair. Using plant based conditioning ingredients; this effective formulation throws a lifeline to weakened hair without petrochemical residue build up."
I was very keen on purchasing a conditioner that was deemed "natural" which is what my hairdresser had suggested. This was because many conditioners use silicone type chemicals to achieve their glossy "shine" effect. Apparently using these products over time creates a barrier on the hair and a build-up. For someone like myself who is having regular hair colouring, having a barrier on the hair could cause adverse effects and the actual colours applied to my hair may not turn out as intended. The product states it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
The packaging of the Naked Rescue Intensive Care Conditioner is quite plain and basic. It is a 250ml squeezy tube with a flip top lid on the bottom of the tube. The bottle is light beige coloured with white and brown writing on the front of it. My only criticism of this product is the packaging as it is quite plain and not the greatest if you like pretty products on display in your bathroom.
I purchased a 250ml tube of this for £3.99 from Boots. It was on special offer where you could purchase two products from the Naked hair care range for £6. I think this is excellent value. You can also purchase this conditioner direct from Naked at www.nakedbodycare.co.uk costing £3.99 for a 250ml tube.
The directions for application are "After washing, squeeze out excess water. Massage evenly through hair for a minute or two, then rinse away. Gently combing through will help tackle any tangles before rinsing off. For even better results, regularly alternate with Naked Rescue Intensive Care Hair Treatment.".
The design of the bottle makes the conditioner very easy to squeeze out. The consistency of the white conditioner is quite thin but not so thin it runs out of your hands. I had long hair (mid way down my back) which is quite thick and I use about a 50p blob of conditioner. When applied to wet hair the conditioner makes the hair feel very soft and smooth but not slimy like many conditioners do. The conditioner has a very attractive scent which is a sweet creamy type smell. This is quite strong for a more "natural" product but I do not feel is overpowering. The conditioner rinses out of hair very easily. Once rinsed hair does have a soft feel but there is no feeling of a residue left on the hair. The sweet scent of the conditioner is also quite strong even when rinsed.
Once I have finished showering I always blow-dry my hair immediately. Even on the first use I was very impressed with the results of the conditioner. My hair felt very smooth and soft, without having fly away ends which had been the case previously. The blonde highlighted sections of my hair were the real problem areas of my hair previously as they looked dry and lacked any shine, however after using this conditioner they looked very shiny and healthy which I feel made them look like more natural highlights. I definitely felt the conditioner of my hair had improved in its look and feel and it did not have a sticky feel to it like many "shine enhancing" conditioners do. The sweet scent of the conditioner stayed in my hair most of my day which is a lovely clean scent when dry. I also was impressed that although my hair looked shiny it did not get greasy quickly (at the roots).
After using every day for two weeks I do think the conditioner of my hair had really improved. My hair looked shiny, and healthy rather than dry and flyaway. I also felt that my hair was easier to style and when blow-drying it was easier to create volume.
I have used this product with a Naked shampoo and with other brands of shampoo and I feel the product has similar results.
I have tried a lot of hair care products on my hair over the years, both cheaper and salon brands and I definitely think that the Naked Rescue Intensive Care Conditioner is one of the better products I have used to achieve shiny, yet healthy, hydrated hair. I had totally taken for granted that prior to using bleach to my hair shine and healthy feeling hair was actually quite easy to achieve. Now I have seriously abused my hair with bleach, many of the hair care products I previously deemed very effective have not been able to achieve the results on my hair in its current condition and leave it shiny and healthy looking. Another benefit to the conditioner is that it is a more natural product therefore not creating a build-up of silicones on the hair like many products to achieve shine do.
Naked Rescue Intensive Care Conditioner has been able to leave my hair feeling and looking soft and shiny and for only £3.99 for a tube it is also excellent value for money.
Whenever I buy a particular shampoo I always purchase the matching conditioner. I am a bit of a fuss pot if I'm honest and don't like to think that my hair has a variety of smells on it all at once!
I purchased the matching shampoo of this for £3.99 on a buy one get one free deal at Boots so of course (with what I have just said) got this to match it up.
250ml squeezy light beige coloured plastic tube with a clear flip-top lid concealing a small hole to the bottom of it. On the front of the bottle and in white and brown writing I am told that it is 97% Natural Naked Rescue 'Shea Butter & Olive' Intensive Care Conditioner and there is a picture scribbled on of an olive and I am told that it is for frizzy, damaged hair. On the back of the tube other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it and the ingredients are listed, the size is stated, I'm told that the packaging is recyclable and that the product is not tested on animals, there is an endorsement given from a user of the product and contact details for Naked Bodycare are given. It's a nice, easy to use tube and its informative enough whilst looking a bit classy and not like a cheap product!
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Tube:
Hair in distress from daily abuse needs all the help it can get. So use Shea nut butter (such a smooth operator) which, together with olive and brassicacea oil extracts, works really hard to help repair and improve the appearance of split, snapped or frizzy hair. Using plant based conditioning ingredients, this effective formulation throws a lifeline to weakened hair without petrochemical build up.
