Product Type: Vosene hair care products
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A medicated wonder for my locks!
Vosene Medicated Original Shampoo
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Vosene Medicated Original Shampoo
Advantages: Got rid of existing dandruff and it doesn't seem to want to return either
Disadvantages: Fragrance, dries the hair out somewhat
I am an occasional wheelchair user due to a spine condition and M.E and the other day I was riddled with pain but had to go to the opticians so agreed to let her shove me up there in my chair very unwillingly I can tell you lol. All was going well till the sun shone brightly and hit my dyed red locks when she let me know I was 'riddled' with dandruff! When I asked on her on a scale of one to ten (with ten being a sandstorm) how bad it was she replied it was a seven! Me feeling horrified got her to wheel me into Poundland on the way home to grab some anti-dandruff shampoo of some kind and this was all they had so I bought it.
When I got indoors and inspected my hair my dandruff was nowhere as bad as a seven thank goodness! Its was more like a two/three! Yes there are one or two visible small white flakes but you had to really peer to find them and there was no caking of dry skin on my scalp at all. Liz saying it was a seven situation made me think I had some sort of adult cradle cap going on which I certainly do and did not!
This product comes in a dark green plastic bottle with a bright green flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole and on the front of it we are told that it is Vosene Medicated 'All Hair Types' Original Dandruff Prevention Shampoo and that its for daily use and that it works from the 1st use. On the back of the bottle other infomration listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed as is the size of my bottle which in my case is 250ml and contact details for Lornamead (the manufacturer of the product) are given. This is a nice enough robust bottle, informative enough though not fancy or eye catching in the appearance stakes just quite simple and obviously a treatment in a bottle type of thing.
The shampoo itself is dark brown and gel like and runs out of the bottle rather easily though the gel does have body to it, it just isn't overly thick. The smell of it is a bit like pine and really fresh, warm and unisex and I did expect it to be a little stronger in the fragrance stakes but this is nice enough and not as strong as I was expecting.
A little of this lathers up ever so easily and you can use it just the once or do as I do and use it, rinse, repeat and finally rinse it out and nowhere on the packaging does it say to use any sort of conditioner after using it and as I use this as a treatment I don't use anything but this on my hair usually. It rinses out very easily indeed and leaves my hair smelling gently of the product for about an hour before that fragrance fades.
Now there was a couple of worries for me using this one. First off this is billed to be a preventitive treatment, something I never noticed till I had it home and was relying on it to get rid of the dandruff I had. Well I'm happy to report that from the first use I noticed my dandruff was gone so for me this worked from the get go. The second worry I had was the first time that I used this and didn't use conditioner as usual after using shampoo and I did notice my hair felt drier after washing it with this and that it was hard to get a comb through my shoulder length mop though it was do-able but I did notice a slight difference in my hairs feel.
However I grew after using this a couple of times to really like and appreciate this shampoo. I have been using it now for a good few weeks and not only is my hair dandruff free, my scalp is less itchy and the general feel of my hair is stronger and with less breakage. My hair is less frizzy, more controlable and simply feels cleaner. If I do want to use a blob of conditioner I can though my hair now since using this alot feels better for not using it though if I am going out I will use a leave in conditioning spray just to finish off my hair if I really want to.
All in all I'm glad my dandruff is gone, it doesn't seem to want to return and my hair looks and feels clean and really shiny and I have to say I love this and feel its worth every penny and some to me. I trust it and at the moment prefer it to more 'cosmetic' hair products that are on the market and I actually can't see myself buying anything else for the time being!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc.
Summary: A fab shampoo I quite simply love!