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I bought this shine tonic recently as my hair is highlighted and often feels a bit dull and stripped. I think I remember using Gliss products as a teenager about 15 years ago, so I suppose nostalgia (and the fact that it was very cheap compared to many similar offerings) led me to it.
The spray comes in a simple tin, and is easily applied to hair by spraying a fine mist about 15 cm from hair. I use it on my finished hairstyle (usually these days it has been brushed and left to dry naturally, sadly!). It isn't a high impact, "wow" product, but it does add subtle shine and softness to my straight, fine hair. When I brush it through, I can tell that the brush glides easily and there is a new smoothness. I hate heavy products that clog my hair up or weigh it down, and this is great because it is very lightweight and natural. It doesn't provide any hold, like hairsprays do, but you could use hairspray as well if yo want. I sometimes use a bit of wax as well as this, as it doesn't do anything for those little flyaway bits near my parting.
The shine and softening effect are subtle, and once you wash your hair I don't feel that it has added anything in the way of conditioning or moisturising. However, if you are looking for a cheap shine spray to add a natural gloss to your dry hairstyle, this is definitely worth a look. It smells good too!
I bought Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair as due to the amount of times I have coloured my hair, it does need some serious repairing. I don't use as many products like hairspray etc on my hair anymore, I straighten it occasionally but I am trying to let it repair itself for my wedding next year. I saw these in Superdrug and being on offer decided to purchase one. I paid £1 for a 100ml can of this.
The can is small but a nice handbag size which was part of the reason I decided to buy it. The can is white with a light gold lid, it states on the front that you leave this product in the hair; it is a repair care shine tonic for dry, damaged hair. On the back it says the Gliss repair formula cares or the hair without weighing it down, it gives a brilliant shine while making the hair noticeably more supple. You spray this evenly onto your finished hair style or onto damp towel dried hair. I tried this after washing my hair; I didn't use the Total repair shampoo and conditioner as mentioned on the back of the can, but I am happy with the results of the ones I use. After towel drying my hair I sprayed an even coating and styled my hair as normal, to be honest I didn't notice any difference at all. It smells nice and the scent does linger on your hair for a while, but the condition of my hair didn't change. I decided to try it again on hair that was already dry and it did make my hair a little softer, I kept expecting the hair to be rock hard like I had used hairspray but my hair still moved freely. The scent again lingered a while but overall there was not much of a difference.
A little while ago my hair was looking a bit dull. I had got out of the habit of using a weekly deep conditioner such as Aussie, and I really noticed the difference. I had also been trying a lot of different shampoos that are supposed to promote shiny hair without any very good results. So when I was browsing in Superdrug, a product from Shwarzkopf Gliss got my attention. This was their Hair Repair Shine Tonic, costing just £1.99 for 100ml. At that price, I didn't mind giving it a go.
WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO
Gliss say the product is suitable for dry or damaged hair. My hair is of the combination type - dry ends that are prone to damage and an scalp that goes greasy quickly. I thought this tonic sounded perfect for my hair with the exception of my scalp, but I could avoid applying it there if need be. The actual suggestionss as to what repair the tonic will offer are a bit vague to me, going from what is on the can. Under the heading of "proven results", comes the claims that this product will give brilliant shine, and "tangible suppleness and care". I presume added suppleness would hopefully decrease breakage, but there is no specific mention of dealing with split ends or making hair stronger. I was mainly buying it for the shine effect anyway.
The shine tonic cames in a fairly short and squat aerosol can. The spray is easy to use and doesn't send out too large a cloud of the stuff. This is my preference when dealing with hair products in a spray form, because too much gets wasted otherwise. Application is quick and mess free - you just need to spray it onto your finished style. There is no need to brush it out afterwards. I like the fact you can use it at almost the last minute before going out if your think your hair needs a bit of a boost. I say "almost" at the last, because it does make my hair a little damp and dark. This effect doesn't last long thankfully - about 5 minutes or so. It didn't disrupt any part of my hair , so there is no danger of having to restyle it afterwards. It feels pleasant when I run my fingers through my loose hair which is long. I worried it may produce some stickiness or an obvious residue but it doesn't. The nicest part for me is the scent though. It isn't overwhelming but strong enough to be detectable on your hair for several hours. I would describe it as lightly sweet with marzipan undertones.
