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Every night I take a long relaxing soak in a warm bath. I find it not only relaxes me, but it is my little personal escape into a blissful state. I allow myself to indulge in many bath products, to help me make my bathing experience even better than it is already is. Soap & Glory have been a company I have enjoyed purchasing from for a few years now. They are a cosmetics and bath product company that sells to Boots, Harvey Nicols and the website, asos.com, and are known for their retro 1950s look with a girly pink touch. The look of their products really appealed to my taste, and the products themselves have left me really satisfied every time.
I have long thick hair, and find that on days when I am not washing my hair, I still get my hair wet in the bath or the shower. I had been looking to invest in a shower cap that not only manages to cover my thick mass of hair, but looks pretty too. I spend a long time soaking in the bath, and come out feeling a little irritated at times that I have got my hair wet when I had not intended to. Therefore, I turned to one of my favourite companies, Soap & Glory, for a little help.
This Soap & Glory shower cap is waterproof and satin wrapped, meaning that not only will it keep your locks nice and dry, but it also feels really cosy to wear. It is available to pick up for £6.13, which I felt was a bit expensive for a shower cap, but once out of the box, I noticed that this is a very high quality cap, so the money isn't really an issue. This shower cap comes in a pretty pastel pink and white box, which are the trademark colours for Soap & Glory. The box retains the 1950s feel the company adopts with each and every one of their products, and contains a black and white photograph of a 1950s style woman wearing a shower cap. The writing has a metallic silver edging to it, allowing it to stand out amongst all the pink! There is a section at the front of the packaging that contains see-through plastic packaging, allowing you to have a clear look at the shower cap inside. It is clear that this packaging has been designed solely for those girly girls out there, as it is very pretty and very pink, but also those who have a love for retro kitsch will probably lap this up.
When I took the shower cap out of the box, I was amazed at how puffy it was. The puffiness allows you fit all your hair in, whatever length, and maybe even preserve a hairdo if you have just recently sorted out your hair before having a bath or shower. The shower cap has an elastic edging around the rim of the cap, which allows the cap to sit tightly but comfortably on your head without slipping off. The cap has a very silky feel, which is lovely to touch, but also adds a touch of glamour to what could otherwise be a plain shower cap. The ends of the cap have a lovely frilly look to it, and the inside is covered in a soft PVC lining which thankfully is very waterproof. The front of the cap is finished off with a pretty black bow, with the phrase "One For Cover" written underneath it in black joined handwriting. As many fans of Soap & Glory products may notice, this company is quite fond of putting witty puns onto their products, and it appears that with this phrase, the shower cap is no exception.
It is easy enough to keep this shower cap clean after use. Soap & Glory recommend washing the inside and outside of this shower cap out by hand, then leave it to drip dry. It is not recommended for the washing machine or the tumbledrier, as both of these machines can ruin the fabric, change the size of the cap and make the pretty bubblegum pink colours fade.
So in conclusion, Soap & Glory's Waterproof Satin Wrapped Shower Cap is a lovely shower cap that is suitable for girly girls, and fans of the style of the 1950s. The shower cap feels like it has been made with top quality fabrics, does a fantastic job of keeping your hair water-free, and feels very comfortable to wear. The elasticated part of the cap is thankfully not too tight, but just tight enough to allow it to sit firmly on your head. I actually found this hat very soft on my skin, and so it did not irritate me. The cap is also very lightweight, so you can take comfort in knowing that this cap will not get to uncomfortable whilst wearing it in the bath or shower. The pink colouring of this hat is very pretty, and the little touches such as the silk finishing, the black bow and the clever little pun on the front of the hat really help to add a touch of glamour to what could otherwise be quite a bland looking hat. There is plenty of room for someone with thick or long hair to store all their hair inside, and due to the elasticated edging, it should not slip, allowing your hair to stay in one place, and as a consequence, very dry. My only criticism is that this shower cap seems a little expensive, but then considering the look, the feel of it, and how useful it has proved to be during my showering sessions, I am not going to complain. If you are looking for a high quality, eye catching, glamorous and useful shower cap, then this one may be the one for you. Well, only if you can bear wearing that much pink, that is!
