VO5 surf style texturing paste does exactly what it says on the tin. If your looking for a natural wavy 'beach look' with a lot of volume then I would highly recommend it, and it saves you from the hassle of curling your hair.This product does not leave you with greasy looking hair with a heavy feel, it makes your hair feel soft and light and I would say personally it enhance's your hair and makes it look more dramatic!Very easy to use, you just stick in a little bit after wetting your hair, and then dry it with a hair dryer (optional) and your left with breath taking results! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Now I have had many hairstyles over the years at first it was just like a combover or centre partings but remember this was when I was very young, then I got more control of what my hair would be like and so I went for a crewcut and it has always been one of my favourite haircut styles and I thought I looked cool but I was young and stupid so what did I know?
Then there was the at the time I thought the coolest haircut ever but really did not turn out that way. My mate had wanted to get a Flat Top for ages he had seen it in Street Fighter and in films and he said it looked really cool and I was like well if your getting one I will too. So off we both wandered over to the hairdressers and my mate said "Rob you go first and then I will go after you". Famous last words me thinks.
After getting the Flat Top look my mate took one look and said thinking about it now seeing it on you I have changed my mind and I thought that was just typtical. All I needed now was a stripe through my hair an american glitter t-shirt and some hot pants and I would be my towns answer to Vanilla Ice and he was popular at the time so I thought I would have plenty of cred.
I went to a social function where I lived and there was some nicer people who said how cool and rad it looked and then some cruel and nasty people including my mate who wanted the haircut in the first place who came out with such statements as "Is that a landing pad for flies?". Now at the time i was gutted and my street cred had gone out the window but I can look back on it and laugh as long as nobody has any photos lying around I am safe but I am sure one day it could still come back to haunt me.
I have grown my hair quite long and then once I got asked by this girl who I worked with if for Cancer Research if I would get my haircut. I was very fond of my hair but at the sametime doing some good for such a worthwhile charity I took the plunge and agreed to do it but I said they had to raise plenty of money. I was not left dissapointed as over £800 was raised and lots of people were gathered around and even the local rag came and took some pictures and there I was looking like a human tennis ball but then I stupidly when a stage further and got a razor and then it was all off properly but my head looked a right state and I promised never to do that again.
I just got general haircuts but then for about three years I grew my hair and by the end of these three years my hair resembled that of the Cowardly Lion off The Wizard Of Oz and I had like natural ringlets in my hair and my brother being a complete mickey taker called me a girl and Shirley Temple and a few other people made harsh and nasty comments but I didnt care it was my hair I could do what I wanted with it.
So it came to a crucial decision when asked by my cruel brother and his lovely then wife to be I was asked as a wedding gift to get my flowing locks cut off. Again being the kind and generous soul I did this brave act and paid £40 to get my haircut and promised to never pay that kind of money again for a haircut but my brother and his wife said I looked very smart and it made my family and friends happy to know that I was not looking like I had been dragged through a hedge backwards.
So over the last couple of years my hair has really not had long to grow before comments came saying get your haircut and you need to look tidy. I agree that I did need to smarten up and this is where my analysis of the Alberto Vo5 Surf Style Texturising Paste comes in as I have used it for about a year or so and for two special occasions I have had really nice comments from people and that was at one of my best mates wedding where I was best man for him in July and then only yesterday another best mate I was at his wedding and for such an occasion I like to look the part.
Now the wax comes in a round blue tub and it has a yellow lid and you get 150ml off the wax and it says its Surf Style and for a beach blown look so if your a rad dude or a surfer then this is a must buy product for you i guess. The wax has a funny kind of feel to it its a beige kind of colour but the fragrance is good and one that makes your hair smell nice.
You can apply it to either wet or dry hair but yesterday when I applied my wax I did it when it was dry and at first I thought I was going to be there for ages styling my hair as no matter what I did there was not a proper spiked hairstyle happening and for like fully twenty minutes I was messing about with my hair and then eventually I got the look I was after and I could confidenly set off for the wedding.
I enjoyed the wedding very much and it was so wonderful to see one of my best mates getting married to his beautiful lady and when I went to check that my hair was still looking good I was not let down and when I left the wedding it was still looking ultra cool and I was pleased that the wax had again done the job I had asked it to do.
