Product Type: Dove hair care products
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Dove Colour Radiance Shampoo
Member Name: Essexgirl2006
Dove Colour Radiance Shampoo
Advantages: Keeps my colour looking nice, and my hair in good condition.
Disadvantages: Nothing for me
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 they are there yet. The official statement can be read on their website.
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. It is a lower sulphate shampoo containing a colour revitaliser TM and a UV filter to help nourish and protect my hair, but does it work?
The 250ml bottled is shaped making it easier to hold with wet hands. It has a flat bottom to help it stand upright with a simple, non-fiddly flip up lid. The scent is sweet and soapy, a kind of manufactured strawberry smell (it doesn't claim to have a certain scent, this is just what it reminds me of). One squeeze is generally enough to get an adequate amount in my hand. The shampoo is white and opaque, and a quick rub together of my hands generates enough foam for me to rub into my hair. It easily foams and soaps up and I find it easy to give my hair a thorough wash, and it doesn't take as much effort as some shampoos to rinse out, which is good considering it makes a generous lather. 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, so I have been using it every 2-3 days. 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 revilaliser' 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 clean after I have used it and in good condition. Most times I use it in conjunction with the Express Treatment Conditioner from the same range, but sometimes use it alone if I am in a rush. I have not noticed much difference but the hair gets slightly more tangled if I only use the shampoo. 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 conditioner) plus it has not irritated or dried out my scalp as some shampoo does. Overall I am very pleased with this shampoo and I am glad I tried it as I am often dissatisfied with new shampoo 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 £2.32 mark in supermarkets, but as usual, offers may apply.
Summary: A good shampoo for coloured hair.