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I am a new convert to all of the Gliss shampoos and their Hair Repair variety is second to none in terms of its ability to fix my dry and split ends, which are the absolute bane of my life.
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Anti split ends?
Well two whole bottles down and I didn't notice a difference. I usually have really good results with Gliss hair care products but this one didn't do much for me at all.
The product of course washed my hair well and left my hair shiny like all the other Gliss products do, but I was quite dissapointed with this one. I had my hair cut back in may and I hoped that this would keep away the split ends. I bought two lots of each shampoo and conditioner to try out and hopefully it would keep my hair from needing a cut for at least another 6 months.
The first application was lovely and soft and had the usual Gliss smell with it and some added shea oil made smell even better. It claims to use shea oils and arganoil (arganoil is from kernels from an argan tree which is supposed nutritive for cosmetic purposes). The mixture of those two oils make the product a great shampoo for giving your hair it's shine and softness. I found that it made my hair too soft and shiny to the point where it was static when I brushed it and it had a little too much volume.
I carried on using the product for 2 months and wanted to see in the anti split end claims would come through for me. Well it didn't. My split ends were showing just 2 months after my hair cut. I usually leave my hair around 12 months before cutting it and I was shocked to see split ends as using another Gliss shampoo makes sure my hair never gets brittle and never has opportunity to get split.
Once I had used all of it up, I went back to superdrug and purchased the usual Gliss shampoo I use and it managed to fix my hair problems and go back to how it was. I was very dissapointed that I put my faith in this shampoo and conditioner and it left me down. I was having to wash my hair more regularly due to it making my hair so soft it was getting greasy too quickly.
For me, it didn't work and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with the same hair type as me.
I have curly, thick and long brown hair which obviously needed a different type of oil in the shampoo to do what I need.
The other problem I found with this shampoo is that the smell doesn't last as long as other from the brand do. It lasted when I dried it and after an hour or two it was gone completely. I asked my friend to smell my hair to see if it was there and she said she couldn't smell it either so it wasn't just me getting used to the smell.
I won't be purchasing this again but I thoroughly recommend the Gliss range and just working out which is best for you. You can often pick this range up in pound shops and discount stores which is were I get most of mine from for £1 each bottle.
I give it 2/5 stars for the fact it still washed and cleaned my hair so it wasn't a total lost cause.
Thanks for reading my review
WHAT IS IT?
A shampoo from Schwarzkopf for helping to deal with split ends and other problems you encounter when you have longer tha average hair.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
It's a very effective shampoo for the price I have been paying recently as it has been on special price promotion for £1.49 in a small local chemist.
It is a thick shampoo that doesn't lather very well but does feel very cleansing even if you only use a small amount each time. My hair is long but I still only need to use a 50p piece size amount of shampoo for every wash and have never needed to repeat the wash cycle as it suggests on the bottle.
It rinses out easily without leaving any residue on my hair or scalp, I thought with the thick texture of the shampoo that I would need to rinse for a long time but that isn't true and it takes less rinsing than my usual expensive Tigi shampoo.
It's not very moisturising and my hair is left very knotted after washing unless I use a good conditioner after washing, I don't like to condition my hair after every wash so that prevents me using the Schwarzkopf shampoo as often as I would like to. The split ends are still there because nothing can repair this but the shampoo does smooth the appearance of them and makes it easier to put my hair in a up style without too many splits to spoil the sleek look.
The smell is nice but is only creamy without much of a fragrance of its own and that suits me because I don't like strong shampoo smells that interfere with other fragrances I'm wearing.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
On a slightly recent trip to the pound shop I picked up a bottle of gliss shampoo as I needed some at the time and decided to give this a go since I hadn't tried this kind before. I have tried other gliss products in the past and my feelings have been somewhat different depending on the item so I thought I would give this a try for a quid and worst case scenario id review it and never buy it again.
The shampoo is titled gliss hair repair oil nutritive and it comes in a clear 250ml bottle that has a red pull top lid that can be rather tricky. The product is formulated for split end repair on longer hair however I never understand products that indicate that they are only for long hair. No matter what the hair length the product should work the same. The shampoo can be seen through the bottle and this is yellow in colour and appears to have a thick consistency.
The bottle promises that this product has 7 nourishing repairing oils that help repair and mend spilt ends from the inside of the hair shaft. The shampoo will also restructure the hair length and reduce split end damage by up to 85% by providing a radiant shine. The product also indicates that it is suitable for everyday use.
This shampoo is indeed thick in consistency however it lathers up extremely well so only a little bit is needed to coat the full head and make a big lather. The scent of the shampoo is rather pleasant and although it isn't strong scented there is definitely hidden fruity notes especially of the peachy variety.
I have nearly used this bottle of shampoo up now and I must admit it has lasted me a long time considering I do wash my hair daily, normal shampoos tend to run out rather quickly. Although this shampoo is of a thick consistency I definitely agree that it is suitable for everyday use as it has never left any residue on the hair and it is light enough to not make it look greasy.
