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The Vo5 Fibre Putty is definitely an interesting hair styling product. It is unlike any hair product I have ever used in that many hair products only work for a few hours or half a day which then leave your hair a fluffy mess. The putty doesn't do this it holds very stiff for a long time. I'm unconvinced by the "rework" part of the advertisement, the hair always seems way too stiff to even think about reworking your hair!
USE AND HOLD
The hair product comes in a generous tub, it lasts a fair while considering that you don't need a whole amount each time you use it. The closest product to this putty is hair spray in my book, that's how my hair feels after using the putty. The putty is very sticky and it takes a little time to work into the hands before placing on the hair otherwise your hair goes very white and sticky. The hold is very good, I have medium length hair and it holds it well in any style. You have a few attempts to get your hair onto position before it hardens off after 5 minutes or so. The putty isn't matte so doesn't add volume to your hair, if anything it makes it look slightly thinner with hair sticking together. Always apply to dry hair, have tried with damp hair but it just didn't work.
The one qualm I do have with this product is it drying out. I have used it a few time and replaced the lid every time however after a month or so it severely dried out. With many products it isn't that noticeable however the dry putty becomes unusably sticky and is very tough to transfer from your hand to hair and prevent staying white. Not sure how to combat this as I replaced the lid every time, but if you are a serial user of hair styling products you'll ge through the tub quicker than me!
If you are struggling to find a long lasting product then the putty is for you, I say this as this wouldn't be my product of choice if I found another that lasted a long time due to the stickiness and shelf life of the product. It is a shame they don't provide the putty in a slightly smaller tub for those who don't use it as fast as others. The product gets 4 stars from me simply as it does a job very little other products have done for me hair, held it for a long period of time. Can't give it five due to the few issues I have had with it.
Well, where do I start? I first tried this product 3 years ago when I was at a mate's sleepover and I forgot to bring my hair gel. I asked him if he had anything I could use, and said "sure, try that reWork stuff on my desk" and from that moment I put it into my hair, I noticed that it had a very nice flexible hold- I had to buy some of my own! Now 3 years on I am still using it. My hair is auite long on top but extrememly short on the sides and back. My hairstyle is a kind ok quiffy/raked back look, you have to kind of think James Dean style but with a modern twist. I have used proffesional products which are 3 or 4 times the price but never have an outcome any better than the £3.50 reWork!
If you want an idea on how I do my hair then read these steps:
1. Wash and blowdry hair, and blowdry in the direction you waint your hair to go (I usually get a brush and twist my fringe around it and dry. Eventually you should have a quiff shape going on before having any product in! Sometimes dry in some re1ork whilst doing this for extra hold.
2. Distribute reWork evenly in your hands, especially between your nails and on top of your nails and then simply rake back until all product is used up.
I used to get my hair cut really short and it is only recently that I have tended to let it grow a bit. I had tried a number of hair products that would work well with my short hair, including brylcreem, but by the end of the day the style had gone and I wanted something that was going to last until I washed it out at the end of the day. I saw this on offer in Superdrug and I thought I would give it a try, it worked so well that I still use it today for about the first couple of weeks after I get my hair cut (it doesn't really work well on longer hair).
==What is it?==
V05 Rework Fibre Putty is a white, creamy, stringy like substance that you apply to your hair when styling. I have no idea why the word "Rework" is in the title because once it dries it really holds the style well and no amount of rubbing it or brushing it is going to make a blind bit of difference. I'm presuming that you would really have to wet it first but going on my experience of washing it out of my hair, I can't see it being an easy task.
You only need to apply a small amount to towel dried hair, work it in and style. Within minutes your hair style is absolutely solid that not even the strongest gust of wind will mess it up. I have had people rub my head to attempt to mess it (not for luck or anything) and my hair would just spring back into place.
I find it difficult to work into longer hair as you would need to use a larger amount and it is quite difficult to get rid of the white residue it can leave behind if not worked into your hair properly, hence the reason I use a different hair gel once my hair grows a bit longer. Same thing applies when rubbing it into wet hair, the putty is difficult to rub in properly.
I usually get this from Superdrug, as they usually have some really good offers on it, but you can get it in most chemists and supermarkets.
30ml tub will set you back £1.49 in Superdrug, whilst the 150ml tub costs £3.89(not a bad price for something that will last a few months).
