I normally use products from Lush, The Body Shop or Soap & Glory but bought a set of Dove miniatures for travel purposes. One of the products was the conditioner. This was the version for normal hair - I have dry hair but I don't think Dove make miniatures of their dry hair conditioner.
Dove state that this conditioner contains a protecting serum to shield the hair fibre and protect it from damage, maintaining the hair's natural balance without weighing it down. According to the Boots website, a 200ml bottle costs £2.65, which is pretty good value for money. The conditioner is meant to leave your hair protected, visibly healthy and beautiful. For best results you are meant to use it with the matching shampoo. All conditioners say this though and I don't always bother - I have done so with this one though as I have the matching shampoo.
The conditioner bottle is white with the Dove logo and this miniature version has a pull-off lid. It looks very similar to the shampoo bottle so it's best to check to make sure you're using the right one! Inside, the conditioner is white and reasonably thick with a pleasant scent - I'm not sure if it is supposed to smell like anything in particular, it is just a fresh clean scent.
After shampooing my hair, I squeeze a blob of the conditioner onto my hands, massage it into my hair and rinse it out - just like any other conditioner really. After use, my hair feels incredibly soft. It is free of tangles when I comb it out and dries to be silky-soft and shiny whether I use a hairdryer or let it dry naturally.
I really like this conditioner. It is gentle on my scalp and doesn't irritate it. It makes my hair very soft too - impressive for a product that is not particularly designed for dry hair. If anything my hair is slightly too soft - almost fluffy. It does look shiny and in good condition but it is slightly more difficult to style.
Overall I do think this is a good conditioner - I recommend it if you want a gentle conditioner that leaves hair soft and shiny. I would consider purchasing it again as it is a quality product, although I'd be slightly wary that it would make my hair too soft to style properly, especially as it is prone to frizz.
Being a massive fan of Dove products, when I discovered the new and improved haircare range in 2010 I knew I had to try it! And I have loved the whole range ever since, the Daily Care range being one of my faves. Here is my review for Dove Daily Care Conditioner:
1. The Smell
This is one of the most important things to me. Now when I originally started using this range back in 2010, I expected it to smell of the typical soapy Dove smell, but it doesn't at all! It smells really light, fresh and quite fruity. It's lovely. Smell gets 5 stars from me.
2. The Application
I LOVE the texture of this on my hair! It glides through every strand of my long, thick hair after using the matching shampoo. I always leave my conditioners in for a minute or two unless the bottle tells me to leave it in longer. This rinses out really really easily and the smell when rinsing this out fills the whole bathroom. Once rinsed, my hair feels silky smooth, which makes me confident that my hair will stay soft and smooth when I've left it to dry naturally. Application gets 5 stars from me.
3. The Result:
This and the matching shampoo leaves my hair feeling amazingly soft and smooth. I have really long, thick, curly hair and this has tamed the frizz no problem, as well as sorting out my oily roots, and improving my dry, split ends whilst leaving my hair feeling totally weightless. I have never had any problems with an itchy scalp after using this range either, so I reckon this range would suit anyone, despite it being marketed at hose with normal hair. Result get 5 stars from me.
Overall, this conditioner is a joy to use and for the price of around £2.50 (but Dove shampoos and conditioners are regularly on offer so do shop around) who can complain? The way this range makes my hair feel, it's worth double that amount! I love it and I'm sure you will too.
After years of using various hair products from salons and expensive brands, I tried Dove conditioner at a friend's house and was pleasantly surprised. I then went home and bought myself some and realised that I had wasted alot of money on conditioners in the past that hardly "conditioned" my thick hair. Dove ticked all these boxes when it came to my hair: protected it, detangled it, gave it a silky shine, and left it feeling soft, clean and smooth until my next wash.
Now, I don't use Dove soaps or shower gels as I find them too heavily perfumed, and harsh for my skin. But when it comes to haircare, this mega-successful skincare company has done something fantastic! I particularly recommend the conditioner, even if you are using a different shampoo, as it's the conditioner that makes all the difference. The only drawback about this product is that it always seems to come in a 200ml bottle, whereas the shampoos come in bottles of 250ml for the same price.
This is by far one of the best conditioners I have ever used. Dove is a well known and one of the top know brands, and probably the most expensive. I buy these from Morrison's at £1.95p each, although they do occasionally have them on special offer at 2 for £3.
The bottles are pretty basic and come in 200 ml. On the front it tells you the hair type your conditioner is for, as they do this for all different types of hair type. Then towards the back it gives you a brief description of the conditioner and a list of ingredients.
