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My younger daughter (aged 20) and I were in Boots a few months ago on the hunt for a conditioner which would suit both her and myself (aged 58) and we ended up buying 2 x Naked Shine Hydrating conditioners as they were on offer. We paid £5.00 foe the 2 instead of the normal £3.99 and each tube is a good-sized 250ml.
Luckily both my daughters and I have been blessed with shiny hair which is healthy and strong but my younger one and myself tend to colour our hair sometimes, I straighten mine on a daily basis whilst my daughter uses both a hairdryer, straighteners/ curling wand so we both like to use hair conditioners each time we shampoo our hair which is most days.
This range caught our eye as we had never noticed it before. Apparently it is not brand new but maybe we had just missed it or the packaging has been changed. The second thing we noticed was the writing on the front telling us it is 17% natural and is suitable for normal to dry hair.
The information on the reverse tells us that it contains buttermilk and green tree extract which 'helps to improve elasticity of the cuticle & provide glossiness for ... a diamond-like shine'
Best of all it contains 'lots of naturally derived ingredients without sulphates, parabens or petrochemicals' and the container can be re-cycled.
Too good to be true?
Well we were both impressed with the packaging - it stands on a flip top lid, the product is easy to squeeze out without wasting any because of the well-designed hole. It seems to have lasted well despite us both using it several times per week.
The smell is a lovely soft slightly floral one yet light and rather like a fairly expensive soap. It lingers a well after rinsing off making your hair smell freshly washed.
The conditioner itself is an ideal consistency being neither runny nor too thick. The creamy texture feels just right yet it rinses out easily and by this stage you know it has worked because the comb just glides through it - no tangles, no pulling or tearing of the hair.
Once dried the lovely shine comes through and we both noticed a real difference to the texture of our hair.
- great for young and more mature (old) hair
- easy to use as the tube is well designed
- no waste
- great price
- easy to was out
- lovely smell
- can be recycled
- more natural than many conditioners
We both agree this conditioner is worth a stonking 5 star rating (very generous indeed if you only knew my daughter who is a typical 'whatever' uni student)
What the website says...
To shine like a diamond, dry to normal hair needs to be smooth and moisturised - just perfect for fingers to run through....
Buttermilk is renowned for its amazing softening properties and Green Tea extract helps add sheen and elasticity to your hair cuticle. Topped up with Black Tea extract, this conditioner has a bit of a glossy reputation.
Ingredients. Aqua (Water), Cetearyl alcohol, PPG-15 Stearyl ether, Glyceryl stearate, Sodium latate, Cetrimononium chloride, Quaternium-80, Ceteareth-20, Inulin (Source: Chicory), Cetyl dimethicone copolyol (Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone), Propylene glycol, Parfum ( Fragrance), Guar hydroxpropyltrimonium chloride, Butylene glycol. Limonene, Benzyl benzoate, Hexyl cinnamal, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed extract, Linalool, Magnesium nitrate, Camellia sinensis (Green tea) leaf extract, Camellia sinensis (Black tea) leaf extract, Butyris lac (buttermilk) powder, Sorbitol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone.
What I say...
Well I found this a fantastic conditioner! My only gripe about the matching shampoo was the lack of lather (which is an obvious one due to the lack of SLS) however with the conditioner that was obviously not a problem! Instead I just got fantastic shiney results. The conditioner is quite light so hair doesn't feel 'bogged down' or like you can never quite wash it all out. It's got everything in a great balance! If you put that in a Lush pot, I wouldn't bat an eyelid ... which says something!
All in all, a great conditioner which doesn't have a flaw.
I am against product that uses harmful chemicals on our daily used products like shampoo, bath foam and soaps. Toxic chemicals like parabens, sodium lauryl sulphite and petrochemical. Though I still used some products that contain them (because of the costs) I do try my best to get products that don't contain these harmful chemicals when I can afford it.
Hence I was very happy to see this product in Boots. I bought the Naked Shine Hydrating Conditioner and Shampoo at Boots and I have been using them for more than 6 months now.
The Hydrating Conditioner is suitable for people with dry to normal hair condition. One of the main ingredient in this conditioner is Buttermilk which is renowned for its softening properties. The other beneficial ingredients are green tea extract and black tea extract.
Aqua (Water),Cetearyl alcohol,PPG-15 Stearyl ether, Glyceryl stearate, Sodium latate, Cetrimononium chloride, Quaternium-80, Ceteareth-20, Inulin (Source: Chicory), Cetyl dimethicone copolyol (Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone), Propylene glycol, Parfum ( Fragrance), Guar hydroxpropyltrimonium chloride, Butylene glycol. Limonene, Benzyl benzoate, Hexyl cinnamal, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed extract, Linalool, Magnesium nitrate, Camellia sinensis (Green tea) leaf extract, Camellia sinensis (Black tea) leaf extract, Butyris lac (buttermilk) powder, Sorbitol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone.
I am not saying that this product doesn't have some harmful chemicals but at least the number of harmful chemical used is lessened. The product is also suitable for vegetarian and the company do not do animal testing.
I used the conditioner after rinsing off the Naked Shine Hydrating Shampoo, applied a small amount ( about a dollop) on my hair. Wait for 3 minutes and then rinse it off. The result is a smooth and soft textured hair.
This conditioner is available in Boots at £3.99 for 250ml. This is my first step towards using products with lesser harmful ingredients and I hope to be able to use more products like this.
For dry to normal hair /