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      23.04.2013 10:08
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      I know loads of people hate this, but I really like it!

      I have fairly dry hair so always make sure to use conditioner each time I wash it. I have tried a number of different conditioners, and one of those I picked up recently was the Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day conditioner, on a 3 for 2 offer at Boots.

      The conditioner matches the rest of the Soap & Glory range, with pink packaging. It comes in a tube with a flip-top lid, making it easy to get out. It does look quite similar to the matching shampoo, but if you look closely you can see that the conditioner is creamy coloured (the shampoo is pale pink).

      This product is described as an "amazing daily shine conditioner with a fresh fruity fragrance". It really does smell nice, fruity and pleasant, not chemical like some other hair products. It is supposed to help detangle hair and enhance gloss. I was slightly worried as it is described as being suitable for fine to normal hair, but decided to try it anyway.

      I've used this conditioner with a variety of shampoos including the matching Soap & Glory product. The instructions state to massage a small amount onto the roots and extend through the lengths and ends of the hair, but I tend to avoid the roots to prevent oiliness and concentrate on the end of my hair. The conditioner goes onto my hair well, with a smaller (10p-sized) piece needed than with, I find, most other conditioners. It doesn't irritate my skin or scalp and it rinses off easily, leaving my wet hair distinctly softer and easier to comb.

      After using the product for a while, I am happy with the results. Despite not being designed for my hair type, the conditioner moisturises my hair and makes it look more shiny, as well as helping to detangle it. It seems in good condition and I have no complaints, although if I was nit-picking, I don't think the conditioner is quite as moisturising as I would like. Seeing as it isn't designed for dry hair, however, I don't think it would be fair of me to criticise it for this. The conditioner is gentle on my hair and hasn't affected my colour as far as I can tell. Unfortunately it doesn't leave any scent on my hair, which is a shame as it really is lovely.

      After three weeks I am only about halfway down my tube, making the price of £5.50 for 250ml better than it sounds. It is even better when you consider that it is often on offer at Boots.

      I definitely recommend this conditioner - it works well, lasts ages and smells lovely. I have no real criticisms to make, so don't feel I can award less than five stars.

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      23.03.2013 15:42
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      A very poor conditioner from Soap & Glory.

      When it comes to brands that I know and love Soap & Glory is definitely one of these. I love various products in their range and when I spotted that they had products on 3 for 2 I decided to try 3 products that I hadn't tried before. One of which was this 'Glad Hair Day Conditioner'.

      A 250ml conditioner costs £5.50 but of course I got my cheapest product free. I felt that this might be a little expensive initially but then Soap & Glory is a name that I trust so I wasn't too worried about it being a waste of money - how wrong I was!

      This conditioner comes in a pink Soap & Glory bottle with a flip top lid. This is quite standard for Soap & Glory products and I feel that the packaging is really functional as even when you're at the end of a product the last remains are there waiting for you to use so there is minimal wastage.

      Now naturally I used this conditioner after I used the shampoo but the first few times I used the shampoo I used it alone. This lead to lank, greasy hair in just half a day and I was really disappointed. I then decided to stop using up the last of a Body Shop conditioner and use this one instead.

      The conditioner is very simple to apply to my hair. It is thick in consistency and I found it simple enough to rub through my hair from root to tip. I used a fairly large dollop of this, just a little more than a £2 coin in size and it took me just a few seconds to apply this to my hair. I let this soak in and work for at least 3 minutes while I washed myself and removed a face mask I had applied and then I rinsed it off in the shower. I felt like it took me a few minutes to rinse this conditioner off and even then my hair still felt a little bit like it had conditioner on it - never a good feeling. This had a much nicer smell to it than the Soap & Glory shampoo that I had used and it had that classic fresh fruity fragrance that lots of the pink coloured Soap & Glory products have. I found that the fragrance lasted throughout the day and this was more than could be said for the shampoo. This is a fragrance that is not chemical laden and is not overpowering at all. It is a smell that I do notice when moving my hair but it doesn't take over the perfume that I am wearing that day which is always good.

