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Community Level 5chunka

chunka

Whats the Meaning of Better

AdvantagesIt works and smells good

DisadvantagesYou need patience to be successful

"...my FIRST experience with the Alberto VO5 range. The thing about this fibre putty is that it’s more of a soft baby cream, it actually feels like lotion but powdery lotion. It’s very soft and very smooth but this soft lotion isn’t made for styling hair in the sense it’s made out to. On the capped tub it says that it’s made to : -manipulate hair in any direction -long lasting firm hold -no stickiness, greasiness ..." Read review
02.10.2002

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Hair wax that works!

Advantagesworks well, does the job

Disadvantageshands may be greasy afterwards

"V05 styling wax I donít use many hair care products as I donít have the time to spend grooming myself anymore but when I do go out and I want to make an effort I do like to make sure that I have all of the best products to help create the look Iím after. I have tried various kinds of styling wax and have been disappointed in them even ones which were fairly pricy. I came across this particular one and I have stuck to it ever since as Iíve been pleased ..." Read review
17.11.2010

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Community Level 5crustypaul

crustypaul

Hold those Dreadlocks

Advantagesworks better tahn any other wax

DisadvantagesIt still takes ages to wax them all

"It's not often that i have opinions on haircare products but i have had to start using this stuff so i thought i would give it a go. This isn't going to be useful for too many people but this is the ideal stuff for holding your dreadlocks in. Once you have been through the agony of getting them done in the first place, and believe me, you don't know the meaning of pain until you've sat in a chair for 40 hours with someone pulling your hair, you really ..." Read review
07.02.2001

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Community Level 5jambo5678

jambo5678

what's white, sticky and gives you dandruff..

Advantagesstays in place, lasts a long time

DisadvantagesDANDRUFF!

"No, the answer isn't the juices of a virile man, and yes that was just a cheap sexual pun, but it seems to get people to read opinions so it was worth a try! Now, onto VO5 styling wax..well actually I'm writing about the new "texturising gum" but there didn't seem to be a category for that!! I saw this product stacked next to all the other hair styling products, and after struggling with almost every other type of hair product, I thought I'd give ..." Read review
30.06.2001

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Community Level 3MarcusPerk...

MarcusPerkins

Something for bushes

AdvantagesStyle hold

DisadvantagesCan get greasy

"VO5 style wax has changed the way that I style my hair. I have very thick dark hair which is a nightmare to look after when it gets too long. Every time I wash my hair it bushes like a fuzz and looks ridiculous. Having used gel and mousse in the past I was loathe to try wax. Having tried VO5 I found that my hair stayed where I wanted it. The only drawback is the greasiness that comes with the use of the wax. This is managable by not using too much ..." Read review
22.09.2000

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Community Level 2BessieBadger

BessieBadger

Sleek and Stylish!

AdvantagesTames fly-away hair

DisadvantagesNeed to go easy on it!

"I was very wary of using styling wax for the first time, as I had visions of a greaseball hair do that looked as though it needed a good wash! I think that could well happen if you aren't careful, you really need to be very careful not to use too much. However, it is amazing for taming fly-away hair and giving a healthy gloss to dry or damaged hair. Just put a little bit in the palm of your hand, rub it in and scrunch it through, the result ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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Community Level 1BeckyAvery

BeckyAvery

Spiky

AdvantagesEasy to use

Disadvantages

"This is the best styling wax i have found to date. I was looking for something that would help keep short hair spiky and this did it really well. I found that you only need to use it once and it will last all day giving you the perfect bed head look. It doesn't look greasy when done and was really easy to use you just put a small amount through damp hair and then style it as normal, thats it. It's also really easy to wash out when your done, i was ..." Read review
28.08.2000

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Community Level 5GraingerN

GraingerN

what's happened to the price

Advantagesexcellent all round product

Disadvantagesunfortunate price increase

"I have fairly short hair which I like to style front down and the back up for a little volume and separate, alot like Posh Spice's old style. To create this volume and separation along with other products I rely on styling wax as I find that hairspray tends to stick it all together in one clump and my hair just wouldn't stay put without applying anything. Like any person I am willing to try out new products on the market and so have used various ..." Read review
19.02.2001

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Community Level 3Markp_00

Markp_00

VO5 Styling CEMENT

AdvantagesWaterproof, doubles up as building material, no lumps

DisadvantagesCan't wash it out, trashes your hair

"Have you ever wondered why ducks have water proof feathers? Probably because some manic teenager has attacked them with VO5 Styling wax. This stuff is terrible. Apart from the fact that you can't get it out of your hair, like ever and the fact when you finally have surgery to get it out it leaves your hair like an unkept rat's, its pretty good. Well if you like just having to apply it once a week! As you've probably guessed, its lasts for ages. ..." Read review
17.07.2003

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Community Level 5kwhyte

kwhyte

okayishy

Advantagesright amount=perfection

Disadvantagestoo much = grease

"I'm only going to go on what my boyfriends says about this as he regularly uses it: Well, it does make his hair nice and shiny, adn looks like it's in good condition. Howetehr, it seems that if you put 1ml too muc on then it turns from shiny;to greasy. This is defintatly not a good sine. Also it seems to take a long time to come out. It's okay if you wash it at night, i comes out fine. But if you leave it on during the night then it tends to cling ..." Read review
08.02.2001

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Community Level 2mouse1

mouse1

the facts about wax

Advantageslong lasting hold

Disadvantagesnone

"Alberto VO5 styling wax is a fantastic product. I have used many brands and have found that this product is by far the best value for money. Where i live, in Guernsey, it costs 4 pounds a pot. What makes this product unique from the other brands is that it will last longer for the simple reason that you only need a very small amount to do the same job and get the desired effect, that would use more with Black and White styling wax or Brylcreem. What ..." Read review
08.02.2001

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Community Level 2bluemum

bluemum

no bad at all

Advantageslasts forever

Disadvantages

"This wax wasnt bad at all, not the best mind you, but ok all the same. You really only need a little tiny bit. I even found it better if you put a little on you hand and add a drop or two of water and then evenly put it through your hair. I use it because my hair is curly and can sometimes get a little (to say the least) frizzy! and it just calm it down without making it greasy looking. I think the best thing is it lasts forever! not like gel. ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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Community Level 5allyb2003

allyb2003

Does exactly what it says on the pot!

AdvantagesCan style hair anyway you like

DisadvantagesVery thick, doesn't wash out easily

"I've been using VO5 styling wax for a while as I've got short hair and its good for that "bed head" look. It comes in a small pot clearly labelled with the product name and instructions. You use only about a finger tip and rub it between your hands to warm it up, as was goes a lot further when its warm. Use on dry hair to sculpt and mould hair the way you want it. It costs around £1.99 from most supermarkets and lasts a very long time as ..." Read review
05.09.2003

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Community Level 2lallyo

lallyo

its not so great

Advantagesfairly good hold

Disadvantagesnot a ncie feel

"I wasn't so impressed with this that I would buy it again without experimenting ith others first. I guess it's ok, as a wax it has fairly good hold and if you only use a tiny bit it's not too greasy. However, you do have to use only a tiny bit because the greasiness is quite high and if you're too enthusiastic you could end up like a 50s quiff-boy. I had a problem with the texture of this. You know how you're supposed to take a bit and rub it ..." Read review
22.02.2001

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