I have used this product for about seven years now and I hold (excuse the poor pun) it in high regard. It is the strongest product I have ever put on my hair, due to it retaining the style from the moment I put it on until the moment I wash it out. After years of use I have learned to apply it properly, and you have approximately 5-7 minutes from applying until it starts to set, which should give you enough time to style your hair, although it has caused problems on days when I can't get my hair to sit right (everyone has days like that), and I've ended up washing my hair again and starting from scratch. Overall I would give this product 4 out of 5 and it only loses 1 mark due to not being very good on longer hair.
Vo5 fiber hold putty stays in your hair for a very long time indeed. Many hair products tend to fade leaving your hair a fluffy mess over the course of the day. However, this substance stays in the hair for a very long time meaning constant remolding is an option.
It is a strange feel coming out of the tub, you have to press it into your hand to break it up, however, unlike some products where you have to really rub it into your hands before putting it into your hair, this can be put into the hair, then spread around.
In a word, amazing. Its hard to describe the smell, but all my flat mates have commented on how great it smells. This is rare from any hair product i have previously experienced which usually have a chemical smell to it, but this is very perfumed/ aromatic and generally nice.
Washing this product out seems to be very easy, just a simple rinse through with water seems to have done the trick. Scrubbing and using shampoo though seems to be able to completely clear the product out of the hair.
Compared to most products on the market, this hair style product offers great value for money. And as you only have to use a little bit at a time to do the same job, it lasts quite a while.
The Vo5 fibre putty is a thick liquid, its not as thick as say vo5 matt clay but not as thin as your normal gel.
The thing i really like about the stuff is that it is so easy to put in your hair, some hair products you have to rub in your hands for a few mins just so you get it evenly in your hair, this putty is just so easy to put on your hair evenly. Not only putting it in, the Vo5 fibre putty is just as easy to get out, after a quick rinse in the shower the putty just goes which can be rather handy.
You would also be very suprised how long just small tub of these lasts, i have medium length hair and i use quite a bit of the stuff to do the 'messy' look at just one tub lasts me about 3 or 4 weeks which is really good seeing as you can pick the putty up for 3 or 4 quid. Another cool thing is that when you have it in your hair, you are able to rework or restyle it, some other gels can go really hard and make your hair look greasy, this doesn't and makes it a lot easier if your hair gets blown around in the wind.
The one annoying thing about the gel is that when it rains (which lets be honest, happens quite a bit in the UK) the gel starts to run down your face and in your eyes and there are white bubbles in your hair which doesn't exactly look great!
This product works well with other gels like vo5 texturising gum which is also good,
I have tried and used a good number of hair styling products over the last 10 years, from trying to create a look that would impress girls at the school disco to now-a-days where I want a more practical hair product. The Extreme Style rework fibre putty is now my product of choice.
It costs somewhere in the region of £3 from most supermarkets and for that you get a 150ml tub. I have seen some 50ml tubs which are suitable for travelling on planes with also. Whenever I pick a hair product, I normally have a read on the tub to see what claims of the product as and what type of hair it's suitable for.
I states on the tub that it is suitable for short hairstyle, but doesn't not state if it's suitable for men or women. Well I am male and it works great when my hair is short, for stopping it looking all fluffy or when it is medium to longish length for giving me the ability to style my hair.
It claims on the tub that you will get a long lasting, 24 hour firm hold. I haven't pulled an all nighter to test the 25 hour theory but can confirm that from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night, even after a sweaty night dancing in a club the fibre putty is still holding up.
One of my favourite things about the product is that once applied to the hair there is no stickiness, it doesn't look greasy and there is no white flaky bits that I have found with some gels. These too all claims on the tub.
I have tried some of the more expensive products on the market, but very few match up to this product. You get a nice large tub at a pretty reasonable price.
I have recommended this product to some of my male friends in the past and would do so again without hesitation.
I actually came across this fibre putty as it belonged to my partner and one day I noticed it on the drawers and decided I'd have a little go. I had no idea if the putty was meant for men's hair but I read the description and it sounded like exactly what I needed.
The fibre putty comes in a light blue 150ml tub which has a darker blue screw top lid. The product looks quite funky and it would definitely stand out on the shelf in a store. The lid advises that this product is the UKs number one styling product and it has also won a 2009 FHM grooming award. The tub advises that this product will create a lasting messed up effect that can be re-worked throughout the day to change the look without any stickiness, flakiness or greasiness.
The product also promises to manipulate the hair into any direction and provide 24 hours hold. The product is basically designed for shorter messy styles which can be funky and reworked with maximum hold and no hard gelled looks.
The putty inside is of thick consistency and bright white in colour. You can apply the putty by using your finger to scoop out a small amount and using the palms of yours hands by rubbing them together to break up the fibres. This putty is so easy to use as you literally just rub your hands through your hair shaping and smoothing wherever necessary.
