Product Type: Soap & Glory hair care products
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Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo
Advantages: Good packaging - Smells gorgeous - Didn't fade hair colour..
Disadvantages: It's rather awful.
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.
Summary: I would not recommend it.