DOES IT WORK?
I do think it produces some added shine, but I haven't found the results stunning. For some reason, I think the shine is more noticeable after a short delay. When I first spray it on, I can't see much difference, but when I look in the mirror later, I can see that my hair does look glossier. The result does last all day, and if I need to brush my hair or re-style it, the shine doesn't disappear. The main reason I haven't bought it more often is the fact that it makes my hair greasy! As mentioned above, my scalp always gets oily quickly, but the main part of my hair usually doesn't. Sadly, the day after using this, my dry lower hair looks almost wet, and dark. The shine has also vanished. I thought at first that I had applied too much, but I have experimented with using the smallest amount and it makes little difference. Whilst I wash my hair frequently, I don't want it to look too bad before I have a chance to wash it!
WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?
For me, the slight increase in shine doesn't make up for the other problems it causes me. I have used it to perk up my hair on occasions when I don't have time to use a deep conditioner, or between uses of the latter. However, I won't do so if I need to be up and out early the next day and won't be able to give my hair a proper wash. I haven't noticed any improvement to the actual condition of my hair, whether suppleness or otherwise. It doesn't feel stronger, and there is no decrease in breakage. I wouldn't recommend it to you if you mainly want to try it because of the "repair" labelling. It isn't expensive, so I would say it is worth trying for a quick moderate shine boost. It may suit you more than it does me, especially if your hair is very dry.
[This review also appears on Ciao, under my user name.]
I love all beauty products and though I am a huge fan of french beauty company Yves Rocher I am certainly not brand loyal and will try anything that takes my eye. I live quite close to a Superdrug store and when I popped in there a week or so ago for some shampoo I ended up spending far more money than I had anticipated as they had selected products at less than half price. An offer too good to miss..especially as there were a lot of branded products at less than £1!
One such item I picked up was this - Gliss Hair Repair Shine Tonic by Schwarzkopf - which my review will now concentrate on.
**What Schwarzkopf Gliss have to say about this**
"....If you have dull or coloured hair the formula protects and provides tangible suppleness and shine..."
**Directions for use**
Aim the can and spray evenly onto your finished style in short bursts and avoid contact with the eyes at all times.
**Price, packaging & availability**
Gliss comes housed in a cylindrical aerosol can which holds 100ml of product. The design is quite basic and sedate with the colouring of the can being cream and beige and the logo in a bold dark font, and to be honest there is nothing flashy or overly fancy about the packaging so it may not necessarily catch the eye. As I've bought Gliss products many times in the past I know what to look for so don't need any 'glitzy' packaging to lure me into trying their products luckily.
I purchased this recently from Superdrug as previously mentioned where it was on sale as part of a beauty sale and cost just 94p. I have used this product many times in the past though will openly admit I probably wouldn't have bought it on this occasion had it not been so cheap!
Gliss products are part of the well renowned Schwarzkopf brand and are readily available at places such as Superdrug, Boots, independent chemists and online shops. I have mainly bought Gliss products from Superdrug which has a large selection of other products in the range though can't comment on other stores stocks as I tend to stick to Superdrug.
**My experience of using this product**
Although I am a natural blonde, these days I have to give my hair a helping hand by either having highlights or by colouring it at home as it's naturally dulled over the years (not to mention the grey hairs that have been appearing since I hit my thirties) and because of this my hair sometimes lacks lustre and shine.
I always tend to opt for more premium shampoos and conditioners to help maintain the health and look of my hair but sometimes find that although they leave my hair feeling silky it still lacks that glossy sheen I'm after so products such as this are a must for me.
Gliss Hair Tonic is easy to use and what I love about it the most is the fact it's in an aerosol form and disperses well when applied to the hair. I have found the best results have been gained just after shampooing/ conditioning my hair when it's just been dried and styled then I aim the can about 15cm away from my hair and proceed to spray. There is a large button on top of the can which features an integrated nozzle underneath and though the hole is quite small once the button is pressed I find that the hair tonic emits in a fine mist which covers a large area.
