“ Brand: Naked / Type: Hair Treatment / What it does: Repairs, „
In my bid to bring some life back to my badly damaged bleached hair I stocked up on an array of deep conditioning products.
One product I bought was a sachet of Naked Rescue from Boots.
There were a few different Naked Rescue products on Boots shelves all for hair, but I spotted their 20ml sachets of repairing hair treatment and decided to try it out.
The sachet it comes in clearly states it is Naked Rescure and it is 97% natural - this was also stated on all of their other products.
It also says on the sachet argan oil and meadow foam Repairing Hair Treatment for frizzy damaged hair.
Directions on how to use it are provided on the back of the sachet - use on towel dried clean hair and leave on for 3 -5 minutes. The same as many others really.
Opening the sachet I immediately noticed the soapy scent to it, quite a strong smell really which I wasn't expecting for a '97% natural' product. It does smell lovely, but it's not a light and airy scent it's quite a soapy, heavy one instead. Applying it to my hair I noticed it was quite thick and heavy to feel, however it left my head and scalp feeling quite tingly and refreshed almost as though I'd applied a teatree or some kind of mint product.
Rinsing the conditioner out I could feel the softness to my hair instantly. Despite the thickness of the product it rinsed out easily without leaving my hair feeling thick or greasy afterwards. It did leave my hair feeling so soft to touch and my hair was a bit more manageable to brush and dry afterwards too.
Obviously these conditoners are not miracle workers especially on such damaged hair but my hair cuticules were a lot smoother and felt a lot softer and my hair was easier to manage unlike before. Definitely a product I'd recommend and will use again.
This is an intensive hair mask, after conditioning treatment, for very dry and damaged, frizzy hair. It claims that the ingredients work together to repair split, snapped and frizzy hair. This is available from boots, you can either get the test sachet with is £1.39 and contains just one 20ml use (although im not completely convinced 20ml is enough, but then i do have pretty long hair...) or you can purchase the 400ml tub for £7.99, for 400ml of product i would say this is a pretty good price, as most hair mask products tend to be 200ml and around the £5 mark. This product is 97% natural which is a definite up side because it means no chemical residues left behind, chemical residues left in hair has been said to slow down growth pattern.
Opening the tub, you can see that it is a thick white substance, very thick in fact, which means that i find i need to use rather a lot at once, but from experience the thick conditioning treatments tend to be the better ones, so i was very much looking forward to the result. The smell is beautiful, it smells of nut butter (and faintly of fruit, although this is not the main smell, just a tribute to all the natural ingredients) well, i find it best to leave in your hair for just around 5 minutes, too long and my hair ends up feeling very heavy (probably because of all the oil based ingredients) and too little time and it does very little to your hair.
My hair felt nice and soft after this, and smelt just lovely, frizz was reduced but not gone completely which i was a little disappointed by, i found that my hair did not actually seem much more healthy, which i was disappointed by, snapped and slit ends looked exactly as they did before, for someone with a major frizz problem, the results from this would probably seem more dramatic, but for be it just didnt seem to do enough, the smell stuck around for a while which was great, a little extra softness, and a little less frizz, not the dramatic results i was looking for, but if you do have a serious frizz problem, i should imagine the results would be much more noticeable, a friend of mine with much thicker hair seemed amazed by the new texture it seemed to give to her before pretty frizzed up hair.....so i guess some hair types will take to this product better than others, so i would say it is worth a try, i did like this item, just no wow factor for me.
Amongst the excellent goodies the fella's sister got me for my birthday was a sachet of Naked Rescue Intensive Repair & Renew Hair Treatment Sachet. Always a fan of anything destined to make my hair soft and nourished, I was very excited to use this.
The sister-in-law (as we shall call her, as she's the closest I'll get to one - have you read my review on marriage???) used to have bleached blonde hair, which is obviously prone to being very dry, and she said she used to swear by this stuff as it was the only thing that could get her hair soft again when she was a blondie.
I myself have uncoloured hair (shocking and rare I know!) but it is still quite badly damaged from all the back-combing, heat styling, and general abuse I put it through on a daily basis. Who needs to treat hair nicely though when there are plenty of products out there to make up for all we do wrong to it!
This hair mask is 97% natural which I of course like. I would have at one point never been bothered and thought of all this "natural" stuff to all just be a bit hippy-ish until I started using Lush and Burt's Bees products and realised how much better these natural things work! If you look at the ingredient list, it doesn't necessarily look natural- ie, there's lots of very long unrecognisable words in there - so it's nice to be told that it is all natural.
The treatment contains Argan Oil which is packed full of tocopherol and Vitamin E (containing almost twice as much as olive oil). It has reparative benefits and is easily absorbed. It helps relieve an itchy scalp, and softens and moitsurises dry hair. It also has Meadowfoam Oil, which is rejuvenating and moisturising, gives the hair shine and remedies dry damaged hair. Finally it has Sunflower Seed Extract, which gives shine and helps protect colour from fading. All in all these ingredients make it perfect for dry, damaged and coloured hair.
Interestingly it also contains "parfum", which I say interestingly, because the product doesn't smell nice at all. If you are going to perfume something, surely you may aswell add a nice smell? Here the smell is kind of a musty chemical-ish smell. It's hard to describe, and luckily it's not over powering, but it's certainly not nice in any way.
