VO5 Hot Oil is made up of essential oils that include avocado oil, apricot oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil and rosemary leaf oil. This special blend is used in combination with heat to combat damage by penetrating deep into the hair. As you probably know, we cause harm to our hair on a daily basis just by styling and brushing it, let alone if we choose to use heated appliances and dye it with chemicals. Using a hot oil treatment can make a big difference to the overall texture of each strand of hair.
This hot oil is really simple to use. You pop an unopened tube in hot water for a few minutes, until it's nice and warm. Then dampen your hair and massage the oil into the lengths. Next, leave it to work it's magic for just 1 minute and you're ready to shampoo your hair as normal. It couldn't be easier.
I've been using this hot oil treatment once a week and find that it seems to make my hair a bit smoother due to the way it binds the layers of hair together. Combing and brushing has become much easier and I feel like it helps to combat damage.
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Try using 15ml of Olive Oil as a natural alternative to VO5 Hot oil. The results will be pretty much the same and you'll save yourself a fair bit of money in the process. Believe it or not one of my hairdressing assessments at college involved giving a hair treatment using olive oil. I'm going back quite a few years now, so I have no idea if this is still part of Hairdressing NVQ Level 2! If you know the answer then please leave a comment in the box below.
You can purchase VO5 Hot Oil from Boots (here). It's £4.29 for a box of 4.
Have you ever tried using hot oil on your hair before? Did you know that you can use olive oil as a cheaper alternative?