I now buy Gliss shampoo and the one I like to use right now is their dry/damaged one as my hair is very damaged on the ends and it is suffering badly from over use of hair straighteners and a hot hairdryer. I bought this (quite large) five ml bottle for only one pound from Home Bargains ages ago and this is still going strong now. I use this particular shampoo about every other night and I also use an anti dandruff shampoo so I have to use that in between times - I wash my hair every day, you see as it is so very greasy. This shampoo is lovely and thick and creamy and it has an almost pearly sheen to it before you put it onto your head. It lathers up really well and very fast and it creates a lot of bubbles. My scalp is a little bit on the sensitive side right now but nevertheless I have noticed that this shampoo does not irritate my scalp at al. My hair always feels well nourished and very hydrated and soft after i have used this shampoo. It is well worth the price. It has really helped with my terrible split ends and it never makes my roots greasy, which is always a plus point. My husband loves it too and I also love the fresh light floral fragrance. I would most definitely recommend it.
Recently I've been trying to cut back on essentials - trying out cheaper alternatives of some beauty products that I'm not brand loyal with. I nipped into our local Poundland store a few weeks ago and came across this Schwarzkopf Gliss hair repair shampoo for sale at £1 for a 250ml bottle. My previous shampoo was good but had a full price of £4 for a 400ml bottle so it definitely seemed worth a try.
The shampoo comes in a white bottle that looks professional and not cheap - in fact the bottle feels sturdy and much better quality than some of the very expensive shampoos out there so my first impressions of this were very high. The small orange flip top lid at the top is easily undone too and is flat in design so that it can be stood upside down to get to those last bits.
I usually just rinse my hair thoroughly in the shower and then squirt one big blob of this from the bottle into my hand - I'd say a blob a bit bigger than a 50p for my long hair. The shampoo is a very light cream colour. Then I lather it up onto my wet hair. This is a slight downside - I find it's harder to lather up than other shampoos I've used, probably due to it's consistency being slightly thicker than ones I normally use. It lathers up eventually very well, but it takes a bit more work than I'm used to. Then I just rinse out. Again, that process takes a little longer than I'm normally used to again because of it's consistency.
I find the scent of this shampoo nice. It doesn't come with a fruity or prominent scent, it has a subtle scent and I think it's just of the product, nothing in particular. It reminds me of the scent of a shampoo that would be used in a salon. Usually I'd be the first to say it was missing something without a bold scent but I find this subtle one nice and soothing. It isn't overpowering and that makes it appealing. It lasts for a couple of hours after blow drying.
The shampoo leaves my hair incredibly conditioned, even though it has no conditioner built in. I don't normally use a conditioner alongside it but I find that the brush glides straight through my hair with very little effort when I'm brushing ready to blow dry. It's effortless! It claims to strengthen hair so it doesn't break. It says it can reduce hair breakage by up to 90%. My hair normally falls out all over the place after washing because I have extremely thick hair made up of a lot of individual strands. With this I've found that I still shed a few strands after washing but I wouldn't say it's as many as I've found with other shampoos in the past. I wouldn't say it was anywhere near the 90% but the bottle does carefully state 'up to' 90%!
It claims to give 'total repair' to hair and I would agree with that claim to an extent. It contains 19 active ingredients to help with that, including liquid Keratin. My hair has felt softer and more manageable after using this product for a few weeks but I have found that I've had to wash it slightly more than usual to keep up which makes me feel as though I'm having to work harder for those results. I normally wash it every other day which fits into my lifestyle great but with this I've had to start washing it every other day but with the odd extra wash here and there because my roots have started to get a little greasy. To be fair though, this shampoo is targeted at hair that is dry and damaged and although that describes my hair on the whole, it doesn't fit with the root area that can get greasy quite quickly.
One huge positive is that it's controlled frizz a lot more - I always straighten my hair after blow drying and after using this, the straightening process hasn't taken me as long because it seems more under control and doesn't seem to need as much work. I would never have considered going out of the house without using my trusty straighteners but after using this shampoo I would actually think about it!
Overall, I would suggest trying this shampoo - it's definitely one that I would pick up again next time I'm in a pound shop although I'm not sure I would pay much more for it - I'm not sure I'd pick it up in the supermarket for £2 for example and would probably choose one of the on offer half price shampoos from other big brands instead. I think the thing to remember is that it's only a 250ml bottle, my usual ones have 400ml although are more expensive. But on the whole, I think generally that this ticks most of the boxes for me - I'm rating it 4 stars. I think that's about right given the pros and cons I've outlined.
