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I was recently sent a free sample bottle of the new Dove Damage Therapy Intense Repair Conditioner. I was quite excited to try it as I have pretty dry, damaged hair from coloring and heat styling over the years. I had used some Dove hair products in the past and found them to be of good quality, so I was expecting only good things from this new product. The conditioner inside the bottle is a creamy, white substance and it is silky to the touch. It is quite thick, but has a slight watery-likeness to it, which makes it a little unstable in your hand. There is not much of a scent to it, and I couldn't really put a name to the faint smell that I did notice. The conditioner does spread quite far, and a small blob in my palm covered a good section of my hair. My hair is quite long and thick, so I usually end up using loads of products just to get the effect I am going for. After leaving the conditioner to soak into my hair for a short while, I rinsed it out and I found that it came out of my hair quite easily with minimal effort. My hair instantly felt softer and smoother, and this was when it was still wet. After rinsing and drying my hair, I found that it was indeed quite soft and smooth, but it still had quite a dryness to it. It didn't add much extra shine to my hair, although it was easier to style it. The results of this conditioner lasted about as long as my usual conditioner does, so I am not singing any extra praises on this account either. Personally I was expecting a bit better from this conditioner. I am not saying it is a bad conditioner, as it does the basic job, but I would not say it is an Intense Repair Conditioner at all. I did try it a few more times after the first time, to see if the effect would be better, but I had the same results every time. If I was given this conditioner again for free, I would use it again, but I would not spend my money on it, when there is other products out there that will do a better job for around the same price. I give this conditioner a 4 out of 5 stars, and I somewhat recommend it.
Whilst I try to take care of my hair, it can be a neverending task as it's long, curly, dry and impossible to control! As a result I tend not to be brand-loyal when it comes to conditioner and find myself trying lots of them, looking for "the one" that will work wonders with my unmanageable hair! I spotted this Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair conditioner when I was doing our weekly shop and as it was on special offer at only £1 for the 200ml bottle decided to give it a try. I already had a huge stash of shampoos so didn't invest in the matching set, just settling for the conditioner. The conditioner comes in a white upside down bottle in that it stands on it's lid (flip top, hurrah, much less messy than screw top!) and has the usual blue Dove branding. There is a big statement claiming it will give you 5 x less split ends on the front and on the back claims to work on your hair from the inside to the outside to combat these split ends. I use the conditioner after two shampoos; first a special one to combat psoriasis and then whichever happens to be on the bathroom shelf, usually one for damaged or curly hair. It's easy to use, simply squeezing the required amount (usually about a 50p piece blob for my long hair) out of the bottom of the bottle. The conditioner, when it comes out, is thick and creamy and smells delish! I can't put my finger on an exact fragrance but to me it smells like walking into a Lush shop...quite fruity and zingy, not a berryfruit, more citrussy but without the tang, if that makes any sense. In any case, I really love the smell of it. As it is a good thickness for a cream it is easy to apply through my hair without any slopping off onto my shoulders or into the bath tub, then I simply comb through with a wide toothed comb and leave it on for a few minutes. It rinses out very easily and doesn't leave any nasty residue in my hair, although it does make our bath quite slippy at first, but this is our own fault for not using a shower mat, nothing to do with the conditioner whatsoever! After using it I can immediately feel the difference in my hair, it feels silkier and smoother (quite a claim for coarse, dry, curly hair!) and it is much easier to get my tangle teaser through it. As my hair is curly I never brush it and don't even comb it on a daily basis, only when it's been washed, and after using this shampoo for a month or so now I can tell the difference as my hair doesn't feel quite so matted together between washes. Whilst I don't tend to do much to my hair on a daily basis apart from scrape it back and tie it in a ponytail, I do like to straighten it every now and then and when I've worn it straight since starting with this bottle it has felt a lot softer and silkier. I don't really know if I have split ends or not, I assume I do as I'm not particularly gentle with my hair, but as my hair is always tied back I never really take much notice. So I can't comment on whether the claims Dove make about 5 x less split ends being true or not. But what I can tell you is that since using this conditioner I have definitely noticed a marked improvement in the condition of my hair which has really impressed me and means I'll be likely to repurchase this when I run out. In fact, Tesco has it on offer at the moment so I'll probably be re-stocking this week. Although the usual price of £2.44 is also good value I think and I would more than likely buy it at full price too, if I couldn't find it on offer anywhere.
The Dove brand is known for the beauty products that contain a quarter of moisturizing cream. It's also a brand that does not participate in putting only super slim woman in their commercials but more women who are a better reflection of the society. Dove has a special line of hair care products on the market that are specially designed for dry and dull hair. The range includes a shampoo, ordinary conditioner, a mask and one minute conditioner for daily use. This daily use conditioner is white and feels very creamy with a rich nourishing cream. There is a light, sweet smell after you washed your hair. Using this product is very easy and you simply apply it in your hair by softly massaging your head and leave it in for a minute before rinsing it off. After washing my hair it feels very soft, both during the massaging of the head and after rinsing it. It feels soft and it's easy to comb through. The only problem I have is that after using this my hair feels flat and I can't seem to get it into shape. The bottle is a large white plastic tube with blue and silver accents. The most important information is on the front of the bottle and on the rear you will find the instructions and the ingredients list. The bottle contains 180ml. I personally am not fond of this product. First my hair feels very weak, but that's a shortcoming that I experience with most conditioners. The biggest problem I have is that my skin/scalp starting to itch when using this conditioner. I've read several stories on the internet from people who were itching. For these two reasons I would not use the product again. A shame because it did make my hair lovely soft and smooth but the dissadvantages are too great. Two stars.