The Hair Tonic has a very gentle fragrance and though it's pleasant enough it is very subtle so is difficult to detect. As mentioned I have used this product many times in the past and I'm sure it used to smell far stronger though the scent these days seems to have diminished significantly.
**Results and Recommendations**
The big question has to be is it any good?
Well I can honestly say I wouldn't keep buying it if it didn't have some effect on my hair and I have tried and tested many 'hair shine' products over the years that all make huge promises and end up not making any difference to my hair at all. I have always found Gliss Hair Tonic to be consistent in giving results and even though it seems to have lost it's beautiful aroma it would still be my number one choice for a hair shine product.
It's ease of use is what draws me to this product as once sprayed onto the hair it almost disappears into the hair follicles and doesn't leave any sticky residue in it's wake. It's a a 'dry' product as well and doesn't leave my hair feeling damp so doesn't need to dry and because of this the results are almost instantaneous and my hair definitely exudes a definite sheen. My hair always feels softer when I've used this product and because there is no stickiness it doesn't need to be combed out or even washed out as it simply absorbs into the hair.
I probably wouldn't have purchased this product when I did had it not been so cheap but that is only because I'm currently using a different brand of hair shine tonic at the moment though I have to admit that Gliss is far superior to anything else I've used and would definitely recommend it to add a bit of shine to dull hair.
As the mission continues to get the shiniest looking hair I picked up this little bottle of shine tonic from Home Bargains for a small 99p. I was attracted to the 'Repair Care' label on the front. I have been using the matching Total Repair Shampoo and Conditioner for a couple of months now and my hair is in a much better condition, my hairdresser even said my hair was in better condition last time I had it cut so I thought that this would great for the finishing touch.
The spray comes in 100ml can which has a push spray top and no lid which is ok for me because I tend to loose the lids anyway.
The spray is designed for dry and damaged hair. It should make be used once hair is styled and for even better results on towel dried hair before styling. Once applied hair should be shiney.
I washed and dried my hair with the Total Repair Shampoo and Conditioner used my straightners and was still left with a small frizz over my hair which often happens when I straighten my hair straight after drying. So I picked up my can and sprayed the spray over my hair. It comes out in the form of a light mist which smells quite sweet and fruity, very pleasing to the nose. Once I have sprayed over my hair does look more shiny and healthy and smells great.
I would really recommend this spray if you are looking for something to give you some extra shine. It is not a styling product so will not hold your hair in position but it will make it look great. It is even better if used with the Shampoo and Conditioner.
5 stars from me for this Shine Tonic that does the job.
Also found on Amazon under Clare Louise
Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Shin Tonic his is a leave-in spray for dry and damaged hair. It comes in a 100ml aerosol can and costs about £1-1.50, but can often be found on offer in Boots. I usually wait until I find it for on offer for £1 pound and only then buy, as I think that standard price makes it slightly poorer value for money (you'll understand if you read on). This spray is available from most drug stores and supermarkets.
---- Aerosol Can ----
Although the packaging isn't anything special it is practical. The aerosol can is slightly chunky and fits very well into the palm of my hand.
There is no protective lid here, so it is a little convenient not having to remove a lid first. The cap and spray nozzle are combined into one. Before the first use the spray 'button' is sealed to the cap and during the first application, once you press it, the seal will break. There is no need to press hard, it can be easily broken. Don't worry, though about accidental release of the tonic. The press button sits low inside of the cap so unless you press it on purpose, the product won't be sprayed accidentally.
No other packaging is included with this product, which is good as it is not needed and there is no added waste either.
Description on the can says that the product is from Schwarzkopf Hair Repair range and provides shine as well as care without weighing down the hair. It is designed for dry and damaged hair.
Schwarzkopf claim that this tonic provides: "brilliant shine and noticeably more supple" hair, giving a picture of the hair structure before and after.
---- To use ----
After styling spray evenly onto hair or alternatively use on towel-dried hair after washing. This is a leave-in formula.
