|Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo; $6.29|
Herbal Essences Naked Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner; $4.59 each (full-size)
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
Before I get into my review, I would first like to mention that (of no one's fault other than my own) I only got 2 uses out of the dry shampoo, so my review is limited to just those two uses. My bottle took an unfortunate, intense tumble across my bathroom which was so damaging that the nozzle no longer works. Again, the brand is not to blame, it was my own butterfingers and lack of coordination (one could also blame my aversion to mornings) that caused it to fall to its death. RIP, dry shampoo.
Now, even though I only used it twice, I'm still pretty impressed. I only wash my hair every other day and because my roots get oily even after just one day, I rely on dry shampoo to keep the grunge at bay.
I've been using dry shampoo by Batiste and Alterna, which are OK, but they both have some flaws. Batiste works great at getting rid of the excess oil, but leaves residue on my hair. The Alterna Bamboo Cleanse doesn't leave a residue and controls oil, but leaves my hair looking a bit dull.
The Naked Dry Shampoo, however, gets rid of the oil, doesn't leave my hair looking dry and dull, and doesn't leave as much residue (the residue is very minimal especially when compared to Batiste). The smell is clean and fresh, but is not overpowering and doesn't linger throughout the day. Suffice to say, I would have loved to get more than 2 uses out of this (darn you, uncoordinated self!), but will definitely be picking up a bottle when my current stash is running low.
Naked Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
I have fine, relatively oily hair, so I'm not the poster child for this particular set of products, but I thought I'd still let you know my thoughts on how they worked for my hair and how they might work for more dry, damaged, hair types.
I'm no stranger to moisturizing shampoos, so I do know how they have and how they do act with my hair type. This shampoo, however, I would not even consider it to be a "moisturizing" shampoo. After using this, my hair felt stripped down and not at all moisturized. The moisturizing shampoos that I have used before left my hair feeling so moisturized I could have even skipped the conditioner. This one, a conditioner is definitely needed after use.
The conditioner really is the saving grace of this duo. It was even a little too moisturizing for my already oily, fine hair, so I definitely don't recommend this for anyone with fine or oily hair. If you have damaged or dry hair, this could work wonders for you! I also found that although my hair definitely felt moisturized, it also weighed my hair down and felt a little greasy.
Again, if you have any other hair type and are in the market for a moisture-surge-level product, this one's for you! I would just stick to the conditioner in this line and skip the shampoo. If you're really in need of a good moisturizing shampoo, I'd recommend Suave Professional Moisturizing Shampoo.
Have any of you tried anything from the new Herbal Essences Naked line? I'm curious to see how the Volume shampoo and conditioner have fared. Any thoughts? Comment below!