VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie - Review

Saturday, January 30, 2010

So ask me what I did as soon as I got home? Hit the shower to cowash of course!! LOL. And let me tell you! I love this conditioner! It's truly moisturizing.

As soon as my hair got a dose of this goodness, it felt like butter. It felt really soft and lubricated. I have my hair in pixie braids at the moment, so I wasn't able to test what it would be like on the detangling front. Although, to be honest, it felt like it would provide quite a bit of slip. I'll have to give it a try on loose hair as well.

Compared to Strawberries and Cream (S&C) and Free Me Fresia (FMF)... I think Passion Fruit Smoothie (PFS) might be more moisturizing. Although S&C is more moisturizing than FMF, they both have a tendency to harden my hair a little (more so with FMF). The hardening isn't too bad, it's more a strengthening kind of hardening. I can't quite remember the ingredients in S&C but I know FMF definately has hydrolized keratin, which would probably account for the strengthening properties. I didn't feel that PFS did that at all. It's just purely moisturizing.

I'm trying to see how far I can go with a No Poo (no shampoo) routine. Despite that I've been using Chicoro's moiturizing method and coating my hair with 3 layers of product almost everyday, my hair felt clean with just this cowash. I didn't check my scalp before tying my scarf up for the night, so I'll check tomorrow and update this. But my hair definitely felt clean.

**Update** After that first wash, my scalp wasn't clean. So I cowashed again with this yesterday, same great results, soft moisturized and clean hair. However, my scalp doesn't seem to be getting clean. I tried leaving the conditioner on for half an hour or so. Massaging it in. Lathering twice. Nothing doing ... it's worked before with the FMF ... hmm... maybe because I'm in pixie braids?? Cowashers out there, any tips??

The consistency is quite runny just like most of the cheapie VO5s. But that's a good thing. The runniness makes coverage much easier. Yet it's thick enough to not run down my back/ face. However, this consitency means that you have to be more generous. I think I used a handful and a bit. But maybe that's just me, I'm usually quite heavy handed anyway when it comes to conditioner.

This stuff smells devine too!! I don't know why but it reminds me of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. And you know how good that smells!

I'll definitely be updating this post as I use the conditioner more. But for now it's looking like it could be fav!

Ingredients: Water (aqua eau),cetyl alcohol, stearalkonium chloride, centrimonium choloride, fragrance (parfum), glyceryl stearate, dmdm hydanton, disodium edta, butylhenyl methylpropional, limonene, hexyl cinnnamal, linalool, orange 4, red 4, polusorbate 20, red 40, propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, steareth-21, tocopheryl acetate, passiflora incarnate flower extract, panthenol, ascornic acid, prunus persica (peach) fruit extract, glycerine soja (soybean) seed extract, niacinamide, biotin.

If you're in Australia, read about where I found this conditioner here.

Other VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie Reviews:





Have you tried the Passion Fruit Smoothie flavour? How did you like it? How does it compare to the other VO5s?

VO5 Moisture Milks in Australia - Update (Passion Fruit Smoothie!!)

Friday, January 29, 2010

In my last post, I talked about finding the cheapie VO5 conditioners (Moisture milks, Free fresia etc) in Australia. I'd said Chemist Warehouse where I'd originally found it can't order in any of the Moisture Milks range for me at this stage due to a "manufacturing problem." So I ended up going to IGA.

I found it!!!!

It's not the Strawberries and Cream I was looking for though. It's the Passion Fruit Smoothie flavour. Can't wait to try it! Review Coming up next!

VO5 Moisture Milks and other products in Australia

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So somewhere in 2009 I was minding my own business at Chemist Warehouse. Of course before I left, I had to visit the hair isle. And guess what I found?? VO5 Moisture Milks (strawberries and cream) and Free Me Fresia!! I could've done a cart wheel right there! I was so excited!

I've grown to love these conditioners, particularly the Strawberries and Cream. I'll explain why and what method I use now to select conditioners that are good for cowashing. But lately when I've gone back there's only been the Free Me Fresia available. So about 2 weeks ago I asked the girl at the counter if she could order the Strawberries and Cream for me. She obliged, took down my details and said she'd call me once they got there.

Well 2 weeks later. Nothing. I'm getting a little antsy. Lol. So I just called them up a few minutes ago and apparently there's a delay on the order and they'll re-enter it. So more waiting. Fingers crossed, I'll have my precious in my hands in a week or so.

Anyway, I guess the point of this post was to let those in Australia know that you can get the VO5s here at Chemist Warehouse. If your local one doesn't have it, they can order it for you. I've read somewhere on the Longhaircommunity forum that they can also be found at the big IGA stores. I haven't been to one of those.

Other products and where I've found them:

Nature's Gate conditioners - Priceline
Yes To Carrots - Priceline
Clairol Vitapointe - Chemist Warehouse

*update - just as I was finishing this post, Chemist Warehouse rang me back. Apparently there's a manufacturing problem and the distributor won't be able to get it in. Man!! They said to come in in 2 weeks and ask them to try again. Will keep you guys updated. In the meantime I think I'll check at an IGA.

What I want to try in 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Just a quick one. A list of techniques I want to try in 2010:

  • No shampoo
  • Indian powder glosses
  • Straightening (hotcomb or flatiron, not sure yet)

I'll be doing detailed posts on each technique soon. What I'm doing, why I'm doing it and products I'm using.

What techniques are you going to try in 2010?

Hair Progress: Length Check - January 1 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Ever reached one of your goals, but felt really indifferent about it? Even a big milestone like Neck Length to BSL, and just feel 'meh'? Then you probably have what the ladies on LHCF have dubbed Hair Anorexia (lol!). Hair Anorexia is feeling unimpressed with any progress and that your hair is never long enough, despite reaching your goals. A while ago there was an LHCF thread about this, and I remember posting that even though I'd reached APL, I didn't feel like my hair was long at all.

Today I was looking at old photos and came across a 'length shot' from back in April when I was SL. Did a side by side comparison with a photo I took today ... I must say, I'm really proud of myself!! I've really come a long way.

So if you're having a hard time appreciating the progress you've made, I encourage you to start taking length shots every now and then. Start now, because I remember when I started my hair journey, I'd always put it off and now I hardly have any photos of my twa stage. If you have a camera, take a quick one, it doesn't have to be perfect. Then every few months you can do side by side comparisons. It really helps!

Without further ado:

a comic strip!

I'm also thinking I should get one of those hair progress T-shirts. Hmm... I did see another really clever way of keeping track of hair growth on Mane and Chic. How resourceful is that???

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