Vo5 shampoos are cheap. Does it mean they are bad? If you go to the internet, you’ll find many different reviews, which contradict each other. The reason is: there is no such thing as an all-purpose shampoo.
If you haven’t tried Vo5 shampoo before and wondering whether it’s good for your locks, I’d recommend looking at the list of ingredients.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate –A common ingredient used in shampoos for cleaning and creating foam. So this one poses no threat to your hair and you are unlikely to see many shampoos without it.
- Cocamidopropyl Betaine – A common surfactant which is derived from coconut all. It eases the surface tension making the shampoo easier to lather.
- Ammonium Chloride – pH regulator.
- Vitamin E – A great vitamin to help your hair grow healthy and shiny.
- Vitamin B5 and Vitamin A – Useful vitamins for healing your hair and giving it sufficient nutrition.
- Vitamin C and Vitamin D – Much-needed vitamins that help your locks withstand environmental factors and prevent split ends.
- Octoxynol-9 – This common shampoo ingredient is also considered a sensitizer, which can lead to an allergic reaction. It may contain impurities that can cause health problems.
- Tetrasodium EDTA – Improves the effect of cosmetic preservatives, decreases water hardness. It has a low toxicity level but may be harmful when used in large doses.
- DMDM Hydantoin – Antimicrobial agent, preservative. It can cause problems for people allergic to formaldehyde.
- Citric Acid – pH regulator. In the USA, it doesn’t even need to be listed as an ingredient if used for pH regulation only.
As you can see when looking at the ingredient list, the Vo5 shampoo contains useful components for stimulating hair growth and nourishing your locks. As for dangerous ingredients, only Octoxynol-9 seems to pose a problem, but the quantity is so minuscule, it should do no harm.