**This review is also on Ciao, under "MonsoonBaby88"**
I frequent Boots far more than I need to. I often peruse the shelves just to see what they have on offer, which usually results in me buying something I never knew I needed. As I was wandering about the store my eyes were drawn towards the Soap & Glory products, I generally have a look to see what they have on offer, however, I am a Soap and Glory virgin, simply because I am happy with the skin care range that I am currently using. I noticed the pink Soap & Glory shower cap, which made me smile, as I didn't think shower caps still existed, I can't say I have ever used one before, as I have never had the need for one. However, I was intrigued and found myself picking one up. I thought it may be a useful item to have, and decided that the £6 retail price seemed like a good buy. It was a bit of a spontaneous purchase, as I had no idea why I needed a shower cap.
~*~Soap & Glory~*~
Soap & Glory have become an incredibly popular brand, they produce an ever increasing range of skin care products to pamper and indulge in. Their candy-pink packaging is very girly, and attractive to the eye. Their products are affordable, so they will suit many people's budgets, which is another reason why I think a lot of people are attracted to their range. We all like to feel pampered, and it is even better if the products don't cost a fortune. Their pretty packaging is hard to go unnoticed, as their products stand out against their counterparts.
~*~Pretty in Pink~*~
The shower cap is packaged in a box with a large clear window so you can see the shower cap within. The packaging is quite detailed showing that they care about their products. The shower cap within features the same trademark candy-pink that all of their products are packaged in. I felt very girly opening the box. The shower cap is large and puffy, so it will cover a thick head of hair. It is sure to raise a smile, as it looks rather kitsch with a Fifties style to it. The shower cap is very pretty, which is something you wouldn't expect for such a product. It is an attractive candy-floss-pink cap which is scrunched up around the rim, and it features a flared skirt edge that has a deep brown trim and bow on the front to give it a touch of glamour. The cap has a satin-lined polyester outer cover and inside it has a soft PVC lining. The satin material feels soft and it has an air of quality about it.
~*~Wearing my Pretty Pink Shower Cap~*~
I decided that my pretty pink shower cap would be useful to wear when I only want to have a shower without washing my hair, as I often find that I still manage to get my hair wet. I shower twice daily some days, I shower before retiring for bed, so I prefer to keep my hair dry if I have already washed it on that day. I was quite looking forward to trying out my new purchase, and was curious to see if my hair would remain dry. As I was about to take my evening shower I placed the shower cap over my head whilst looking in the mirror grinning inanely at the large puffy pink cap protruding from my head. I couldn't help but chuckle at myself, although it did make me feel rather girly. My partner was also rather amused by the sight of me in a large pink puffy cap. It felt incredibly comfortable on, and the elasticated band that goes around the head isn't tight, but instead feels soft against the skin, and the cap is lightweight. I tucked my hair into the cap and glanced in the mirror one more time just to giggle at myself again.
Once I entered the shower I started to lather up, and although I was aware of the cap I still managed to get it wet, as it is quite big and seemingly impossible to avoid getting it wet. I am so used to tilting my head back under the water, and I did fully submerse it under the shower, accidently, as I'm not used to showering with a cap on. Once I emerged from the shower I was eager to see if my hair was still dry, I was amazed that my hair remained dry and looked the same as it did before I took a shower. I was delighted that I didn't have to get my hair wet, as it always makes me feel cold in the evening. Plus, it will help my hair to stay in better condition from not being washed too frequently. I was very pleased with the cap, and even more so, as I didn't have to dry my hair before retiring for the night.
I have found myself using the cap more than expected, as there are quite a few occasions where I just want a quick shower to freshen up but I don't want to ruin my hair, and I never expected to find it to be an indispensible item. I am glad that I bought it on impulse, as it has been invaluable, especially during the colder weather, as I can now shower without the need to get my hair wet. I still grin every time I wear it, and I still have to glance at myself in the mirror. The cap has stayed in great condition, and it has had a high amount of use over the last few months. It has been through the washing machine on a delicate cycle, as I didn't check the care instructions until afterwards, oops, this hasn't damaged the cap at all, and the PVC coating has remained intact, and it hasn't lost its waterproofing properties, but it has faded slightly in colour. I have continued to wash it on a delicate wash through the machine since, mainly because it is easier, and it saves me time. However, it should be hand washed, it just needs to be rinsed through and left to drip dry to preserve the cap so as not to shorten its lifespan.
