Naked – Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner
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Those of you who are regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know that I suffer from a very sensitive, itchy scalp and I am constantly on the hunt for haircare products that are natural and non-irritating but that also treat my hair well and leave it feeling soft, shiny and clean.
So far my experience has generally shown me that natural, SLS-free shampoos and conditioners do not irritate the scalp as much as their chemical filled cousins, but that they do not always clean the hair as well and can leave it looking and feeling greasy, sad and lifeless.
One of the first SLS-free shampoo and conditioners that I tried, back in 2013, was Mild Shampoo and Gentle Conditioner from Naked. The relief that I got from my itchy scalp was almost instant, but I did find that it didn’t remove grease and oil from my hair too well, and I had to wash my hair a lot more often. Since then I’ve tried lots of different SLS-free haircare products, all of which have had their benefits and downfalls.
For the past month I have been using Rescue Intensive Care Shampoo & Conditioner from Naked, aimed at frizzy, dry and damaged hair. As I had found such relief from my itchy scalp when using Naked products previously I wanted to try out another variant to see if it cleaned my hair any better.
Prior to using the Rescue duo I had been having a really hard time with my scalp, but after just the first use of these natural products the itching had subsided about by 75%. Both the shampoo and conditioner have a lovely rich almond scent which stays on the hair after it is dry. The conditioner is a thick, rich cream and it feels like it is giving dry hair a real treat. Unfortunately these Naked products still don’t clean my hair as well as some other products, and I still feel that my hair can look greasy and lank the day after I’ve washed it. I have tried the ‘reverse poo’ method which helps a bit – this means conditioning your hair first, then shampooing it second – but my hair can get very tangled after the shampooing stage.
I’ve decided that going forward I’m going to use the Naked Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner every second or third wash, in order to try and keep the itching at bay, as the Naked range really is the best haircare I’ve tried in terms of stopping my scalp from itching. I’ll use a different shampoo and conditioner in between to try and keep my hair clean.
If you do suffer from a sensitive scalp I’d really recommend Naked haircare products in order to get some relief from the itching – I’ve never tried any other haircare products that stop the itching as fast – but they might not work for you long term in terms of keeping your hair grease-free.
01/03/2016 UPDATE – sadly the Naked brand was discontinued in 2015 so these products are no longer available. If you’re interested in haircare for a sensitive scalp you might be interested in reading my review of Lavera Sensitive Shampoo.
I’d love to hear from anyone else who has a sensitive scalp – what haircare products do you use?
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