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VO5 Sheer Vitality Elixir Conditioner
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VO5 Sheer Vitality Elixir Conditioner
Date: 05/07/11, updated on 05/07/11 (95 review reads)
Advantages: Leaves hair feeling healthy and silky soft. Cheap price.
Disadvantages: Fragrance isn't very nice, but it's pleasant.
This VO5 sheer vitality elixir conditioner has been one of my favourite among my conditioners for months.
I have been buying it for a while although for the past few months, it has been kept as a backup behind my Tresemme colour protection products.
This conditioner contains white tea and is also infused with "5 Vital Oils". Looking into the ingredients as I was curious to which 5 'vital oils' it contained, I found;
All sound so luxurious, but I also thought, how do we know these are even included, and why are they so important? But unfortunately, the answers aren't on the bottle.
This conditioner can be found in most large supermarkets and even the cheaper stores such as 'pound land' and the 'pound shop', so it is very easy to get hold of and as it isn't one of the latest conditioners, it can be found cheap.
The price if buying from a supermarket will vary and will possibly be higher but even still, I have it seen to be a considerable amount cheaper than most top of the range conditioners nowadays. The conditioner is between £1 to £2 in most stores I have seen it, but the price is usually very low when I have seen it.
This isn't because of the quality I'm guessing, as this conditioner is fantastic. The only reason I can think of is because it is one of the somewhat older range now; especially since all of the new summer, sun protection hair range is appearing.
VO5 is a well known, trusted brand. I own many hair products from this range and so I had much confidence in the product before I even tried it a while ago. Even so, this conditioner didn't disappoint, in fact it was even better than I expected.
The conditioner is for 'everyday use for normal hair'. I hate this phrase on bottles, 1. Because, I don't know many people who like to wash their hair every single day. 2. Because, what is normal?.
Turning over onto the back however, the conditioner is advertised a lot better. It is supposedly meant to 'revive and rejuvenate tired hair' and 'refresh lifeless locks without weight'.
Is it just me, or does this completely go against the 'for normal hair' labelling? This made me question, is the conditioner for 'normal hair' or 'tired hair'?
The bottle has a green and soft white colouration which I love; mainly because the green used is my favourite colour. The 'drip' shapes around the title gives the instinct impression that the conditioner is full of moisture and protection, which is one of the reasons I gave this conditioner a second glance in stores.
The conditioner comes in a 300ml bottle and I have found it generally lasts a good length of time.
A large amount isn't needed as the conditioner is very thick and spreads easily over my hair.
When using the conditioner, the presence of 'vital oils' is very apparent as the feel of the conditioner is very silky and smooth.
I have found that when using this conditioner, I haven't needed to use as much of the product compared to when using other conditioners. This adds to the benefit of the long lasting of the bottle and also makes the price of the bottle a whole lot better.
This conditioner is gorgeous to use. It is intended to be used after shampooing, to put the moisture back into hair which is lost through shampooing.
The bottle is well designed to make the liquid very easy to access. The shape and design of the bottle makes it easy to grip in your hands whilst forcing the conditioner out of the star-fish shaped opening.
The opening design puzzles me, as I can't see of any purpose for it, but it does make the conditioner come out in a pretty pattern.
The bottle holds a flip lid which is easy to pull open. I hate having to stand for ages trying to force open the lid to a conditioner bottle, to result into biting it open and have a disgusting soap flavour burst into your mouth!
The lid also does a good job at staying down, I've not had any problems with the conditioner spilling or leaking in my basket in the bathroom.
After I apply a small amount of conditioner onto my hand and rub them both softly together, the quality of the conditioner is clear straight away.
The conditioner is thick and extremely soft. The colour of it even looks 'puffy' like a ultra soft cotton wool mixed with silk sort of colour.
When applying the conditioner to my hair, it instantly turns my hair to silk! I apply the conditioner to previously shampooed hair which has been squeezed dry so it isn't dripping wet. This way the conditioner can fully be absorbed and soak into my hair for its full effect.
I add to the lengths of my hair first, working my way up to the top whilst avoiding the roots.
When using this conditioner, my hair instantly feels absolutely amazing and any knots or tangles I have simply fall away leaving my hair straight and manageable.
I'm one of those who like to avoid putting conditioner on my roots to avoid my hair becoming or feeling greasy too quickly after washing. It's the same as not wanting to apply too much shampoo to the ends of your hair to avoid them becoming dry.
After I have gently massaged the conditioner through my hair, focusing a little more on the areas I feel need more conditioning, I begin to rinse. I find the conditioner is quite easy to wash out, although I have on many occasions been tricked into thinking the conditioner was still present when it wasn't as my hair had become so silky soft, it was hard to tell if the conditioner has been washed out completely.
I love this conditioner so much because it is one of very few conditioners I have tried which leaves my hair feeling gorgeous even after the conditioner has gone.
It's all good and well having soft to touch hair when conditioner is present, but having your hair feel fabulous even after washing the product out is a great find.
The feeling of this conditioner lasts after towel drying and blow drying my hair. Whenever I use this conditioner, my hair feels so healthy and full of moisture.
This conditioner holds a pleasant fragrance. However I wouldn't say is it one of my favourite conditioners to sniff. It has quite a soapy smell with a slight hint of floral to it. Having said this, it is a very unique smell. I can't quite explain why, but the hint of floral fragrance to the conditioner is quite soft, adding a contrast to the 'chemical' smell of the soap side to the fragrance which gets down your throat.
I have found the smell of this conditioner lasts, but only whilst my hair is wet. Once my hair is dried, the smell has just about disappeared. Any hint of the conditioners smell is then covered with the various other products I use such as the heat protection spray.
I stopped using this conditioner so much when I dyed my hair and switched to the 'colour protection' products, but I personally think the shampoo you choose is more important than the conditioner for coloured hair fade protection, so I have began to use this conditioner again more and more.
I simply can't stop! It is great to my hair and I haven't seen any difference in the colour of my hair, so I don't see any harm in using this product on dyed hair as long as you have a good enough colour fade protection shampoo.
This conditioner is definitely one to try. The price and lasting effects makes for a perfect conditioner, suitable for everyone!
I will certainly be on the hunt for this conditioner again next time; it is one of my favourites on a very small list of hair products.
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