I would say go and buy this wax as it does do the job that you want it to do and nine times out of ten does what it says on the lid but if you are in a rush on a morning or just generally stick to another hair product as its not a five minute job to get the right look.
I have checked and you can buy this for about £3.29 which may seem a bit pricy but it you dont use too much with every time you use it then it should last you for quite a while.
Hope you like my review and as always thanks for reading.
Alberto Vo5 Extreme Style Surf Style Matte Effect Textrurising Paste. It sounds impressive doesn't it? Well don't let the name fool you. This is one of the worst hair styling products for its price (I think its around £3 now) on the market.
The product has been around since 2008 and appears to be a spin off from its sister product Alberto Vo5 Extreme Style Rework Fibre Putty. If you're currently a user of this product, stick with it.
The title 'Surf Style' suggests this paste is aimed at people going for messy, 'roughed-up' hair. As the paste is quite moist, it is very difficult to create any vertical structure to your hair without the aid of a hairdryer. This becomes a problem when time is tight or you simply cannot be bothered.
After working into your hair, this product tends to produce the look of a cheap mousse once it has dryed and settled. It feels greasy and sticky to the touch.
The aroma given off from this product is quite unusual. It can be slightly overwhelming, and you have to be comfortable smelling like sweetened wet clay. Whether this smell appeals to you is down to personal preference.
Summary - Avoid this product. It performs like a mousse but costs substantially more.
This reviews on some vo5 extreme style rework fibre putty.
As I used to have quite long hair I didn't really bother using any products in it as it would just look the same whatever I did to it. However a trip to the hairdressers and also £12 out of my pocket for her to massacre my hair made me look around for something to put in my hair to give it a little textured look.
Now as its quite short if I just leave it, it just looks flat and boring so I bought some of this stuff to put in it. It cost £3.50 though just like anything I'm sure you can get it a lot cheaper, and also a lot dearer so look around.
All you do is run a little amount into your hands or finger tips, and a little really does go a long way, then clap them together to give the fibre putty effect. If your not careful you get a string of fibres flying about everywhere though so watch out for that.
You then rub it into your hair and style it how you want. Its strong enough to gold up short hair, though I just use it to give my hair a ruffled style.
I think the best thing about this product is that its long lasting and can last up to 24 hours, however I find that it usually starts loosing its hold after about 10 hours, which is still really good. Its also not sticky when its in your hair and its not greasy either.
If you want something to give your hair texture or want something to stick your hair up with then this is great, I think ill carry on using this until my hairs grown back to its usual length but even then I might still put this in to give it a little style.
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Life is busy at the moment. All these promises of being an active member have quickly, yet gracefully, fallen flat on their arse. Having had just 18 days to find somewhere to live, I have now done so. I even have 11 days to spare. I will look past the fact that probably means I won't be watching decent television or playing on the internet half as much since most companies take their damn sweet time pulling their finger out of their behinds in getting their customers set up with the essentials.
So, being a sensible 21 year old, I have spent every spare moment doing what every sensible 21 year old would do having just found a new flat to move into. Sorting, packing, cleaning, tidying: all were shoved forcefully to the side in favour of some well earned pub time. Given that I am completely effing knackered with everything recently, I quite happily sat in my local pub (aka: gay bar) looking like a homeless person who quite possibly had a wash slightly more recently than the others. I smelled like curry (the food of gods) and had left my hair to air dry from showering since I'd ran out of hair stuff. This was my biggest mistake.
Enter stage right (left if you are looking the other way) 18 year old bouncy gay boy. Before I knew what was happening, he was pointing out that I had "forgotten" to do my hair, had whipped out a tub of god knows what and was pulling away at my head like only a gay boy knows how. The only good thing to come of this was that an 18 year old is jealous of the fact I have stupendously thick hair and no hair line. That made me feel good. Trying to wash this mystery gunk out, however, did not. No less than 9 washes later, my hair was still greasy enough to stop my shampoo foaming. I made a vow: Get more hair stuff.
---I'm gonna spend all your money---
Off I popped on one of my famous midnight jaunts to Tesco's. In this shop - 3 copies of the same newspaper and a tub of "V05 Surf Style, Matte Effect, Texturising Paste" Excuse me while I put my teeth back in. I was drawn to this particular tub because it looks very similar to another V05 product I use but it has a big flashy yellow rim and a "NEW" sticker on it. I am every sales persons dream. After deducting about £2.50 (one drink) from my pub budget, I whizzed home to try it. So many urine jokes, so little time.
