Last week I was sent Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo to review and test out on my greasy little head! The Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo has natural Tapioca in it which is a starch that has been extracted from Cassava Root and helps to absorb excess oil in the hair so I was very keen to try it out.
First impressions of the bottle was good. It is a tall 118ml white aerosol bottle which has greyish-silver writing and it features a pop of green with a picture of a peppermint plant. The bottle looks fresh, simple and attractive. It costs about £2.99 for a 118ml bottle which I think is very good value for money!
I really like how it smells too. I have fragrance sensitivity so I often get violent headaches after using products with artificial fragrance in but I had no problem with this one, thankfully! It smells mildly minty and fresh thanks to the Peppermint Oil (Menthol Piperta) and Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil which has been added to the dry shampoo
Alcohol Denat – Butane – Propane – Isobutane – Tapioca Starch – Aqua – Silica – Polymethylsesquioxane – Parfum – Limonene – Linalool – Citronellol – Menthol Piperta Oil – Menthol – Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil
As you can see it contains no parabens and no colourants which is great! Herbal Essences also say that it contains zero silicone which I found a bit confusing as the ingredients list say it contains polymethylsesquioxane and silica! I’m pretty sure both are silicones? I may be wrong!
It smells really nice
Eliminates odours and refreshes the hair and scalp
It makes hair smell and appear freshly washed
Soaks up grease and oil
Contains 0% parabens and 0% colourants
Contains artificial fragrance (parfum). Fragrance is used to make products smell better. It works to cover the scent of other ingredients, which may have strong chemical scents.
So, if you only use natural beauty products or if you have fragrant or chemical sensitivities, this dry shampoo is not for you.
Hair felt like I had hair lacquer and talcum powder on it and felt heavy
Hair didn’t feel any softer after using
Proctor & Gamble the manufactures of Herbal Essences test their products on animals. I am unsure if this dry shampoo has been tested on animals but I would imagine it not to be cruelty free, which is a shame.
I am not the biggest fan of dry shampoo and I rarely use them to be totally honest. I only tend to use dry shampoo when I am going somewhere and I haven’t got time to wash my hair.
My sister made plans to go out for food yesterday and I often try to leave my hair unwashed in the hope my natural oils will help repair my damaged hair so I hadn’t washed my hair in three days so it was a little on the flat, stinky and greasy side. I thought it would be the perfect time to try this dry shampoo out and two minutes later my hair was done and dusted! Dry shampoo is definitely is a time saver, if I hadn’t of used the dry shampoo the night would have been over by the time I had washed, dried and then styled my hair. My sister is the impatient type who hates waiting round so I literally had no time to wash my hair without getting moaned at to hurry up, ha-ha I must say she was shocked when I was ready in ten minutes compared my usual time of 3 hours so I think she loves the Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo more than I do!
After using this I did find my hair felt less soft and it restricted movement of my hair a little bit making it feel heavy and less flowy as usual. It felt as if I had applied hair lacquer all over my hair and then brushed it out, so it didn’t feel as smooth as I’d of liked. My boyfriend asked if I had put talcum powder in my hair so it must have felt pretty dry for him to notice as he never notices anything usually! He also said my hair smelled nice too, cutie! As soon as I sprayed my hair all over I did notice it thicken straight away, my hair felt so thick and it looked volumized but it appeared frizzy too so I had to use my hair straighteners to smooth it out a bit and make it look less static. After styling my hair looked thick and smelled lush but I didn’t like how my hair felt, it was obvious that I had some kind of product in my hair and it didn’t feel as soft.
Will I buy again?
Probably not. It is cheap enough and its perfect if you want thicker hair on the cheap but it is not a favourite of mine, even though it did work. I will finish the rest of the bottle off but I very much doubt I would buy this again as there have been other dry shampoo’s from Batiste and Aussie that I have liked better.
Where to buy?
Right here -> BOOTS – £2.99
Have you ever tried this dry shampoo? What did you think of it?
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Disclosure: I received this free for review purposes.