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VO5 Soft Moulding Wax

VO5 Soft Moulding Wax

VO5 Soft Moulding Wax

VO5 Soft Moulding Wax

VO5 Soft Moulding Wax

VO5 Soft Moulding Wax


So it’s not often that I’ll write about haircare products as I’m not the best when it comes to hairstyles…my hair is normally down in waves/curls and on the odd occasion I’ll wear it straight…other times you’ll see me in sporting a ‘messy’ bun and that’s the extent of my hairstyles…wow! So a few days ago I popped into Superdrug to have a look for a new wax type product to just hold my waves/curls better and I came across this VO5 Soft Moulding Wax.

Why did I pick the VO5 Soft Moulding Wax?

I actually picked it for the sparkle effect on the front….seriously! Anything that resembles a sparkle I’m drawn to it haha!

No on a serious note the product is described as a soft wax which gives definition (hold) to the hair, gives it shine and controls frizz.

Considering I have wavy/curly hair I don’t suffer with frizz which is fab but my hair is very ‘in it’s own world’ and sometimes my hair is wavy and other times curly hence why I say my hair is wavy/curly!

What do I think of the VO5 Soft Moulding Wax?

I like the colour, it’s pink! It makes me happy and it has a very nice smell, think of it as fresh flowers….that’s the best way to describe it. The texture is indeed a soft wax and when it warms up turns into a very sticky cream.

After washing and towel-drying my hair I combed it through and applied a little amount of the VO5 soft Moulding wax through my hair and started to scrunch it just to see the outcome.  After letting it air-dry my hair looked ok, there was more definition but it wasn’t wow and I could feel a little bit of the product on my hair….not great. 🙁

The second time I used this product I used less and didn’t scrunch it but again I let it air-dry….again I found that I could feel the product on my hair….I hate it when that happens!!

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The time after this I decided to use a small amount on the ends of my hair to see if it’ll just give it a little bit of hold without the feeling of product in my hair and that worked the best- yay!

Overall what do I think of the VO5 Soft Moulding Wax?

I think it’s an OK product, I don’t use a lot of it now and would never use this if I was to straighten my hair as I think it’ll feel awful!

However if you have wavy/curly hair like me use a very small amount (pea size) on the back of hair and scrunch it slightly, it’ll give it more hold and you shouldn’t feel it in your hair. 🙂

Would I recommend this to family, friends and readers?

No, as much as I’d like to say this is a wonderful product, I have to say it’s not that great. It does give slight hold and if you do use a small amount you won’t feel it on the hair however I do think there are better products out there….sorry VO5! 🙁

So, lovely readers, if you’ve tried this please let me know!

Layla xx

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  • I have been using this product for quite a while and think it is fab. I have short hair and I use it to give definition and lift, but I use it on DRY hair. I use my hot brush to style, comb or brush in place, and then put soft moulding wax on my fingers and just run it through. It gives a fabulous look, it shines and looks healthy and I never get a sticky feeling once it has been put on. I found your web site because I am looking for a supply of the product as our local Boots/Superdrug are not very big. (live in the country for my sins!). Anyway, hope that helps as I think it seems to be getting a bad press on your site. Admittedly I haven’t used it on damp hair – but then I don’t need to.

    • Thank you very much for your comment – as I always say, sometimes what I might not like others might love and what I love others might not like…it just didn’t work on my hair but it’s long and it felt quite sticky, I tried it on dry and wet hair and it wasn’t for me but as I said what works for me might not work on others and vice versa! 🙂 xx

  • Even though you say it’s an ok product I think im still going to try it because normally when people dont like how a product feels on hair it works good for me ha! 🙂

    • Hahaha! Definitely try it because I always say take reviews with a pinch of salt…what might work for me, may not work for you and what works for you might not work for me!!

      Let me know how you get on if you try it!! 🙂 xxx

  • Another awesome review and I like the way youre honest about products. I’ve tried this and agree with you 100% it’s not the best but its not a bad product, it’s just ok x

    • I am and will always be honest in my reviews!! I feel it’s fair for my readers and generally I say what I feel! 🙂 It’s not a great product no….:) xx

  • I’ve seen this in Superdrug and it looks nice but I dont like it when i feel the product in my hair.
    Is it thick and does it leave hair feeling greasy? x

    • Hi Tina, if you don’t like feeling product in your hair then this isn’t for you! I recommend the Neal & Wolf Styling Creme which holds hair and smells lovely without it leaving hair feeling eww! 🙂 xxx

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