Personally I was not really satsfied with this product. My hair is coloured and lightened and is quite fine but a lot of it. I had heard good things about this shampoo so thought I would try it for myself. I applied the shampoo and it smelt nice and clean although i like fruity shampoo smells and this didnt have that it smelt like the soap. Anyway after rinsing out the shampoo it elt really well clenaed, so I applied the conditioner aswell. When drying my hair it looked a bit lifeless and although it looked shiny it was sjiny at the roots but then bit limp looking at the ends. I was not happy with to be honest and went back to myherbal essences which is much better for my hair. I thought this shampoo would be good because it hasbeen designed specifically for coloured hair in mind but it didnt work on mine and made it look pretty lifeless and limp.
I have been colouring my hair blonde since I was 15, as you can imagine it needs a lot of tlc when it comes to shampoo and conditioner, lol! I have always used the bodyshop shampoo and conditioner, it leaves my hair soft shiny and in really good condition, but it does not come cheap!
So when I seen this on offer, shampoo and a separate conditioner togather for one pounds ninety nine!! I picked it up and read the bottle, it was meant to nourish dry coloured hair, well I have heard of dove before, only their soaps, but I remember the add for this shampoo, the girls tried it and had lovely glossy hair, "if it worked for me imagine what it could do for you" the girl was saying. Well I was excited, I had got myself a bargain, and I had high hopes for this!
So back home, I left this in the bathroom and forgot about it. Friday night and I was heading out with the girls, time to test my new shampoo and conditioner!
I hopped in the shower and wet my hair, I took the shampoo and lathered it into my hair, I know some people don't like the smell, but I thought it was okay. I rinsed and repeated, after getting out the last of the shampoo, I felt my hair, it was dry and tangled, I started to panick!
I grabbed the conditioner and applied loads to my hair, I left it on while I shaved my legs, trying to leave it as long as possible to work.
After drying my hair, I was really dissapointed, my hair was shiney, but it was so dry it looked really unheathy!
Too late to do anything about it, I had to go out that night with dry and lifeless hair, I should have tested this when I had nowhere to go lol, needless to say anytime I try a new product, I wait till a time when I have nowhere important to go!
So overall I would say to avoid this if you have fragile hair like myself, alough my mum used the rest of this and it left her hair lovely, she has normal hair that has not been coloured, so I will give it a higher rating becouse of this, as it does work for some people.
Thanks for reading!
Dove Care and Radiance Shampoo ? Coloured Hair I got this shampoo and a conditioner as a sample from: www.dove.co.uk I thought I would try the sample before I bought any of the shampoo and conditioner because I have always thought of Dove as soap and shower gels and I didn?t know whether they would translate well into shampoos and conditioners. Well this is how I thought about Doves Shampoo and conditioner. I am writing this review on both the shampoo and conditioner because I feel they come as a package rather than apart. PACKAGING. Remember these were a sample so the packaging may vary if you buy the bottles. Both samples came in sample sachets of 10mls. The sachets were white, with a picture of the Dove Shampoo or conditioner bottle on the sachet, the bottle caps is pink. The writing on the back of the sachet is a purplely colour, and the actual sachets are of a matt colour rather than the shiny sachets you normally get. This gives overall a more expensive feel to the products. THE PRODUCTS Using the shampoo and conditioner is easy, for the shampoo you make your hair wet, put the shampoo onto your hair and then lather it