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I got this product as a freebie, and I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. However, I ended up being pleasantly surprised.
It comes in a white tube with red writing, and costs £3.39 for 100ml (though my sample tube is smaller), a good price, I think. It is widely available from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, alongside other Dove haircare items. It is described as a 'colour revitaliser and UV filter', and nourishes hair keeping colour looking good for up to 10 weeks. The product contains a treatment stripe (it looks rather like striped toothpaste) which is designed to nourish damaged hair and replenish lost nutrients. Supposedly, the conditioner seals the cuticle and protects the hair.
To use, you should apply from the middle to the ends of your hair after shampooing. You can leave it on for one to three minutes before rinsing off. The conditioner has a pleasant, faintly floral smell and it is easy to apply and to rinse off.
After use, my hair looks brighter and more radiant, soft, silky and shiny: altogether in excellent condition. I can see results after just one use, and it looks even better with subsequent uses. A light floral scent remains on my hair after use, but nothing too overpowering.
I tried the Hair Therapy conditioner for dry and damaged hair a while ago but for some reason I couldn't get on with it. This, however, is different - it works brilliantly and I wouldn't hesitate to repurchase.
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The product I am reviewing is Dove Express Treatment Conditioner which is part of the Colour Radiance range. This product is a daily conditioner with the added benefits of a treatment and the best bit is that it works in just one minute. The dual action formula gives you instant nourishment. The Colour Revitaliser Stripe contains a UV filter and is specially formulated to seal the cuticle and protect coloured hair, whilst the nourishment stripe replenishes and repairs hair from the inside. The results is that your hair replenished, revitalised and your colour is more vibrant looking for up to 10 weeks. The conditioner comes in a white tube which is smooth and has a shiny look to it. On the front it tells you what the product is and you can clearly see its part of the Colour Radiance range. This is due to the pink colouring on the tube which appears on all the products in the colour radiance range. On the back of the tube it gives you some information about the product and how it works. You can also find a list of ingredients and how to use the product. The stands on its lid which is white and simply flicks open to reveal a small hole in which the product dispenses out of. I chose this product because I have used the Shampoo and the Conditioner in this range and love how it leaves my hair colour looking bright and vibrant but also leaves my hair looking shiny and feeling soft. I normally use an intensive hair masque on my hair once a week; how-ever I would be able to use this product every time I washed my hair if I was pleased with the results.
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I purchased this from Boots from £3.99 but it's also available to purchase from Superdrug at the same price. You can't buy this from the boots website but you can purchase it from www.superdrug.com. You may also be able to purchase this from other shops and supermarkets.
Using the Product
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Directions: After shampooing, apply from middle to ends through wet hair. Leave on for 1-3 minutes and rinse. Use daily instead of your regular conditioner. I used the Dove Colour Radiance shampoo to wash my hair and after rinsing this off I got ready to apply this product. Although the tube is smooth and slightly shiny I didn't find it slipping out of my wet hands. I flipped back the cap and squeezed the tube a little to dispense some of the product into my hand. The main colour of the product was white; how-ever it also had a very light pink colour in it as well which gave the conditioner a slight marble effect. The conditioner didn't seem too thick but at the same time wasn't as thin or runny as shampoo. The conditioner came out very easily by gently squeezing the tube. I the flipped the lid back so it was closed and applied it to my hair from the middle to the ends. The conditioner felt smooth between my fingers as I applied it to my hair. Although it doesn't tell you to apply this to the top of your hair, I did apply a little of it to the top my hair to eventually the whole of my hair was covered but more so the middle and the roots. The conditioner had a very light, but pleasant smell to it which smelt clean and fresh. I left the conditioner in for at least 1 minute before rinsing it out. I found that the conditioner rinsed out easily, with the help of running my fingers through my hair which didn't seem to get caught in any knots or tangles. I could already tell that the conditioner had done a good job.
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As I rinsed the product out of my hair, it felt much softer and smoother than it normally does when I use just a normal conditioner. I squeezed out any excess moisture and wrapped my hair in a towel for a few minutes before blow drying and styling as normal. I always use a wide toothed comb on my wet hair to get rid of any tangles or knots before blow-drying it. The comb glided through my hair easily which I was impressed by as normally there are a few slight tangles after washing it. I noticed that my hair still smelt of the product despite washing it out. I was hoping that this smell would last after blow drying it. I spent at least 5 minutes blow drying my hair until it was nearly dry and then styled it as normal using my Babyliss big Hair Styler. When styling my hair I noticed how easy it was to style and how soft it felt. I was looking forwards to the end results. After I had finished styling my hair I went into the bathroom to look in the mirror where the light is slightly better so I could really see the results. My hair looked healthy and it also looked shiny and smooth. When touching my hair it felt very soft and felt as though it was in really good condition. Not even the ends of my hair felt dry, considering it's due a trim. I need to colour my hair again soon as the roots are starting to come through a little and despite this my hair looked much brighter and a lot more vibrant than it normally does. I was really impressed with the conditioner. Sometimes when I used hair masques or conditioner products I find that the day after, my hair can become slightly greasier than normal or it normally needs washing again. With this conditioner I didn't find this happening at all and I was able to wash my hair as normal which would be 2 days later.