Naked Truth: Made with lots of naturally derived ingredients without sulphates, parabens or petrochemicals, this is goodness in a bottle.
All you do with this smooth white and easy to squeeze out of the tube white coloured conditioner is to smooth it through the hair after washing it after squeezing out the excess water first. You can leave it on the hair for a minute or two (or longer if desired), give it a comb through with this on the hair (if desired) and then simply rinse it off, which it does with total ease and no fuss at all.
It's easy to evenly apply to and into the hair, you only need a small blob and it feels conditioning rather than greasy tor anything like that. It has a sweet smell of what I guess is Shea butter which is really nice and it feels smooth and kind when its on the hair as well.
This leaves my hair almost frizz free, feeling strong and looking really shiny and healthy. It really does help to not show up my dry split ends and my hair feels amazing and satin smooth to the touch.
The smell of this also stays on the hair for hours upon hours and all in all I think this is one of the best conditioners I have ever used on my hair. A little goes a very long way indeed, it smells beautiful and delivers everything it promises on the bottle. Its amazing stuff and I urge you to try it on frizzy hair to get sleek locks that glimmer with health just like mine!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc and its retail price is £3.99 a bottle (though do look for it on offer!).
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Intensive Care Conditioner
I have has this product in my bathroom for ages and I have only started using it and I'm glad that I found it again. I don't think that this brand is very well know and I have only seen it in boots but it is really good and one of my favorite conditioners.
One of the best things about this product is that it is about 97% natural which is really good for my dry, colour abused hair. My hair can get really dry at the ends and really frizzy and this conditioner is really good for my hair type. It really hydrates my hair leaving it so soft and smooth, but it also doesn't weigh my hair down or make it greasy! Which some other conditioner that I have tried do.
It contains loads of natural ingredients including nut butter, olive fruit oil, marshmallow plant extract which smoothes and softens hair. So over all it is a really good conditioner! One thing I don't really like is the packaging, i find it a bit plain and boring. But it is really great otherwise and Naked is a really good brand.
*I have only seen it in boots
*It is currently £3.91 at boots for the 250ml bottle
*I don't think they make travel sizes which is a shame
*Im not too keen on the plain simple packaging
*It really hydrates, softens and smoothes my hair
*Detangles my hair and gets rid of most of my hair frizziness
*97% natural ingredients!
*Good high quality ingredients and Naked is a really good high quality brand
*Relatively cheap products
*They have loads of other products in the range to check out too!
Thank you for reading my review
My mother recommended the Naked brand to me, and after seeing the fantastic difference it has made to her extremely thick, coarse, dry hair that no other haircare range has been able to I had to give it a try for myself.
Unlike my mother I have fine hair that has suffered about 15 years worth of dyeing (on a very regular basis) and heat abuse and has been left in rather a sorry damaged state. I usually have to wash my hair every day as i have that oh so irritating combination of greasy roots, but really dry split ends. The only saving grace is it's straight and so i don't use straightners, but visiting the hairdressers is embaressing as they always comment on what poor condition it's in. Thats where Naked has literally come to the rescue.
It's made by the brand Naked and comes in a grey/beige 250ml tube with dark brown/purpley text on the front which states that it is an intensive conditioner containing shea butter & olive and is suited to frizzy/damaged hair. All Naked products are free from nasty sulphates, parabens and petrochemicals and this claims that the ingredients are 97% natural. They do not test on animals, which is great news if you're an avid animal lover like myself, it's made in the U.K. and the tube is fully recyclable.
The beneficial ingredients in this are the shea butter which is used to smooth the hair, along with olive and brassicacae oils which help to repair and improve the condition of damaged hair. This conditioner has a lovely delicate coconut and shea butter fragrance to it, and a nice thick consistancy. They recommend after washing your hair with the rescue intensive shampoo that you squeeze out any excess water and apply the conditioner, (20p sized blob is more than enough for shoulder length hair) massage in for 1-2 minutes, comb through if necessary then rinse well.
I have used this along with the shampoo for a fortnight now, and I am very impressed. My only concern with using this was as I have fine hair I thought that this may be too rich for it, and make it lank but I bought it to try and repair the damage so it was worth a shot. After the first use I noticed when my hair was dry that it had a lot more natural volume, and that must be due to the fact that it doesn't contain loads of synthetic ingredients like most brands which unbeknown to me were weighing my hair down making it limp and lifeless. I was amazed at the difference it made. My hair was silky soft, tangle free and shiny. And as I continue to use it the ends appear to be looking healthier and less damaged. I have also found that I don't need to wash my hair every day anymore, I can get away with ever other day which will also benefit my tresses no end.
The Naked range is available from Boots stores nationwide, although smaller stores may only stock selected lines. WWW.Boots.com or www.Nakedbodycare.co.uk. This conditioner cost me £3.99 from Boots, however they often have a two for £6 offer on. I personally think it's a bargain, (even at full price) as it's made from mainly natural ingredients, and does work.
All in all this is a fabulous product, and although it may not suit everyone I'm sure there will be a Naked haircare product out there that will convert you into a Naked fan like myself. Can't recommend it enough.