Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Dove Product Review and Sweepstakes
This review could not have come at a better time for me! You all know that I've recently become a Lady of Leisure and that I'm looking for ways to make room in the budget. One of my guilty pleasures is buying obscenenly expensive hair products.
Gloss drops, heat protectant, mousse, hairspray. And always, always: conditioner. I am a pro at justifying the purchase of a $25 bottle of conditioner. It comes with a 1 ounce free sample! I had a bad week! Maybe if my hair is spendy and shiny my ass will look less fat!
(That trick? The less fat trick? Doesn't work.)
I've been trying to find more affordable alternatives to my favorite spendy products. I've found heat protectant spray, moisturizer, foundation, and eyeshadow. I'm still stuck on shampoo, conditioner, and mousse/root spray.
So I was really glad to receive a bottle of Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner to try out and review. I mean, affordable products can become really expensive when you try a bunch before you find a good one. And I like to rotate hair products so I need at least two or three products on the winner list.
This Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner? Is a winner.
Let me start off with the only slight negative about this conditioner: the smell. It isn't horrible but it isn't my favorite, either. I like a fresh, clean smell to my hair products and this product has a very slight perfume scent out of the bottle. However, the perfume scent was gone after I dried my hair and I was very happy with the fresh scent after that.
Otherwise, I love it!
I don't have thick hair, but I have quite a bit of it. So conditioner is tricky for me because my hair can easily become weighed down and greasy-looking. At the same time, my hair has been colored and damaged and I always blow dry and flat iron. I need a conditioner that can counteract the damage without making me look like a greaser.
A little bit goes a long way because the conditioner is pretty thick. My hair falls just below my shoulder, and a tiny bit of this conditioner left my hair looking shiny and feeling light. I've used and 4 times since I received it and it have been so happy with my hair every time. Which is fantastic considering the temperature here has been two degrees short of hades.
I will definitely add this conditioner to the rotation! It left my hair feeling smooth, looking shiny and healthy, and smelling fresh.
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