On my hunt for CG friendly products I found the Naked range on the boots website.
After finding the Naked products website and reading their policies on ingredients I immediately added the site to my favourites and quite a lot of their products to my wish list.
I saw this bundle in Discount UK and all together they cost less than £5 and would usually cost £9 online so I was chuffed with that. What annoyed me though was that I saw some of their deep treatments in discount UK and poundland too but resisted product junkie temptation only to find that when I finally wanted to buy them they were discontinued :(
Smells very herbal but not totally unpleasant. The directions say that it leathers better if you apply it twice but I get a decent lather the first time round and lord knows I ain't shampooing twice in a row. It doesn't strip my hair as harshly as regular sulphate shampoos but does remove any trace of product. My hair was squeaky clean afterwards which I found quite worrying since I didn't want to strip it too much. I guess the shampoo Is not as gentle as I thought it would be. The way it lathers though is much more gentle and creamy, not foamy like regular shampoos so guess that's a good sign.
The smell Is slightly herbal and almost masculine which took me by surprise. It was somewhere along the lines of aftershave or something macho like that. As far as I can tell this conditioner and the other two products did not do anything in the way of moisturising my hair so a fail on the hydrating part. But I am yet to us it for co-washing so I will see how it goes. I probably won't repurchase simply because of the masculine smell. If I had an older brother I would totally fob this one off to him like I do to my sisters with most of my reject products. I am yet to see if this conditioner will add any shine by itself or work well for co-washing.
I added a small amount to damp hair after applying leave-in conditioner. I applied it in sections and smoothed it down the length of my hair. It helped calm down frizz and definitely added some luminous shine, The most shine a product has ever given my hair however.....
It smells wretched!!!!
I think this is the second worst smelling thing I have ever put in my hair right after my honey/castor oil/coconut oil concoction. Also it can't be used on flat-ironed hair because It contains water. Because of the smell I had to throw this one in the bin and wouldn't even bother trying to fob it off onto one of my sisters. Also I feel as though this serum was fighting against the boots curl creme I applied on top of this serum. My hair on the top was frizzier than usual which I was really annoyed about.
Would definitely not recommend or repurchase these products and that's mostly because of the smell. I am glad I did not pay the full retail price for these or I would have been very disappointed.