Product Type: Clynol hair care products
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Clynol "Brilliant Shine" Shampoo
Member Name: helenc72
Advantages: Lathers well, cleans effectively, easy to rinse out, okay neutral smell
Disadvantages: Expensive, hard to find, no better than any other popular shampoos really
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.
Summary: Okay but not worth specially tracking down