My hair is currently in a bob shape and it has lots of layers through so I love creating a very messy style with volume and this product is fantastic for doing so. I use some of the product to rub into my roots to create volume to the areas needed then rub through the layers messy to define and break them up.
I have to be honest now in saying that I am addicted to this putty and yes I now buy it for myself to use on a regular basis. I love the way that no matter how much of the product you use the hair never feels weighed down or greasy even on the following day. I also love how you can use this to create day to night looks without washing the hair by simply adding more putty to create messier looks.
This product costs around £3.50 for a 150ml tub and that's an absolute bargain for such a fantastic product. I would definitely recommend to anyone who has short- mid-length hair with layers.
I first came across this in October 2010 in the airport when flying to Jersey. I'd forgotton to pack my hairspray and wanted something to make my hair look 'messy' style, so at £1.50 for a small 30ml tub I decided to give it a go! And never looked back.
Vo5 claim this to be 'The UK's number 1 styling product' and I don't doubt them at all as it works perfectly for a long lasting finish. It lasts all day but it isn't weather proof in heavy rain, but many things wouldn't last in heavy rain so I can't complain at that!
The pot is the same as the picture above, a light blue tub and darker blue lid. A sticker on the lid has the Vo5 black logo on the top right hand corner, and in a small red box states that it's the number 1 styling product on the top left. It says 'Extreme STYLE' underneath in larger red writing and in smaller black and white '[reWork] fibre putty.' It also states that it is travel friendly, which it is and is a small enough pot to carry around in your bag in need of a top up or restyle!
After using the fibre putty it doesn't leave your hair feeling at all greasy or sticky and it doesn't flake off during the day. It says 'Ideal for short styles' on the tub, but it is just as ideal for long styles with layers through the hair and men's hair.
A little goes a very long way, and I only usually use a pea sized amount and dab it on my thumb and finger and run it through my layers, I still have most of it left after daily use for about 3 months.
It cost me £1.50 for a 30ml tub at whsmith at Doncaster airport, so I'm guessing it could probably be found cheaper elsewhere. The Vo5 fibre putty can also be bought in various different sizes, which I think off the top of my head are 50ml and 100ml.
I prefer using this to my hairspray now, but I do occasionally switch back to my good old wilco's hairspray!
Would definately recommend giving this a go :)
I started using this product years ago after a friend at work recommended using something other than gel. Until then I think I was pretty oblivious to the fact that there was anything but gel and hair spray to create hairstyles! The reason I started using hair products in the first place is because my hair is naturally very flat, and when it's washed it just becomes a frizzy mess once it's dry!
The fibre putty, as it is known, comes in a 150ml pot. The pot itself is transparent with a light blue tinge to it, and the lid is translucent in a darker shade of blue. The putty itself is white in colour and has a smell that reminds me of moisturiser or sun cream, which I find quite pleasant. I'm not really sure how to describe the consistency, it reminds me slightly in the tubs of PVA glue you used to get at primary school, I suppose!
The packaging claims that it was the winner of the "FHM Grooming Awards 2009" and is the "UKs No.1 Styling Product!" Upon the side of the pot, it lists 4 bullet points of what it does. These are:
* Ideal to manipulate your hair in any direction
* Long lasting firm hold - up to 24 hours!
* No stickiness, greasiness or flaking
* Ideal for short styles.
I would agree with 3 of these. Applying to damp hair I can quite easily get the look I want, whether that's a messy, just got out of bed look, a faux-hawk or even just styling it flattened down. It does last up to 24 hours, unless your friends, like mine, think it's funny to rub their hands in your hair on a night out. (Grrrrr...)
It is definitely best used for short styles, and I know this from personal experience. I sometimes let my hair grow for about 2 months at which point this stuff really is no use at all. It cannot support the weight of my hair and will flop down within a few minutes of styling it up. As for no stickiness, I beg to differ. If I try to rework my hair during the day once it's dry my fingers do feel quite sticky and greasy and I do have to wash them, so how they can claim this is beyond me to be honest. Maybe I'm being too fussy and my perception of sticky and greasy is different to their test subjects? It doesn't however as it states become flaky which is a plus. The last thing you want people thinking after you've been fiddling with your hair is that it's because you've got dandruff!
