Many of you have commented favorably on my hair lately. I was invited to participate in Dove’s “Make Friends With Your Hair” campaign. So, I received the entire line of Nourishing Oil Care products, and I’ve been testing them on my hair.
I use mostly natural products on my hair, but I’ve had such great success using the Dove sensitive skin products that I was willing to try the hair products. The new Nourishing Oil Care line was appealing, too, because it promises to address the needs of extra dry hair.
When I first tried the products, I used a combination of the shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and anti-frizz serum. The shampoo left my hair (and scalp) feeling clean, but not stripped. I wasn’t immediately fond of the conditioner because it seemingly lacked slip. Detangling my hair with the conditioner in it, though, was quite easy. I was surprised.
The leave-in conditioner was my favorite product. It made my hair feel smooth and slick, and once applied, it was so easy to comb my hair in preparation for blowing it out.
|Dove Nourishing Oil Care products and tools used to achieve look below.
After blow drying my entire head on a low-heat setting, I applied the anti-frizz serum, and blow dried the hair one more time on a higher heat setting. My hair was left shiny and smooth. I then flat-twisted my hair, went to bed, and loosed the hair in the morning to achieve the following look:
|Flat twist-out on blown-out hair using Dove Nourishing Oil Care products. The result was light and fluffy hair.
The second time I tried the products, I used a combination of the shampoo, daily treatment conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and the anti-friz serum. This time, I wanted to see what the products would do for my hair without using heat.
The Daily Treatment Conditioner worked similarly to the other conditioner. My hair didn’t feel slick and smooth, but it was a breeze to detangle. These conditioners have the consistency (really thick) of deep conditioners. So, they could possibly be more effective if I let them sit on my hair for a few minutes.
|Conditioning with Daily Treatment Conditioner. Working it through hair.
I used the leave-in conditioner to moisturize my hair, then two-strand twisted it while wet. After I completed the twists, I applied some of the serum over the twists. The next morning, I loosed the hair, and saw the following result:
|(1)Twists using leave-in and serum (2)Unraveled twists show great definition. (3-4): Fluffed out hair after further separating twists. Shiny and soft.
Pros: Overall, this is a good, low-cost (each product is under $5) line of hair products. They smell great. The products aim to nourish extra dry hair. My clear favorites are the shampoo and the leave-in conditioner. I’d surely use the leave-in conditioner again because it coaxed my hair really well, and after using it to wet set my twists, my hair had good definition and it was soft.
Cons: The hair-healthy ingredients like sweet almond oil appear near the end of the list of ingredients indicating that they are in low concentration in the products. If you’re a natural product enthusiast, these products also contain ingredients like SLS and dimethicone.
Be sure to check out the Make Friends With Your Hair Contest on facebook and vote for your favorite candidate until December 12. I voted for Brittany D because her entry was hilarious and I’d like to see the Dove professionals work with her hair. The winner will appear in the next Dove TV ad.
Disclosure: I received all of the products reviewed free of charge. No monetary compensation was received for doing this post. As always, all the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. For the review, Dove products were used exclusively.