The bottle stands like upside down, as the base of the bottle is curved, so it has to stand on its lid. The lid is easy to open and close and is just a basic flip up and flip down lid. Now I was going to put down the list of the ingredients on here, but the writing is pretty small, and my eyesight is not too good, so maybe they need to think about redesigning this side, as if I had any allergies I would not be able to see it.
How to use
After washing hair with shampoo and rinsing out, just squirt some dove conditioner on your hand ( the amount will depend on the length of your hair), then lather into your hair and make sure it is spread all over. Once I have done this for best results I leave it for around 5 minutes, I have noticed that to rinse it off straight away has no real effect on my hair. After 5 minutes rinse fully out of your hair and that's all there is to it.
They do say for best results use their dove shampoo range too, but I don't always use it and the results are still just as good.
My overall opinion
I really do love the dove range, the shampoo the conditioner, the soap, I love them, all, but yes they are pretty expensive, I think this is the most I have ever paid for any conditioner but I just love what it makes my hair feel like. I have horrible hair that can feel really wirey at times, but when I have used this it seems to repair it, well for a day or two anyway loll.
I only use this every two days, and the bottle just to myself will last around a month, but there is only me using it, so it could last you even less. I think £1.95 a month is good for me, so I do not mind paying that bit extra for my hair to look and feel good.
Now I have just been sat here for ten minutes smelling my conditioner (I am glad no-one is here) to try and distinguish what it smells like and how to describe it, but gosh its hard. I mean how can you describe a conditioner that just smells like ll the rest. If you have ever smelt their dove soap it smells similar to that.
Once on the hair it makes the hair smell nice and fresh, and once your hair is dry it does feel really soft and silky. I love the feel of my hair after I have used this. And also when your hair is still wet, the brush still runs through your hair really easily with no knots.
I would recommend buying this to anyone, and I think it is great for long hair, there is no knots and tangles, just smooth silky soft hair, and it feels great.
I always find Dove products work well and I really like this conditioner as the best thing about it that it makes my hair feel incredibly soft.
I have dry hair and use hair straightners a lot so need a conditioner that really helps my hair and this Dove conditioner is perfect for me hair. Even though it is a conditioner for normal hair and is not especially for dry hair I find it works just as well as other products that are for dry frizzy hair. It really helps my hair as it feels like it moisturises really well so helps to tame my frizzy dry hair. After using this conditioner my hair feels smoother and much softer and it is a lot easier to dry and straighten it because it is not as frizzy. It also leaves my hair looking lovely and shiny and so it has everyything I could want from a conditioner.
I pay £1.50 normally for this conditioner which is a great price as it is very good quality and I don't find I need to use a lot so the bottle lasts me a while so it is good value for money. I also like the fact that you only need to leave it on for a couple of minutes for it to work really well so even in a rush I still have time to condition my hair.
Another thing that I like about it is the smell. It has the classic Dove smell so leaves my hair smelling lovely and fresh and you can smell that it is clean.
I would definately recommend this conditioner.
Hair suffers not only with the daily deposits of nasties in the atmosphere but with hair straighteners, curling tongs, hair driers, perms, colouring etc so using a conditioner makes sense. I admit that Tresemme is my favourite, the initial outlay is expensive but it lasts ages and often Tesco do a BOGOF offer, but when going on holiday you need to decant some to a smaller bottle or buy something that will fit in your wash bag and not make the scales shiver if going my plane. Which was why I came to buy this product by Dove.
Dove have a wide range of products and I once bought a bottle of conditioner in mistake of shampoo so I knew the product was good and bought it again . My conditioner is called Balance Therapy and has a protecting Serum included. The bottle stands 16cm high and is curved making it easy to hold and as there is an indentation near the flip lid this is easily opened using your thumb so a one-handed job. The bottle is off-white plastic which is recyclable and has the name Dove in blue and the dove logo in silver.
The product is fairly thick and creamy white in colour with a fairly strong floral fragrance, typical of other Dove products.
On the back of the bottle which contains 200ml it gives the following information:-
*Diagnosis - Normal, naturally balanced hair exposed to daily environmental aggressions.
*Dove Solution - The advanced protecting serum in the formulation contains millions of micro particles that help protect hair from daily aggressions that cause early signs of damage. Gently conditions hair leaving it balanced, healthy and beautiful without weighing it down.
