This comes in a large 250ml plastic squeezey tube, with flip top lid at the bottom on which it stands. The design is quite basic and not something I would have necessarily expected from a higher priced brand. We are told the product is 97percent natural and that this particular conditioner is for ‘fine, limp hair’. On the back we’re given a bit more information on the product and brand.
The product claims to condition fine hair without weighing it down. The grapefruit and passion flower extracts ‘help to lightly smooth down the hair cuticle’, whilst the corn extracts ‘plump it up’. The brand prides itself on being as natural as possible: ‘made with lots of naturally derived ingredients without sulphates, parabens, petrochemicals or silicone; this is goodness in a bottle’.
It is used much the same as any other conditioner. Massage evenly through hair after washing/shampooing for a minute or two and then rinse away. Gently comb hair to get rid of knots and tangles.
The conditioner is white in colour and of a reasonable consistency. It feels smooth and soft, and just the right thickness. It glides over hair and massages in quite easily, so it’s pleasant to use. There is a scent to it, but it’s not one I can really put my finger on. It’s almost a bit tart in smell, but again, I’m rubbish at describing smells, I apologise! Either way, it wasn’t a scent I particularly liked; when using it on my hair as it fills up the shower, I realised I wasn’t a fan and found it a little off-putting on first use. It’s not the kind of sweet or delicious smell you may associate with a luxurious or pampering conditioner.
I wasn’t too keen on the immediate feel to my hair after using it, noticing some sections that felt almost stuck together even after drying, like some hair had gone hard or greasy from use. However, I know I thoroughly washed it out, and it’s happened each time I’ve used it. When I’ve showered in the evening using this, the day after, with lots of brushing, it’s not too bad. I’d say my hair was perhaps a little less frizzy and looked more tamed than normal, but the roots seemed more flat, like it was going greasy when it wasn’t. As for adding some ‘bounce’, it’s like my hair had less volume than before. There’s no lovely scent to my hair either, though the top layer of my hair may look a little better and less damaged/dry/frizzy.
The next day and I’m feeling like the top of my hair is brittle and greasy, and I’m left with the urgent desire to thoroughly wash my hair… with a different shampoo and conditioner!
I wasn’t keen on using it and it didn’t leave my hair looking healthy or bouncy; it appears to have made it limp rather than revive it. Wouldn’t buy again regardless of price.
I came across the 'Naked bodycare' range in Boots. I haven't seen them elsewhere so I'm not sure if Boots is the only place you can buy them. These were on promotion (2 for £6, ordinarily £3.91), so I bought shampoo (see separate review) and conditioner from the Naked Volume range. 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 conditioner comes in a grey coloured tube, 250ml in size. The tube is not see-through like the shampoo bottle. Like the shampoo, the conditioner according to the packaging does not contain sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens and petrochemicals. the information at the back of the conditioner is written in a similar lively style to the shampoo bottle, which I really liked, as it gave it the personal touch and made it seem like the company are run by a small group of fun people. The conditioners natural ingredients include grape, passion flower and pineapple which act to smooth down the hairs surface. It also contains corn extract which are 'a bit like tiny little personal trainers for hair'. The range of products is not tested on animals as the company 'doesn't believe in testing on Bambie, Lassie or Skippy'.
The conditioner itself is a white coloured cream, which works in much the same way as other conditioners. To use you massage into hair, leave for a minute before rinsing out. This product, like the shampoo, has a medicated smell, though not as strong as the shampoo, which is something I really didn't like. As a conditioner it worked well. My hair was free from tangles and felt soft and velvety. It also does as it says on the tube and adds volume to your locks. However, I'm not sure whether I'd buy from this range again, unless they did something to improve the smell!!