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The first thing you need to know about this VO5 product is that it smells great. The scent is above average for me. This for me is the best thing about this product and I wanted to mention it now before I move on. I went out a few days ago in search of a product to help aid my hair against this humid weather. I had no idea what I needed, but I spotted the shampoo and conditioner of VO5 Give Me Moisture. Of course, there were also other products from this range as you might have seen them advertised on television, but that is not why I bought them. I just read the back and noticed as well as intense moisturizing it also protects against heat.
The bottle is bright pink with the VO5 branding logo in the upper left hand corner. Underneath it has the title of the product with a little description about its heat protecting. On the back it has directions on how to use the product and how the product works. It also has the ingredients, for those who care to know. The lid is a sealed cap that you press down on top on the one side and then the other pops up and when you squeeze the shampoo comes out with ease.
I brought mine from Poundland, obviously for £1.00. I got the 250ml in both the shampoo and conditioner. I would definitely recommend this product as for me it worked well. It's great for humid weather and for when using heated appliances. I find it very useful and I've only used it once so far. Makes me wonder what this product can do after frequent use.
Since Lauren was born, I always said I would like to take her to Blackpool to see the illuminations so last year, we book to go for the weekend. Whilst driving there, I had this niggling sensation at the back of mind that I had forgotten something, it wasn't until we were on the M6 that I finally realised I had forgot to pack the shampoo and conditioner! So once we had arrived and sorted ourselves out, we called in Boots to pick come up. Because we were only away for a couple of nights, I wasn't concerned about the brand I picked, but I spotted this which was on offer at half price so I picked a bottle of shampoo and conditioner up.
The shampoo comes in a bright pink bottle, which has the brand and range detailed on the front in black and white writing and topped off with a flip top lid. I find that it is quite widely available as I have spotted in most places I have shopped such as Boots, Superdrug, Wilko's and the Supermarkets. There are two different sizes available, a 250ml which retails at around £2 and a 500ml bottle which retails at around £4, although this is a fairly new brand, it does seem to be on offer quite frequently, whether that be half price or 3 for 2.
The shampoo is quite thick and a pearly cream colour, I applied about a 50p sized amount to my shoulder length hair and found that the shampoo lathered up really easily. The shampoo felt quite luxurious when applying and had a lovely fresh and sweet smell. Upon rinsing, I could immediately feel that my hair was much softer and even after drying, although it still had a frizzy element to it, it wasn't as bad as normal and I would say that this definitely helped reduce this.
When I finished styling, my hair looked fantastic; full of moisture with a nice shine to it (my hair never seems to shine). Because we were away in October half term, as you can imagine, it was very windy, but even by the end of the day, my hair still looked fully of moisture.
VO5 also have several different versions to the range such as Cherish Me, Plump Me Up, Revive Me, the bottles all look very similar to this, and the only difference is the name on the front so you do have to be careful to make sure you pick up the correct one. As with most hair products, they always say for best results, use with products from the same range, I did use the conditioner from the same range, but when we returned home, the shampoo ran out before the conditioner so I just used a different conditioner and to be honest, I didn't really notice a difference.
I am quite impressed with the shampoo, because I wash and straighten my hair on a daily basis, it does look and feel quite dry however within a few days of using this, my hair felt and looked really healthy and shiny.
Overall, I would recommend this and the fact that it is frequently on offer, I would give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I'm not really one of those people who cares an awful lot about shampoos and conditioners. I don't like the cheapest of the cheap but I will happily use something low cost as long as it is semi-decent quality. My personal favourite is alberto balsam shampoos and conditioners because they only cost £1 but they are still of a good quality.
I still live at home with my parents and as such I don't buy my own shampoo and conditioner. I tend to just use whatever gets put in the bathroom and this is generally a wild array of things most of which has been on some offer or another. That is the reason why I ended up trying this Vo5 shampoo as it is not necessarily something I would have picked out for myself.
The shampoo comes in a tall pink shiny bottle which tapers into a neck and has a flick lid. The bottle is cylindrical in shape and is a decent enough size to hold. The plastic has a slightly grainy texture which makes it good to hold with slippery hands and the pink colour certainly stands out. I have to say I don't love the design. In fact I really hate many, many aspects of it. For starters who bathroom exactly does this bright pink shampoo bottle look good in? I'd love to know. Add to that the irritating shape of the bottle for which there seems to be no real rhyme or reason. Finish it off with a flick cap which is my all time worst type because it makes it really hard to squeeze anything out of the bottle and you've essentially got a very poor piece of design.