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I have to admit that I did have high hopes of this product as I have used the shampoo and the other conditioner in this range and have been impressed with the results. In fact these products are currently my favourite hair products for my coloured hair. I love the slightly marble effect of the conditioner which is due to the pale pink within the white conditioner. The consistency of the conditioner is nice and smooth and made my hair feel really soft and smooth, even when wet. After styling my hair I was impressed to see that my hair look healthy, shiny and it felt smooth and soft as well. My hair also smelt fresh as I could smell the product in my hair slightly, despite washing it all out. I definitely think the conditioner helped make my hair colour look brighter and more vibrant which is what I wanted as it had started looking a little dull as it needs re-colouring again soon. In terms of value I think the product is good value as it's much cheaper than other deep conditioner treatments and hair masques. I love the fact that the product didn't leave my hair feeling or looking greasy the day after using the product. If you have coloured hair then I would definitely recommend it. I'm sure you won't be disappointed and will be just as impressed and pleased with the results as I was.
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To avoid any confusion I should probably start by saying that Dove have a Colour Radiance conditioner. This is not to be confused with the Dove Colour Radiance 'Express Treatment' Conditioner, which is the product I am reviewing. Much like the name suggests, this product is to be used like a conditioner which is quick and convenient, yet it has the added benefit of a treatment. It is part of Dove's Damage Solutions range, which claims to replenish lost nutrients to help repair and nourish damaged hair from the inside. This sounded very good to me as I regularly dye my hair and this causes it to look and feel rather dry and damaged.
I liked the packaging straight away. The Colour Radiance shampoo comes in a bottle, but the conditioner comes in a squeezable tube. This makes it quick and easy to identify the two different products. When you are in the shower there's no need to squint through the water dripping down your face at two identical containers, trying to decipher what the words say so you know what you are plonking on your head! The tube has a flip top lid that is easy to open, and when not in use the robust lid is secure enough to keep the contents inside, so there's no fear of any leakages occurring.
The conditioner itself has a lovely creamy consistency, and quite a fruity fragrance. It smells a lot like Summer berries. It is pearly white in colour, and has a pink stripe running through it. After a few uses the pink stripe simply mixed in with the white. I guess it would after being shaken about a bit though. It doesn't really matter anyhow, but it is this pink part that the packaging informs me is called the colour revitaliser strip. It contains a UV filter and helps to seal the cuticle and protect coloured hair. This enables your freshly dyed hair do to keep a longer lasting colour. After using this product, it does appear to be true! I think it actually does preserve my colour for longer. Fantastic!
This is suitable for every day use but I tend to wash and condition my hair every other day. I apply the conditioner to my hair as the directions on the tube instruct me to do so, from the middle then down to the ends of wet hair after shampooing. I leave it on for a few minutes to work it's magic before rinsing it off.
Since using this shampoo and express treatment conditioner my hair does look healthier and feels unbelievably soft. It has a nice shine to it and it's more manageable now. I have long, thick hair and after using this conditioner I don't have to wrestle with the hairbrush to get it through knotty tangles. It appears to have tamed the frizz too. Hooray! It used to be absolutely essential to use the straighteners before leaving the house! But now my hair seems smoother. On top of all that, my colour doesn't fade too quickly either. I have even had a few compliments about my hair lately.
I do really like Dove products in general. I use a variety of their products such as their deodorants and hand washes. I think they are excellent value for money and quite easily the best for their price range. I purchased this 180ml tube of express treatment conditoner from Superdrug for under £3.50 but to be quite honest I would pay double this if I had to!
Update... I change my hair colour a lot, and I have found that while this product helps to keep my colour vibrant for longer when I dye it blonde or brown, the red dye still faded quite quickly. However, my hair does still feel lovely and soft
A few months ago I was sent some of the new Dove colour radiance shampoo and conditioner from Bzz agent for me to trial and review. Although I published the shampoo review at the time, I never got round to writing about the conditioner.
