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Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner
Member Name: alyson29
Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner
Date: 24/10/12, updated on 25/10/12 (88 review reads)
Advantages: Offers a stunning aroma and leaves hair feeling and looking beautiful
Disadvantages: None other than for the fact that I needed to cut the tube in half to dispense the entire product
I'm a huge fan of Dove and will regularly make purchases of both their hand creams and hair products. In addition to the very affordable prices, their products are also of a high quality and there have been very few occasions where I have been disappointed. On a weekly basis I will use intensive conditioning products on my shoulder length thick and curly hair, particularly as the ends are prone to both dryness and frizz. A couple of months ago I was delighted to receive a freebie through the letter box, which was a 50 ml tube of an Express Treatment Conditioner belonging to their newly launched Colour Radiance range with this review discussing my experience.
I have considerably abused my hair over the years where I have exposed it to home colorants together with heated appliances. Consequently, it is an essential part of my beauty regime to use products that offer a little tender loving care. If you are familiar with the Dove hair care range you will be aware that the brand offer a large variety of products suited to all hair types. I favour the express treatment conditioners because as the name would suggest they are quick and easy to use. As previously stated, the product is presented in a tube, which is sturdy in structure and neatly sits on a flip top lid, which is both easy to open and close. I find the tubes much easier to use than a tub, particularly as I can easily flip up the lid with one hand whilst receiving the product in the other.
The pearly white and pale pink striped conditioning treatment should be applied after shampooing and it offers a thicker consistency than a run of the mill conditioner whilst being easily dispensed from the tube. Due to its intensity, we are directed to apply from the middle to the ends of the hair and this is easily achieved with a minimal amount. I adore the fragrances of almost all of the Dove products and whilst I cannot admit to being a fan of coconut, I am sure I can detect its very delicate scent, which is considerably favourable. In addition, the conditioner offers a soft floral aroma with the overall scent giving me the impression of high quality.
The conditioner should be left on the hair for just 1 - 3 minutes and when I initially began using this type of product from Dove, I was sceptical as to whether it would be effective. As a result, I left the conditioner on my hair for the maximum recommended time before rinsing it out of my hair, which was an effortless task. My previous experience of using similar products was considerably negative, particularly as the conditioners had left a sticky and weighty film on my hair, which rather defeated the object of using such a product. However, there were no product traces remaining in my hair with the only lingering being that of the delightful fragrance.
The conditioner was highly effective, as it offered softness as well as a noticeable difference to the tips and texture of my hair where it was smooth and hydrated. Despite the conditioning treatment being described as intensive, it is lightweight in the hair and reduces frizz enabling easy styling whilst offering a healthy and glossy shine. The only downside is that when nearing the end of the tube, the last couple of applications cannot be dispensed, so I always cut my tubes in half to scoop out the remaining product. As I've coloured my hair for as long as I can remember, I frequently find that it will look rather dull due to fading. However, this conditioning treatment assists in prolonging the colour as well as offering vibrancy for up to 10 weeks.
I would have to agree with the claims in relation to prolonging my hair colour, but unfortunately, I am unable to evidence the lengthy timescale due to the fact that my roots begin to show their natural colour long before 10 weeks, so I need to use a new home colorant. In addition, it is claimed that the product contains a UV filter, which is not something I've ever noticed on any other hand products that I've used.
Due to the reasons discussed above, Dove Hair Therapy Damage Solutions Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner receives my full recommendation together with 5 stars and when my current supply of other intensive conditioners has been exhausted I will definitely be making a purchase. The product is available in 180 ml tubes and retails at around £3.29 although Tesco were recently selling all the products in this range for half price. I found that my 50 ml tube lasted me for six uses, which I feel is excellent value for money.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A luxurious and high quality intensive conditioning treatment from Dove