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A few years back I had short hair and due to damaging it through heating, over styling and dying it continuously, a number of products were suggested to help restore the condition of my hair as I grew it out, it is now shoulder length [thought I'd let you know:)]
The products recommended by stylist in a salon can sometimes break the bank and DOVE is a great reasonably priced product with just the most amazing results. However, I find that they have yet to reach that amazing standards with hair care, but that's just a personal opinion and mainly because I have thick hair I think they've yet to crack that particular market.
Yet I will always persist because I love buying DOVE and hoped that this brand with the 'SERUM' complex I hoped this could undo the damage.
It firstly smelt just like a traditional DOVE product and the thick consistency of the cream was still there. I worked this into my scalp, I wasn't expecting it to lift the roots or remove product build-up in a major way, as stated in various other reviews I find that you need EUCALYPTUS based products for that.
This cleansed the hair, made it look shiny and soft as you would expected however the 'INTENSE damage therapy' sadly didn't work for me. Maybe the salon professionals were right! My hair just needed that TLC that DOVE couldn't provide on this occasion.
This seems to be a little more pricey at £4.99 but it depends on where you purchase, so its best to shop around. x
The reason I bought this shampoo was because I thought I was buying the Dove Intense Care Therapy conditioner. The two are identical in shape and colour, so it was an honest mistake. However, I do like Dove products and quickly made use of the shampoo.
The shampoo is available in a dark blue bottle containing 250ml of the product. The shampoo is dermatologically tested, pH neutral and imbued with an advanced repairing serum. The shampoo is relatively viscose, although it has a tendency to run out of your palm in the shower if you do not cup it adequately. The shampoo is white and has the same slightly powdery scent that other Dove products tend to have. I usually use a small palmful of it, and found this was more than sufficient to give a good lather and work my hair up into a lather 'cap'. I left the shampoo in my hair for a minute or two before washing it out. The shampoo will wash out completely providing you hold your hair under the shower head for long enough so that the water runs clear. This means that it does not leave your hair feeling tacky, which is a feature of some cheap shampoos I loathe.
The shampoo is designed for dry and damaged hair, and as I would describe my hair as 'normal' I was concerned it would over-moisturise my hair and leave it oily. However, the effect could not have been different: my hair felt very soft and thick, and the clean scent of the shampoo pervaded for many hours after my hair had dried. The ends of my hair, which occasionally become split, felt a little less coarse, and I enjoyed the fresh feeling the shampoo left on my hair and scalp.
Normally I do not spend more than £1 on shampoos, as I believe they are mostly the same. I bought this one when it was on offer for just such a price, but even at the full retail value of £2.69 I would consider purchasing Intense Care again, and that is not something I would say of many shampoo products I have used in the past. The conditioner in this range is also superb, and those who enjoy Dove products will love this shampoo.
I wash my hair everyday so try to use good shampoos that aren't expensive to keep my hair in good condition like the Dove range...
I bought this 'Intense Care Therapy' for a pound a couple of months back when the range was on offer on Wilkinson's because I liked what I read on the bottle and it seemed perfect for my hair which is in pretty bad condition from dying and blow-drying and straightening every day :(
This blue bottle (recycle please!) says the contents have a new formula that is an advanced serum to help 'dry & damaged hair' like mine so it was definitely worth trying!
250ml of quite runny white shampoo with a quite sickly chemical fragrance that I didn't like at all, which can be used up to a year after opening...
Made by Unilever this stuff is dermatologically tested and has a mild formula that is pH neutral so it is kind and gentle to the skin.
This shampoo is designed for frequent use and you just wash in and rinse out as normal (don't get it in your eyes as it stings, lol!).
The thing I noticed about this Dove product is it isn't very soapy, there weren't many suds but I put it down to being quite thin and runny liquid rather than a thick solution.
The back of the bottle write up says its definitely for dry rough hair with severe damaged like mine, and that : 'The Advanced repairing serum in the formulation contains millions of micro particles that help repair severe accumulated damage by penetrating into the fine lines and breaks no the hair surface'.
Dove also claim that it helps prevent split ends appearing but not so in my case.
I wasn't impressed with this variety from the brand; it was too runny and smelt awful plus it didn't do much for my hair unlike some of the other stuff I've tried of theirs.
Not good so I'm only giving it one star, they need to improve on this shampoo - quick!
I recently caved in and let my friend bleach my hair, big mistake, since then my hair has been in a shocking condition, it breaks, looks and feels brittle, lacks shine and on the whole just looks bad.
Since this has happened I've been trying all the usual fixes, beer, eggs, intensive conditioners, posh shampoos and to be honest I'd just given up in the end.
