I’ve been a fan of Noughty Haircare for a while now, ever since I first stumbled upon their range in my local Superdrug store.
As soon as I saw the vegan and cruelty-free logos on the packaging, I was sold.
I’ve been using Noughty products for a while now. As a blonde, I was a fan of the To the Rescue moisture-boosting range for keeping my bleached locks from getting frazzled and dry (thought I’ve since discovered there’s a “Blonde” range too).
After going red, I was keen to try out the Colour Bomb products so when Noughty very kindly sent me the shampoo and conditioner to test, I couldn’t wait to give it a go and share my thoughts!
NATURAL, VEGAN, AND CRUELTY-FREE
The Noughty range is 97% natural, which makes a big change from my usual chemical-laden hair products. Unlike many shampoos and conditioners, this range is free from parabens, silicone, petrochemicals, and sulphates, and is packed with packed with natural plant extracts and oils.
The Colour Bomb shampoo and conditioner both contain green rooibos extract, which is rich with antioxidants and is said to help with colour protection.
The shampoo also has baobab extract, which is full of vitamins and fruit acid to help your hair shine, and sunflower oil to moisturise.
The conditioner contains kigellia extract, which is full of antioxidants and has protective qualities, plus hibiscus extract, which is rich in plant acids to smooth your cuticles and add shine to your locks.
As well as being natural, the whole range is vegan-friendly with no animal-derived ingredients often found in hair products such as lanolin, keratin, beeswax, honey, silk proteins, or milk products.
Noughty is certified by both The Vegan Society and The Vegetarian Society, which means there’s no need to study the ingredients list or frantically google the brand in-store just to check! Always a bonus.
It’s also a cruelty-free brand certified by PETA, so there’s no animal testing involved. At present, they’re not Leaping Bunny certified but fingers crossed that’s the next step!
To start with, I love Noughty’s simple packaging design – it suits the natural ethos of the brand but it’s still pretty enough for the superficial part of me to want to reach for it on the shelves!
I also love that the product tubes are recyclable. It has always been a bugbear of mine that most cosmetic tubes are not recyclable so I’m really pleased that these products are more environmentally friendly than some.
I really like the way the Colour Bomb products smell. They have a kind of woody scent with a hint of sweetness. Though a fairly strong, it’s a really natural scent and it’s not particularly floral so it’s not overpowering. (And that comes from someone whose allergies and asthma can’t handle most strong scents!)
If you prefer floral or fruity scents, it may not be for you but I really love it and find the natural scent refreshing.
When using the shampoo, I noticed it that it doesn’t lather as much as “regular” shampoo. At first I used more product to see if that worked, however, apparently it’s the sulphates that make shampoo foam and it has nothing to do with the cleansing properties. So don’t stress when your shampoo doesn’t foam – it’s still working! My hair definitely looked and felt clean after use.
In terms of colour loss, there was a little with each wash but the Colour Bomb products definitely reduced the amount fade compared to regular shampoo and conditioner. My hair didn’t get a “washed out” look (until it was well overdue for a new dye job) and it helped stop my red shade from turning copper or orange. I didn’t expect a 100% colour-protecting miracle, so I was happy with these results.
My hair took a little time to get used to the conditioner and at first it didn’t feel quite as moisturised as usual after a wash. However, my hair seemed to get used to the product and after a few weeks of use it felt nourished and soft, even in the bleached sections.
If that’s a concern for you, I recommend using a hydrating treatment (like Noughty’s To the Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment) at least once a week. I like to do a weekly treatment anyway for my difficult-to-manage, regularly blow-dried and straightened hair so this really wasn’t an issue for me.
The only other negative I found was that my hair seemed to need washing a little more frequently – maybe every second day instead of 2-3 times a week. However, if this is down to my hair getting used to a lack of chemicals, it’s absolutely worth it.
MORE FROM THE NOUGHTY RANGE
If you don’t have coloured hair, check out the other Noughty ranges. No matter what your hair type, they’ve got you covered with:
- Rise and Shine – dry to normal hair
- To the Rescue – dry, damaged hair
- Wave Hello – wavy and curly hair
- Pumped Up – fine or limp hair
- Care Taker – sensitive or dandruff-prone scalp
- Blondie Locks – blonde or bleached hair
- Colour Bomb – colour-treated hair
Some of these ranges include treatments, serums or creams as well as the shampoo and conditioner sets.
Noughty also have a couple of specialist products including the Detox Dynamo (deep cleansing for product buildup, and damage from hard water or air pollution), and 1 Hit Wonder (cleansing conditioner to remove residue and impurities without drying or stripping hair).
I mustn’t forget to mention the price! The Noughty range is so affordable with shampoos and conditioners retailing at £6.99 each and treatments ranging from £6.99 to £8.99 each. Most other natural products I’ve found are on the more expensive side, so I love how purse-friendly this brand is.
As a bonus, loads of Noughty products – including the Colour Bomb Shampoo and Conditioner – are currently 1/3 off at Superdrug*! It’s the perfect time to treat yourself or stock up on your faves.
I may have gone a little nuts in the sale myself…
Disclaimer: I was provided with a set of the Noughty Colour Bomb Shampoo and Conditioner in exchange for a fair and honest review. All views are entirely my own and not influenced by the manufacturer or its affiliates in any way. This is not a sponsored post and I received no monetary compensation for this review. View disclaimer page here.