Aside from the design issues which bother me the shampoo itself is actually rather pleasant to use. It has a relatively thick consistency which is very nice. There is a slight sheen to the gel that comes out, almost a pearly quality which for some reason makes me think it might make my hair extra shiny. The shampoo lathers really nicely and create thick bubbles which feel very luxurious. The shampoo has a light floral smell which is totally inoffensive to the nose and leave my hair smelling fresh but not overly perfumed. The shampoo does moisturise my hair, leaving it soft and clean and feeling very nice.
My issue really actually is with the marketing for this product which I find simply ludicrous. The shampoo APPARENTLY has 'adaptive haircare technology' which means that it adjusts to your hair delivering exactly the right amount of moisture depending on what you need. I'm sorry but that sound like the biggest load of rubbish I have ever heard. I suppose in a competitive haircare market they have to come up with something to make their product stand out from the rest but that, my friend, is frankly ridiculous.
So...if it weren't for the irritating and intelligence insulting jargon and the poor design I'd like this shampoo very much - but probably not more than any of the other 5,000 varieties available on the supermarket shelves. If they hadn't put ridiculous claims on the bottle I would probably leave it be and give this shampoo a decent rating but frankly I begrudge that they get away with slapping an inflated price tag on something based on wildly unrealistic claims.
The cost of this shampoo is around £3.99 for 500ml from boots and probably cheaper elsewhere. Personally I will avoid this shampoo and probably brand from now on as I think the whole thing has to be a massive marketing ploy. I'm just glad the money didn't come out of my pocket.
Overall, disappointing product with a tall tale.
After dip dying my hair, I found that it was really dry and frizzy, the bleach really damaged my ends and I needed an extra boost of moisture to help care for it. I decided to replace my every day shampoo with something with more moisturising qualities and when I came across the VO5 Give Me Moisture Shampoo, I thought it would be worth a try.
This shampoo smells lovely, there is a lovely fresh scent to it that isn't too over powering and there is a lovely sweet fruity scent to it. It says that there is pear, passion fruit and freesia scents in this shampoo and they really compliment each other nicely. I like that the scent from this shampoo lingers nicely in my hair, but not for too long that it is sickening.
This shampoo is really easy to use, you simply take a small dollop and massage it through your hair. I find that it lathers up really nicely and is easy to rinse out of my hair and I only need to use a little to get a good lather and clean my hair thoroughly.
What I Thought
I found that when I had finished drying and styling my hair, there was much less frizz in it than before, especially on the ends that were bleached and feeling driest.
My hair also felt much healthier and less dry or fly away, this shampoo however wasn't so heavy that it made my hair limp or greasy. I love how soft and shiny my hair feels when I have used this shampoo
I love that my hair smells amazing when I use this and also I find that I can leave my hair longer between washes than usual, I usually wash it every day, whereas with this shampoo it usually feels fresher for about 2 days. This is really handy as it is bad to wash your hair everyday, as it washes out your hairs natural oils.
Price and Availability
You can buy a 250ml bottle of this shampoo for £1.99, I think that this is a really great price for such a good quality shampoo. I find that because I only need to use a little at a time a bottle lasts me ages, so it is really good value for money.
I really liked this shampoo, it smells great, isn't too pricey and makes my hair look much healthier and feel silky and smooth. I love this shampoo and would definitely recommend it to anyone with dry or frizz prone hair. Overall I would give this shampoo 5 out of 5 stars.
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I really like the VO5 hair care products because they're always on offer and even at full price they're cheap & affordable.
I don't really mind what sort of shampoo or conditioner that I use so I always buy the cheapest available, which are normally quite runny and don't have much effect on my hair other than cleaning it but the VO5 shampoo and conditioners always leave it really soft and silky despite how cheap they are!!
I have used almost all of the different shampoos and conditioners from this range but this review will be focussing on the give me moisture shampoo which is the one that I've been using for the past month or so. I paid a pound for the medium sized bottle and I got it from a pound shop near where I live.
The shampoo is aimed at people who have dry hair which is why I decided to use this one. My hair never really used to be dry but because I'm trying to grow it out the ends have been quite dry recently but my hair always feels instantly silky after using this. It smells really nice and I like how thick the consistency of it is - cheap shampoo is normally runny but this isn't.
