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WHAT IS IT?
Conditioner from Dove.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Wash your hair as normal and then apply the conditioner. Leave it on the hair for a minute to soak in and then rinse off.
WHAT I THINK
I like this conditioner very much and think it is effective on my hair. It has got a nice texture and even though it has been made with oil it is not greasy feeling. It is quite thin and the conditioner spreads through my hair very easy so I do not need to use very much to condition all of my long hair.
I do not like the smell of this conditioner because I think it is a bit sour and not as creamy smelling as other hair products that are made by Dove, I do not like the way the smell lingers on my hair either and sometimes after I have used this conditioner I use a specific hair spray that I know the smell will mask it.
The conditioner rinses out easy and after my hair is very soft with no knots in it. It can be brushed easy and the Dove conditioner does not make my hair hard to style. I like how shiny my hair looks after I have used this conditioner and also how healthy it looks and feels.
This Nourishing Oil Conditioner from Dove costs £1.79 for a bottle and I think that is very good value because of it being an effective conditioner.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I have been blonde now for quite a few months and of course with any hair colour it has taken its toll on my hair and although it is healthy (according to my hairdresser!) I still use products that will protect and look after my hair. I'm quite happy to try most brands and for me as long as the product works well on my hair then I am happy.
One conditioner I have been using at least twice a week since having my hair re-coloured a few weeks ago is the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner. I picked up both the conditioner and the shampoo back in October whilst they were on offer in Boots. Dove as we all know is quite a reputable brand and the products I have used mainly skincare have been great and I've read quite a lot of positive reviews so thought they were worth trying.
== The Conditioner ==
Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner is part of the Nourishing Oil product range by Dove and it features a wonderful blend of natural almond, argan and coconut oils which are rich in vitamins E and F and are also non-greasy and easily absorbed by the hair to nourish each strand from root to tip. Dove's promise is that it will leave you with "beautifully smooth, soft, shiny hair".
Dove do advise that the Nourishing Oil range is ideal for dry, damaged and frizzy hair types and that it will smooth the hair up to 100% of roughness and control frizz. This is of course all dependant on how frizzy/damaged/rough your hair is and I personally use the conditioner to help keep my blonde hair soft and supple and not straw like as some blonde hair can be prone to this.
== Packaging ==
The conditioner comes in a tall almost rectangular bottle with a flip top cap and is a very pale gold/beige metallic colour. It features the Dove logo together with product name as well as an image of a gold droplet which is meant to represent an essential oil. On the back of the bottle there is information about the conditioner as well as how to use it. Of course there is also a list of ingredients together with contact information for Dove.
== In Use ==
The conditioner is a lovely almond cream type colour and is incredibly soft and silky when you first squeeze it out of the bottle. It has a gorgeous creamy aroma which has an almost nutty hue to it which I find quite lovely. One thing that did concern me initially was because it was filled with essential oils I did wonder whether there would be a slight greasy feel to the conditioner but there wasn't at all.
Applying this conditioner is no different to any other conditioner and I simply apply to wet hair after thoroughly shampooing my hair. My hair is shoulder length and isn't the thickest but not fine either and I find that an amount about the size of a 50p piece (being generous of course!) easily goes through the whole of my hair and can be massaged in with ease. Because of the decent consistency the conditioner tends to stay put rather than drip.
I tend to leave the conditioner on for a good few minutes as I find that it leaves my hair a lot more manageable and of course my theory is the longer it is on the more it is actually doing your hair good and with all the essential oils I am therefore hoping my hair is being nourished. I find that the conditioner rinses off incredibly easily and doesn't take long at all for it to be completely washed from your hair regardless as to how long you leave it on.
I always blow dry my hair and I find that this is where I can tell a difference in my hair whether the product I have used is decent enough to help keep my hair soft and manageable as my hair naturally is quite wavy and can be prone to frizz. However, this conditioner manages to keep my hair soft and is easily styled whilst blowdrying and doesn't have that horrible frizz it can have. My hair feels incredibly soft and silky and even more so when I have straightened my hair and it looks lovely and healthy with a nice blonde sheen.
== Overall ==
I really do like this conditioner and tend to use it once a week as I find that it does keep my blonde hair looking in great condition and I am pretty sure that is down to the essential oils in the formula. My hair is left incredibly smooth and soft and definitely not straw like whatsoever! And best of all my blonde colour doesn't dull whatsoever as it really does care and protect your hair.
A definite recommendation from me especially if you do suffer with dry/damaged/frizzy hair as this does help calm it down a little whilst repairing it. A lovely conditioner which will leave its gorgeous creamy quite delectable aroma on your hair for hours after styling which is great. I can't find fault with this conditioner at all and can easily give it 5 stars.
== Product Information ==
Price: £2.65 (Superdrug Dec 2012)
Availability: Supermarkets, pharmacies etc