Product Type: Schwarzkopf hair care products
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Straight and Glossy from L'Oreal
Schwarzkopf Straight & Glossy Shampoo
Member Name: alyson29
Schwarzkopf Straight & Glossy Shampoo
Date: 08/05/12, updated on 27/08/12 (141 review reads)
Advantages: Smells absolutely gorgeous and thoroughly cleanses hair
Disadvantages: The scent vanishes within minutes
Whilst my purchase wasn't due to the straight and glossy claim it was the fact that the shampoo is suitable for dry, frizzy and manageable hair that prompted my purchase. I tend to suffer with the odd frizz and dryness on the ends, particularly as my hair is so long. Whilst I regularly treat this problem with an intense conditioner, which I use on a weekly basis, I try to use shampoos that are designed specifically for this purpose.
Our nearest Poundland always stocks a huge range of Schwarzkopf Supersoft products that prominent on the shelf due to their vibrant packaging. Straight and Glossy is presented in a bright purple coloured sturdy plastic bottle and contains 400 ml of product. I cannot bear toiletries that offer awkward to open lids, particularly those that are used in the bathroom when my hands are wet. However, the product offers a large easy to open flip top lid that securely closes when not in use.
Over the last year or so I have used various products from this brand, so am now familiar with the fairly large opening, which will dispense rather too much product if I'm not careful. Consequently, a gentle squeeze releases a sufficient amount of the good consistency pearly pale lilac shampoo. The first thing I noticed was the gorgeous fruity aroma, which reminds me of summer berries although there is no information on the reverse of the bottle to suggest this. Only a small amount is needed to create a rich creamy lather, which intensifies the stunning aroma and despite my hair being lengthy I find that it easy to apply and subsequently rinse.
Ever since I was a child I have always slid my fingers against my scalp directly after washing my hair and if I hear that familiar squeak I know that it is thoroughly clean. My hair was thoroughly cleansed as well as feeling silky soft and smooth due to the nutri oil and pearl extract, which leaves no greasiness or sticky residue. I always prefer to match my shampoo and conditioners as I believe in doing this I am able to achieve maximum results, so I follow up with the conditioner from this range. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to use the shampoo on its own as my hair would end up as a mass of horrendous knots.
The shampoo itself delivers the most beautiful aroma, but unfortunately, it fades within only a short time of using, which I find disappointing, as I prefer the fragrance of hair products to linger in my hair. Consequently, despite the scent initially being more suited to females I see no issues with this product being unisex. As for the frizziness and dryness of my hair, I am of the opinion that the majority of specifically designed shampoos and conditioners deliver similar results. However, it is still necessary for me to take my time when blow drying my hair as the shampoo alone is unable to rectify this problem.
The shampoo should be used within 12 months of opening with the bottle being recyclable once empty. I do not believe in copying lengthy lists of ingredients from packaging unless I have experienced any concerns when using the product, but I would advise that this has not been the case. Whilst this was a good shampoo and served its purpose well I cannot see me repurchasing due to the fact that it fails to leave a lingering scent in my hair. Supermarkets are charging in excess of £3 per bottle whilst the range is readily available in Poundland.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A gorgeous shampoo that sadly lacks in the fragrance department