The main problem behind all my personal hair woes: I have been cursed with very oily roots – I’ve tried what I can, but no matter what, I have to wash my hair every day. This is perfect for my roots, but now that I’m growing my hair out, the constant washing is taking its toll on the lengths of my highlighted/bleached hair. Lately I have noticed that my hair has been dull, brittle and increasingly susceptible to damage, despite several fairly pricey shampoo/conditioner/treatments specifically designed to prevent damage for coloured hair. So when Beauty Bulletin sent me Dove’s new Intensive Care Treatment Conditioner, I wasn’t expecting much.
I have been converted. I will definitely be repurchasing this treatment and will be trying out the rest of the range.
The first thing you notice when you open this condition is the smell: it’s a really pretty but subtle, clean fragrance. Lovely enough to make your hair smell pretty, but soft enough that it won’t interfere with your perfume.
True to its “Treatment” property, the product is thicker and creamier than your average conditioner. After massaging this through my lengths, my comb went smoothly through my hair: this product really does well as far as detangling goes, which goes a long way towards preventing breakage.
Unlike most treatments, you don’t have to wait forever before washing this product out: it’s just one minute, the same as your normal conditioner. It takes a little bit of patience to get it all out, because it is quite creamy but it’s definitely worth the effort: left in conditioner will always make my hair flat and limp.
After the first use, I already noticed a difference. My hair felt softer and smoother, with good movement and bounce. I’ve been using it almost every day since I got it (rather later than the rest of the BB girls - got to love reliable postal service...) and I’m loving the way my hair feels and looks. I’m also noticing less hair in my hair brush (and, to be kind of gross, in my shower drain), which is a good sign that my hair is stronger and having less breakage. I’ve already recommended this product to my friends, and now I’m recommending it to you, my readers (online friends!).