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After spending a small fortune on my last salon brand shampoo and conditioner and not gaining any outstanding results, I thought I would test a brand from Boots instead. I read a lot (and I mean a LOT) of reviews on shampoo, and as I wanted to try something a little less loaded with chemicals I decided on the Naked range which is 97% natural. I have to admit the two products for £6 (I think, could of been £7) offer did help as I wouldn't be upset if it didn't work for me at that price.
I have fine hair so I normally use styling products to encourage my hair to have some kind of volume. This time I purchased the Naked Volume shampoo 250ml and conditioner250ml, which are both aimed at fine,limp hair. The shampoo contains Chicory and Wheat protein and the conditioner has Passionflower and Grape - I suddenly feel hungry for some reason!
The shampoo promises to be Body Building and the conditioner to be Weightless -which if like me you have impossibly fine hair- are the results you are after.
The smell may be offputting to some people, however, having used organic and natural products before I was prepared for a less chemically fragranced smell - if that makes sense!
I found that the shampoo lathered extremely well for a product that doesn't contain Sodium Laurel Sulphate - the horrible chemical which makes your shampoo foam up so much, but equally strips your hair. You only need a ten pence sized amount each time, so it will last for some time on the basis that you wash your hair every other day.
The conditioner stood it's ground too, not weighing down my fine hair nor making it greasy.
I have to say I really like their clean, fresh smell and after the first time I used them (about 4 weeks ago) I have not needed to use any additional volume styling products.
If you've read any of my other reviews you will probably have realised that I am totally seduced by anything boasting natural ingredients - I'm really not a fan of chemicals. So when I spied this on the shelf at Boots, with its '97% natural claim', I had to try it. Normally I think £3.99, it was on a 2 for £6 offer when I bought it so obviously I had to buy two!
The packaging of this shampoo is simple and very natural looking with its brown, grey and beige colour scheme. It has a pop up mechanism to open the bottle which I particularly like because I hate having to use my nails to open caps of shampoo bottles and the like. The back specifies that Naked products are free from Sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and petrochemicals - a thumbs up from me. It's also rather nice to read that they "don't believe in testing on Bambi, Lassie or Skippy" - I'm rather hoping that they don't believe in testing on any less famous animals either.
*** The actual shampoo***
The shampoo is a clear very pale yellow and quite a thin consistency. I have read about a few people not being overly keen on the smell but I actually really like it. It has a very natural herbal smell, a relaxing yet quite refreshing scent which reminds me of something I can't quite place so I'm afraid you'll have to grab a bottle and sniff it for yourself if you want to know what it is. The biggest difference between this and other shampoos however is forewarned about on the label - "you get a feathery soft lather (not as foamy as sulfate-based shampoos". For me this is the only downside with this shampoo because no matter how much i rub and scrub, it always feels like I have applied it to dry hair or something as it never quite lathers, and thus it takes a while to get used to - the first time I used this I shampooed my hair like 4 times as I just couldn't believe that it could be clean without the lather you expect with a shampoo. However, it does work even if it doesn't seem like it at the time, so it just takes a little getting used to. Oddly the Naked Boost shampoo lather's up just like any other, so I am not sure what went wrong when they were making the Naked Volume one!
***Does it work?***
Yes! Firstly, it leaves your hair clean which is the most important thing with a shampoo. Secondly, it does indeed seem to have alot more volume - not crazy 'I spent the whole day backcombing' volume, but a nice healthy bounce and a little extra height. I never had particularly flat hair to start with so I am not sure what the result would be on very lank flat hair, but for me it gives a nice bit of extra volume! Worth noting also is that the scent of this shampoo lingers in your hair longer than I find with some other brands. This is great as your hair smells fresh all day, but I suppose it depends on whether you like the scent of the shampoo or not.
I love this shampoo! The only downside is its lack of real lather. For this reason I tend to use the Naked Boost shampoo at random intervals, while keeping Naked Volume as my main shampoo. I love the volume that comes with Naked Volume, but I like to use the Naked Boost once in a while just because i feel as though my hair has had a really good scrub when there's a nice lather. Definitely a 5-star shampoo nonetheless!
I came across the 'Naked bodycare' range in Boots. I'm not sure whether they're available elsewhere. These were on promotion (2 for £6, ordinarily £3.91). I have very fine hair so was looking for a volume building shampoo. I guess like most people I'm also concerned about the number of chemicals that are in the cosmetics and shampoos we use, so I thought I'd try them. The products claim to be 97% natural and cater for all hair types.
The shampoo comes in a clear 250ml cylinder shaped bottle with a pop up lid. According to the packaging the product is free from sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens and petrochemicals'. The back of the bottle contains information about the shampoo such as the natural ingredients they use. The shampoo contains 'wheat amino acids which increase volume by reducing water gain and chicory extract to control flyaway hair'. I liked the style in which the information was written in - it was very down to earth, friendly and had a personal touch. The style also made the company seem like it was run by a bunch of fun people. The range of products is not tested on animals as the company 'doesn't believe in testing on Bambie, Lassie or Skippy'.
The shampoo is a clear liquid, and as it's in a semi transparent bottle you can see how much is left. As the product doesn't contain soap it doesn't form as much lather as normal shampoos do. I found this odd initially and I think for the first few uses I used too much shampoo to try and compensate for this. However the lack of soap doesn't mean that your hair isn't cleaned properly. After rinsing my hair felt squeeky clean and once dried my hair did have a lot more volume and bounce than it normally does, which I was pleased with. However, I really didn't like the smell of the shampoo as it smelt a bit medicated and this lingered once my hair was dry too.
Overall a good product if you want more volume but it's a shame about the smell and because of this I'm not sure I will be buying this again.
i think it works theres a little more volume BUT....... smells like Nit Lotion!!!!!!
Plump up the volumne to last all day /