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I'm not afraid to say I dont have the best hair in the world, too much bleaching means that it's quite processed and quite dry. I'm therefore trying to find the perfect shampoo and conditioner for it. To date my search has been fruitless whilst my dry ends expand!
I do tend to go for products that declare they are for dry and damaged hair so I wouldnt necessarily go for Glad Hair Day. I probably wouldnt have even tried it but for getting it in a big S & G tote box.
I have to say that this shampoo proclaims to be all things, it apparently creates ultra-shine, it glosses, smooths, repairs and strengthen. It's for all types including highlighted and heat process, it also, apparently, has a 'no build up formula' meaning that you never have to change products.
I don't really describe packaging as I don't think it says a lot so rather quickly, its the typical S & G pink with some quirky phrases on it. The tube has a flip lid but due to the design I don't find it stays on its end very well.
Glad Hair Day is unusually a clear gel and quite thick, theres no indication of how much to use so I try a 10p size blob at first having shoulder length hair.
The smell at first is not the best, it just smells like any other non-fragranced shampoo, slightly chemical but there is an undertone to it.
It's obvious pretty quickly that the 10p size blob isnt going to be enough, it doesnt cover even half my hair so another 10p sized blob goes on, add a little water and I try to lather it up. It manages it slightly to start with and then theres this explosion of smell. The chemical smell goes and it's replaced with this lovely raspberry scent. I dont quite get the lather promised, but then I've never managed that with any shampoo. I wash out the shampoo but I am slightly disappointed that some of my hair is still tangled. I did find it easy to wash out though.
After getting out the shower I still found that it hadnt untangled the hair at the underneath of my hair despite me paying special attention to it. The raspberry smell does intensify as I dried it which I was very pleased with. I did feel that my hair felt slightly coated even though I had paid attention to washing it out thoroughly,
So did it do what it promised?
Gloss: None at all
Smooth: On some areas but not consistently all over-large
Repair: Another no no, I still had all the split ends
Strengthen: Again no, it still broke really easily.
I'm aware that the above wouldnt happen with one wash but several weeks of using it regularly didnt do any of the above, which was disappointing.
I cant justify paying over £6 for a shampoo that just makes my hair smell nice so I wont be purchasing it again.. Time for the search to continue!
I'm a huge fan of the Soap and Glory range, but for some reason I'd never gotten round to trying the hair products, until my mum picked up the Glad Hair Day shampoo from the staff shop at work (she works for Boots who manufacture and package the product, and the ones with wonky labels go in the staff shop dirt cheap). Having pretty much loved every Soap and Glory product I've tried so far, I was expecting big things from this shampoo!
This comes in a 250ml container which normally costs £5.50 - a lot more than I would typically pay for a shampoo.It comes in a squeezable tube with a flat cap that allows it to be stood on end. The tube, like so many in the range, is a pink colour with cream, white and black texts - it's consistent with the brands style, although perhaps a little too consistent - I take my glasses off when I shower or bathe, and without them the packaging looks almost identical to the Pulp Friction exfoliator. I think perhaps it may have been better in a standard shampoo bottle to make for easy identification.
The shampoo is transparent and a thin gel in texture. I'm used to shampoos that look and feel creamy, and this just didn't tally with my expectations at all. I didn't find it lathered particularly easy, in fact I had to make my hair a little wetter to achieve a noticable foam. Theshampoo does have a delicate fruity fragrance to it - not as strong or deep as many of their other products, just a subtle combination of raspberry and peach.
The shampoo rinses out easily, and then it was just a case of drying my hair and seeing what the effect was. I'm sad to say I felt very let down by this shampoo, not only did it not deliver on it's promise to 'gloss, smooth, repair and strengthen ' but it actually made my hair feel awful - dry and strawlike, and very flat and lifeless. I thought perhaps I hadn't rinsed it off properly, so I hopped back into the shower to give my hair another rinse, but sadly once dried the result was just the shame.
I'm sure it works for some people - I have a friend that swears by it, and I gave her the remainder of the bottle. It may just be my hair type (dark, thick, chinese hair thanks to my mums genes) but for whatever reason it doesn't work for me, so sadly I can only award one star.
I know that most girls are mad about soap and glory but I have never really liked any of their products to be honest.
Mainly because I think that they're quite overpriced and the products i have actually tried have been a bit too sweet smelling for me, but nevertheless I was still really pleased when I got a big soap and glory gift set last Christmas (thanks mum!)
In the gift set there was heaps of products including a little mini sized 50ml bottle of the glad hair day shampoo. This costs £2.50 to buy which is expensive in my opinion for such a small bottle and you can buy four big bottles of cheap Alberto balsam shampoo for the same price.
A larger 250ml bottle of the glad hair day shampoo costs £5.50, which I know I know I definitely wouldn't pay in a million years, it really isn't worth it. My little mini bottle of it comes in a cute little tube sort of bottle which is plastic & squeezable. The colour scheme is bright pink and it has the instantly recognisable soap and glory design to it.
The first thing I don't like about the shampoo is the bottle design. The product is very runny so as soon as I open the flip lid it comes pouring out unless I hold it the other way around. It doesn't even need squeezing to get the product out and over half of the tube I have has gone to waste because its all poured out at once before I have time to flip the lid closed again, which is mega annoying.
