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V05 hot oil has disappeared and what can I use in its place?

(26 Posts)
angelcakerocks Tue 28-Mar-17 19:48:36

I loved hot oil and was using it every week but can't find it anywhere now. My hair is suffering and feels quite dry sad Any ideas?

dontpokethebear Tue 28-Mar-17 19:49:52

Have you got a 'savers' or 'bodycare' shop near you?

dontpokethebear Tue 28-Mar-17 19:50:30

Or Amazon?

angelcakerocks Tue 28-Mar-17 20:52:25

thanks dontpokethebear I didn't realise it was on amazon and will get some. Its about double what it was in the shops I think, or maybe more but at least I can use it occasionally. flowers

AncoraAmarena Tue 28-Mar-17 20:55:10

How funny, I was looking all over for this the other week but forgot to post.

The Amazon stock will disappear eventually though; does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement to the VO5?


SavoyCabbage Tue 28-Mar-17 20:58:34

I've started putting coconut oil on my hair after seeing how much it helps my mixed race dd's hair. It's like magic. The day after I can't stop flaying my hair around. Like the timotai woman. Or a horse.

angelcakerocks Tue 28-Mar-17 21:48:11

ancora I'm glad it's just not me that missed it! I've been everywhere looking for it like this confused
savoy what do you do with the coconut oil- leave it in or just use it like a conditioner?

aniceearlynight Tue 28-Mar-17 23:16:33

I second coconut oil - I apply a small
amount to ends at bedtime then wash hair in morning. Makes hair lustrous and non/ greasy.

ThreeDovesAndSomePinkChampagne Wed 29-Mar-17 01:27:09

Warm jojoba oil.

Sample1936 Wed 29-Mar-17 01:50:37

Argan oil!

ChipIn Wed 29-Mar-17 02:22:36

Body shop body butter is great. Put in hair, wrap in towel for half an hour then wash like normal.

FairytalesAreBullshit Wed 29-Mar-17 02:24:47

Do they still do Timotei?

SavoyCabbage Wed 29-Mar-17 06:50:36

I sleep in the coconut oil.

I take the coconut oil jar into the shower to soften it up. Then I shampoo my hair, get out of the shower, stand on the bath mat so the floor doesn't become an oil slick and slap it on my hair. Then I wash and condition as normal in the morning.

It's really cheap in the supermarket in the food section as opposed to the toiletries bit.

Stitchfusion Wed 29-Mar-17 06:53:15

Almond oil, use on ends and roots/scalp if you are feeling in a luxurious mood. Leave on for as long as you are able, overnight if you dont mind your pillowcases getting a bit oily, Shampoo off. Then use argan oil on the ends as a leave in conditioner after you have used normal conditioner and towel dried hair.

unicornpoopoop Wed 29-Mar-17 06:59:46

Is there a beauty queen where you live? They sell loads of hot oil capsules for really cheap

eurochick Wed 29-Mar-17 07:28:12

Philip Kingsley Elasticiser.

FairytalesAreBullshit Wed 29-Mar-17 15:57:17

Chinese / Indian food shops prob do it cheapest. The coconut oil that is.

angelcakerocks Wed 29-Mar-17 19:33:42

Wow so many great ideas smile thanks everyone. No beauty queen near me unfortunately. Will try some of these suggestions out flowers

Hadenoughtoday01 Wed 12-Apr-17 19:58:00

How do you stop coconut oil making your hair greasy?

snakeface Wed 12-Apr-17 20:03:25

I use Almond oil, from food section in Sainsburys, every night the night before I wash my hair in the morning. The condition of my hair has improved no end and it doesn't smell like coconut oil.

Ogochukwu27 Wed 12-Apr-17 20:17:16

Usually make mine. Quite easy to make

ChippieFishieHorshie Wed 12-Apr-17 20:31:02

I like oil for the ends.... Pretty much all women in my family do it (also to remove makeup... But a different oil, well, at least in my case).

I like Olive oil. But I've used cheap peanut cooking oil before (it worked). I used to use conditioner and oil. But I've started using a clay shampoo, which seems to be much better for my hair. It doesn't even get dry or frizzy anymore... A little oil is enough.

Vicliz24 Wed 12-Apr-17 21:31:43

I slather my hair in coconut oil then get in the bath for half an hour . Then wash it - lovely !

shabbyshibby Wed 12-Apr-17 21:44:08

Sorry to piggyback but any recommendations? My hair has become really thin & prone to breaking/splitting since having kids (under active thyroid too - not hashimotos) & I can't seem to find a happy medium with products. The teensiest bit of conditioner makes it look greasy -even when I put it in first then shampoo out, & shampoo alone makes it dry & flyaway. I only have time in the morning for a quick shower so can't be faffing around with elaborate routines!

Bitchin Wed 12-Apr-17 22:45:18

I second Philip Kingsley elasticiser.... I have got very fine hair after having kids and find that it leaves hair in great condition without weighing it down. It is quite pricey but you use only a tiny amount. I recently bought a massive bottle from which was a bargain compared to everywhere else.

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