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I am certainly not brand loyal when it comes to shampoo and conditioner as my hair tends to become used to it after a fairly short time and become unruly again. It was years ago when I last purchased Dove shampoo as I can remember not really liking it but it has recently been relaunched with a new range so I thought it was time to give it another try. As my hair is a little dry I decided to opt for the nourishing oil shampoo with me also purchasing the matching conditioner.
I purchased this Dove shampoo from Tesco where it was on a half price special offer priced at just £1.35 for a 250ml bottle.
The shampoo comes packaged in a ivory coloured pearlescent bottle with a gold flip top cap. There are labels on the front and he back of the bottle detailing all the information about the shampoo. On the front label there is the name of the product and the Dove logo as well as it stating that the shampoo 'penetrates to a cellular level, smoothes dry, rough and frizzy hair.' On the back label you can find more detailed information about the shampoo including directions for use, ingredients listings and further information about how the shampoo works.
The directions for use are quite simply stated as apply to wet hair, lather and rinse. The shampoo itself is lovely and glossy looking and has a great fragrance being slightly fruity and sweet.
I have a fairly short graduated bob and tend to find that using a blob around the size of a 50 pence piece is plenty to give a nice lather. The shampoo contains weightless nutri-oils and Argan oil which it states replenishes essential oils and tames hair. I do find that as soon as I rinse this shampoo out if my hair it feels much softer and smoother but also fresh and clean. There is non of the heavy product build up feeling that you get with some shampoos that leave your hair feeling sticky. I have always used this Shampoo with the matching conditioner and have been very happy indeed with the results. Using the combination of the Dove shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair looking and feeling much smoother and glossier it also takes less styling with saving me both time and me causing less damage to my hair by cutting down on how much I use my straighteners. Although it states that this shampoo is suitable for daily use I generally wash my hair every other day to take extra prevention against dryness but find that even on the second day my hair is still looking good and is not greasy or too unruly. The fragrance of the shampoo also seems to last well on my hair leaving it smelling fresh and fruity.
Furthermore this shampoo has not caused me any irritation to my scalp even though I tend to have quite dry skin and some shampoos can leave me with a itchy scalp.
Overall I have really changed my feelings about Dove shampoo and feel they have made a drastic change for the better. I will certainly be purchasing this shampoo again in the future and would recommend it for anyone who suffers with dry, frizzy hair. Also if on special offer then it is a complete bargain as I have used expensive designer shampoos which do not work as well as this.
I am always on the look out for a bargain so when I spotted Dove Hair Therapy half price (£1.24 250ml) in Tesco a couple of weeks back a bottle went in my basket.
The bottle tells me that the shampoo contains nutri-oils and Argan Oil to help revive dry, rough and frizzy hair. Although I do not consider my hair to be dry and rough it had been suffering at the hands of the winter wind and this sounded just the stuff to perk my mop up.
The shampoo comes in a nicely shaped flip top bottle, the use of a gold lid and gold highlighting on the bottle makes me feel like this is a more premium Dove brand and I am looking forward to trying it out.
The scent of the shampoo is different to the standard Dove scent, it is richer and has a sweet fruity smell to it, and I can not detect the signature soapy scent that all Dove products usually have. The shampoo its self is a lovely creamy, yellow colour and is very thick and rich, I only need a small amount in the palm of my handy to lather my hair up into a mass of wonderfully scented, luxurious bubbles. While shampooing I feel like good things are happening on my head, I am really enjoying the scent from the shampoo and the lather feels soft and rich. The shampoo washes easily from my hair and leaves my hair smooth, soft and tangle free, I feel no need for conditioner.
My hair towel dries easily and remains knot free while brushing. When dry my hair feels thick and soft and looks nourished and shiny, as if I had used a conditioning treatment not just a quick shampoo. The lovely scent remains on my hair through out the day, which is nice as my hair does not always retain the scent of a shampoo.