There are no instructions on the can as to how long to spray or how far the can should be held. I try not to spray from less than 20 cm - this makes the spray spread out more evenly on my hair.
---- Properties (as per my experience): ----
I tried this on towel-dried hair but haven't noticed much of a difference in terms of shine or manageability. Nowadays I use it only after styling my hair to give it an additional boost of shine and fragrance. Gliss shine tonic has no colour.
When it comes to adding shine, I find this product quite good. You need to spray for several seconds to achieve high gloss but however long you spray the effect looks natural and the hair is soft and silky but not greasy. For me this is very important, because I want my hair to look clean and healthy, and not visibly loaded with styling products.
In addition, I really enjoy the smell of this tonic, which is strong and long lasting, but not overpowering. It is quite difficult to describe this smell, but it is neither flowery nor citrusy. I sometimes even spray the tonic onto my hair just to add fragrance to it.
I agree that this tonic doesn't weigh hair down but found that I have to wash my hair next day because I wake up with my hair stuck to my head. It seems that the grease from the tonic, although not noticeable on the day of application, settles into the hair and catches dust and dirt from the environment. I admit that I spray quite a lot of this onto my hair, which is probably the reason, but when I apply less of it, I don't see the high gloss result that I want.
Regarding the longeveity of this tonic, in my cases it is not very good. To be honest, I never really paid attention to how many applications exactly it lasts, but I estimate it is between 6-10 applications (depends on how much I use each time). For me this is definitely not a product for everyday use, because I need to spray quite a lot to achieve the effect that I want and a can wouldn't last long enough. It is a great product though for days out or special occasions - makes your hair look and feel great for the day. The size of the can makes it easy to carry so you can even take it with you for any touch ups, but to be honest none are required.
Now, the hair repair bit. Hmm... If you plan to buy this product in order to improve the condition of your hair then, in my opinion, it is not a good idea. I have been using this product on and off for a few years (much more often at the beginning) and have noticed absolutely no change in the condition of my hair due to this use. Yes, it feels more soft, silky and manageable, but this only the impression you get once the spray has been applied to your hair. This is in no way a long-term effect and will disappear once you have washed the product off your hair.
---- Ingredients ----
Looking at the ingredients list, I am not really surprised that my hair condition hasn't improved. I cannot recognize any ingredients with caring properties. The list is very short, so have a look yourselves:
Propane, Butane, Isobutane, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Parfum, Isopropyl Myristate, Linalool, Coumarin.
---- Pros ----
* Nice smell
* Doesn't make hair heavy
* Gives natural glossy look
* Good sized bottle, easy to transport or carry
---- Cons ----
* Doesn't last long
* Doesn't repair hair
* Hair feels dirty next day
---- Recommended or not? ----
In summary: yes as a styling product, no as a repair product. If, like me, you are only after a natural yet high-shine effect for special occasions then this product is for you. It isn't expensive or large and works well. However, if you want a hair repairing spray then stay clear, because you will only waste your money. This spray didn't do anything to improve the condition of my hair and I wouldn't recommend it for this purpose.
One of the issues I have always had with my hair is its utter lack of shine. My hair is like a black hole absorbing light and not letting any escape! Of all my hair related woes, the lack of shine doesn't rate that high for me, but on the few occasions that my hair looks half way decent it would be nice if it could look a bit shiny too.
While in my local chemist (I think I am single-handedly keeping them afloat!) I started looking for a product that would add some shine to my hair and spotted a can of Schwarzkopf Gliss Shine Tonic. For £1.99 you get 100ml of the product and at that reasonable price, I thought I would try it as I wouldn't be too disappointed if it was useless.
Schwarzkopf was started in 1898 in Berlin by a chemist named Hans Schwarzkopf. Reading on the Schwarzkopf website I was quite surprised to find out just how many products Schwarzkopf invented. They introduced liquid shampoo, the first home colourant, hairspray and home perms to name but a few, but can they make an effective shine tonic?
