Review: Naked Shine Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

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After I brought you my beauty tip #63, I went on a hunt for sulphate free shampoos. It was a very short lived hunt as I already had one brand in mind.

Naked.

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They say:

Shampoo: Honey targets those troublesome dried out areas of hair and keeps it hydrated, whilst Mallow extract helps to soften and smooth. 

Conditioner: 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. 

I say:

After setting the brand in my sight (kind of like the Terminator) and after much perusal of the rather small Naked stand in my local Boots (sort it out, Albion Street), I decided to purchase the line for dry hair.  I am quite picky (not OCD… *grumble*) about making sure I always have the matching set (just me?!).

Enough of my reckless and pointless pondering, it’s time to go on to the products themselves now.. shampoo, you’re up first.

First Impression:

  • This was quite different to what I’m used to.  It’s an almost clear gel that has little fragrance.  No ker-razy colours or fragrances here folks!

How to use:

  • Apply to soaking wet hair, lather it up and rinse it out.

I find that the first time you do this, it’s quite hard to work it into your hair without pouring on the entire bottle.  However Naked suggest, and I would agree (!), that you repeat.  When you repeat, it’s so much easier to massage it in and you get a better lather.  You also don’t need to use as much as you would with the first wash.  I would suggest that anyone who uses a lot of product to lather, rinse and repeat when it comes to shampooing, to make sure you are really deep cleaning the hair. 

Now, it’s time for the conditioner!

Conditioners are more known for being insanely thick (I’m not being mean!).  You tend to only use quite a bit on the ends of your hair to avoid flat hair. 

First Impression:

  • Again, this conditioner was something else.  It’s white, it’s thin and like it’s shampoo friend, the scent is subtle and and fresh.

How to use:

  • Squeeze out the excess water and apply from root to tip.  Comb it through with a wide toothed comb to ensure even distribution.  Rinse out after a minute or two and finish with a rinse of cold water to ensure extra shininess.

I find that the conditioner leaves my hair so shiny and healthy looking, I can’t stop swishing.  I feel like it coats my hair without weighing it down and really nourishes it, from root to tip. 

*** Naked shampoos and conditioners contain no SLS, parabens, petrochemicals or phthalates.  Most of their range is vegan and vegetarian friendly (I would advise you however to double and triple check the labels – this particular type isn’t vegan friendly).  None of their products are tested on animals.  Their packaging is recyclable. Aaaaand, they are a British brand! *dies from happiness* ***

I feel that after switching to Naked my hair feels so much better and looks healthier.  I’m officially a convert!  It’s 5/5 from me!

I have even repurchased Naked haircare (well done you guys!) but this time I have gone for a different type.  Try and guess which one! *swishes cape*

To get some of this natural goodness in your life, and to find out more about them and their values, visit www.nakedbodycare.co.uk now!

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December 26, 2012
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