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Friday, 3 January 2014

Review | Naked Brunette Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner*

I've previously reviewed Naked's Shampoo & Conditioner Duos for Long Hair and Fine/Limp Hair, so when the lovely Sophie got in touch to ask if I'd be interested in trying the new Naked Brunette Radiance range, specifically designed with us brown-haired ladies in mind, I was thrilled to have the opportunity!
Naked Brunette Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner
"We think Naked Brunette Radiance Shampoo* is a tiny bit like the coffee shop barista delivering your morning hit of glossy mocha or rich espresso, except this buzz in a bottle will deliver all that to your hair. We use elderberry and an extra shot of sage to help deep, chocolatey, lustrous tones. As your hair deserves the kindest treatment of all, we only use mild, plant-based ingredients; so don't be bitter and ground down by lukewarm tresses!"
"To use: Apply to wet hair, adding plenty of water for a feather-soft lather. Rinse really well and repeat if necessary (you will achieve a better foam second time around). For best results finish with Naked Brunette Radiance Conditioner."
Naked Brunette Radiance Shmpoo
The shampoo is quite a thick, slightly orange-coloured gel with a slight pleasant scent although nothing so gorgeous as the other shampoos I've tried from Naked; that's not a huge matter of concern to me as I'm more interested in how it works and whether it irritates my skin, but worth bearing in mind if you want your shampoo to smell really good. I've found this to lather a lot better than other SLS-free shampoos, working easily through my hair. Because of this, I've found I've been using less product per wash, although I do always shampoo twice as suggested. Whilst my hair feels soft, clean and refreshed after using the Brunette Radiance Shampoo, I think it starts to look dirty and greasy quite quickly as compared to other shampoos. But what about the radiance claims? I can't say I've noticed a huge amount of difference in all honesty, but I feel like my hair is slightly softer and glossier after a month or so of using this, which of course makes my colour look nicer; I no longer dye my hair so this is a nice little bonus from my shampoo!
"We think Naked Brunette Radiance Conditioner* is a tiny bit like the coffee shop barista delivering your morning hit of glossy mocha or rich espresso, except this treat in a tube will deliver all that to your hair. With elderberry and an extra shot of sage, your hair is sure to be smoothed, tamed and ready to impress. As your hair deserves the kindest treatment of all, we only use mild, plant-based ingredients; so don't be bitter and ground down by lukewarm tresses!"
"To use: After washing, squeeze out excess water. Massage evenly through hair for a minute or two, then rinse away. Gently combing through will help tackle any tangles before rinsing off. For best results, start with Naked Brunette Radiance Shampoo."
Naked Brunette Radiance Conditioner
The conditioner is a medium-thick off-white cream which shares a soft scent with the shampoo, again it's not a strong fragrance at all. It's easy to work through the ends of my hair and I feel like it absorbs well, leaving my hair well-hydrated, soft and easy to work with. I couldn't say how the products would perform individually as I've used them as a duo but together, these have done a nice job for me of leaving my hair soft and glossy which in turn helps my colour look nicer. This set would be perfect for a normal scalp but with my oily scalp, I think in future I'd alternate using this with my usual Naked Volume for Fine & Limp hair set so as to get the best of both worlds.
Naked Shampoo & Conditioner Brunette Radiance
All in all, this is a nice shampoo/conditioner pair and, whilst I wouldn't say for sure that it's given my hair 'brunette radiance', it certainly hasn't done any harm! The shampoo is easy to work with, especially for an SLS-free product, and the conditioner leaves my hair smooth and tangle-free. I'd definitely recommend these products to brunette ladies even if just to see how you get on. Naked's Brunette Radiance range is available from Boots or direct from Naked, with an RRP of £3.99 each for 250ml of product (though Boots charge £4.19).
Have you tried Naked's Brunette Radiance range? What were your thoughts? Do you use hair care specifically targetted at your colour?

[Please note these products were provided as a PR sample in return for an honest review - as always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own!]
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  1. Lovely review, Jess! I love this duo - in fact, I think the Brunette shampoo is the only one of theirs I currently own *gasps and runs to Boots* x

    1. :O Hope you've got stocked up by now! xo

    2. I bought a bottle of the Rescue shampoo earlier today *phew* x

  2. These sound really interesting and have an amazing price. I've currently run out of conditioner, so I'll be popping to Boots tomorrow!


    1. I hope you get on well with it then! They are such good value for money :) xo

  3. I liked the blonde range when I used it, made my hair feel really lovely and soft x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

    1. Ooh glad to hear the blonde range is as lovely as the brunette! xo

  4. its first time I hear about this brand, but it sounds like a great product to give a try :) xo's

    Pink Frenzy

    1. Definitely worth a try - at those prices you can't really go wrong and the ingredients are really lovely, too :) xo

  5. You've reminded me about their blonde range now, I keep meaning to have a look at those. I haven't used a Naked shampoo in a long time, but I remember really loving them!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    1. Ooh I hope you like it if you try it! They're really lovely, especially for the price :) xo


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