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If you are looking to the tub for some advice on how to do your hair, it is very handy. Assuming, that is, you speak the lingo and are down with the kids. I am the most out of touch 21 year old you will meet. So it was no help to me. It tells you that it's for "beach blown" and "Piecy" looks. Now, as far as I was aware, Piecy isn't actually a word (yeah, I know I'm a total hypocrite) and the last time I looked beach blown was....actually...you don't need to hear that story. From what I deciphered, the stuff is not for making your hair look that incredibly smooth plastic way that some gels do. It is more for a dryer look where you look less like you have a tonne of gunk in your hair. Why they couldn't just put THAT on the tub I don't know.
---Let's start a war!---
First thing I noticed about this was the consistency. It's not like a gel and its not like the other "pastes" that are out there. It is more the consistency of moisturising cream or savlon or some such bum. This gave me no faith. It is white and smells quite nice but a whole lot less chemical-esq than its other similar products. I have decided that it is, in fact, just a watered down version of their Rework Fibre putty.
Unlike that stuff though, it is not greasy or sticky. Once you put it in your hair, your hands feel a little gunky, but not like you have just eaten ten toffee apples with your hands curled in fists (more difficult than you might think)
The colour of the gunk always worries me a little. As much as the little gay boy squealed with jealousy at the lack of any signs of receding for the next 20 years, there are one or two...gr....gr....oh god I can't say it....hairs that are not of good standing in the mind of younger ones. You know what I mean. Some products I've used that are white in colour seem to exaggerate even the slightest deficiency of colour in any given strand of hair. This doesn't seem to do it. Major points.
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The next thing that amazed me was the fact that this stuff actually worked quite well. I'm growing my hair so I have plenty to bleach for Halloween (I may have already mentioned that I am going as a mad scientist?) so it's currently quite long. Which I hate saying. I have had my hair down to my nipples. Currently it is SHORT in comparison. It is about 2-3 inches... Shut up. You disgust me.
So, when I styled it first I went for that messy, bed head look. Usually with other products I style it quite sticky up and tall to start with, then by the time I have driven to work (a matter of seconds, yes I know I am lazy) it has fallen to a more socially acceptable height. Style complete and incredibly tall, off I drove to work. An hour into my day and I pop to the loo, partly to actually partake in loo-type activities and partly to check how my hair was doing. To my shock it was exactly as I had styled it...well, apart from the dent from my headphones that has now become an integral part of any hairstyle I so choose to sport. I suddenly started to wish I hadn't spiked the front so high as I now looked like that infamous "There's Something About Mary" scene and not having had half as much action recently to warrant it, but it did have a lovely texture to it!
Being me, I couldn't help but touch it. Another pleasant surprise was to be had! Rather than being...ahem... painfully rock solid (which usually comes with such great hold) or disgustingly greasy and residuous (which usually comes with such thick texture) my hair was....well....not solid and not greasy!! And that's what matters! I could touch my hair without the pain of moving a solidified gunk-helmet or getting a horrible goopy covering on my hands. More points!
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As for how long this stuff lasts, Style wise it can go all day if you aren't frantically going at it. It will, however, be knocked out of place by pulling the following items off of or on to your head: Jumpers, T shirts, Vests, Balaclavas, Tights with eye holes cut in, Full head halloween masks, gimp suits and/or lubricated condoms. So no robbing if you want your hair to stay pretty.
If you want to know how long the tub will last, I would say that's much more an "each to their own" situation. Given that I have abnormally thick hair, it won't last me for long. I (in spite of the tub telling me to only use a little) have to use a lot as my hair just doesn't allow anything to spread through it unless there is a buggering lot of it. For the thinner haired among us, this stuff will probably last you a good few months. Don't hold me to that.
---Fire in the gates of hell---
And so we have come to the end of another rambling review. This is usually when I start hoping that Dooyoo have the product listed as I can't really be bothered with suggesting things. Not that it stops me doing it. What have we learned from this review? Surf style is good. It smells nice, it holds well and it doesn't scare all your lighter shaded hairs out to the front where everyone can see. Also, don't engage in oral on the beach.
PS, it wasn't listed but the suggestion went through quickly so woot woot for dooyoo!