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Brand: V05 / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Nourishes

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      18.04.2013 11:09
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      A nice shampoo that is effective in nourishing

      I am not at all brand loyal when it comes to shampoo and conditioner and tend to buy most of my hair care products from £land as I think it is the best value for money. Recently I ran out of shampoo and conditioner so I browsed the shelves of £land and came across this product. I must say that I do always look to get a matching shampoo and conditioner and a lot of times in £land they will have the shampoo but not the conditioner or vice versa so one of the reasons I picked this particular product was because they had both.

      Obviously I recognised the brand name as VO5 have been around a long time and the bottle of the shampoo is bright pink so your eyes are drawn to it although I almost dismissed it as the bottle was so small but on examining it I saw that it is actually 250ml and remembered seeing some adverts on the tv recently about shampoos coming in smaller bottles but still with the same amount of product in them as the previously larger bottles.

      I wouldn't really say that I have damaged hair but my hair cant get quite dry and I always tend to go for products for dry/damaged hair.

      About the product

      As mentioned above the shampoo comes in a bright pink bottle (the conditioner comes in a white bottle and I like this as it makes it easier in the shower to pick the correct bottle up!) On the front of the bottle is the VO5 logo and the name of the product 'nourish me truly', as well as the size of the bottle, that it is shampoo for damaged hair and the claim 'lavish your damages or heat styled hair for a divine transformation'. It also states on the front that the product is recommended by Grazia readers - this is not a deal breaker for me!

      On the back of the bottle the ingredients are listed along with instructions for use. There is also some information about the Adaptive Haircare Technology which the product has and that it is infused with extract of Cashmere keratin and the claims it will
      - Strengthen and repair for visible radiance
      - Restore, soften and improve manageability
      - Leave hair truly luxurious to the touch

      The bottle has one of those lids were your press down a part of the lid and it opens up so you can get the product out. The shampoo itself is a pearlescent creamy colour and is relatively thick - not like a conditioner but more so than some of those runny shampoos that run away before you even lift your hand to your head. It has a good consistency in my opinion.

      The shampoo smells really nice, very fresh but without being overbearing. I find that throughout the day I catch whiffs of the shampoo in my hair every now and the scent does last quite well but on a subtle level.

      When I use this shampoo in the shower it goes on well and lathers up well too. I wouldn't say that my hair feels silky smooth or truly luxurious to the touch as the bottle claims but it does feel clean, fresh and definitely not dry.

      I always use this with the matching conditioner so some of the benefits may come from a combination of both but overall I think this is a decent shampoo and my hair does feel more nourished.

      Conclusions

      I would definitely buy this shampoo again. It is not the most amazing shampoo I have ever used and i think the claims of luxurious hair may be a bit exaggerated but my hair is definitely not as dry so it must be nourishing it. I really like the scent as well. Also I have recently started swimming so these smaller bottles are perfect for me to slip into my gym bag as they don't take up as much room as some other bottles - infact I have just bought another set of these so I can leave them in my gym bag and still have shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom - nothing worse than only remembering after having got in the shower that the shampoo is downstairs and having to run down and get it!

      This product is currently available at Boots in the 500ml bottles for £3.99. Personally I will be sticking with the smaller bottles as not only are they better value but they suit my needs much better too.

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      21.12.2012 15:26
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      VO5 Nourish Me Truly lives up to its claims an easy 5/5

      I managed to buy a double pack of these V05 Nourish Me Truly Shampoo & the conditioner in Asda for £2 which was a great price for two 500 ml bottles of shampoo and conditioner. This review is for the Nourish Me Truly Shampoo.

      The Bottle

      The shampoo bottle is a lovely bright and shiny pink colour (very feminine!) with a slightly 'milk bottle' shape to it and an elongated neck. The material use is a strong and durable plastic that has a flick in and out cap on the very top of the bottle which is where you release the shampoo. The VO5 branding is across the front of the bottle as is the type of shampoo 'Nourish Me Truly'.

