“ Brand: VO5 / Type: 2 in 1 Shampoo / What it does: Vitalizes, „
Some people hate waxing their legs some people hate plucking their eyebrows, but for me the worst beauty related duty that I have to perform is drying and styling my hair. I hate it with an absolute passion as my hair is so impossible as its incredibly thick, is on the dry side and has unusual waves. Maybe two weeks every couple of months I have success with styling and I get my hopes up that maybe I have found a method in the madness that is my hair, only for my hopes to be dashed a couple of days later when it goes back to being an impossible mess. The odd thing is the worse my hair looks the more likely I have spent a long time on it as I cant leave it alone and just have to keep trying to make it look better. As you can imagine I often try new products to help my hair look better (and to attempt to keep styling time to a minimum!). I will basically give anything a go, so when I saw 300ml of V05 2in1 Sheer Vitality Elixir (everyday use, normal hair) for £1.99 in my local chemist, I thought why not.
V05 sheer vitality comes in a tall metallic green plastic bottle. The top slopes downwards and it has a flip lid which is very easy to use. The front is decorated with a circle made up of 5 tear shapes which represents the 5 vital oils the shampoo has been infused with. They are-
Avocado and Jojoba oils- For Nutrients
Apricot and Almond oils- For strength
Grape Seed oil- For Shine
Vegetable oil- For a Fry-Up (I may have added that last one myself)
As well as all these oils we are told there are extracts of white tea involved in the shampoo and we are given absolutely no explanation as to the benefits of white tea, which seems incredibly lazy. I think these days some companies just want to give people exotic ingredients to make the product seem different without putting much, if any thought into it.
We are told on the back of the bottle that this shampoo will cleanse, refresh, revive and rejuvenate our hair without adding weight and that our hair will look brilliantly glossy everyday. Overall I would say the bottle looks ok, but it isn't eye catching and you could probably walk past it 100 times without noticing it.
When you pour this shampoo on to your hand you will see that it is pearlescent white. I would say that the fragrance of the shampoo is quite masculine as it reminds me of aftershave. It is a very clean, fresh and soapy scent, but it doesn't really linger on your hair that long. The shampoo lathers really well and I am not sure if this makes sense or is even important, but after I use this 2in1 shampoo my hair is thoroughly drenched and seems much wetter than when I use any other shampoo. Maybe the added conditioner means my hair soaks up more water, but really I have no idea why this would be.
The first time I started drying my hair after using this shampoo I was so disappointed. My hair felt so heavy and almost sticky especially on the crown of my head. I was even thinking about washing my hair again, but as I continued drying it, my hair started to feel very soft under the heat of the hairdryer and looked much straighter than it normally does. I managed to style my hair without any major temper tantrums, but my hair still felt very dense and I assumed that I would probably have to wash it the next day, as if it felt a little greasy after I had just washed it, what would it feel like after a day. Well actually, the next day it didn't feel greasy and I found maybe I had been confusing the feeling of smoothness for grease (it had obviously been a long time since my hair was smooth!!) It still felt very heavy, which I didn't like and it didn't have much shine, but overall I was pleased with the result.
I have used this shampoo a few more times since then and I have to say I find it a bit confusing
Easier to style
Makes hair straightening quicker
Makes my hair feel so heavy
Adds thickness (my hair is already thick)
Doesn't add shine
Many of the claims that the shampoo makes do not seem to be correct however my hair seems to be much easier to style after using it so I am not complaining too much, but anyone who really needs vitality, lightness and glossy hair may want to steer clear of this shampoo. I feel like I will continue using this shampoo for now, but I will definately keep my eye open for a better one.
I was looking for a new 2 in 1 shampoo and was choosing between Pantene and Vo5 Sheer Vitality. I decided to try Vo5 Sheer Vitality as I have used Pantene before and would like to try another brand.
The light blue colour plastic container has a flip open cover and the shampoo have a light and pleasant smell. It is easy to dispense but it is not easy to control the amount needed. The 2 in 1 shampoo contain extracts of white tea and is infused with 5 vital oil blends. They are nutrient rich avocado and jojoba oils, strengthening apricot and almond oil and lastly, shine enhancing grape seed oils. This was the reason why I choose to buy this shampoo.
