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This 50 ml plastic tube comes boxed. All the information you need comes with the packaging, although there are basic directions for use on the actual tube itself. These instructions are simple enough; use on dry hair (not wet), use a small amount on your hair and then brush through. This is a leave-in conditioner which you don't have to wash out.
The tube is short and dumpy with a wide screw cap on, so it's easy to stand cap-down.
It has a fresh, make-up type scent. The cream is white. If you store with the cap down you sometimes get clear liquid out of the tube before the cream comes out. Apparently this is normal (it's happened to me several times and I've used many different tubes in recent years).
A small amount really is all you'll probably need, even on quite dry hair. I tend to just use it on my split ends rather than near my parting, to avoid a potentially greasy look if I accidently use too much.
I tend to put a pea-sized blob on my hands and then rub both hands together to spread a very thin layer of cream up to my finger-tips, before very lightly running my fingers and hands through the ends of my hair. I find that this works best for me. If you're a little bit too rough this can leave your hair feeling heavy.
Generally, this cream isn't sticky, greasy or oily and really does help to 'moisturise' dry ends. I always take it on holiday as it helps to prevent my bleached locks from completely drying out while I'm enjoying the sunshine.
I always remember my mum using Vitapointe on her hair when I was little, and she actually still uses this and swears by it even now. My mum's hair has always been in fabulous condition, when she was younger it was a lovely natural auburn colour and fell into natural loose waves, she now has a shorter style and has gone grey, however her hair is still in fabulous condition and is always lovely and healthy and soft, She puts this purely down to Vitapointe, and she has used it for as long as she can remember, in fact this is the only conditioner that she actually uses.
I do use Vitapointe myself as well, on my mum's recommendation and my mum actually even buys it for me (and for my sister as well!). She always brings me another tube if she sees that I'm running low, she must go rooting through my bathroom drawers to find out when I'm running low though as I don't have it out on display as I don't use it everyday. When we lived abroad and she couldn't tell how much I had left she always used to send me a tube every few months!
Vitapointe is a Leave In Conditioner, however it's designed to be used on dry hair and not damp hair. It is suitable for all hair types, and it is designed to revitalise dry hair, it leaves your hair soft, shiny and manageable. It comes in a very small 50ml tube, which doesn't sound like a lot, however you do really only need to use a very small amount of this. My mum tells me that she normally pays around £1.50 for this from her local chemist.
The directions for use are simple - Vitapointe conditioner should be used on dry hair not wet hair, simply squeeze a pearl sized drop into your hand and smooth the conditioner over your hair, once applied gently brush through and style as usual.
I do normally use this on dry hair, but I have also used this on damp hair as well if I've had particularly dry and frazzled ends. I've found that if my ends are particularly bad and I'm overdue a trip to the hairdressers than by applying this to the ends of my hair whilst still damp ensures that my ends look much healthier once my hair is dry. I would use this over and above my normal conditioner in this instance.
On dry hair I use a pea sized amount of this on my slightly longer than shoulder length hair and I find that this is more than adequate, the conditioner is quite a greasy cream and so if I use too much of it then it can make my hair feel slightly greasy. I apply this to the ends of my hair rather than my roots, as my ends are much dryer than my roots. I squirt my pea sized blob into the palm of my hand and then rub my hands together to distribute the cream, I'll then rub this through my hair from say mid way down through to the ends - concentrating on the ends. I don't feel that I need to brush it through as this would take it up to the roots where I don't need it, I find that so long as I don't use too much of it then it does just disappear and soak in to my hair.
This leaves my hair smelling gorgeous, the scent is really difficult to describe, I'm currently sitting here sniffing the tube trying to describe the fragrance yet still struggling. I want to say a kind of floral and yet a kind of an old fashioned cosmetics kind of fragrance, but that makes it sound horrible which it isn't. To be honest this smells to me just like my mum, as she has always used this and her hair always smells of this. It's one of those fragrances that just takes me instantly back to my childhood, and sitting cuddled up with my mum burying my little head in her gorgeous long hair.