The can of shine tonic is 13cm high and has a diameter of 4 ½ cm. The can itself is white metal, but around 1/3 of it is taken up by what looks like a golden plastic lid, but if you look closely you will see that it isn't actually a lid and is firmly attached to the can. There is a button on top of this plastic lid and when you press it the spray is released from a hole on the side.
The design of the can is attractive but nothing special. Schwarzkopf is written in navy at the top of the tin, with its trademark silhouette of a head above that. Below Schwarzkopf, Gliss is written in very large writing and below that it says hair repair. There is an illustration in the middle of the can, I'm not really sure what it is but I imagine it is a hair being repaired by the product and below the illustration it says Shine Tonic. The can tells us that it is for dry and damaged hair and that it gives hair shine and care.
On the back of the can we are told that the product will help to stop hair drying out and will not only add exceptional shine to your hair but suppleness as well (I have never heard of supple hair before!) it also claims that the product will not weigh your hair down.
The directions for use are simple. The product can be sprayed on your finished style to add exceptional shine or it can be sprayed on towel dried hair to help condition and detangle, though it does warn to use sparingly.
When you first spray this product on your hair the first thing you notice is the scent. It smells slightly like hairspray but also a bit like a floral talcum powder. I think the scent is quite pleasant but I can imagine that a lot of people might dislike the scent and find it a little cloying and chemically, though I would say the scent lasts a couple of hours at most so it's not a big problem.
I sprayed the product on my finished style and to be honest from afar I couldn't see that it made any difference to the overall shine of my hair. However when I held the ends of my hair closer to my eyes I could see that it looked a little shiny. I have some naturally blond hair running through my incredibly boring brown hair and I found that this spray made the blond hair look more prominent and slightly glittery and this was even more apparent when I was sitting in rooms where the light wasn't too bright for some reason.
My hair felt very soft and manageable after spraying this product on my hair, but not heavy at all and not greasy though I would imagine that it might speed up the need for me to wash my hair if I used it more than once.
I have also sprayed this product on damp and towel dried hair and while it did nothing to add shine it did help with detangling and adding softness, however you are always slightly weary how much you spray as if you go overboard your hair wont feel greasy straight away but you will definitely have to wash your hair sooner rather than later. One good point when using this product to detangle is you can spray directly on a tangle which helps to avoid spraying to much.
Overall I would say this is a useful item to have, but in no way is it essential. I would say it is next to useless at adding shine as you shouldn't really need to scrutinise your hair to see whether you have shine, you either have it or you don't. It is definately useful as a detangler and also for adding softness as it really does make your hair soft, but I think people with naturally greasy hair should avoid this product as it will probably make your hair greasier and you will probably not notice any benefits.
I first bought this product a year or two ago after searching for a reasonably priced shine spray, my hair is naturally very dry so I wanted something to add that extra "oomph" of shine. I found that most products of this purpose are very expensive and are usually only found in salon brands, they're also very small in comparison despite their high price, so I was steered towards this one.
The packaging in my opinion probably needs a little updating as I noticed it sometimes gets a overlooked amongst the other products which are often in quite fancy looking bottles or in bright vibrant colours, but it is a nice size to hold and it also isn't too hard to push the spray.
The can states that it is to be sprayed on hair which is dry and has been styled already or it can also be sprayed on towel dried hair after it as been washed.
I use it on my hair once it has been dried and styled, and from the first time I used it, the difference to my hair was very noticable! Even when my hair is curly and feeling very dry, a spray of this and my hair feels softer and looks so much shinier! I do find that I need to use a lot of it at once unfortunately but that's probably due to the fact I have so much hair, so it's not necessarily this product's fault but it does mean that one can of this product wont last very long for me. :(
Another good point to mention is that unlike some hair products, it doesn't leave a greasy residue or leave the hair looking "wet" or sticky!
This is a great hair product which is always in my box of essential hair items, I do wish it came in larger cans or that it lasted longer, but I do have the curse of extremely thick hair, so it's something I can put up with for a product which DOES work and isn't expensive either (It's usually under £2 everywhere).
Oh, my goodnees I was so overjoyed when I discovered this product about three years ago.
