“ Brand: Schwarzkopf / Type: Styling Product „
There are not many products that I rave about. More to the point there are not many products that I will repurchase time and time again because anyone who has ever read my reviews will know by now that I'm certainly not the faithful type! However this, really does break the mold for me and it's a product I never have to think twice about buying as it really is brilliant each and every time I use it!
150ml see through bottle with integrated frosted gold pump action dispenser to the top of it and a matching gold lid fits over the top. On the front I'm told it's Schwarzkopf, Gliss, Hair Repair (identifies your hair's requirements), and that it give instant shimmery shine. Then there is like a small bright pink box drawing thing on it which says it has Scan Repair Complex and under that I'm told it's a leave-in product, Reflex Shine Care, Colour-Protect System for coloured hair. On the back of the bottle I'm once again told it's Reflex Shine Care, what it's for and how it works, directions for use, contact for Schwarzkopf, ingredients, size is stated, there is a recycle symbol on there as well and finally there is a small white bar-code.
I like the packaging alot as it's rather nice looking and very informative and I like the push button dispenser that doesn't give out loads of product and is unmessy to use and better than a dispenser arm that could get broken (I do that all the time lol). Also as you use the product there is a like a plastic white shelf inside the bottle that as you use it the shelf lifts so you can see how much of the product you have left and this system also means you don't end up with lots of product you can't get to as the product rises to the top of it sort of thing!
About The Product....
New Gliss, with scan repair complex, recognises the individual needs of your hair and repairs damaged areas effectively, without over-treating healthy areas.
Reflex shine care with refined Wheat Protein smooths the hair's surface, allowing the hair to reflect light perfectly. This, coupled with the shimmering formula, leaves your hair with a brilliant shine. Coloured hair will retain it's 'just coloured' looks for longer.
Direction For Use....
Dispense 1-2 pumps into the palms of your hands and smooth evenly into towel-dried hair. Do not wash out. Wash hands after use. Avoid contact with clothing and absorbent surfaces.
Well as I stated earlier this is a brilliant product! I personally deem this to be a cream as it's thick and slightly sticky to the touch (very slightly though and only in application). It's a bright whitish colour with a heap of gold shimmer within it. Smell wise... well I just don't know what the fragrance is but it's really nice. Sweet, and I guess a little bit like cocoa lotion or something it's just very nice and not overpowering and in my view suitable for women or men though I don't think I know a man that would want this amount of shimmer in their hair so to me is a really just a girly product for that reason!
1-2 pumps of this is well enough! I use 2 pumps and my hair is below shoulder length. I do as directed and I apply this to towel dried and combed/brushed hair. Again I do as directed, dispense a small amount on to my hands, rub it through to coat my hands and then very gently apply this all over my hair being careful not to add to much to one area.
It evenly distributes through as it is a little greasy (again only in application) and on my dark hair I can already see a slight shimmer even on my damp hair. I then comb through again and then blow dry my hair on a cool heat.
Doing this I can feel my hair going hard and really defined so I choose to separate my hair with a comb/brush as I go. I only ever use this one product as to not overload my hair with products but I find apart from a little fixing spray/hairspray I don't need anything else apart from this anyway.
This product once it drys is a marvel! My hair becomes soft, supple and bouncy and the only way I know this on my hair is because my hair is not only really, really soft but the shimmer and shine are fabulous. It's not an in your face bling kind of fake shine it's just a really natural, healthy one and I can't get a shine like this with any other product I've ever used.
Not only are the above things delivered but my hair as I said doesn't feel like it has products in it and feels so natural I certainly get not greasy/dry feeling over time and it doesn't flake. My hair is easier to style and easier to keep in style once I've fought to get it there. I can use this when styling my hair curly or straight as it combats frizz.... totally! I suffer badly with frizz and not once has any put in an appearance even with humidity in the air.
It washes out simply with no residue and is perfectly subtle to use whether your going to work or your going for a night on the town. With this it covers all my issues and is incredibly simple to use and my awkward hair loves it!
Can be found mainly in chemists (including Boot's) and also online for about £3.99. This product will last ages as well so very little is needed! I've had mine six months now and I use it almost everyday and I still have over half a bottle left.
If you own one hair product this is a must buy! Any age, male or female! Whether it be for helping to banish frizz, soften brittle hair or just give a bit of intelligent conditioning with some added shine... this really is perfect!