      Now when I used the shampoo alone my hair was greasy in half a day, as I've already said, but when I used this conditioner after the shampoo and then dried and styled my hair in the normal manner it hadn't really improved at all. Now my hair did smell nicer, partly thanks to this conditioner, but the general condition wasn't any better. I wouldn't say that the shine of my hair was improved at all after using this although it was easier to brush that it would have been without the conditioner. My hair overall looked pretty average after using this and I wasn't wowed by this product at all.

      I find that whether I use just the shampoo or the shampoo and conditioner that I need to wash my hair every single day. With other shampoo and conditioner products I am able to go two full days without washing my hair if I just want to have a quick shower every day and so this conditioner really is only worth of 2/5. This leaves my hair greasy but it does clear some of the tangles. The smell isn't nasty like it is with the shampoo but overall I just feel that this conditioner helped make my hair greasy quicker, it didn't remove all of my tangles and it took ages to wash out of my hair.

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      17.03.2013 13:50
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      soap and glory conditioner

      I am a bit hair obsessed and like to try new hair products in a bid to find ones that will suit my unruly locks! I love the soap and glory range of products as I think they smell amazing and seem to suit my skin type. Although I had previously tried and been disappointed in the glad hair day shampoo ,I was given a tube of the matching conditioner as part of a soap and glory basket of goodies I received as a present.

      The glad hair day conditioner comes in a toothpaste type tube designed to stand on its cap. I love the girlie pink colours and also find the retro design very appealing. The conditioner contains a range of ingredients including raspberry fruit vinegar and Shea butter. The conditioner promises to protect and strengthen hair,lock in moisture and leave hair with an amazing shine. The best claim,for me ,is that this conditioner is made from a no *no build up formula*,so you won't need to switch. I have found that using the same hair care products over time can leave my hair looking flat and lifeless.

      Like all soap and glory products,this one smells amazing! It has the typical soap and glory sweet,fruit scent that reminds me of marshmallows. In short I love it! The instructions tell me to squeeze any excess water from my hair after shampoo,then apply a small amount of the conditioner using my fingertips to massage into my hair for 60 seconds. The conditioner has a thick,creamy consistency ,a bit like a body butter. I found it rinsed out easily,although even when it was still wet my hair felt brittle. I usually leave my hair to dry naturally as using a hair dryer makes it even more prone to frizz! As it dried I was aware of just how dry and brittle my hair felt. Not only that but it also looked more frizzy than normal. I thought that maybe I had used too much of the product so tried again,this time using less. However the results were the same. I have since given the rest of the tube to a friend,who does like it!

      If you are interested in trying this conditioner then it is available from Boots costing £5.50 for a 250ml tube. Needless to say this is one soap and glory product I will not be buying!

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        10.03.2013 23:04
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        Not so good conditioner!

        I have never ever been so disappointed by a Soap and Glory product until I tried this one! I picked this up to try in Boots around a year ago now, and I am so glad I picked up the mini version to try first! I only paid £2.50 for it, and got the shampoo, and a body scrub too, which worked out at only £5 for the three as Boots had their usual 3 for 2 offer running. I couldn't wait to try this conditioner, as I love my hair being silky soft and in good condition.

        This conditioner comes in a bright pink squeezy tube with a lid to flip open, and the product inside is white in colour. It came out of the tube relatively easily, it isn't too thick, and in no way runny either. I liked the consistency of this conditioner, but unfortunately that's about all I liked! It smoothed over my hair nicely, although it just felt a bit too slimy to me. I left it on my hair a good few minutes like I would do with any conditioner whilst I am doing other things in the shower, shaving etc. When I rinsed it off, I just felt like I couldn't wash it out properly, my hair felt like it was being weighed down by this conditioner. It didn't feel soft at all and definitely not well conditioned.

