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I am the sort of person who only buys hair products when I feel I really need them rather than for fun. I've never been someone who's enjoyed styling and faffing about my hair, I mean I like it to look nice of course and with frizzy hair like mine I do straighten it rather alot with a few different products but other than that I've never been all that bothered about adding volume and body to my hair and the likes.
However recently I had my hair cut into a really nice, layered style and when the hairdresser was done with her masterpiece my usually thin hair looked really full and somewhat plump if I dare use the phrase! It had taken time and effort on her part and rather a few products to get this effect but so chuffed was I that I decided to treat myself to a few new hair products so when I found myself in my local Poundland store and I spotted this product offering that much needed volume I bought it without hesitation and was really pleased with the price of it.
The mousse comes in a dark blue can with a matching push button to the top of it to dispense the product out of and a see-through matching plastic cap/lid goes over that. On the front of the can in white and orange writing we are clearly told that it is Alberto VO5 'Extra Body' Weather Resistant Styling Mousse and that it gives extra body & 24 hr hold and has 5 vital benefits to our hair then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients and size is stated (Which in this case is 200ml) and contact details for the manufacturer are given. This is a nice looking, unisex can that's very informative too.
All you do is dispense a small amount of thick white foam into your hand and comb it through your hair with your fingers through damp hair and then style it as usual. This isn't a sticky mousse and feels soft and smooth in use without being one bit greasy and the fragrance of it is rather floral and sweet but pleasant enough and certainly not a granny sort of pongy fragrance....just fresh really but rather girly.
Now this is meant to do 5 vital things for our hair which are to give all day hold and volume, it promises to be a weightless formula, to give our barnets a healthy looking shine, and to help protect our hair against environmental damage and I have to admit I have been rather pleased with this product any way you look at it!
Styling my hair is really simple, it is a weightless and none drying or greasy giving product...something I have to be careful of as I do usually suffer with very greasy looking roots and really dry ends.....this is fine and doesn't add any problems for me. It isn't sticky in use and I don't need to use very much of it either.
I can add volume to my hair without my hair looking stiff, in fact my hair feels flexible and the added shine is very apparent. I would argue though that this doesn't put volume in my hair for a full 24 hours and only about half that time but to be fair I still feel very pleased with that. It promises to be weather resistant, again yes to a certain extent if it pours down of rain my hair doesn't stay perfectly styled though I have noticed that humidity and wind doesn't make my usually frizzy barnet suffer as bad as when I haven't used this.
This is a great product for me and I can't believe I paid so little for it. It is by no means the one stop solution to problematic hair but I'm getting on that way with this one. My hair is easy to style, curly or straight, frizzies are kept at bay for longer, my hair is as shiny as anything in a really natural way and I can't feel or see that I have used any product on my hair at all. My hair has volume, body and bounce and yup this gets a thumbs up from me as a really good product!
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