The shampoo has a strong, sweet smell which I really like and it lingers in my hair for a day or so after I've used it so it keeps my hair smelling fresh. The shampoo leaves my hair feeling more manageable and silkier, and it keeps it looking shiny and healthy. Most importantly my hair is always left sparkling clean after I've used it and it gets rid of any greasiness. It doesn't dry my scalp out and doesn't irritate it either.
It is enriched with 5 different oils including argan and avocado oil so it is really nourishing and good for hair and it keeps it in great condition. I really can't recommend it enough.
I was beginning to despair as I have been using Loreal Elvive shampoo which had caused my hair to get very dry and brittle and resulting in me having to have 2-3 inches (unwillingly i must add) cut off my hair.
I went to my local Boots and decided that i was not going to be swayed by the more expensive shampoos and happened to come across the VO5 Shampoo range which was on special offer for £1.79. The bottles come in a variety of small and large sizes in a wine colour plastic looking bottle, but don't be put off by the appearance of the container.
I bought the Shampoo and Conditioner and have to say i was pleasantly surprised. After using them both once my hair was a lot soft and easier to comb and also a lot easier to dry and frizz free. I have been using the products for the last 3 months and i will definately not be changing to any other hair product anytime soon.
I would recommend these products to anyone who has dry frizz free hair as you get a lot better results than some of the more premium brands such as Loreal, John Frieda etc.
I recently switched to using this shampoo after getting my hair cut and deciding to try something different. So far I have been very impressed with it and intend to continue using it.
It's reasonably priced for such an effective shampoo; I bought it from Superdrug where it was on special offer. The product comes in a hot pink bottle, which is eye catching and distinctive, and there is also a matching conditioner available. It can be purchased either in a 250 ml bottle or in a 500 ml bottle. There are a number of different variations available in the V05 brand and each one is meant to achieve a slightly different result so there is probably a version for any hair type.
The shampoo is easy to dispense from the bottle due to the flip top lid and only a small amount is needed each time to achieve a good effect, although this is based on my experience of using it with very short hair. This is great because it means it doesn't need to be replaced quite as often. The product was very easy to wash out and there was no shampoo residue left in my hair. It left my hair feeling soft and clean and when teamed with the conditioner from the same brand had very pleasing results. In terms of the fragrance, it wasn't too overpowering or chemical-smelling, which is a problem I have had with a lot of shampoos that I've used. The smell was pleasant without being overbearing.
In conclusion, this is definitely a product I would recommend, particularly if you can find it on special offer or buy the 250ml version.
I like to look after my hair but lately budgets have been very tight and I can't justify the investment in top-end products for my day-to-day hair care. Given that I own my own home but when working commute from my mother's nearby town due to the direct rail link, to save hauling all my worldly belongings from house to house I also have to double up on things and find that I come home and not realise that I've run out of products for looking after both my own appearance and that of my home!
That scenario struck not long ago when I returned to my house for a weekend off. Over the years I have accumulated what seems like every type of conditioner under the sun, so when I realised my shampoo bottle was empty I was pretty sure I'd find some leftovers of another shampoo in the collection. Wrong! Any conditioner you could ask for I could have given you, but could I find shampoo? Could I heck.
So, having nicked a sneaky helping of my then-lodger's product instead (I hope that's not why she moved out!), I conditioned, went about my day, and reminded myself to pick some shampoo of my own up when I did the shopping.
(I did of course forget, and nick the lodger's the next day as well, so maybe she did notice and pack her bags because of it after all...)
Eventually I did remember, however, as I saw this product, VO5 Give Me Moisture shampoo, on offer in Waitrose. As I'm trying to grow my hair, and spend quite a lot of time in varying temperatures and air conditioning as I commute and work, I'm very conscious of keeping my hair from getting too dry as I'm trying to stop the ends splitting (saving money on a hair cut here and there is no bad thing either!) so the name of this product caught my eye straight away.
***WHAT IS IT?***
VO5 Give Me Moisture shampoo comes in a bright pink bottle with a wide main body and thinner neck. There is a snap-up lid mechanism which you press up or down and you can squeeze the plastic of the bottle to encourage the shampoo out.
The packaging is bold and eyecatching but it is basic plastic so there is nothing to make you feel this is a high-end product.
On the front label we are told that this product is recommended by Grazia readers (the back label tells us 69% of their readers surveyed did so, 316 surveyed in total). It also boasts "adaptive hair care technology", contains 500ml of product, is for dry hair, and "quenches thirsty hair for a shimmering, shiny transformation".
