Wednesday, 18 September 2013

NAKED: Rescue Intensive Care Haircare Review

I like the idea of SLS/silicone free haircare.  I don't demand it as I mentioned here, but as long as it actually works I'm happy to be all righteous and natural. This shampoo and conditioner are 97% natural and designed for frizzy damaged hair, which I have. 

From their description they should be ideal for my hair:
"For hair that is shouting SOS and in major need of TLC, Naked comes to the rescue! Whether your hair is looking a bit sad or is the victim of some serious abuse this combo is sure to please. Naked Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner team ‘smooth operators’ shea butter with olive oil to help work hard at tackling frizzy and split hair."

Sadly, they don't work.  At all.
Naked Rescue Intensive Care Shampoo
This left my hair feeling unwashed, despite washing it twice. The packaging says you'll get a better lather on your second wash, which is true, but it still doesn't clean my hair properly.  To the extent where when I'd dried my hair, parts of it still looked greasy.  Ughhhh. I'd definitely washed all of the shampoo and conditioner out too.  It just wasn't strong enough to actually clean my hair and my hair was just left coated with a weird film that felt nasty and heavy.  Heavy that a thing?!

Naked Rescue Intensive Care Conditioner

The only thing positive thing I can muster about this conditioner is that it's so thick you don't need to use much.  So it'll last you a while. Although I'd rather it hadn't.  It left my hair really weighed down and was an absolute nightmare to wash out.

I should mention that I previously used the Naked Colour Protection Shampoo and Conditioner and they worked perfectly well.  They even made my hair shiny.  Even so I didn't repurchase because having to use so much shampoo though is no good for me as I have pretty long hair, so I was speeding through the bottle far too fast. As I wash my hair every morning (tut tut)I don't want to further damage it by washing it twice, I only expect to have to do it once.  This doesn't appear to be sufficient with any of the Naked range though and that means I won't be buying it again.

I've now discarded the shampoo to Adam, who does actually likes it.  He has a really sensitive scalp and it doesn't react with his psoriasis at all, so that's good. Even he won't touch the conditioner though. I feel like shea butter should be kept for body lotion, not hair - it just doesn't work.

I definitely won't be using it again, or repurchasing - if you have the desire to do so the shampoo and conditioner both retail at £3.99 for 250ml.

Have you tried any Naked products? Do you feel that SLS free shampoo cleans your hair properly?



  1. Hmm, I've never had a problem with the Naked shampoos! My favourites are the kids ones though - the apple one especially!
    The only naked product that I'm using at the moment though is the leave in conditioner and my hair loves it!

    1. Oo I haven't seen those ones, apple sounds lovely. Shampoo is such a hard thing to get right isn't it, my hair goes through phases too which doesn't help!x

  2. I'm using a Naked Shampoo currently and quite like it xx

    lots of love Beautyqueenuk xx

    1. Which one are you using? :) I did quite like the coloured hair one,it smelled yummy!x

  3. Just came across this post - how did I not see it sooner?! I'm a massive fan of the Rescue range but I cannot stand the Colour range from Naked, strange eh? x