Recently I picked up this Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Shampoo & Conditioner and thought I'd give it a road test. I have particularly dry hair with oily roots, (what a lovely combo), so was drawn in by the recommendation for "brittle, dull hair" and the "liquid silk" appeal, hoping that it would sort out my dry locks! I've also seen this brand in the hairdressers and thought well..if they use it, it can't be bad! The shiny packaging also caught my eye as I'm a bit of a magpie..
It contains liquid keratin which claims it "targets and repairs damaged areas on the surface and deep inside the hair". I felt it may have had an effect in the shampoo a it left my locks super silky to the point that I wasn't sure I'd washed all of the product out of my hair it was that soft! I'm no sure it's a that great for my oily roots but it left the rest of my hair feeling very soft. As for the conditioner again it did the job of leaving my hair feeling soft and nourished but there isn't a "wow" factor to it. It's no different to any other drugstore conditioner I've used. The products have a baby, cotton like smell to it which I neither like or dislike. The shampoo lathers up well and the conditioner is a thick and creamy consistency which you'd expect from a conditioner.
As for the formula containing liquid silk? Well, come on... do they really think we're that gullible? The liquid comes out in a creamy shimmery consistency but it's not silk.
Overall I'd say these are a nice duo, with pretty packaging which is what initially caught my eye. The products leave my hair feeling silky and smooth but there's no major WOW factor about them, particularly the conditioner. This is perhaps because of my hair combination, it's probably not the best for me so I think I'll stick to my cheap and cheerful brands instead.
What shampoos do you recommend?