The back label informs us that:
- The adaptive haircare technology is designed to try to target dry areas and give your hair moisture precisely where you need it.
- The product has white pearl extracts, and is enriched with a blend of 5 oils - Avocado Oil, Argan Oil (currently a rave product thanks to the increase in popularity of hair oils), Apricot Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil.
- The shampoo is intended to strengthen dry hair, provide moisture, leave your hair balanced, with shine and enhanced suppleness.
***WHERE, AND HOW MUCH?***
This product is commonly available in supermarkets and high street pharmacies. It is available in 500ml (which I have) or a smaller 250ml version is available, which I have bought as it is a handy travel size.
At time of writing (late July 2012), the 250ml version will cost you £2, although it is on offer at £1 in Tesco. The standard price for the 500ml is £3.90 with Superdrug currently offering it for £1.69, which I have to say sounds like fantastic value.
***IS IT ANY GOOD?***
When you flip the lid open you dispatch a slightly shimmery, not overly thick white shampoo. It's not runny but I have known products that are "gloopier".
Of the oils included in this product, I think if I can smell anyone in particular it must be the grape seed, but none truly stands out. If anything I would have to describe this product's scent as a bit artificial and clinical, and certainly not my favourite shampoo scent ever!
A quick note on the bottle - when you've used this product and snapped the lid back down, I have noticed that virtually every time a small amount of the product in the neck of the bottle gets caught in the back of the lid mechanism and squirts out of the back of it. This can make the bottle a bit slippery although I have yet to see it ooze down the side as there's not that much of it that escapes, but it's a bit annoying and in the course of use of a 500ml bottle I'd say you're probably going to lose at least one wash's worth of product from this because of it being washed away in the shower.
So on to its performance. I find that you have to be a bit generous - as this is quite a loose consistency it will spread out in the palm of your hand and I estimate that enough to cover the surface area of two 50p coins is enough for my hair which is medium thickness and below my shoulders.
This lathers well and happily I do not find that the scent lingers too strongly.
I have yet to notice significant build up of this product but I do use other products now and then to avoid that anyway.
I have to say that I don't find this product lasts as long as a 500ml product should - I think this is down to the consistency and also that I feel you need quite a bit of it to work.
It effectively cleans my hair and prepares it for conditioner. I cannot bring myself to not condition my hair, even for our beloved Dooyoo, and there are two reasons for this. First, loyalty to my hair and the maintenance of it. But also, when I'm using a moisture-based shampoo product, and apply conditioner afterwards that obviously I will also have selected for my hair's requirements, and when I come to dry and style my hair I find no evidence to convince me that my hair care would not be compromised should I go sans conditioner, it doesn't really encourage me to do so!
No, not great. Not strictly speaking bad, but not great either.
What we have here is a fairly low-budget, widely available shampoo which does the job of a fairly low-budget shampoo. It is not unpleasant. It cleans my hair. I wouldn't say it delivers brilliantly in terms of giving moisture to my hair - I have to admit that my hair is dry at the moment because it is overdue a cut, it's been suffering in different temperatures and conditions all summer, and I can't afford to treat it as I would like to with intense conditioners and oils. However, whilst I have bought another small bottle of this because it is cheap, doesn't build up and is handy to have around, I have to say that if I could afford to I would invest in something better straight away.
Lately I have been thinking that in trying to save money on my appearance at my age (late twenties), I may be embarking on a mission of false economy. What I do to maintain my image now will impact on my future appearance. I am a little insecure so I like to look my best professionally and personally and now I've reached pay day I have promised myself a bit of a pampering session this week, with some new products as I try to improve my current appearance in time for my holiday at the end of the month. And, having considered it, whilst having a little bottle of this is handy when I go away for work, that aside, I doubt I'll be reinvesting in this product. It is perfectly capable of doing its job as a pleasant shampoo, and the fact that it doesn't deliver as much as I would like in terms of moisturising properties is probably down to my expectations being too high for the capabilities of a low-budget shampoo. I should stress it has never left my hair feeling overly dry, but nor does it outperform its pricetag to give me confidence that I could use this without a conditioner as well.
All in all, for its budget this is perfectly pleasant, but I personally will be trying to find the extra margin to invest in something better for my hair from now on. It's perfectly adequate but it's not one of those brilliant high street revelations that outperform their price range significantly.
