Monday, August 11, 2008



VO5 on my hair? NEVER that is until I kept seeing all of these posts online about the big CVS sale on VO5. I decided that I would at least look at the bottle in the store then check out the ingredients then make a decision on whether or not I would buy it. Since I do not use sulfates on my hair I was only interested in purchasing the conditioner. After reviewing the ingredients list I found aloe leaf juice, soy milk protein and biotin on some of the bottles. I had never even cared to look at the ingredients list because I thought a cheap conditioner would never work well on my hair.
I have been using V05 in my pre poo process and it isn’t horrible. I don't think it is the best conditioner, not by a long shot, but for the price tag and the ingredients included it is pretty good. I felt like my hair was a little softer and moisturized after using this cheap conditioner so I may continue to buy this product in the future.
I paid $.75 at CVS and I don't recall seeing this conditioner priced any higher than $1.99.
Which cheap products work well for you?
P.S. Do you see why I'm on product probation? I couldn't just buy one or two V05 bottles could I, no I needed to stock up. (By the time I had taken this picture two bottles were already used).

12 comments:

The Frugalista Files said...

I bought some Jam gel the other day.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I thought you were on probation!!! LOL!!

Remember I said that I was too, but I broke down and bought yet another blush/bronzer.

We need help!

MakeupByRenRen said...

hey chica...can you explain to me the pre-poo process? like what you do and why? i wanna learn!

B said...

Dang! Yeah sis....you are like a hoarder. LOL. You bought the whole story. Loves it! I used to be obsessed with VO5 when I had shorter hair. It was great everyday for a wash and go.

PBW said...

I bought a $5 NYC bronzer that put my Dior sunset fiesta to shame.

Dominican Enigma said...

LOL, damn girl, you are a trip!!!! i love it. I would have done the same thing. lol

Dominican Enigma said...

PBW: isn't that bronzer the very best!

yummy411 said...

all the yummy scents! yes product probation for you! lol

antithesis said...

look at you! i used to be like "i aint using that cheap mess" too but now im all for the "try it; u might like it" approach. i have some suave cocoa butter lotion i use as a back up. it isnt as watered down as i would have thought. honestly, for a while it was my only lotion and i was never disappointed in it.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Frugalista I remember Jam, maybe one day you would like to try pure aloe vera gel instead. (you can get it at cvs)
@BGG I have actually been a good gal. I purchased all of this before my probation started. I have not made one product related purchase I can't believe it!!! BUt yes you need help BGG lol
@RenRen here is the post that I did on my pre poo process http://productjunkiediva.blogspot.com/2008/06/pjds-pre-poo-process.html It is basically a way to pamper my scalp and hair at the same time.
@B lol
@PBW I've been hearing about this bronzer, i need to check it out after probation. Im glad you are able to stroll around blog world again.
@DE glad I'm not alone :-)
@Yummy they do have a pretty good scent.
@Antithesis I'm growing..lol yes I branched out and I wasn't sad that I did. Suave is not the worst line either when it comes to lotions.
thanks for reading everyone.
PJD

Traycee said...

I caught a sell a few months ago...It was 66 cents each and I bought $37 worth...So I'm set for a little while....I love that stuff

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Tracyee I saw a bit of your collection, you have something serious going on over there..lol
PJD