Schwarzkopf Gliss Repair ULTIMATE REPAIR Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Physical AttributesThe shampoo is a whitish in colour. It has a good consistency. The conditioner is white in colour too and has the texture and consistency of a regular commercial conditioner.

Fragrance: It has a mild breezy ocean smell with fruity undertones which is extremely pleasant. It’s difficult to describe the fragrance any further but it is not irritating. It is not lingering but it gives you a pleasant shower experience. That goes for both – the shampoo as well as the conditioner.

Pricing: The shampoo costs INR399 for 400ml and the conditioner is sold at the same price i.e. INR399 for 400ml. That’s 1 buck for every milliliter. The pricing is a bit above average, I’d say. Because most drugstore shampoos fit in the 220-280 range. This is a wee bit more. But this is a brand that specializes in haircare and their products are top quality. So a really good quality product that works wonders at this price point is just lovely. Because there are brands that charge you three and four times for the same amount of product and are just a waste of time and ….tears….and hair!

Ingredients: This shampoo contains sulphates. Here is the full list of ingredients:

  • Aqua
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Sodium Chloride
  • PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
  • Guar Hydroxypropyl trimonium Chloride
  • Hydrolyzed Keratin
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Panthenol
  • Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oils
  • Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Citric Acid
  • Dimethicone
  • PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
  • Cocamide MEA
  • Parfum
  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil

These are the ingredients in the conditioner:

  • Aqua
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Quaternium-87
  • Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine
  • Dimethicone
  • Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Polyquaternium-37
  • Hydrolyzed Keratin
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Panthenol
  • Citric Acid
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Methylparaben
  • Glycerin
  • Parfum
  • Dimethiconol
  • Dicaprylyl Carbonate
  • Linalool
  • Limonene

Variants: There are 6 other variants from this range. Million Gloss (turquoise), Magnificent Strength (peach), Intense Therapy (purple), Colour Protect and Shine (red), Total Repair (white), Ultimate Oil Elixir (pale yellow). This one (Ultimate Repair) is black in colour.

Experience: Let’s combine the experience of the shampoo and conditioner.

  • The consistency of the shampoo is perfect. Does not need to be diluted much. It is neither too thick nor too thin.
  • It lathers very well.
  • Yes, the SLS is evident with that good lather. But sulphates are bad because they dry hair and scalp. This shampoo does not have any drying effect. So I do not have any problem with the sulphates in it.
  • You won’t need excess product because it gives you a good amount of lather with just a little amount of product.
  • The shampoo does not tangle the hair.
  • The shampoo does not dry the hair or scalp. In fact it does the opposite.
  • It smoothens hair.
  • It makes hair a whole lot more manageable.
  • Gives you the feel of a hairwash post an oil soak.
  • The conditioner detangles hair very well
  • Helps to control frizz.
  • Makes hair silky and smooth and shiny.
  • Has a very long shelf life.
  • This product is imported. The one I received came all the way from Turkey.
  • The bottles are sturdy and do not leak.
  • But they are only available as tall 400ml bottles which is not very travel friendly.
  • I know it says ‘ultimate repair’ and ‘damage control’. But come on people, let’s not buy into the sales and marketing gimmicks. Let’s have realistic expectations here. It definitely prevents further damage with regular use. You’ll need to stick with the same shampoo and conditioner for a while to experience that. You can’t keep jumping from one shampoo to another if you want this to work for you. Loyalty counts for something!
  • I’m not a tricologist or a dermatologist or anything that qualifies me to give you a scientific of precise explanation. But, I’ll give you my Pearl’s of wisdom that I observed through valuable experience. Now keratin is a type of hair protein. Damaged hair has cracks and lacerations and splits. We are talking about individual hair strands now. Products containing keratin go and attach themselves to those tears and appear to fuse the damage thereby creating a strand that is less coarse and rough. Keratin forms a thin layer on the entire hair length protecting your natural hair and creating something like a barrier from the harsh effects of the environment. Of course, all of that is temporary. It lasts for anything between 24-72 hours. So for lasting results, remember one of my previous points?…use it regularly and faithfully. This ain’t Tinder! So by the time the older layer is wearing off, you can add on a new coat of keratin! That’s how it works.
  • You must understand one thing though. Keratin binds to hair only when the temperature is very very very hot. That’s impossible to achieve at home. And it isn’t a good idea to subject your natural hair to heat trauma only to add a layer of unnatural keratin. So don’t expect all of your strands to be repaired perfectly and filled in with the smoothness of keratin. Be realistic. This product will fill in a wee bit and that’s as much as any home product can do for you.
  • This product does improve the tensile strength and resistance of hair in my opinion. So hair is les phone to breakage.
  • All 7 variants from Schwarzkopf’s Gliss Hair Repair contain liquid keratin. That is why it is aptly named ‘Hair Repair’. This black bottle, the ‘Ultimate Repair’ variant contains three times the amount of keratin that the other 6 variants contain. So it focused on repair more than shine and smoothening(silicones), colour retention(PH levels), tenacity(collagen) and moisturizing(oils/hyaluronic acid) etc. It is for those who need to repair their hair and focus on hair health rather than colour/shine.
  • If you want a cheaper alternative, my all time favourite is coconut oil. Use it before your wash. It fills in the cracks and gaps too and smoothness hair until your next wash! It’s a whole lot cheaper.
pic source:beautyoger40.com.au