It slips on easily, and it doesn't mess up your hair due to puffiness of the cap, it is easy to tuck in any loose hair, and it doesn't move around or slip off when you are showering, even if you are to submerse your head under the shower. It keeps hair dry, even if the cap has had a good soaking, and the steam from the shower doesn't penetrate through the cap. Removing the shower cap is easy, as you can carefully take it off by expanding the base and lifting it off carefully so not to ruin your hair. Hair remains in good condition and it doesn't go flat or limp. The shower cap makes you feel glam, and it keeps your locks protected, so you can shower without ruining your hairdo.
The problem with some of todays high maintenance poker straight hair styles is that even after a good session with nice hot pair of ceramic coated hair straighteners, the mere hint of moisture for some peoples hair is enough to send them out looking like a cross between Brian May (sorry Brian) and the sheep dog from the old Dulux paint adverts!
Sadly I must confess that I am one of those unlucky types who risk leaving the house looking like Don King, if I dare to try to fit in even a quick splash in the bath or shower between hair washes.
Now, there is nothing at all wrong with a lovely fresh wavy, curly, bouncy do, if thats what suits you. If you are one of those lucky girls who don't need to set foot within 500 meters of a super hot straightening iron then you are truly blessed! A naturally curly girl is a lucky one to my mind!
But for those of us that need a helping hand and don't want to look like granny in the shower, or risk the frizz, I think that the Soap & Glory Waterproof Satin Wrapped Shower Cap has the answer.
Having been lucky enough to get one of these as part of a really lush gift set. I must say it also looks very fetching in its Soap & Glory signature soft pink and cream pack, when bought on its own too.
Half the battle of persuading you that wearing a shower cap is a great idea, has been won already when you see how cute and sassy the shower cap appears on the shelf in store. The shower cap can be found in either Boots which stock most of the Soap & Glory range, or Harvey Nics and is priced at £6 or so as a stand alone item.
The shower cap is as lovely as any shower cap ever can be, when you first set eyes on it outside the box. Its a soft girly pink, with a black bow, frilled effect edge and plenty of stretchy elastic around it, making it suitable to fit a range of sizes. One size fits all!
The shower cap has a satin look outer covering and an inner pvc liner which seems of decent quality. It is water proof when worn correctly and comfortable to wear. Its much less bulky and hard to negotiate when in the shower or bath than the traditional rolled up towel on head turban effect that I used to use.
The shower cap is nice and simple to keep clean and has kept its pretty look even with repeated use. You just need to rinse the shower cap after use both inside and out and once dry, it will be ready and waiting for you when you next need it.
So girls, there is really no need at all to fret about shower time frizz any more, just bag yourselves a Soap & Glory Waterproof Satin Wrapped Shower Cap. Its the glam way to protect that sleek look you've just spent ages creating.
Spend less time with your straighteners and more time with Soap & Glory!
Giving this 5 stars for both looks and ease of use.
I am a big lover of Soap and Glory products, and in one of the sets I was bought for my birthday there was a Soap and Glory Waterproof Satin Wrapped Shower Cap. You can now buy this seperatley in all Boots stores and on www.boots.com for £4.50.
The Soap and Glory Waterproof Satin Wrapped Shower Cap is a nice pink color, with a black edging, a black bow and mine says Soap and Glory on it, although the new one has something else written on it, I am not too sure what it says. The cap has a ruffled edging to it, and an elasticated band so it will fit nicely to your head.
I use mine when I want to have a nice soak in a conditioner, as the cap can keep all my hair in, whilst I soak in the bath and all the conditioner sets in nicely to keep my hair soft. The heat that is kept in by the cap helps to soak the conditioner in to the hair more. It folds up nicely too, so you can store it away tidly when not in use.