I was not that keen on the shampoo as I found my scalp was left a bit dry and itchy, but I seem a bit less sensitive to changes in conditioner perhaps because I don't apply it so close to my scalp. I passed the shampoo on to my mum who did like using it, but kept the conditioner for myself.
The conditioner comes in a flip top tube which contains 180ml of product for around £3.99. This is a bit dearer per 100ml than I normally pay as I normally go for a fairly cheap and cheerful conditioner, so I as interested in seeing how well it worked through my hair.
My hair is dyed, but I use a dark black colour usually which is pretty closely matched to my natural colour but covers any white hairs that I have appearing. I don't normally notice a lot of colour fade when I wash my hair - I am more likely to notice the odd spot of hair dye appearing on a top or my bedding, so I can't really comment accurately on how effecive this is at prolonging colour. My review will concentrate on my experience of using this.
First of all, I think the tube looks quite premium.I like the pinks, whites and silvers on the packaging. I am not that fond of a flip top tube a I prefer a bottle usually, but this would not put me off buying this as it is easy to open and shut in the shower, and also stands up well on the window sill in my bathroom.
The product itself is a glossy baby pink colour and quite thick in texture almost like a luxury body cream in thickness. It is thicker than the conditioners I normally buy, and has a light floral fragrance to it which I can really smell when using the conditioner. It glides through my hair easily, and I find it is pleasant to leave it on my head for the recommended 1-3 minutes.
I find that I have to rinse my hair quite thoroughly to get all of the conditioner from my hair. It is certainly more difficult than my normal brand to work through my hair, but it did wash out and leave my hair looking shiny and feeling soft and clean.
I am not sure if this would be too heavy for thinner hair - my hair is really course, thick and curly, and it works well for me, but if this were left in thinner hair I would think it would make it a bit weighted down.
The scent of this conditioner doesn't stay on my hair that long, and I prefer that some scent lingers on your hair to keep it feeling clean for that bit longer.
The information on the packaging says this is suitable for daily use - I don't wash my hair that frequently myself, so I can't comment on whether I find this true or not.
My overall impression is that it is quite a good quality conditioner. I might splash out on it if my hair has only just been coloured to try and prolong my colour, nourish my hair and get best value for my money, but if I were waiting to get my hair dyed I don't think I would bother. It's reasonable value as I didn't feel the need to use as much as I normally would with my thinner budget version so a tube lasts ages for me washing my hair once or twice per week as normal for me.
I was given some travel size tubes of this to give friends to try, and both my sister and my brother's fiance both used a whole travel szed tube in one washing session on their shoulder length coloured hair. They both use straighteners as well though so there hair is drier than mine as well as beng a good few inches longer. My mum thinks it is fabuous on her cropped style and like me she said she only uses a little bit. So maybe condition of your hair affects your impression of how effective this is.
We would all use it again though.
DOVE COLOUR RADIANCE - express treatment CONDITIONER
I am forever filling in requests for free sample and then get a pleasant surprise as the freebie arrives in the post but it does mean that often I have no idea where I got it from. This is one of those freebies which I think may have come from Boots but I can't be sure. Anyway I am reviewing my 50 ml sample tube of the Dove intensive treatment conditioner.
I do quite like Dove and use a number of their different products at various times and I particularly like their hair products as I have found they work well on my hair type. They are not silly prices and are usually a decent quality product so I am happy to try their latest stuff any time it is offered.
My hair is short, course and thick and as I now have grey at the front of my hair I do colour it regularly too. This means that i like to use a good conditioner otherwise it can get very dry at the ends and of course I try to make the colour last as long as possible between colourings and a good treatment helps with this.
The sample I have comes in one of those upside down tubes so that it stands on its lid making it easy to squeeze out the contents. I believe the full sized one comes in a larger version of this and my tube has the same product label and dark red sign on the front, in fact it is a mini version of the real thing.
The conditioner comes out easily and is a thicker than average conditioner cream which is a creamy white colour but it also has a light pink stripe running through it. This pink stripe is the part that apparently replaces the nutrients lost when colouring hair and also repairs and feeds damaged hair.
This is a pretty thick and deep conditioner and on the tube we are told that best results are obtained if you apply from the middle to the ends of the hair as it is this part that needs most treatrment. This is no problem and I just have to remember not to massage it in like I usually do with conditioners.
It smells gorgeous like a sweet creamy coconut cocktail as it does contain coconut oil which is so nutritious for hair. It also has a sort of floral perfume aroma which reminds me of tropical islands and sunscreen on the beach.