        After lots of rinsing off of this conditioner, when I dried my hair, I actually had to get back in the shower and wash my hair again, as my hair just looked so greasy, and wet as if I hadn't dried it properly! It looked awful, and didn't even feel soft at all. It did nothing for my hair, and I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt a week later and use the product again, this time for the recommend 60 seconds only, which it states on the bottle, and it did the same thing. My hair was left greasy, limp and lifeless, and it did not look conditioned at all! My hair wasn't even easy to comb through when wet like it should be after using a conditioner.

        This conditioner is supposed to enhance gloss, and give your hair a nice shine, and unfortunately for my hair, it didn't do any of those things! It did smell lovely though when I was using it, but it didn't linger on my hair, I couldn't smell it much after I had dried my hair.

        I was really unimpressed with this conditioner, so it went in the bin! Luckily I only wasted £2.50, and this is one of the only products I have been really unhappy with in this range. It's a shame, but I won't be buying this again and wouldn't recommend it!

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          03.03.2013 21:10
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          A bad conditioner that left my hair greasy, flat and tangled

          Being a big fan of Soap & Glory's body products, I decided to give their hair products a go while out in the shops. I bought both the Glad Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner to see if I would be as impressed with these products.

          What does the product do?
          The product promises to condition the hair by both protecting and strengthening it. It also claims that it will give the hair a glossy finish and to detangle the hair leaving it easy to brush through. It included Shea Butter and Glycerin to hydrate and nourish the hair and Raspberry fruit vinegar to give the hair some shine. It has been designed for those with fine to normal hair and it has a no build up formula so your hair won't get used to it and you won't have to change.

          How do you use the product?
          The product is to be used in the same way that you would use your normal conditioner. After shampooing the hair, you then dispense some of the conditioner into your hands and then massage it into your damp hair for one minute. You then rinse out the product thoroughly and then dry and style the hair in your usual way.

          Packaging and Price
          The product comes contained within a pink plastic bottle and it has a flip top lid which is easy to open and close even when your hands are wet and soapy. It can also stand on the lid. It has lots of writing on the bottle telling you what the product will do and how to use it. It will cost you around £5.50 for a 250ml of the conditioner which is quite expensive. It can be bought from Boots and a range of online websites.

          Application and Performance
          The shampoo has a lovely scent which I knew it would as it has been created by Soap & Glory. It is very sweet, smelling like fruity peaches and I do like the aroma although some may find it a little artificial and sickly. The conditioner has a good consistency been not to thick and not too runny. It coats the hair well and it feels really hydrating as if it was working wonders on my hair. It also felt gentle and didn't cause any irritations or discomforts on my scalp. The conditioner smells lovely and the aroma is very evident as you apply the product to the hair.

          It is when the product is washed off that the problems start. My hair instantly feel knotty and tangled. I found it quite hard to brush my hair through before drying it. Once my hair was dry, I looked as if I hadn't bothered to wash it at all! It was really greasy looking and it was completely weighed down and flat due to the heavy formula. It had a shine to it in a greasy way and it wasn't easy to brush through. This is probably one of the worst conditioners that I've ever used. The only good bit was that my hair smelled nice so at least people knew that I had washed my hair!

          Conclusion
          All in all, I was far from impressed with this conditioner. Other than smelling nice, I don't have much positive to say about it. The product made my hair greasy straight away, made it look flat and completely weighed it down. I only used this product once but once was enough for me, yuk!

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            28.02.2013 19:31
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            Love the fragrance but hate what it does for my hair

            The only reason I bought this Soap and Glory product from Boots was because it was on a 3 for 2 offer at the time and to be honest I was slightly intrigued with the packaging. That, and a colleague at work really raves on about Soap and Glory products about how wonderful they are and how fantastic they are at what they claim to achieve. I'm not impressed, and I'll state that quite firmly right at the very beginning of this review.

