“ Brand: Dove / Type: Conditioner / Texture: Serum / What it does: Repairs, Nourishes „
I have used hair conditioner for over 20 years now and I must have tried most of the branded ones by now whether they be cheap or very expensive but, I have to say, this Dove Intense Care is the best I have used to date....
I have tried many Dove products in the past including deodorants, shampoos, skin cream etc and have always had good results so I was pleased to see these 200 ml bottles in one of our local pound shops a few weeks ago. I will certainly be stocking up on this conditioner because I think it is worth every penny.
The bottle looks exactly as shown in the Dooyoo picture and tends to stand out on the shelf because of the blue colour. It has a flip-top lid which is easy to open and click shut after use and the contents do not spill out of the bottom nor clog up the hole.
The conditioner is a creamy white consistency which smells fresh, clean and slightly floral and I've found, with shoulder length hair, that I only need to use a small amount (about the size of a 10p) each time after shampooing and rinsing. I usually leave it on for just 3 minutes and make sure I rinse out every trace.
Not only does is temporarily coat the hair (rather like a hair mask only slightly runnier) but it rinses out easily which means you do not get that nasty build-up or heaviness on the hair after use. My hair feels soft, smooth, silky and healthy after application and the fragrance lasts a good few hours afterwards which is surprising given how little I paid for it.
I wash my hair every day, colour it every few weeks and use straighteners most mornings so I like to treat my hair to something nourishing and feel I have chosen just the right hair product here and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to replace their usual conditioner because , for me at least, it provides salon quality for a fraction of the price.
A stonking great 5 stars from me!
Dove is one of those brands you either love or hate. Personally i love the brand, i enjoy using everything from Dove soap, Deodorant and now shampoo and conditioner. I think the main reason for my love of this brand in particular is the amazing smell that all the products have in common - that clean, almost washing power scent always makes me feel clean and confident.
My favorite product at the moment has to be its Intense Hair Care products especially the conditioner. Having used most products on the market ranging from Tony &Guy, Lee Stafford and then down the cheaper end of the market such as Herbal Essences i am still a firm believer that Dove Intense Care Conditioner is one of the best on the market.
I have very dry hair, mainly due to over-styling (Blow Drying, Straightener and the occasional Curling Iron). I also tend to over dye my hair (First brown, then decide i prefer it blonde and then brown again) and so the circle goes on. Because of this my hair is in quite bad condition, i cover this up by using serums etc... so to produce a healthy shine but to touch, the hair is almost like straw.
So when i first discovered Dove Intense on offer in my local supermarket the first thing i did was secretly sniff the bottle and 'Oh Yes' that clean smell had me hook,line and sinker. So my thoughts were, even if it did nothing to improve the health of my hair it would at least smell nice and i could sniff it all day.
Dove Intensive Care is designed to work deep within the hair shafts by fusing each fibre with moisturisers. This moisture helps the hair to repair itself from root to tip leaving your locks feeling nourished and revived. Dove has the rich, thick consistency of a hair mask which clings to the hair allowing it to deeply absorb -this means hair will feel extremely nourished without feeling weighed down and heavy.
My directions would be to use Dove Intense Shampoo, wash thoroughly and then apply the conditioner. It is advisable to use enough of the product to coat each section of the hair (I also tend to comb the product through to ensure even application). Once applied the bottle states to leave from 3 minutes, personally i tend to leave as long as possible to get truly nourished hair. When your ready rinse with clean water for at least two minutes to ensure the product is fully out (leaving product in can cause a build up of residue which leaves the hair dull and with powder like dandruff) Once fully rinsed, style as usual and see the remarkable results for yourself.
My hair suddenly felt silky, soft and the way it should. The shine was second to none, and the smell amazing. These effects lasted a good couple of days without washing. With Dove it's not about fun gimmick's, the brand does what it promises. I feel for such a great product the price tag is amazing, at only £1'ish a bottle, a salon quality product is finally available to the every miss + mr. The product can be purchased from most supermarkets and chemists at a low price. The only advice i will offer is make sure you grab a shampoo to gain even better results. The bottle lasts around 6-8 washes for my hair length (super-long) plus i am greedy and love to coat my hair so would prob last 10+ for most users.
Overall i would rate this product 10/10, amazing quality, low price and smell fab!
this Stuff Is Great! Its The only non salon hair conditioner (or even the shampoo) that actually seems to have made a difference.
nice slick upside down Dove bottle with a blue metallic tint color
the cap is like your average flip up cap.. it says its for dry & damaged hair.