      Using the Shampoo

      To use the shampoo you simply pop open the cap on the top of the bottle, turn the bottle upside and squeeze a little onto the palm of your hand. I generally use a good dollop of shampoo on my hair around the size of a two pound coin's worth.

      The shampoo itself is a lovely pearly white colour with twinges of purple when it catches the light. The cream is moderately thick but not thick enough that you can't spread it over your hair easily. The shampoo is very easy to massage and lather up once on your hair with minimal effort. The lathering brings out the light, fresh and slightly floral scent of the shampoo which isn't very strong but pleasant all the same.

      This shampoo is aimed at people with damaged hair, for me my hair is slightly damaged through constant colouring and so I like to use a nourishing shampoo or mask from time to time to build up its condition. This VO5 shampoo is infused with extract of Cashmere Keratin which is supposed to strengthen and nourish the hair with each wash.

      I used this shampoo along with the matching conditioner and did really feel a difference in the softness and shine quality in my hair. It felt more luxurious and fresh and clean with each wash.

      Overall

      This is a really nice shampoo; it cleans well as well as conditioning and strengthening hair with really good long lasting results. It is also a very good price and often on offer in the shops and supermarkets, with the RRP of a 500 ml bottle being £3.59. I cannot fault this shampoo at all 

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      13.12.2012 10:18
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      Nice shampoo

      I'm not, in any way, loyal to specific brands when it comes to washing my hair. I've used a lot of different shampoos and conditioners, as long as it washes my hair and doesn't leave it feeling dry and straw like I don't really care what I use. One brand of shampoo and conditioner I've used recently is this VO5 nourish me truly.

      The shampoo is available to purchase in two different sizes, either 250ml or 500ml. The prices vary for both sizes, usually around £2 for the smaller bottle and up to £4 for the larger. It is available to purchase from quite a few places like Superdrug, supermarkets and some discount stores.

      The packaging does make the shampoo stand out when it's on a shelf full of other shampoos, the hot pink nature of the shampoo bottle is definitely different to other brands. The shape is pretty standard with a wine bottle type design with a long neck. To open the lid you simply push down on one side of the top and the other side flips up so you can squeeze the product out. When you first buy the shampoo this is easy to use but as you reach the end of the bottle it does tend to start being a pain to get the last bits out and usually involves a lot of shaking!

      The shampoo itself is of a nice consistency, it isn't runny in the slightest but isn't thick at all. It is white in colour and has a nice feminine floral yet slightly fruity aroma to it. I find it doesn't take much shampoo to produce a nice lather on my hair and it doesn't take much work to create a nice lather, when it's being massaged into my scalp I do feel the scent definitely comes out more. I find it doesn't take much water to rinse all of the shampoo off, once the product is all washed off it does leave it feeling clean and revitalised.

      I also use the VO5 nourish me truly conditioner alongside the shampoo and once I've finished washing my hair and it's dry it does leave a nice shine and feeling to it. It claims to nourish heat damaged and dry hair and I believe it lives up to that claim. I straighten my hair on a daily basis so it does get damaged by the heat I use, but using this shampoo it gives it a new lease of life.

      I'd definitely recommend this VO5 nourish me truly shampoo, the price is good and the shampoo is fantastic. It washes hair easily and has a nice scent to it, the only gripe I have is with the packaging as it's quite hard to get the last bit of shampoo out.

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        18.11.2012 10:13
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        the best shampoo I have used for dry/damaged hair

        I bought this shampoo recently from my local Boots as they had a 3rd off all VO5 hair products. I am a big fan of their oil treatments for hair so I thought I would give their shampoos and conditioners a go too. I decided to go for the 'nourish me truly' range as I have quite dry and damaged hair from constant styling and dying and not getting it cut enough...and I have to say this is the BEST shampoo I have used in a long time!