On each consecutive use I get good results and feel no need to use conditioner as my hair feels strong and smooth with the shampoo alone. I am now near the end of my second bottle and I will happily repurchase at full price because of the results. The tag line at the bottom of the bottle says 'Complete care & repair, Love your hair' and I feel I can 100% agree with that. This is the best Dove hair care product I have used.
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I love trying new hair and beauty products, and when I saw this on the shelf in Boots a while back I decided to try it. I had never seen it before so I assume it is a fairly new one, and at the time it was on offer in Boots at only £1.24 a bottle - which is an absolute bargain!
The shampoo comes in a stand up bottle with a flip cap opening on the top. The bottle is white similar to all other Dove shampoos with a nice looking gold design on the front.
The shampoo itself is very thick and creamy compared to other shampoos I have used, and it has a nice white pearlised appearance too it thats quite shimmery. This gives it a luxurious and high quality appearance and feel, it feels very silky and smooth - especially when lathering it into the hair and scalp. You only need a tiny amount to get a really good lather going on too, which is great as it means the shampoo will last a really long time.
I used this shampoo with the conditioner from the same range aswell and I was really happy with the resuts. My hair felt siilky and smooth once I had rinsed it out, and even when I had dried it my hair felt considerably softer and smoother than usual. I normally suffer from quite dry and damaged hair and this shampoo definitely soothed those ailments.
Overall I definitely recommend this shampoo to anyone who has hair that is in need to some tlc, it moisturises the hair making it feel soft and silky and a lot less dry and worn out. Make sure you look out for those offers too as at £1.24 it is an absolute bargain of a shampoo!
After I had a haircut a few weeks back I found that my hair felt dry and rather wirey and I wasn't happy with it at all. I use a shampoo and conditioner routine but I also blow dry and straighten my hair regularly so I must be doing some kind of damage. I am not loyal to any particular brand of shampoo but I will go for whatever branded name is on offer/cheapest. I tend to use Tresemme as I buy the 900ml bottles when they are just £2 offering excellent value for money however I wanted a shampoo specifically for dry/damaged hair and I went on the hunt. Whilst browsing the shelves of Asda debating which to pick I noticed that the Dove range was on a reduced to clear at £1.20 per bottle so I figured for such a large brand in which I had tried other variations of the shampoo it was worth a try.
*~* Price and Availability *~*
This is available in large supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug so plenty availability and is at £2.65 for 250ml which is pretty expensive compared to my previous admission with Tresemme.
*~* Claims *~*
New Dove Nourishing Oil Care turns dry hair into soft, smooth, manageable hair! Hair nourished by oils so light that they're instantly absorbed to smooth out every bit of frizz and roughness without leaving a hint of residue. It's time to make friends with your hair. New Dove Nourishing Oil Care with weightless Nutri-Oils.
Smoothes up to 100% of roughness and controls frizz*.
*When using Shampoo and Conditioner
**Taken from the Superdrug website, 13/07/2012.
So does it work?
*~* Getting Inside *~*
The shampoo is in a top up bottle that has a flip open cap that is extremely easy to do with one hand in the shower, it's the one thing I would rate it over Tresemme on as the bottle isn't hugely heavy requiring 2 hands and neither does it have a difficult top to try and get the shampoo out. The hole is big enough to let a good flow of shampoo out but not so much that it spills out and you overuse. It flows easily from the bottle and is neither too thick nor too thin, it has a really nice creamy, thick consistency to it as well as a pearly white colour which I personally think is luxurious and gives you a bit of peace of mind that you have bought a luxury product and not someone trying to rip you off. I love the smell of this shampoo, it's very feminine and slightly fruity smelling which makes sense when there is coconut oil in the ingredients. It doesn't smell of fruit but neither does it smell of a flowery scent. It's strange to try and describe but it's a very clean and fresh scent that is not overpowering in the slightest.
*~* Using The Shampoo *~*
Using the shampoo is fairly obvious, I use about 2 50 pence piece's worth as my hair is long. I lathered this into my hair and it foamed up extremely quickly, it definitely felt like I was getting a really good clean with this one. I found that after a couple of washes just the one 50p sized blob was plenty to give my hair a good clean and prolonged the length of the shampoo bottle considering the cost I was happy to prolong it as long as possible.
