Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Left Me Wanting More - VO5 Shea Cashmere Moisturizing Conditioner

Alberto VO5 Silky Experience Moisturizing Conditioner With Shea Protein & Warm Vanilla

•Sensual indulgence from a formula with shea protein & vanilla extract.
•Moisturizing formula helps restore softness & shine.
•Conditions & revitalizes leaving hair very manageable.

Ingredients
Water (Aqua, EAU), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacinamide, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Alcohol Denat., Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance (Parfum)

Directions
After shampooing, apply to wet hair. Leave on as desired. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact flush thoroughly with water. Ingredients Silky Experiences Shea Cashmere with Shea Protein & Warm Vanilla Conditioner

Claims
Silky Experiences Shea Cashmere with Shea Protein & Warm Vanilla Conditioner Treat yourself with the luxury of shea protein and warm vanilla. Enjoy the sensual indulgence from this moisturizing conditioner that helps restore softness and shine.

My Take

I ain't gon' lie I was tricked by this conditioner. The name had me thinking it was purely moisturizing when I picked it up. I don't remember if I read the ingredients list or not, but when putting this review together, I was a little shocked to see all that protein. *hides face*


Appearance
I'm pretty sure most of us are familiar with the VO5 'cheap-y' conditioners. This one has a similar appearance and consistency. It has a cream, almost peach color. It is by no means thick, but it is not super runny either. The smell is to die for. I love that shea, almost chocolatey smell.

Performance
I use this as a final conditioning product, after either deep conditioning or after shampooing (if I combined the pre-poo & deep conditioner) and I get the same results every time! Soft, easily detangled, awesome-smelling hair. The lack of tangles could be due in part to my wash day method where my hair remains in 4 braids for the duration, but in any case this conditioner is a welcomed addition to the routine. I really wish I had picked up a few more on my trip, but I will make it a point of duty to get my hands on some more soon.

Value
I recently realized it is a little more expensive than the other VO5 conditioners. I bought in the Philippines for about 200 pesos (roughly $5 or 6 USD), but I still think it was worth the buy. My friends in the US can pick it up from Amazon for (around) $7.49. I am a little startled at the price, but that's what Amazon is saying. Perhaps you can find it cheaper elsewhere.

All in all I love this conditioner. Maybe I'll get 1 or 2 more wash days from what I have left, but I'm already sad to see it go. I definitely intend to repurchase after I have used up some other conditioners I have in my stash.


Have you tried this particular conditioner? What are your thoughts?



4 comments :

  1. I have seen the VO5 products in my country. I will look for this particular product and give it a try. :)

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    1. You should. It's the bombness. I'm so sad to see it go.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this conditioner, the smell, the slip, what it does for my hair. I'm really surprised it's that expensive overseas. I get mine for 99 cents at the drugstore. This is a staple of mine and I'll probably never give it up.

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    1. Wait 99cents?? That's great! lol
      Yeah this conditioner is the bombness. I really enjoyed it. I'd definitely repurchase.

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