Sunday Soundout: VO5 conditioners and Red Pimento oil

QI. What vitamins contain MSM?

    1. Hairfinity Hair Vitamins 750mg
    2. Country Life Maxi Hair Vitamins 600mg
    3. GNC Women’s Ultra Nourish-Hair 500mg
    4. KAL – Hair Force 250mg
    5. GNC Women’s Hair, Skin & Nails Formula 100mg
    6. Groganics Vitamins 50mg
    7. Caribbean Hair Grow50mg
    8. Toji: Pure Density Hair Nutrition
    9. Nutri-Ox Thinning Hair Vitamins

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MSM and Biotin: minerals and vitamins for hair growth

 QII. Is it true VO5 conditioners have no silicones, and how’s that good for natural hair?

Yes it’s true that VO5 conditioners do not contain silicones. Some girls with natural hair like to avoid sulfate shampoos because of its ability to dry out hair. When you use silicone-containing products, you need to use sulfate shampoos.

On the other hand, when you use products with no silicones, you can use sulfate-free shampoos regularly with little risk of product buildup. This is what makes the use of silicone-free products good.

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The following is an ingredient list for one of the most popular VO5 conditioners, Alberto VO5 Moisture Milks Moisturizing Conditioner, Strawberries & Cream:

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Stearate, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Red 33 (CI 17200) (CI 17200), Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth 21, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Soy Milk, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Leaf Extract (Strawberry), Niacinamide, Biotin (Vitamin H)

VO 5 conditioners contain a lot of preservatives which some natural-haired girls might not like. Secondly, they contain Stearalkonium Chloride which some girls with natural hair also complain about.  In addition, some of them however contain proteins. If you have natural hair, you might need to be cautious about proteins in your hair products.

A lot of people with natural hair swear by VO5 conditioners, especially to co-wash. Use them and see if they work for YOU.

V05 conditioners with no proteins
  • VO5 Silky Experiences Champagne Kiss Conditioner
  • VO5 Blackberry Sage Tea Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner
  • Vo5 Tea Therapy Chamomile Tea Nourishing Conditioner
  • VO5 Herbal Conditioner for Normal Hair, Sun Kissed RaspberryVO5 Repair & Protect Strengthing Conditioner
  • VO5 Tea Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner, Blackberry Sage Tea
  • VO5: Herbal Escapes Strengthening Conditioner Pomengranate & Grapeseed Extract
  • VO5 Tea Therapy Vanilla Mint Tea Conditioner
 V05 conditioners with protein (and the type of protein they contain)
  • VO5: Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner Moisture Milks – Soy Milk
  • VO5 Silky Experience Shea Cashmere Conditioner – Hydrolyzed Keratin
  • Vo5 Moisture Milk Conditioner, Strawberries and Cream – Soybean seed extract, Soy Milk
  • VO5 Moisture Milks Moisturizing Conditioner, Strawberry and Cream – Soy Milk
  • VO5 Extra Body Volumizing Conditioner – Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Keratin
  • VO5 Moisturizing Herbal Conditioner for Normal Hair, Free Me Freesia – Hydrolyzed Keratin
  • Split Ends Anti-Breakage Conditioner – Keratin Amino Acids/Gelatin
  • VO5 Silky Experiences Lavender Luster Conditioner – Hydrolyzed Silk
  • VO5: Kiwi Lime Squeeze Conditioner Herbal Escapes – Hydrolyzed Collagen

vo5 strawberry milk and cream conditoner

QIIi. What’s the difference between Strong Roots Red pimento oil & Red pimento oil?

There is not really a difference between Red pimento oil & Strong Roots Red pimento oil. Red Pimento oil is an ingredient in Strong Roots Red Pimento oil.

Red pimento oil is a type of essential oil derived from the leaves of the Pimento Tree, which is native to the Caribbean. Pimento oil improves blood circulation and the generation & growth of new cells. It is helpful for regrowing the hairline. I started using it regularly this year and I’ve noticed a tremendous regrowth of my hairline.

On the other hand, Strong Roots Red Pimento oil is actually produced by a company called Tropic Isle Living, the makers of products like Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor oil, Tropic Isle Living Coconut Castor oil, etc. Their Strong Roots Red pimento oil, in addition to Pimento oil, also contains coconut oil, Jamaican black castor oil and wheat germ oil.

Tropic Isle Living Strong Roots Pimento

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About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
LAST RELAXER DAY: December 15th, 2016
BIG CHOP: January 14th, 2017
Natural Hair, Unknown Porosity, Fine Hair strands, Low to Moderate Density

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3 Comments to Sunday Soundout: VO5 conditioners and Red Pimento oil

  1. thanks for the guide.

  2. Beeba says:

    Very informative post! Happy new year!

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