Product Type: Soap & Glory hair care products
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For hair that looked sad not glad!
Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo
Member Name: hanmillie
Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo
Advantages: Feminine scent, added shine
Disadvantages: Weighed hair down, lank and slightly greasy looking results
~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
Summary: Not the best Soap and Glory product I have used!