Secondly, the consistency is just odd. The shampoo is clear and like a thin gel and I find that it is awkward to spread through my hair as it doesn't have a very smooth texture if that makes any sense at all! It doesn't lather very well and sits like a layer on my hair, which also makes it quite awkward to know if I've washed it all out.
One thing I do like, surprisingly, is the smell. Yes, it's very strong & very sweet, but I do really like it! It isn't as sickly as some of the soap and glory scents and it has a nice fruity, girly smell to it which unfortunately doesn't last long but it's nice while it does hang about! When I say it doesn't last long I literally mean I can't smell it in my hair even after a matter of hours of using it. It did leave my hair feeling clean, but that was about it.
So, in conclusion I can't say that I'm very impressed with this shampoo and I certainly wouldn't recommend it.
Soap & Glory are a name that I have come to know and love over the last few years. I always purchase my items from Boots and a few weeks ago there was 3 for 2 on Soap & Glory products so I picked up a Glad Hair Day Shampoo, Conditioner and another item too. I hadn't seen the shampoo or conditioner previously so figured that I would give it a try.
This shampoo is £5.50 for a 250ml which is fairly expensive so that made me think it should be good quality, as most of the soap & glory products are. I would sometimes pay more than this but I would need to know that a product works really well first.
This shampoo comes provided in a pink bottle, like many of the Soap & Glory products and it has a flip top lid. This makes it simple to open and start to use and the bottle stands on its bottom so that the shampoo is always down near the cap ready to use. As soon as I opened the cap I could smell a slight chemical smell. Now this is never a good start but when I sniffed more I could smell the 'fresh fruity fragrance' which really smelt bad!
To use this shampoo was very simple, like all shampoo really, I just applied it, lathered, waited a moment or two and then rinsed my hair. This did feel quite nice on my hair and I was able to get a generous amount of lather by rubbing for just a few seconds. It was simple to wash out in the shower and my hair felt quite nice after using it. Not amazing but pretty nice.
Once I got out of the shower I set about blow drying my hair in the same fashion that I always do. I didn't use a heat protection serum so that I could get the full results from using this shampoo. This is something that I often do when trying a new shampoo for the first time just to ensure that it is healthy for my hair and not causing unnecessary damage.
Now I must say that this had washed my hair, definitely, but the results were very disappointing. I found that I could wash and dry my hair and then within half a day my hair was very greasy again. Initially I thought I might have gone over the top with products when styling my hair but then I realised that it was definitely because of this shampoo on the second occasion when I made sure not to use any products on my hair. Normally my hair can last a good two days before it gets noticeably greasy so this shampoo is a real disappointment for me. In particular my roots looked greasy and horrible after just hours and when I was at work all day it was not a good look for me!
I found that as I used this more and more that my hair became more and more greasy and oily. I was really dissatisfied with this shampoo and I didn't even end up using a quarter of the bottle. A little went a long way with this shampoo but that was irrelevant really for the increased frequency I had to wash my hair and the build up of product that I experienced after just a few washes.
I will definitely not recommend this and I am rating it 1 star out of 5. I would possibly rate it 0 out of 5 if the option was there! This is not worth 50p let alone £5.50, in my opinion, and I will definitely not use this again. Sometimes when I find a product that I am not keen on I give it away to a friend but with this I threw it in the bin as I was so disappointed in it. There is an odd smell, like something has gone off, it left my hair greasy and overall I really didn't like the results that it gave me, at all.
I purchased a mini version of this glad hair day shampoo for Boots a while ago now, and paid £2.50 for it, along with the conditioner and a body scrub. I bought this size just to try the product to see if I like it, as the full bottles are £5 each, but these are a great size to take travelling with you as they are so small, but you do get a good amount in them, easily enough for a good week away.
This glad hair day shampoo came in the usual Soap and Glory packaging, a pink tube, which you squeeze to get the product out, and a lid you just flip open, so it is really easy to use. The shampoo itself is a light pink colour, and you need a good amount of this to get a decent lather, I felt like I needed to put loads on my hair to feel clean, as if I don't get a good lather I don't feel like the shampoo is doing its job! I kept having to add more water to my hair to lather it up a bit more, which was a pain, and this rinsed out so quickly, I didn't feel like I had any product left in my hair once washed out.
This didn't leave my hair very soft, but it did smell nice. I love the smell of this shampoo, it is sweet and girly, and stops my boyfriend nicking my shampoo! When I dried my hair, I was pleased to see it wasn't greasy, but it did look a bit dry. My hair was manageable but just not soft and nice like other shampoos I have used leave my hair. I didn't think it was that bad a shampoo until the day went on and my hair was just looking a bit lifeless! It just didn't have any volume, and just was going flat, and I blame the shampoo as this doesn't happen usually to my hair! I continued using it for a week to see if it got any better, and it didn't, towards the end of the day my hair was just dull and lifeless.
I wouldn't use this shampoo again on my hair, it did clean it nicely, but didn't lather well, and left my hair a bit dry, and dull after a while. I am glad I tried the mini version, as this lasted me a week, with some still left, so this was more than big enough to try the shampoo to see if I liked it. I wouldn't buy this again and don't recommend it unfortunately! It isn't too bad, just not nice enough for the price!