The ingredients were listed but no instructions so after washing my hair I just squirted a good dollop into my hand and rubbed it through my hair massaging my scalp at the same time. My hairdresser always does this when she applies conditioner and although it's much nicer having someone else do it, I was in the shower by myself so needs must - I did it myself. I then showered leaving the conditioner on for a few minutes then rinsed it off. My hands slid easily through my hair which felt lovely and smooth. I spent quite a while rinsing it off as it felt so smooth and I didn't want my hair looking greasy as can happen with some conditioners, but I had no need to worry, it didn't weigh my hair down or make it look greasy.
Once dried and styled it my hair looked in good condition and was nice and smooth even though my hair is permed. The fragrance lasts quite well making my hair smell really nice.
Like Tressemme it isn't cheap to buy currently on sale in Tesco for £2.18 but half price in Sainsbury's, I was lucky and bought mine on a BOGOF offer so had both shampoo and conditioner for £2.18. Nice one Dove!
A while ago I used a hair product which required that I used shampoo for normal hair afterwards. I never have shampoo/conditioner for normal hair as I have (or shall we say had - I turned brunette again yesterday!) blonde hair I tend to have shampoo for blonde hair. Luckily my mum had some 'normal shampoo' so I borrowed hers and whilst doing so I took the conditioner with me!
I would imagine my Mum got this on some sort of offer as she usually does with her hair care! If you don't find it on an offer it usually costs just over £2 for 200ml. However, you can almost always find it on some sort of offer somewhere so it is worth looking out for an offer.
The conditioner comes in a sleek white bottle with the cap down, this helps you to tell the difference between the shampoo and conditioner in the shower which is very helpful! The bottle design is quite basic but it gives the impression of cleanliness to me!
Using the conditioner is easy, you just put it on the lengths of your hair after shampooing. I use about the size of a 50p piece and my hair is shoulder length. I usually leave it for a minute or so to work its magic and then I always rinse my hair through with cold water. I have always done this because I read once in a magazine that it makes your hair shinier and my hairdresser agrees!
The conditioner has a really nice consistency, it is nice and thick and is a solid white in colour which gives me the impression of moisturiser. It has a slight smell which is a nice fresh and clean aroma.
So does it help condition my hair? Yes. Since using this I have noticed my hair is much softer and more manageable, I have also noticed I have fewer split ends than I would usually have. If I don't use the conditioner when I am in a rush I notice my hair is more dry, brittle and frizzy.
I would recommend this conditioner as it provides fantastic care for your hair. It leaves your hair soft and smooth and makes it manageable (something that is rare with my hair!) If found on offer it is a very good price and lasts a long time.
I'm having a wee bit of trouble at the moment with Dove this is the second product I've reviewed and managed to find fault with. I'm having issues with the packaging again.
While the bottle of this conditioner looks attractive with the simple Dove logo. Its also shaped nicely and I find it easy to hold when wet as the rounded shape at the back helps it fit into your hand nicely. It easy to open and stands up nicely. So whats my problem. Well the no flipping instructions or directions for use. Now a I bet your think well surely anyone knows how to wash their hair lather, rinse, repeat if necessary. Well yes I know that but with conditioner I can't help thinking a bit of guide would be helpful as I'm unsure wether or not you need to leave the product on for a certain amount of time, how to get best results from it. I really would expect better of dove to complete miss off any type of directions for use yet include a massive list of ingredients which frankly mean nothing to me.
As for the conditioner itself its a white thick and creamy and smells quite pleasent. Is it any good well I wash my hair with the shampoo first, then apply the conditioner and rinse off but I do find my hair feels heavier then usual afther use and does soon become greasy.
When my Mother recently bought home Dove Shampoo I was really pleased! As it was on offer at the time she purchased the conditioner too and I do love matching products so couldn't wait to try them out!
I always use separate conditioners on my hair as I feel I need a bit of extra moisturising after shampooing my hair as I suffer with dry and/or split ends but I do have to be careful what conditioners I use as I really do have combination hair cos although I have those issues with my ends of my hair I suffer a fluffy and bouncy mid section to my hair and roots that are prone to going very limp very quickly as they are quite greasy as well lol! So getting the right shampoos and conditioners can be a right trial and tribulation for me I can tell you!
200ml white plastic bottle with flip-top lid to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front in blue and silver writing I'm told it is Dove Therapy, Balance Therapy Conditioner With Protecting Serum and that it's for normal hair. On the back of the bottle I'm told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed as are contact details for Unilever (the manufacturer of Dove products) are given, size and the recycle symbol are displayed and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice, simple bottle this and it's informative enough and simple to use.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle....
Normal, naturally balanced hair exposed to daily environmental aggressions.