up, rinse it and then repeat the procedure, there is enough in the sachet to do this. The smell of the shampoo is overwhelmingly like Dove soap, and this put me off a bit because it was a very sickly smell and soap doesn?t do a lot for my hair. To use the conditioner you need to massage the conditioner (I would suggest you use all of the sample sachet) through damp hair to the ends. It doesn?t suggest you leave the conditioner on, but I always do as I feel it makes a difference and then you rinse it out. The conditioner also smells very strongly of Dove soap, it looks like a normal conditioner and the consistency is the same, it is white in colour. After rinsing out my hair it normally feels quite silky when it is wet when I use my normal conditioner, but with Dove it didn?t and it fe
lt quite harsh. I felt it quite difficult to comb my hair when I had rinsed it out and towel dried it, this is a pain, because my hair is thick and quite long therefore it makes life a bit more difficult. When my hair was drying it also started to tangle fairly easily and I had to keep combing it. Once my hair was dry however, it felt shiny and soft, not as good as my normal shampoo and conditioner but it did stay shiny and soft until I next washed it. The only problem was that it stank of Dove soap! VERDICT Would I use it again? The answer is probably not, don?t get me wrong it was a nice shampoo and conditioner but I didn?t get me going. It certainly cleaned my hair and left it soft and shiny, but it was nearly impossible to comb my hair when it was wet and also when it was drying, this makes things painful. It is a good shampoo and conditioner but I feel that is a run of the mill type of shampoo and conditioner and I will be sticking with my normal stuff. PRICE Just a note on the price, I don?t actually know the price because they were sample sachets but I would have thought it was around the £1.50 a bottle mark. BUT don?t quote me on that! CONTACT O800 085 1548 Consumer Care, Lever Faberge Ltd, Freepost, Admail 1000 London SW1A 2XX
I am a blonde and I need to be very careful about what I do to my hair. My hair is the type of blonde that will get orange easily. To make it worse, all the iron in my water makes my hair "hard" and very difficult to style. As a result, I spend a lot of money on Sheer Blonde hair products. I have used this for a while now. Until......... One night I came home from a rodeo and I was very tired from riding my horses. I was also really grimy and my hair was all tousseled and tangled from being outside all day. I decided to jump in the shower. I suppose earlier that day my mother went shopping, because there was a new brand of shampoo and conditioner on the shower ledge. I automatically picked up my beloved, expensive, Sheer Blonde, but decided to take a look at this new brand. I picked up the bottle and found that it was a Dove product. It said that it was moisturizing and also that it nourished your hair's color. I have always liked Dove products, thier shower gel, deodorant, lotion, so I decided to give this a try. Automatically I knew I liked this product. The shampoo lathered up really well. I didn't have to use a whole handful. It also rinsed out well and left my hair really soft. I thought, "Do I even need to use the conditioner?" But I did anyway. Just the same, I only needed a small amount for the conditioner to work through my thick hair. After my nice shower, I toweled my hair and left it damp while I layed in my bed watching a movie. After a while, I noticed that I couldn't leave my hands off my hair. It was so incredibly soft!!! When it dried, it felt even better. I have now been using this product consistently. I was really apprehinsive that it wouldn't keep my blonde looking blonde, but it did. It also made my hair feel very airy and continuously soft, even after blow drying and curling. This product does everything it says it does. I love it. (My half-f
ull Sheer Blonde shampoos are still sitting in the shower).