        The shampoo itself comes in an unusual shaped bottle that has a long thin neck, the bottle itself is an eyecatching bright pink and it has the VO5 logo on the front. To me the packaging looks a bit cheap and tacky which is why, although it has caught my eye before, I have never been tempted to buy it until now.

        The shampoo itself is very thick and white and kind of pearlised in appearance and definitely looks very luxurious. I found I only need a very small amount to be able to work it through my hair and get a good coverage and lather going on. When massaging it into my hair if feels very silky, so much so that I was a bit concerned that it might be a bit difficult to wash out fully - but it washed out easily enough.

        After drying my hair I noticed that my hair felt noticably thicker, softer, smoother and looked a lot healthier and shinier. I also noticed that it smelled very nice aswell, a very fruity (though not as fruity as herbal essense) scent.

        I have only ever used this with the conditioner aswell but overall I am very impressed with this shampoo, I would even go as far to say it is the best shampoo I have used in a while in terms of restoring dry or damaged hair! I definitely recommend it!

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        03.09.2012 00:05
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        Leaves hair softened and nourished

        I bought this from Superdrug a little while back when it was half price and I'd racked up plenty of beauty card points. Normally, I'm not massively fussed about the shampoo I use because no matter how they are formulated or what hair type they are aimed at, their primary goal is cleanse, which always comes back down to stripping natural oils from the hair and scalp. Not healthy, whether or not the shampoo is supposed to be nourishing! Still, I thought I'd give this a go as there is no harm in trying!

        PACKAGING:
        This shampoo comes in a sort of milk/wine bottle shaped plastic bottle which is a solid cerise pink colour. It certainly stands out on the shelf as it is very bright and unique. The bottle itself is pretty easy to use; it has a flip up sort of cap like the Herbal Essences bottles where you press down on one to side to reveal the opening on the part that flips up. The bottle can be a little hard to squeeze when you get nearer to finishing up the shampoo, which isn't usually a problem. However, due to the long necked design it means I can't stand it upside down to ease the removal of the last of the product. The bottle I chose was a 500ml one, they are also available in slightly smaller 250ml sizes which are a little cuter and more useful if you like to change up your shampoo regularly.

        APPLICATION/CONSISTENCY/SMELL:
        I found the application pleasant and easy. Aside from the top being a little difficult to push down with slippery shower hands and the bottle a little tough to squeeze, the product itself is a lovely thick pearly white. It is on the thick side for a shampoo in my opinion but I feel it produces a really creamy lather with little massaging and really feels like a little goes a long way. The smell was pleasant a first, an odd fruity floral smell, but after a couple of washes I found it got a little sickly for me. I prefer fresher smells I think. It left my hair feel squeaky clean after the first wash and rinsed out very easily and quickly.

        CLAIMS:
        This VO5 shampoo is aimed at damaged hair, so with it's promise of nourishment and softening I thought this ideal for my heat damaged long hair. VO5 claims that this shampoo will provide the right level of nourishment for an individual's hair using their adaptive hair care technology. I am really unsure of that claim, and find it a little unbelievable that this shampoo has a sort of brain of it's own that decides how much nourishment my hair needs. On the other hand though, and one of the main claims that made me choose this shampoo, is that it is "infused with cashmere keratin" and contains 5 oils fabulous for hair (avocado oil, argan oil, apricot oil, grape seed oil and jojoba oil). Looking at the ingredients list, it also seems these oils appear quite high up so aren't just added in measly amounts to add to they're marketing campaign.

        MY THOUGHTS:
        I definitely feel like this shampoo actually softened my hair significantly without leaving any residue. It completely cleansed my hair (which often shampoos aimed for dry/damaged hair don't do well) and left it feeling very refreshed but not dry at all. Normally, I am sceptical when it comes to the nourishment a shampoo claims to give as their primary purpose is remove oils. However, this shampoo has definitely proved me wrong and I may well come back to this in the future despite it's slightly awkward bottle and smell. I think I will definitely be trying out the nourish me truly conditioner as the oils and keratin may well have a better effect when used in a conditioner than alongside a shampoo.