Balance Therapy Conditioner. The advanced protecting serum in the formulation contains millions of micro particles that helps protects hair from daily aggressions that cause early signs of damage. Gently conditions hair leaving it naturally balanced, healthy and beautiful without weighing it down.
Mild formula - Neutral Ph
For frequent use
Me Using This....
This is really simple to use though no directions are given on the bottle! I simply wash my hair through a couple of times with shampoo (I choose to use the corresponding shampoo to this but you don't have to of course) and then I either splodge a small amount of this through wet hair or I gently squeeze out excess moisture from my barnet and then apply this, whatever you do with it really is fine!
All you need of this fruity but not distinctive smelling white and glossy lotion is not much at all! It has serum in it which gives it a bit of grease content thus making a little of this go a long way! It smooths hair as it goes and you can either rinse it off pretty much as soon as your sure you touched all of your hair or leave it on for a couple minutes. Again I leave mine on my head for a few minutes before rinsing it out simply to really let it penetrated and rehydrate my hair and give it some nourishment!
It rinses out with ease and even as you rinse it out you can feel you hair is in a smooth condition.
Really soft, beautifully fragranced hair! Although hair is left in a glossy and smooth state it is still easy to style and although not weighed down (as promised) it isn't fly-away either, you simply proceed as normal!
I love this conditioner for ease of use, the fragrance but also since using this my hair has had less breakage and feels lighter like there's no residue in my hair anymore weighing it down. My hair feels really conditioned after using this without upsetting my usually greasy roots and all round my hair just looks more silky smooth and glossy!
This in my opinion is a brilliant conditioner which is perfect for every-day use but also great for when hair is looking a bit shabby for an instant pick me up! I shall buy this time and time again!
Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at about £2.29 a bottle but more often than not this is on offer so keep your eyes peeled!
I have quite long hair, which can mean that I have to use a lot of conditioner to help keep it in good condition. My usual brand costs 90p for Tesco and is brill, but I fancied a change.
I saw this dove conditioner in Superdrug, and it was on offer for half price, so I thought I'd give it a go. I first used it about a week ago, and have just finished the bottle; after about 6 washes! The conditioner itself is very thin, which means it is easy to apply but I also seem to end up using a lot of it; which isn't ideal.
The bottles are 250ml, which is pretty normal for conditioner. A bottle of my normal brand would last me around 2 weeks, so the Dove was disappointing in that respect.
As for the conditioner itself, it claims to leave hair detangled and easy to manage. My hair was defiantly easier to comb after using this product, and it was shiny, but I wasn't able to use my straighteners like I normally would as it left my hair very dry.
One thing I did particularly like about the Dove was the bottle. I found the cap really easy to open, and that is something I do sometimes struggle with. The bottle also stands upside down, which means that the conditioner is always at the bottom of the bottle; making it very easy to get out (none of the bashing the end of the tiles to get the conditioner to the bottom!)
If you don't heat style your hair much, and don't have too longer locks then this is ideal. It does make hair easy to mange, but for me it just didn't tick all the boxes.
having just written a review about the lovely dove therapy shampoo I felt it only right to tell you about my daughters' & my experience using the complementary conditioner as well
at the moment tesco.com are selling the conditioner as well as the shampoo for £2 for 2 instead of £1.84 each ( 8/10)
I like dove soap so thought, at this price, we'd have a change from pantene conditioner & my daughters & I were very pleased with the results
the 200 ml bottle is similar to the shampoo but the flip-top lid is opened at the base whereas the shampoo is opened at the top. this is a great idea if you have soapy eyes in the shower!
the bottle of conditioner is similar to the shampoo - an attractive,easy to hold sturdy bottle with the attractive shiny dove logo.
on the reverse of the bottle it gives clear directions on how to use and a full list of ingredients for those who want to know what they're submitting their hair to...
the amount of conditioner can be easily measured as the liquid is fairly thick (but not too thick) & as you only need a little so it should last quite a while although we all wash our hair everyday
the smell is lovely - like the dove soap - clean & fresh-smelling, not floral, so should be fine for men as well?
whilst writing this review I just reminded myself of the texture by putting a tiny bit of this cream conditioner on my hand - I must say that it feels really soft & still smells good 20 minutes later!
I always think the proof of the pudding is always in the brushing/combing & this is where I'd state that dove therapy conditioner wins - no tangles for me or my daughters & no hairy brush!
I think dove have come up with great products here in both their shampoo & conditioner resulting in ~
- squeaky-clean hair
- fresh-smelling but not strong-smelling fragrance
- a good shine
- hair which is lovely to touch
would I pay full price? probably for a treat, but at 2 for £2 will probably buy some more & stock up at tesco.com while it lasts!
