ABOUT: This particular shampoo is for normal to dry hair that could do with a bit of hydration. The product is 97% natural hence the name of the range ‘Naked’. The product contains honey which targets the troublesome dried out areas of the hair to keep it hydrated and the mallow extract helps to soften and smooth hair. The shampoo comes in simple packaging although I wouldn’t have said the packaging makes the product look all that cheap. The bottle is made from plastic and is a light colour so you can just about see the shampoo in the bottle. The bottle itself is round but tall and when pressing down on a section of the lid this makes the other side pop up so that you can dispense the product.
PRICE: I purchased a 250ml bottle from my local Boots store for under £3.00 when it was on offer, but full price of this item is £4.39.
IN USE: The bottle that the product comes in is quite hard although a gentle squeeze easily dispenses some of the shampoo which is quite runny. The shampoo itself has a slight yellow colour to it and it doesn’t really smell of anything. I massaged the shampoo into my wet hair and as I did so it lathered up really well making me feel as though my hair was getting a really good wash. Although the product lathered up well there was still no real scent to the product which was a little disappointing as I prefer using nice smelling shampoo’s that have a fruity scent to them. I found the shampoo easy to rinse out when stepping back under the running water.
RESULTS: After wrapping my hair in a towel for a little while to soak up as much water as possible I got ready to dry my hair. Although I knew my hair had been washed it didn't really have any kind of fresh scent to my hair which you would expect after washing it. It didn’t smell dirty but it didn’t smell like it normally did when using a lot of other shampoos. I used a wide tooth comb on my hair to get out any tangles before blow drying it. The comb seemed to go through my hair reasonably well only catching on a few tangles here and there but I am putting that down to the fact that my hair needs cutting. After blow drying my hair and looking in the mirror, my hair seemed to look healthy and it did have a nice, slight shine to it as well. I wouldn’t have said that my hair felt all that soft or smooth though which was disappointing. I found that my hair did seem to get a little greasier more quickly when using this particular shampoo than it would my previous brand.
OVERALL: It's nothing special!
I'll admit it. I'm a number 1 naked fan. But of the wide range of shampoos they offer, this isn't one of the ones I purchase on a regular basis, and annoyingly for me, it's one of the most stocked ones. The shampoo as for the rest of the range is free from harsh chemicals that strip hair (SLS) and uses palm based detergents instead.
Most of the range are free from silicones but this one isn't, so if you're looking to totally avoid silicones, this isn't the right one for you. That said, silicones can be great for occasion use and this is a good once-in-a-while shampoo for me.
Without harsh detergents and other chemicals, using the Naked range I found that I was finding much less hair left in the bath after washing. The benefits only continue. Month by month, my hair condition has improved immensely which is why I love their shampoos and conditioners.
So, the negatives:
- it doesn't lather very well
- you need to wash twice for a really clean feeling
- if your hair is excessively greasy, even two washes might not totally shift the grease.
On the plus side:
- continually improves hair
- doesn't strip it of natural oils
- gentle for daily washing
- contains natural vegetable proteins that help to build strength.
This shampoo may work for you, I've found the shampoos to be highly individual to your hair type as I have many friends who have converted to Naked and we all like different ones.
What the website says...
To shine and dazzle, dry to normal hair needs to be smooth and moisturised.... just perfect for fingers to run through.
Honey targets those troublesome dried out areas of hair and keeps it hydrated, whilst Mallow extract helps to soften and smooth.
To get a lovely feathery soft lather, be sure your hair is thoroughly drenched and use plenty of water when using our SLS free shampoo. Use with Naked Shine Hydrating Conditioner for best results ( honestly, they were meant for each other like Sandy and Danny, Romeo and Juliet, Cecelia and Robbie...)
Ingredients. Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium cocyl apple amino acids, PEG-120 Methyl glucose dioleate, Lauryl glucoside, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Sodium lactate, Parfum (Fragrance), Mel (Honey), Betaine, Maltodextrin, Lactic acid, Quaternium-80, Butylene glycol, Dimethicone copolyol (PEG/PPG-20/6 dimethicone), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract, Benzoic acid, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Magnesium nitrate, Hibiscus, abelmoschus extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium chloride, Methylisothiazolinone.
What I say...