The shampoo rinsed out easily although it did take a little longer to fully rinse it out with the way it foamed up but it wasn't excessively though. I use the conditioner after using the shampoo but I do find that once rinsed my hair feels slightly softer than it did before hand so I do think the shampoo makes a difference and it's not just down to one well working product.
*~* The Results *~*
I have let my hair dry naturally and blow dried it and have found the results to be similar. My hair feels smoother and softer. I also find that it is much easier to dry and straighten my hair and keep it under control whilst styling which is something. I also find that my hair looks shinier and has a bounce to it whereas before I had used this it was flat and lacked any volume.
*~* My Opinion *~*
Overall I am really pleased with this purchase, I only wish I had bought more whilst I seen it as when I went back to get some more after seeing the results it was no longer available at the heavily discounted price. I would buy this again but I do think it's a little over priced so I would like to buy it on offer but I would recommend giving this a go.
Choosing This Product
My hair has always been very curly and prone to forming ringlets. As I've got older and grown it longer it has tended to go frizzy and have the wiry look that's been typical of several ladies in our family. I've been able to tame it somewhat, thanks to the range of good products available these days - including straighteners! However I can't pretend that I stick faithfully to any one brand. I'm as keen to try something new as the next person, especially if I can try it at a bargain price. So when I spotted it on special offer in my local Tesco store I thought it was worth trying it: the description of the hair type it was aimed at sounded so much like mine. It claims that the oils are made of very fine molecules, which means they are absorbed by the hair more quickly than heavier oils. While I don't claim to have much knowledge of hair technology, I do know that my hair dries quickly and seems to absorb moisture quickly; it's almost impossible to keep it straight in humid weather, so maybe there is something in this. I have to admit I can't remember the price I paid. It was some time ago - I've nearly used all of the 250 ml now. I've a feeling it was between £1-£2, and as it is currently available for £2.45 in store, £2.39 online with a 3 for 2 offer currently available [May 2012], that seems about right.
What's In The Container?
The shampoo is light lemon in colour - almost like pale custard. It comes out of the container easily and I can control the amount I dispense with ease. The shampoo is of a good consistency and smells pleasant. Although I can't see it listed as an ingredient, I thought I detected a smell of melon. I'm not going to list all of the ingredients - the list is very long and it's available on websites including Dove's own if you are interested. It does contain almond and coconut oils, and I can see a few ingredients with names including 'citric' which is self explanatory and 'citronellol'. The latter is a scent ingredient occurring in nature which comes from plants like geraniums and roses. However it is something which should apparently be avoided by individuals with perfume allergy, as should another ingredient, cinnamal. However I can't see anything on the packaging advising people to be aware of this. I find this a little surprising as manufacturers are usually so cautious about this. Perhaps the risk is extremely low.
Using This Shampoo
The container is easier to hold when I'm in the shower than some. It doesn't slip from my grasp. I hadn't really thought about it in the first place, but I think it's well designed from in that respect. Although the instructions say you can shampoo twice, I find it lathers up really well; so well that I am wondering if I use too much & could reduce how much I use. This would make it more economical. I think this lathering performance is quite impressive in our area where the water is very hard. The downside is that it takes a lot of rinsing to lose all the foam; we are still officially in drought. I use conditioner at every wash, and a leave-in conditioner too most of the time. I haven't yet found the one that matches the shampoo - I must check in Boots again.
I let my hair dry naturally when I can as I don't think it helps the frizziness to over-process it. When dry I notice that it feels very soft and smooth, with a healthy-looking shine. This could be down to the conditioners, but as I often alternate the shampoos I use I would say that my hair feels in rather better condition when I have used this shampoo. Therefore I believe that it does have a beneficial effect.
Would I buy it again? Yes, I do like this shampoo and I don't think it's over expensive as I find a little goes a long way. I am a bit concerned that there were no allergy warnings, though. I may be over reacting but I don't feel I can give it more than 4 stars for that reason.
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