I have naturally curly brown hair and as a result it can look quite dry and brittle. I use a serum to control the frizz but was also trying to use extra serum to add some extra shine which resulted in limp greasy looking hair.
I had tried many products including gels and hairsprays to help make my hair look healthy and shiny as I knew it was. I came across the Gliss Shine Tonic in my local chemist and wasn't sure it would work, after all the other products I had tried, had failed.
I brought the product home and styled my hair as normal, I then used the shine tonic and the first thing that I thought was the smell. It isn't overpowering but subtle and nicely fragranced. I immediately saw the visual results as well, my hair was instantly shiny with no sticky residue and the shine lasted all evening as well so a bonus compared to other products that need topping up, adding to the gloop factor!!
Schwarzkopf gliss shine tonic- my saviour!
My hair is quite thick and tends to go frizzy quickly and also quite damaged. When I was in Superdrug one day I saw this advertised and I thought it looked really good. It is meant to give a glossy shine (not greasy) and give some gentle care.
This comes in a 100ml aerosol which is quite small in size and measures 13cm. The can has a white theme and on the front there is a little scientific image to show the formula used and the logo's and item description. On the back of the can there is information on how it works and other useful information.
What is it?
This is shine tonic and it is meant for coloured hair. It is a leave in spray and it protects hair from fading giving it a brilliant shine.
Directions For Use
To use this you should spray it evenly onto your finished style and for extra care you can also apply to towel dried hair before you style it. For best results, you should use the shampoo and conditioner in the same product range.
Does it work?
I have bleached hair and I feel some days that after I have worn my hair down for the first day after I have washed it, the next day it looks really dull. I tend to use this product not only because it makes my hair a lot more supple but because it puts some life back into it without making it greasy!
I would rate this 5/5 because it is available in supermarkets and health and beauty stores and some hair dressers for under £2.00! Also, it does exactly what it is supposed to do and it makes my hair full of life and in a better state!
Schwarzkopf Gliss Shine Tonic is a spray that claims it will leave hair both "brilliantly shiny" and "noticeably more supple." As my hair is neither particularly shiny or supple I thought this product could be a useful addition to my rather small and pathetic haircare collection. I bought the Shine Tonic from a local discount shop for around £1 but I believe it can also be purchased in Boots although I am unable to find a price. The product comes in a 100ml aerosol can and I bought mine from a local discount shop for around £1 but I believe it can also be purchased in Boots although I am unable to find a price.
The Shine Tonic is very simple to use and as all you are required to do is spray it onto your hair after washing, drying and styling etc. However, the back of the can also mentions the product can be sprayed onto towel-dried hair if you want "extra care" though I've never used it in this manner.
In my opinion, the best part of the spray is the smell which is very light and leaves hair smelling great. The product is not heavily perfumed with a specific "fruity" flavour but it does have a mildly fragrant scent which I find very pleasant. I felt that it made my hair smell "clean."
In terms of texture the Shine Tonic, happily, does not leave hair sticky and straw like as other products can do. That said, it most certainly does not live up to its promise of "noticeably more supple" hair as I can confidently say the texture of my locks did not change in the slightest.
Now onto the shine factor which I have to say was the products most disappointing feature. A luscious, shiny mane is what I was expecting but, unfortunately for me, an almost greasy looking mop was what I got. I'm not saying it looked as though I had emptied a chip pan over my head but it certainly did appear as though I'd forgotten to wash my hair that day. If you already have fairly greasy hair then this spray is definitely not for you as it will add to your problems rather than reduce them.
It's fairly unlikely that I will buy this product again as, disregarding the nice smell, it didn't do the job it was supposed to. However, I may use it occasionally just for the smell which I really do find strangely alluring. If you are going to use it I'd advise using only a little to avoid the greasy hair look. Gliss Shine Tonic isn't a spray I would recommend as it simply doesn't perform to the standards I expect from a Schwarzkopf product.
I'm all for trying new hair products, shine tonic, leave in conditioner, highlighting creme, you name it, I want to try it.
