Monday, 25 April 2011

Vo5 reVamp


In my mind, VO5 have been quite vacant from the haircare brigade for sometime now. Of course they haven't, they have been as present as ever on the shelves but I think they have simply been a bit over-shadowed by brighter brands of the moment. However, they are certainly back with a bang with a relaunch and a new look, courtesy of some snazzy and unmisssable pink packaging. Their range sports some gorgeously concoted scents as well, the most used smell being based on Chanel's Chance, an iconically feminine fragrance.
I thought I would give you a quick introduction to the range and let you know my feelings on a few of the products I have been using.


Cherish my Colour: £2.00 each
The shampoo and conditioner I have been using are specific for coloured hair, a divine intervention for vibrant colour. However, the relaunch of their haircare range sees a selection of products to suit all hair types including Nourish Me Truly, Give me Moisture, Revive me Daily and Gloss me Smoothly. I think the conditioner is really good, lovely smell and leaves my hair feeling extremely smooth and soft, thanks to being enriched with an essential 5 oil blend - Avocado Oil, Argan Oil, Apricot Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil. I can't comment on how it fares in maintaining my colour yet as my hair at the moment is extremely faded and needs a recolour. But once I have restored the vibrant red colour, I will be putting the shampoo and conditioner completely to the test. The shampoo, on first inspection, wasn't that special however, but I need to put these properly to the test once my hair is recoloured.


Miracle Mist: £4.28
A lightweight leave-in conditioning spray with extract of satin silk, aimed to rescue tired, damaged, dry or frizzy hair. It should be sprayed into towel-dried hair and combed through to help improve manageability and protect against heat damage. I have to say I didn't notice much difference in my hair after using this product before blow-drying it. Unfortunately I don't feel it worked very well as a heat-protector as my hair felt quite dry after blow-drying, and was still left quite frizzy.


Miracle Concentrate: £4.98
Possibly my absolute favourite product from the range! This is an intensive leave-in conditioning treatment with Argan Oil. It has the restorative power of an Elixir in its most potent form. This product claims to intensely condition and help repair dry, damaged and frizzy hair, leaving it unbelievably smooth and silky soft. And it really does exactly that! Best used on towel-dried hair, you only need a few drops dispersed through mid-lengths and the roots, but it can also be applied on dry hair as a finishing product to add high gloss and to tame any fly-aways. A true miracle in a bottle.


Give me Texture, Choppy Cream Wax
This product is not really suitable for my hair, but is ideal for those with shorter styles, especially if you have layers cut into your hair. I have actually donated this to my friend who has just had her hair cut into a short, choppy bob and it works wonders at defining the layers and helping keep her style in place. It isn't too sticky, providing you use it sparingly, and it smells lush!



Give me Texture, Tousled Style Spray:
This is a great little product for adding instant style and texture to your hair. Simply spray onto dry hair and then lift, scrunch and twist to give you hair definition and tousled waves, perfect for care-free, beachy summer hair when you don't want to slave over the straighteners for hours. It smells gorgeous too; light and fruity. To avoid your hair becoming weighed down and crispy, make sure you use this product sparingly, misting from far. It can also be used on towel-dried hair - simply spray, scrunch and leave to dry naturally. A real godsend if you are trying to steer clear of scorching your hair with heat this summer.


Give me Texture, Instant Oomph Powder:
When I attended the launch event for this VO5 range, the hairdressers demonstrated the wonders of this product on one of the lovely model's hair. She had a short, sleek bob and after a shower of the white powder onto the roots and a quick rub into the hair, her style was transformed into a voluminous bouffant with body and movement. My initial fears of using a powder like this were, a) to be left with white 'dandruff' like residue and b) the hair to feel sticky and hard.
Well providing you rub the powder in properly, there is no white residue left in your hair, so even those with the darkest of hair can use this powder without worry. The hair does however feel a little bit sticky at the roots, but definitely not as bad as if you had used hairspray, so that's a bonus. And it really does work its magic at creating added lift and volume at the roots. Fab!


In summary; with this range VO5 certainly champion why they are acclaimed the number 1 styling brand.  Products to pick up: Miracle Concentrate, Instant Oomph Powder and Tousled Style Spray
Products to skip: Miracle Mist and Cherish me Colour shampoo


This new range is available from Superdrug, Boots, Tesco and Asda.
Have you tried any of VO5 products?

31 comments:

Chloe said...

