This is my first experience with Herbal Essences Naked, a cleansing conditioner. Herbal Essences Naked is made in the USA, distributed by Procter & Gamble. A one-step cleansing conditioner is a bonus in my eyes. Who has time or wants to shampoo and then condition? I don't.
What it does: Cleanses your hair, without stripping your hair. Which is great if you have thick or coarse hair, like I do. If you have fine hair this may not work for you but who knows it may. Cleans away all of the product, dirt & oil that is on your scalp and hair.
Scent: Peppermint scented, which is not overpowering at all. It does contain peppermint oil, which creates a slight tingle, on your scalp. It is not overwhelming at all.
Texture: Very thick and creamy. White in colour.
Price: On amazon.ca $6.99. It does go on sale from time to time.
Does a great job cleaning the hair and scalp.
Hair is very moisturized, not greasy, and soft.
The detangling is not that great. If you have super curly or kinky-textured hair you may have to use an additional detangler.
It is not perfectly natural but if that is not on the top of your list, give it a try.
Happy Friday! It's almost the weekend and on the agenda (hopefully) is making a new batch of body care products. I mix or make most of my own hair and body care products. For various reasons that I'll share below.
Money saving aside, I like knowing as much as I can about what is going into & onto my body. Head to toe. I can't go to Ghana to watch them process the Shea butter, that I purchased from my local health food store. Or go to the coconut fields in the Philippines, to watch them hack coconuts from the tree, which makes the coconut oil that I use on a daily basis. But researching and then trusting my sources is a great start to know where and how the products that I use came to be.
After a lifetime of allergic reactions and food elimination, something that smells sweet and flowery is not worth it to me. I have very allergic skin, therefore I don't put any old product on it. Having a rash on my scalp, body or face is not worth, the latest product that everyone is raving about. So I make my own clay hair wash, hair conditioner, and body oils, which I try to source from around the globe. When I buy the occasional cosmetic, I try to purchase products that are cruelty free and less toxic. I don't know if any commercial make-up is totally toxic free, but there are some better options out there.
A great tip that I use to remember which commercial products are cruelty-free, less toxic, or organic/natural, is to use the blank side of a business card. I use them to write down "safe" companies/products. They fit right into the credit card slot of my wallet. If I'm unsure of a product or company, I pop out my card to double check. This saves me time, so I don't have to return a product, that I'm not comfortable using.
Using home-made or less toxic products may take a little more time in the beginning but the savings on your wallet, health, and the environment make it worthwhile in the end.
Do you make any body care products or do you find it not worth it, with the amount of natural products on store shelves?