I only bought this purely by chance, it was on sale in Wilkinson's for 97p so bought it along with the conditioner. The shampoo lathered up lovely, there is something quite luxurious about the way it foams, almost creamy rather than bubbly and I really like this. I also found I didn't have to use much, I have very long thick hair and normally have to use a fair bit but a little went very far, so even when its full price it will be cost effective.
I don't normally notice much from a shampoo other than it cleaning but just from the first application I could feel a difference, it just felt smoother, the shaft of my hair was all freyed and felt very coarse but I instantly felt a change.
The smell is extremely pleasant, I catch myself pulling my hair forward to have a smell and my boyfriend keeps smelling my hair so he obviously approves. My hair dried also feels better, running my hands through it, whilst I can still feel some damage from the bleach, it is softer and less coarse and just gets better with every wash.
I will definitely be seeking out more products from this range. Oh and for the record, I have forgiven my friend.
Being pregnant has took its toll on different parts of my body my head being the main one. I have tried various shampoos to wash my hair and stop my scalp from itching.
I found this was the best shampoo to help my scalp and keep my hair clean and soft.
For the first few days of using this my scalp did still itch which was due to how dry it was from using the other products but after that it was wonderful. My scalp stopped iching and flaking and was no longer red so it had healed it in a way. My hair was still clean just by using it once I didn't need 2 washes on it and this would stay clean for two days so I wasn't having to wash my hair everyday like I used to. My hair was much easier to manage and didn't seem bitty or broken even when I was blowdrying it.
The ends of my hair that were bitty were replenished and looked like new which I hadn't had for a long time due to always dying it. My hair felt sliky and soft and was much easier to style due to using this shampoo.
I would recomend this range to anyone. They do different types of shampoos for different types of hair and it is very gentle for sensitve heads. I buy mine from boots because it is under a £1 there and can collect advantage points on it. The bottle isn't very big and with two of us using it in our house it tends to last just over a week, I don't find this bad value for money because we are in the shower or bath at least once a day to be honest, and with the hot weather we have had lately more than that.
It is a great product that looks after the scalp and the hair and washes brilliantly too.
Time for another review that falls into my addiction of beauty products, although this time it's more of a necessity than a beauty product - well, unless you're Robert Pattinson of course - "I don't really see the point in washing your hair. If you don't care if your hair's clean or not then why would you wash it? It's like, I don't clean my apartment 'cause I don't care. I have my apartment for sleeping in and I have my hair for just, you know, hanging out on my head. I don't care if it's clean or not."
How very interesting...and kinda gross. Anyway, for the people who DO clean their hair, this is for you!
I first came across Dove Intense Damage Therapy Shampoo with Repairing Serum (way to come up with the longest name in history, Dove!) when I was in my local Boots stocking up on my trusty Aussie shampoo and conditioner. It's beyond me why this caught my eye, and Aussie was my holy grail and I vowed to never cheat on it (maybe I like shampoo too much...), but I was drawn to this like a pre-teen to the Disney Channel. I decided to use this for a month before reviewing it as I feel that a month would be a decent period of time to test out the effects on my hair.
Diagnosis - dry, rough hair with accumulated damage.
Dove Solution - Intense Care Therapy Shampoo. It's formula with repairing serum nourishes dry hair and helps repair damaged hair surface. It reinforces hair fibre against further damage and helps prevent split ends. Leaves hair healthy and strong from root to tip.
The shampoo comes in a tall, navy blue, curved plastic bottle, slightly different from the one in the picture above. 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" 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 info yadda yadda yadda - does anyone even read the full bottle?
Whilst in the shower exactly one month ago, I opened up my new bottle of shampoo and squirted some into my hand. The scent really did fill the room, it was the same scent that most Dove products have, the very fresh, clean, pretty scent that we all know and love. The shampoo itself was thick, but not gloopy, it seemed very luxurious and was white in colour with a slight pearl shimmer to it. Very nice. I lathered it up into my wet hair and started singing away whilst I cleaned my whole head of hair. Eventually, it was time to rinse all of the soapy bubbles out of my hair - which was a very easy task. I continued with the Dove conditioner from the same range as this (which will no doubt be reviewed tonight or tomorrow) and carried on with my shower.
Fast forward an hour to find me with my hair dryer in my bedroom, jsut having finished blow drying my hair - it felt wonderful. It was shiny, sleek and healthy looking with a wonderful scent drifting off of it. If this was a peek into the future of my hair, then I would be extremely happy.
I am slightly OCD about my shampoo, some people use shampoo to clean their hair, and that's that. I use shampoo to clean, scent and keep my hair healthy, but did it do this?
Fast forward another 720 hours (that's 30 days) and you'll find my hair is in the best condition it has ever been, so to answer the previous question, yes, it did clean, scent and keep my hair healthy.
Mild formula - pH balanced.
For frequent use.
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately.
I purchased my first 250ml bottle of this shampoo in Boots for just over £1.50 (the exact price escapes me), but you can now buy it in Asda for only £1, so I stocked up!!