I've always loved and trusted v05, cant wait to try some of these :) xxx

sugarhoneybaby said...

I have never tryed,but looks nice!:)

Sarah Rose said...

The pink is so pretty!

kay eh tea ei. said...

what a great post! love the new range, especially love the sound of that Miracle Concentrate xo.

natalie said...

Looks and sounds fab! When is it out?

Steph0188 said...

Loving the look of these. I always try out new hair care, I haven't got a firm love that I stick too.
Liking the look of the style spray, I never believe things like that will work on my hair, but worth a try & the shampoo and conditioner will be purchased on my next toiletries shop
x

Milly said...

thanks for your comments girls.
@natalie... Sorry should have said, it is out NOW! x

Daisy said...

I was looking at this the other day, they have done so well with the new look, it really does make you stop and look at their products more !

Hannah said...

I've just recently purchased the Nourish me truly shampoo and conditioner! I was going to write a post on it because they're just amazing! Love this new line!

Carlito86 said...

I bought the texture powder last week, haven't stopped using it, I love it! Interested to try out some of the other products, love the packaging! xx

Faye said...

I have the new vo5 Beyone Blonde conditioner which is in the same range as the ones in this post x i love it, it works really well x

Kirsti said...

hii i was just wondering if you found anything to keep your hair from fading because i have been using the manic panic condition thigns but they are making my hair dry have you got anything you use to keep it shiny too x

Jo said...

Great post, can't wait to use up some bits so I can try these. Your descriptions are always so fab too! x

The Caffeinated Spaz said...

This explains why I could not find VO5 anywhere lately! I was on the hunt for their classic hot oil, and couldn't find it. It all makes sense now...

Thanks for the info!

-Candice :)

Peg said...

With that bright colour palette Vo5 won't be forgotten in a hurry.

Peg x

Aimee said...

Ohhh these look fabulous! I love the color of the packaging, so engaging! I'll definitely try some of these out :) Thanks for posting! Now I have some new products I definitely need to try.

x

Sarah said...

Thank you for this wonderful review :).

Sarah

x

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Sarah said...

I love V05! I've had the same pot of wax for 4 years :| xx

Tamara said...

It all looks so lovely omg, pink as well...will have to try out xoxo

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Christina Marie said...

I still haven't tried out all the products yet but the one's I have tried I totally agree with you on! x

Kelly said...

The new packaging is a lot more noticeable and girly, and the price seems reasonable, do you know how much the oomph powder is selling for?
Going to pick up a few bits of the range to try out, interested in the concentrate to compare to other Argan Oil treatments floating around the market.

xx

Ally said...

Wonderful review, definitely going to check out some of these things :) x

rebecca marie said...

I love the new packaging, it makes the whole range look a lot more professional, the prices seem really reasonable as well. The oomph powder looks really cool and sounds similar to a professional product my bf uses, don't think he'd be fond of the pink though. Were you sent these to review? I was just wondering cos you usually mention xxxx

Lulu B said...

Great review as always! Really loving the look of this new V05 stuff, pink and affordable , whats not to love . xx :o)

natalie said...

just brought the volume ones! the big bottles are 2 for £3.99 in superdrug! that's my soap and glory replaced for a little while!

Raz said...

I agree with you they've been off the radar a bit, but I've been using their Moisture Soak Elixir shampoo for a while because it's a miracle worker, and you hardly have to use any! Hopefully they'll either continue the line or they'll have an equivalent.

Nicole said...

Hmm..the packaging is super cute! I've never had luck with V05, but perhaps it's time to try it again! Thanks for the review!

Also, I just tagged you! http://nvbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/04/top-10-lippies.html

Milly said...

thanks for all the comments and interest in my post ladies! Lots of love for the PINK!

@kirsti - hi Kirsti, I found the tresemme colour care range has really helped maintain my hair colour. And Aveda Smooth Infusion range for added shine :)

@rebecca marie - thanks for your comment, I was given this range at the launch event I attended a few weeks ago

@Kelly - hi Kelly my love. The oomph powder is fabulous. I saw it in my Superdrug today for £4.07 :) x

Catherine said...

Tried to get hold of the miracle concentrate today in Superdrug but it's sold out,really want to try it out :-)

Jane said...

Do they offer this line in the US?

Phoebe said...

I remember their last colour care range being amazing. This looks great, definitely want to try the elixir oil stuff!

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