That's why I bought this product, It's quite a standard bottle looking like hair spray, which states on the front; "Gliss, Hair repair, leave in, shine tonic, repair care, dry, damaged hair, glossy shine & gentle care"
I quite like this product to look at, it's only a little bottle (100ml) but if I'm honest, this IS enough. It doesn't come with a cap to protect the nozzle from going off, which is fine by me as they've designed the lid so it's hard for it to go spraying around in your bag.
Also, the price was fairly neat as well. I think it was around £1.30 from my local Boots.
As far as shine goes, it does work. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a miracle worker but it does add shine and will make your hair look overall more healthy. It also makes the hair quite soft and smell nice.
The only downside to this is that I find the next day it can make my hair a bit flatter, which could be resolved if you used less, but then would probably mean you wouldn't get as much shine as you could do.
Overall it's a nice little product to have, what you would get with a shine boosting shampoo in a few weeks you get with this instantly.
This Gliss hair and shine tonic smells gorgeous! but thats as far as it goes!
It comes is a small 100ml aerosol type bottle for £1.19 and is a shine tonic for dry, damged hair. I bought it as I wanted noticeably more supple hair with exceptional shine like the bottle promised but i got none of that. I actually didn't notice anything it done.
This product is more like a hair perfume as the smell is nice and it sticks to your hair so I carried on using it as a hair perfume alone.
Its very light so does not make your hair greasy like a lot of products can do.
I then had my hair extensions put in and thought id give it a go as I still had loads of the bottle left over and it made my extensions very very shiny! I believe this must be because extension hair has no natural oils in it so anything you put on it takes immediately so for extensions this product is great but obviously not everyone has extensions!
Its a well priced product and does make your hair smell very nice. And if you have extensions I would definitely give it a go!
there is also a shampoo and conditioner in the same range which when combined is meant to give the best results so that might be worth a go aswell.
I love my hair to appear soft, silky, shiny and glossy. Well who don't eh ladies?! One of the reasons I plonked a black hair dye on my hair one night was for this reason. Black hair dyes seem to infuse shine and patent it better than the majority of hair colours (in my experience). ok some of the reason was cos at the time my hair resembled a badgers bum because I'd messed with it so much (my hair not a badgers bum) and I possessed what could only be described as a multi-coloured barnet so sure a thought was lets even the colour up as well get me some shine!
I love my black hair though it comes at a price of course. Being paled skinned I have to be careful what make up I wear because if I go too pale I look goth and/or dead like. If I fake tan I look like I've been tangoed and one of the problems is frizz and dry split ends really do show up on dark colours. Odd statement I know but in my mind after owning multi coloured hair and being blond, red and purple (along with a few other coloured do's in my chequered past) this colour to me is the hardest to make look nice.
So back to the beginning of the review now I've rambled on! I do love shiny hair and for the most part I do manage to achieve a certain amount of shine naturally with decent shampoo's and conditioner's and alot of my hair care products I purchase contain hair brighteners of some description. However I do own a lot of spray on shine products because when I go on my dates I want that bit of extra shine and glamour!
This Gliss one has been around for years. I can't quote how many years but I'm 34 years old now and remember using this when I was 21 and the can hasn't hardly changed. Of course like many products I religiously bought it once a fortnight for a long time and then for no reason at all....I simply stopped. I have no excuse to make. It was still available, the price never went up and it never stopped working for me. It wasn't even that I changed to another brand or anything I simply stopped purchasing it and forgot all about it overnight! I never have been very loyal!
In the past ten years never did I give this product another thought. I've seen it in chemists and places so maybe I just was happy subconsciously knowing it was there if I ever needed it to be!
In the past year though I have started buying spray on shine sprays once again and at the moment I own Avon Mirror Shine Shine Spray (which I use for daytime) and I own Lee Stafford Spray Shine which because of the price I use for evenings only on a need to use basis. (I have done reviews on both of these products by the way lol).