WHAT IS IT?
Shampoo from Soap & Glory.
Glad Hair Day shampoo is packaged in a pink tube that has got an old photograph of a lady washing her hair on the front. It is very nice packaging and what I like about Soap & Glory is that when I have got several of their products in the bathroom at the same time they all look very smart and feminine when displayed together in the bathroom. The tube is very good and I can get just enough shampoo out without wasting it because it is quite expensive. You only have to press the tube lightly at the end for the shampoo to come out and even when I have nearly finished my tube it still comes out very easily.
The shampoo is quite thick and it smells very beautiful with a feminine sweet fragrance that I like very much. It is hard to get bubbles from and I think that is because of how thick the shampoo is but it doesn't stick very well to my hair when it is wet so it slides off before I can get as many bubbles as I need to wash my hair properly. It rinses off easy but it doesn't wash my hair very good and my hair still feels very dirty as soon as I have dried it and it is dull without any healthy shine or gloss. My hair feels very dry after I have used Clean On Me shampoo and I dislike it very much, I used it only 3 times to give it a chance but it made my hair look a mess and it was very hard to style after washing so I had to wear it in a plain pony.
WHAT I THINK
I will not use this shampoo again and think the only good thing about it is the smell. I do not like the way my hair looks and feels after I have been using it and that it does not clean my hair at all means that it is not fit to be called a shampoo. The way it leaves my hair so dry is very bad because the feel of the shampoo before it comes out of the tube makes me believe it is going to be moisturising but even when I use a high quality conditioner after it there is still a lot of dryness and it feels like my hair is sticking together when I have used Clean On Me.
I think it is very expensive for a shampoo that does not work very well and I think people only buy it because it is Soap & Glory. It made my hair such poor condition that even when I used a better shampoo it took me a few washes to make it look nice again. My colour looked very dull also after I used Clean On Me and that was distressing because I am proud of my hair and felt sorry that I had ruined how it looked by using this shampoo when I had already heard bad reports about it saying that it was not very good quality.
Clean On Me costs £5 for a 125ml tube and I think that is bad value because it is not a very good hair care product and I will not buy it again or suggest that other people buy it.
1 Dooyoo Star.
I read quite a few reviews of the Soap and Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo before the somewhat anal compulsion for all my toiletries to match took hold, and I have to admit the vast majority of those reviews were less than glowing. Because of these rather uncomplimentary reviews, I was a little hesitant about trying the shampoo, but after having paid the rather high price of £5.50 for just 250ml, I wasn't going to just leave it as a rather pretty ornament on the bath edge. Rather than a bog-standard bottle, Glad Hair Day Shampoo is supplied in a flip lid, squeezy tube, rather like those that body creams come in, with the tube being decorated with a rather kitsch picture of a 50s pin-up washing her hair. The pink colour theme does mean that this shampoo can sit happily amongst all my other Soap and Glory products without feeling out of place, while all the relevant usage, safety and ingredient information is held on the rear of the tube.
I'm finding it hard to decide whether I like the design of the tube that this shampoo comes in. On one hand, the way that it sits on it's cap means that it is easier to get at every last dreg of shampoo and the flip lid means that I don't have to worry about screwing a top back on with soapy hands, or water getting into the bottle. But on the other hand the actual design is far too similar to the matching conditioner, meaning I have to check that I'm using the correct product and the flip lid is a little stiff to operate, especially with wet hands. The actual aperture for releasing the shampoo is the perfect size to release the perfect amount with a minimum of effort.
When full it takes very little pressure to squeeze out a blob of the thick, pink tinged gel that is Glad Hair Day Shampoo, I have a very short hairstyle, that just about reaches my ears at the front (shorter at the back) and I only need a small amount of the gel to create enough lather to cover my scalp and hair. With the gel being so thick and the water where I live so hard, I did think I would have to use a lot more and work a lot harder to produce the amount of lather that I did. Scent-wise Glad Hair Day shampoo is very sweet and fruity, with me being unable to exactly pinpoint the particular fruit, other than it being sweet yet tangy. Reading the actual tube, it states that it contains Raspberry Fruit Vinegar, which would explain the fruity aroma. Any diluted vinegar is excellent for removing grease from the hair while conditioning and de-tangling and raspberry smells a lot nicer than malt vinegar. The shampoo also contains panthenol, glycerin and phytantriol which combined with the raspberry vinegar are said to gloss, smooth. repair and strengthen the hair and add up to an ultra-shine daily super-shampoo.
While the instructions state to rub a small handful of shampoo into my hair and work into a lather, but with my short hair, I only need a blob the size of broad bean. The shampoo lathers up well and soon coats my head with bubbles, while releasing the gorgeous fruity aroma. After massaging the lather into my hair for a minute, it's time to rinse and I find that it does take a little longer to completely rinse the shampoo from my hair than I am used to. With my particular hair type I find that if I condition my hair after every hair-wash it quickly becomes lank, so I only follow up a shampoo with conditioner every other wash, meaning that I've experienced this shampoo used on it's own and in conjunction with the matching Glad Hair Day Conditioner. Without using conditioner my hair does feel a touch dry, but no more so than with any other shampoo, there are no knots or tangles, my hair feels squeaky clean and smells divine. As my hair dries, it feels soft to the touch and is manageable, again no more so than with other shampoos and a little less so than when I use my favourite Lush Honey shampoo. The fruity scent slowly fades and is replaced with what I can only describe as a hairdresser smell, what I mean by that is that it smells as if I had just been to the hairdresser for a cut and blow dry.
