Schwarzkopf Gliss is one of my two favourite off-the-shelf haircare ranges (the other is L’Oreal Elvive). I love that Gliss is the little sister of Schwarzkopf professional and that they have an ‘arrangement’ – new technology goes to the pro side first, and after a certain time the patents expire and it becomes available to Gliss. This is also why Schwarzkopf products are regularly reformulated – they’re not afraid to update and improve when new ingredients and technology becomes available to them.
Anyhow. Gliss Liquid Silk is all about repair. The main active ingredient is called Liquid Hair-Repair formula, and it’s made up of two types of liquid keratin, which is amazing for an off-the-shelf shampoo. They’re formulated to improve both the surface and the structure of the hair, which it’s why it will be great for frizzy, coarse and very dry hair.
I’ve been testing the Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk range for the last couple of weeks, and as I mention above I think this one will be great for coarse and frizzy hair as the Liquid Silk Shampoo (R53 for 250ml and R67 for 400ml) is too rich for my hair. This is not a criticism, it’s supposed to be too rich for my hair type. I do love how it completely gets rid of my flyaway baby hair though (the new growth that tends to stand upright until they reach about 5cm in length – the joys of fine hair).
The Liquid Silk Conditioner (also R53 for 250ml and R67 for 400ml) is smoothing and detangling without being heavy though (and it smells like Elizabeth Anne’s baby lotion – in a good way), and the Liquid Silk Treatment Jar (R90 for 200ml) is a gorgeous rich nourisher that tames my sometimes wild ends.
The Express Repair Conditioner (R90 for 200ml) remains mostly untested to be honest. Spray conditioners have always left me cold, I much rather prefer my leave-in conditioners in lotion- or oil form, to be worked in by hand.
Available from supermarkets and pharmacies.