100ml shiny white can with gold shimmery aerosol spray action lid/top that covers the whole of top of the can. On the front of the can I'm told it's Schwarzkopf, Gliss Hair Repair, Leave-In Shine Tonic. I'm then told it's repair care for dry, damaged hair (Glossy Shine & Gentle Care). There is a sort of orange and silver scribble on the front of the can but I don't know what it is and the little black head is at the top of the can which is the Schwarzkopf usual branding symbol. On the back of the can I'm told a bit about the product, how to use it, contact details for Schwarzkopf, ingredients are listed, size is stated, the recycle symbol is on there and finally there is a black-bar code. Nice enough, sensible packaging I think. It looks professional and it gives the impression it means buisness rather than being a funky novelty, pointless, trendy item. To me I look at it as a treatment rather than a luxury.
About The Product...
Do you have dry, damaged hair?
This Gliss repair formula cares for the hair without weighing it down.
Noticeably more supple
How To Use It....
Spray evenly onto your finished style. for extra care spray onto towel-dried hair after washing. Leave-in. Do not spray into the eyes.
For best results use with:Total Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.
Well firstly let me tell you that I don't use the recommended shampoo and conditioner and I never have and I have used this spray in the two ways described.
My now only usual way to use this is as a spray on shine rather than putting it in my towel dried hair so let me tell you about that first off.
I spray this on totally styled hair and as I'm walking out of the door, over the top of any products I see fit including hairspray if I desire. The spray is clear and I spray it at arms length and it does this evenly no matter what I'm spraying over. Quite a lot of spray comes out which is why I spray it at arms length.
Now this product has changed in my opinion over the years from how I remember it used to be. The spray used to be a none existent sort of mist with a slight chemical smell to it. Now the consistency is more oily and you can feel it on the hair and the smell of it is very floral and sweet. The smell is strong and makes me think of a good quality air freshener somewhat. The smell is highly fragrant no matter what it is of and it holds the smell for hours and hours as it's so strong.
Although this product if you spray it onto the back of your hand feels greasy upon spraying it, it does soak in leaving a sheen behind but it is a little bit on the greasy side and this is what happens on your head and for me this is a now a tricky little product to use.
On greasy areas of my hair (such as roots) this clings to it a shines brilliantly, though so brilliantly it looks like I've smeared a well use frying pan over my head. Them parts of my hair look limp and really do just look very greasy indeed. The drier bits of my hair which tends to be near the back of my neck and the underneath (visible when wearing my hair up) are great sprayed with this as it really does give them extra shine. However touch your hair afterwards to run this product through then you really do make it very greasy. However you are meant to point the can and spray and leave and if I do that then yes it's fine. So I have to be strategic so if you know your hair then this is great for matching up shine. If your hair is dry and brittle this is fabulous. Combination like mine? Hard work, this stuff loves to make hair greasy if it can and do be careful not to spray too much on dry, split ends as yes it sticks them together but they look far too clumped together and gooey!
As for using this on towel-dried hair... on me? No chance. I did it once and ended up with lank locks and even when I gave up and re washed my hair the grease out of this product clung onto my hair and left a filmy residue which only eventually came out within a couple of washes. Again this method would be marvelous for really dried out, over frazzled hair but for me I found it far to weighty and hard to style with all the grease I'd got in there and believe me I only used a light mist of this.
This product has really changed and for me it's been spoilt. It used to just be a light spray on shine which simply worked and didn't just work for me but seemed to be simple enough to work for the masses, male or female. Now this is really made for very dry/damaged hair and to be fair the can does state that. So me I can only give it 2 out 5 but if you really do fall into the 'I possess very dried out and crying our for moisture hair' then this would be perfection for you. However I thought in my defence I did own this type of hair so I can only conclude that this product is far too greasy as it has too much weight in it therefore dragging down a style and flattening it and stifling the life out of it. The other thing about this is the smell. I really don't like it as that's too heavy as well. My hair smells grannified. That's the only way I can describe it and it makes me feel a little on the sick side as the smell doesn't even have the decency to wear off for hours.
Not recommended by me. too greasy for simply a spray on shine though does seem to weigh down frizz quite alot under the weight of the grease, though so watch for humidity. Warmth does make this go over greasier!
Around £1.89 a can and can be found in Boots and Superdrug and places like that.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
For Dry / Damaged Hair /