While not exactly in bad condition, my hair is fine and there is a lot of it, making it seem much thicker than it is, it is also regularly dyed red, which could make it dry. This shampoo does not seem to do anything to worsen the condition of my hair, but I can't really say that it does all that much to improve the condition. I still need to wash my hair every other day, with it starting to look a touch greasy by the end of the second day, but again this is normal for me. Basically this shampoo is no better and no worse than any other that I have used, which means that despite the beautiful scent I really don't think it's worth the much higher than average price tag, even though it will last me a long time as I only need to use a tiny amount at a time. Even when combined with the conditioner, it only gives slightly above average results and this is one Soap and Glory product I won't be re-purchasing.
While this is not a bad shampoo as such, I do not feel that it is worth the much higher than average price tag. I am just glad that I bought this during a three for two event at Boots, meaning it was far better value. Making a recommendation is actually a little tricky, as performance-wise, on my hair, Glad Hair Day shampoo deserves three stars out of five, while the scent would get five stars out of five and the value for money a measly two out of five. So taking all three aspects into account, I am giving Soap And Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo three stars out of five and recommending that you purchase it if it is on special offer, or perhaps you could buy the travel size (50ml/£2.50).
*While there are lots of chemicals in the ingredient list, Soap and Glory do not test on animals preferring to use human guinea pigs.
There are many benefits to having an older sister with whom I am very close, but I must confess that I do love inheriting her unwanted toiletries and cosmetics, which she will present to me on a regular basis. This works both ways of course, and I will often gift her with my unwanted bottles of perfume and body care items.
I cannot confess to being a loyal or devoted fan of the well-known "Soap & Glory" range of products, feeling that most of the products in the range that I have tried out have caused irritation to my sensitive skin, or have felt rather mundane to use in comparison to some of the beautiful products that I buy regularly from rival brands.
Based on this experience, I did feel slightly sceptical about the two items my sister gifted to me a while back, as both were from the Soap & Glory range. My sister had not been impressed with either item and so passed them on to me, with this review discussing my experiences of using the "Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo."
I received a rather small 50ml-sized tube of the product, but I believe it is also available to buy in a larger 250 ml tube, should you prefer, and this currently costs £5.50 from Boots. The current price for my small 50ml tube is £2.50. I believe there are matching conditioner products available from the Soap & Glory Range. The shampoo is available to buy in all good stockists of the Soap & Glory range which includes larger branches of Boots. You can also buy online at www.boots.com, where postage costs apply. (Info correct as @ January 2013).
The packaging is rather unusual for a shampoo product as most similar products are packaged in bottles. The Glad Hair Day Shampoo in comparison, is packaged in a squeezable tube which looks similar to a body cream product or something similar. The small tube that I have is a bright pink colour, and the usual colours of pink, white and black that are always used in the Soap & Glory branding appear all over the tube, allowing for an extremely eye-catching appearance.
The tube is extremely easy to use and I have found it much easier to use this tube of shampoo when compared to my usual brand which comprises of a hard plastic bottle. The convenience of the Soap & Glory Shampoo is down to it being a squeezable tube, as I suffer with limited mobility and weakness in my hands as a result of poor health. The Glad Hair Day Shampoo's packaging is completely suitable and agreeable in terms of me coping with the packaging easily and I cannot fault this aspect of the product at all.
The shampoo product itself looks rather strange, I must confess. Instead of a thick, creamy shampoo, the Glad Hair Day's texture and consistency resembles something that is more 'gel' like in its appearance and texture. I found this to be rather unusual, but was impressed to note that this consistency allowed the product to feel quite 'light' on my hair during the application and 'lathering' process. I thought it felt quite pleasant to use on my hair, and I noticed that it lathered very easily too, creating an abundance of soapy bubbles, which I found quite surprising given its thin consistency.
I did find that the product carried a really lovely aroma, which again, surprised me, mainly because I have found the assorted scents and fragrances of most of the other products I have tried from the Soap & Glory range in the past were really not at all suited to my own taste, being extremely perfumed and somewhat over-powering. The Glad Hair Day Shampoo, in comparison, feels more fruity than highly perfumed and this gives the fragrance a rather refreshing edge that is most welcome, in my opinion. I am sure I can detect a delicious 'citrus' note within the shampoo's scent too, that is slightly reminiscent of fresh grapefruit or something. This gives the shampoo a rather invigorating, refreshing feel to it that I thought was extremely enjoyable.
When it came to rinsing the product from my hair, I found that this took quite a long time, probably because the shampoo's lather felt quite 'soapy' when compared to my usual shampoo product. Admittedly, I do have quite thick hair and it is quite long at the moment, but even so I felt I was rinsing the Glad Hair Day Shampoo from my hair for absolute ages before I felt satisfied that all traces had been removed. I always follow my shampooing routine with the use of a conditioner product, and this is what I have done each and every time the Soap & Glory Shampoo has been used.