Thanks for reading :o)
When it comes to shampoos and conditioners I am not brand loyal at all - I know what I don't like and what doesn't work for me, but other than that I am generally happy to give anything a go if the price is right. As I was packing for my holiday I realised that the shampoo and conditioner I was currently using were not practical to take with me - Tresemme, which i was sent as part of a trial (which has now finished but I had loads left in the bottles), as the bottles are very bulky and I really just wanted some easier-to-fit-in-my-suitcase shaped bottles. So I headed down to Poundland (my preferred shop for these kinds of products) and picked up this Schwarzkopf Gliss Total Repair Shampoo and matching conditioner. I have never tried this product before and chose it for 3 reasons - firstly not all shampoos in £land have the conditioner that goes with them but this did, secondly because it is for dry and damaged hair which is how my hair gets when Im out in the sun for prolonged periods, and thirdly because it contains liquid keratin - I had no idea what this was but it sounded good!
This shampoo comes in a 250ml white plastic rectangular bottle with a gold-ish top and an orange flip-top lid. It is flat at both top and bottom which I like because it means the bottle will stand up in the shower whichever way you put it. Also the flip-top opens easily enough which may seem a strange thing to comment on but I have had shampoos before which are a real pain to open.
On the front of the bottle we can see the name of the product and manufacturer along with the information that this contains 19 active ingredients and a sticker advertising liquid hair-repair technology with liquid keratin. Also in an orange box at the bottom it tells us this is for dry, damaged hair (I believe there is a range for different hair types and each type is a different colour). On the back we have the usual directions for us should anyone not know how to use shampoo!, a brief description of what the product does ("The new formula specifically targets and repairs damaged areas on the surface and deep inside the hair"), the list of ingredients and contact numbers and email address for the company.
As it has a relatively thick consistency the shampoo itself comes out smoothly and easily not flooding out like some do. It is kind of silver and shiny which I think is quite nice and it smells nice too - not a fragrance I can really put a name to but nice and light, clean and summery.
Although I have very thick hair which is just past my shoulder blades I have found that I do not need a lot of this shampoo to give me a nice lather. It does lather up very well and also washes out really well - I have found with some shampoos in the past that I still feel like it hasn't all washed out even when Ive been in the shower for ages, not with this one though and as I am washing it out my hair feels instantly silky and smooth. I follow up the use of the product with the matching conditioner.
Once out of the shower having towel dried my hair I can run my brush straight through my hair, that is how soft and silky this product makes it - often i have tangles after washing which I have to work out with a comb. I very rarely use a hairdryer on my hair and as I am on holiday I definitely am not using one as my hair dries very quickly here but even once dry I am pleased to be able to tell you that my hair stays soft , smooth and silky and does not feel dry or damaged at all.
I am still not really sure what liquid keratin is but I assume it is something which repairs hair damage, and I am also not sure which of the ingredients in the product are the 19 'active' ones, nor what this really means either. However, I am very pleased with how this product is working on my hair and that is what is important to me. I love my hair to be soft and this product certainly delivers on that. For the price of £1 I think it is a real bargain and would definitely recommend it.
*The bottle I have is not exactly the same as the one in the picture - this may be because I got it from £land and it is the old design? Im not sure - anyway it is fairly similar
More often than not when I buy a shampoo I buy the matching conditioner and i have already reviewed the matching conditioner of this one on here quite a time ago. I bought this one and the conditioner in my local Poundland store as I took a sniff and thought it smelt lovely besides liking the idea of products from a brand I know of offering me 'Total Repair'.
The shampoo comes in a white plastic bottle with a bronze and orange coloured flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair 'With Liquid Keratin' and that it contains '19 Active Ingredients', Total Repair Shampoo and that it offers 'Suppleness & Shine' and that it is for Dry/Damaged Hair. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and with little diagrmans shown as to how it helps repair your hair, ingredients are listed, the size is given which is 250ml and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Its a nice quality looking bottle this one and does macth up nicely with the matching conditioner too.
Of course you simply use this shampoo on damp hair, rinse and repeat if required, then rinse again and use conditioner if you so desire.
The shampoo is a pearly white, good thickness shampoo. It has a rich, slightly floral fragrance to it this one, again like the conditioner and all you need is a small blob and it lathers up into a really rich and thick lather and it rinses out really well.
I like the fact that I don't need very much per application and I like the lovely fragrance of this and the fact it rinses out easily. It leaves my hair feeling really soft and supple and above all clean and fresh and if I want to I can skip using conditioner with this one if I want to and along with feeling clean the fragrance of this lingers on my hair all day long.
I find my hair to be shiny and easier to style after using this, however the jury is out for me whether this actually really does repair my hair however it does leave me with smooth hair not feeling like any heavy residue is left within it and although it is gently moisturising as it contains Liquid Keratin this doesn't upset my prone to greasy roots at all.
A great quality buy for me that lasted me for ages it gets the thumbs up from me big time and it is available from many discount stores.