A Review | VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray + Smoothly Does It Curl Defining Mousse

Friday, 16 May 2014

Hello! So, I'm currently tanning it up in sunny Portugal! ;-) I can't wait to tell you all about my holiday when I come back but for now, I have two lovely hair styling products that I've been loving lately to share with you.

I'll be honest in saying that when I bought this I didn't really have high expectations for it as it was so cheap. I thought "Well, it's probably not going to be that good if it's that cheap! But I'll give it a go." I can safely say that I was wrong! Never judge a book by its cover or in this case the price ;-). 

I love the packaging! I love the packaging of all of the VO5 products in general. I think they're so cute and girly looking! To be honest, when a product has pink packaging it doesn't take long to convince me to buy it ;-). 
There is a lock button on the nozzle of this which is great because it means it's less likely to spill everywhere (that would be a nightmare!). The only thing I didn't like about the nozzle is that it's quite flimsy - it feels like it could break easily. This was something I was very conscious of when packing. Other than that the nozzle is great and easy to use and the bottle itself is a nice size - not too big or not too small.

It has quite a strong smell so it might not be to everyone's liking but personally, I really like it. The scent is very fruity - it kind of reminds me of blackcurrant fruit juice! Yum! 

I found that this product actually does everything it claims to do! I use it on a daily basis to blow dry and straighten my hair and every time I use it I notice that my hair is a lot softer. It gives a very sleek look, gives it a nice shine and of course gets rid of all that horrible frizz! It doesn't make your hair feel heavy or sticky and it doesn't make it look greasy either. But make sure you don't spray too much as a little bit goes a long way with this (trust me! I made that mistake! Haha!)

I'd highly recommend this product if you're looking for something that will protect your hair and give it a sleek, frizz-free look. I think it's a great product and it's only €4.79! Bonus!!

As well as the heat protectant, I've also been loving the Smoothly does it curl defining mousse. It can be used to create defined curls or a smooth, sleek style when used with a hair straightener. The main reason I picked it up was that I wanted to start using less heat on my hair where possible -  So instead of using a curling wand I can just pop a bit of this in my hair and I'm good to go. 

I think this is a great alternative to a curling wand. I just apply a small bit on to the ends of my hair and scrunch up my hair and I'm left with beautiful, natural-looking waves. It doesn't feel heavy or weighs my hair down.  It also makes my hair feel incredibly soft - much softer than the heat protectant. The one thing I didn't like about this mousse is that it made my hands feel stickier than other ones I've used. It has a good, non-flimsy pump which made it easy to use and there was no need to use hairspray as the curls stayed in place until I brushed them out at night. It has a lighter smell than the heat protectant - It smells sweet and it smells quite like a fruity bubble bath. Yum! ;-) 

I'd recommend this product if you're looking for something to give you natural looking, frizz-free curls. And it's cheap as chips too! It's only €5.09 so, it won't break the bank ;-). 

Have you used any of these before? If so, what did you think of them?

Thanks for reading!

Cliona xx


  1. these products look great, I hope I can find them in stores
    Emily Lavenders

  2. I always use mousses when I want to have the natural beach wavy hair. Never tried this one though. I probably check it out once I finish the one I got from Nivea :)

    All Beauty Confessions


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