            I bought three Soap and Glory products from Boots with points from my Advantage card. Well, I actually bought two products, strictly speaking, the third I got free. I bought the larger size tube (250ml) Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Conditioner, which cost £5.50 at the time. This product also comes in a smaller travel sized tube. I do recall thinking at the time that this was quite a lot of money to spend of a tube of conditioner, even if it was a large sized tube, but what swung it was the fact that I got a product for free.

            This tube of Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Conditioner is advertised as being a great conditioner to use to make your hair shine and look in fabulous condition. It's best used on fine to normal hair and as my hair is actually super fine, I thought this would be ideal for me. My hair also desperately lacks shine and is quite weak, and as this product also stated that it strengthens and protects hair, again I was under the impression that it would be suitable for my hair type.

            The container stands on its head so it's nice and easy top use whilst taking a shower. The first time I used it I was amazed by the strong and powerful smell. I really do love the fragrance as it's bold, fresh and fruity and I could just stand there sniffing it all day. That's where my fondness ended though. The conditioner is very thick in consistency and as my hair is fine and limp, I just found that it immediately felt very thick and heavy on my hair. It wasn't easy to comb it through with my fingers either and as it's so thick and gloopy it's definitely not the easiest of conditioners to rinse away. I felt like I was standing under the running shower for ages trying to get all the last bits out.

            Afterwards I dried and styled my hair as I normally do but I noticed straight away that my hair felt 'different'. By that, I mean that it felt heavy and slightly lifeless and just a bit 'dead'. It's quite difficult to explain what I mean, but my hair just didn't feel like 'my hair' any more, and I don't mean in a good way. The shine I was hoping for just didn't materialize, in fact it possibly looked more lifeless after I'd sued this product than it did before. I was really disappointed.

            I don't know if this product might suit someone with a different hair type to my own but it's certainly not suited to mine and I wish I hadn't bothered. Not as product I could possibly recommend though the fragrance was to die for.

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            16.12.2012 16:13
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            'Bad Hair Day' not 'Glad Hair Day' Conditioner!

            I'm not brand loyal when it comes to conditioners and shampoos, I'm happy to use whichever products happen to be on offer or seem to be the best value. I'll actually use pretty much anything, however after trying the Soap & Glory 'Glad Hair Day' (or actually 'Bad Hair Day' products as I've now christened them!) I can safely say that I won't be using these again!

            Soap & Glory products as I'm sure most people know are available in Boots. They are overpriced in my opinion, but they are typically on offer, normally on a '3 for 2' so this does make them slightly more affordable. Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day products are available in two sizes, the full size 250ml tubes which are £5.50 each, and the travel size 50ml tubes which are £2.50 each. I received 3 of the travel size tubes as a Secret Santa gift, 2 conditioners and 1 shampoo. Our Secret Santa limit was £5, and Soap & Glory products (including the travel sizes) are currently part of a '3 for 2' in Boots so Santa stuck to his £5 limit.

            So the travel size Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Conditioner comes in a 50ml tube, it's pink and retro themed like the rest of the Soap & Glory range, and it stands on its cap end so that it's easy to squeeze out the conditioner, especially the last few bits of conditioner. The consistency of the conditioner itself is quite thick, and it has that typical fresh and fruity Soap & Glory fragrance, if you've used any of the other Soap & Glory products then you'll know exactly what I mean. It does seem slightly fruitier than most Soap & Glory products, but it is still unmistakeably Soap & Glory. The fragrance lingers in my hair for the rest of the day after I've washed and conditioned my hair, the lingering fragrance isn't too overpowering, it's just subtle enough to be noticeable if I've wafted my hair. I do always use this along with the matching shampoo, so I am layering the fragrance so to speak.

            The conditioner says that it's an amazing daily shine conditioner, formulated to help detangle, gloss, protect and strengthen. It states that it's for fine to normal hair types, and that it's a no build up formula so you'll never have to switch conditioners. If you have thicker, fuller or curly hair then they recommend that you use their Glad Hair Day 'Thick' Conditioner instead (which is the same price, and available in the same 2 sizes).