I rarely stick to one brand of shampoo for more than a few weeks and I tend to change based on products on offer when I happen to be out looking. That is true of this product which really stood out to me with its vibrant packaging against the other products on the shelf. There is also a matching conditioner (which I will review separately).
I came across this product while I was in Asda although it is available from most other large supermarkets as well as stores such as Boots and Superdrug. It is probably shopping around online for an offer as you'll probably be able to get it at a discounted rate. I paid £1.99 for a smaller size bottle and a 500ml bottle was around the £3.60 mark. I purchased the smaller bottle as I didn't want to pay out too much just for trying it out.
The shampoo contains 'adaptive hair care technology' so making it a really versatile product for all hair types. That was partly why I picked it up (despite the discounted price!!) as I had very long thick hair that can be difficult to manage and often feels rather dry. The manufacturer claims it will leave the hair very shiny too and mine can sometimes appear a little dull so I was excited to use this shampoo
When I came to use it, I made sure my hair was thoroughly wet through first. The bottle is a little difficult to open with wet hands as you have to press down one side so the product will be dispensed from the opposite side. This design is ok, but I think it could've been made to be more manageable taking wet hands into account! The product consistency itself is very thick and creamy with a slightly pearly edge to the colour. The scent is really lovely and smells very fruity and fresh, perfect for the summer months! As mentioned earlier I have very long hair but I only needed an amount of product equivalent to about the size of a £2 coin. It lathered up very well with a bit of encouragement and washed out well to leave my hair feeling like it had actually been washed and not just like it had been slathered with product.
After brushing and blow drying my hair I was really pleased with how it looked. It certainly looked glossy with plenty of shine and it felt very soft it touch. The moisture from the shampoo also appeared to give me considerable volume which made a great base for a hairstyle from there. The smell was also fantastic and really lingered for quite some time after washing.
I think this shampoo is definitely worth a try to see if it works on your hair, especially if you can get it while it is on offer. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase it again next time I go shopping as it left my hair so soft and easy to manage. The only downside to the product is the bottle design and that is where it drops a Dooyoo star for me, but apart from that, a great everyday shampoo to give you healthy looking hair!
I bought a bottle of this shampoo in a very girly PINK bottle called Alberto VO5 Give Me Moisture. My hair is prone to dryness, as with my other half, and so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and try this out. I primarily decided to buy this bottle as it was on offer in Superdrug when I had called in to collect my hemorrhoid prescription. The cost was a paltry £2.49 for a fairly hefty sized 500ml bottle. I tried to look past the PINKNESS and grabbed the bottle and paid for it. I was impressed by its claims of 'adaptive hair technology' though not fully understanding what it was, I bought it anyway and decided I'd read more about it during my ablutions, later that evening.
I used it that night and I was impressed by the unusual shaped bottle (but not the colour) and it had a good clippy sort of flip top lid. It didn't topple whilst I stood soaking my torso in the shower. The shampoo itself smelled quite nice, I cannot deny that. It has a fruity fresh smell and was rather thick in consistency. It lathered well on my head, and like all shampoos I use, I lathered it all over my body too. I have rather a lot of body hair and from past experience I have discovered that waxing and shaving only appears to make the problem worse. I have therefore decided a long time ago, to leave my hairiness as nature intended, and go for the 'full and fluffy look'.
This fantastic shampoo rinsed off well in the shower and I came out feeling clean and squeaky fresh - just like a bowl of fruit. I towel dried and then blow dried my head, face and torso and was left, I have to admit, with the most manageable hair I have experienced in a long while.
I was able to control my hair and even my beard, a lot better after I had used this shampoo than I could before. I found my hair was not so fly away and also I was able to comb it flatter to face and didn't experience the embarrassing problem of beard bush, as I sometimes get when I step out of the shower.
My hair feels more moisturised and a lot more healthy than it did before. My dear other half has stated that she has also notice a decided difference to her own hair and she is as impressed as I am with this great shampoo.
We are all out of this particular brand of shampoo at present but I am definitely going to be buying more of this. It is good stuff.
After using a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner by another well known brand that left my hair looking and feeling like straw, I was on the lookout for something that would hydrate my super dry hair. I noticed this was on offer in Superdrug for a great price, so I thought I'd try it as I wouldn't regret it if it did nothing.
As you have probably guessed, this product is for dry hair. Vo5 claim this shampoo increases manageability, makes your hair soft to the touch with radiant shine. It also has something called 'Adaptive Haircare Technology' in it, which means it tailors the product to your hair as it changes.