After visiting the gym and getting all hot and sweaty, I dash home, say good bye to the hubby, who is a self employed taxi driver, then strip my clothes and climb into my shower. Of course this would be quicker if I didn't have to have the kids in the same room with me but they always seem to follow me around just when it would be easier if they didn't. Anyway on with the op, after making my hair very wet I squeeze a small amount of Dove Moisturising Milk shampoo onto the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and then apply to my hair, massaging my scalp as I move around my head. When all my hair has been covered by the rich feeling lather I take a look at my hair in the mirror opposite my shower, it looks strange all bubbly and wet. Then I have to pop my head back under the shower to rinse this is the time when I usually get it in my eyes but this doesn't seem to matter with this product as my eyes do not sting now. Rinsing is quick and easy for my hair, which is average thickness and shoulder length, it is streaked with colour so I picked the coloured hair version of this shampoo. I don't usually repeat the wash again so I didn't with this product, I just went on to using the same make conditioner. After washing my body and then rinsing my conditioner off I grab my towels (which my hubby just doesn't understand why I use two! Duh!) Wrap one round my hair and one round my body and then get myself a coffee and sit down and relax! (Yeah I wish, sorry just dreaming there, with two kids that would be impossible.) ^*^*^*^*^*^THE RESULTS^*^*^*^*^*^*^ I love the feel of my hair once it had dried, you see I hate hair dryers and do not use them at all. It feels so light, bouncy, soft and very manageable. According to the lovely Dove bottle, white with navy top, this product is dermatologically tested and has a mild formula and skin neutral pH and is for frequent use. All of this being very good
for me as I have sensitive skin and wash my hair every other day. Also this shampoo contained the ¼ moisturising milk that all Dove products contain which helps hydrate your hair without weighing it down. This product is perfect for me at the moment, it smells gorgeous, I think all dove products have similar smells. It cost me £2.59 from Safeway but having read a few other opinions recently unless I see it on special in there I think I am off to Tescos or Asdas to buy it next time. Definitely worth every penny I spent and miles better than my last horrendous experience with that Pear smelling shampoo, I would much rather pay loads of money for a decent shampoo that smells like this one than buy that cheaper horrible smelling one. I feel so much better if my hair feels good! Thoroughly recommended! ********************************************* ****UPDATE**** Having just updated my conditioner op I thought I had better add it here too, since writing the above I have found if I do not wash my hair every other day my hair feels lank which has never happened to me before so I can only assume that it is the conditioner (or shampoo or even both of them) that is doing this, for this reason I have marked it down one star. ********************************************* Thanks for reading Amanda
I bought some Dove shampoo and conditioner in Tesco?s about a month back, it was new, I hadn?t tried it so I though why not? It was on a 2 for 1 after all! When it?s normally £2.49 for 250ml it?s a fair old price but was a complete bargain and I never stick to the same shampoo, always what is on offer. I bought Dove for hair that has been coloured or highlighted they also produce others such as for fine hair or normal (whatever that is!). The bottle is much the same as any other dove product, the white container with the blue Dove logo. You really can?t miss it. It has a flip top lid which is always a bonus with a shampoo, saves faffing about with lids in the shower. The shampoo itself looks much like the Dove shower gel, which was a bit worrying! Oh no I though use the same stuff in a different bottle save on the research! I popped the shampoo on my hair and it had a the same smell as the shower gel, not flowery or strong which is good, a more natural soapy clean smell. It lathers up really well, my hair was a bit knotty but it always is until I put the conditioner on. So in true form I poured out the conditioner and had a good old wash with that. You know as soon as you start washing the conditioner out how good its going to be and I could tell straight away that my hair was virtually tangle free (this is good as I get in the shower of a morning with real bad bed hair!) Dove say that our hair is made up of 10% water so that is why the shampoo has ¼ moisturiser to stop it from dehydrating. This made me think that my hair after being blow dried would look greasy, moisturiser always makes you think of cream? what would that look like on your head? Like the contents of a chip pan I think! Dove is also pH balanced, I?m sure this is a good thing too, though I?m no scientist! Not too acidic or too alkali is as technical as I?m going to get! Dove is available in all major supermarkets and superdrug etc. As usual
every morning I whip of my turban style towel commence blow drying, it didn?t look greasy at all, great off to work I went? *****Reason Dove must be fantastic***** I got in to work at around 8.50am sat at my desk switched the PC on and said my greeting to Ben who sits opposite me at work, what did he say??? You will never guess.. Ben ?Paula?have you done something to your hair?? Me ?No, just washed it as normal?why?? **is this where he tells me I forgot to brush it or the usual cheeky comments??** Ben ?It looks really nice, like you?ve had it done? **shocked look on my face, almost fall off chair** Me ?No, just washed as usual?.ahhh yes!!! But I did use a new shampoo? Ben ?Hmm? *has now lost all interest in girlie type conversation* Later on that very same evening?? My bf was just stoking my hair as he does occasionally, he then commented on how soft it was, hmmm, there are just too many coincidences this has to be true...Dove is GREAT! I am currently using another shampoo and can?t wait to finish it so I can go back to using Dove, I will even pay the extortionate price of £2.49 for the shampoo and the same again for the conditioner. All together I would serious recommend that you at least give it a go, a really good all round shampoo, one I will stick to from now on. Thanks for reading Paula
I have no hangups about being post-middleage. Indeed there are compensations. I am content with who I am, can reflect on the past and hope that I have learned much and, since retirement, nobody tells me what to do. Not that they could before anyway. I have the wonderful choice of throwing myself into new endeavours or letting life drift on as it wills. Only two downsides come to mind as I write this. One is that, like Cassandra and with the foreknowledge of experience, I can see youngsters about to make crashing mistakes and they won't believe me. The other is that nowdays I show people photos of myself with the words, "That is how I was at 35." Why can't we gain the wisdom and confidence of age and still look the same? Why do we have the same measurements as at 25, but they have mysteriously rearranged themselves? In the old days it was "Who's that tall girl with the long dark hair?" Lately the biggest compliment I have had from an attractive man was "Doesn't Val scrub up well?" :-). But my hair hasn't got older. It is still thick but fine, although I now keep it short. It used to be so long that it would drift out of the open window of my car and I would be trapped when I wound it up. It doesn't turn heads or anything - the only styling being to wash it under the shower every day and push it around with my fingers as it dries. I know that it has turned grey - although I have never allowed myself to find out by how much. However I do take care of it. After all, one of my favourite throwaway comments is "At least I still have my teeth and my hair." I need to see it shine and the style, such as it is, to drop back into place with a flow rather than a thud. It wasn't until I asked advice from my hairdresser after reading a dooyoo op that I realised that I had been doubly lucky. I was told that I had been fortunate in being able to use Pantene 7 da
ys a week for years without seeing adverse effects. It was clearly time to try other shampoos, instead of walking past them to grab Old Faithful. Besides there hasn't been much adventure in my life lately. I don't expect to see my hair miraculously double in length or turn wonderfully curly or anything, but there should be little harm in experimentation. God! How sad has my life become recently? I have tried a few new products (thanks dooyoo people) without my hair falling out, but a few days ago succumbed to the tempting advertisements for Dove Moisturising Milk Shampoo. The pure looking white container with the blue top tells me that it is 1/4 moisturising milk which will hydrate my hair without weighing it down. I wonder about this as I was always taught that hair is "dead" and cannot be vitiminised or such. The blurb on the bottle goes on to say that my hair will be noticeably softer, more supple and shiny. It already has these qualities, but you never know. Improvement can never be a bad thing. The range covers a selection for normal, normal to greasy, dry/damaged or the one I chose, coloured hair. I paid £1.72 on offer from £2.59 at Sainsbury. Setting to one side my Clairol Herbal Essences, I began. Dove is a pleasant shampoo to use. It has a quiet unassuming perfume, the creamy whiteness of light face cream, and felt oh so soft on my fingers as I massaged it in. This was good. The lather was instant although I began to worry a little as I felt the hair thicken as if it might tangle. The Dove rinsed easily enough, although it would anyway under a shower, and I finished as usual with a little conditioner before allowing my hair to dry. Now for the result. Frankly I was disappointed. My hair is clean and came back into shape. But I had to push it back and there was a very slight "wooliness"to the touch. It looked ok and was not actually dull, but didn't have the shiny
drift to it that I am used to. After another couple of washes things have not improved. In fact I would say that my hair is beginning to lose shine as well as still being "woolly". I am stuck with it and will finish the bottle before returning to the original so ignominiously thrust into the cupboard. The Dove is acceptable if nothing else is available and very pleasant to use, but not as effective as other less expensive products. I wouldn't buy another.