Herbal Essences Naked Volume Review

This post is brought to you by Herbal Essences.

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to Herbal Essences’ brand new line, Naked Volume.

Herbal Essences Logo

Now that I’ve had a chance to use the products, I’m excited to tell you how much I like them!

In case you’re not familiar with this new line, take a look at my first post, and check out this Herbal Essences video:


Herbal Essences graciously provided the Naked Volume Kit, which you can still order at Walmart.com for a great price!  The kit includes shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, and a “soufflé” (which is a styling foam, like mousse).

The first thing I want to point out is the scent, because I loved it.  It’s clean and refreshing, a mix of white grapefruit and mint.  I love mint in my shampoo, but I know it sounds a bit funny if you’ve never smelled minty or herbal hair products.  Don’t worry; the mint in Naked Volume is really subtle and blends well with the citrus.

Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner

The Naked Volume line has no heavy residues, no dyes, and no parabens.  Unlike other natural shampoos I’ve used in the past, this one foams really well.   I know it’s not that important, because clean is clean, but a good bubbly wash makes me feel better.  🙂

After conditioning, my hair doesn’t feel heavy or weighed-down at all.  I apply the volumizing soufflé before blowdrying my hair, and I am happy with it.  Just a note:  like many mousses, this product dispenses rapidly and expands in your hand, so be conservative when you press the pump.

Herbal Essences Naked Volume Soufflé & Dry Shampoo

I’ve definitely noticed an increase in volume after blowdrying.  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my hair is really fine, but it ends up looking poofy and dull without the right products.  The soufflé tames frizz and adds a level of control, but it’s lightweight and allows me to get a good boost at my roots that lasts all day.

My final step is adding the dry shampoo (my favorite!).  Dry shampoo is great for keeping your hair looking fresh and eliminating oil between washes, but it’s also perfect for adding volume, texture, and hold on wash days.  If you have never used dry shampoo, you don’t know what you’re missing!  I’ve tried several different brands over the years, and this honestly ranks high with much more expensive brands.  It’s not overly white and powdery like some, and the scent is refreshing rather than powdery and cloying.

Final verdict:  I really like this stuff.  I love the fact it’s made without all those products that are bad for my hair, but it volumizes as well as anything else I’ve tried.  The fact that it’s so affordable ($12.99 for the entire kit!) makes it that much better.  I recommend the Naked Volume line to anyone who would like some more va-va-voom in their hair!  (If volume isn’t your problem, you might be interested to know there will also be a Naked Moisture and a Naked Shine line!).

Information and a Walmart gift card were provided by Herbal Essences.


  1. Before I started getting keratin treatments in my hair, all I used were Herbal Essences products. Sadly, I need a special shampoo these days, though. And it’s way more expensive. Sigh……
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  2. Sounds Like A Great Product, Can’t Wait To Try, Thanks For Sharing!
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  3. Nice! I’ve never tried an Herbal Essences product that I DIDN’T like, but I haven’t seen this! Thanks for the intro!
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  4. I could use the souffle to help me tame my frizz. My flyaways have been awful in the dry winter air.
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  5. I love mint! And I think I would like mint smell in my shampoo too.. I will have to check it out- Thanks for the review 🙂
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  6. That is nice that they are going more natural and non-toxic.

  7. I love grapefruit, and I love mint!
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  8. i’ve never tried herbal essances but i hear it’s good after this I may have to give it a try next time i have a coupon
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  9. I didn’t know Herbal Essences had a dry shampoo! I am always looking for a good and affordable dry shampoo so I am going to have to find this! I love the fact that the products don’t break the bank!
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  10. I used to use Herbal Essence products and they always smelled so delicious! They worked great too. I may try this new line, specifically the dry shampoo (I have never tried a dry shampoobefore) and see if my thinning hair looks better with it then without it
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  11. I’ve never tried Herbal Essence’s before but I do like to switch it up with my hair. Usually I lean towards more natural products but this doesn’t sound bad at all. Great review! 🙂
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  12. katherine says:

    This was my favorite shampoo when I was growing up!

  13. I read a lot of reviews, but this one really got my attention! First off, I love Herbal Essences but I did not know that they had a new line of products. Two, I have really fine hair and always need volume. I like that the shampoo was clear and they are free of heavy stuff. Thanks! I will be looking for these.
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  14. I haven’t heard of this, but as long as it’s natural and doesn’t have toxic chemicals in it, I’m all for smelling nice!

  15. I have been washing my hair less so the dry shampoo sounds good to me!