I found that the lovely smell I had been experiencing during the shampooing process had all but disappeared by the time my hair was styled and dried. This is not something that would deter me from repurchasing a particular product, it has to be said, although I admit I was slightly disappointed that I could not detect the lovely fruity aroma on my long hair.
I found that the Glad Hair Day Shampoo was not particularly harsh on my expensive hair colouring, and I noticed no fading or 'stripping' of my dark colour from my locks.
The appearance of my hair was surprisingly dull, with no healthy shine being particularly evident, although a quick spritz of a 'leave-in' shine spray helped the appearance of my hair a little. I would wholeheartedly disagree, therefore, with the statement made by S&G on the product's tube regarding the shampoo and it's "Ultra Shine" properties.
I did think that my hair felt soft, but I attribute this result to the use of a separate conditioning product, rather than being a result achieved from the shampoo itself. I also noticed no tangles or knots but again, I feel that this result is obtained from my conditioner rather than my shampoo.
I have to say that I felt my hair felt very slightly 'heavy' which I found really surprising, given the light, thin consistency of the shampoo. Whether this feeling was as a result of the over-powering lather obtained from the shampoo is anybody's guess but I confess that I didn't like it at all, and felt it left my hair looking rather limp. I felt too that a slight residue was left behind on my hair, and although I can't quite put my finger on why or explain in much detail, it was obvious that after only a day and a half from washing my hair using the Glad Hair Day Shampoo that my hair was going to need washed again. I felt my hair looked completely lifeless and quite dirty, which is not a particularly good look! I must stress that I can always obtain at LEAST two days between washing my hair, usually three or four, in fact, before it starts to feel unclean and I want to wash it. So, by my standards at least, the Soap & Glory Shampoo didn't wash or clean my hair to the same standard as my usual shampoo products.
For the reasons outlined in this review, I feel I can only justify a two-star rating in the Dooyoo product rating score. One star represents the excellent, convenient packaging that I found extremely agreeable, and the second star is for the shampoo's lovely aroma. In terms of cleaning my hair or being beneficial to my hair in ANY way, the award is, of course, zero.
~*~ Spoilt! ~*~
My mum knows how much I love Soap & Glory's range of skincare products and along with lots of other presents and a huge S&G gift set she also bought me a few 250ml tubes of the glad hair day shampoo & conditioner as stocking fillers - best mum ever! This review is of the shampoo, but I will also be reviewing the conditioner at some point.
~*~ Price ~*~
As I said above, I relieved this as a gift so didn't purchase it myself, but I am aware that the retail price is around a fiver, which I think is extremely overpriced for a reasonably small tube of shampoo and its definitely not the best value for money, which is why I'd never tried it before - I'd seen it around but the price had always put me off.
~*~ Packaging ~*~
The packaging is quite unusual as the shampoo comes on a squeezey tube rather than an average shampoo bottle. I actually like the design though as the tube is easy to grip with wet hands and easy to squeeze too. The tube has got the usual, instantly recognisable S&G colour scheme - bright pink with a black and white picture of a smiling, vintage looking woman on the front as well as loads of information about the product.
The packaging is really bright and girly and it makes a nice change from a generic looking bottle of shampoo. The only disadvantage about the packaging though is that I can't take this to the gym with me for when I have a shower after working out because the flip lid pops open if the bottle is squeezed hard so it would make a real mess in my gym bag if something fell on top of it.
~*~ Manufacturer Claims ~*~
Soap and Glory describe this as a shampoo which is formulated to gloss, strengthen, repair and smooth hair. There's lots of interesting ingredients in it including raspberry fruit vinegar which apparently enhances shine as well as vitamin b5 which strengthens the hair and lots more nourishing ingredients. S&G say that this is paraben free, has a 'no build up formula' and they say that it has a fruity fresh fragrance.
~*~ My Opinion ~*~
I'd been wanting to try this shampoo for absolutely ages but wasn't sure if it would be worth the price having read mixed reviews of it on beauty blogs. I was really pleased to receive a few tubes of it as a gift, as I doubt that I'd of gotten around to trying it if I hadn't. The first thing that I like about the shampoo is the squeezey tube, which is a handy size and a lot more practical than a big, bulky shampoo bottle.
The first time that I opened the tube of shampoo I must of sat sniffing it for about five minutes - I love the scent!! It's just as S&g describe - sweet, floral, girly and fruity. It has a kind of perfumed fragrance which I like, although the scent is not quite as clean smelling or refreshing as my usual shampoo. The consistency is a little different to most of the other shampoos that I have as rather being a lotion kind of shampoo it is quite a thick, clear gel.
Although pretty thick, the shampoo spreads over my hair well. I've got long, thick hair and find that I need at least two large blobs to get full coverage and as a result I've already used half of one of my tubes of it in a week (I wash my hair 4 times a week). The shampoo lathers well and the fruity smell fills the bathroom as I sit relaxing while it soaks into my hair for a minute or so. As soon as I've washed it out my hair feels nice and clean as well as a little smoother and softer, but there's not a drastic improvement and I have had the same effects from a much cheaper shampoo. The smell doesn't linger for very long either, despite that I use the conditioner as well.
~*~ Overall ~*~
A gorgeous smelling shampoo, but it's very overpriced and there are much cheaper shampoos available which have the same effect on my hair. I personally wouldn't buy this and I'm glad that I received my bottles of it as a gift.