A few days ago the shampoo counterpart was reviewed and I guess that it would be more complete if I followed it up with its other half - the conditioner.
I shampooed and rinsed my hair as usually and applied this conditioner. For best results it was to be left on the hair for around 3 minutes of which I did.
The conditioner was very easy to squeeze out and its texture is similar to that of a creamy paste. One small handful does seem to disappear very quickly into the hair and I ended up squeezing out about 4/5 handfuls of the conditioner before I felt my hair was completely covered (I have medium longish hair). So it is a little bit of an issue that the 250ml bottle would probably only last for about 5 washes at this rate.
As always the aroma of Dove products is faultless. However, I did notice that the smell changed a little after my hair had dried. It was much stronger and felt more artificial. What struck me was that the smell really lingered and it felt as if I had just left the salon after some intensive hair treatment.
The smell was pretty prominent that Dove has definitely made their mark on me. I was pretty paranoid that people could smell me from a few metres away, it does not help when your product causes distress with people...
Besides the smell, objectively speaking, the conditioner is ok. My hair did not really feel any better or worse after using it. I have tried other conditioners before where my hair is visibly shiny and silky - this unfortunately did not have this effect.
However, my hair was no worse off, so it's not really fair to label it bad.
Another thing worth mentioning is that I felt my hands were drier after using this, I have had this with a few other conditioners, so it may just be a particular ingredient that I common in many conditioners.
At around £1.99 for a 250ml this is pretty reasonable.
Despite being brilliant with their bath products Dove have yet to succeed in winning (well, at least me) with their hair products. I think the issue is that Dove may have become a little complacent with the success of their bath products that they may have overlooked the needs of hair care in today's market.
With the bath lotions they had something that all the others couldn't offer, - I guess they are still looking for their niche, but I'm sure they will come up with something.
As you will know if you have read my opinion about Dove Shampoo I received both the shampoo and the conditioner as part of my Christmas presents, which was great as I had been reading opinions about them both and I really fancied trying them both. So I have used both the shampoo and conditioner a few times now and feel qualified to comment so to speak. I actually have a complaint to start with. Dove Shampoo comes in 250ml cartons whereas Dove Conditioner comes in 200ml cartons. How stupid is that? Do you know anyone who uses shampoo faster than conditioner? I know I certainly don't. It would have been MUCH better to make the conditioner larger than the shampoo and then just maybe they would both run out at the same time. Anyway - what did I think of Dove Conditioner? I will write the opinion in the same format as the shampoo opinion and will make no apologies for doing so, as I think that it will make the two easy to read as a set for anyone wishing to find out about both the shampoo and the conditioner. The Packaging The conditioner comes in a flattish plastic container about 6 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide. The colouring is the familiar Dove blue lettering on a plain white background with the gold Dove logo. The container has a blue flip top as does the shampoo, but the conditioner stands with the opening end downwards whereas the shampoo stands the other way up. Now I know I am being really pedantic here but I don't care - I do like matching items to be in matching containers so I would have preferred both containers to stand the same way up so that they matched. How sad is that? Anyway the container is easy to hold, which is useful if you are going to wash your hair whilst you are in the shower, and the conditioner comes out easily with a quick squeeze. And there's nothing quite like a quick squeeze in the shower! The Conditioner The fragrance of the conditioner is that lovely, familiar
Dove fragrance that I love. The conditioner is white and creamy but is quite thin and almost runny, which surprised me as I expected it to be really thick and luxurious in texture, after all it does contain one-quarter moisturiser, like all the other Dove products. I worked the conditioner into my hair and it smelled lovely but it didn't feel as nice as other conditioners that I had tried. The Claims Out with the magnifying glass again - the writing on the carton is SO small! Dove claims to 'hydrate your hair without weighing it down' and that 'From the first application your hair is perfectly detangled and easier to manage, noticeably softer, more supple and shiny'. The Results Despite the lack of the thick, luscious, creamy feel to the conditioner my hair felt, looked and smelled absolutely lovely after using the Dove shampoo and conditioner. It is quite short at the moment so I don?t know whether it has been 'weighed down' or not, but it is shiny, soft, manageable and feels lovely and silky to touch. The Cost This conditioner is currently priced at £2.17 in Tesco's so that's a good price and you get your Clubcard points as well! The Conclusion Well, I am impressed, although I would like it to be a bit thicker and creamier at the application stage, but the price is good, it smells lovely and leaves my hair feeling great so maybe I can put up with the thinner consistency!