I'm surprised at the average ratings for this product! I think this was the one product that made me believe there was hope for my dead hair after all!! I used to use it a while ago and then stopped, and then suddenly repurchased a couple of years ago, and man am I glad I did! I oil my hair once a week (as in soak my hair, root to ends with coconut, blackseed and neem oil) and use this once a week. Okay, I think I am giving it a little too much credit, but it does make my hair really soft! I think it's important to get it reasonably hot before (not to the point where you'll cook your hair), but leave it in a cup of hot water (not boiling!) for a good few minutes. I find it a good quick fix, for the days where I'm not able to do my coconut oil.
This is my rescue product especially if I use crappy products that strip my hair. I use it once a week. My hair is waist-length, wavy and prone to some dryness. This makes it soft and silky and tames my waves with no oily residue. As the other reviewers have said, use it exactly as instructed. Make sure all the product is rinsed out, and shampoo thorougly. And do not think you are doing yourself any favours by leaving it for more than a minute.
I used to use this twice a week when I was in my 30's. It came in a little plastic bottle, then, and you could choose original, or a nice herbal scent. I forgot about it. they don't advertise. I'm fifty now, with very few gray hairs, but I do color my hair. The last color job left my hair looking kind of flat. I used a VO5 hot oil treatment last night, and I can't stop looking at my hair! It is SO shiny, and has SO much body. It's gorgeous! how are you going to write a review, when you don't use the product according to the instructions?
I like this product, but it's nothing really special. I use it once a week or whenever my hair feels really dry. It's so easy to use and it does nourish my hair to an extent but it doesn't perform miracles. Good product but i'll still be experimenting with other brands!
I have used the hot oil in my course long dry hair several times. It is a great treatment to use when my hair is feeling extra dry (a few weeks after a hair dye job or after a lot of time spent in the sun). Although it does a pretty good job, it is fairly expensive and I feel like I can get the same results from using coconut oil and leaving it in my hair a few hours before a shower. That being said, I would still buy V05 if I was travelling or didn't have the time for a treatment that takes a bit longer to work.
While this is not a miracle hot oil treatment, it works pretty well for the price. It is also quick and easy to use. I don't have the patience to sit for hours waiting for a hair treatment to work, so being able to do this in under a minute was a big plus for me. It rinses out very easily, with no greasy residue. My dry, frizzy hair was noticeably softer, with fewer tangles, although I still had some residual frizz. I haven't been using this for long, so I will see how well this works over the long term.
This is a good hot oil that does make a difference in the finish of your hair when blow drying. I don't see any different when I air dry or wear in a wet bun. I have transitioning 4A hair that needs lots of hydration. Using this oil for about 4 weeks, I have noticed it helps helps keep the ends from drying out. I also use V05 Conditioners for co-wash, and a mix of other higher end deep conditioners. This is a nice treat when you don't have time to DC with heat. However, you MUST heat it for 1 minute prior, ONLY use it after rinsing your hair out and before shampooing, and and you MUST follow the directions exactly. When I apply, I get a little bit of an oily suds. The ingredients aren't impressive, but the results are nice. I purchased the hot oil shower works too, which you don't have to heat first and I like that just as well.
Was easy to apply to hair & felt like it would really work since it was heated . My hair did fell alot nice but i didn't really notice much change & my ends were a bit dryer than normal.
I remember this being the big thing a few years back.
It's very simple to use and is effective. the oil gets hot quickly and is very easy to apply. It doesn't leave any residue behind, on hands or hair. It's not greasy and doesn't make hair extra oily.
I hated how you have to twist off the cap and how little you'd get. I would have to use multiple to get enough to spread through my hair.
My hair was left very soft and healthy after use. It's also very easy to wash out, which is great. I hate having to fight with products but this one makes me look forward to treating my hair.
I didn't notice a lasting healthy effect, though. It's very temporary.
All in all, I'd buy again.
works really good on my hair and this stuff is cheap!!! i bought mines at the dollar store instead of spending 5 bucks at walmart or cvs :)