3 out of 5 stars.
Knowing that I am an avid fan of all things Soap and Glory, my hubbie rather generously splashed out on a few items for my Birthday a few months back one of which was this 'Glad Hair Day' shampoo. Having used to be a person who spent quite a bit of money on all products hair related, I have recently been being slightly more stringent with my smellies and therefore receiving this shampoo was quite a nice little treat. In addition the beautifully girly packaging was a nice addition to my already overflowing bathroom shelf.
~The Product and Packaging~
This shampoo comes elegantly packaged in what can only be described as the pink bottle and black and white illustration that you might typically associate with the Soap and Glory Range. A rather beautiful woman who looks a tad (in my opinion) like a young Elizabeth Taylor adorns the front of the bottle and she can be seen massaging a thick lather into her hair. Text at the top of the bottle claims that this shampoo can "Give your moody mane the heave ho, have a glad hair day" whilst a trio of stars only add to the first impression that this is a quality shampoo.
Once the cap of the 250ml bottle has been clipped open a small hole provides the outlet through which the shampoo can be squeezed. The shampoo is translucent in colour with a slight hint of pale pink and smells gorgeous in my opinion. Whilst the scent is what I would expect from the Soap and Glory range the bottle does indicate that it contains raspberry fruit which at a guess would explain the fruity and feminine fragrance. In addition to the raspberry scent are some deeper slightly musky notes which give a floral note and all in all this creates a lovely perfumed shampoo which fills the bathroom with scent.
Soap and Glory claim that this shampoo is an 'Ultra shine' daily shampoo and that it contains a number of ingredients which gloss, smooth, repair and strengthen hair during use. These ingredients are raspberry fruit vinegar, panthenol, glycerine and phytantriol.
~Using the Shampoo~
Whilst I know that shampoo application is more or less the same process regarding the shampoo being used, I do like to read the back of the bottle before I wash my hair for the first time with a new shampoo. With this product, Soap and Glory state that the shampoo should be rubbed into wet hair and massaged with the fingertips to work up a lather and to release the 'key' ingredients. Should you have really greasy hair, this process should be repeated and if not you should rinse and follow with the most hair-type appropriate conditioner.
These instructions are all very interesting but they fail to address how much should be used. Therefore I applied a 10p size dollop of shampoo to my shoulder length hair. What struck me when I first used this shampoo was how thick the shampoo consistency was when squeezed out of the bottle. Unlike other shampoos which are thin and runny in texture, this one is quite gloopy and felt cool when applied to my head. The shampoo requires a bit of effort to massage it evenly throughout my hair but it did lather up well once the shampoo warmed to my head. After a thorough massage, I rinsed the shampoo out of my hair and followed with the related conditioner before blow drying to see the results.
After using this shampoo I was most impressed with the fragrance of the product which I associated with being feminine, a fragrance which lingered in my hair all day after washing. However, this quality seemed to be one of the few things that I liked about this shampoo after using over the next couple of months. The cleaning power of this shampoo was questionable in my opinion. Whilst my hair did look shiny and glossy after washing it left my hair lacking volume and bounce meaning that my hair looked and felt slightly lank. As I was using both the shampoo and related conditioner I decided to try just the shampoo on its own to see if it could be the conditioner leaving my hair looking lank and not the shampoo. However, despite using two doses of shampoo and no conditioner the results were still negligible. As I usually only wash my hair once every couple of days I did begin to use the shampoo daily in an attempt to address the lack of volume in my hair which only led to nice smelling hair and a rapid decline of shampoo left in the bottle.
Therefore, although I have enjoyed using this shampoo if only for the lovely smell it creates, there are other Soap and Glory products that create the same fabulous scent and so I will be using these in the future as oppose to this shampoo.
~Price and Availability~
This shampoo can be bought from a number of online retailers as well as from Boots where you can typically expect to pay around £5.50 for 250ml which I consider quite expensive for the results that I got.
This is a lovely smelling shampoo which delivered on scent but not on results and therefore it will be scoring a mediocre 2 stars from me. I would have difficulty in recommending this shampoo but would say that it might suit users with thick hair as oppose to my medium density fine hair type.
I hope this review has been of some use and thanks for reading! x
I'm not brand loyal when it comes to shampoos and conditioners, 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, 1 shampoo and 2 conditioners. 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 Shampoo 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 shampoo, especially the last few bits of shampoo. The shampoo itself is quite a thick shampoo, 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 a slightly cleaner and 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 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 conditioner, so I am layering the fragrance so to speak, it may not last quite as long if you are just using the shampoo.
The shampoo says ''Give your moody mane the heave-ho, have a Glad Hair Day with this ultra-shine daily super shampoo, from Soap & Glory''. It states that it's suitable for all hair types including highlighted and heat processed hair, and that it's a no build up formula so you'll never have to switch shampoos.
I don't find that this shampoo lathers up very well on my hair in the shower, I feel like I need to use lots of it, I know that I probably don't, it just probably doesn't lather up as much as most shampoos. It rinses out well however it doesn't seem to leave my hair feeling squeaky clean, it seems to leave my hair feeling a bit dry and parched and crying out for conditioner to be applied. It also seems to leave my hair quite knotty and tangled at this stage, until I've then applied the conditioner. Once my hair is dry it doesn't have the promised 'ultra-shine', in fact it looks quite lack-lustre and dull. I also find that I need to wash my hair more often after using this shampoo and conditioner, I use them both together so I can't comment as to whether it's the shampoo or the conditioner that causes this. I've been totally unimpressed with the results of this, my hair doesn't look healthy after using it at all.