        I'd definitely recommend this product to someone with particular dry hair because this shampoo does actually really soften and appear to nourish the hair!

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          23.08.2012 06:46
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          5/5

          My local Poundland sells the 250ml V05 shampoo and conditioners so I usually pick a couple of bottles up whenever I'm in there. There are a few different types to choose from and the shampoo that I am reviewing is the 'nourish me truly' version, which is best suited to damaged and heat styled hair. I wouldn't say that my hair is damaged, but I do straighten it daily and it can feel quite dry at times, which is why I chose this version.

          This shampoo is available from a wide range of shops including Boots, Superdrug, Amazon and various supermarkets. It comes in two different sized bottles - 250ml and 500ml. The 500ml retails at around £3.90 while the 250ml is around £2.00, although it can be found for half the price in places like Poundland and B&M. Don't let the price put you off as this is a very effective shampoo; it's not cheap and nasty at all!

          The shampoo comes in a bright pink, very eye catching rectangular bottle which is rounded with quite a tall, slim neck. The bottle is easy to use and to open it you simply need to press down on the top of the bottle and it will flip up, exposing a little hole which dispenses the shampoo when it is held upside down. The bottle is quite stiff and it can't really be squeezed so when the bottle is running low it can be a bit awkward to get the last bit of shampoo out.

          The bottle has the VO5 branding and the product name on the front of it along with information on what the product does and which hair types it is best suited to. On the back of the bottle you will find directions on how to use the shampoo which are really simple. The ingredients are also listed - the list is pretty lengthy and all of the ingredients are very chemical sounding.

          This shampoo is infused with Cashmere Keratin extracts, which I've never heard of before but this apparently strengthens the hair and gives it visible radiance. The shampoo is pearly white in colour and nice and thick, although not so thick that it is hard to spread over my hair evenly. I only need one medium sized blob of this to cover all of my hair and considering how long and thick my hair is I think this is great and a bottle lasts for a while.

          The shampoo lathers up easily and even when it's on my hair it makes a noticeable difference; my hair feels instantly silkier and smooth and it smells lovely - it has a subtle fruity scent. The shampoo rinses out easily leaving my hair feeling clean, soft and silky as well as smelling fresh. My hair always feels in good condition after using this and it looks shiney and healthy as well. Overall, this is a very cheap and effective shampoo which does what it claims to do - I can't really fault it and I highly recommend it!

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            29.03.2012 00:09
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            Vo5 Nourish me truly shampoo


            I have no special affinity or loyalty to any particular shampoo requiring only that it cleans my hair and doesn't leave it feeling straw like.


            **What does this shampoo promise?**


            This is apparently infused with extract of Cashmere Keratin, which will make your hair will feel stronger and have visible radiance. It will leave hair luxurious to the touch, as well as soft smooth and manageable. As well as all of this, the Adaptive Hair Technology gives the right level of nourishment wherever your hair needs it.


            It is enriched with a blend of natural oils including: Avocado Oil, Argan Oil, Apricot Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Grape seed oil. A lot of oils which must be good.


            Sounds a good one, but then if I read the blurb all products sound fabulous!


            **Product and Packaging...**


            The shampoo comes in a 500ml pinky coloured plastic bottle with a flip up, close down lid and all of the instructions and information on the back. When I tip the bottle upside down and give it a squeeze out comes the shampoo.The shampoo itself is nice and thick and creamy, white in colour and has a pleasant floral smell- definitely very nice if this stays scent stays in the hair after rinsing.


            **How to use it...**


            The shampoo should be massaged into wet hair, rinsed thoroughly and repeated if necessary. I tend to always do two shampoos so that hair is "squeaky" clean. It works to a nice lather and feels moisturising although to get all of the shampoo out it does take some rinsing so its best to use less rather than more of the product.