Overall I like this shampoo and I can't complain for a quid it has never caused me any problems and I am happy to say that the ends of my hair do appear less broken and more smoothed and shiny.
If you have read any of my other reviews you will by now have realised that I chop and change my choice of shampoo regularly depending which brand is on promotion at the time. Last week whilst shopping, my value for money radar homed in on a bottle of Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair shampoo priced at just 99p in my local Home Bargains store.
The 250ml recyclable bottle is manufactured from an amber tinted transparent plastic, the rather stylish shape of which resembles a faceted cuboid. The gold and yellow coloured flip up top looks and feels quite angular and chunky but it is easy to open and close, even with wet hands in the shower. The front of the bottle bears the brand name in large bold black lettering with a white label on the reverse detailing the usage directions and ingredients.
Using the shampoo
The shampoo itself has the colour and viscosity of honey, which looks good in the amber coloured bottle. Upon opening the flip top cap you are greeted by a fresh citrus like fruity aroma which is really refreshing and pleasant. The nearest thing I can describe it to is mandarin oranges mixed with fizzy sherbet. I was attracted to this shampoo because it contains Argan and Shea oil, which is supposed to restructure the hair from inside the hair cell and reduce split-ends by up to 85%. But does it work? I have been using this shampoo daily now for over a week and I have personally found that it struggled to form a good lather, it rinsed out easily and left my hair smelling great. When used on its own, I can't say that it gives an amazing root to tip shine, as claimed by the manufacturer, but when used in conjunction with Gliss Oil Nutritive conditioner (this was also bought for 99p in Home Bargains), I found my hair felt clean and tangle free. I would question whether it does actually reduce split ends by up to 85%, but it may be possible that you need to use this shampoo long term to achieve this benefit.
At 99p for a 250ml bottle of great smelling, decent quality shampoo, I can't complain. In my opinion, any hair repair properties this product possesses are difficult to evaluate particularly in the short term. I will continue to use this shampoo in tandem with the Gliss conditioner and will update this review if I notice any ground breaking difference in its performance - but don't hold your breath. I would say that overall it represents good value for money as it leaves hair feeling clean and smelling great.
Last time I was in Boots looking for a new shampoo, I noticed the Gliss range was on special offer - all products 99p. As far as I remember this is not a brand I have used before, and I love trying new products, so decided to give it a try. There are lots of different Gliss Shampoos and conditioners all designed with different hair types in mind. My eyes were drawn to the vibrant yellow of the Oil Nutritive bottles, and when I read that it was designed for longer hair prone to split-ends, I knew I had to give it a try as that describes my hair perfectly.
~About the Product~
Gliss Shampoos are made by Schwarzkopf, and are sometimes also known as Gliss Kur, but that is mainly in Europe. This particular shampoo contains Argon Oil and Shea Oil, and promises to protect against split ends whilst adding up to 70% more shine.
The shampoo comes in a see-through bottle which is tinted slightly yellow - perhaps a bit unnecessary as the product inside is the same yellow colour. The bottle is sort of angular, and I think has a bit of an art deco look to it.
I love products with fruity, citrussy smells, so was delighted with the scent of this shampoo. It's very fresh and although I'm not sure what exactly the scent is, it reminds me of tinned mandarins! You know when you get them in a tin of syrup and there is that fruity smell, combined with the slight sweet sugariness of the syrup?!
One thing I have found about the shampoo that I don't like very much, is that you have to use quite a lot per use to get a good lather. I would say I usually use more than is really required anyway, but a couple of times now, I have had to add more shampoo to make a lather, as unfortunately it just didn't lather well.
Once you do get a lather, it is rinsed out quite easily.
I try to leave my hair dry naturally as much as possible because I use straighteners on it quite regularly and don't want to increase the heat damage by using a hairdryer as well. I find that as long as my hair is damp I can still smell the lovely fruity smell on it, but that mostly disappears once my hair is dry.
In terms of caring for split ends, I haven't noticed any huge difference, my hair still seems pretty prone to splitting unfortunately, but I have only used about two thirds of one bottle, and I'm not sure if you would only see an advantage from long term use.
The shampoo definitely leaves my hair clean and gets rid of any build up of styling products that may be there. As for adding shine, to be honest, I can't say I have noticed too much difference. My hair doesn't particularly look dull after using this, but I wouldn't say there is any noticeable added shine - certainly not the 70% they promise.
I bought this from Boots on special offer for just 99p, but I believe the full price is £1.99. I think Gliss shampoo is widely available, but I've struggled to find it on any of the big websites.
The smell of this stuff is divine, but I would say the results are average. I certainly wouldn't object to using it again, it's a great everyday shampoo, but if you are looking for the added shine, and noticeable difference to split ends, it's probably not for you.