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I have been using Dove Shampoos for many years. Although I have sampled other brands in between using Dove varieties, I always come back to it.
I have found dearer shampoos that are as good, but not better. For me, it makes no sense to pay more for a product I can get in my local 99p Store. Dove is usually there in most of its forms, and to make sure I don’t run out, I try to keep spares in my cupboard.
As I have got older, I have tended to need the type of shampoo for Normal hair, rather than the Greasy hair type of my younger years. Although the kind of shampoo and conditioner I need, can also change with the weather.
The DOVE that I use most often is the 2 IN 1 SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER. It cleans my hair well, without over drying it, and leaves it with a subtle pleasant smell. Most times this contains the right amount of conditioner for me.
There are times when I do add a small amount of extra conditioner to my hair. These are just after I have dyed the greys, and any time I feel my scalp is a little dryer (this usually happens in the winter).
All home dying kits that I have bought contain more than enough specialist conditioner to top up the conditioner in Dove 2 in 1 until it is time to dye my hair again. I just use Dove 2 in 1 as normal on these occasions, and then use a modest amount of extra conditioner to finish off.
The one time I don’t use Dove 2 in 1 is the shampoo just before dying my hair. My different brands of dying kits have all told me to use no conditioner at all on these occasions, so that the dye has the best chance of “taking”.
Overall I am very pleased with Dove 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner, and think it is the best value brand of its type for me, especially as I can usually find the 250ml bottle in my local 99p Stores.
Full price seems to be £2.69 for 250ml, or £3.99 for 400ml, but I can’t remember ever having to pay this much.
I recommend this for those with hair that only needs light conditioning.
It leaves my hair feeling clean, light and bouncy, with a pleasant subtle smell.
I don't usually use 2 in 1 products as I feel that they are never conditioning enough however I ordered Dove Shampoo on a Tesco order and they ended up sending me this one which I didn't notice until after the driver had gone. As I had the product I decided to try it and decided that rather than waste it if it was no good then I would simply use it with a separate conditioner. The product comes in a 250ml bottle and it usually costs £2.69 a bottle however I got it on offer for £1.24 .
The product comes in the usual Dove packaging which was why I didn't notice it was the wrong product, the bottle is a pearly looking white plastic with a flip top lid on it, on the front is the name of the company and the product written in blue and then there is of course the Dove logo. The bottle is very simple but nice enough that I don't mind it being on display in my bathroom.
The product in the bottle is white in colour and nice and thick, it doesn't just run from the bottle you do have to give it a squeeze, the product has a pearly look to it and smells lovely, it is the usual Dove smell which I think the only way I can describe is fresh and clean. The product is applied to wet hair and I have found that I only need to use the same amount of this as with a separate shampoo so I am ending up using half the products, I have used 2 in 1s before that you end up using more of the 2 in 1 so it doesn't have any financial benefit.
The product lathers up really well and it also rinses from my hair very well, normally when I have washed my hair with separate products it is left feeling soft and tangle free before it has even dried however with this product my hair felt tangled and a little straw like so I wasn't convinced it was going to be very good. Once my hair was dry I was really surprised to find my hair was soft and shiny, smelling lovely and best of all tangle free.
I didn't expect this product to be any good from the start and even when using it was still convinced it would be useless, this product really surprised me and I am happy to say it works brilliantly so I will give it a 5 star rating.
So I am here again with another shampoo review, it makes me realise how much shampoo I really use - scary! Anyway, one of the most recent shampoo's I have tried is from the Dove Therapy range, and is the 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner. This is for normal hair and offers both shampoo and conditioner from 1 bottle saving time and money.
I do love using the Dove products as they are so gentle on my sensitive skin and regularly use the moisturisers and soap. The Dove range is famous for using ¼ moisturiser in every product to stop skin or hair for that matter drying out. The Dove Therapy products come in tapered white simple plastic bottles with nozzle lids on the top of the shampoo bottles and at the bottom of the conditioner bottles. The 2 in 1 has the gold 'Dove' logo at the top and then a blue design to indicate it is for 'normal' hair. The bottle is simple but does not look cheap or too plain but good quality. A bottle is priced anywhere between 99p and £2 in most supermarkets or chemists so is very reasonable for a shampoo and conditioner.
Direction of use - simply lather on to damp hair, and rinse and repeat is necessary. The shampoo/conditioner smells of that well known Dove scent, which is like a nice light conditioning fragrance, like the soap, there is no additional fragrance which makes it feel simple and gentle. The shampoo/conditioner itself is a white creamy colour with a very slight satin sheen to it. A small blob will coat my whole hair, and I have long hair so it goes a long way. It lathers richly and creamily very quickly and feels like a treatment even, when applying. Although the product includes conditioner (which I normally only apply to the ends due to having a greasy scalp), this feels mild enough to massage all over the head and hair without fear or it weighing the hair down.