Packaging and Price
This shampoo retails at £3.59 for a 500ml bottle or £1.99 for a 250ml bottle. The bottle is very pretty and hard to miss - part of the reason I was drawn to it actually! - as it's bright pink and quite an unusual shape. It has a flip-top lid which means it won't leak.
My first thought when I opened the bottle was how nice it smells - fruity and clean but not overbearing. I have bra-strap length hair which is fairly fine and I didn't have to use much to get a nice creamy lather going. My hair always feels lovely when I wash this out - soft and smooth, not stripped like some other shampoos make my hair feel. I leave my hair to air dry and it always leaves my hair feeling soft, shiny and frizz-free. I wouldn't say it has increased the manageability of my hair, but my hair seems to get tangled within a few minutes of brushing it whatever I do anyway! I am still over the moon with this shampoo and it has definitely restored my hair to its previous soft and shiny state. I don't have to condition my hair more than once a month now - previously I had to condition every few days, but in case you feel the need, Vo5 make a matching conditioner.
I personally love this shampoo and will continue to purchase as it works wonders on my hair!
I don't like sticking to the same shampoos and the reason for this is that I often get shampoo build up in my hair. Therefore I like to mix and match and try out new and different brands. I have never really mingled with VO5 before when it comes to shampoos, so I thought I would try out their 'Give Me Moisture' shampoo after I saw it in a shop the other day.
I purchased mine from Boots and the shampoo retails for £3.59. Personally I think this is a little steep for shampoo and you can find much better value from other brands, however I know that VO5 is quite a respected brand and I was hoping for good quality. The price might also be justified in the sense that you get 500ml worth of product in this bottle meaning it is a little larger than your average shampoo. You could probably shop around and find this a little cheaper as it may well be stocked in supermarkets and other stores, but I personally bought mine from Boots.
I have to admit that there was nothing in particular that attracted me to buying this shampoo other than its wild and bright packaging. The bottle is a hot pink in colour and is pretty hard to miss on the shelves. It looked good, so I hoped it would wash my hair good also. The liquid itself is a white, creamy colour as most shampoos are, and I don't feel it had a good or bad smell to it in particular, it was just pretty average upon first look. But how well did it work?
The shampoo squeezes out conveniently and easily and you do not need much of this to do a good job to your hair. I have quite long hair, well past my shoulders and I only need two or so squirts of this to do a good job. When massaging into my scalp, I noticed that this was definitely a good quality shampoo as it wasn't too thin in consistency meaning you could really rub this throughout your locks and ensure your hair is getting nourished. I left it to soak in for around one minute and then washed out in the shower. As far as ease of use goes, this was an effective shampoo, and I like the fact that there is no cap to it. You simply press down to open up the lid for the shampoo to come out, and I find this much less fiddly than a cap which is great.
The results were what I was most interested in though. One thing that I did notice about this shampoo is that it is called 'Give Me Moisture'. My hair can often get quite dry and I suffer from split ends regularly due to heating my hair often using hairdryers and straighteners. My hair is quite damaged and I was hoping that this could cure it. Results unfortunately didn't live up to the product titles or my expectations. It cleaned the hair thoroughly and well, however my hair was still as dry as normal and didn't feel in any better condition. This shampoo pretty much acted as just a regular shampoo, and I was disappointed with this.
Overall, this works as a shampoo and this is it. It is overpriced considering it does not deliver on its promises of giving you more moisture to your hair. It might only be me that it doesn't work for, but I would recommend trying other brands if you are serious about getting moisture to your hair. I can't deny that it is effective at cleaning hair and a nice shampoo to use, but it just doesn't deliver on its promises unfortunately so I have had to knock off two stars for this reason. Thanks for reading.
On the hunt for some new shampoo after me using my dads pantene (which left my hair greasy due to the conditioner) I went to Tesco's to search for some...
VO5 new range of shampoo in bottles that looked like Tresemme, but at £3.56 for 500ml I thought it was a bit of a rip off! But luckily I went into Home Bargains and saw little 250ml's (half sizes) for £1! I couldn't believe it, £1! That was WAY cheaper than Tesco!
