VO5 Anti-Frizz Haircare Giveaway

Alberto VO5 Haircare Giveaway

There are many great things about summer but one not so great thing is how the heat and humidity can draw out the frizz in my hair and make it look like I'm wearing a helmet at times. This is not attractive since my hairstyle is an a-line bob which just calls for sleekness. I've pretty much learned to accept my hair's natural wavy texture cause it just sneaks out anyway but frizz is something I refuse to abide by.

Established hair care brand Alberto VO5, trusted by consumers for 60 years, has declared August “National Anti-Frizz Month,” with a mission to help women fight frizz and I'm totally on board. Did you know that 62% of women indicate frizzy hair as their #1 dreaded hair malfunction? And that 80% of women suffer from frizzy hair?

Step one in taming frizz is to understand how it happens. “Frizz occurs when moisture from the air’s humidity infiltrates the cuticles on the head causing hair to literally spring out of control,” said Nina Riley, VP of Marketing for Alberto VO5. “Pre-treating the hair before shampooing with products like VO5 Hot Oil Treatment helps to smooth out the cuticle, while VO5’s Shine, Glow and Go Beauty Oil helps to maintain the rest of your hair, even on the hottest, stickiest days.” Known for its Five Essential Vitamin formula and outstanding value, VO5 continues to make strides in the fight against frizz by creating an easy and simple 3-step process with products under $5.

Hot Oil Treatment ($4.79): Moisturize and condition hair before shampooing from roots to ends with VO5’s iconic Hot Oil Therapy treatment which helps restore shine, strength and silky softness. Use once a week.

Smooth + Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner ($2.49 each): Formulated with a unique smoothing complex that helps manage unruly hair, use the shampoo and conditioner together three times a week for best results in helping eliminate frizz, pronto!

Shine, Glow and Go Beauty Oil ($4.99): Light, natural oil blend for both hair and body. This new innovative oil that’s mineral oil-free, quickly helps replenish dry hair and skin to help you feel soft, silky and look radiant. Apply once a day.

I normally use a combination of products to smooth my hair. I tried out this VO5 system alone without using any of my usual products so that I could give a fair assessment on how well it works to calm frizzy hair and you can see the results below.

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Hot Oil Therapy Treatment
This product has been around for a long time and I remember my mom using it when she had long hair many years ago. This pre-shampoo treatment is recommended for eliminating frizz because it conditions from roots to ends to smooth the hair cuticles. To use, you place the tube in warm water for a minute to heat it up before applying to your wet hair. The recommended treatment time is up to one minute and then you rinse it out and shampoo. This is a slick feeling oil that was easy to apply and my hair felt really soft and silky after rinsing it out. These are supposed to be single use tubes but half a tube is more than enough if your hair is short so I just taped up the other half and stashed it in a ziplock bag for another use.

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Smooth + Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner 
These products are part of the VO5 Salon Series and contain the brand's proprietary 5 Essential Vitamins along with a unique blend of 11 lightweight, natural vitamin oils. This particular shampoo and conditioner are specially formulated to address frizz for smooth and manageable hair and recommended for hair that is coarse and dry. My hair can be both. The shampoo was moisturizing and left my hair soft and the conditioner smoothed and detangled effectively. One thing I didn't care for was the scent which is kind of fruity and sweet and too strong for my liking. 

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Shine, Glow and Go Beauty Oil
This paraben, silicone and dye free hair and body oil is made up of an all-natural, proprietary blend of oils including argan, macadamia, sunflower, shea, grapeseed, and coconut. I spritzed a a few drops into my hair after washing. It didn't weight my hair down and made it easy to blowdrying. I liked that it didn't feel greasy and based on the wet feel and results I'd liken it to Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine which is lighter than Moroccanoil. I also tried it on my elbows and knees and it also works well as a body moisturizer, absorbing into the skin quickly while leaving a subtle sheen. This product has a floral and nutty smell which I didn't particularly love or hate. For the record I generally prefer unscented products.

Overall I was pleased with my how this system tamed the frizziness in my hair considering how humid it's been lately. I liked that my hair felt clean and manageable after the hot oil treatment, washing and conditioning and how it was shiny, smooth and frizz-free after styling. I also liked that this sleekness lasted even on the second day after washing when this picture was taken and the humidity was at 70% outside.

Alberto VO5 wants to help you fight frizz and with a giveaway that includes all of the products in their 3 step process. This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+. It begins August 24, 2015 and ends September 1, 2015. Entries will be verified for eligibility. One winner will be randomly selected. You can enter through this link or the Rafflecopter widget below. The widget can be a little temperamental so if it doesn't load on this page, just CLICK THROUGH HERE for it. Good luck! Get more anti-frizz tips on V05 website.

Disclosure: I received a set of Alberto V05 products to review for this post. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions expressed are of my own. 


A Very Sweet Blog said...

You look so beautiful Rowena! I love your hair cut. It's always on point. So glad to hear these worked. V05 is a trusted brand.

Emmylou said...

Agree with Kim, Rowena:) Your hair just looks fab! I've used the hot oil one before and did like it.:D

Adria said...

Looks like a great product! Thanks for the review!

Paola Lauretano said...

You are so beautiful Rowena! Lovely hair!!
Have a great start of the week darling!!!
Kisses, Paola.