            I find this easy to apply all over my slightly longer than shoulder length hair, I concentrate on the ends rather than the roots, and I leave it on for between 5 to 10 minutes, depending how long I spend in the shower. This doesn't seem to rinse out of my hair very well, it still feels as though my hair has a coating of the conditioner left on it after I've rinsed it all out, in a bad way not a good way though. It also takes absolutely ages to rinse all it out of my hair. Once I get out of the shower my hair is easy enough to comb through after using this conditioner, I still have the odd tangle, but nothing too major. Once my hair is dry it doesn't have the promised shine, in fact it looks quite lank, lack-lustre and dull. I also find that I need to wash my hair more often after using this conditioner and shampoo, I use them both together so I can't comment as to whether it's the conditioner or the shampoo that causes this. I've been totally unimpressed with the results of this, my hair doesn't look healthy after using it at all. In fact whilst using this conditioner and shampoo my husband has commented a few times that my hair looks like it needs washing when I've actually washed it that morning!

            I've personally not bought the Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day conditioner myself before, as I think that it just seemed quite expensive, I used this as it was a gift. After using the products I can safely say that I certainly won't go out and buy this for myself, and I wouldn't buy it as a gift for someone else, nor can I recommend it.

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            30.07.2012 19:13
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            Not worth the price

            I bought this Glad Hair Day Conditioner along with the shampoo by Soap and Glory, of which I had received very average, not very amazing results. For this reason, I was expecting no miracles from this product, and did not receive any either. Normally, I have great respect for the majority of Soap and Glory's products, because of their good quality and interesting fragrances, but their Glad Hair Day range certainly was far from meeting my expectations.

            I am glad now that I only purchased the small 50ml tube of this conditioner, as I do not think I will buying any more of Soap and Glory Glad Hair Day products in the future! However, this miniscule buy still managed to cost me the grand total of £2.50, which is very expensive considering that I only received 50ml of it. For that price, you can get far more conditioner which will last you far longer from other reputable brands, and with probably better results than were achieved with this one.

            The packaging is similar to the shampoo tube I bought: pink, bubbly and retro. The layout seems to be a little more crammed than other Soap and Glory products- maybe because they have to fit it all on a small tube? I can't complain about the packaging; it looks quite nice, as do most of Soap and Glory's products on my shelf. The conditioner is easily squeezed out through the opening, when you have removed the cap.

            The smell is also similar to the shampoo; not as fruity as it is meant to be and rather too perfumed. It does have a bubbly hint, which is usually prominent within most Soap and Glory items. Like the shampoo, it does not smell awful, but nowhere near as nice as some of the others from the Soap and Glory range. The smell is quite long lasting (maybe because I tend to use both the shampoo and the conditioner together), but it is not too prominent or out of the ordinary.

            After applying this like I would with an ordinary conditioner, leaving it in for a short amount of time and then rinsing it out thoroughly. The results, I found, after several applications (throughout several days of course) were nowhere near as good as it should be, for the price, anyway. It did make my hair a little more manageable to brush through, but it did not give it any sort of sign of the promised shine effect. It made my hair a little bit softer, but I felt that I could have received better results from something many times cheaper. The results just do not match up to the price or my expectations. Considering that this is a Soap and Glory product we are talking about here, I would have to call my experience of using this as downright disappointing.

            The conditioner is of a slightly thicker consistency than the shampoo, feeling more creamy and greasy. Instead of the translucent clear colour of the shampoo, this conditioner is a pale white colour. This can easily be applied.

            You should not apply too much conditioner, especially if you already have greasy hair, so this lasts longer than the shampoo, at least. However, I found that this conditioner did not leave my hair being too greasy; I guess that is a bonus, and a nice thing to say about a product I did not enjoy using all too much.