The packaging under the heading "What Styles?" claims that this V05 Rework is " a unique fibre putty to create the most messed up effects and funky styles and rework them all day long". Now, I don't know about anyone else, but once my hair has dried and this stuff has taken hold, I'm not reworking it during the day. My hair ends up going fluffy where I've tried as it's like I've almost rubbed the putty out. Maybe my hair just isn't the re-workable type. I do agree with the funky styles though and applying to towel dried/damp hair will give the best results.
Once opened it recommends using within 12 months. I'm pretty sure you could use it after this unless it hardens up after this time?
You can expect to pay between £3-4 for this product and although the reworking properties, in my opinion, are poor, I still like using it due to the initial styles I can create with it first thing in the morning. I must stress however that you need to use this with short hair otherwise you're wasting your time and money. I would recommend a strong holding gel for this purpose. Oh, and if you really want to create an awesome bed head effect, wear this stuff for a day then go to bed without washing it out. Crazy styles guaranteed then!
I am lucky enough to still have my hair and I take pride in my appearance the best way that I can, especially now I am growing older and almost 50 years old, and I like to style my hair but not look too young at the same time and I have been using this product for around a year or so now and I find it is very good for styling and I find it quite good on the hair also and does not tend to damage it in anyway.
It comes in a blue round plastic tub with a screw off lid, inside it is a white thick soft putty and it has a slight fragrance and it is a little sticky and it is very easy to apply.
All that is needed is a little on the fingertips and gently worked on the hair to style and it is good for manipulating the hair to make which ever style you want at the time, I usually just rub it into the hair and spike it a little and leave it and it stays in place most of the day and if I need a top up, I just re apply it.
It is designed to hold you hair in place for up to 24 hours and it is not greasy and it does not have the flake effect that some other similar products do to the hair, and it is perfect for short hair and give a clean fresh look to the hair and does not make the hair look dull, it has a nice sheen to it but not a wet look.
Most supermarkets sell this product and it is usually priced at around £3.20 for a 150ml tub and I think it is well worth every penny and although I do use other products similar to this one, this is the one I use most often as I find it does the job quite well and it lasts a long time and I am completely satisfied and I just like a change from time to time as we all do and a little really does go a long way.
I do recommend this one for anyone to give it a go and see if you like it too and I will continue to buy it in the future.
I rate it 5 stars.
I tend to have grow my hair very long and then get fed up with it and then have it cut either very short or shoulder length, at the moment I have it short and in a few months I may grow it, it depends how I feel at the time as I am very impulsive and can tend to just pass a hairdressers and see if they have an appointment available for me and if they have I sit down and have it cut. I do have a regular hairdresser too but with my impulsive behaviour I just cannot help having those moments if I am in that mood.
On one visit last summer I was on holiday, my impulsive habits do not stay just at home they happen anytime, anywhere and so while visiting a shopping centre on holiday I popped in a salon and the male stylist who cut it said to try this product as he put it on my hair and I liked it and so bought it from the salon for around £3.85 to try at home and I thought like we all do, I would never be able to get the same style when home but I was wrong for a change.
It comes in a round plastic type 150ml tub with a screw lid, it is easy to open, and inside it is a white sticky, soft durable cream. It blends nicely on the finger tips and you do not need alot, as a little goes a long way, it is then rubbed into the fingers and gently rubbed into the hair and you can style your hair into whatever style you have or try different ones, I just moved it around the front of my hair mainly and moulded to the how I wante it and I did my fringe to a side and across my face and it stayed in place but felt very soft, not hard as a laquer, the hair moves around but not fly away, my hair is very thick and it kept it in place for the whole day but I did put it into my bag at first to re apply it but it was not needed as it kept in place the whole day. When I re applied it, it did not clog my hair as some products do, it was perfect and did not go all greasy either, it did not flake.
It is a fibre putty and when my stylist said he was going to put putty on my hair I was not keen as I thought it would be thick and make my hair go lank but I was totally mistaken.
It is used on dry hair and used sparingly and I have scrunched, twisted and moulded it to a funky style and experimented with it lots of times.
I highly recommend it and it can be bought from supermarkets and chemists and little shops on the high street at cheaper prices so you have to look for bargain special offers and sometimes they have the 2 or 1 which is even more value and it lasts for absolutley a long time, it is amazing value and price in my opinion.
Try it and see for yourself.
I give it a 5 star rating.
Alberto V05 Extreme Style Rework Fibre Putty:
This review is being written by my boyfriend as he wears this every day!
This is one of my favourite products to have ever existed and I cannot go out of the house without making my hair look great with this on! This is meant to be the UK's number one styling product and I am not surprised by this at all! I think it is brilliant and I have decided to right this review as I feel I need to get more people to buy this and experiment with their own hair. Yes, we see guy's around that have truely crazy hair but this just gives that messed up look that is in fashion right now!