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The Dainty Dolls House said...

This looks great, you look marvellous..beautiful xx

Jackie Harrison said...

You look so pretty in that picture doll great giveaway awesome brand.

Lilli said...

Morning Rowena! So the whole treatment must be so good on my hair too. Here in my city, weather is always very humid and my hair is always frizzy, so annoying! You look gorgeous in the pic, I see how the stuff worked on you, love ur bob too! Hugs! xo

Nequéren Reis said...

Resenha e produtos maravilhosos ótima postagem,
tenha uma semana abençoada.
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Sunstreetbymonica said...

Really nice giveaway Rowena! Your hair look beautiful!:)

Elle Sees said...

they do make some great classic products and some new faves too!

Lenya said...

You are a real beauty, Rowena. Great giveaway. Good luck to all participants.

miasmode said...

Hi Rowena, your hair looks amazing. I'm one of the 80% that suffer from frizz hair, sadly. Too bad we don't have the brand over here. I would love to try it. Wish everyone good luck and a happy Monday!



Glad that it worked well for you. I've not tried much of their products except conditioner, but my sister used to use their hot oil treatments and liked them. I'm not a big fan of fruity scents in my hair either, generally. Good luck to everyone! Happy Monday Rowena.
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Shireen L. Platt said...

Oh goodness me, I remember V05 oil from years and years ago! It's been ages since I use any of their products so this is such walk down memory lane or so to speak. LOL! Great review and I think I will pick up a couple of their stuff to try again.

ps: You look gorgeous, Rowena and I wish you would post more pictures of yourself. xx

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Sheetal said...

I have used the conditioner and for the hard to control frizzy days I use any serum n spray . Would love to try this

Anonymous said...

My hair can get frizzy on humid days, Usually I just use extra conditioner and hope for the best lol.

Unknown said...

These products must be very good on my hair too, esp. now in this rainy weather,
Happy Week


Unknown said...

That's a great review Rowena! Have a lovely day!
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Ashley Bree said...

I have very frizzy hair. Hope to win! :)

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Hi Rowena, this review is very useful.
Cool products
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Corinne said...

I've tried the hot oil therapy before and it's actually really good :)

Corinne x


Ahh, finally we have the chance to see you (again), Rowena! ;) Your looks really healthy and I would love to try the Hot Oil Therepy because of my long thick hair.

xoxo Ira

Anonymous said...

Love your photo! Your hair looks amazing; nice top as well! :)


ALLIE NYC said...

Wow your hair looks great, I don't see ANY frizz. My hair is sooooo frizzy it seems nothing helps, but never thought about "pre treating" good to know.


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love their hot oil treatment! My hair gets very frizzy when it's humid outside. It's a battle I'm still fighting.

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I remember that brand was sold in my city but now no longer see, I do not know whether to continue distributing it around here, but I see quite affordable besides your hair has become docile and full of life! Nice giveaway Rowena!


nycstylelittlecannoli said...

This is a really old brand but has stood the test of time. I will have to look for these in the store to give them a try. They are not still around for no reason, good quality I would say. Thanks for the info on the products!!


laroyal said...

yes, my hair is a frizz ball in summer...I live in Charleston so it's not good.

Effortlesslady said...

Your hair is super healthy! Love the picture. Looks this I need to try this brand.

Coco said...

Hot Oil therapy sounds great! You always introduce interesting products Rowena! So are you going to try the dark lipstick trend? I can't wait to see a picture! Much love!! Baci,
Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

June said...

This range sounds great! Thanks for the detailed review

www.glowyshoes.com said...

lovely product...can you make suggestions for shampoos with menthol?

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sonia // daring coco said...

Love the photo of you. And your hairs look amazing. I have to admit frizz is something I am very fearful of.


Unknown said...

Your hair looks so good that these products must be amazing. I loved the hot oil but have not used it in years X


Swati said...

amazing giveaway....


Unknown said...

You look beautiful, and I love your blouse! I need products like this...my hair gets so frizzy in all the humidity here in Texas!


Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! It's good that it tamed your hair too, I suffer with frizz when it's humid too, it's awful!

Raindrops of Sapphire

Megan Zuchowski said...

It gets so frizzy! I honestly just let it go lol

Candace Shiflet said...

I need to win this!! I have so much frizz,especially with winter coming. Your hair is flawless and looks great! Thanks for the review, it's super helpful!xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

buffalo journeys said...

You look lovely! Sounds like a good product, especially the oil, as I don't like anything that feels very greasy. I use their regular shampoo all the time. The scent is very mild, and it's affordable.

Unknown said...

I tend to have issues when the days start to get more humid, but then I guess my hair acclimates? I have used VO5 Hot Oil in the past. It works great!

Ivana Split said...

You look absolutely adorable with that bob dear!! so pretty! I really do like your modern hairstyle...
so cool you found hair products that help you get rid of frizz...lovely giveway, I'll skip it as my hair is naturally very smooth but some lucky winner will surely benefit from it.

Jules said...

My hair gets ridiculously frizzy. I usually just slick it back in a bun or a ponytail~

Unknown said...

yes -- I use a lot of conditioner on it

Stanislava E. said...

Eh, I am late:( You look really cute on the photo! It's nice to see you again!