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I actually came across this in Poundland and thought it was a bargain for a decent size bottle from a good brand. I often look for shampoos that claim to either moisturise damaged hair or protect coloured hair, even though I've never found one that's really worked for the latter. I expected that this would be decent enough but I was pleasantly surprised to find it's quite good at giving a shine to colour and being lovely to use.
Schwarzkopf is a popular brand with years of experience in hair care and an ever expanding range of products. I've used their products before and wouldn't think twice really about giving something from their range a try. Like I said, I'm quite dubious about claims on beauty products and hadn't found anything from the vast array of shampoos and conditioners I've tried that actually prevented colour fade or improved colour vibrancy. Therefore, I didn't take everything to heart that's on the bottle, but from the initial glance at the design and description is looks quite scientific, good quality and at the edge of technology where hair is concerned.
This shampoo comes in a 250ml clear red bottle with a funky sleek design and silver/red flip up lid. On the front is a sticker telling us this contains 'liquid hair-repair technology with liquid keratin'. Further down, this is described as giving 'long-lasting colour protection and shine', designed for 'coloured, highlighted hair'. I often dye my hair, perhaps every 3-4 months, and when I bought this shampoo I'd recently dyed it a medium red. This shampoo is for those with either coloured or highlighted hair and doesn't specify a colour/tone (ie some suggest use on light coloured or dark coloured hair).
How does it work? The formula is designed to repair damaged areas on the surface and within the hair, which is achieved by a combination of liquid keratin, crystals and a UV filter. The end result is supposed to be 'vibrant colours and crystal shine'. That's a fairly big claim with science and fancy names like keratin behind it, which often fail in practice and leave me disappointed. So how did this one measure up?
Using this is really easy thanks to the sleek design of the sturdy bottle and flip up lid, making the shampoo easy to get out and to get just the amount you want without any mess. The first thing I noticed was the lovely scent, which is quite sweet and feminine and had that little touch of luxury about it, making me feel like I was taking some time out to pamper myself (even if it was just during a quick shower before work!). Use as any regular shampoo; massage well through wet hair and then rinse thoroughly.
I found the shampoo was very versatile and smooth to massage in to hair and to rinse out without leaving residue. It lathered quite well and the scent made it lovely to use. After towel drying my hair I noticed in the mirror that my hair had a bit of a sparkle to it, as if the shampoo had picked out some of the pigments of dye and made them shine. A good sign. After drying my hair it felt manageable and not too dry, not greasy either, and it did indeed seem to have a shine to it. When I say shine, I mean more a shine in terms of the colour pigments shining, bringing out the dye just a little to make it more noticeable. I was surprised that it did anything at all, so I was really pleased that my hair looked more vibrant.
I wouldn't say that this is a deeply nourishing shampoo but then it doesn't claim to boost moisturise tenfold either. It claims to give some colour shine and protection, and I would agree that it does the former. Does it protect colour? With regular use I would say it probably helps prevent fade a little, especially compared to other similar products, or indeed no colour-protect product at all. Don't expect miracles on this one though. I have found that blasting my hair quickly at the end of my shower with cold water seems to help for some reason, which may be a little tip to try in addition to the shampoo.
Overall, this is a wonderful conditioner to use with a lovely scent and it does do as it claims by adding some colour shine. I'm yet to find a miracle shampoo that keeps colour locked in for longer or make my hair thick and full of life, or make it super shiny without being greasy. However, I've tried many colour care shampoos and this has been the best so far and the cheapest - why spend £5 on a shampoo that just doesn't do anything? At £1 it was a bargain and I will definitely be buying another.
250ml - Can be bought for £1 in Poundland / £1.57 Chemist Direct
I'd been happily using a Boots Botanics shampoo [and it's matching conditioner] formulated for red hair since the new year, but recently I became bored and was in possession of a tub of purple hair dye [review on the dye coming shortly]...
Before I coloured my hair I had the sense to nip to a local branch of Poundland to buy any old bottle of colour care shampoo to tide me over, since the shampoo and conditioner I already had contains henna and I have no idea how that would react with purple.
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Unlike the photo above my bottle of Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Colour Protect Shampoo is red - I'm not sure if it's a new design or I've bought mine from old stock.
The bottle announces that the formula contains liquid crystals, so that was me sold.
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The white pearlescent liquid is quite watery, but foams into a rich lather quickly. The shampoo has a floral scent that isn't something that I find pleasant, but it isn't very strong and doesn't linger after my hair has been rinsed, so it's not a problem for me.
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I wasn't too thrilled about the cleaning abilities at first; My hair is left very glossy after being washed and at first I mistook it for product build-up and grease. But after a month of use I've decided that despite the glossy appearance my hair is still clean for around two days after being washed.
