Product Type: Soap & Glory hair care products
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Supply your hair with claggy glossiness...
Soap & Glory Hair Supply
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Soap & Glory Hair Supply
Advantages: Makes hair look more smooth and shiny, with fewer split ends
Disadvantages: Expensive, makes hair feel claggy and full of tangles
A while ago, I ran out of my Soap & Glory Glad Pits deodorant (which is my 'special occasions' deodorant) and decided to stock up when Boots had a 3 for 2 offer on. I got two deodorants, and looked around for something else to try to make up the third item. The item I eventually chose was Hair Supply, an intensive conditioner described as "a super gloss-giving radiance & repair mask treatment for all hair types". My hair is dyed and I dry and straighten it every day, so it is sometimes not in the best condition and I thought that Hair Supply might help. The price was around £6 but I think it has gone up a little recently with the VAT rise.
Hair Supply comes in a clear upside-down tube with a peach-colour flip lid and a peach and black and white label. The picture is of a demented-looking woman and the product is described as an "ultra-lite gel formula [which] hydrates and defrizzes but won't weigh hair down!"
Inside, the product is of a thick creamy consistency and is creamy-yellow in colour. The scent is lovely - it smells rather like the other pink Soap and Glory products, sweet and floral - and the smell lingers on the hair after use.
There are two ways to use this product. One is as a normal conditioner - leave on for 60 seconds for a daily treatment. The other is as a more intensive weekly treatment - for this, you should leave it on for three or four minutes. I've tended to use the product as a weekly treatment but I see no reason, based on my experience, why it shouldn't be used as a daily conditioner though I think it would be better to be careful not too use too much.
My hair is thick - though not too thick - and there is lots of it. It isn't always in the best condition and sometimes feels a bit straw-like and dry. I hoped that this product would make it look smooth and shiny.
After washing my hair, I used a 50p-sized piece of Hair Supply on the ends of my hair (as the ends are the driest part). After leaving it on for the requisite time, I washed it off, then dried and straightened my hair as usual.
I noticed immediately that my hair was harder to style and comb and kept getting tangled in the brush. It also felt very claggy and if it had been coated with a film of product. It wasn't a very nice feeling at all and I hated touching my hair! I could also feel this as I straightened my hair - it seemed to stick together and felt horrible. At the same time the ends felt dry, not moisturised at all!
On the plus side, my hair did look more shiny and smooth and there seemed to be fewer split ends. The effect lasted for a good couple of days, so this product definitely made a difference. I'm not sure why there was such a difference between how my hair felt and how it looked, but there certainly was!
I don't think I will be buying this product again, as it feels so horrible on my hair. It's the only Soap and Glory product I've tried so far that I haven't loved. It's quite expensive, which I normally don't mind as I think Soap and Glory products are normally worth it, but I would resent paying full price for this.
On the other hand, I will carry on using this product until it is used up, as it does make my hair look better, if I can only get over the feel of it on my hair!
Soap and Glory do not test on animals - "only very picky people".
Summary: Works, but at a price!