“ Brand: Dove / Type: Hair Shampoo „
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I have just used this shampoo for the first time after colouring my hair, I saw it on offer for £1 and decided to give it a try! The packaging is a little plain in appearence but it's a nice enough shape at least and easy to hold, but it didn't really stand out on the shelves, if it hadn't been £1 I probably wouldn't have noticed it at all amongst the other fancy bottles. The smell of the shampoo is pleasant enough, and the texture of the shampoo is quite creamy which I guess is what you expect from Dove however I found that I had to use quite a lot of it on my hair to get a real lather to it so I'm not sure how long a bottle of it would last. I also used the matching conditioner, which again, I needed to use a decent amount of before I felt any difference in my hair. After drying my hair, it didn't really feel very conditioned or shiny (and it usually does) and I don't know if it's related but I found my head actually ached after using it until I washed it with my normal shampoo. This shampoo didn't really benefit me at all, I'm just glad it was only £1 otherwise I would be very disappointed in it, I don't think I would use it again and I will be sticking with my usual shampoo in future unless I find another good shampoo for coloured hair, but that is certainly not this product, disappointing. :(
I wash my hair everyday so try to use good shampoos that aren't expensive to keep my hair in good condition like the Dove range... I bought this 'Intense Colour Repair Therapy' for a pound a couple of months back when the range was on offer on Wilkinson's because I liked what I read on the bottle and it seemed perfect for my hair which is in pretty bad condition from dying and blow-drying and straightening every day :( This pink bottle (recycle please!) says the contents have a new formula that is an advanced repairing serum to help 'dry & damaged hair' like mine so it was definitely worth trying! 250ml of quite runny white shampoo with a quite sickly chemical fragrance that I didn't like at all, which can be used up to a year after opening... Made by Unilever this stuff is dermatologically tested and has a mild formula that is pH neutral so it is kind and gentle to the skin. This shampoo is designed for frequent use and you just wash in and rinse out as normal (don't get it in your eyes as it stings, lol!). The thing I noticed about this Dove product is it isn't very soapy, there weren't many suds but I put it down to being quite thin and runny liquid rather than a thick solution. The back of the bottle write up says its definitely for coloured hair vulnerable to fading and damage like mine, and that : 'The Advanced repairing serum in the formulation contains millions of micro particles that help repair the surface of damaged hair caused by the colouring process helping you keep the colour in and the damage out'. Dove also claims that it helps leave the hair in great condition but not so in my case. I wasn't impressed with this variety from the brand; it was too runny and smelt awful plus it didn't do much for my hair unlike some of the other stuff I've tried of theirs. I don't think it helped my colour let alone kept it vibrant! Not good so I'm only giving it one star, they need to improve on this shampoo - quick!
Loving Dove the way I do I simply couldn't wait to try this shampoo out! I have dyed jet black hair that is prone to fading in this sunny weather and with working out at the gym for hours a day not only does my hair get greasy and grimy it can get very dull with washing it so frequently! This is why I purchased this! The Packaging.... 250ml light dusky pink plastic bottle with a flip top lid concealing a small hole to the top of it. On the front in silver and white writing I'm told it is Dove Therapy, Colour Therapy Shampoo With Repairing Serum and that it's for coloured hair and there is a very small silver 'Dove' emblem on there. On the back of the bottle (all in white writing now) I'm told all about the product, ingredients are listed, size, recycle symbol and a bar-code as all displayed and finally contact details for Unilver (the manufacturers of Dove products) are listed. It's a nice enough and informative bottle and practical to use. A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle.... Diagnosis.... Coloured hair, vulnerable to fading and damage. Dove Solution.... Colour Repair Therapy Shampoo. The advanced repairing serum in the formulation contains millions of micro particles that help repair the surface of damaged hair, caused by the colouring process, helping you to keep the colour in and the damage out. Leaves hair in great condition and with vibrant glossy colour that lasts. Dermatologically tested Mild formula - Neutral pH For frequent use Me Using It.... Well it's like any shampoo to use of course. Wet hair, use, rinse and repeat if required. All you need of this glossy and fairly thick white liquid is a blob about the size of a 20p piece. It lathers up into big thick white foam quickly, feels really smooth and moisturising and has a lovely smell of richly blended fresh fruits to it. It rinses out ever so easily and me being me I always repeat the process! Again as you would expect it lathers up again and rinses out again and then if desired you can use a conditioner although you really don't have to if you don't want to cos it gets rid of knots and stuff anyway! Results.... I usually use a separate conditioner but a couple of times recently I've been in to much a hurry to use a conditioner too and that is perfectly fine to do that. This shampoo leaves hair soft, silky and feeling very strong and healthy. I suffer with slightly greasy roots from time to time and dry/split ends and this is intelligent enough not to upset any of my hair. It leaves hair smelling beautiful (all day long) and feeling so healthy and not only that the glossiness is really gorgeous! It beats frizz, without weighing hair down and this really does above anything else really cleanse the hair of grease and grime with ease! Use the matching conditioner for the best results (and double the smell!) but for me this is just a really excellent shampoo and as promised I find my hair gets less faded over washing and sunbathing time! I paid £2.29 for my bottle in Sainsbury's but do look out for this on offer (which more often than not it is) and it's available in all good supermarkets and chemists of course! A great, economical buy....this is!