My hair can look a bit frazzled and dull sometimes due to colouring, using straighteners and curling tongs, overdue hair cuts etc. This makes my hair look healthy again, it leaves my hair lovely and soft and shiny, and it leaves my hair feeling in superb condition. It gets rid of any frizziness and leaves my hair smooth and sleek and easy to style. It seems like such an old fashioned product, yet it really does work, and it's cheap as well. It really does live up to its claim of revitalising dry hair, and the difference that it makes to my hair is unbelievable. I tend to use this at least once a week, and sometimes a couple of times a week depending on the condition of my hair. I normally use this between shampoos rather than as my main conditioner after a shampoo. I find that it works best this way as it then supplements my other hair products.
I would recommend Vitapointe, my sister would recommend Vitapointe, and my mum would certainly recommend Vitapointe!
I HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PRODUCT FOR YEARS, BUT HAVE RECENTLY TRIED IT AGAIN ,I HAVE A BOX FULL OF MORE MODERN HAIR TAMING PRODUCTS AS I HAVE UNRULY CURLS BUT THEY LEAVE A STICKY FEEL AND SOME SEEM TO DRY MY HAIR OUT EVEN MORE , I JUST WISH IT CAME IN AN UNFRAGRANCED FORMULA AS I FIND ITS PERFUME OVERPOWERING . IT IS HARD TO FIND ON SHELVES ( I WORK IN A CHEMIST AND FRQUENTLY HAVE TO SHOW CUSTOMERS WHERE IT IS - I THINK THEY WOULD FIND IT EASIER IF IT WERE NOT IN THE BOX
I always remember seeing my grandmother use this product, and in all my years have never asked her what it is. One day whilst out shopping I found this product in Wilkinson's and bought a few bottles for her, I presumed it was something to do with permed hair until I read the packaging!
I dye my hair very frequently and it sometimes turns quite frazzled. I thought I would give this a go as my grandmother rated it quite highly on using it on her permed damaged hair. I was not let down with the product at all. It was very simple to apply, only a tiny amount, and it works. It left my hair feeling much softer and in noticeably better condition. It was extremely shiny and lasted for days.
This will be one product I pass on to my children too!
Overall, a relatively cheap product that has clearly lasted the test of time with generations, and really works.
Last month I had an unexpected, rushed visit to help a friend and I ended up staying at my Mum and Dads for a few nights without any of my normal hair care products. Having just washed my hair I looked around for something that would help tame my tough and willful locks and spied Vitapointe leave in conditioner. This was a real blast from the past . I can remember Mum using this over 40 years ago so I asked to use it and was so pleased with it I ended up taking the tube home. It was a bit scary because I thought "I have turned into my Mum", well maybe thats not too bad!
Specially formulated for dry, dull hair, Vitapointe is as old as the hills but it must be doing something right to last the course. It comes in a white plastic tube like a small, fat, toothpaste tube with a screw on white top. Vitapointe is written on the front in dark blue on a pink background, with "leaves hair soft shiny and manageable " written below. The pink also appears again in a wavy line just below the top with the words "Leave in conditioner to Revitalise Dry Hair" superimpossed . On the reverse it gives instructions for use and the ingredients which I will not list but synthetic beeswax appears on th list which,I think, helps to give this cream it´s calming down, shining up qualities. The whole effect of the packaging is clean and neat and not old fashioned.
How to use it.
Use on DRY hair. I squeeze, (as directed) a small pearl sized drop of the cream onto my palm. It has a pleasant light fragrance which won´t interfere with any perfume you are wearing and is a rich ,glossy thick cream which squeezes out of the opening easily. Rub your palms together and the gently smooth them through your hair. I give special attention to the top of my hair which is extra tough and the ends, in fact special attention to all of it! Then just style gently as normal.
Well it suits my hair, it is definitely softer and smoother after use, and shinier but I do not think it would suit people with fine fly away hair which might feel weighed down. As you only need a little I think it is good value and more enviromentally friendly than an aerosol. It is made by Sarah Lee H&B UK and costs
Available from Boots and other retailers.
4 stars from me. Thanks Mum!
Thank you for reading my review which might also be posted on Ciao under Splishsplash.
Yester-year's version of todays clear serum. Both products give mirror shine on the most damaged/bleached/frizzy hair.
As opposed to todays products, Vitapoint DOES NOT prevent hair absorbtion of the atmosphere, so If you expect this product to shield your locks from the environmental drizzly rain days - you know the ones when you step outside, hair perfect, and by noon oh ooh! FRIZZBOMB! .. best stick to frizzease.