Product: its white and creamy and smells really strong of dove soap..which is ok but i think it might be a bit over powering for some people.
i have very long hair so finding a low priced shampoo and conditioner (sorry i forgot how much i paid for this i got it at wilkinsons) that actually makes a difference to my hair was such a surprise and delight.
you see because my hair is long it becomes really fragile and dry half way down my hair( im on a budget now i cant get salon shampoos or conditioners too pricey) i recommend you buy both shampoo and conditioner of this range as they really work there best together.
i find the shampoo when you put it in your hair you can really feel all that gunk and stuff leave your hair and your hair feels lighter after you wash it out , after i put the Conditioner in i leave it on for a couple of minutes and then wash it out ( i use quite a lot but the bottles big and has lots of product so the product does last)
after i get out of the shower and ring my hair out ( i put it in a towel for 5mins to soak up water ) well when i take my hair out of the towel you have this instant light feeling , it really makes your hair and scalp feel light and soft and i still get that feeling and ive been using it for 2 weeks and a half.. it does not way my hair down, it makes my hair dry nicely too and its easier to brush my hair.
i wouldn't know how your hair would react to styling after your hairs dry because i usually dont style i leave my hair down (as it is naturally straight) my fringe is nice and soft after use too and sometimes it drys in a way where i wont even need to use a straightener on it.
Overall what did this product help do to my hair?: it made it soft and light and it also made it stronger i've noticed my hair hasn't been falling or breaking as easily.
Bonus : even my husband likes using it as the smell is unisex , at least to me (cause it smells of soap)
i really recommend you try this product its Ace for the price!
I like Dove products and was delighted to see this conditioner on offer in Boots for £1 recently. As I needed a conditioner, I snapped it up as a great deal. I had to have a good look at the bottle before I made it to the tills in Boots as it is dark blue and looks like it could be a male product as normally male ranges are in dark colours (think Right Guard deodorants). But there is nothing on the bottle to indicate this is intended for men.
The product is designed for very damaged hair, which mine is not- I have average hair which is dyed so it needs some love but it is not full of split ends. This conditioner is supposed to contain a repairing serum which penetrates your hair. The bottle also states this is dermatologically tested, a mild forumla, skin neutral pH and is suitable for frequent use. Dove is made by Unilever and the only other thing I was looking for on the bottle but could not see was some sort of symbol or reassurance the product and its ingredients was not tested on animals. I cannot see anything on this bottle to confirm this so I might write to Unilever to find out.
The product has the top on the bottom as lots of products do now so you can tell with your eyes closed which is the shampoo and which is the conditioner. The product is white when you squeeze it out and is thick enough to hold its shape in your hand. It has a lovely smell to it- it smells like Dove. It smells clean and like Dove soaps. I have ran the smell test by Mr Norton and he just said "it smells like Dove" "Dove seem to have their own, clean smell" which I didn't think about before but it is very fitting for the brand for it to smell as it does.
I really like this conditioner. It made my hair lovely and shiny and soft. It rinsed out well and did not leave a residue and the only thing I can fault it on is the dark blue pack as to me it looks manly. It is supposed to be for dry and damaged hair- my hair is a bit delicate as I dye it, but it is generally shiny and I think this conditioner will help to keep it in good condition. I would prefer a more feminine coloured pack but it is dark blue so I'll just have to get used to that.
This is a brilliant conditioner to be used with the intense therapy repair shampoo.
I bought this with the shampoo for 97p from boots on a special deal with the shampoo. I decided to try this due to being pregnant when I was washing my hair my head was itching.
I found this very good it is supposed to help repair your hair from damage caused by blowdrying, wind and fume damage, I have found that this does make it look and feel more healthy whether tests show that it actually works I am not sure.
It comes in a bule funny shaped bottle which stands on the lid so that the conditioner falls to the bottom, this ensures that you will get the majority of the conditioner out of the bottle unlike any other conditioner brand. The bottle is only quiet small so it doesn't hold alot it is a 200ml bottle. This usually lasts us a week with two of us using it but for the price I have found this good value for money.
It hold a 12 month use by date on it not that it will last that long and it tells you that it is not recycable which I always think is a shame.
I have found that you do not need that much to condition your hair so it lasts longer than the shampoo does but it leaves you hair soft and silky. I have also noticed that my dry split ends look alot healthier. The conditioner doesn't repair them altogether but it does help them.
I would recommend this to anyone who has a sensitve scalp and damages their hair by blowdrying and straightening.
I have written a review of the shampoo, but basic back story is my friend bleached my hair, my hair went bad!
After using the shampoo I went on to the conditioner, I used the one that matches as they recommend.