I can't tell if the shampoo have strengthened my hair as I still experienced daily hair loss. It definitely did not make my hair shine. In fact, my hair feels coarse and there is definitely no shine. Unlike Pantene which makes combing easy, this shampoo makes my hair tangle. The so call nutrient rich oils did not do its job.
I bought the 300ml shampoo in Tesco at £2.12 and I am definitely going back to Pantene.
I don't mind V05 shampoos, I have had mixed results with them over the years. One of my preferred choices is the smooth and shine shampoo which used to deliver good results before I started colouring the hair. In recent months I have been trying so many different shampoos, as my hair is often dry and damaged and I always like to experiment with new products.
The sheer vitality is a 2 in 1, which aims to boost the strength of your hair and leave it shiny and looking healthy. I am often dubious about 2 in 1's, as I usually use separates, but I thought I would give this a try.
The VO5 range come in easy to open bottles made from plastic. They stand up well and they have clear instructions on how to use them on the reverse. You dispense from the top by pushing down the nozzle, it comes out with no problems.
How to use:
After rinsing in warm water, I lathered up a dollop of this through my wet hair and worked through form root to tip, paying attention to get it right down to the cuticles. I usually leave my product on for the hair for a minute, this allows it time to penetrate the hair shaft. I then rinsed with warmer water, followed by a cooler blast.
After the blow dry, I was pretty pleased with the results. This 2 in 1 had left the hair feeling enthusiastic, not limp and certainly produced a lovely clean just washed feel. Did it feel full of vitality though? Well it had some lift and bounce to it, which can be enhanced further by using a careful blowdrying technique. It does save a few minutes as it is a 2 in 1, but it did not quite match my Pantene for the results on delivering volume. That said, not a bad buy and could be useful for people who are going abroad and who only want to bring one bottle of something. This will cost you about a quid from a supermarket.
I've changed my shampoo a couple of times in the last year or so, mainly because I was trying to find one that does not leave my head itching after use. My hairdresser recommended a cheap coconut shampoo from Tesco which I used for about a year, then I found my scalp started to itch again.
So I started to look around for an alternative and decided to try Vo5 Sheer Vitality Elixir. I bought the green bottle of shampoo and the conditioner that matches. It comes in a cream bottle with a lid that matches the shampoo bottle. Both bottles are 300mls and boast 5 vital oils and I was really pleased with the results from using these products. They leave my hair feeling clean, shiny and revitalised. So far, no sign of the old itching problem since I have started to use these products.
Last week I inadvertently picked up the wrong bottle of shampoo - Vo5 2 in 1 - and used this a few times. My hair feels course and unclean after using this, I don't like this product at all, in fact I am not a fan of 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner in general and after using this product I have not changed my mind. The smell is not great but it tends not to linger once you have rinsed it off.
Although it smells and looks the same as the shampoo alone, it's nowhere near as good as using the individual shampoo and conditioner. I would therefore not recommend this product.
I originally bought this shampoo as it was on a special offer in Sainsburys but I am now a convert as it has had a great effect on my hair. I love the concept of a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner as it saves on time and effort, but most brands that I have previously used have left my hair with product build-up and generally haven't given it a good end result.
The bottle has a flip-up lid that you open by gently getting your finger underneath the catch and easing it up. This is a bit different to most shampoos and conditioners that I have used but it makes sure that there won't be spillages as long as the lid is closed.
The product itself is a pale clear(ish) liquid that looks a lot like shampoo in general. There is nothing obvious there to indicate that it also has a built-in conditioner but it does the job somehow! It lathers nicely when you rub it into your hair and seems to rinse out a lot more easily than some other types that I've used. After it has all been rinsed out, you get the "squeaky clean" feel, so it must work well.
I have quite greasy hair and tend to wash my hair every day. This shampoo isn't specifically designed for greasy hair (as far as I can tell) but I can get away with washing it every other day before it starts to look like an oil slick again. Generally, my hair looks shinier than it did before I started using this and is more manageable. It also seems easier to detangle, maybe because of the fact that you don't need to lather up twice for shampoo and conditioner. All in all, this has been a great trial for me and I fully intend to get this again when my current bottle runs out, even though it will probably no longer be on offer.
I got it from Sainsburys for £1.07 but this was on a 50% off offer so it would normally cost around £2.14 for a 300ml bottle.