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Clynol is a German hair care brand which markets itself as "salon exclusive", meaning it is supposed to be purchased from hair salons which are affiliated with the Clynol brand. Due to this, it can be quite hard to get your hands on Clynol products if your hairdresser doesn't stock it, and you won't find it in Boots or Superdrug. However, you can get some of the products on Amazon. There are currently 50 different products which come up when you search "Clynol shampoo" or sometimes they are available from websites such as Cheapsmells.com.
The shampoo which I am reviewing is called Brilliant Shine and I could not find it on Amazon but I got it from my hair dresser a while ago.
It comes in a tall thin bottle which is a pearlescent cream colour. It does not have a separate lid but there is a built in cap, a bit like a sports cap on a drink, which is pushed up when you turn it, allowing the shampoo to come out. It is easy to use and functional. There is not much in the way of design on it, and it simply says Clynol Salon Exclusive Brilliant Shine Shampoo and has a red line with a dot under it - bit of a weird design and it doesn't look expensive so you wouldn't really know it is a pricier shampoo. On the back we are told that caring silk extract gently cleanses the hair whilst helping to boost lustre and natural colour vibrance. The shampoo is supposed to make hair shinier, as you can tell form the name, and leave it healthy and manageable.
The shampoo itself is also a pearly white colour and quite creamy with a bit of shine to it. It is fairly thick in texture and not too runny. The smell is quite neutral, I would say it is slightly synthetic and just a general salon sort of smell, lightly floral but not smelling of anything in particular, not fruity or anything and not too envigorating but pleasant enough. You rub it into you hair as with any shampoo, and it does create a very good amount of lather. I feel that it cleans my hair thoroughly and it is easy to rinse out. It doesn't dry my hair out and it is left feeling in good condition, but I do still always use a conditioner afterwards as my hair would look quite frizzy and horrible if I didn't.
When my hair is dried it looks quite nice after using this conditioner but I cannot really claim that it increases shine an awful lot. I think the effects are pretty much the same as most shampoos I use, and not really any better.
Therefore I would say it is not worth seeking out this hard to find shampoo and paying extra for it - most well known shampoos will do the job just the same. I think I paid about 6 pounds for this bottle, which contains only 250 ml which is not a huge amount. However, if you do happen to find it it's a perfectly decent shampoo so don't be put off by not knowing the brand.
My hairdresser is a Clynol rep and therefore swears by all the Clynol products. As for me, I take some convincing. I think the major problem for me tends to be the price of the products. Shampoo is around £6 per bottle and conditioner £7! Considering I used to buy a family size bottle from Tesco for about 79p I do find this a bit expensive to say the least. I say that I used to buy the supermarket brand as my hairdresser has persuaded me to give these products a try. I got sick and tired of her commenting how ?tired? my hair looked and how dry it was getting so I turned to the miracle cure ?????. I have tried a number of different Clynol Shampoos and have to admit that although they are pricey they have made a significant difference to the condition of my hair. Clynol produce a range of shampoos depending on your hair type. I have tried a couple of them and tend to switch as the needs of my hair changes. As Clynol products are only available from hairdressing salons or reps, they should be able to point you in the right direction with choosing one to suit your hair type. The shampoos comes in 250ml bottles in a pearl white bottle. They are labelled with numbers depending on their potency but I leave all the numerical work to the hairdresser. The first one I tried was the repair shampoo. This shampoo is rich with Aloe Vera Extract and claims to be the ultimate caring shampoo for damaged, porous and permed hair structures. It penetrates into the hair in order to even out porosity and restore the strength, vitality and shine. Prior to using this product I could see that my hair was damaged in areas and I have to say that within a few weeks of use it had actually visibly improved. The shampoo that I use as the moment is the enrich shampoo. This is made with Algae -------ugh!!!! Isn?t that the stuff that is in my garden pond??? Anyway it is apparently protein rich. This shampoo is specially formulated for colou
r treated hair. It claims to protect the colour whilst conditioning the hair. It helps to regulate the hair?s moisture balance which helps the hair to feel and look shiny. The shampoo has a pleasant smell although it does not tend to linger in your hair for long after it is dried. Once of the things that I really noticed when first using this shampoo is how little you actually need to apply. A 5p piece size is adequate whereas with cheaper brands I was using a bucket load! Anyway it lathers up really well and can take a while to wash out if you over apply. I really do like the shampoos and feel that although £6 a bottle may be a little costly it is worth it. The shampoos seem to condition your hair without leaving it feeling heavy like some shampoos do. One bottle lasts at least 8 weeks and I wash my hair every other day and I suspect my husband is using it secretly too! Thanks for reading.
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