Well as a new age hippy, the more natural the better! So when I stumbled upon this product in Boots I was instantly seduced by it's lack of certain chemicals and abundance of natural goodies (not to mention it's cheap price tag...!) I also loved that it has nueteral packaging, as there is nothing attractive about an array of tacky coloured products that you have to hide from your bathroom shelves (unless ofcourse you want your bathroom to look like a packet of skittles)
As for it's performance, it undoubtedly did what it said on the tin, my hair was noticably more shiney after use. However, due to the lack of foaming chemicals, it didn't produce much of a lather. It didn't seem to affect the effectiveness of the shampoo, I suppose I just prefer a more Herbal-Essence-lather-hat when it comes to my showers! So that reflects a preference, not the product.
All in all, if you're not fussed about the abundance of funky lather (and would greatly swap it for less chemicals) then this is for you. It does what it promises, and for a great price.
If you have read my review about Naked Shine hydrating conditioner, you would have noticed that I am very much against harmful chemicals in our daily care products.
I do wish manufacturer would consider removing chemicals like sodium laureth sulphate, parabens, petrochemicals and proplylene glycol. Most of these manufacturers claimed that they only used a small amount of these chemicals in their product and it is within the legal limits. Yes its true they are within the legal limits but imagine prolonged use of these products on our skin, every little accumulate.
That's why I am glad to find the Naked Shine Hydrating Shampoo in Boots. The main ingredients in the shampoo is Mellow and Buttermilk extract and honey which target the dried up areas.
As there isn't any sodium laureth sulphate in the shampoo, you would need to rinse your hair thoroughly before applying the shampoo. Sodium Laureth Sulphate is used as a degreaser in heavy industries and that's the chemical that give your shampoo the foams. Hence, do not be disappointed that you would not get huge lather from the Naked Shine Hydrating Shampoo as that is the benefit.
The ingredients in the shampoo are as follow:
Ingredients List: Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium cocyl apple amino acids, PEG-120 Methyl glucose dioleate, Lauryl glucoside, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Sodium lactate, Parfum (Fragrance), Mel (Honey), Betaine, Maltodextrin, Lactic acid, Quaternium-80, Butylene glycol, Dimethicone copolyol (PEG/PPG-20/6 dimethicone), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract, Benzoic acid, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Magnesium nitrate, Hibiscus, abelmoschus extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium chloride, Methylisothiazolinone.
I am not totally familiar with most of the ingredients indicated but I am pleased that the harmful chemicals that I am aware is not present. I hope more companies will make an effort to produce products that are natural and make it more affordable to the masses.
You can get this hydrating shampoo(250ml) at Boots at £3.99. Sometimes, Boots run a promotion where you can get the shampoo and conditioner together at £6.
I first came across the Naked range of products when they were recommended to me by a friend. The brand prides itself on having a large product range available in selected Boots stores which are all 97% natural. All Naked products are free from parabens, Sodium lauryl sulphate and petrochemicals, which I think is great considering I have sensitive skin and an allergy to parabens. I decided to try out this shampoo after I had been given a set body wash and moisturisers as a gift and thought that the shampoo may be good.
The shampoo bottle is fairly simply, unfortunately the large cap was awkward to use in the shower though as it made the bottle difficult to open with wet hands. However, under the large cap the bottle has a second seal so there is no need to keep the large cap.
The shampoo itself has a great scent; it has a very strong floral smell with a hint of honey which fills the whole bathroom. On the bottle it claims that the shampoo contains both honey and mallow in order to provide shine and moisture. I agree with the claims on the bottle in that after several uses my hair was left shiny, however this shampoo didn't improve my hair's managabilty and it was still left feeling fairly dry. On the bottle it claim that the shampoo doesn't foam like normal shampoos as it doesn't contain and SLS, however I found that when using this product the fact that it didn't foam properly wasn't good enough. I found myself using up to three times as much shampoo as I would normally, this mean't that I had used over half a bottle in a week, washing my hair every day.
Overall this shampoo is a nice idea; with the majority of hair products on the market full of chemicals it is a welcome change to find a shampoo with high quality products. However, I wasn't that impressed with this shampoo and found it a disapointment after I loved the hand cream by this brand.
This product is available from selected Boots stores and the Naked website- priced £3.99.
Ingredients: honey and mallow extract, you can overcome dry dehydrated hair and give it the shine and dazzle you desire / By using two key