This is called an express treatment which means it is intensive but works in the same time as a normal conditioner. They suggest leaving it on your hair for just 1 - 3 minutes and so this is what i did and then rinsed it off easily. It felt silky soft as I was rinsing it out and the feel was similar to the conditioning treatment you get with hair colour treatments and indeed I find it works pretty much the same way.
I found it rinsed out easily and after drying with a towel I then used my hair dryer to dry and style my hair. Unlike some intensive treatments this did not leave me with heavy weighed down lifeless hair. My hair felt soft, looks shiny and was easy to style and smelled lovely too.
This conditioner contains a UV filter which helps protect the coloured hair from fading so meaning that your hair colour lasts longer. I can't say I have noticed that much because my grey looks light and it isn't obvious unless you look at my hair in certain lights. It might be more obvious if you use colours very different from your natural colour but i don't know. The UV filter will also protect your hair from UV damage like a hair sunscreen too so that is a plus,.
All in all I was very happy with my freebie tube and would be more than happy to buy this again. It smells lovely and leaves my hair feeling really light, soft and looking shiny and healthy. I found I only needed the smallest amount and a little went a long way but my hair is pretty short so those with longer hair would need to use a bit more than I did .
This conditioner sells for about £3.30 in a 180ml tube but they are often on promotion in Boots and Tesco so keep your eyes open if you fancy trying it.
I would recommend this and will be buying it again when my vast stores of shampoos and other hair treats gets a bit smaller. This is a really nice conditioning treatment that is a decent price and lasts for ages.
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Please note: this review may overlap with my review for the shampoo as I have used them together and generic information will be the same.
I have recently become a Bzzagent, where I am invited to join 'campaigns' where I receive samples to test in exchange for giving people my honest opinion about them. The first one I was invited to was for Dove's new range of shampoos and conditioners for coloured hair. This was quite fortunate as I have been colouring my hair for years now, firstly to get a new look, but now to cover the rapidly increasing number of grey hairs. Recently I also decide to go blonde again and my shampoos for a brunette were not good for me.
The Dove range claims to protect your hair and its colour, and it doesn't matter what colour you have. I am familiar with the Dove brand having used deodorants and body lotions before, but have never used their hair care range. Dove is owned by Unilever, who currently claim to eliminate animal testing, but reading through the lines, I am not sure that are there yet. The official statement can be read here: http://www.unilever.com/ sustainable-living/ Respondingtostakeholderconcerns/testing/
Even though I colour my hair, it is generally in good condition, but I am prone to greasy roots, an occasional sensitive scalp and dry/split ends. The Dove Colour Radiance products come under their Damage Solutions range and claims to help keep your colour vibrant for up to 10 weeks. Like the shampoos the conditioner contains a colour revitaliser TM and a UV filter to help nourish and protect my hair, but does it work?
The 180ml tube has a flat bottom where the lid is, allowing it to stand upright. The flip up lid is a bit stiff when you have wet hands. The scent is sweet and soapy, which I find reminiscent of a type of berry smell. One squeeze is generally enough to get an adequate amount in my hand. The conditioner is white with a pink stripe through the middle which Dove claims "replenishes key nutrients to repair and nourish...hair from the inside". A quick rub together of my hands turns it pale pink and I smooth it through my wet hair (which I have already shampooed and rinsed), keeping my hair as straight as possible to avoid tangles. I tend to apply it near the top of my head, but not to the roots. If I do this is also rinses out fairly easily. Dove recommend keeping it on for 1-3 minutes, being of little patience I tend to keep it on for the minimum time.
Dove claim that it should be used daily but my hair doesn't really need to be washed daily and I am generally low maintenance, I wash my hair every 2-3 days, and use the conditioner most times. I have noticed that in between my hair does not get greasier than normal and I am liking that my blonde is genuinely staying blonde and not getting gingery at all. It hasn't stopped the roots coming thought though!! I have no idea what a 'colour revitaliser' is or how it works but I am glad it has a UV filter, as I am aware of the damage sun can do both to my hair and my colour.
Overall, my hair feels in good condition and it keeps it tangle free if I am careful (if I use it like a shampoo it makes my hair very knotty and is harder to rinse out). I seem to have less split ends than normal and my colour has lasted well (although part of that may be the contribution from the shampoo). Overall I am very pleased with this conditioner and I am glad I tried it as I am often dissatisfied with new hair care purchases and end up resorting to favoured safe brands. This time I will definitely be purchasing it again when my current bottle runs out. It usually sells for around the £3.35 mark for 180ml but I have spotted this for half this in Superdrug.
