Amazingly, V05 started in 1955 by a chemist and hairdresser Alberto in Culver City, California. Did you know that V05 stands for 5 Vitamin Oils? Originally used to offset the harsh conditions of Hollywood sound stages, the brand has progressed into a hair care suite known for its ability to cleanse and hydrate locks at a wallet-friendly price-point. One of my earliest product forays was the brand’s legendary hot oil treatments, which come in little plastic tubes. My brother and I were constantly fighting over the bathroom, as I spent more than my allotted shower time waiting for my V05 to heat up in a Dixie cup of hot water on the sink for five minutes before hopping in the shower. I’ll review the brand’s hot oil treatment in full in a separate post. In the meantime, let’s talk about my favorite shampoo/conditoner V05 combo, the bargain-priced Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner. Each sells for ONE DOLLAR. It’s even $.79 at CVS. I KNOW! And it gets better: This stuff rocks the funk.
If your hair’s looking a bit dull or gets oily easily, I recommend integrating it into your hair care regimen on a weekly. V05 is available at drugstores nationwide.
This post is sponsored by V05, but all opinions herein are my own.