Product Type: Dove hair care products
Newest Review: ... every couple of months, so I thought this 'damage therapy' could maybe help, as Dove state this shampoo helps repair your hair and res... more
Didn't give my hair a boost.
Dove Damage Therapy Volume Boost Shampoo
Member Name: jeffjen
Dove Damage Therapy Volume Boost Shampoo
Advantages: Smells lovely.
Disadvantages: My hair felt dry and heavy after using this.
Although I have one or two favourite shampoo and conditioners and generally tend to stick with them, I am always keen to try out new shampoo and conditioners or those which I haven't tried before when they are available on offer at promotional prices.
This is what led me to buying a bottle of Dove damage therapy volume boost shampoo recently, as I spotted it on offer at Asda, priced at only £1 for a 250ml bottle.
I really like Dove products and swear by their soap and deodorants as well as shower gels, body wash and moisturisers, however I must admit I bought a bottle of Dove shampoo some time ago and wasn't very impressed, which quite surprised me at the time given my love of their other products. I did expect it to be really nice!
As it was a long time ago when I last tried Dove shampoo I decided to give it another go, swayed by the price and also my curiosity, seeing how Dove have changed their shampoo products since the last time I bought some, so maybe I would have a better experience this time around.
I decided to try the volume boost shampoo, as although I don't have particularly fine hair, I still like it to have volume and a little extra wouldn't go amiss. Also as I have long hair, I do get some split ends despite having it trimmed every couple of months, so I thought this 'damage therapy' could maybe help, as Dove state this shampoo helps repair your hair and restore volume. With micro moisture serum and fibre actives which strengthens the structure of your hair, using this shampoo should also help restore the volume lost when your hair becomes damaged.
On opening the handy flip-top bottle I could smell the fragrance of this shampoo immediately and it was really lovely. It has quite a strong scent with citrus tones and on squeezing some out of the bottle onto the palm of my hand, I was also impressed with its creamy white thick consistency, which makes it feel like a luxurious quality shampoo.
I found the shampoo lathered up really well. It felt as if it was moisturising my hair and I didn't have to use a lot to cover my hair and wash it thoroughly. As I rinsed out the shampoo, my hair felt soft, which was a big improvement on the last Dove shampoo I bought and therefore up until this point I was fairly impressed.
Unfortunately, my first impressions didn't last and after drying my hair I felt disappointed. My hair felt heavier than usual, as if I had a build up of product on my hair. It didn't look as shiny as usual and the ends of my hair felt dry. The only good thing really was the smell of the shampoo which lingered on my hair.
I can't say I noticed if my hair had more volume, but it did feel heavier.
I didn't want to write it off after just one use and so I persevered with this shampoo, using slightly less the next time I washed my hair. However, although my hair felt slightly better when I used less shampoo, it still felt as if I had product on my hair despite rinsing thoroughly and the ends were not as soft and shiny as I usually achieve when using other shampoo products.
I tried this shampoo a few more times, but found it does not suit my hair at all and the overall condition of my hair worsens when I use it. Of course other people may have a better experience with this shampoo than I did, but this isn't one I will buy again as there are better products out there for my hair which give me better results. My hair wasn't left feeling strong and volumised after using this one.
It is quite a shame as once again I have been disappointed by Dove shampoo, despite loving most of their other products.
Summary: I love Dove products but their shampoo is a let-down for me.