- cleans hair 100%
- leaves a lovely scent
- helps repair dry and damaged hair
- leaves hair silky soft
- my brand new holy grail shampoo!!
- 100% recommended by me
Thanks for reading!
I have always trusted dove products, and most washes for my skin, including their cream hand wash, are usually from the dove range. I had however, never realised there was a shampoo created by dove.
Truth be told, I only noticed this shampoo because Tesco had an offer of 2 for £3, though once I realised it was Dove, I knew it was worth a go.
This dove intense care therapy shampoo, with repairing serum, for dry and damaged hair, comes in a blue bottle, holding 250ml. My hair tends to be oily/greasy by nature, but it does get damaged from my daily usage of my straighteners, so I felt that the added benefit of repairing serum in the shampoo, could only do my hair good.
In face, this shampoo claims to have 'advanced repairing serum.... (which) contains millions of micro particles that help repair severe accumulated damage by penetrating into the finest lines and breaks on the hair surface.' It also claims to prevent split ends from re-appearing.
When you first use the shampoo, I found you really had to squeeze the centre to push it out, but from then on the shampoo came out easily. The shampoo is white, and it doesn't take much to create a good lather in the hair. I also found that the shampoo washed out very easily, and I didn't feel that I had to keep washing to make sure my hair was clean.
After washing, I found that I could run the comb through my hair without it snagging, unlike some of the l'oreal shampoos.
So in terms of results, this Dove shampoo left my hair feeling smooth, shiny, and very soft to touch, not to mention very clean. It may be my imagination, but I do feel that the added serum in the shampoo is noticeable after drying my hair, since I feel that my hair doesn't look as damaged, but rather in great condition.
I would have no hesitation in buying this Dove shampoo again, and it has only added to my belief that dove is an extremely reliable brand.
I do love Dove products as a rule so when I spotted this new Dove shampoo (well it was new to me as I hadn't seen it before!) I simply had to try it out. What sold it to me was being told on the bottle it contains repairing serum. I use serum regularly in my styling routine and find it very beneficial to my dried out ends and frizzy mid section so my feeling on this is maybe this would really be beneficial to my hair as well as all that I usually do to tame it lol!
As depicted on the review photograph on the top of this page (for flipping once!). The bottle is sort of long and dome shaped, dark but shiny blue with a flip top integrated head to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front in white and silver writing I'm told it's Dove Intense Care Therapy Shampoo With Repairing Serum for Dry & Damaged Hair. The usual small silver Dove adorns the front too. On the back of the bottle (all in white writing this time) I'm told a bit about the product, a warning is given (don't get it in eyes and what to do if it does other than scream lol), ingredients are listed, size is stated (250ml), the recycle symbol is clearly shown, contact details for Unilver are give (the manufacturers of Dove products) and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice, simple packaging that is sleek and simple to use!
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle....
Dry, rough hair with severe accumulated damage.
Intense Care Therapy Shampoo. The Advanced repairing serum in the formulation contains millions of micro particles to help repair severe accumulated damage by penetrating into the finest hairs and breaks on the hairs surface. Prevent split ends from re-appearing.
Mild formula - Neutral PH
For frequent use....
The Shampoo Itself....
To me this shampoo smells typically Dove. Slightly fruity with a rich creamy, moisturising smell to it, it's lovely. In it's appearance it's white, glossy and has a a slight oil content to it. In the fingers it feels very luxurious and isn't runny as hell or stiff it's just simply a nice consitency.
All you need is a 5p piece sized amount (and that's on my past shoulder length hair). It lathers up very quickly and richly and white and feels so smooth and velvet like during washing the hair. It rinses out simply and it's up to you whether you wish to repeat the above process or not (I always do).
I of course do use the matching conditioner to this but what is surprising with this particular shampoo is that if desired I don't HAVE to use a conditioner if I don't want to. Hair feels glossy, knots and tangles are certainly removed from it without using conditioner. Hair feels fresh and sleek and smells absolutely gorgeous and feels very clean without squeaking. My Mum only uses the shampoo on her short hair and her hair is left feeling soft and looking smooth and trust me I don't call my Mum brillo pad head for no reason usually!
Not sure if it 'repairs' problems but I am sure it smooths my hair down giving me glossy hair and is highly cleansing leaving hair not only feeling fresh but I'm convinced that it truly is. Hair is smoothed without the life being drained out of it and me...well I can't stop stroking my own hair after using it! I simply adore it! It's brilliant for every day use and doesn't weight hair and gives life body and bounce in a natural way! It's superb! Do be warned though! Only to be used on dried out and very damaged hair as it is powerful stuff!
I bought my bottle for £2.29 in Boots but do look out for offers such as buy one get one free etc with this brand.
Contains a repairing serum to reduce split ends and breakage /