The smell is absolutely gorgeous, and if Vitapoint could bottle it into a perfume, they would make ££££
The feel& look is like a white whipped face cream, leaves a film on your palms - but nowhere near as filmy as a serum
Yes, I can just see it now... ladies form the 1950's, trying to add shine to their 'sets' and couffing each marcel wave around their fingers, before attending the 'palais dance' LOL
Bringing it up to date, its great that girls of today can also benefit, after extensive flat/ curl iron damage
Proof that up-to-the-minute scientific potions aren't necc always the best.
Vitapointe Leave In Hair Conditioner has been on shelves in UK shops for quite a few years. It has never been a trendy or widely advertised product though and seems aimed at a more mature consumer. These small boxed tubes are always tucked away in the corners of the hair product aisles in stores and the 1950's style dull and colourless packaging leaves them in the shade of other sparkly salon-designed goods. Still, the product was a favourite of two generations before me and I'm still using it today! In my house Vitapointe actually gained the rather unappealling and unfair tag of 'Grandma's Grease' which perhaps says a lot about our impressions of the product and the general age group using it. I do think this opinion goes hand in hand with the fact that Vitapointe has been around for a long time.
Vitapointe is manufactured by Sara Lee, a company I associate more with baking cakes than I would with hair products. However, the company actually produce a range of bath and body care products, with many of them having originated from products launched way back in the 1950's or even earlier.
Vitapointe comes as a 50ml sized malleable tube which is boxed. It looks like a small tube but a little bit of product goes a long way, so don't worry about not getting your money's worth. The tube sits on it's screw top end and it is easy to dispense the conditioner. Product information is printed on the box and the tube itself including full ingredients and directions for use.
Although described as a 'leave in conditioner' this is not the kind you would use in place of a rinse out conditioner in your hair care routine. This is more of a SOS hair saving cream and should be used as you would use a serum or hair repair product. It is aimed at 'revitalising dry hair'. Vitapointe must be used on dry hair, not wet or damp. The brand say to use a "pearl sized drop" and smooth it through your hair. I would describe the product as a mix of serum and white, pearly putty and it looks like a skin moisturiser. The texture is waxy and the consistency is quite dense. On my long hair a pearl or pea sized amount is not enough but you have to be careful about using too much too. Try a little at a time is my advice as apply too much making hair too heavy and lank and you can end up looking like you've been working in a chip shop!
Vitapointe has a lovely aroma which has faint floral tones and which makes me think of spring days. In my hands it tends to feel a bit unpleasant - it sort of squeaks in my fingers and you have to wash your hands afterwards. Application can be tricky, as I mentioned above, as you can overdo it if you're not careful. I have found the best way to avoid this is to take your hair in strands, one at a time, and apply Vitapointe directly to the most damaged areas and at the ends. I would avoid your root area altogether.
I would say that Vitapointe seems to mimic the natural oils in your hair and restore a moisture balance to hair. It doesn't allow you to style your hair in a particular way - it doesn't have the staying power of a gel or putty. Hair is a little heavier after applying though, so it might swing or lie differently. My hair looks a lot brighter and shinier after application, restoring vitality and sparkle. It also looks less dry and damaged and feels as soft as baby hair. The conditioner tends to stay damp for a little bit and then gradually dries but the drying of it does not mean that hair goes back to it's original dry condition - however subsequent applications of Vitapointe might be necessary after a day.
My hair type is dry, damaged and bleached in blonde shades. I confess I've got some strands that are a bit straw-like and lifeless. I find that Vitapointe is excellent at making these dry and brittle pieces of my hair look and feel much healthier. It's a product that disguises my bad hair dye jobs! It makes these strands that stick out like straight, parched pieces of hay turn supple and soft. My hair looks 'normal' again!
I love Vitapointe and it's a great solution for dry and damaged hair. My only problem is the application process. It's not like a clear serum that you can smear over you hands and run through the whole of your hair. If you did this with Vitapointe you'd just end up with a greasy mess. So, because the application is more time consuming than other products that have the same effect, I'd have to deduct a star in the rating. Otherwise, I'm sorry I ever called Vitapointe 'Grandma's Grease' as this is a product that women of all ages can use to their advantage. It may not be as fashionable as your John Frieda's and Charles Worthington's but at around two pounds for a tube it's cheaper and the end result is just as good! The fact that it's been around for so long speaks for itself.
This review is also on Ciao!