Learning to Love My Hair With DoveMonday, May 19, 2014
I was gifted with long thick beautiful red hair at an early age, however over the past couple of years my hair has changed completely. Illness and medications have meant hair loss, dullness, and dry and brittle strands. You name it, my hair has dealt it. I've gone through quite a few "moisturizing" shampoos and treatments, one of which I thought I really liked. Now I know that it just wasn't doing the job. My hair was capable of so much more.
Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a sample of Dove's new line of shampoo, conditioner and oil - The Pure Care Dry Oil * for dull, dry hair. I've been using it regularily for a few weeks and I'm ready to share my thoughts.
Let's start with packaging; the shampoo and conditioner look like your average everyday bottle and they are, but I really like them for two reasons. One, the shape. The bottle itself is ergonomically designed so that it fits into your hand really well and is easy to hold. Second, the lid. Am I the only one who has the worst time trying to open shampoo bottles? Well not with this baby. I'm not sure how but they have designed the lid so that it is incredibly easy to open, even with wet hands. In terms of the dry oil treatment, can we say gorgeous? It is actually housed in a glass bottle with a pump that seems to dispense just the right amount of product.
Now onto the product itself; all three smell awesome, a very warm nutty smell that reminds me somewhat of root beer but it is not overwhelming nor does it stick around to annoy you afterwards. The shampoo is a light translucent substance that seems to meet in the middle of an oil and a cream. It lathers really well and you don't need to use too much. It feels very clarifying on the hair but it is not at all stripping, leaving your hair feeling clean but healthy. The conditioner is also quite light but it delivers a ton of moisture. You can feel your hair soaking it up and it doesn't leave behind a greasy feeling. The dry oil is really nice also, I have always been wary of hair oils because I did not want to feel greasy, but again it is really light and it soaks right in.
Over the course of the past few weeks, I have noticed significant improvement in my hair, it is much happier, healthier and bouncier. It seems to be incredibly hydrated and it is reacting much better to all types of styling. It also feels much cleaner, I have been able to go longer without my roots becoming greasy and my dry shampoo is seeing much less action. I have been loving the dry oil as well, it is great to use as a last step in your styling routine to smooth down any frizz and add shine.
Since I started to use Dove's new line of Dry Oil* products I have fallen back in love with my hair, it is so much easier to work with and I'm not embarrassed of its condition. I cannot thank Dove enough for introducing me to this line and I really truly recommend it to anyone with similar hair concerns.
*Press Sample Provided By Dove. All Opinions Are My Own