This comes in a 150ml blue pot which does stand out on the shelf along with a lot of the other V5 products that follow the same theme. There is a label on the lid which states what this is, "Extreme style re-work- for lasting messed up effects that you can re-work". There is also some text around the pot which tells you what this does and how to use it.
This is called fibre putty but I would call it gum. This is a thick white substance that is very sticky and sticks to your hands like mad! When you put this on your hair though, it does go harder but not too hard so you can re-do your hair when you are on the go. I tend to spike mine up and mess it up a little bit and this lasts the whole day. The only reason I have to complain is that it goes quite quickly and when you put your head back on the sofa or a chair, my hair goes flat and out of shape and when I try to do it again, it appears that there is no gum left in it!
This can be bought from Asda or other shops for around £3.00 which is not too bad at all. There is another product that is quite similar to this and it is called "Surf Style" This is a less dense substance and makes it look more wet!
Great product and I will not choose an alternative!
How many times have i woken up in the morning, or before a night out, and never been able to get my hair right. Many times is the answer. I have tried practically every single product that is available and my hair has still been all over the place. Other products either leave your hair looking greasy, arent strong enough or are just generally cheap and tacky. Then i discovered VO5 Extreme Style Rework Fibre Putty.
I bought this one day whilst at the supermarket looking for another hair moulding product to purchase after my last brand hadn't lived upto standards. I decided to buy this one and was very pleasantly surprised by the results. First off, this is a very value for money product with the tub being fairly wide and large and containing a lot of putty. Lets put it this way, i use this every morning and have still got a tub that i bought many months ago. The putty smells very nice and is white in colour so you can see where you are putting it. I used to use many clear gel products and could never tell how much more i had left on my hands, as i apply water and putty/gel whilst doing my hair. You can apply this product without any water however and to be honest, this works better in styling and creating the look you desire.
Once you have applied the putty to your hair, no matter what your hair length, you can style your hair into any shape or size you desire. You don't need a lot of it in your hands to get the result you are looking for and once finished, looks perfect and just how you imagined your hair looking beforehand.
If there is one flaw to this product, i would say when trying to wash the excess putty off your hands, it may require a good minute of soap,water and scrubbing to completely rid yourself of it but in my eyes, this is no problem as my hands smell lovely afterwards.
I have to say this is the best stuff that I have found to style my hair! Ive used other gels, waxes etc. but nothing is anywhere near as good as this. For a start I found that other products that I had used made my hair look greasy which this doesnt at all.
Its easy to use and you dont need to use alot to style your hair, I found some other products would stick to my hands after styling but this doesnt! plus it smells nice, which is always a good thing.
I have been using this for the last couple of years now and would recommend it to anybody especially if you have a shorter style. Great for any style you could possibly want, most products dry making your hair solid which I found annoying as I dont like it personally, this doesnt do that at all, it allows you to change your style throughout the day or simply move it around a litte if you wanted to.
Also its not very expensive around £3 which i think is great as one tub can last me around a month or two depending. It also comes in a smaller tub so you can carry it around with you incase you might want to use some more! you can also get it from practically anywhere Asda, Boots, Superdrug etc.
I recently read in a magazine that they sell 1 of these tubs of putty every 18 seconds... thats alot of hair styling!
I dislike my hair most days. Its thick, it grows far too fast and its just annoying to do anything with. Im sure other people would love it though!
I keep it relatively short and like to just get up in the morning and just move it about and mess it up. Thats where the V05 fibre putty comes in!
I had been using another brands product and stuck with their wax for a long time. For a change i bought this V05 putty, never having used it before.
Firstly, if you just have short hair, it will last you a long time! I bought my first container months ago, and still have a little left. Not bad at all for the £3.29 that Boots sell it for! Its definitely better value for money than anything else i have used in the past.
You dont need much to style your hair as you want it, and it goes on really easy. Rubbing it in your hands and pulling them apart stretches all the fibres so you can see how it works! It disappears very quickly and lets you manipulate your hair however you want it.
When it 'dries' it is still workable and you can still play with it as the day goes on which is useful. And you dont get it flaking or sticky at all. Washes out without any effort too.
The only negative i really have is the way it starts to solidify - especially around the edges - the longer it is exposed to air. This is mostly my fault though, not closing it properly when i am in a rush.
Easy to store, easy to use, easy to play with in the day, easy to wash out. Excellent product!