Product Type: Dove hair care products
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Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner (Not the express treatment!)
Dove Nourishing Oil Care
Member Name: beautyfreak
Dove Nourishing Oil Care
Date: 28/08/12, updated on 28/08/12 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Soft, silky hair, dirt cheap, gorgeous smelling
Disadvantages: Could be a little heavy for some people
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This conditioner has to be one of the best I have ever tried and cannot recommend it enough!
I originally bought this conditioner from Superdrug about a week for a measly £1.29 as many Dove products were better than half price (and still are at the moment!). I was tempted by the express treatment conditioner, which is the one which comes in a squeezy tube which is apparently more concentrated and suitable for everyday use. However, the reviews on MUA looked very positively on the usual conditioner and gave a much lower rating for the express treatment which swayed my decision.
My first thoughts was that the 200ml bottle was a little small on the small side for an average conditioner which usually comes in at around 250ml, 400ml, 500ml or 1000ml (Tresemme I'm looking at you). It also seemed odd to me as the shampoo was 250ml and usually shampoos and conditioners contain the same amount of product? I could imagine this being annoying when running out of conditioner just before finishing the shampoo! Having such thick, long hair I usually buy larger bottles as it just works out much easier than popping into town every weekend to buy a new one. Aside from the smaller size, I really liked the packaging. It's very sleek, a sort of long triangular bottle gold detail on the lid and label. The label boasts nourishing weightless oils which revive dry, rough and frizzy hair.
HOW TO APPLY
The directions are pretty simple. In the style of the average conditioner, slop it on your hair (massage conditioner through hair), prance around in the shower for an extra few minutes (1-3) and then rinse it out. Job done! Personally with all my conditioners, and especially with the oils in this one, I usually steer clear of my roots altogether, leaving about a 4-5 inch gap from scalp and focus on applying to the rest of my hair. I also always rinse out my conditioner using the coldest water I can stand as this seals off the hair shaft and leaves it much glossier.
This conditioner is thicker than usual conditioners and a sort of yellowy cream colour. It absorbs quite quickly but it's thick consistency means that only a little is actually needed. It smells absolutely divine, probably the best smelling conditioner I've ever used... better than herbal essences! I found the intensive repair regenerating mask also has a very similar smell and texture to this.
Dove claims that this nourishing oils conditioner paired with the same shampoo can smooth up to 100% of roughness & frizz. I'm always suspicious of the "up to" part of claims, however. Ever gone to a sale that says "up to 70% off" and found one thing at 70% and the rest at 10? This is the same sort of idea. However, I do agree that my hair was much smoother so maybe the claim is my accurate than I first suspected. It really does "revive dry, rough and frizzy hair" so I am quite impressed that this has stuck to it's claims!
The ingredients in this conditioner were one the things that really excited me about using it. It is said to contain argan, coconut and almond oil, which most hair fanatics know are some of the best oils for hair care (especially coconut which is one of the few oils for hair that can penetrate the hair shaft). These oils are rich in vitamins E and F so this conditioner really should nourish the hair. Reading through the ingredients list, I am also pleased to say that the oils included are actually quite high up on the list which suggests a good concentration of them in the conditioner. On the down side however, I couldn't help but notice that dimethicone is the third highest ingredient on the list. This is a common silicone used in hair products which are known to coat the hair and can be difficult to remove. It gives the appearance of shinier hair in the short term, but in the long run can built up resulting in lank, heavy, greasy hair. To be fair though, many people don't mind silicones, and my hair personally, being so thick, doesn't really get too weighed down by them. Providing that a clarifying shampoo is used every week or two, silicones shouldn't really be a problem.
Overall, I have to say this really is a fabulous conditioner. It left my hair in wonderful condition, super soft and silky, as well as gorgeous smelling. It is a treat to use and I'm very happy with the results. The oils contained are naturally very nourishing so with long term use I'm confident hair will definitely be healthier and benefit a lot. In regards to the silicones in the product, I don't think these are a big deal if you clarify your hair often or unless you have super fine hair. On top of that, I haven't felt any build up whatsoever, and never seen a review mentioning it as a problem. I really, really enjoyed using this conditioner and cannot recommend it enough. Everyone give it a go!! At a few quid on promotion, why not?
Thank you for reading :)
Summary: Amazing conditioner, give it a go!!