As I mentioned in a previous review, I got a full sized tube of this deep conditioning treatment from website Bzz Agent along with the matching shampoo. I have already reviewed the shampoo which I loved so thought I would review this too.
The product comes packaged in a tube and although similar to that of the shampoo, I actually think the tube looks nicer. I have already tried one Dove deep conditioning treatment - the Nourishing Oil Care Express Treatment conditioner - and found the lettering wore off the tube, but I've had no such problem with this one so far. I should also note that I didn't actually like that product very much, so I was interested to see how I would get on with this one.
This product is for coloured hair and claims to keep hair looking more vibrant for up to ten weeks. I was surprised to read that the packaging advises to use this daily instead of your usual conditioner. I didn't actually know that, I've been using it once a week as a treatment.
To use, simply apply this product through the lengths of the hair avoiding the roots after shampooing and instead of your normal conditioner. It should then be left on between one and three minutes before rinsing out.
The conditioner has a sort of two tone effect, being pink and white. It's almost stripy like toothpaste, but not quite as the consistency means that the two colours merge into one another somewhat. Apparently the pink is a 'colour revitaliser stripe', but I tend to rub the conditioner together in the palms of my hand before application anyway so it's mixed when it goes on my hair.
Being a treatment the conditioner has a consistency slightly thicker than most regular conditioners, but is not so thick that it is difficult to distribute through my hair. It has a pleasant salon type smell to it, which is slightly fruity and quite sweet.
After use, I have been very pleased with the results from this conditioner. It softens my hair and seems to add a much needed moisture boost to the ends of my hair which can be quite dry. When used in conjunction with the matching shampoo this seems to calm the frizz in my hair and make it more manageable, but most impressive is how well it keeps the colour. It has been probably eight or nine weeks since my hair was dyed, but the colour is still looking vibrant and glossy and I am sure it is these Dove products that are the reason.
A 180ml tube of this conditioner costs £3.35 from Superdrug or £3.29 from Tesco which I feel are both very reasonable prices for such a fantastic product.
Overall, I would highly recommend this conditioner and I am very pleased with it. It leaves my hair feeling lovely and soft, reduces frizz and helps prolong the colour. A well deserved five stars from me.
As a Bzzagent I often get sent free samples to try and review. The most recent Bzzcampaign I have taken part in was for the new Dove Hair Therapy range - Colour Radiance. I was sent a full bottle of both the Shampoo and Conditioner. This review is based on my experience of the conditioner.
The design of the bottle is fairly plain but stands out as clearly as being a Dove product. The bottle is white with the blue Dove logo in the centre, underneath this we have a silver flying Dove. Towards the bottom of the bottle we have some general information written in white on a shiny pink background. The flip lid is located at the bottom of the bottle. On the whole I found the bottle rather boring looking and I don't think it is a product that would particularly have caught my eye whilst shopping for conditioner.
As this is in the Colour Radiance range it is designed for coloured hair. Dove claims this product has a " dual action formula" which not only repairs and replenishes damaged hair but also prolongs the hair colour for up to 10 weeks, keeping it vibrant for longer.
I applied this conditioner to my hair after using the matching Dove Colour Radiance shampoo. The conditioner is easily dispensed, it is of a nice consistency and is light pink in colour. The fragrance is very sweet, at first I found this pleasant but towards the end of the bottle I began to find it quiet sickly. The directions on the bottle suggest leaving the conditioner on the hair for 1-3 minutes but I think I left it on for around 3-5 minutes during each application. The conditioner rinses out easily.
This conditioner did leave my hair quiet soft, smelling nice and tangle free. I did feel that my hair colour stayed stronger for slightly longer however there was not a massive difference. Because I use blonde hair dye often my hair is quiet damaged, this is particularly noticable at the ends if I have not had a trim recently. After using the conditioner I did find the ends of my hair were left a little frizzy and had to add a different conditioner to the ends to combat this. Dove promised this conditioner would help repair damaged hair but I actually felt that my hair had no added protection, infact my hair became more prone to split ends and breakage.
I usually use a more expensive brand of shampoo and conditioner specifically for dyed blonde hair and felt Dove Colour Radiance was poor in comparison, it just wasn't up to protecting and repairing my hair. Whilst I was happy to try this conditioner I doubt I will be running out to buy it again in a hurry.
At the time of writing Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner (200ml) are priced at:
* This is a review bases on the Dove Radiance conditioner used along with the matching Dove Radiance Shampoo, both of which I tested free as a bzzagent.*