The conditioner has that creamy texture I've come to think as synonymous with Dove and feels very moisturising and sumptuous. The conditioner went on very easy, I find with some brands I have to put loads on meaning I run out well before the shampoo is half empty but like the shampoo only needed a bit and it went all over. Now with my hair being in such bad damage I decided to leave mine on for about 3 minutes just to soak in but to be honest I doubt it made any difference to the overall effect. The smell is lovely and quite lasting.
From the first application I noticed a difference, my hair was softer, less coarse and felt repaired, hurrah a product that actually lives up to its name!
I wash my hair everyday and straighten it too, so along with using strong hair dyes to give me a purple pigment my hair soon dries out and gets in bad condition...
I picked up this 'Dove Therapy Intense care Conditioner' for only about a pound from my local Wilkinson's store a few weeks ago in the hope it would help soften and hydrate my poor dry hair again. :(
In a blue bottle with a flip lid placed on the bottom of the 200ml container (recycle please!) it shows an advanced formula tagline on the front of the bottle and says it specifically designed for 'dry & damaged hair' like mine.
Dove say they have got a repairing serum in this product to help sort out rough hair that had dried out and has accumulated heat damage like mine.
Dermatologically tested and fine to use for up to a year after its' been opened this conditioner is made my Unilever.
The write up on the back says it is a mild pH neutral formula (although it still stings if it gets in your eyes, lol!), and is for frequent use which makes it ideal for people like me who wash their locks often :)
The milky white and quite runny mixture contains millions of micro particles that are designed to help with severe damage by penetrating into the hairs shafts - this intense conditioner also promises to prevent spilt ends reappearing and not to weight hair down as well...
It is simple enough to use, simply shampoo hair as usual and then apply a generous amount coating all the strands if possible then leave for about a minute to absorb properly.
The smell is really nice and flowery; you can tell its Dove by the pleasant fragrance!
It rinses off easily and leaves my hair feeling really silky and smooth.
When I've dried it with the hairdryer it still feels smooth and my hair definitely feels in better condition.
I think this is one of the best cheap in price conditioners I've tried - the results are instant and my hair feels lovely all day. Dove are right as well in that the hair doesn't feel weighed down as some thicker conditioners can do as they are really difficult to rinse off.
The only thing I would say is that is doesn't feel deep down conditioned like some of the more expensive brands make my hair feel.
Five stars from me, it's worth every penny! :)
I have been using Dove products for a number of years, soaps, body lotions, deodorants etc and I have always found them to be reliable and deliver on their promises.
I regularly get my hair coloured and as such look for a shampoo and conditioner that will help put some moisture back into my hair as well as protect my colour and condition but preferable not costing me an arm and a leg.
I have been using the Dove conditioner for highlighted and coloured hair but as I also heat style my hair quite often, it wasn't quite communing up to scratch on the moisturising front and left my hair wanting a little more care, plus I was using a huge amount of the conditioner in the attempt to get the desired effect which wasn't exactly cost effective.
I noticed that my local boots had an offer on for Dove hair products and they were down to half price. I had a look to see if there were any alternatives to my usual buy and spotted this intense formula for dry and damaged hair. As my hair was feeling very dry and damaged and I had been suffering a lot of breakage when styling I thought I'd give this a go, and at £0.95p for a 200ml bottle, this wasn't going to break the bank if it didn't work.
The conditioner comes in a nice dark blue oval shaped bottle with the Dove logo on the front and boasts that it is a new advanced serum formula. It is designed specifically for dry rough hair that has accumulated damage that penetrates deep into the hair and should help to prevent split ends.
The conditioner is a nice thick consistency with a really nice clean and fresh scent that is pretty much the Dove signature scent, soapy and clean which is something I love and the scent seems to linger on your hair which is fab if you get a waft of it every now and again.
I have been using this over the past week and I have really noticed the improvement in the condition of my hair, almost from the first use. It really does help to replenish the lost moisture in your hair right down to the ends but crucially, without it feeling heavy or weighed down and doesn't make my hair feel greasy.
My hair is looking noticeably shinier and healthier and I've noticed that I have less breakage after I've been styling. Another good thing is that you don't need to use a vast amount to get good results, I've just been using the same amount as I normally do and I noticed the difference straight away.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has very dry hair or to those who use a lot of heat appliances list straighters that suck the moisture out of your hair.
I have been using this Dove Conditioner for years now. I have tried other conditioners in between using this one but I have always come back to Dove. I really think that this is one of the best conditioners around so I thought I'd share why on here.