            **Price and Availability...**


            The RRP is £3.49 for 500ml although its worth looking round for special offers. It is widely available from chemists and supermarkets.


            **Verdict...**


            The shampoo isn't a "designer" product but it is decent enough. It's easy enough to use, smells good and although it is tricky to rinse out, hair is left clean soft and smooth. However, I do find that on my hair and also Little Miss's hair, we have to use conditioner after shampooing because it doesn't leave hair very conditioned; without conditioner my hair does feel quite dry.


            Recommended if on special offer and for a product that leaves hair clean but I certainly didn't feel it adapted to the needs of my hair and although the smell lingered for a short length of time, it didn't last long.


            Average shampoo.


            Thanks for reading


            Daniela xx

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              16.02.2012 08:20
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              A beautiful shampoo from V05

              ~~ V05 Nourish Me Truly Shampoo ~~


              As my hair is long and thick I find that there are many brands of shampoo that are totally ineffective. I have a few firm favourites that I will regularly use, but experts recommend that we frequently change our products as our hair can become accustomed to the ingredients and as a consequence, they are less effective. As my hair is coloured and constantly subjected to a hair dryer, straighteners and tongs I need to ensure that I use high quality products. A few months ago I was delighted to be in a position to apply for some free samples from the V05 Nourish Me Truly range and I was extremely pleased with the results.

              I had forgotten all about my use of the range until a few weeks later whilst browsing in Lloyds Pharmacy. It was the vivid cerise coloured packaging that caught my eye as it stood out from all of the other products on the shelf. As the range was generously discounted on the smaller sizes I made a few purchases for just £1 each with this review discussing the shampoo, which is designed for those with damaged hair.

              I find the design of the bottle quite unique as it considerably differs from other brands with its old fashioned milk bottle shape and as a result, it certainly makes a statement. The sturdy plastic bottle has an easy to open lid, which simply needs to be firmly pressed on the appropriate section to enable the opposite side to pop up and reveal a good sized opening. The appearance of the pearly white shampoo is of a good consistency and gives the impression of a high quality product with its delightfully favourable floral aroma, which provides the perfect feminine touch.

              As my hair reaches my waist and is also extremely thick I need to use a little more product than directed and provided my hair is sufficiently wet the shampoo is easily applied and creates a sufficient lather. The floral aroma intensifies as I massage the product through my hair and into my scalp and the shampoo is effortlessly rinsed away without leaving any sticky residue and I never feel it necessary to use a second application. I regularly use hairspray and I am pleased to report that the shampoo effortlessly removed every last trace. A routine I have followed ever since I was a child is to firmly run my finger tips along my scalp and if my hair squeaks I know it is clean and this product definitely ticks the squeak box.

              The shampoo leaves my hair feeling beautifully clean, but unfortunately, it is impossible for me to wash my hair without following on with a good quality conditioner as otherwise I will end up with the nightmare of dozens of knots, so where possible, I try to use the matching conditioner. It is always difficult to evidence if these type of products help repair any damage caused to my hair, such as split ends, which can only really be remedied by a trip to the hair salon. However, as far as I am concerned it serves its purpose well and I am extremely pleased with the results and it is definitely one I will be repurchasing as the finishing touch for me is the delicate floral aroma that remains in my hair until the following day

              The only grumble I have with the product is that when I press the dispensing lid into the closed position a blob of shampoo seems to shoot out! However, the positives far outweigh this small negative and as a result, this product receives my recommendation. I do not believe in copying long lists of ingredients into my reviews unless I feel there is anything specific that the consumer should be aware of and I would advise that I suffered no adverse reactions when using. The bottle should be used within 12 months of opening and can be recycled once empty.

              I was lucky to be able to purchase my 250 ml bottle several months ago from Lloyds Pharmacy for £1, particularly as Tesco are selling it for £2, so I will probably wait for an offer before repurchasing. You can also purchase the 500 ml bottle for £3.90.

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