Review: The Body Shop’s Rainforest Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner

Searching for the perfect Shampoo and Conditioner for my coloured, damaged and wavy hair is a time-consuming challenge. I really like that this duo from The Body Shop has no silicones, no paraben, no sulphates or colourants. The shampoo smells amazing thanks to the pracaxi oil, bilberry extract, linseed oil and Community Trade sugar. The conditioner also has a similar scent, but not as yummy.

This pair are designed for coloured hair and contain a UV filter. I have almost finished both bottles, and haven’t even bothered heat styling my hair this past 2 weeks. My hair feels so soft right now that I’m quite excited to try the rest of the range.

The shampoo is a clear, runny liquid in a flip top plastic bottle. It foams up really well for a sulphate free shampoo which is enough to gently clean your hair. I like to shampoo twice, mainly out of habit, and find that is does lather much better the second time around. Rinses out easily.

After shampooing I use the conditioner and leave it on for a couple of minutes. It’s thick, difficult to squeeze out of the bottle, and lightweight. For the Summer, this leaves my hair soft and shiny, but I am concerned that it’s not going to be moisturising enough for the dry Winter months. It also leaves my waves fluffy to begin with, then limp on the second day.

So the Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner aren’t quite for me, and I’ve already purchased the Honey Moisture shampoo and conditioner to see if they’ll make a difference (expect a review soon). If your hair is in relatively better condition than mine (not bleached to within an inch of it’s life about a year ago…) and doesn’t need a heavy conditioner, then gives these two a shot. You might find yourself surprised.

Both of these products are available in-store or online. They both retail at £2 for a 60ml travel size bottle, or £6 for a 400ml bottle.


Review: Naked Rescue Repairing Hair Treatment

Naked pride themselves on making natural beauty products that are free from sulphates, parabens or petrochemicals. Even their packaging (some of which is made from recycled plastic) states that the products are 97% natural.

The main nourishing ingredients are Sunflower and Meadowfoam extract, alongside the big buzz word in haircare, Argan Oil. No silicones, no proteins and no parabens. It has a nice thick consistency and is available for less than a tenner at Boots.

For a drugstore treatment it’s edging towards expensive. Although Boots do often have promotions on these products. Some may find this product too thick.

I love this treatment. It’s not the cheapest at £7.99, but before committing you can buy a sample sachet for just £1.29. It doesn’t contain any silicones or proteins and really agrees with my hair. The product is thick, quick and effective. It has a nice smell, but it doesn’t linger after washing.

Work a handful of this treatment through your hair. Gently combing the product through will ensure even distribution. After 3-5 minutes make sure you wash it out, leaving no residue behind. I really adore this product. It leaves my hair super smooth, glossy and moisturised. Definitely repurchasing.

You can purchase a 400ml tub or 20ml sample sachet from Boots or Online at The tub retails at £7.99.