The Bottom Line: Never thinking I would find that hair care system of my dreams, I actually have. This conditioner is a part of my DREAM hair product line. The best ever!
I have had the most unusual experience. I have had the rare privilege not only to find the hair care line of my dreams, but to actually be involved in a small way in the development and marketing of this product line LONG BEFORE MOST PEOPLE COULD TRY IT!!!
That is such a thrill for me that I do not think I will ever forget it. It is so rare to be a part of any kind of marketing process, but to have it turn out to be the hair product line that I had been praying for since I was a little girl with shining eyes gazing through SEVENTEEN magazine, well, that is an ultimate experience.
I remember when they first handed out the hair products for us to try. I was handed many bottles, but the two that I could not wait to try were the volumizing shampoo and the matching conditioner.
I went into the shower to try what I thought was going to be another typical boring shampoo and conditioner that would leave me with greasy and limp hair.
I was shocked when I came out with the hair I had always dreamed of having. Coupled with the other products in what is now the VS Volumizing line, I stared in disbelief at what I was able to create with my hair in just minutes - not hours.
There was a problem, however. The original release of VS's volumizing shampoo and conditioner in the salon version was really frustrating.
The bottles looked identical except for the writing on them.
In the shower, I was ALWAYS pumping the wrong bottle and using conditioner first instead of shampoo (thanks to my family constantly rearranging them).
This was so frustrating that I wrote several times to them and when I begged them to release this line to the mass market, I also mentioned this horrid problem with the bottles.
THEY DID IT!
When I went out to the store to purchase my third bottle of conditioner (since trying it several years ago), I was so excited I almost jumped for joy in the store.
VS finally changed the bottle so drastically, that there was no chance of ever mistaking the shampoo for conditioner again!
WHAT IS VS VOLUMIZING DAILY THERAPY LIKE?
Originally released by Proctor and Gamble for the Salon Only versions, this conditioner used to be called VS LIGHT DAILY THERAPY.
Now, it is called VS VOLUMIZING DAILY THERAPY.
It comes in a very attractive semi-opaque white iridescent plastic bottle. You can see the white conditioner through the bottle. The iridescent finish is really attractive.
VS is written in silver and there is a gold band around the bottom of the bottle labeling it as being one of the volumizing series. The color code for volume is gold.
The bottle has 8.5 fluid ounces in it and has a pump on it. The pump alone is a feature that makes this conditioner one step above the rest. It is easy to use in the shower.
This conditioner is highly concentrated. You need only about 1/2 a pump usually. A bottle will last you a long time.
The average price per bottle is $7.
WHAT IS THE CONDITIONER ITSELF LIKE?
This conditioner is very thick. It is white and has a fragrance very close to Mary Kay's line of fragrance products called REVITALIZE. For those of you who do not know what that is, it is a combination of fruity and flowery fragrance.
It is a fresh smelling fragrance- not overly feminine so that men could use it without smelling like a girl.
When used in conjunction with the VS Volumizing Shampoo, the results are spectacular. Despite the thickness of this conditioner, the affect itself is almost weightless. My hair is conditioned and de-tangled, but there is not any problem with weighing it down.
I have gone for 3 days without washing my hair and it still looks great.
I can not do that with any other shampoo conditioning duo of any other brand.
You can use this conditioner daily and not have any buildup.
HOW DO YOU USE THIS CONDITIONER?
First of all, the ideal way of using this conditioner is with the coordinating products. The matching shampoo and thickening spray are excellent for starters.
If you want a natural look, you can just use the shampoo and conditioner. If you want some zip to your hair, you can use any or all of the other volumizing products.
First, you shampoo with the VS VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO. It is very concentrated, so you do not need much. Repeat washing , if you really need to.
Then after hair is rinsed, you press out just about 1/2 a pump of the VS VOLUMIZING DAILY THERAPY into your hands and smear it all over your hands. Work the conditioner in from about half way down your hair to the ends.
You can rinse it right out or leave it in for a few minutes.
The key here is, when you rinse, start with warm water and then change to as cool as you can stand it. That will bring a bounce and shine to your hair with these products.
After that you can use any of the other products for as ornate a look as you want. You can also stay just natural.
Setting hair in pincurls while drying makes it come out gorgeous after it dries. Just a few large pincurls, use some thickener spray and you have an instant perm!
For those of you interested, here are the ingredients: water cyclopentasiloxane stearamidopropyl dimethylamine hydrolyzed collagen biotin panthenol panthenyl ethyl ether cetyl alcohol quaternium-18 stearyl alcohol dimethicone peg-2M polysorbate 60 cetearyl alcohol benzyl alcohol oleyl alcohol glyceryl sterate hydrozyethylcellulose fragrance citric acid edta nethylchloroisothiazolinone methlyisothiazolinone
I love this conditioner and highly recommend it with the shampoo. It is also excellent for thicker hair if you want bounce, shine and volume. This series works beautifully with color treated hair as well as gray hair.
If used with the other products in the VS line of volumizing hair care, you can easily create hair styles that you never thought possible in just minutes.
I have many other VS reviews, if you care to read them, stop by my personal page to get my entire list of reviews and you will find them clearly marked.
Ever wonder why they put so much alcohol in some hair products (like this one)?
Well, there is even an answer for that. Go to VS's web page and they have an entire list of questions and answers about their products- including WHY there is so much ALCOHOL in hair products.
There are international numbers also listed on the Vidal Sassoon web site at the address above if you live outside the US.
I can not highly recommend this product (if used with the matching shampoo and other VS volumizing products) enough. It is the best conditioner I have ever used in all of my years in searching for that PERFECT hair care line.
This line is it for me!
Perhaps it will work for you. Again, the fragrances are not overly feminine so if you are a male and need a boost for your hair, these products will work beautifully for you as well.
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