I've personally not bought the Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day shampoo 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.
Soap and Glory are hands down one of my favourite brands for beauty products. I love many items from their range, and never seem to be disappointed with them. How wrong I was. Thankfully, I did not have to purchase this product and was given it from a friend. Funnily enough, the reason she passed it on to me was because she absolutely hated it. I really should have trusted her judgement!
If for some mad reason you are interested in purchasing this shampoo, the S&G range is stocked at most Boots stores and is quite easy to get hold of. The price this is sold at is £5.50 which I feel is very expensive for a shampoo. Especially when it has nothing good to show for it.
I was excited to use it as I love S&G, and as this is part of their Original Pink range, I was hoping it would have the same yummy and squeaky clean scent as all their other products. Unfortunately, when I opened up the cap, I really did not like the smell. It is described as 'a fresh fruity fragrance incorporating notes of the classic Soap and Glory fragrance with a big dollop of peach on top'. Personally I think it smells like gone off fruit, and really is not too pleasant.
You get a standard 250ml worth of shampoo, but it comes upside down and in a nice bottle which makes it much easier to dispense the shampoo. I completely love the bottle and design of the product, as it follows the usual Soap and Glory style of retro feel products. I particularly loved the name 'Glad Hair Day', and was really hoping for good results from it. I was not expecting big results, but I had a certain expectation for the quality of it.
Using the shampoo was a breeze, and it was quite nice in the shower despite the smell. It lathered up really nicely and covered my whole hair with only a small amount. It washed out nicely and my hair did feel quite clean upon immediate use. I was excited to see how well it worked when my hair was dry.
It had cleaned my hair well, but not difference in terms of shine like the product claimed. In fact, it did no more than your bog standard shampoo. Had I have paid the full price, I would have been very disappointed in the results. However, the thing which really got me was the after effects of using this. Within almost hours, my hair got really greasy easily despite applying no other products to it. This shampoo just seems to make my roots much more oily and it is not a good look at all!
One thing I was really excited about this shampoo was that it claims to have a no build up formula. I often have to change shampoos as I do tend to suffer from product build up really bad when it comes to shampoos. This is the first one that has promised a no build up formula which is perfect for everyday use. Unfortunately, I did experience product build up with this, and this just made my hair more and more oily.
Overall, I have been so disappointed with this shampoo from Soap and Glory that I have just chucked it in the bin. Do not waste your money on this as the quality is just not there. It is okay for a basic wash to the hair, but why not pop to Poundland and get a shampoo that works better? It smells weird, leaves hair greasy quickly and costs far too much. The only product I have ever been disappointed with from Soap and Glory, and I definitely will be avoiding this in the future. Avoid like the plague! Thanks for reading and hope it helps.
Unfortunately it was a bad hair day for me after using this shampoo and the accompanying conditioner.
I received a tube of this shampoo in a big bumper bag of Soap and Glory products last Christmas and was really excited to try it. Up until that point I had lived every single Soap and Glory product I had tried but unfortunately with this shampoo I have found a product I dot like. I know, it was a big shock to me too because usually their products work so well on my body, skin, face etc but I had never tried a product from their range on my hair before.
When I firs got this I obviously flipped open the cap and took a whiff of the amazing scent. It's such a shame it didn't work on my hair as the smell is absolutely wonderful. It is the original Soap and Glory scent, a lovely sweet marshmallow scented fruit fragrance and in addition to that there is the strong fruity smell of peach added to it. It smells amazing in the tube and it smelt amazing on my hair.
Soap and Glory say, "Give your moody mane the heave-ho, have a GLAD HAIR DAY with this ultra-shine Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo." The shampoo is supposed to gloss, smooth, repair and strengthen you hair. It contains raspberry Fruit Vinegar for shine enhancing, glycerin which adds gloss and shine, panthanol and Phytantriol which are for strengthening and protecting and pro-Vitamin B5 for moisturising and strengthening.
So, it looks like it has a lot of good ingredients to give you nice hair but unfortunately this shampoo did not work for me. It's funny because this shampoo is supposed to contain a no build up formula but that's exactly what did happen to my hair. After just one wash it felt like I still had product in my hair and it was heavy and lank and felt like I needed to wash it again. I had used the conditioner so I washed again without this but could still feel something in my hair after a second wash so unfortunately I have not used this again.
Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo
I tend to like the Soap and Glory products and bought this just because we needed more shampoo and there was a 3 for 2 offer on a Boots.
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?...
The shampoo has been tested by professionals and is suitable for all hair types including highlighted and heat processed hair. It contains no build up formula, and is apparently formulated to gloss, smooth, repair and strengthen your hair.
