Alberto VO5 Hair Care: A Review

While I was at Blissdom, I had the opportunity to connect with the nice people who make Alberto VO5 hair care products. Not only did they have samples for us, they acquainted us with product information that was news to me.

For instance, did you know that the “5”  in Alberto VO5 stands for five essential vitamins contained in their products? I know! Me, either! The “V” stands for Vitamins! Here’s a list of the 5 vitamins the company says are contained in Alberto VO5 products:

  • Vitamin E  – promotes scalp circulation and restores moisture
  • Vitamin C – protects hair from UV rays
  • Vitamin H (biotin) – promotes thicker, stronger hair
  • Vitamin B5 – a moisturizer and humectant that readily binds to hair
  • Vitamin B3 – moisturizes and promotes hair growth

I knew that their shampoos were super affordable. If you have a coupon that the grocery store doubles or triples, you can get them for practically a song. They worked well for me when I was younger, when my hair was oilier, and I was washing it every day. But I wasn’t sure that I’d like them for my hair now. Years of highlighting it, and flat ironing it have taken their toll, and my hair is dry and somewhat damaged. I need products that will deeply moisturize it.

You apply the hot oil treatment BEFORE you shampoo.

When trying their products recently, I started with the hot oil treatment, which you apply to wet hair BEFORE you shampoo, and leave on for about one minute.  Then I washed my hair with the Shea Cashmere Shampoo and finished withe the Shea Cashmere Conditioner. I loved the smell of the shampoo and conditioner, and based on scent alone, I’d be thrilled to use this product regularly. It reminded me of the smell of vanilla cupcakes. Mmmm. Or of the suntan lotions and oils I used to apply in my teen years, back when it was still politically correct to get a tan. However, I noticed that my hair did feel dryer than it does normally, and was more fluffy and full following my use of all three products. Fluffy and full is not the look I’m going for, with my very thick, wild head of hair. It did smooth down once I’d used my regular styling/anti-frizz products.  so I’d be inclined to use this only as my occasional “in between” shampoo, due to the nature of my very unruly mane.  (Hair care experts encourage you to not use one shampoo or conditioning product exclusively, due to the build up of that products’ ingredients on the hair that generally happens).

Shea Cashmere Shampoo
Shea Cashmere Conditioner:

On the other hand, we had GREAT success using Alberto VO5 products on my daughter’s hair. She is 14, and has very oily hair that is stick straight. She loved the way her hair looked after using their Extra Body Volumizing Shampoo.  I even noticed a difference in the appearance of her hair after she used the shampoo, even though I wasn’t looking for it, because I didn’t realize she had already opened that bottle and used it. I noticed one day after her shower that her hair looked really full and fluffy and pretty, and mentioned it to her, and she reported that she had just used “that new shampoo you brought home from Blissdom”.

Extra Body Volumizing Shampoo

She also adores the scent of their Herbal Escapes Strengthening Shampoo, (anti-oxidant rich pomegranate and grapeseed extract, the label says), although that shampoo doesn’t get her hair quite as full or fluffy looking. I’m excited that we’ve found something that works so well for her, that is also extremely affordable.

Herbal Escapes Strengthening Shampoo

Overall, I was glad to have the opportunity to re-try Alberto VO5 products on my own hair, and can recommend it without reservation for those with oily or straight hair that is lacking in body.

Although I received free product samples to try, all opinions are 100% my own. Because that’s the way I roll. 😀

Have you ever tried Alberto VO5? What type of shampoo do you like for your hair type?


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