Product Type: VO5 hair care products
Newest Review: ... has always been. The hot oil costs £4.29 a packet in boots and in it you get four individual treatments. The oil comes in little plastic... more
VO5 Hot Oil Moisture Soak
Member Name: cirsty
VO5 Hot Oil Moisture Soak
Advantages: the packaging is compact and can be taken anywhere easily
Disadvantages: expense, difficult to use and fiddly, didn't work on my hair
I'm a sucker for hair products, I could literally spent a fortune on conditioners, serums, mouses and cremes to keep my locks healthy, shiny and smelling good! I've got long red hair which is quite thick so it's essential for me to keep on top of keeping my hair in good condition especially since I use my hairdryer and straighteners on a regular basis like a lot of girls & boys all over the nation! To me, using conditioning oil makes sense. When my skin is dry I use oil to treat it so why not do use the same idea for my hair?
"VO5 Moisture Soak Hot Oil Treatment reconstructs damaged hair by bonding to the weak sites of every strand to smooth and restore shine. VO5 Moisture Soak Hot Oil Treatment uses the power of heat and penetrates deep within the hair to counteract the damage caused by heated appliances and colouring"
I picked up VO5 Moisture Soak Hot Oil pack (4 x 15ml little tubes) at my local boots for £4.29. I thought this was quite expensive for essentially only 4 treatments, as I've bought bigger tubs of intensive hair conditioner from other popular brands for the same price or cheaper. The packaging is eye catching enough, but as it's in a cardboard box I have to store it outside of my shower and on my bathroom shelf where it can easily be forgotten about.
The directions stated that the hot oil's recommended usage is once/twice a week, and in order for it to work hair has to be wet and the oil has to be hot. Rather than hold the tubes under the shower (as recommended in a few reviews I'd read) I put the tube in a cup of hot water for a minute or two until the oil was hot enough to have effect. I then applied the hot oil to my hair which was quite difficult trying to negotiate the oil from the fiddly tube to cover my hair. I couldn't sit the tube down to make sure the oil was applied properly so I just ended up trying to do it all at once making nearly half of it drip down my back. So I left the oil on for 10 minutes just to try and really reap the benefits and it seemed to wash out well as I couldn't feel any residue after washing it out.
The results weren't mind blowing in the very slightest. A lot of reviews I'd read previously had complained about the product leaving a greasy residue but for me it made absolutely no effect on my hair whatsoever, even after using the remaining 3 tubes. My hair only felt greasy after one use because I hadn't washed the product out properly but other than that it was almost asif the product just didn't absorb into my hair at all leaving me £4.29 short with dry hair.
I wouldn't recommend this product. The little tubes are difficult to use and apply to the hair and I felt cheated after 4 uses over a week and a half without a single difference to my hair. I won't be buying this product again and I think I'll just stick to my cheaper and more effective hair cremes.
Summary: A waste of my time and money, if I could give it no stars I would.