Dove Intensive Care Therapy Conditioner is priced at £1.84 (in Tesco). You can sometimes find it on special offer. They often do two bottles for a certain price so when they do that I like to buy this conditioner and the Dove Intensive Care shampoo at the same time and stock up. For your money you get 200ml of conditioner.
The conditioner comes in a navy blue coloured bottle with it's lid at the bottom. On the back of the packaging it states that the conditioner is for 'dry, rough hair with severe, acccumlated damage.' Sounds pretty extreme but a lot of the time our hair is more dry and damaged than we think it is. It then goes on to say that this conditioner 'contains millions of micro particles that help severe accumulated damage by penetrating into the finest lines and breaks on the hair surface'. Hmm...sounds pretty good!
And yes...the best thing about this conditioner is that it really does work. I get dry hair because I dye it a lighter shade of blonde than my natural colour. I also blowdry it and straighten it most days as well as being a big fan of sunbathing and swimming in the sea. So the result is dry, damaged hair. But as soon as I put this on in the shower I can feel the difference. On application it glides through my hair and just seems to melt into it. When dry it feels glossy and full of life. My hair feels strong, supple and smooth when I use this and it really does take the dryness away. It also helps split-ends from re-forming.
The smell of this conditioner is fabulous and feminine. Dove have recently changed this conditioner slightly and on the bottle you will now find a sticker reading 'new formula advanced serum'. I liked the smell of dove before but now with this serum I adore it! It is sweet and fresh and the lovely smell lingers on your hair for ages. Before the new serum was put in, I found the smell of Dove conditioner to be nice enough but a bit plain. But now it is just gorgeous. In fact, I wouldn't mind a perfume that smells like it! So full marks for the smell of the product.
Ok, so it's not a really cheap conditioner. But it's worth it for the treatment it gives your hair. Plus, you don't really need to use that much at a time because it's quite an intensive treatment, particularly if you use the intensive care shampoo aswell, and using too much on your hair would leave it feeling floppy and greasy with a sticky residue. Moreover, with the new advanced serum I find I now only need to use this conditioner around 3 times a week (I wash my hair about 6 times a week) as it conditions even more thoroughly now. So in many ways this conditioner offers excellent value for money.
The rest of the Dove range is fab too and there is a conditioner for everyone. So if you don't have dry hair or find this one a bit too heavy then there is a normal Dove conditioner. There is also a Pro-Age one, a heat protection one as well as conditioners specifically for dyed hair. All of the Dove range is also good for people with sensitive skin as they are dermatoligically tested with a mild formula.
Overall, I highly recommend this product if your hair is at all dry or damaged. It's a fantastic conditioner that really does the job.
As promised, I am writing my review for the Dove Intense Care Therapy Conditioner with Repairing Serum - albeit it's a little later than promised, but it's here now, so don't fret.
I first came across Dove Intense Care Therapy Conditioner with Repairing Serum when I was in Boots picking up my usual Aussie Shampoo and Conditioner. Like I mentioned in Shampoo review, I have no idea why these products (the shampoo and conditioner) caught my eye as I'd already felt as if the Aussie products were my holy grail, but I picked these up anyway. I've been using them both for just a little over a month now.
Diagnosis - dry, rough hair with accumulated damage.
Dove Solution - Intense Care Therapy Conditioner. The Advanced repairing serum in the formulation contains millions of micro particles that help repair severe accumulated damage by penetrating into the finest lines and breaks on the hair surface. Prevents split end from re-appearing without weighing hair down.
The conditioner comes in a tall, navy blue, curved plastic bottle (just like the one in the picture above). It has a flip top with is on the bottom of the bottle, so that all the product falls to the opening, making it easier to get the last of the product out. It has the Dove Therapy logo plastered across the front and then the shampoo name below. There is also a small label that says "new formula advanced serum" on it, and a line near the bottom of the bottle that says this is for dry & damaged hair. Now, I in no way have dry or damaged hair, I have extremely healthy hair and do everything I can to keep it that way, so I figured I might as well give this a go. On the back of the bottle is all of the usual information, directions, ingredients, company information - I won't bore you with this, but if you're genuinely curious about all this information, send me a message or buy yourself a bottle!
Now, this is where the review may get confusing, so bear with me. I'd been using this conditioner for roughly 3.5 weeks and had fallen completely in love with it. It smelled divine and made my hair feel, look and smell absolutely amazing. I couldn't say a bad work about it.
Then I purchased a new bottle and opened it up in the shower, squirted some into my hand and thought it was a funny colour and had a funny scent - that's when I noticed the "new formula advanced serum" sticker. Yep, you got it, they changed the formula, so I'll be reviewing the NEW formula whilst comparing it to the OLD formula.
old formula/new formula
- white and creamy in colour/pale lemon and creamy in colour.