APPEARANCE AND SMELL
The shampoo comes in a pink bottle with a flip top lid, (similar to Tresemme) which means hopefully no leaking! The bottle claims this shampoo has 'ADAPTIVE HAIRCARE TECHNOLOGY' which means it treats your hair differently to everybody elses, which I thought was quite cool! The smell of this product was a pleasant one, actually a bit fruity like the smell of what you would expect from a shampoo!
I used this shampoo on my greasy hair, about a £2 size worth which wasn't much, but I have short hair anyway so I dont need much. After I left the shampoo in and for a few minutes to let it do its stuff, I rinsed it out and I swear that soapy water looked a bit dark! I thought, wow! Is this stuff working or what!
After I dried my hair with the hairdryer (see asda hairdryer) my hair looked really healthy, better than any shampoo I have tried before! And it dose'nt give me dandruff either! Usually any shampoo I try when it's dry and I have to shake my head for some reason or another I got white bits all over my clothes in which I had to brush them off and it looked disgusting!
In my opinion this shampoo is the best I have tried in a long time, for £1 it is brilliant and I might actually go and get some of the revive me daily 2in1 shampoo and conditioner! I give it 4 stars because the bottle is pink! Im afraid!
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HAPPY SHAMPOOING! :O)
I don't have one shampoo and conditioner that I consistently use, as I'm always on the look out for new ones to try and bargains. About a month ago I decided to try V05 Nourish me truly and have used it since, this shampoo is part of the unique range, you may have seen the adverts for it, there are a range of different types to choose from depending on your hair type hence the name. I decided to select the one for damaged hair, as I consider my hair to be damaged as i'm constantly colouring and blow drying my hair. I purchased this product from Wilikingsons, whilst it was on offer for £1, it has since been raised in price, so I now purchase it from Home Bargins for a £1. Its a 250mL bottle which has a distinctive shape, its the shape of a soft drink bottle in a lovely shade of pink which actually attracted my attention in the first place.
The shampoo claims to;-
strengthen and repair for visible radiance
restore, soften and improve manageability
Leave hair truly luxurious to the touch
I use this shampoo daily in conjunction with the Nourish me truly conditioner - also for damage hair. I do think my hair feels stronger and softer and is more manageable and less tangly from using this shampoo and conditioner.( I have quite long hair so my hair has a tendency to tangle as I do everyday things). I wouldn't say I have shine to my hair as my hair is coloured I find I only have a shine to my hair when it's my natural colour. As for the smell it smells absolutely lovely and the smell lasts, since using this shampoo my boyfriend is constantly smelling my hair which hasn't been the case with other shampoos I have used. The smell is fruity and fresh.
Conclusively this shampoo is an absolute bargain for just £1 and it does achieve most of what it claims and leaves your hair stronger, softer and more manageable. So yes I would definitely recommend this shampoo along with the conditioner but be warned people may want to constantly smell your hair lol.
I very rarely stick to one brand of shampoo and seeing this hot pink bottle on the shelves I was instantly drawn to it. Against a backdrop of plain and uninviting products it wasn't exactly that difficult.
Holding 250ml its thick consistency suggests that some of it will be wasted. I found that it wouldn't stand upright when tipped on its head in an attempt to make it last a little longer.
The lid has a push down cap which when pressed causes the opposite side to open. After a while though the shampoo does leak slightly causing a bit of a sticky mess whenever you use it.
Cloudy white in colour it has a sweet scent, almost fruity but not too strong.
I found that you have to squeeze the sides of the bottle quite roughly to get any of it out, especially when the bottle is half full. Because of how thick it is you can control how much you use in one go although in the end you do have to use quite a bit to get the right amount of lather.
Now for the important part. As suggested by the name, give me moisture, you'd expect it to be for those with dry hair. Claiming that it has 'adaptive haircare technology' and can 'quench thirsty hair giving it a shimmering, shining transformation.' Yes it does make your locks look a little smoother with a healthier glow but what about the actual condition of it? A bit of a let down was my conclusion. It lathers well but you need to use a good deal of it to kick start the process. Use a small amount and it won't cover your hair from root to tip so you end up missing out places. I gave it a repeat wash as was suggested on the bottle but that too did nothing of any value.
My hair was still very straw like and the fragrance didn't last much longer either. This cost me £1.99 and was in no way worth the money I spent on it. I could put it down to the fact that I have thick hair and maybe it would be more suitable for those with thinner tresses. Too much is needed for one wash, it gets wasted by the style of the bottle and it made no difference. In fact unless you are going to buy the conditioner as well it would be a pointless buy.
A big let down from VO5.