            Altogether, I do not think that this product is worth the price at all; it does not condition your hair too well. It is usable, I would say, but did not meet my expectations, and for those reasons, I can only give this product, from a brand that I like so much, 2 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

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              14.03.2012 21:02

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              Not recommended for fine hair

              A couple of months back after using a hair colour my hair became very dry & damaged, bits also broke off leaving my fine hair even finer. I recently discovered a great hair treatment ( ojon restorative hair treatment) but as I can only use this a couple of times a week was looking for a conditioner which I could use on a daily basis.
              My usual conditioner was no longer performing as it once had so I went on the search for a new one.
              I came across the Soap & Glory glad hair days conditioner in Boots & being impressed with all but one or two of the brands products which I've used in the past decided to give it a go, as It was also on special offer for £3.48 (its usually £5.22) I decided to buy along with the Glad hair days shampoo.

              The conditioner comes in a 250ml pink tube, in the usual quirky Soap & Glory style & claims to detangle, gloss, protect & strengthen. It is designed for fine to normal hair types & contains raspberry fruit vinegar, shea butter, panthenol, phytantriol & glycerin. It also claims to be a no buildup formula avoiding the need to switch conditioners. The product itself is white & quite thick but easy to squeeze from the tube. It also has a pleasant fruity fragrance.
              After washing with the shampoo which is designed for all hair types I followed insructions & massaged the conditioner into my scalp for one minute & then distributed throughout hair lengths. I then rinsed & after spraying on my usual volumising spray, blow dried & styled.
              At first I was pleased with the results, my hair was shiny, soft & voluminous. Unfortunately as the day wore on my hair became flat & weighed down & I began noticing that horrible panthenol feel to my hair which has always put me off of using the pantene range of products. I would say this is good as a conditioner to add shine & softness but going by my own experience this is a no, no for very fine hair.
              Also, in my opinion this conditioner is most definately not worth the normal price or even the discount price for that matter.

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              16.07.2011 22:59
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              A disappointing product from S&G

              I have several Soap & Glory products, the majority of things I have bought I like. I had tried the shampoo and not thought much of it but I still had some left so I decided to try it with the conditioner as that is supposed to give the best results according to S&G rather than wasting the bottle of shampoo as it's not the cheapest brand out there.

              You can get this conditoner in two sizes in Boots 250ml which costs £5.22 and a trail size which contains 50ml and costs around £2.

              The conditioner comes in the usual pink S&G packaging. This does seem to have an awful lot of writing on the front compared to the others though. This product also comes in two types one for fine/normal hair and a 'thick' version for a more intense condition. I chose the thick version as I have really dry damaged hair, it takes a battering from all the heat styling and highlighting I put it through.

              The front of the bottle states that the conditioner contains raspberry fruit vinegar to give your hair a great shine, candellia wax to enhance smoothness and something S&G call 'Hydrablast 365' which is an active ingredient that conditions, detangles, adds gloss and shine, smoothes and strengthens your hair.

              To use the conditioner you simply shampoo, you are recommended to use S&G Glad Hair Day shampoo for best results squeeze the excess water from your hair and apply a walnut sized amount from root to tip. You then need to leave the conditioner 'soak' in for a minute before rinsing thoroughly and combing through your hair with a wide toothed comb.

              The conditioner itself is bright yellow, it has a banana like fragrance, it says on the bottle it contains white peach as well as banana but the conditioner was dominated by the banana. It has a thick consistency, rather gloopy, it felt like applying a thick film to my hair.

              After seeing all of these claims on the bottle I was expecting fantastic results. It took forever to rinse out, no matter how many times I rinsed my hair I still felt that there was a 'film' on my hair and it felt like I hadn't rinsed all of the conditioner out. I stood under the shower for an extra few minutes just to make sure it was rinsed out. I dryed my hair as normal and decided not to use any styling products just to see how well the conditioner worked. Unfortunately I was really disappointed, my usual conditioner leaves my hair smooth and soft and so I hardly have to straighten it, I dried my hair in the same way after using this as I normally would and my hair looked messy and lank. It still felt like there was a film over my hair and it felt really weighed down.

