Product Type: Schwarzkopf hair care products
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Liquid silk, or is that my hair?
Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo
Member Name: ryeb
Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo
Advantages: Smells lovely, makes hair soft
Disadvantages: Did not make my hair shiny, takes me extra time to rinse out
I have recently been trying a shampoo and conditioner for a product testing company, which I normally enjoy but on this occasion my hair has been left in a poor state. The conditioner in particular didn't work at all, and my hair looked very dull and lifeless as a result. Because of doing the trial, I wasn't able to use the other deep conditioning treatments that I usually apply weekly either. I decided to shop around for something to restore my hair back to something approaching it's normal state. In the end I settled for Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo, because it cost just £1 in Poundland.
WHAT THE SHAMPOO PROMISES TO DO.
I have combination hair, with dry ends that are prone to damage, and a scalp that goes greasy at the drop of a hat. It was also dull looking when I started using the product, as I mentioned above. The Gliss shampoo is designed for brittle and dull hair. Schwarzkopf say that their formula will target and repair damaged areas of the hair, both on the surface and below it. They promise that it will leave your hair as smooth as silk, as well as supple, and shiny. There is a matching conditioner, and I am sure that the brand will say that the best results come from using the two products together, but I could not purchase the conditioner at the time.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND APPLICATION
The shampoo comes in a distinctive shaped bottle that looks a bit retro. It has angular contoured top and square lid that reminds me of art-deco inspired designs. It is pale pinky peach in colour. The shampoo itself is a pearlescent pink which looks quite pretty and unusual. It reminds me of a thicker liquid hand soap, but the important thing is that it feeels very nice on my hands when I apply it to my hair. There's a certain creaminess which feels luxorious, although I did not feel that it lathers up as much as other shampoos. I could massage it easily through my hair despite finding the liquid a little thicker than normal. The scent reminds me of a classic baby shampoo such as Johnsons, but with a touch more perfume. It is a fresh and pleasant scent and I was delighted to be able to detect gentle wafts of it throughout the day and into the next. The scent made massaging it into my hair enjoyable, but I have found rinsing it off again hard work. It makes my hair feel rough and tangly, which is quite surprising given it's liquid silk name! At first I thought that I had used too much, having been mislead by the fact it doesn't lather a huge amount. So I tried using half as much in one go, and I found that I still needed to rinse for longer than normal, and at the same time my hair did not feel clean having used the smaller amount. So I have settled on just taking more time to wash the shampoo out.
Once, I had sorted the rinsing, I found my hair easy to brush even on the odd occasion that I failed to use a conditioner at the same wash. My hair looked immediately smoother and felt clearly softer too. In fact, it definitely had more "bounce" and a healthier look overall. I was also very happy with how clean it felt. The shampoo dealt well with my greasy roots, in the short term but I still felt the need to wash my hair almost every day because it does get oily quickly whatever shampoo I use. The dry ends of my hair also looked better after a few washes - smoother and more tamed. What my hair didn't look though, was any shinier. I am happy to wait for a shampoo to take a while to build to a noticeable effect if necessary, but none was visible by the time I had finished the 250ml bottle. I think that is long enough to wait. I also could not see any evidence of my hair being any stronger or "repaired". Perhaps there would be if I looked at a shaft under the microscope but I need results I can see!
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?
As a standard shampoo I am happy with this product. It cleans my hair, smells lovely, feels pleasant to use, and leaves my hair feeling nice and soft. I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a shampoo to create a high shine finish as it did not work at all well in this regard for me. I was happy to finish the bottle, and I would also buy it again for everyday use, but for a hair repair miracle worker, it won't be my first choice. Should you wish to try it for yourself, the pound shops seem to be the most relaible stockists although I have seen it in some larger branches of Superdrug for around £1.99 a bottle.
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Summary: An ok everyday shampoo but it didn't add any special shine to my hair.