I received a package of Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Hair Care to review from BzzAgent. This was a very generous package of full size products plus travel sizes for friends and while I did have some issues with the Volumizing line, I paid for and tried the Herbal Essences Naked Moisturizing line and my review for that is included.
Herbal Essences Naked Shampoo
I was really torn by the volumizing shampoo, it leaves my hair feeling squeaky clean (crazy clean like they wash your hair in a salon) and the mint in it leaves your scalp feeling tingly and clean. I could easily go an extra day between washes too. As much as I loved the clean feeling, it did not leave my hair feeling manageable. The whole line does help with volume but my hair was very frizzy after using this shampoo. So when I was out last week, I saw the Herbal Essences Naked Moisturizing line on sale for $2.49 and picked up a set of that to try. I likrf the Herbal Essences Naked Moisturizing line. I got the same squeaky clean feeling as with the Volumizing but my hair was sleeker and easier to manage.
Herbal Essences Naked Conditioner
While I did buy the Herbal Essences Naked Moisturizing Conditioner, the Volumizing Conditioner works just as well. It seemed to only be the shampoo that was giving me issues with manageability. The Volumizing Conditioner does help a little with the weight of my hair but the Moisturizing Conditioner left it shinier (at this point I feel like Goldylocks and want one that is in between!).
Herbal Essences Naked Souffle
By far the best of the set. The Herbal Essences Naked Souffle smells great and really held my curls without any stickiness or visible residue. A little goes a long way to. I have fairly long thick hair so often I need so much product it weighs down my hair and defeats the purpose of using it. That was not the case with the Souffle at all and is the one I will carry on buying from the ones sent to review.
Herbal Essences Naked Line & Friends Reviews
Overall, I love the way that the moisturizing shampoo cleans my hair, but I have been following up with my regular conditioner to get that usual manageability. I just do not have the time to spend an extra 10-15 trying to curl or straighten a frizzy mess but I will be passing on using the volumizing shampoo and conditioner in the future, they just do not work for me.
That being said, I gave the samples to both a friend and a coworker and they swear by the volumizing line. Both have finer hair than me and more issues with volume (mine is naturally weighed down by its weight, their hair is shorter and helped by the product). One has shoulder length hair that tends to be limp and no shape and she was literally bouncing around with happiness at her volume and the fact her hair was holding a curl. The other has short curly hair and it helped give her hair a little more “ooomf” but she generally uses a lot of volumizing products anyway. Both loved the clean feel of the shampoo and the scent of the entire line too.
So I guess it is just whether it works for you.