Product Type: Vosene hair care products
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Vosene, helps to strip hair back to basics
Vosene Medicated Original Shampoo
Member Name: SoadFan
Vosene Medicated Original Shampoo
Advantages: A shampoo that really cleans your hair
Disadvantages: May strip back the hair too much if over used
~Vosene, helps to strip hair back to basics~
Vosene is one of the shampoos that I turn to at times when I want to strip my hair back to basics and get rid of any remaining trace of other hair care products that I have used. I find that switching from my regular shampoo at the time and using Vosene for a week or so can greatly improve the clean feel of my hair. I have always used Vosene in this way as I find that it is able to strip off anything that has been weighing my hair down and inhibiting its usual glossy shine. Vosene contains salicylic acid which helps to prevent dandruff, so I also find that if there are any dry or itchy patches to my scalp, the Vosene helps to clear that. After a week or so of using Vosene to wash my hair with I am able to go back to using products that are targeted towards my requirements for sleek, glossy and frizz free hair.
~Vosene has had a make over!~
I know that Vosene has recently undergone a make over in terms of its appearance, as the product bottle has been altered considerably and now looks like a little rain drop or shampoo droplet. I can see that this recent face lift does make the product look more attractive to younger shampoo users, especially children, although I feel that I liked the older style retro bottle more than this newer one. I feel that the little pointy tear drop tip at the top of the bottle has been used so that the new Vosene range is able to rival brands like L'oreal with their L'oreal Kids range which uses another child friendly bottle shape that has worked well for them. I feel that the older bottle shape was easier to handle, without the pointy tip, as it took up less room in the shower or bathroom and was less likely to poke you in the eye when handling it with shampoo covered hands. Thankfully Vosene say that the product formula in their Vosene Original shampoo remains the same.
~Using the product~
The fragrance that you get from Vosene Original which is the product I mainly use from the range, is very old school in my opinion. The moment that you pour out a little of the brown coloured thick textured shampoo you get a whiff of the medicated fragrance that reminds me of coal tar soap. I really like the fragrance of Vosene for some reason, even though it is very far removed from almost every other hair care product and shampoo that I use. I actually think there is something rather addictive about the weird medicated fragrance Vosene has, that combined with its cleansing attributes keep me buying it from time to time. The product makes a nice thick and creamy lather when worked in to the hair and is easy to wash away, leaving hair feeling squeaky clean. I find that after using Vosene for a week my hair feels ready to be brought back to life with richer feeling hair care treatments, including nicely fragranced shampoos and shine giving conditioner products.
~Product rating/ price~
I feel that Vosene is a product that works well as it cleans and strips back the hair, making it ready to face the world without feeling coated in too many hair products. I wouldn't use Vosene for much more than a week at a time though, as I do find that it can strip away the oils in my hair too much if over used, which can make my hair feel too dry and in need of a little TLC. Last time I purchased a bottle of Vosene it was on offer at a reduced price, although it can very often be bought for around £1.79, which I feel is good value for money. My rating for Vosene is 4 stars as I feel it works well when used as described in this review and it is something I will continue to use in the future as and when needed.
Summary: A useful hair care product