Claims by the Manufacturer: Gliss Hair Repair System with Keratin Serum gives you the power to achieve beautiful, healthier-looking hair! It combines hair identical keratin and a powerful cell-shield for a two-fold action. It repairs existing damage and prevents future damage by fortifying the cell structure and fighting free radicals.
Our best repair ever: prevents damage before it happens, for long-lasting beautiful hair. To specifically serve the needs of heavily damaged, very dry hair, the ULTIMATE REPAIR range is enriched with 3 x LIQUID KERATIN to precisely refill lost Keratin & restore the hair structure.

Verdict: The shampoo and conditioner from Schwarzkopf’s Gliss Hair Repair Ultimate Repair range is amazing. I will definitely repurchase these. I have no negative observations except that it contains SLS and if that bothers you, you may want to stay away form this.

Happy Hair Days to you!
RUELHA

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12 Comments

  1. Rue.. i Just Love
    The Word ‘Gliss’
    Thank You For
    Bringing this
    Gift to my
    Full Attention Now…
    It’s Like God is Bliss
    Darn
    Missed
    The Opportunity
    to Trademark
    The Term as
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    Care
    Beats
    me to it first
    Buy Hey i don’t
    Do Money so i will
    Fairly Use the Term
    For Non-Commercial
    Purposes For Real too with SMiLes..:)

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      1. Hehe i Danced
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        Today
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        Or Not
        HAha πŸ™ŒπŸ˜œ

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        1. 14000 miles….wow you’re counting? So you have one of those gizmos…like a Fitbit? I used to be very fascinated with those. I really wanted one about 4-5yrs ago at the peak of my gym days….πŸ˜ŠπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ

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          1. SMiLes i used A Nike GPS Watch First until
            Nike quit making
            The Watch Yet
            The Nike App
            Works With the
            Apple GPS Nike Sports
            Watch so i changed
            Over to that carefully
            Documenting All
            13,900 Miles
            Of Public Dance
            Along With The
            Word Count of
            my Personal EPiC
            Long Form Poem
            Bible in Measure
            Of 8.6 MiLLioN
            Words in the
            86 Months
            Of This Endeavor
            Since Miraculously
            Recovering In Pain
            And Numb From
            19 Medical Disorders
            Just Standing on
            A Beach on 7.19.13
            87 Months Ago…
            As Usually
            When
            That
            Happens
            Ya Make
            A Special
            Personal
            Covenant
            With God
            In Great
            Thanks
            And Praise
            For This Present
            Gift This Breath
            Recovering out
            Of A Real β€˜Job’
            Test of
            Love i Am
            Determined
            Then To Become
            More Than
            A Myth
            Or
            A Legend
            Determined
            To Become
            Human
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            Document

            This

            Entire

            Personal

            Covenant With

            God it’s Not Like

            This

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            First

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            This Happens

            As far As i See

            You are

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            Too Rue

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            A Few

            More Angels

            Around the Globe too

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            Real Humans

            So Much Greater

            at God Is Love

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            Real

            Just

            Human too…πŸ”₯

            Stay

            Lit

            mY FRiEnDπŸ”₯

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