Whilst that's not bad considering my long, thick hair it's not great, as with some shampoos my hair can go three days between washes. I suppose that being made to protect hair colourants naturally means that the shampoo will be more gentle then others, but I prefer my hair to feel fresher and tingly clean.
I'm using a semi-permanent colour and now have considerable root growth, but the colour is still pretty vibrant - it has faded [top part more then mid-lengths], but it should have more or less be fully washed out by now. Can't argue with results like that, but I'm not sure about having purple hair full-time...
As I bought the shampoo on it's own (nowhere near me sell the matching conditioner) I tried washing my hair without a conditioner; whilst my hair was clean and shiny, it was also knotty, slightly frizzy and rough to the touch. I also noticed that there was a increase in strands of broken hair in my combs and brushes, compared to my previous shampoo brand. I did buy a conditioner in the end (Schwarzkopf Supersoft colour protect) and that did help with the frizz and made my hair easier to detangle, but again not as much as my previous shampoo and conditioner. My hair also still feels rougher then usual too, so I think that you need to use the matching conditioner for moistrizing the hair after cleansing it.
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There are some really good points to Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Colour Protect Shampoo; not only does it give my hair a glossy finish, but it has helped my colour to stand up against almost daily washes and has appeared to have had some prolonging effects on it too.
However, being a shampoo formulated for use on coloured hair means that it doesn't have strong enough cleansing effect for me and it also isn't moisturizing enough. I think that both of these issues are due to my thick hair however, so if you have fine/normal hair then I would recommend giving Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Colour Protect Shampoo a try.
I'll continue to use my bottle as the high gloss look has really started to grow on me, but I think that I'll return to the L'Oreal Nutri-gloss range next, as that gives a similar gloss, but is better for cleansing and moisturizing.
If I ever do find the matching conditioner then I'd probably would buy this again; as I'd be interested in seeing if a matching conditioner makes up for the shampoo's harsh feeling effect by adding softness to my hair and reducing the frizz.
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I bought my bottle in poundland and I've seen it in several other Poundland type shops too. I had a quick look in Boots and Superdrug as I searched for a matching conditioner, but neither shop stocked the Gliss range.
This never used to be my shampoo of choice and I stumbled upon it by accident when I ran out of shampoo and hastily brought one of these to see if it was any good. I use in conjunction with the Gliss hair repair conditioner and I have never gone back to my other brand since!
One of several products from Schwarzfopf Gliss Hair repair range which also includes shampoo, conditioner, gloss tonic and intensive treatments. This shampoo comes in a light pink bottle, 250ml for around £3.99. The formula provides gloss enhancers for dry, briitle hair leaving hair soft and manageable with a healthy shine. The shampoo contains keratin found naturally in hair and claims to leave hair nourished and in great condition.
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I have been straightening my hair for years and so always try to use a shampoo that provides nourishment and protection for my hair. The formula is quite concentrated and from the minute I rubbed into my wet hair it felt soft. I found it easy to rinse out and my hair was much easier to comb through. After drying and styling my hair did not feel weighted down and it stayed very soft through out the day. The ends of my hair (which are prone to drying out because I use straighteners) looked and felt in better condition. I am not sure that it left my hair glossy but it does have a shine to it.
I wash my hair on a daily basis and I use this shampoo with the Gliss Hair repair conditioner and have noticed that my hair is in a much better condition. I do also use an intemsive conditioner on my hair for extra protection as well.
The shampoo did leave my hair feeling really soft all day with a light clean smell. I purchase my shampoo and conditioner in my local high street discount shop who always have high stocks that only cost £1.00 per bottle.
The full Schwarzkopf range is not readily available in my local boots, superdrug or Tesco who seem to usually only stock the hair dyes and tints. It maybe better to order on line which in most cases you will have to pay a postage cost.
I would reccommend this shampoo and the conditioner from tje Gliss range as I felt that it did, in most part live up to its claims.
Now normally I do not stray from my beloved Herbal Essences range however since they have released there new formula I have found it aggravates not only my eczema but my scalp as well clearly something does not agree with me. I have persevered with it now for months but then one day I was drawn to this bottle of Schwarzkopf Gliss hair repair and I haven't looked back.
The thing that drew me to the bottle was the pearly pink container for it. On closer inspection I read the sticker: 'New with cell repair repairs indide the hair cell, up to 130% more shine' well my hair has not been cut for a while and my hair is in need of some tlc so I thought it was worth ago. It was only 99p in Home bargains so I snapped it up along with the conditioner which I shall review later. On the back there is a drawing of damaged hair as before and the smooth hair after. The back says the shampoo will smooth my 'hair's surface - for intense shine'. It also tells me it works by the 'Cell Repair System' containing proteins which are identical to my hair, it also works at repairing my hair deep inside. Quite impressive I just want something which will not irritate my hands and scalp and will make my hair easy to brush after washing anything else is a bonus.
