“ Brand: Schwarzkopf / Type: Conditioner / Subcategory: Gloss „
I would love to be able to occasionally omit using conditioner especially when I'm rushing during the week, but as my hair is long, thick and naturally curly I am unable to do so. Whilst I ensure that I obtain regular hair trims I am prone to suffering with split and dry ends, so it is essential that I use the appropriate hair care products. To ensure that I keep my hair looking its best I use a more intensive conditioner on the weekends, but during the week I use a conditioner designed for my specific hair type. A range that I have previously found very impressive is Supersoft, which belongs to Schwarzkopf and this review discusses their Straight and Glossy Conditioner.
The appearance of the entire range is considerably vibrant and it is these bottles that initially capture my eye when looking at the supermarket shelf. Straight and Glossy is presented in a purple coloured sturdy plastic bottle and whilst the matching shampoos are generally the same colour as the matching conditioner, this particular one is slightly paler. The conditioner is intended for dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair with the bottle standing on an easy to open flip top lid, which tightly secures when not in use. The good consistency pearly lilac coloured conditioner is easily dispensed when I am immediately greeted with the most stunning aroma, which is slightly more subtle to that of the matching shampoo. I am met with a refreshing fruity fragrance, which reminds me of summer berries although there is nothing on the packaging to suggest this.
The conditioner was easily applied where I pay most attention to the ends of my hair. The instructions for use simply inform us to massage into hair and rinse, but I always leave my conditioner to work its magic for around a minute when it is easily rinsed away without leaving any sticky residue. I'm always a little sceptical with trying new conditioning products, particularly as I've used a few in the past that weigh down my hair, which subsequently offer a rather greasy appearance. Whilst Straight and Glossy is light I found it resulted in my hair becoming extremely knotted and as a consequence, I had no choice than to tug a wide toothed comb through my hair to remove the knots. As a result, I found the ends frizzing and my hair totally unmanageable, which are the problems that the product is alleged to alleviate and not to cause! I've not previously experienced these issues with any other conditioners in the Schwarzkopf range and despite a repeated use a couple of days later the results were exactly the same.
Consequently, I would argue with their claim that this product assists with frizz and dryness, as I found it a nightmare to use. I can always assess if a conditioner is good quality when I comb my hair directly after rinsing and this product failed miserably and for that reason I cannot recommend. The scent vanished as soon as the product was rinsed from my hair and I was bitterly disappointed, particularly as the matching shampoo is effective with the exception of the non existent aroma. The conditioner should be used within 12 months of opening and once empty the bottle can be recycled. There is a lengthy list of ingredients contained on the reverse of the packaging and for obvious reasons I do not intend copying them into this review.
I obtained my 250 ml bottle from Poundland whilst supermarkets are charging in excess of £3.00.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.