Boots Naked Colour Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! I’m currently working my way through my seemingly endless stash of toiletries and I’ve found a shampoo and conditioner combo which I bought a while ago: Naked Colour.

These two products are 97% natural and they are SLS free. As such the shampoo doesn’t produce much of a lather unless you use a handful of product. This didn’t impress me at all because my hair is long and curly and if there’s no lather, I can’t cleanse my scalp and my hair properly.

I also didn’t like the scent – ginger and cinnamon – which I’d describe as very spicy and even a little boozy. This means that, after rinsing, my hair didn’t feel or smell very clean. On top of that my hair felt heavy and completely unflexible and unelastic. 😩 Not good. At all.

So I reached for the conditioner. On the back of the bottle it says that using plenty is recommended (yeah, right…). Well, I used about twice as much as I usually would and it wasn’t enough. I used another handful of product, but that didn’t do the job either. Then another handful… and it still wasn’t enough. I gave up.

Then I rinsed my hair with water, gently ‘combing’ through it with my fingers – but my hands got stuck in the knotty mess that the conditioner turned my hair into. I tried to remove as many knots (yes, proper knots) as possible without pulling, but nothing helped. And despite not being able to get rid of the knots, I lost about five times as much hair as usual. Horror!

I then used a small amount of my trusted Herbal Essences conditioner, thus removing the knots gently and giving my hair its elasticity, flexibility and softness back. I lost even more hair, but the knots had to go…

The worst thing is that I remembered that I had already used this shampoo and conditioner combo a few years ago. Back then I hated these products just as much and I had to throw them out (= I gave them away…). If I’d had a blog to track my shopping back then, I wouldn’t have bought Naked Colour shampoo and conditioner again.

Naked is a brand that is exclusive to Boots. Whilst I think that Boots’ own brands are generally very good, Naked Colour has left me disappointed. If you want to try these products nonetheless, Naked shampoos and conditioners are available for ÂŁ4.39 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde