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I'm a big fan of Dove, particularly their hand and hair care range, as in addition to finding their products very affordable, I have always found them to be of a high quality as they rarely fail to disappoint. Over the past eighteen months or so I have been working my way through their different products with this review discussing their Hair Therapy Nutritive Solutions Pro-Age Conditioner.
As my just below shoulder length hair is thick and curly it is vital that I use conditioning products directly after washing, as otherwise I will end up with a mass of tangles and knots. The tips of my hair are prone to dryness and splitting, particularly as I am constantly subjecting it to home colorants and heated appliances. Consequently, I cannot use run of the mill conditioners, as I require products that are specifically designed for my hair type. Whenever I'm in a store browsing for hair care products I always find my eye being drawn to Dove due to their attractive packaging with the Pro-Age range being contained within sturdy plastic burgundy coloured bottles. The deciding factor for my purchase was that the 200 ml of conditioner contains micro moisture serum, which is intended for brittle hair.
In order to obtain maximum results from my shampoos and conditioners, I always ensure that I use those that are matching and prior to using this product I washed my hair with the shampoo from the same range. The conditioner bottle neatly sits on its flip top lid that offers a robust hinged area, which I found both easy to open and close. The fairly thick conditioner is easily dispensed where only a small amount is needed and I was well impressed with its pearly white appearance, which gave me the impression of high quality.
In addition to Dove products being of a high quality, I adore their luxurious fragrances with this conditioner reminding me of a salon product with its delicate floral tones. The conditioner is easily applied to the hair where I am able to effortlessly distribute it by combing it through with my fingers. This is always a good indication for me on the product's abilities, as I am unable to do this with poor quality products as my fingers will get caught in my hair.
The directions for use are to leave the conditioner for 1 - 3 minutes, so I choose the latter to enable the micro moisture serum to fully penetrate my hair. Dove recommend that for best results the conditioner should be used on a daily basis, but I cannot agree with this statement, particularly as I've frequently read articles written by professional stylists who claim that daily washing will cause the production of excess oils and will subsequently cause the hair to become greasy. My hair care routine is to wash on alternate days and this has suited me fine throughout my lifetime. Rinsing away the conditioner is an effortless and speedy task and there is no lingering sticky residue.
Whilst there are a huge variety of conditioners that offer very similar results, the reason I favour many of Dove's products is that the majority leave the surface of my hair feeling extra soft and silky smooth without feeling heavy. In addition I like the fact that the delicate floral aroma softly lingers in my hair for a good while afterwards. As I regularly use hair products that are specifically designed for my hair type, the tips are generally well protected although they are still prone to splitting. However, I do not believe that any hair product alone can resolve this issue as regular hair trims are necessary.
I can highly recommend Dove Hair Therapy Nutritive Solutions Pro-Age Conditioner and due to the reasons discussed above, it receives five stars from me. It generally retails at around £2.49 per bottle, but I cannot admit to ever having paid full price, as the entire Dove range can frequently be obtained at half price from stores such as Boots, Asda and Tesco. I would advise that I have previously reviewed the matching shampoo that also requires a high recommendation from me.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.