I personally can not find anything wrong with this shower cap, and even though it is a bit more expensive then normal shower caps, this seems to be quite long lasting and has never let the water into my hair when I didn't want it to. It looks nice, and works just like it is meant to, so what more could you ask for?
I recommend this Soap and Glory Waterproof Satin Wrapped Shower Cap to everyone, 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Being a slave to the straighteners, styling products and showers, I've realised that keeping up the premise of everyday being a 'good hair day' is a tough one. However, one thing which really has helped is my gorgeously pretty Soap and Glory shower cap!
~*~* So what is it? *~*~
For those unfamiliar to the oh-so-sexy shower cap, this is a nifty product designed to help protect your hair from the sprays and steam while in the shower or bath. Usually made of waterproof plastic with an elasticated edge (helping to keep the hat on your head), shower caps come in a range of designs, shapes and sizes.
Being a fan of hair products and treatments designed to keep my locks as glossy and healthy as possible, I've also found that a shower cap can be invaluable when coating my hair in conditioner - I tend to cover my hair in conditioner or intensive treatment, stick a shower cap on my head for 5 - 20minutes (depending on how busy I am or how straw-like my hair looks!), meaning that I can do something constructive without any nasty conditioner running into my eyes, ready to be rinsed off - fantastic!
~*~* The Soap & Glory Shower Cap story *~*~
I bought my S&G shower cap in Boots (where it was sold at the RRP of £6.00), being part of a wide range of S&G products. Both Boots and Harvey Nicholls are the leading retailers of S&G goods, with larger Boots stores stocking a massive range of their body care products and gift sets.
The shower cap is sold in a pretty, trademark frosty pink box with funky black, white and mint-green lettering and designs. The S&G products have a really kitsch, glamorous feel and this is certainly shown in the attention to detail in the packaging, from the deliciously curvy font to the cool black and white photo on the front of the box. The box has a large 'open', clear pane window through which you can see the shower cap enclosed in the box.
The shower is a similar pale apricot-pink colour (very girly) with a ruched detail running around the edge (giving a very cute flared, skirt edge to the cap which feels very retro). This edge is also elasticated, meaning the cap sits securely on your head with no slipping or sliding or (most importantly) no water or steam being able to penetrate your hair.
The cap also has, aside from the gorgeous pink colour, a swirling S&G tagline of 'One for Cover' printed on the front of the cap, beneath which sits a pretty black bow. The cap has a smooth, strong plastic feel and is waterproof. The cap has a satin-lined polyester outer cover and a smooth pvc inner, giving a comfortable and easy-to-clean feel.
~*~* The shower test *~*~
I decided to take my shower cap on its test run - I found that the hat does fit neatly and securely on the head, keeping all hair secure and with no areas of hair uncovered. The hat comes in one size, however due to the elasticated edge there is a fair amount of stretch to the cap which is great for people with thick hair (or large heads...). Also, I noticed that the elastic was not too tight (some shower caps I've used have become physically painful when pressing tightly on my ears or forehead!) but this felt quite comfortable and light.
The cap kept in place all through my shower and did not slip or move. Most importantly, the cap did not let in any water or steam to my hair, which meant no frizziness or sogginess post-shower.
The shower cap needs to be looked after for a long life (and a clean environment for your hair to sit in while you shower) - the cap should be rinsed both inside and out after use, being left to drip dry naturally to ensure it is kept clean.
Overall, the look of the hat and the feel when you wear it is of uber-glam girliness - it's incredibly cute and it feels a real treat to wear it. And, if we're honest, when you're wearing a shower cap, you need every little bit of cuteness you can get! It feels lovely on and does exactly what you need, however it is more expensive then comparable (and equally good - though not as pretty) shower caps which can be bought from Boots (from 99p - £3.50 for own-brand versions). However, if you do like S&G products, want to give this as a cheeky gift to a girl friend or just fancy a pretty treat, this is an adorable and chic choice for what can be a pretty run-of-the-mill product.