- the same thick consistency in both.
- fresh, distinguishable dove scent/new, weird, fake tan scent.
- leaves hair soft, shiny and in perfect condition/makes no difference to hair at all.
Personally, I think their new formula sucks, and have even contemplated writing to them to ask why they changed it as it's really not great at all. My hair has lost some of it's shine and the silky feel to it since the change in formula, and I've even went back to using the Aussie Conditioner that I used to use.
Mild formula - pH balanced.
For frequent use.
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately.
I purchased my first 200ml bottle of this conditioner in Boots for just over £1.50 (the exact price escapes me), but you can now buy it in Asda for only £1.
- not as good as the old formula
- has a strange scent
- not really recommended by me
- if they go back to the old formula, or I can find a store that sells the old formula, I'll re-purchase that
Thank you for reading!
Using a matching shampoo to any conditioner I buy, to me, is incredibly important! I'm a very matchy matchy sort of gal anyway and I like to use products such as a shampoo and conditioner that are the same fragrance!
I bought this at the same time as I purchased the matching Dove Shampoo (please read review if interested) and it cost me £2.29 in Boots (the same as the shampoo but do look out for special offers that seem to be on this around and about at the moment).
200ml dark, shiny blue slightly domed shape flip top opening (to the bottom and concealing a small hole) bottle. On the front in white and silver writing I'm told it is Dove Therapy Intensive Care Therapy Conditioner With Repairing Serum for Dry & Damaged hair. On the back of the bottle and all in small white writing I'm told a bit about the product and given a warning on what to do if you get the product in your eyes, ingredients and contact details for Unliver (the manufactures of Dove products) are given, size, recycle symbol and the bar-code are displayed. Nice enough, sleek packaging that is sturdy and informative and doesn't look one bit cheap or nasty...so I like it!
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle....
Dry, rough hair with severe, accumulated damage.
Intensive Care Therapy Conditioner. The advanced repairing serum in the formulation contains millions of micro particles that help repair severe accumulated damage by penetrating into the finest lines and breaks on the hair surface. Prevents split ends from re-appearing without weighing hair down.
Mild formula - skin neutral pH
For frequent use
Well interestingly enough there are no directions for use given on the bottle. I assume in that case it's a rub on the hair job and rinse off but me I leave it a couple of minutes on my hair or if I'm in the bath and with time to pamper myself I will leave it as long as I choose (which can be over an over an hour if I'm in a lazy mood lol).
I wash my hair with shampoo a couple of times and well rinse it after thoroughly. I then gently comb my hair through and gently ring out excess moisture. I then squeeze some of the white glossy liquid into my hands.
Even though I have long hair (past shoulder length) I really do find I don't need more than a 10p sized blob amount of this rather creamy and fruity, fresh liquid which isn't runny but isn't stiff either. It smells really rich and fruity but well blended and none distinctive.
I then gently run in through my hair from root to the ends and once again gently comb through to make sure it's evenly distributed throughout all of my hair.
I then leave it for as long as I wish (as I explained earlier) and what happens is the whiteness of the liquid is absorbed into the hair so it becomes invisible. It's incredibly smooth during application and not soapy and when it's on the head feels like velvet. Then I wash it out which doesn't take alot of doing as it's easily removable and then of course I dry my hair and then comb it and style as usual.
I'm left with incredibly smooth hair that people just want to touch (no matter how long I leave it on my hair to do it's job). Not only does it smell amazing (and really hold that smell for a day or so) hair looks glossy rather than shiny and incredibly healthy. It smooths and softens dry split ends a treat without upsetting my greasy roots and although hair is wonderfully soft it doesn't weigh it down with grease (the serum in it) and doesn't make it so soft hair is difficult to style. My hair just looks vibrant and alive and so comfortable to wear.
I can't vouch for the fact it's a repairing serum conditioner full stop. I would say it prevents further damage by being so kind to the hair and really coating it in something that protects it but as for repairing issues.... I doubt it. However whilst I've been using it my hair really has felt healthier and a damn sight stronger and easier to style and get to behave itself!
I really do rate these shampoo's and conditioners. So much so I have been faithful and decided to stick to this brand for a good while as the results speak for themselves and I rushed out and bought some more before I run out of it! People are actually complimenting me too on my glossy, manageable hair and me, I'll tell anyone who will listen about these marvelous products, they really are a find!
Bare in mind only to use these particular products containing serum on dry and very damaged hair though or they may give other hair-types major problems and not be suitable! Brilliant for me though and it has really tamed my awful barnet!
Nourishes dry hair /