Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Collection Review

A day at the spa is what I always want.  Ok, so in reality, it never happens.  So, when I was asked to sample Dove's new line of hair care, I jumped at the chance.  I set Mason up with his favorite video and told my husband I was going to work.  Off the the shower I headed to carefully sample each product.

First off, Dove Damage Therapy Energize Shampoo.  This shampoo contains an advanced damage care and repair system.  It is formulated with patented MICRO MOISTURE SERUM.  This "weightless" shampoo had a nice consistency to it and it rinsed very clean.  After rinsing, I didn't feel like there was any build-up or residue left.   The grapefruit and lemongrass scent from the shampoo was so refreshing!  I instantly felt like I was at a spa!

Next I tried the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner.  This conditioner claims to weightless and contain nutri-oils to relieve dry, rough and frizzy hair.  Maybe it's me, but I have yet to find a truly weightless conditioner.  I always find the first time I use it, it seems weightless.  But, as the day wears on, my hair feels heavier and heavier.  Each time I use conditioner, there always seems to be a gradual build-up left in my hair.  That is until I tired Dove's new Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner.  This conditioner REALLY is weightless.  A small amount on my long hair was all I needed to nourish and condition my hair.  And, once I dried my hair, it was light and soft.  There was no build-up and no residue left in my hair.  I have been using this shampoo and conditioner combination for the last week and each time, I have had very happy hair.  

Also sampled was Dove Damage Therapy, Daily Treatment Conditioner.  This conditioner is to be used in place of the regular conditioner.  I find that using this once every 2 or 3 shampoos worked best for my hair.  I think of it as a special treat for my hair in between regular washings or a product to use when I have been particularly harsh on my hair.  This is another great new product from Dove.  This conditioner has 3x the nourishing power of Dove's regular conditioner.  When you squeeze the conditioner out, it has 2 ribbons of nourishing power.  The gold stripe contains weightless nurti-oils and replenishes essential nutrients without leaving a greasy feel.  The white stripe of conditioner seals cuticles to lock in nutrients and smooth frizz.

Once I dried and styled my hair, the wonderful scent of the Dove shampoo  and conditioner remained.  It was light, refreshing, and yes, weightless.  The next step was to use Dove's Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Leave In Smoothing Cream.  I am guilty of wearing pony tails, so I find that I have breakage from the elastics.  Smoothing cream usually does the trick to keep my hair under control.  Again, some of these products would leave my hair on the smoother side, but with a greasy look and sometimes feel.  This is not the look I try to go for.  I am pleased that Dove's Leave-In Smoothing Cream held up to the test of being weightless, controlling my frizz, and not leaving a greasy feel. 

The lase step of the process was testing Dove's Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum.  This product is a little thinker in consistency and is used as an instant smoother and shine boost.  You can apply this product to your hair when it is wet before drying and styling.  I used it as a finishing product to smooth and fly aways once my hair was styled.  Again, I needlessly worried that this serum would weigh my hair down, but it didn't.  It smoothed my hair perfectly without leaving my hair greasy or heavy feeling. 

I have used these products every day for the last week, and I have no build-up or residue left.  All of the products I have used rinse clean and leave my hair feeling healthy and shiny. 

Dove recently hosted a "Make Friends With Your Hair" contest for a chance to star in a Dove Hair TV ad in December.  You can visit www.dove/ to view contest submissions and watch hair tutorials featuring Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend.

Dove provided me with the items above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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