Included in the ingredients are a number of products designed to make hair look as good as it can. These include:
*Raspberry Fruit Vinegar which is shine enhancing
*Glycerin which adds gloss and shine
*Panthanol and Phytantriol to strengthen and protect
*Pro-Vitamin B5 to moisturise and strengthen
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
As with all of the Soap and Glory products the packaging is quite 50s looking. This plastic bottle doesn't differ; its pale pink with the title of the product on the front and a kind of 50s pin up picture ate the top of the bottle. There are a number of magazine type comments on the bottle advertising the product and looking as though they are from an advertisement. On the back of the bottle is all of the information about the shampoo.
The bottle has a flip up. Close down lid and the shampoo is dispensed from a hole underneath the lid.
With a small squeeze of the bottle, the shampoo is dispensed easily and immediately I can smell the quite fruity small not surprising as it is advertised as having a fruity fresh fragrance incorporating notes of the classic Soap and Glory fragrance with a big dollop of peach on top; its actually the peach which I can smell the most, and I do like it.
USING THE SHAMPOO...
Use as any other shampoo by massaging a small amount of the shampoo onto wet hair and work to a lather before rinsing completely and repeating if necessary. The shampoo isn't especially thick and maybe because of this, it is very easy to get a good lather going. It is also very easy to rinse out and I find that I don't need a lot of the shampoo to get a very good clean and I certainly don't need to repeat the shampooing process.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The shampoo is available online at www.boots.com and also instore at Boots stores and costs £5.50 for 250ml
A good quality shampoo with a pleasant scent which lingers in my hair after washing and rinsing.
This cleans hair effectively and leaves it looking shiny and healthy.
Thanks for reading
I doubt there are many people who don't enthuse about the Soap & Glory range as everyone seems to love these products. My daughter loves them so much, I have stayed up until the early hours near Christmas to bag her a bargain Soap & Glory gift set from Boots online as they went on sale as part of their weekly Christmas offers.
I can understand the appeal of the quirky retro design of these products and clever product naming, but as they are all pink in colour, they aren't products which appeal to me personally as I really do not like the colour pink. However, I have always thought I wouldn't mind trying some to see what all the fuss was about.
So when my friend presented me with a couple of Soap & Glory items as a birthday gift for my upcoming birthday, presented in a pretty Soap & Glory gift bag, I was quite pleased I would have the chance to try this popular range for myself.
One of the items in the bag was this Glad Hair Day shampoo which comes in a 250ml tube with the usual Soap & Glory pink design with a retro black and white photo of a woman and some quirky text to accompany it.
The shampoo is described as a daily 'super' shampoo designed to give your hair a shiny, glossy finish. It contains Raspberry Fruit Vinegar, Panthenol, Phytantriol and Glycerin which I have found in past experience can make my hair feel greasy and as I have greasy roots to begin with, I wasn't quite sure if this would be the shampoo for me, but then I remembered a couple of shampoo products with Glycerin I have used recently which were absolutely fine and so I remained positive.
My hair tends to get greasy at the roots and dry at the ends and so it isn't always easy to find a great shampoo but I have one or two favourites. I was very curious as to how this would perform on my hair seeing as it states it is suitable for all hair types. I need a shampoo which will clean my hair but not be too heavy and so always prefer a 'light' shampoo and then when applying a conditioner afterwards I concentrate mainly on the ends of my hair.
The shampoo itself does smell really nice and although it is difficult to describe I can understand why people love the scent as it seemed a musky, fruit and herbal blend to me, but quite unique as I cannot recall using any other shampoo with a similar smell to this.
The shampoo is pink as you might expect and has quite a think consistency which I wasn't expecting. Because of this, I found I needed to apply more than I usually would when using a shampoo, as it wasn't easy getting it to lather up.
Despite the lovely fragrance, I wasn't enjoying applying this shampoo to my hair at all. I found it hard work and it felt thick and heavy. Rinsing it off was just as difficult as it felt as if the shampoo was clinging to my hair making it feel heavy and lank. Eventually when I thought I had rinsed it all out and wrapped a towel around my hair, I still thought my hair didn't feel the way I like it to feel. In fact I ended up giving it yet another rinse as I thought I could feel residue on my hair.
Things didn't really get any better as I began to dry my hair. The roots felt heavy as did the ends and my hair was looking lank and still felt heavy once dry. All day long my hair was seriously getting on my nerves. There was a shine to the roots but they felt flat and heavy. I have long hair and it just looked limp and flat. I have a natural curl to my hair but it seemed almost lifeless. The end result reminded me of some Charles Worthington shampoo I tried some time ago with similar results.
By the evening time I could not stand it any longer and my hair just looked greasy I thought as well as feeling awful and so I washed it again with my regular shampoo and felt much better. This 'ultra-shine super shampoo' seemed to offer me a greasy look instead of shine I thought and I couldn't bear to use it again which is a shame really. The only thing I liked about it was the fragrance which did linger on my hair.
This shampoo isn't cheap either and averages between £5 - £5.50 per tube, although I have seen Soap & Glory products on 3 for 2 offers in Boots from time to time.
I really can't recommend this, but I know people have different hair types and so everyone won't achieve the same result as me. I was talking to my daughter about it and she said she didn't like it either even though she is a big fan of the Soap & Glory range, this is the one thing she does not like.
After wondering what all the fuss was about with Soap & Glory products, I can't say I am a fan based upon my first experience of using one of their products here, but I shall remain open minded about other products in the range and hope the next product I try will be one to enjoy.