The sachets of this, at £1.29 are advertised as a "one-hit wonder" which suggests you should use this all in one go. Of course, for a treat this is fine, but what I did find odd is that I didn't use the whole sachet in one go. I say this is odd because I use more product than anyone. I definitely don't scrimp, if anything I waste product by putting too much on, because I really do like to get a load on as in my mind it will do more then. Secondly this is odd because I have almost bum length hair, and a LOT of it. However, I still found I only needed half the sachet of this, so I got two uses out of mine. In hindsight, my results weren't outstanding, so perhaps if I'd managed to pile on this whole sachet it would have worked better, and similarly, if the sister-in-law piled a full sachet onto her short hair, it might have had far more effects than what I got out of this.
The results it did have on my hair were good, just not as outstanding as I would have hoped for, especially if I had paid £1.29 for one use of this. My hair was really soft, I couldn't stop touching it all day it really did feel lovely and soft so it did deliver there. However where I felt let down somewhat is that my hair didn't look amazing. It's all very well it feeling amazing, but not many people are really going to know about that. I know about it, the fella might (I don't think he did notice to be honest), and anyone who I force to feel my hair will know, but people aren't going to just notice when they see me. I want my hair to look good enough for people to notice how good it looks if I'm spending extra money on hair masks and the like! I want it shiney and glossy and bouncy and healthy looking. Unfortunately, whilst it felt softer, it looked pretty much the same as always. Perhaps a little less dry than if I was using a regular shampoo and conditioner, but certainly not better or as good as when using luxury shampoos and conditioners (Lush etc).
I did think the treatment was quite good; it did make my hair softer and clearly did it some good. However due to it's lack of visual effects on the hair, and the lack of a nice scent, I didn't really fall in love with this product.
I doubt I would buy it again, because there's simply better stuff out there. That said I wouldn't be disappointed if someone bought me this again, or I got it for free, as it does benefit the hair, and it's a good natural option when you can't visit Lush or afford Burt's Bees. I liked it, I just didn't love it. It was okay, but it definitely wasn't intensive enough for me.
Whilst £1.29 for a treat initially seems cheaper than splashing out on a big pot of hair treatment from Lush (at around £8 up) if you work it out per use, it's really better value to get a pot from Lush, and the amount of ingredients you'll get for your money will be at least double what's in this. It's simply not worth it, but that said it's not a bad product, just not quite good enough compared with what I've become used to!
I always use an intensive conditioner on my hair once a week, and the one I was using was running out (and wasn't very good anyway), so I went to Boots in search of a new one. I like to try lots of different brands and products, it's very rare I buy the same brand twice, and most of the products in Boots I had either tried before or they just didn't appeal to me. I noticed the Naked brand, which although I had seen before on the shelves, I had never tried and didn't know much about.
All Naked products are 97% natural and are (they claim) made from high quality ingredients. The range is not tested on Animals - as they put it, 'We don't believe in testing on Bambi, Lassie or Skippy'.
This particular product is made with naturally derived plant and vitamin extracts, and promises no 'petrochemical build up'.
The Repair and Renew hair treatment comes in either a large 400ml tub (see picture) or a 20ml silver-coloured sachet. I didn't want to pay £8 for the tub in case I hated the product, so I decided to buy the sachet, so I could try it out first. The sachets are easy to open as they have a little notch on one side- no need for scissors.
The treatment is white in colour and a lovely thick consistency - I never trust intensive conditioners when they are watery, as I just don't feel like they are doing the job - it always feels better to smother a thick conditioner over my hair.
The conditioner smells gorgeous. It contains Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Meadowfoam extract and Sunflower extract. If I'm honest, I'm not entirely sure what any of those smells like individually, but all together they give a lovely strong, but not too overpowering smell, which I would say is slightly floral, but also a bit spicy - in a cinnamon type of way, not in a chicken tikka masala type way!!
Once you have applied this to your hair, it suggests combing it through for best results. Stupidly, I didn't read the pack before I got in the bath, and rather than jumping out soaking wet and rooting round the bedroom looking for a comb, I just combed it through with my fingers. You then leave on for 3-5 minutes and rinse.
Even as I rinsed this out of my hair, I could feel the difference, my hair felt very smooth and completely tangle free.
I left my hair to dry naturally as I already straighten it, so try to avoid blow-drying as I don't want too much damage from heated appliances. When it was dry, my first impression was that it looked quite frizzy. My hair is fairly frizz-prone anyway, so I was feeling slightly worried about that.
I styled my hair as normal, using my straighteners and serum. I did notice there was a slight frizz after this, but it wasn't too bad - it has certainly been much worse in the past. My hair looked very shiny and felt absolutely gorgeous - really silky and smooth. In fact, I couldn't stop touching it all day!
The 400ml tubs are priced at £7.99 and the 20ml sachets are £1.29, both from Boots. If a 20ml sachet is enough for one use, this means that the 400ml tub should last you 20 uses (equivalent to 20 weeks if you use it once a week). That works out at just under 40p per use, so even though expensive, the tub is better value than the sachet. At the time of writing this, the tubs are on special offer in Boots for only £5.32 (26p per use) and the sachets only 85p. Hope all those numbers aren't too confusing for anyone!!
I am very impressed by this product. It left my hair feeling very shiny and soft to the touch, and is definitely one of the best intensive conditioners I have used. I wouldn't hesitate in using this again, or recommending it to others. The only downside I can think of is that it left a slight frizz, but that was easily cured with serum, which is a product I use daily anyway. I have also bought another sachet from the Naked range, their vitamin boost treatment, and I can't wait to use it to see if it's as good as this one!
For more info on the range, visit www.nakedbodycare.co.uk
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