The Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Hair Repair collection, which is made up of an array of products, is designed to help repair any hair type regardless of its texture and the amount of damage it has. It can even help color treated hair. Shampoos, conditioners and treatments come in a number of formulas, since one universal formula will not help solve the problems of all hair types. Though the Schwarzkopf company is from Germany, its products are available all over Europe and beyond.
Determine which collection of Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Hair Repair products will be right for your hair. There are a total of ten different collections and each is designed with a different goal in mind. Total Repair treats dry and damaged hair; Color Shine & Protect treats color-treated hair; Gold Shine Blond treats natural and colored blonde hair; Shea Cashmere treats dry and dehydrated hair; Oil Nutritive treats long hair with split ends; Shimmer Brown treats natural and colored dark hair, Liquid Silk Gloss treats hair that is matte and prone to breakage; Nutri Protect treats dry and lifeless hair; Hair Active treats fine hair that is dry and prone to breakage; and Asia Straight treats curly or hard to style hair.
Wet hair while in the shower or bath and squeeze out a quarter-sized amount of chosen Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Hair Repair shampoo. Work into hair to create a rich, foamy lather from hair root to tip. Massage scalp well and rinse. Repeat if desired.
Rinse hair of any remaining suds and squeeze out excess water by running hands from scalp to hair ends.
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Apply a quarter-sized amount of chosen Gliss Kur conditioner by massaging it into wet hair and leave it on for a few minutes. Then, rinse off completely. The Gliss Kur website suggests using conditioner after every wash to make hair brushing easier.
Dry hair gently with a towel or use one of the optional styling products from the Gliss Kur Hair Repair Line.
Using Styling Products
Treat hair with one of Gliss Kur's hair treatment products from your chosen collection, if desired, with or without using above mentioned conditioner. Use leave-in conditioner to make hair sleek and soft. After washing, dry hair gently with a towel and then apply the product by spraying it in or massaging it into hair, depending on the formula. Leave it in without rinsing hair but do not dry with a towel after applying the treatment to avoid rubbing it off onto the towel.
Use a repair mask two or three times a week to protect and revive hair by massaging it into damp hair and rinsing off after a minute. Some of the leave-in conditioners, known as Night-Active, are for overnight use only.
Apply instant conditioners or instant hair therapy products to wet hair for instant hair repair. Rinse off after a minute.
Dry hair gently with a towel after using styling products except if using leave-in conditioners. The, use a blow dryer to dry hair or let it air dry, and style hair as usual.
Apply conditioners as directed for best results by leaving them in or rinsing them off after a minute as instructed.
Choose a collection that best meets your hair's needs and stick to that collection by choosing products from the same line rather than trying to mix and match.
Aleksandra Ozimek has been writing professionally since 2007 for a fashion blog, various online media and the "Queens Courier," in addition to interning at "Cosmopolitan" magazine. She completed her Bachelor of Science in journalism and photography from St. John's University, where she is completing her master's degree.