The product washes out quickly and easily which adds to the benefit of time saving on 2 for 1 shampoo and conditioner. Even when still wet the hair feels conditioned and treated and this result only improves once your hair is dry. The lovely Dove fragrance also lasts on your hair and the conditioned feeling lasts days.
The only disadvantage to the Dove 2 in 1 I feel is that sometimes if I have used a lot of product on my hair it doesn't feel as though it is thoroughly removing this as it feels such a gentle shampoo and conditioner. However, there are so many clarifying shampoo's out there that you can easily use one of these to remove any build up and the Dove 2 in 1 doesn't claim to aim itself at this clarifying market but sticks to what it does best - gentle conditioning care.
Its very unusual for me to purchase a two in one shampoo and conditioner. I always buy separate shampoos and conditioners however I never bought this to be honest. My mate did and recently she stayed with me and left this in my bathroom. I decided to try it out one evening and ever since I have used it till theres none left and have a new love!
The Bottle in mainly white and plastic with a flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole and on the front of it we are told that it it Dove Damage Therapy, Daily Care, 2 In 1 Shampoo + Conditioner 'With micro moisture serum' and that it 'Protects hair from daily wear and tear' and is suitable for normal hair and is a lightweight formulation giving 100% softness and radiance. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are given and the size is stated which in this case was a 250ml bottle and contact details for Unilver (the manufacturer of the product) are given. This is a nice looking and informative bottle, easy to use and very unisex in its appearance.
The Product Itself:
Well the shampoo/conditioner is white and slightly pearly in colour and not too runny but at the same time like a lotion and with some body to it. You of course apply it as you would any other shampoo and thats to apply it to damp/wet hair and rinse and repeat if desired (which is what I always do!).
A little of this goes a very long way indeed, releases a gorgeous fragrance which is to me is slightly fruity and sweet but not too heavy and really pleasant indeed and it lathers up smoothly and into thick white foam as you go. It rinses out when you feel you've done and with ease and thats it job done!
Hair is left silky smooth and really glossy! The hair is also left feeling and looking very clean indeed and with a subtle fragrance that lingers on the hair for a good few hours too and I love it!
Easy to use and with a protective serum including within it this leaves my hair feeling fabulous and with no residue in it at all. Hair seems to be a little tamed meaning I have less frizz and more definition without it being flyaway and I just love the glossy feeling I get after using this and I am now a convert to this fabulous space saving in the bathroom product! Wonderful Dove! This stops my hair feeling and looking limp and dowdy, my greasy roots have disappeared and my hair glows with health...poerfection!
Available in all good supermarkets etc at about £2.29 a bottle though my mate just revealed her bottle came from Poundland and that I better replace it! lol.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
When I was younger I could use any old shampoo and conditioner on my hair ad it would always come up with volume and shine and look healthy. As I have got older I have found that I have to work a lot harder to get a decent result on my hair. However there are those times when you stay over at someone's house or are in a rush and the way your hair looks is not the priority, just as long as it is clean.
I recently went away for a few days and forgot my usual shampoo/conditioner. Not wanting to go to the hassle of finding the shop where I usually buy it (a specialist brand) I decided to just buy a 2 in 1 and that would do for a few days. I was also thinking it would save a little time in the shower too if I'm honest.
I really like Dove as a brand so I thought this 2 in 1 seemed like the best option, priced at £1.89 for the bottle in a small shop, it seemed the best value too.
The smell, as with all Dove products I have ever tried, is very clean and pure and just smells a bit like a hand soap type of smell. The product is white and to use you just simply wet the hair, lather up it up and then rinse it off. The texture is quite creamy and thick.
When I had washed my hair in this I blow dryed it. Now for me it didn't work very well and after about an hour my hair looked quite lank and had barely any volume at the roots. Although this product wasn't for me it would probably suit someone with dry or damaged hair or those who like the very straight look.
I do a lot of sporty type activities in my lunch hour and as I only have a few minutes to clean up and return to work I decided a 2 in 1 shampoo was the way to go. My method of choosing one is finding a reputable brand at a reasonable price although this has often left my curly slightly dry hair very fragile and crispy.
When I saw this Dove Moisturising 2 in 1 on offer (less than £1.50) I was dubious but thought I'd give it a go.