To use I squirted a 50p piece amount onto my hands the liquid was white and to me smelt a little like coconut I rubbed it into my hair and found my hands did not itch or feel irritated anyway so that was a good start. I then washed the shampoo out and my hair already felt smooth.
I then went on to use the conditioner to match which I shall now review.
So far so good though 5 stars.
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A decent shampoo can be hard to come by. It is not only that but you need to find the right shampoo for your type of hair, and seeing as everyones hair is different, it can be difficult to get recommendations from friends and family.
However i tried this shampoo because it was on offer at the supermarket, i would never have tried it otherwise. But i am so pleased that i did. It makes your hair really shiny and without making it greasy. I am really funny about what shampoos i can use because they normally make it go really greasy. This didn't though and i am pleased that i picked it up.
I have my hair highlighted blonde and it has kept the colour in more than others that i have used in the past. The only complaint that i have is that the smell is not great whilst washing your hair, but afterwards it smells really nice!
Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Shampoo.
Following on from my recent review on the Schwarzkopf Gliss Colour Protect Conditioner I thought I would write and tell you about the shampoo that I use before that conditioner.
This shampoo comes in a very ordinary looking plastic bottle of an opalescent pink colouring with a darker pink flip top lid. It has Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair written across the top of the bottle in bold lettering making it easily recognisable. The reverse of the bottle gives us the ingredients and usage instructions.
It also tells us on the front of the label that this shampoo has 'Cell Repair' and repairs the inside of the hair cell giving the hair up to 130% more shine.
When I flipped open the lid and put a little onto my fingers I noticed how creamy and luxurious the shampoo felt. It has a very pretty pale pink pearlescent look and is of just the right consistency, being neither too thick or too thin. However in my conditioner review I reported how lovely the smell was, having a lovely sweet, slightly coconutty fragrance, and I was expecting the same from the shampoo. However the shampoo is very much more subtle when it comes to the fragrance. When you first sniff it, there is a very sweet floral fragrance, but this seems to very quickly disappear when the shampoo is applied to the hair and under running water. The fragrance is very nice but it has no staying power and is therefore a little disappointing.
To use this shampoo is just the same as any other, simply wet the hair and apply a small amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand, about the size of a 50 pence piece is about right for my shoulder length hair, and then gently massage into the hair and scalp...... It is said that because the Gliss Cell Repair System contains proteins identical to those in our hair, it is able to repair the hair from deep inside...... then rinse the shampoo out and follow with the Liquid Silk Gloss conditioner for the best results.
The results of this shampoo are just amazing. Even though I was a little disappointed with the fragrance I have no complaints whatsoever with the shampoo itself. Even when the hair is wet and you have rinsed out the shampoo you can feel the lightness of weight, it feels like you have had 3" chopped off, it feels so light. When dried the hair is light and bouncy and looks soft and silky smooth. It is easy to comb through, wet or dry, leaving it smooth and tangle free, and makes styling so much easier. For the most dramatic results I would recommend using both the shampoo and the conditioner in conjunction with each other (please forgive the sales pitch) but they do actually work better if used together. This shampoo comes highly recommended by me and I don't think you would be disappointed if you were to give it a try.
I found this and the conditioner together at Poundland for a pound each, surprise surprise, but they are also available in Boots, Superdrug and most good supermarkets for about £2.00 for the 250ml size bottles.
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I needed a shampoo to take on holiday and visited my local Poundland store to see what they had on offer. I am not always that brand loyal when it comes to Shampoos & Conditioners. My only requirement was that it was a colour protect shampoo that would look after my hair colour while in the sun.
I immediately spotted the Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Colour Shampoo Shine & Protect and at the bargain price of £1 I snapped up both the shampoo and conditioner from the range, particularly as I had recently seen it in a local supermarket at more than double that price!
The shampoo smells fab and is not too overpowering, which is good. It is a café au lait coloured gel, but my only real gripe with it is that it is too runny and when you go to squirt it out you often get more than you bargained for. Fortunately this doesn't affect the application or lather, which is good with not too much lather but not too little either. After rinsing the shampoo my hair feels soft and shiny with no tugs or tangles and preps it nicely for the conditioner. Although I have to admit on a couple of occasions I ended up using only the shampoo and my hair was still soft and bouncy.
The shampoo has the Gliss formula of liquid crystals and UV complex which protects coloured hair making it vibrant with a longer lasting colour shine. It is a mild shampoo that is great for daily use. I have to admit that my colour was well maintained and my hair was shiny and healthy throughout my holiday even although I was in the sun most days and was in and out of swimming pools and the sea. My hair was easy to manage and soft and my colour didn't fade - so for me job well done!
I used the shampoo in conjunction with the conditioner both came in the 250ml bottles and at £1 a pop from poundland they are a complete and utter bargain and I will be stocking up on them on my return.