Product Type: Schwarzkopf hair care products
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Sheer bliss from Gliss?
Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk Conditioner
Member Name: dawnmarywhite
Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk Conditioner
Advantages: Smells nice, decent conditioner
Disadvantages: DIdn't increase gloss or smoothness, or give "breathtaking shine"!
~~~~~~ Gliss Liquid Silk ~~~~~~
When it comes to shampoos and conditioners, I am not totally loyal to any brand, and I actually really like to try new things. When picking up shampoo etc at the supermarket, I generally buy the fruity Alberto Balsam, but I often pick some up in Poundland which is where I got the Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk hair repair conditioner.
~~~~~~ First impressions ~~~~~~
The packaging of this is really nice I think. The 200ml bottle is pale pink plastic, and the label is metallic, showing pinks, purples, yellows and even greens. I think this ties in really well with the 'liquid silk' name, as it does look glossy. This conditioner is aimed at brittle, dull hair which to be honest, mine is not. It is dry and very prone to damage though so I do like to use supposed intensive moisturising/repairing conditioners where possible. And liquid silk sounds fab, right?
So what does this conditioner promise to do? Well, it says it will give you "perfect combability" and leave your hair feeling silky and supple with a "breathtaking shine". It claims to target damaged areas on the hair surface and, using the "elements of liquid silk" and added gloss enhancer, repair them.
The conditioner itself is white and creamy and smells really pleasant and clean, though I can't put my finger on what is within the fragrance. It is sweet but not sickly, clean and fresh without being clinical or chemical. It is dispensed by simply squeezing the bottle; the opening is small which makes controlling how much you use simple. It is a very nice, good to use consistency, staying put on my hands well instead of running off over the sides and even when I spread it through my hair it goes where I want it. I love this, there's nothing more annoying than a runny conditioner that you struggle to get on your hair!
~~~~~~ Using & results ~~~~~~
The first thing I notice when I open the bottle is the lovely smell. Followed by the fact it spreads through my hair nicely and I didn't need to use more than usual (I do have a lot of hair so usually need a lot of any conditioner). The scent did stick around on my hair for the whole day, and I could still smell it the next day but it is worth noting that I generally do not use any products on my hair unless I am going out and will be styling it. Most hair-washing days I just let it dry and that's that.
It rinses out my hair easily, and once it was all gone my hair did not feel too squeaky - rather it felt smooth and moisturised. I was able to comb it pretty effortlessly too, though I get this effect with all but the cheapest of the cheap conditioners I have used.
So when my hair had dried, was it smoother, more supple, did it have that breathtaking shine? Well no, not really. It didn't look any shinier or feel smoother or more supple than when using any other conditioner. I did not notice any real difference after using the whole bottle either. Don't get me wrong, this is a really nice conditioner but it has not made a marked difference to my own barnet. Perhaps it would work better on dull and brittle hair, but I figured my hair gave it less work and I was mainly looking for improved gloss and shine which I did not get.
I only apply conditioner from about ear-level down, so any conditioner is not likely to add greasiness to my hair and this one was no exception. I do not wash my hair daily and this did not make me feel the need to change this routine. I only brush my hair out before washing (it's curly naturally) and I must say that even on the third day after using this, when I brushed my hair before washing it it was still quite tangle free but I did not notice any reduction in breakage and my brush still had the usual amount of hairs caught in it.
~~~~~ Recommend? ~~~~~~
I would recommend this purely as it's a nice regular conditioner. I did not see all of the promised benefits but it did leave my hair looking, smelling and feeling nice, though not particularly better than any other conditioner that doesn't claim to give me breathtaking shine and supple gloss! So for that reason, I am awarding a middle of the road 3 stars. I would not buy this for any more than £1 as I can get equally good conditioners for this price, or less when there's an offer on (which I do usually take advantage of!)
Summary: Not quite bliss, but nice enough!