“ Brand: Dove / Type: Hair Treatment / Subcategory: Conditioner / What it does: Repairs, „
*** Despite the image given here, this product in no way resembles OJ Simpson, although he may well use it ***
Bridging the gap
I was lucky enough recently to receive a free tube of this conditioner, and as I do suffer from dry hair I was looking forward to trying it out.
I tend to shampoo and condition my hair every other day, and use an intensive conditioner once every few weeks. This product is designed to bridge the gap between normal conditioners and intensive treatments, offering "all the benefits of a treatment at the speed of a conditioner, leaving your hair nourished, strengthened and protected from split ends".
I have naturally curly hair and although I don't use any heated stylers (I don't even use a hair dryer!), and I condition it regularly, it still gets dry at the ends. So I am always happy to try out anything that promises to smooth and moisturise my hair. Although I find that intensive conditioners do help, I often don't have the time to leave them in my hair for ages, and so this sounded great to me - offering the benefits of those treatments but you can just use it like a normal conditioner.
This comes in a white tube, and is clearly part of the Dove range, as it has the familiar logo quite prominently on it. Inside. The conditioner is very thick, and is pure white. It has a nice clean and fresh fragrance.
Having used this a lot of times now, I can say that you do not need very much of this conditioner at all - a little goes a long way and it coats the hair really nicely. I leave it in for a good few minutes as I would with any conditioner, and then wash it away.
This washes out really easily, and instantly my hair feels really silky and smooth. However conditioners always seem to have this effect on my hair in the shower, but the smoothness doesn't always translate to my hair once it's dry!
Nothing short of a miracle
But I can say that this isn't the case with this conditioner. I think it works a bit of a miracle on my hair! Even once it's dry it is soft and smooth, and definitely feels a lot more moisturised than it often does. In fact I would say that, since using this conditioner, the condition of my hair has actually improved and in general it doesn't feel as dry as it did before I started using it. For my hair, which has given my grief for as long as I can remember, this is nothing short of a miracle! The effects last too - I wash my every other day usually and even in the 'inbetween' days my hair still feels the benefits of using this conditioner.
Obviously I am a little bit in love with this product! I have used conditioners in the past that have helped to soften and moisturise my hair, but it really feels like this product has improved the overall condition of my hair. I am definitely going to by this one again and I'll be using it all the time in place of my other former favourites.
This currently costs £3.39 in Boots, which is a price I would definitely pay for a product that works this well. However I'm sure it would be on offer from time to time.
DOVE INTENSE REPAIR EXPRESS CONDITIONER
A conditioner from the special "repair intense series" of dove. This series is designed for damaged hair. If you suffer from split ends or hair that breaks down rapidly, this is a sign of damaged hair. The hair is both outside and inside damaged and therefore the special conditioner contains a repair and technology: Micro Moisture Serum. This substance nourishes the hair surface and helps the hair to repair from the root. The Special Fiber Actives penetrate deeply into the hair fibers and by restoring the hair from within. The hair is not only repaired, it is also more resistant against damage in the future.
The conditioner feels very soft and creamy and has a nice thickness, making it easy to massage into the hair without any drips coming from your hair. My hands glide through the hair and it all feels very soft. When I wash my hair out all that remains behind is softness. The comb glides through the hair but I do notice one negative of the product after washing. I have quite fine hair and it gets heavier and most annoying the hair is rather static. This is not a product I often want to use, although I certainly feel that it nourishes your hair. There is a distinct sweet smell to the product and I think it's a typical Dove scent.
The product comes in a plastic bottle which is white in color with some dark blue accents. The conditioner is turned upside down and that is naturally pleasant so even if the bottle is nearly empty the product comes out easily. All important information on the back.
A product that makes your hair in any case very soft and easy to comb. I have the idea that this conditioner nourishes your hair. The only problem I have is that it makes my hair heavier and static.
For me this product gets three stars because the disadvantages are still very annoying.
Dove Intense Repair Express Treatment Conditioner
I have been using the dove intensive repair express treatment conditioner for a couple of months now, as I have had about three small sample bottles and I have now purchase the large 108ml bottle - which is a bit of a strange amount as most conditioners are about 250ml. I have been using the dove brand for years and I really like the dove triple moisture body wash, as it smells really nice, and this conditioner smells really good too.
- Dove's description
"Dove introduces a new generation of daily conditioners - Conditioner with Mask Effect - that give internal nourishment to the hair like no other product. Enriched with a portion of mask they restore and nourish hair like a mask but work as fast as a regular conditioner."
- About the product
The conditioner comes in a squeeze tube which means that it is really easy to control how much product you dispense, so you are not wasting any. The conditioner is an off white colour and has a pearly/metallic sheen. The conditioner itself smells really nice - it smells very clean and floral, like other dove products I have tried. The conditioner also has a really smooth creamy consistency that makes it nice to apply. Some of the ingredients are as follows: lactic acid, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, glycerin, sodium sulphate - to my knowledge it does not have any/little natural ingredients.
- Using this conditioner
I have really dry hair naturally and also as a result of hair dyes, so I use this conditioner every time I wash my hair. I use about a 20 pence size amount of conditioner each time. If you had medium length or short hair then you will only need a very small amount of this conditioner. If you dispense too much product, it doesn't matter as the conditioner is very lightweight and it does not weigh my hair down at all. This conditioner is really easy to wash out and as it is washing out of my hair it makes my hair feel incredibly smooth, like silk, with absolutely no tangles at all! The only thing is when washing it out of my hair as it makes my hair feel really smooth I don't know if there is still conditioner in my hair or if it is the effects of the conditioner - so I do take a little longer to rinse my hair.
I love the results this product gives it makes my hair incredibly smooth, super soft, easier to manage (to brush through and style), it completely detangles my hair and it also makes my hair smell nice - although the scent does not last long. This conditioner is a lifesaver for me as I have really long hair which can get tangled easily and this product is just fantastic and you only need a really small amount too. This product makes brushing through my hair so much easier and it also makes straightening my hair a lot easier too - as it makes my hair smooth and detangled.
- Price and availability
I bought this product from superdrug.co.uk as it was about half price - I think I only paid about £1.65 for the conditioner at the time (which was a few weeks ago). This conditioner can also be bought from superdrug stores, boots and maybe larger supermarkets, such as Tesco or ASDA.
It smells really nice, like all dove products in my opinion
* It is easy to use and easy to wash out
* It makes my hair incredibly smooth, very soft, more manageable and it makes my hair smell nice (although this does not last very long)
* It is really cheap especially when on offer and it is quite widely available
* It does not weigh in my hair down, make my hair greasy or dry my hair out
* You only need a really small amount of product so one bottle will last a long time - especially if you have medium length or short hair
None at all in my opinion
For more information: http://www.dove.co.uk/
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