              Overall I wouldn't recommend this conditioner, I have thick hair that I normally add serum, straightening cream and a heat protection spray to and it still doesn't look weighed down, however this conditioner successfully achieved that! I have since used it as a shaving cream as it was far to expensive to waste.

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                01.07.2011 12:19
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                Lasts well, conditions well enough but the smell really puts me off.

                I am typically an Aveda haircare girl, but my friend gave me a bottle of Soap and Glory Glad Hair Day conditioner when she bought the wrong type by mistake. I hadn't previously tried any Soap and Glory products so I was intrigued to see what it was like. I'd previously seen the big displays in Boots but due to somewhat of a *backlog* of beauty products I am in a no-buying phase at the moment.

                Soap and Glory has been around since 2006 and is known for its fun and funky packaging. It is made in the UK and I'm sure I read somewhere has the same creator as the Bliss range (which is much more expensive).

                *pricing*
                If you were buying it in Boots today (July 2011), it would cost you £5.22 for 250mls or £2.50 for 50ml. The larger bottle is currently on a 3 for 2 offer. I am reviewing the 'normal' hair version but it is also available in a 'thick and full' version.

                *packaging*
                The product comes in a large tube (as in the above picture) in a pink colour with lots of yellow and white boxes with lots of information. I personally find that the packaging looks a bit 'busy' and I'm not sure I would be easily able to buy the right thing for me if I was browsing in Boots due to the information overload. The information on the bottle includes ingredients, how to use, warning not to get it in your eyes, and lots of one-line statements like 'fruity fresh fragrance' and 'no buildup formula'. I would prefer a clearer statement of the key information, e.g. hair type, how to use, and for additional info to be less 'in your face'.

                *the product*
                The key ingredients mentioned are 'raspberry fruit vinegar, shea butter, panthenol, phytantriol and glycerin' which it claims will perform the multiple tasks of detangling, glossing, smoothing and strengthening. The full ingredient list is on the back of the package but I won't detail that here. The first thing that struck me when I opened the product was the fragrance. It is a very strong, sweet, almost sickly fragrance from which you can smell the raspberries. The colour of the product is white and it is of a good consistency (not too thin, not too heavy).

                *usage*
                The advice given is to remove excess water after washing and then rub a 'small measure' onto your roots and through your hair. It suggests that you massage it in for around a minute and then rub it through your ends. Afterwards you should rinse thoroughly and style as usual.

                You don't need a huge amount, maybe a ten pence sized blob for my shoulder length hair. At that rate it lasts a good long while. I've been using it 3/4 times per week for around 7 weeks and there is still about a quarter of the bottle left. I'd imagine it might do me three months which isn't a bad investment (especially when it was free to me).

                *does it work*
                My hair has blonde highlights and so can get dry at the ends. This conditioner is basically OK. It hasn't worked wonders on my hair, but neither has it left it dried out. I can easily get a comb through it after washing and it blow dries well without adding any other products. I wouldn't rush out to buy it again and I definately prefer my Aveda products.

                *the fragrance*
                I earlier mentioned the smell when you open the bottle. It is a sickly sweet smell of raspberries and as time has gone on I have come to hate it! My biggest problem with this product is that the fragrance lingers for far too long. You can obviously smell it strongly when you first apply it, and then when you are drying it. However, to my annoyance, I can smell it every time I move my head, not just on the day I wash it, but the next day too. As my hair is shoulder length and I wear it down, this means I get a waft of it just about every time I move my head. This is really horrible when you don't like a fragrance!

                *overall*
                It's reasonably priced, particularly if you get a deal with other products, it lasts well and smoothes your hair. On the downside, it smells far too strong and sweet and lingers too much on your hair. If you can handle the sweet smell, go for it, if not, I would keep on looking!

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              • Product Details

                Soap and Glory / Type: Conditioner