Product Type: Vitapointe hair care products
Newest Review: ... pays around £1.50 for this from her local chemist. The directions for use are simple - Vitapointe conditioner should be used on dry hair ... more
Vitapointe Leave-In Conditioner
Member Name: europe-chick
Vitapointe Leave-In Conditioner
Advantages: cheap, smells gorgeous, improves the condition of dry and damaged hair
Disadvantages: a bit greasy if you use too much
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!
Summary: thanks mum!