*The products for this review and giveaway were provided to me free of charge. All opinions are my own.

Valentine's Day is a holiday many of us look forward to. It's fun and a great reminder to show the special friends and family in our lives just how much we care! 

Although my husband and I don't do a lot on Valentine's Day, we still try to make it special whether we go out or stay in. As you prepare yourself for your date night you can count on Alberto VO5, an iconic hair care brand, to help you look and feel fabulous without breaking the bank. 

Praised by All You, Allure and SELF, VO5's proprietary Five Essential Vitamins needed for salon beautiful hair. I was excited to learn about this line and happy when I found out I was going to review the following salon series products:

  • VO5 Hot Oil Treatment
  • VO5 Salon Series Hydrate + Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner
  • VO5 Salon Series Perfect Hold Hair Spray
  • VO5 Salon Series Simply Stunning Leave-In Conditioner

I enjoy finding new shampoos and conditioners to try. The first thing I noticed about the VO5 Salon Series Hydrate + Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner is that they smell amazing! Love it!

My hair has been extremely dry this time of year, so I was happy to find that it left my hair feeling soft and healthy! It looks and feels great.

There are some days I need more conditioning, so I was looking forward to trying the VO5 Salon Series Simply Stunning Leave-In Conditioner as well!

It leaves my hair feeling silky and soft after using it, even when I'm using my hair dryer and straightener! This protective conditioner saturates hair with moisture and vitamin enriched formulas to help protect hair from heat. It also helps to strengthen hair against breakage which I struggle with often as well. I'm really happy to have this product on hand and use it more as time goes on.

I don't style my hair ever day, but when I'm going out with my hubby I always try to do something with it. I find that my hair has extra static this time of year so a little hairspray is always nice. It also helps my short hair stay in place. 

The VO5 Salon Series Perfect Hold Hair Spray has worked great for my needs. It's a great finishing product for any style and holds a long time as well. I haven't noticed stickiness like I often do with my other hairspray so that has been great as well!

I haven't tried the Hot Oil Treatment yet, but am excited to! It's supposed to moisturize and condition hair from roots to ends, helping restore shine, strength and silky softness. This is exactly what my hair needs time of year!

Overall I've been really impressed with the VO5 products and would recommend them to others looking for quality hair products that are affordable. 

VO5 also shared a fun how-to for a braided knot, a classic but chic style perfect for a romantic night.

The Braided Top Knot

1. Gather hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic at the crown of your head. 
2. Take pony tail and braid using braid-type of your choice (3 strand, fishtail, rope, etc) and secure end with elastic.
3. Grab braid and wrap it around to create a knot formation. Secure with 3-4 hairpins. Use VO5's Series Perfect Hold Hairspray.

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win the same VO5 Salon Series products that I received. 

  1. Sandra VanHoey February 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM  


  2. Courtney B February 16, 2014 at 1:27 PM  

    i really want the hairpsray!

  3. Rachel Salinas February 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM  


  4. janice budgell pollard February 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM  

    Id like to try the oceans refresh body wash.

  5. Cassandra Eastman February 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM  

    I'd love to try the Full Body & Shine Shampoo Conditioner!

  6. KJ Skib February 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM  

    I would like to try the conditioning series: Normal/Dry Conditioning Hairdressing

  7. D Schmidt mummytotwoboys February 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM  

    Visited the site and I really like VO5 SALON SERIES™ ANTI-FRIZZ & SHINE STYLING CREAM

  8. Kimberly February 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM  

    I would like to try the V05 Anti-Frizz

  9. sohamolina February 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM  


  10. Seyma Bennett Shabbir February 16, 2014 at 8:54 PM  

    I would love to try the Herbal Escapes Sun-Kissed Raspberry Balancing Conditioner

  11. Jackie February 16, 2014 at 9:03 PM  

    I would like to try the
    VO5 Salon Series Simply Stunning Leave-In Conditioner. Thank you!

  12. steve weber February 16, 2014 at 9:44 PM  

    the oceans refresh body wash

  13. terry maigi February 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM  

    I would love to try the leave in conditioner!

  14. janetfaye February 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM  

    I would like to try VO5 Salon Series™ Perfect Hold Aerosol Hairspray.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. coriwestphal February 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM  

    I'd like to try out the BodyWash-Mango
    VO5 Essentials Body Wash Creamy Mango & Hibiscus!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  16. Bakersdozen February 17, 2014 at 2:34 AM  

    I want to try the VO5 Salon Series™ Color Shield + Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. 618mom February 17, 2014 at 8:54 AM  

    I would love to try the anti frizz

  18. dropastitch@yahoo.com February 17, 2014 at 9:24 AM  

    hot oil therapy

  19. tannawings February 17, 2014 at 1:23 PM  


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  20. Lynda Del Castillo February 17, 2014 at 1:26 PM  

    I'd like to try their COLOR SHIELD + RADIANCE shampoo.

  21. AshleyC February 17, 2014 at 3:39 PM  

    I want to try the Simply Stunning Leave-in Conditioner!

  22. shirley February 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM  

    I too would like to try the VO5 Salon Series Simply Stunning Leave-In Conditioner.

  23. meredith m February 17, 2014 at 8:19 PM  

    my hair needs the hot oil therapy

  24. bayctygrl February 18, 2014 at 9:09 AM  

    I would like to try the perfect hold styling mousse

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

  25. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres February 18, 2014 at 4:54 PM  

    I'd like to try the Hot Oil Therapy.

  26. jakiesmom February 20, 2014 at 7:26 AM  

    I like the anti frizz and shine styling cream

  27. jill190 February 20, 2014 at 5:07 PM  

    VO5 Salon Series™ Simply Stunning Leave-In Conditioner to help my ends from not breaking.

  28. Tylerpants February 23, 2014 at 8:27 PM  

    I'd like to check out the VO5 Salon Series Color Shield + Radiance Shampoo. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  29. trixx February 23, 2014 at 8:53 PM  

    I'd like to try the VO5 Salon Series Simply Stunning Leave-In Conditioner

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