The shampoo is reassuringly thick with a slight pearly appearance. It had the pleasent soapy scent that many Dove products have. I found by trial and error that I required no more than a 10p piece sized blob to get a good lather - and it does lather up well and easily - on my shoulder length hair. Once dried my hair was fairly soft and not dry, respectable enough that I ddn't need to wash it again in the evening, although it didn't enhance my curls or the shine anywhere as near as well as separates. I also could use this shampoo several days in a row without my hair going crispy as it had with other 2 in 1s, however, after a few days to get my hair in top condition a clean with separates was required.
I will definitely use this product again as it left me with hair in reasonable condition with little time, effort or money expended.
The packaging for this product has now changed from the dooyoo picture, it is available in all supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug - often on offer
I can be a grouch in the morning, and I struggle to get out of bed at the best of times. So as you can imagine, waking up every morning with the thought of having to wash and condition my hair (as well as dry it and then style it!) before I leave the house is not one I look forward too! However, having a greasy mop of hair means I have to wash it almost daily, unless I want to feel like a slob all day. So, I definitely prefer to wash my hair in the morning. My secret weapon for when I am in a rush is 2in1 shampoo and conditioners. They make me feel as though I am looking after my hair even if I am skimping a little bit. Don't get me wrong, I prefer using separate shampoo and conditioners as I feel my hair benefits more but sometimes I just don't have the time.
After browsing thought boots the chemist I found this Dove Shampoo and Conditioner (2in1) on offer for 99p. What a bargain! Plus it advertises itself as being a part of Doves protect and repair range, with this particular product being called their 'Daily Therapy 2in1'. It claims to be an all in one essential cleaning and protecting shampoo. As I wash my hair almost every day this seemed like it might be a perfect solution to save me a little time but still look after my hair.
In terms of using it, the liquid itself is a creamy pearlescent colour, quite thick and very rich. It smells fresh and clean, there is no pretty fragrance for me to describe. Just a simple fresh and salubrious scent. It lathered up well into soft soapy foam and as the liquid is quite thick you don't need very much. It rinsed out well and worked as I expected it to. Nothing magical!
Now for the interesting part, did it work as well as a separate shampoo and conditioner? Well, yes. My hair did feel soft and clean. It also was fairly easy to de-tangle which is one of my main reasons for using conditioner. So, it gave me the essentials that I needed. Clean, soft and easy to manage hair.
So would I buy it again? I bet you all think yes? Well, actually no!
It works great when you are in a rush and maybe as a once in a while hair product. But it made my hair very greasy and it didn't keep my hair clean for very long. After a few hours the fresh bounce had gone, and my hair seemed weighed down. I then realised it wasn't as good as I first thought. It also does not protect against a dry scalp. I don't usually get dandruff (not any more anyway) but my scalp was noticeably drier then usual which I was not impressed with at all. I was surprised as the bottle claims that it moisturises the hair. That is fine, but my scalp needs a little love too! So in my opinion the bad out weigh the good.
The bottle is very simple, sleek and elegant. (Different to the one in Dooyoo's prodcut image) It is a creamy pearlescent colour which is almost identical to the actual shampoo! It has a flip lid which is easy to open when your hands are wet but it has a curved lid so you can't stand it upside down to get the last drops out. The pink writing on the bottle does gives it a feminine feel although I see no reason why men should avoid this as it doesn't scream ladies only!
It was a bit bog-standard to be honest. I part of me expected more from the Dove range as I love their body care ranges. Because it was bargain impulse buy it didn't do that bad. However, I will definitely be looking around for another 2in1 to save me a little time as this just didn't give me anything to make it worthy of being used on my hair again.
I often use a shampoo and conditioner designed for damaged hair because I frequently have my hair coloured which leaves in quite a poor condition. I was attracted to this product because of the two in one aspect, thinking it would save me time as well as money. I paid £1.99 for 250ml from Boots, which I personally thought was a bargain.
I always associate dove products with a particular 'soapy' smell and this product was no exception, it had the trade mark smell of being a Dove product as well as the trade mark packaging of white bottle with blue cap.
The shampoo itself was very creamy and lathered up well when applied, I found that I didn't need to use more than perhaps the size of an almond to get a good lather all over my hair (I have shoulder length, thick hair) and the product rinsed out easily.
I personally found a couple of issues with this product; firstly it didn't seem to condition as well as using a separate shampoo and conditioner. Although the packing claims it is moisturising, I personally found my hair to be slightly drier and more tangled than usual, although I did find that my hair looked shinier than usual and it did smell nice. Secondly I found that after colouring my hair it faded much more quickly while using this product - I will add that it doesn't say anywhere on its packaging that it is suitable for or designed for coloured hair so that's perhaps more a reflection on me as a user than the product itself.
In future I think it'd pay a little more and stick to a separate shampoo and conditioner
Moisturises dry, damaged hair /