Product Type: Alberto hair care products
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Excellent product to protect your hair
Alberto V05 Miracle Mist
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Alberto V05 Miracle Mist
Advantages: Makes hair soft and shiny
Disadvantages: None particularly
I'm always on the lookout for products to help my dry, coloured hair retain moisture and softness so when I spied this product on offer in my local Superdrug, I jumped at the chance to try it out. I've used V05 products in the past and been impressed with them, so I hoped that this one would work well too.
The V05 haircare range has been around for a number of years, but has recently been redesigned and now sports bright pink and cool cream packaging. The 150ml Miracle Mist bottle is white and slightly see-through, which is handy as it means you can see exactly how much of the product you have left. The spray nozzle and lid are bright pink which make the bottle that bit more eye-catching.
The product, an 'elixir' with 5 natural oils, is described as a "lightweight leave-in conditioning spray with satin silk". It is supposed to:
- Give you lightweight moisturisation
- Improve manageability
- Help protect against heat damage
- Leave hair smooth, soft and with a healthy shine.
To use the product, you should spray it onto clean, towel-dried hair and comb it through. This is the way in which I normally use the product. Since growing my hair a little longer I've given up drying and straightening it every day, and often leave it to dry naturally, brushing it out when I get to work. I'm often in a hurry in the morning, and this is ideal to use - I simply spray it on to towel-dried hair and brush it through with my Tangle Teezer. I normally use between three and five sprays, all around my head. The spray has a light and pleasant scent which soon fades.
My hair dries naturally within an hour or two and I don't usually apply any other products to my hair. To the untrained eye, my hair probably looks completely natural, as though I'm not using any products at all. However, I know better - I can certainly tell the difference when I am using this. Compared to when I use no product, my hair appears more moisturised. It is easier to brush through, is shiny, and feels smooth to the touch. Therefore, it certainly fulfils three of the four claims listed above. The other claim - that it protects against heat damage - isn't one I can verify, seeing as I've stopped using my hairdryer and straighteners on a regular basis.
Importantly, though the product moisturises my hair, it does not make it greasy. I am careful not to apply too much, but even so, it spreads evenly throughout my hair and is lightweight, not weighing it down.
The packaging states that you can also use a little of the product on the ends of dry hair. I rarely do this, mainly because the product, being a spray, is difficult to direct solely at the ends of the hair. I tend to use another product for this purpose, such as gel or cream.
I have used this product every day for a few months and still have over half the spray left, so it does last a long time. The nature of the product, being a mist, means that only a very small amount is needed at once.
The product isn't a styling product - you'll need gel, cream, mousse or wax to create a dramatic hairstyle. However, if you just want to enhance your natural hair and make it look shiny and easier to manage, this Miracle Mist does an excellent job.
Summary: A very good, easy to use hair product