Product Type: Soap & Glory hair care products
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My introduction to Soap & Glory wasn't glorious at all...
Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo
Member Name: jeffjen
Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo
Advantages: The fragrance.
Disadvantages: Didn't work well at all on my hair, difficult to lather. Expensive.
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.
Summary: I was left disappointed by my first experience of Soap & Glory.